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Re: Recording H2 @ high SPL levels
« Reply #210 on: January 19, 2008, 06:17:59 PM »
This subject is already being scrutinized in the following thread:

http://www.2090.org/zoom/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=9945

It appears that it helps setting the mic sensitivity to 'L' along with the setting the rec levels to between 70 and 85.  Let us know if it helps you.

I am going to go way beyond firmware or a hardware setting I am going to be changing the mic capsules and modifying some of the mic preamp electronics.

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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #211 on: January 20, 2008, 05:03:23 AM »
I'll try it with lower settings than 70. With 75/80 it still clips. We'll see...

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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #212 on: January 20, 2008, 06:57:32 AM »
That's the discussion that I mentioned earlier - but was too lazy to give you a link!

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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #213 on: January 24, 2008, 01:46:27 AM »
I had already tried it with 75 but yesterday I chose RL 70 but I didn't succeed :'( . The meters have been significantly below 0, so I think the analog input stage is distorting. The machine definitely needs a PAD (hello Church-Audio ;D ) or to be changed...

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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #214 on: January 24, 2008, 02:09:20 AM »
Recording heavy vehicles going up a quite steep main road near here works nicely on the "M100" setting, so I hate to think how loud this band is playing if they are overloading "L"!

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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #215 on: January 24, 2008, 03:03:39 AM »
The mics of the H2 can only stand 115dB, most studio-mics used for (closed-)micing drums have an SPL far beyond that. That's because drums (snare and cymbals as stated in this thread) alone produce peaks around >115dB and then there are 2 guitars, bass and vocals. As i mentioned the small space we're practicing in makes it more complicated.

So I'ld say this is just a normal situation for a rock band! Nothing special about it.

The Record-Level doesn't affect the analog input gain, so it's nearly useless.

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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #216 on: January 24, 2008, 11:39:55 AM »
I am getting a H2 this week and I will open it up and see if I can do some mods to it like replace the capsules with my own and build a pad for the H2 so it does not overload.

Stay tuned..

Chris


Chris--

I'm looking forward to your mods. I've got an H2 that I use almost exclusively to record West African drumming in small room settings, and i find that either it distorts in the low-mid range, or i have to be far enough away that there's too much room sound. better pres and mics that can handle the spls would be very nice for my purposes. I also notice in the Wingfield Audio sound comparisons posted today that the H2 and the Edirol don't sound as bright as the high-end Sonys. Do you think your proposed mods will have any effect on this? I may be one of your first customers if you succeed.

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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #217 on: January 29, 2008, 08:48:47 AM »
Please let us know how the mods work and if you can retrofit for others.  It might sound cool to have a cadioid/omni combo in the 4 mic mode.

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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #218 on: February 01, 2008, 01:27:29 PM »
What about the mod?

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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #219 on: February 01, 2008, 03:08:53 PM »
I am getting an H2 next week I will post my results in sometime next week.

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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #220 on: February 01, 2008, 05:22:50 PM »
Does anyone know what the unity gain is on this thing?  Is 100 equal to 0dB on a normal scale?

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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #221 on: February 02, 2008, 06:14:31 AM »
100 is accepted as being unity digital gain.

See http://www.2090.org/zoom/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=9745&start=0 for an H2 FAQ.

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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #222 on: February 06, 2008, 10:54:32 AM »
Today I'll do a 24bit Wave-Recording. Maybe this will help a little...

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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #223 on: February 12, 2008, 05:05:31 PM »
Please let us know how the mods work and if you can retrofit for others.  It might sound cool to have a cadioid/omni combo in the 4 mic mode.
I would be willing to rip the mic capsules off my H2 if I could get two working (TRUE LINE LEVEL) inputs to record 4-channel!

I am still really bummed about the low levels at which the existing line input "brickwalls."
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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #224 on: February 13, 2008, 09:59:38 AM »
I had the feeling that there's only very few distortion recording 24/44 wavs. I'll try it out again tonight.

What about the mod?

 

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