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Zoom h2n for recording outdoor environment ambiance & talking
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Old 3rd December 2018, 08:01 AM   #1
CitrusLemonade is offline CitrusLemonade  Australia
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Post Zoom h2n for recording outdoor environment ambiance & talking

Hey guys so I'm looking for a budget friendly mic to use with video footage of my upcoming holiday, what I want from the mic is a quality stereo recording which picks up environmental sounds (birds, crickets, trees/grass swaying, etc..) as well as being able to record me talking toward's the mic outside.

I am thinking about the zoom h2n since it is a small budget stereo recorder with an XY configuration as well as side recording, I really like how it has such a wide pickup range. I will also be getting one of those fur wind shields designed for the h2n.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my post, I would really appreciate some thoughts since I don't have too long to order it D: Have a good one!
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Old 5th December 2018, 12:50 PM   #2
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Zoom h2n for recording outdoor environment ambiance & talking
Yes the Zoom works well. I've used the similar Tascam units more than the Zoom, but both are fine. If working outside you'll want a fuzzy "dead cat" style windscreen.
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Old 6th December 2018, 08:51 AM   #3
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Yeah, the H2n is a decent bit of kit.
Won't set the world on fire in any regard, but gets the job done. The choice between M/S and X-Y mics is a handy feature.

If mine broke or got lost, I'd probably just buy another.

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I'm just worried that Zoom doesn't provide the routine audio performance specifications. Are they hiding something? Like analog inputs that pick up background noises from the digital circuits?
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