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    Zoom H2n with Mid Side


    Due in September

    http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=2080

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    I'm so buying that. My older H2 is finally starting to act up, so this time I even have a good reason

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    Yes, it is a little too conspicuous looking, but it looks like it might be just small enough still to fit in a (largish) shirt pocket, unlike the H4N of course.

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    I havent either. I always set levels manually (I do use the LF filter though, almost always)
    The MS thing is pretty neat, I do use that pattern from time to time. Already familiar with the surround modes. From the demo it looks as though they are doing MS and XY simultaneously, according to what the meters are showing anyway. WHich is weird because I would have assumed the following:

    4 mics for either Quad/Surround or Simulated OMNI for MS. and one Mic for Figure8 to complete MS.

    One thing I wish Samson/Zoom would do is license (or buy outright) the company which makes the surround multi-plexer software (http://www.vortexzoom.com/) The surround encoder is always going to cost due to DTS/Dolby licenses.

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    Since recently I have Sony pcm-D50, but I still like my zoom H2.
    Curious what really has changed inside.

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    Curious what really has changed inside

    And me.

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    For anyone with either the H2 or the H2n; how are the internal mikes in general when compared to each other? I would be using them for more ambient / nature style recordings, such as a loud rainstorm? I'm big into M/S processing but unfortunately do not have any hardware mics that can leave the studio, so the H2n is definately looking nice, but there are awesome deals for the regular H2.
    After checking through the search function for each recorder, I'm leaning harder towards the regular H2, the quality sounds awesome with the noise level being minimal / editable (a good example is located here: http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=48412 ) Any thoughts?
    Thank you very much!

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    Manual available now if anyone is interested.

    http://www.zoom.co.jp/download/E_H2n.pdf

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    H2 isn't impressive for rain recording. Too much distortion on highs (rain versus forrest for example). Yet I like it for nature recordings in general, because of the way, how the hiss is filtered internally.

    There is one interesting thing I found between my sony PCM-D50 and Zoom H2. Because of the "quality limitations" of low-priced zoom - there are certain situations when zoom gets better ambiance recording than sony. Sony is more sensitive, captures very detailed and warm sound, and so on, but sometimes - environmental accustics is affected by objects like cement concrete (dissonant reverbs). Then - zoom can perform better, capturing just "blended soundscape" (with no deep details), which sounds generally good and not affected.

    Yet I would recommend sony for nature recordings.
    Soon we will see what is the difference between H2 and H2n.

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