Ah interesting. Well keep us posted.

On 1/11/2019 10:12 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
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 

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 
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 
The volume for these alert tones can be adjusted to suit your taste.

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