H4n - overdub over a backing track

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H4n - overdub over a backing track

Post by Laparka » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:05 pm

Dear users,

I'm fairly new to zoom and its recording devices.
I usually just find the right location in the rehearsal room, plug it in, record and send to the band members.
But for another project I need to do something specific.
If you allow me, I'll explain the background and why I need to act that way.
I assembled a band with colleagues in which all levels vary from total beginners to experienced musicians.
The drummer is a bit of a newbie and can't really record. So for songwriting we use a drum tack I write on fruity loops and explain him what he should do.

What I would like to use the drumtrack I made in fruity loops in the MTR overdub mode.
So basically the drumtrack would be my track 1, my bass the #2, the guitar #3. Then I'd like to bounce all of these together and use this mix as #1, then the second guitar as #2 and the vocals as #3.

Is it possible?

I know the bounce part is, but I haven't found a way to export the drumtrack I created (wave or mp3) as a track in the MTR record process.

Thank you very much in advance
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Re: H4n - overdub over a backing track

Post by Wulfraed » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:34 pm

Presuming you mean H4n and not the replacement H4nPro...

Manual page 35 for USB connection
Page 39 for SD card file format -- you want the MTR mode diagram
Page 52 for file naming
Page 60 for assigning files to tracks

For a single track, you need a MONO WAV file, using the same bit-depth (16/24 bit) and sample rate (44.1/48 kHz).

Note that for your bounce operation -- unless you bounce to a STEREO PAIR, all the tracks will end up basically centered on top of each other (the guitar and bass are standing on top of the drums <G> ); if bouncing to a stereo pair, you can set the panning to put the guitar and bass to the sides of the drums.
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