Using the Zoom Mic
Find a QUIET place to do your recording
- plug in some headphones
Step 1: Turn it on by moving the Power slider on the side to the ON position
Make sure the Input: MIC button is RED - the TOP one
- Make sure the STEREO light is on - on top part of recorder
- Place the recorder on a stable surface and DO NOT touch it during recording
Step 2: Set the Recording Level on the side of the recorder to around 60 if you are close to it. The higher you set it, the more noise it will add to the recording.
Step 3: Press Record (it will blink) - press it a second time so it is solid red (not blinking)- don't touch or move the recorder. TALK
Step 4: To stop the recording hit the Stop button (square button)
Step 5: Play back the recording by hitting the Play button - you can adjust the volume that you hear it on the left side of the recorder (don't judge the volume of your recording based on the volume of the playback)
Step 6: Re-recording - do lots of takes with different recording levels. You can splice audio chunks together later. Record moments of silence so you can add the ambient background sound if needed.
To turn OFF:
Move the Power slider to ON and hold it there for a few seconds.
Outputting to the computer
Step 1: Plug the USB cord into the recorder and computer - it will automatically turn ON
Step 2: On the right side of the recorder, press the top rolling button IN to select USB Storage
Step 3: Look on the computer's desktop and you will see a drive mounted called: H4N_SD
Step 4: Double click to open the drive and drag the files out of STEREO - FOLDER01 and save them in your folder
Step 5: Delete the audio file from the Zoom Recorder by dragging it to the trash and emptying the trash
*** Leave the Folders on the Zoom Mic
Step 6: Properly EJECT the H4N_SD drive by Command E (Mac), Remove Media Icon(PC), dragging to the TRASH or hitting the eject button