One year ago I bought the Zoom H2 as a tool for recording ambient sound. I like the 4
channel "surround" mode. After splitting the 2 stereo files I import the 4 WAV's in Apple
Soundtrack Pro and in the "real surround mode" I mix all to an AC3 File.
Lately I was
working with 2 softsynth's. I could monitor them on the 4 channels of my audio interface,
but recording was impossible. Looking at the zoom H2; it is possible to record with the 4
build-in microphones on 4 tracks but not via a line input. So I wanted to experiment with
my H2 to get that job done. I bought for 10 euro parts in the local electronic parts shop
and started the modification.
After all it is possible (I don't say easy) and it was
successfull. The microphones are working as usual; the line inputs are doing the job well.
I made a movie of the modification: http://www.vimeo.com/1725654
Nothing ventured, nothing
gained. When you don't succeed, you can always go back to the original state of the
device. 6 holes in the back is all you have to cover up. By the way; you can keep the RCA
plugs on the back. You can connect them to the stereo line in- and output of the H2.
More than knowing what's right is doing the good