I’ve only done a small amount of testing at this stage and I plan to do more 
but at the moment both H6 and F8N with the X-Y capsule sound about the same 
which is surprising given the F8N has far more gain so I thus thought there may 
be more noise.


> On 12 Jan 2019, at 2:05 am, Hamit Campos <hamitcam...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Cool dude. Did you note any quality difference? Do you get more clarity and 
> what not?
> 
> On 1/11/2019 9:55 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
>> The capsule is very sensitive on the F8N so adjustment has to be critical it 
>> seems but that’s easily done without a problem.
>> For a standard recording - say voice - one would turn the mic level up 3 
>> quarters of the way but with the F8N halfway will be more than sufficient.
>> 
>> 
>>> On 12 Jan 2019, at 1:31 am, Hamit Campos <hamitcam...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Ah cool. How do the mics sound on the F8N? Do they sound any better then 
>>> they do on the H6? Like does 1 get more out of them?
>>> 
>>> On 1/11/2019 8:53 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
>>>> The X/Y capsule as I wanted to try and see how the line-in worked.
>>>> I need some TRS leads made up next.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>> On 11 Jan 2019, at 11:47 pm, Hamit Campos <hamitcam...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Cool dude. So which of the H6's snap off mics did you try it with? I 
>>>>> think you may have said the XY 1 but can't recall.
>>>>> 
>>>>> On 1/11/2019 3:28 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
>>>>>> Thanks for this and I did find it in the manual.
>>>>>> The manual refers to the microphone as being a convenient function for 
>>>>>> recording such things as track titles, voice memos and so on, no 
>>>>>> argument there.
>>>>>> So one can record from the Slate Microphone and perform various other 
>>>>>> tasks.
>>>>>> The manual does give direction in diagram form so that’s something else 
>>>>>> I’ll have to add to the Zoom F8N “Work Out List” <smile>.
>>>>>> I can certainly monitor the microphone which in itself is dead useful.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> On 10 Jan 2019, at 1:45 pm, Hamit Campos <hamitcam...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Don't quite know how that slate mike that's built in works but that's 
>>>>>>> what it is. It's a slate mike so you can keep in touch with the 
>>>>>>> dirrector. Remember now this is totally into movie making stuff now. 
>>>>>>> Apparently even more so than the H6.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> On 1/9/2019 9:40 PM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
>>>>>>>> I finally managed to get the Zoom F8N recorder going this morning and 
>>>>>>>> the process was easy enough though you will certainly need sighted 
>>>>>>>> assistance to start the ball rolling
>>>>>>>> The first thing that needs to be done when you turn the F8N on is to 
>>>>>>>> set the date and the time, there seems to be no way of skipping this 
>>>>>>>> step but given time and date stamping is just so useful then why not 
>>>>>>>> spend the extra seconds it takes to complete this task.
>>>>>>>> Next you will need at least 1 SD card to be inserted into one of the 2 
>>>>>>>> SD card slots on the left-hand side of the recorder.
>>>>>>>> The SD cards are immediately identifiable by the magnetic doors that 
>>>>>>>> allow easy access to each slot, the front slot with the front of the 
>>>>>>>> recorder facing you is SD 1.
>>>>>>>> You then need your sighted assistance to go through the menu system to 
>>>>>>>> SD Card and from there select Format. You then select the SD card you 
>>>>>>>> wish to format - SD Card 1 or 2 - and move to “Yes”, pressing the 
>>>>>>>> jog-dial in to start the formatting process which takes a couple of 
>>>>>>>> seconds.
>>>>>>>> So now you’re ready to record and you can monitor the microphones 
>>>>>>>> using the headphones socket which is on the right-hand side of the 
>>>>>>>> recorder and identified by the hexagonal nut at the base of the 
>>>>>>>> quarter inch headphone output jack.
>>>>>>>> The Headphone output has its own dedicated analogue control which is 
>>>>>>>> easily found on the control panel below the jog-dial and menu button.
>>>>>>>> The menu system is a ripper to use because the menu system doesn’t 
>>>>>>>> appear to wrap anywhere thus if you keep turning the jog-dial to the 
>>>>>>>> left in the main menu then you’re going to stay on the folder option 
>>>>>>>> which is the first option in the main menu so all I have to do now is 
>>>>>>>> to go through the menu system at some stage when we have more time.
>>>>>>>> I recorded some voice with the Zoom H6 X/Y capsule plugged into the 
>>>>>>>> rear of the F8n without any difficult.
>>>>>>>> There is a built-in microphone on the F8N which I wasn’t aware of.
>>>>>>>> It appears you can’t record from this so the idea must be for 
>>>>>>>> monitoring purposes.
>>>>>>>> The F8N delivers distinct tones to indicate that functions have worked 
>>>>>>>> when you press a key or an error has happened, I’ve not heard the 
>>>>>>>> battery alert tones as yet.
>>>>>>>> The volume for these alert tones can be adjusted to suit your taste.
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> 
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