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by FireAlarmPoet
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Noise
Topic: TYRANNIC HORIZON
Replies: 32
Views: 3058

Re: TYRANNIC HORIZON

That's a really good promo photo.
by FireAlarmPoet
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I've officially Left the board
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: I've officially Left the board

Harley Davidson for Wisconsin is petty accurate.
by FireAlarmPoet
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: noise videos
Replies: 13
Views: 1027

Re: noise videos

eh, why not:
by FireAlarmPoet
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Troubleshooting Zoom H4
Replies: 41
Views: 790

Re: Troubleshooting Zoom H4

Hmmm, interesting. I heard about unity gain before but never paid it any mind. I did some more research after reading your reply and found this: http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/archive/index.php/t-249646.html Meter readings going over 0dB make no sense on a digital peak reading meter. At 0dBFS, all the bi...
by FireAlarmPoet
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Troubleshooting Zoom H4
Replies: 41
Views: 790

Re: Troubleshooting Zoom H4

So, a bit of an update here, if for nothing else than to indulge myself: I ultimately didn't put any more effort into fixing the H4 and decided to just keep it for the built in mic function e.g. for field recordings, for reasons which will become apparent below. I eventually did invest in the H4N Pr...
by FireAlarmPoet
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Troubleshooting Zoom H4
Replies: 41
Views: 790

Re: Troubleshooting Zoom H4

No, both outputs. Happens regardless of the source.
by FireAlarmPoet
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Troubleshooting Zoom H4
Replies: 41
Views: 790

Re: Troubleshooting Zoom H4

Yes.
by FireAlarmPoet
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Troubleshooting Zoom H4
Replies: 41
Views: 790

Re: Troubleshooting Zoom H4

Did another teardown with no luck; found a dead earwig underneath a piece of tape, that was lovely. I'm not positive, but maybe the power supply killed it? I read an AC voltage of 20v coming out of it (9v is what the Zoom takes) but of course it worked fine for years so maybe it shit itself? But the...
by FireAlarmPoet
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Troubleshooting Zoom H4
Replies: 41
Views: 790

Re: Troubleshooting Zoom H4

Okay, because I'm an asshole I just tore my H4 apart, cleaned & reseated the dodgy switches & connectors and put it back together. Hahaha, I'm not going to lie, I was kind of hoping to goad you into looking at your own H4 and come up with a solid fix. I may still do another tear-down/reseating to s...
by FireAlarmPoet
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Troubleshooting Zoom H4
Replies: 41
Views: 790

Re: Troubleshooting Zoom H4

As I said, I tried RCA line out; it doesn't matter if it's line out, phone, aux; cd player, tape deck, cable, mixer, it's all the same result. The only constant factor is the Zoom itself. This is more and more looking like a future investment in the H4N or something comparable. I mean I could hillbi...
by FireAlarmPoet
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Troubleshooting Zoom H4
Replies: 41
Views: 790

Re: Troubleshooting Zoom H4

The malformed recordings, how were the tapes transferred to the H4? Tape machine's headphone output to H4 1/4" input? If you play the tape in your stereo, and record with on board microphones at the H4, do the malformations not occur? Yes I said before, the sample was taken from the headphone out o...
by FireAlarmPoet
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Troubleshooting Zoom H4
Replies: 41
Views: 790

Re: Troubleshooting Zoom H4

Also I'm not sure but if you take the batteries out and don't give it power it should forget whatever settings you were using and go back to defaults. Nope, it saves your settings from all the times I've used it. Plus there's no factory reset even with the firmware update. Woo-Hoo! This is looking ...
by FireAlarmPoet
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Troubleshooting Zoom H4
Replies: 41
Views: 790

Re: Troubleshooting Zoom H4

As I said I already updated the firmware and the issue persists regardless if it's a line out or phone out. Compare the following: Recording line out from dual deck (6/25/17) - no problem: http://vocaroo.com/i/s0UGIVNjONzC Recording line out from dual deck (7/17/17) - same setup, same tape, differen...
by FireAlarmPoet
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Troubleshooting Zoom H4
Replies: 41
Views: 790

Re: Troubleshooting Zoom H4 only recording half of waveform

Alright, so I found out there's no system reset. I updated the firmware successfully to v 2.40 but no dice. Discovered my wall power shuts the Zoom off if moved a certain way so I tried batteries again just to make sure it wasn't the wall power: again, no change. That does beg the question, though,...
by FireAlarmPoet
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Troubleshooting Zoom H4
Replies: 41
Views: 790

Re: Troubleshooting Zoom H4 only recording half of waveform

sounds way overdriven, input levels? The levels were set so the maximum possible reading would be -6db for each channel. Also each input gain switch was set to low so I doubt it's a levels thing. Especially since I've used these settings before without incident, and even at max levels it doesn't so...