Operation Manual
© 2013 ZOOM CORPORATION
Reproduction of this manual in whole or in part
by any means without permission is prohibited.
Usage and safety precautions
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
In this operation manual, symbols are used to
highlight warnings and cautions that you must
read to prevent accidents. The meanings of
these symbols are as follows.
Something that could cause serious
Warning injury or death
Usage and safety precautions
Something that could cause injury
Caution or damage to the equipment
Other symbols used
An action that is mandatory
An action that is prohibited
Warnings
Operation using an AC adapter
Use only a ZOOM AD-17 AC adapter (sold
separately) with this unit.
Do not do anything that could exceed the
ratings of outlets and other electrical wiring equipment.
Do not use with power other than AC
100V. Before using the equipment in a foreign country or other region with a power
voltage other than AC100V, always consult
with a shop that carries ZOOM products
and use the appropriate AC adapter.
Operation using batteries
Use 4 conventional 1.5-volt AA batteries
(alkaline or nickel-metal hydride).
Read battery warning labels carefully.
Always close the battery compartment
cover when using the unit.
Alterations
02
Do not open the case or modify the
product.
Precautions
Product handling
Do not drop, bump or apply excessive
force to the unit.
Be careful not to allow foreign objects or
liquids enter the unit.
Operating environment
Do not use in extremely high or low
temperatures.
Do not use near heaters, stoves and other
heat sources.
Do not use in very high humidity or where
it could be splashed by water.
Do not use in places with frequent
vibrations.
Do not use in places with much dust or
sand.
AC adapter handling
When disconnecting the power plug from
an outlet, always hold the plug when
pulling.
Disconnect the power plug from the outlet during lightning storms and when not
using the unit for a long time.
Battery handling
Install the batteries with the correct
+/− orientation.
Use a specified battery type. Do not mix
new and old batteries or different brands
or types at the same time.
When not using the unit for an extended
period of time, remove the batteries.
If a battery leak should occur, wipe the
battery compartment and the battery terminals carefully to remove all residue.
Mics
Before connecting a mic, always turn the
power off. Do not use excessive force
when connecting a unit
When not using a mic for a long time, put
the protective cap on.
Connection cables and input/output jacks
Always turn the power OFF for all equipment before connecting any cables.
Always disconnect all connection cables
and the AC adapter before moving the
unit.
Volume
Do not use at a loud volume for a long
time.
Usage Precautions
Interference with other electrical equipment
has been
In consideration of safety, the
designed to minimize its emission of electromagnetic waves and to suppress interference
from external electromagnetic waves. However,
equipment that is very susceptible to interference or that emits powerful electromagnetic
waves could result in interference if placed
and the
nearby. If this occurs, place the
other device farther apart.
With any type of electronic device that uses digital control, including the
, electromagnetic
interference could cause malfunction, corrupt
or destroy data and result in other unexpected
trouble. Always use caution.
Cleaning
Use a soft cloth to clean the exterior of the
unit if it becomes dirty. If necessary, use a
damp cloth that has been wrung out well.
Never use abrasive cleansers, wax or solvents
such as alcohol, benzene or paint thinner.
Breakdown and malfunction
If the unit becomes broken or malfunctions,
immediately disconnect the AC adapter, turn
the power OFF and disconnect other cables.
Contact the store where you bought the unit
or ZOOM service with the following information: product model, serial number and specific symptoms of breakdown or malfunction,
along with your name, address and telephone
number.
Copyrights
Windows®, Windows® 8, Windows® 7,
Windows Vista® and Windows® XP are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation.
Macintosh, Mac OS and iPad are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
Th e S D, S D H C a n d S D XC l o g o s a r e
trademarks.
The use of MPEG Layer-3 audio compression technology is licensed from Fraunhofer
IIS and Sisvel SpA.
All other product names, trademarks and
company names in this document are the
property of their respective owners.
Note: All trademarks and registered trademarks in this document are for identification
purposes only and are not intended to infringe
on the copyrights of their respective owners.
Recording for any purpose other than personal
use from copyrighted sources, including CDs,
records, tapes, live performances, video works
and broadcasts, without permission of the
copyright holder is prohibited by law.
Zoom Corporation will not assume any responsibility related to infringements of copyrights.
H6 Handy Recorder
Introduction
Thank you very much for purchasing a ZOOM
Recorder. The
has the following features.
Handy
Stereo mics can be changed according to use
Record up to 6 track at once
In addition to the swappable stereo mic (L/R input), the main
unit has 4 XLR/TRS inputs (Inputs 1–4).
