they do not have three mics in the zoom. there are four, and a friend of mine
tells me the capsules actually sound quite good. there is a front pair, two
cardioids at 90 degrees, and a rear pair, with the cardioids at 120 degrees.
from the photos i have seen, each capsule is soldered with two wires, and my
aim is to extend these wires and connect a sound-field like microphone array -
if the capsules are really good i might make the array out of them, otherwise i
was planning to use tsb 120s, which are excellent.
there is a 2.5 volt pip available, and i think it can be switched off if needed.
of course, you can produce 5.1 out of the existing four mics without mods. as i
said, daniel courville has published a vst plug in (as far as i can tell, only
for apple) and that would be the simplest solution, especially if the capsules
turn out to be good.
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----- Original Message ----
From: Rob Danielson <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 7:32:53 PM
Subject: Re: [Nature Recordists] 5.1 mobile recording
At 9:46 AM -0800 12/10/07, umashankar wrote:
>i had not beene following this discussion but i have just purchased
>the zoom h2, and it records 4 channels using built in mics. and
>daniel courville has some apple software to convert the four
>channels into 5.1
I saw that some folks on the SurSound list are looking into ways of
inserting their own mics into the H2's circuit. I think that
Terence's mics on the Holophone HD3 are all omni-directional, but
they might be a good match for the H2 mic pre. Do you have a theory
about the array/processing Samson is using to produce the two stereo
pair tracks from the three, built-in mics? Rob D.
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