Can u run 2 wired lavaliere mikes into 1 zoom h4n?
Posted 05 July 2011 - 07:25 AM
Posted 05 July 2011 - 07:29 AM
Posted 05 July 2011 - 07:36 AM
I'm not 100% certain if the H4 would record it as a stereo track or as multiple mono, you'd have to consult the manual; though either could be turned to stereo, or turned to mono in an editing program.
Posted 27 July 2011 - 06:22 PM
Posted 27 July 2011 - 07:04 PM
Posted 16 December 2011 - 03:46 PM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 08:51 AM
1. A $30 Radio Shack mixer is not a professional piece of gear. You aren't just getting 'effects' for the extra money, you're getting quality components that sound better and are more rugged.
2. I always record on separate tracks if at all possible. You have more control that way. Yes, it's almost certainly going to end up as mono after post, but that is no excuse to make that decision while recording, painting everyone else down the line into a corner.
Posted 10 August 2012 - 03:30 PM
A Zoom H4N can record up to 4 channels of audio. They take the form of two stereo interleaved WAV files. One file is the on board stereo mic and the other file is the two XLR inputs. You can plug one lav mic into XLR input 1 and your second lav mic into XLR 2. Input 1 shows up as the left channel and input 2 shows up as the right. You do not have separate gain or volume controls for 1 and 2. The gain and volume controls affect both channels. Will this work? Kind of. Will it ssound good? Nope. The H4N is a lousy little recorder and far from professional. It can be useful in a pinch when you need a disposable recorder that may get blown up from recording explosions.
Nothing audio related at Radio Shack should ever be on set. Ever.
Behringer is half a step up from Radio Shack.
When a sound mixer records multiple mics and people to one channel it is because he/she knows what they are doing and they are actively mixing the microphones. They are not simply setting the level and leaving it.
And you do not want an omni mic overhead. A couple cardioid or hyprcardioid mics are more appropriate. Lav mics are typically omni but shotgun mics, VO mics, etc are very much directional.
Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:45 AM
Hi Matthew. I thought that you can set the h4n to record in mono so it records in the left and right channel for each mic that you are recording with? It's a feature called mono mix I think...?