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Old Jan 30, 2013, 09:45 AM   #1
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Zoom H4N mini jack lavalier

He everybody,

I've got the Zoom H4N so I could record with it's stereo built in microphones and an external lavalier microphone.

So I got the stuff, and the stereo microphones are working (obviously). I plugged in the lavalier in the back v(where it says "EXT MIC". And I didn't get a signal After a while I found I in "INPUT" I had to turn "PLUG-IN" to "ON".

So I figured that one out.

But it would be nice to use the stereo built in microphones AND the lavalier at the same time.

But whatever I try, when I put the lavalier mono mini jack into an XLR adapter (rode VXLR mono mini jack to XLR) or mini jack to stereo jack adapter, I don't hear anything. I've tried the different modes (stereo, 4Ch, MTR). The gains are also normal (0db), as well as recording lvl (~80).

Is there something I need to turn on? Or are the adapters faulty?
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:23 AM   #2
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You have to use the 4CH mode. An explanation of this is on page 037 of the manual. Good luck.
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I've tried the 4CH mode. I hooked up a real XLR microphone and it worked (with the phantom power on).

But it doesn't work with the mini jack lavalier microphone.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 03:31 PM   #4
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I've tried the 4CH mode. I hooked up a real XLR microphone and it worked (with the phantom power on).

But it doesn't work with the mini jack lavalier microphone.
Pick up an mini>XLR cable....I use my seinheiser G3 kit all the time and take the mini output from the receiver pack and plug xlr into the Zoom
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