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Recording Zoom H2 - 512MB or 2GB

jeremyjuicewah

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It states built in memory 512MB but in the description it states memory at least 2GB. I´d say it was fair to expect at least 2GB but I reckon it was worded to mislead you. I dont think that´s fair.
Good luck,
Mike
 

c9off

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personally I would not have been surprised, my new H4 came with a 512 card.... as SD cards are so cheap, £4 for a 2gb or just over for a 4gb if you shop around.. mine has a 16gb (over the top I know...). enjoy the zoom - it's a great bit of kit!
 

Tommy Ng

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Ok, if it is not expensive i will leave it then.

By the way, i tried to do some recording yesterday and found that the volume recorded is very low. When i exported the MP3 file to audacity or mixcraft, i couldn't see a proper "frequency graph". I was about 1 meter away from H2 when recording.

Any idea?
 

BigMartin

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If it makes you feel any better, you got your H2 about £15 cheaper than I got mine on eBay. SHould cover the cost of an SD card. ;}
 

kevgermany

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memory card - 2GB is not the limit, they'll work with SDHC card of 4GB or more, not sure how much bigger. But I think there's a single recording size limit.

recording level - can be set in the menu to automatic, or there's a slider on the side of the recorder, with lo/medium/high settings.
Easiest way to test is turn the thing on. Once it's settled down, press the record button once. This turns it onto microphone and activates the recording level meter. Set the slider, then press record again to start recording. Easy....

also make sure you're using the correct mic set. There's a front mic, back mic and you can use both together for recording in the middle of a group of musicians... The little red light in the middle of each side shows you which mic(s) are working. Could be that you had the font mic on and the recoder was pointing the wrong way...
 

Randy Hunter

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Ok, if it is not expensive i will leave it then.

By the way, i tried to do some recording yesterday and found that the volume recorded is very low. When i exported the MP3 file to audacity or mixcraft, i couldn't see a proper "frequency graph". I was about 1 meter away from H2 when recording.

Any idea?
There's a switch on the side of the H2 that allows you to set the "mic gain" to either high or low. You might experiment with that to find the best level for your situation. Also, be certain you are playing into the side where you have the mics activated- I usually activate the the 90 degree mics and place the H2 3-4 feet away. It's all about mic placement with this little device. I've used one for the past 4 years and love it, especially for rehearsals and live performances.

Randy
www.randyhunterjazz.com
Lessons page: www.beginningsax.com/Jazz Improv Lessons.htm
 

old git

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It does say lower down that it is 512Mb.
Hang on to that small one as you cannot update the H2 with the later specification memory cards.
BTW:-Last time I checked it is up to 1.81.
If you didn't get a handbook, believe it is downloadable from the Zoom site.

Apologies for being serious.
 

jonf

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Well, Tommy, I reckon you got a pretty good deal there, even with the 512 card. But I personally wouldn't have done any sort of business with a seller with feedback like that........
 

MandyH

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There's a switch on the side of the H2 that allows you to set the "mic gain" to either high or low. You might experiment with that to find the best level for your situation. Also, be certain you are playing into the side where you have the mics activated- I usually activate the the 90 degree mics and place the H2 3-4 feet away. It's all about mic placement with this little device. I've used one for the past 4 years and love it, especially for rehearsals and live performances.
also, once you've selected the right set of mics and set the mic gain to hi/med/low, when you press the record button the first time, you can play into the H2 and adjust the mic gain using the << and >> buttons, so you get about 90% deviation on the little bars at max playing volume for the instruments/piece that you are about to play. Then press the record button again and away you go.
 

kevgermany

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Hang on to that small one as you cannot update the H2 with the later specification memory cards.
Mine works perfectly with the SDHC 4GB card that was included by the supplier. And I've had it nearly a year. But the recorder is only marked SD, not SDHC. 2GB is the limit of the original SD specification.

If you didn't get a handbook, believe it is downloadable from the Zoom site.
It is. Choice of languages as well.
 
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