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Distortion with Zoom H4 as Audio I/O to computer

Hello,
I am using my Zoom H4 as an Audio I/O input to my computer and running Cubase LE. When I've been recording for about an hour and a half, I begin to have all recordings become distorted. The distortion goes in and out, but it ruins my tracks.
I've shut everything down for about half an hour, and started back up, which solved the problem. Is there anything I can do to get it to record regularly for longer than an hour or so?

Thank you,
Ryan Potter

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  • Neptunian May 11, 2008

    Hi there. Yes I have a very similar problem, namely, I get distortion or perhaps more accurately - I get "static"- sort of white noise like you are between old style tv channels with the sound up. The infuriating part is that it's an intermittent problem so it's tricky to replicate it on demand. Needless to say my musical tracks are stuffed. This has occurred in garageband and audacity. I can't get the bundled cubase LE to even recognize the H4 as an audio input. I'm using a newish Imac 2.4ghz computer. Thankyou in anticipation.

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Try using the power pack instead of batteries. Be sure to remove the batteries before using power pack, you can wreck the machine if you do not remove batteries. NEVER use the H4 on power pack while there is batteries inside.

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  • haro_boy_69 Dec 13, 2010

    When using the H4 as an audio interface power is provided via the usb.
    I've had similar issues.

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