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Re: Hello and a question

Subject: Re: Hello and a question
From: "rlkramer1" rlkramer1
Date: Fri Jun 3, 2011 7:36 am ((PDT))
Thanks guys,

This page has a review of the H4N.

I'm not unhappy with the H4N.  Like I said I'm very happy with my results s=
o far.  But being new to this, and still having a week or two to decide to =
keep it or get something better, but I'm not really sure what `better' is. =
So I thought I'd ask what some of the guys on the list think.

I looked at the Sony models.  They use memory sticks and I have a lot SD ca=
rds.  Also I am a guitar player so all the `extra' stuff may actually be co=
ol.  I might be able just to take my guitar and the zoom and jam when I'm o=
ut of town on business (no need for an amp).  I think I'm going to stick wi=
th the H4N unless anyone knows any problems with it.

I don't really need phantom power w/ the ME66/K6.  The H4N will record abou=
t 30 minutes on a 1G card at 24 bit 96 kHz.  I've got it set on 16 bit 48 k=
Hz and it's good for about 2 hours on a 1G card.  I have 10 4G cards so no =
problems there.

If you'd like to hear some of the results I've had with the Zoom H4N you ca=
n find my recordings of scissor-tailed flycatcher here here.

I've used Audacity and the equalizer to remove low-level noise on all of th=
ese.  The file that says Dawn Song was actually very noisy.  There was heav=
y equipment noise, several low level hums from around the house, traffic, a=
nd an airplane.  The bird was about 40 meters away.  I used the eq to remov=
e a band of high-level noise as well. So like I said, I don't have any issu=
es with this recorder so far, I just don't want to be wishing I had stepped=
 up 6 months from now.


--- In  "ng2307" <> wrote=
> --- In  Peter Shute <pshute@> wrote:
> >
> > I'd appreciate if someone could provide a link to that page.
> Here is a noise level comparison of different recorders:
> Zoom H4n is not present - anyway if you google "zoom h4n noise floor" you=
> some useful comparison and other infos.
> Hope it helps.

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