I just purchased a H4n Zoom device and I'm trying to figure out how to use it with my Lav Mic. After plugging the Lav receiver plug into the 1/8 slot on the H4n I was hoping it would act like a external mic but it doesn't. I tried to talk on my wireless lav mic and its not picking up anything. I tap on the H4n built in mic and its apparently picking up signal from there on "Mic" INPUT mode. When I switch it over to "1 , 2" INPUT mode nothing picks up even with the internal mic. Can someone tell me what i'm doing wrong. Am I missing a setting or something?? Thanks in advance.
Time to get out the H4n operation manual.... chapter 6 explains how to use external inputs into the H4n.
The 3.5mm mic input on the back of the unit is a STEREO socket and designed for an external stereo microphone not a mono output from a radio mic, in fact it might not even work UNLESS you have a correctly made cable.
The best way is to use the XLR connections on the base of the H4n.
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