Use these to simultaneously record a maximum of 6 tracks,
including ambiance, narration, a stereo image and the voices
of multiple performers, for example.
Advanced recording features
• The XY mic, which has newly-developed 14.6mm large
diaphragm mics, records the full range of frequencies with
good stereo placement.
• Using the L/R input mics, you can simultaneously record
a backup file with a recording level that is 12 dB less than
the regular recording. You can use this backup recording if
an unexpected loud noise should cause the regular recording to distort, for example.
Useful operation features
• High-capacity SDXC cards can be used as recording
media, allowing even longer recording times.
• The color LCD is positioned to be easy to read even when
mounted on an SLR camera.
• In addition to the standard headphones output, a line
output jack is built-in. This allows you to send the audio
signal to a video camera or other device while monitoring
with headphones.
is connected by USB, in addition to card
• When the
reader functions, it can be used as an audio interface
that is either 2 IN and 2 OUT or 6 IN and 2 OUT (driver
required for 6 IN use with Windows).
• Of course, a tuner, a metronome and playback speed and
pitch adjustments are included among the useful functions that are also found in other models in the H series.
• An optional remote control (wired) is also available.
Introduction
An XY mic that can record sound images with depth and an
MS mic that allows the stereo width to be adjusted freely are
included. You can switch mics according to the situation as
you would switch lenses on an SLR camera.
Options include a highly-directional shotgun mic and an
external XLR/TRS input.
• Inputs 1–4 have increased maximum gain compared to
previous models. In response to popular demand, they
have independent PAD switches that allow them to easily
handle +4dB input. They can also provide phantom power
(+12V/+24V/+48V).
• All input volume (gain) levels can be adjusted quickly by
hand using dedicated knobs.
Please read this manual carefully to fully understand the
functions of the
so that you can make the most of it for
many years. After reading the manual, please keep it with
the warranty in a safe place.
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Contents
Contents
Usage and safety precautions ............................... 02
Introduction ............................................................ 03
Contents .................................................................. 04
Included items ........................................................ 05
Names of parts ...................................................... 06
Mic overview ......................................................... 08
XY mic .................................................................. 08
MS mic ................................................................. 08
Connecting and disconnecting mics .................... 09
Mic connection .................................................. 09
Mic disconnection ............................................. 09
Connecting mics/other devices to Inputs 1–4 ...... 10
Connecting mics .................................................. 10
Connecting instruments/other devices.............. 10
Stereo inputs ....................................................... 10
Connection examples ......................................... 11
Optional accessories ............................................. 12
Display overview .................................................... 14
Home/Recording Screen .................................... 14
Playback Screen .................................................. 15
Preparations
Supplying power ................................................... 16
Using batteries .................................................... 16
Using an AC adapter (sold separately) ............. 17
Loading an SD card ................................................ 18
Turning the power on and off................................ 19
Turning the power on.......................................... 19
Turning the power off ......................................... 19
Using the hold function ......................................... 20
Activating the hold function ............................... 20
Deactivating the hold function ........................... 20
Setting the language .............................................. 21
Setting the date and time ...................................... 22
Setting the type of battery used ............................ 23
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Recording
Recording process.................................................. 24
Folder and file structure......................................... 25
Basic recording ....................................................... 26
Selecting the folder where projects are saved .... 28
Recording automatically ........................................ 29
Pre-recording .......................................................... 31
Counting in before recording ................................ 32
Adjusting the side mic level .................................. 33
Backup recording ................................................... 34
Overdubbing ........................................................... 35
Playback
Basic playback ........................................................ 38
Select the playback project from the list .............. 40
Changing the playback speed ............................... 41
Repeat playback of a set interval (AB repeat) ...... 42
Changing the playback mode ................................ 44
Changing the playback pitch (key) ........................ 45
Mixing ..................................................................... 46
Checking/editing projects/files
Checking project information ................................ 48
Checking track marks ............................................. 49
Changing project names ........................................ 50
Mixing down a project ........................................... 52
Normalizing tracks ................................................. 54
Dividing projects .................................................... 56
Trimming project beginnings and ends ............... 58
Deleting one project ............................................... 60
Deleting all projects in a folder ............................. 61
Rebuilding a project ............................................... 62
Recording a project voice memo .......................... 63
Playing backup files ............................................... 64
USB functions
Data exchange with computers (card reader)...... 66
Using as an audio interface ................................... 68
Audio interface settings ......................................... 70
Making direct monitoring settings ..................... 70
Using Loop Back (in stereo mix mode) ............. 71
Mixing the inputs ................................................ 72
Tools
Using the tuner ....................................................... 74
Using the metronome ............................................ 76
Other settings
Reducing noise (low cut filter) .............................. 78
Using the input compressor/limiter ...................... 79
Adjusting the input signal monitoring mix .......... 80
Monitoring MS-RAW signals ................................. 82
Setting the recording format ................................. 83
Changing automatic recording settings ............... 84
Enabling automatic stopping ............................ 85
Setting how projects are named ........................... 86
Changing the phantom power setting.................. 87
Using plug-in power .............................................. 88
Using VU meters to check input levels ................. 89
Setting the display to save power ........................ 90
Adjusting the display brightness .......................... 91
Checking the firmware versions............................ 92
Restoring the default settings ............................... 93
Other functions
Checking SD card open space ............................... 94
Formatting SD cards .............................................. 95
Testing SD card performance ................................ 96
Updating the firmware........................................... 98
Using SD cards from older H series recorders .... 99
Using a remote control (sold separately) ........... 100
Troubleshooting ................................................... 101
Specifications ....................................................... 102
H6 Handy Recorder
Included items
The package should contain the following items.
