H5 Audio Interface Question

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H5 Audio Interface Question

Post by CharlieB » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:08 pm

I'm trying to use my H5 as an audio interface to record video's on my iphone6s. My problem is I can't get enough volume using just the two condenser mics on the Zoom. If I go much past 12db it is distorted....so I tried plugging my guitar into the xlr input and then it only records in mono. I have the zoom set for stereo record but I don't see any option in the menu to get a stereo recording when plugged into the xlr input. Can anyone help with this?
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Re: H5 Audio Interface Question

Post by Wulfraed » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:12 pm

By definition -- to get stereo requires using two inputs.

Also note the statement on page 8 of the manual -- passive guitar (common electric guitar -- high impedance) is not supported. Active guitar (one with battery pack and internal pre-amp producing line-level output) is supported.

In multi-file recording mode, you can adjust the panning of the mono file for playback. However, that probably will not apply to audio-interface mode, where you'd have to be running the 4-in/2-out interface, and post-process the recording in some DAW software to adjust panning, and capture the output of the /mix/ out as a stereo file.

Pretty much NO device will produce a stereo file directly from a mono input (any such file basically means using twice the space with no additional data -- as the other channel will be a total duplicate of the first)
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Re: H5 Audio Interface Question

Post by CharlieB » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:40 pm

Thank you...that answers that question
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