Using a Zoom H4N to record singing...

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by TheBeastman13, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. TheBeastman13 macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2012
    Is this acceptable to use the microphone of the Zoom H4N to record myself singing?

    While I know a proper mic is more suitable, the Zoom is all I have.

    Thanks for the advice.
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    The zoom's microphone is not so bad. It will work. What you need to do is experiment with placement. Try a few inches away then 12 inches. You may find you need to rig a pop filters if the zoom is very close.

    Be sure and dis-able the automatic gain control. Turn it up as high as it will go but not so high it comes close to clipping.

    Next you need to find a room where the microphone sounds good. Some time dead center in bed room work as they have enough soft furniture and being in the center keeps you away from the walls.
  3. TheBeastman13 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2012
    Thanks for the pointers, Chris.

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