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H4n . how to get it on 4 track recording

How do i get it started for 4 track recording .

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Just trying to convert a wav to an mp3 on the h4n.a little help? CANNOT get to the encode screen.thanksWill225 772 2356

open up the battery door. Make sure that the switch it is not set to "stamina mode". This disables many main menu options

Jan 25, 2014 | Samson Technology Zoom H4n Handy Recorder

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I have a zoom h4n. I can't get anything but low record levels. I have tried manual and automatic level control. The manual says I should select auto rec and then select start lvl, but when I select auto...

I use an earlier model but try:

Press the "red" light on the correct channel you are using for input. that will bring up the dialog to set input level. the +/- level set is on the same side of the device as the menu wheel.
You need to be in 4CH mode for the external lights to be on

Dec 03, 2017 | Samson Technology Zoom H4N Handy Digital...

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Zoom h4n won't connect as mic via USB

What I figured out - simple. Plug your usb cable all the way in. That's it. Did I guess it? ;)

Apr 12, 2012 | Zoom H4 Handy Recorder

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Can't get order form for below item

The zoom H4 is out of production. You can get its successor the Zoom H4n here:

Jul 17, 2011 | Zoom H4 Handy Recorder

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Line in audio from external source i.e. blu ray, or Mac always using xlr in's, records over modulated. Even when using comp or limit general setting. Do I need to use a pad to knock the signal down?

Yes, you need to pad it down. This recorder is likely to accept around a -50 Db and the other sources you mentioned are probably +4 Db. Using a limiter and compressors will result in distortion as your inputs exceed the range those can handle. I would use about a 40 Db pad trial to start. That is a voltage ratio of 1:100. Make yourself a voltage divider with say a 100K and a 1K putting the inout across the series combination and taking the out to the recorder across the 1K.

May 04, 2011 | Samson Technology Zoom H4n Handy Recorder

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I am trying to record in multi track mode-want to know how to record for example vocals on track one then without erasing the vocals add for example harmony or guitar so i get two things on one track. At...

How multitrack recording works is assigning each recording to a different track. A way around this is to record the vocals to track one, then your harmony to track two. Save that as a single recording, or mixdown, then open that saved mixdown to track one. You may need to be connected to a computer to do this.

I use the same technique when using Cool Edit Pro (outdated, yes, but I've been using it for 4 years, and I know most of the ins and outs), especially on the guitar tracks, where for studio sound, you've gotta use 4 total tracks. Putting two tracks together frees up your processor, and uses less in the way of effects, as well.

Hope that helps!

Feb 07, 2011 | Samson Technology Zoom H4n Handy Recorder

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Maybe stupid it possible to record 8 separate mono tracks on this thing? I cannot seem to select only track 5, 6, 7, or 8. When I try to record onto 5, for example, it is impossible to not...

I believe you have to adjust the levels DURING the bounce operation... I don't think you can do that after.

I would consider using a computer based editing program to handle more than 4 tracks...

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When I turn on my Zoom H4n, it says "no card" even though I have a card in it. Why is this? How can I fix this problem?

My zoom h4 will not turn on at all....not with new batteries or the AC adapter.....any suggestions? Worked fine last time used.

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