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Re: Zoom H4-N vs. Tascam DR-40

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Paul KagawaRe: Zoom H4-N vs. Tascam DR-40
by on May 21, 2012 at 3:34:02 am

I've used both and like some things about the Tascam, especially the the line/mic switch, the locking XLRs, and light weight. One problem with the Zoom is that the mic inputs are very sensitive, and I've had several occasions where the audio from a mixing board distorted because I couldn't lower the input enough. I thought the Tascam would be a good solution because it has a mic/line input switch to attenuate the signal.

But I ran into a separate problem with sync drift on the Tascam after an hour of recording. You can see the details here:

So I still use the Zoom, but run the signal through a Shure portable mixer first so I can get a real mic level output to the Zoom.

Hope that helps

--Paul Kagawa

twitter: @paulkagawa

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