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Trouble with ZOOM H6

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by simondixgaard, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. simondixgaard

    simondixgaard Member


    I hope one of you can help me out on this one.

    I was on a documentary set, where I work as a photographer AND sound guy.
    I used Zoom H6, so that I could have 4 microports. I only needed 2 that day.
    I was recording and hearing everything perfect through headphones, but after an hour or so I looked at the display and it was all black. Like it was turned off! But I could still hear everything perfectly.

    I checked everything the moment I got home, and realized the duration of the Zoom being black was also without any recording.

    Does anyone know what I might did wrong? And does anybody know if there is an option so you can hear sound through headphones ONLY while it's reacording.

    Thansk a lot!!

  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Welcome to Recording.Org!

    You can set the H6 display to turn off after 30 seconds of no activity on the controls, but this only operates when on battery power and in any case does not affect what is being recorded.

    So - a few questions:
    Were you using 48V phantom power for the microphones? Was the H6 mains or battery powered throughout the session? Did you specifically select just two XLR channels for recording? Was the spare capacity on the SD card large enough to hold "an hour or so" of recorded data at whatever format you selected?

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