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Three cheers for Zoom build quality!

Postby Mike Stranks » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:27 pm

Briefly:

Location recording tonight; 5 mics straight into my Zoom F4 - I have the 2-mic add-on unit.
All set up; levels checked; chatting to a friend between rehearsal and concert when suddenly the F4 shoots backwards and hits a stone floor from a height of 1m+ :shock:

Although the mic cables were routed well away from footfall, seems like someone managed somehow to yank a mic cable...

Heart in mouth, rescued the Zoom. All seems fine; concert recorded satisfactorily.

Phew!
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Re: Three cheers for Zoom build quality!

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:50 pm

:o :shock:

Phew!
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Re: Three cheers for Zoom build quality!

Postby blinddrew » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:53 pm

Ouch! I guess it's situations like that when you're glad you chose an F4 over an H6. :)
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Re: Three cheers for Zoom build quality!

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:03 am

Is it me or has your avatar suddenly acquired a few worry lines there ... Anyway very glad that ended well.

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Re: Three cheers for Zoom build quality!

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:13 am

The moral is probably to always leave generous loops of cable on the floor below the recorder! :lol:
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Re: Three cheers for Zoom build quality!

Postby Mike Stranks » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:30 am

Suspicion now falls on someone who was fiddling with lighting mains cables. 'Tidying' them by pulling through... only thing was it wasn't a mains cable. 'Twas one o' my mic cables...

I shan't say anything... another friend who would be aghast. But lesson learnt by me...
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Re: Three cheers for Zoom build quality!

Postby zenguitar » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:55 am

Well, that's a novel way to bounce to stereo ;)

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Re: Three cheers for Zoom build quality!

Postby Mike Stranks » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:46 am

Now I've had a quick listen and proto-mix it's not too bad a recording... considering I had to use an unorthodox miking arrangement.
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Re: Three cheers for Zoom build quality!

Postby Wonks » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:19 am

Mike Stranks wrote:Now I've had a quick listen and proto-mix it's not too bad a recording... considering I had to use an unorthodox miking arrangement.

With one shoved up a lampie's a**e? :D
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