Please confirm that they have all been included.
Included items
4 AA batteries
(for unit testing)
XY mic
Main unit case
SD card
main unit
MS mic
USB cable
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Names of parts
Left
Front
XY mic
MS mic
Names of parts
Input volume L/R
(Swappable)
Input 1
Input volume 1
Input volume 3
PAD switches (1–4)
Input 2
Input volume 2
Track buttons and
indicators
(L, R, 1–4)
SD card slot
Input volume 4
Play/pause button
& indicator
Record button
Stop button
& indicator
VOLUME button
PHONE jack
POWER/HOLD switch
Display
Back button Forward button
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H6 Handy Recorder
Right (back)
Bottom
REMOTE jack (remote control sold separately)
MIC/LINE input jack
(supports plug-in power)
Names of parts
LINE OUT jack
Input 3
Speaker (back)
Input 4
Strap holes
(can also be used with camera straps)
Scroll button
Up and down
Select menu items
Press: Confirm menu
selection
MENU button
Press:
Open menu,
Return to last screen
USB jack
XLR
TRS
Battery cover (back)
2
1
TIP: HOT
1: GND
RING: COLD
2: HOT
3
3: COLD
SLEEVE: GND
07
Mic overview
The
includes XY and MS mics. These mics can be swapped according to your need.
A shotgun mic (SGH-6) and an external XLR/TRS input (EXH-6) are also available as optional accessories. (
The input from these mics (L/R input) is recorded on the L/R tracks.
P.12)
XY mic
Mic overview
This has two crossing directional mics.
By rotating the mics, you can switch the width of the recording field between 90° and 120°.
L
R
90°
L
R
120°
MS mic
This mic combines a unidirectional mid mic that captures
sound from the center with a bidirectional side mic that captures sound from the left and right.
By adjusting the side mic level, you can change the stereo
width as you like. If you record in MS-RAW mode, you can
adjust the side mic level after recording to change the stereo
width.
Mid mic
L
R
Mid mic
Side mic
Features:
Newly-developed large diaphragm mics enable low and
high frequencies to be recorded with good stereo placement
while sounds in the center are captured clearly.
This mic is ideal for recording at close and medium ranges
when aimed at specific sound sources to capture a three-dimensional sound with natural depth and width.
Use examples: solo performances, chamber music, live
rehearsals, field recording
08
NOTE
The XY mic has a MIC/LINE input jack that can be used to connect
an external mic or line-level device. This jack can also provide
plug-in power to mics that use it. ( P.88)
Side mic level
Features:
This mic can capture a wide and detailed stereo image,
making it ideal for recording wide open spaces with multiple
sound sources.
With the side mic off it can also be used for mono recording.
Use examples: orchestras, live concerts, soundscapes
Use examples with side mic off: interviews, narrations,
meetings
H6 Handy Recorder
Connecting and disconnecting mics
Mic connection
1.
Remove the protective caps from the
Mic disconnection
main unit
and the mic.
While pressing the buttons on the sides of the mic,
pull it out of the main unit.
While pressing the buttons on the sides of the mic,
connect it to the main unit, inserting the
connector completely.
NOTE
• When disconnecting a mic, do not use too much force.
Doing so could damage the mic or the main unit.
• Recording will stop if a mic is removed during recording.
• If a mic will not be attached for a long time, put on the
protective cap.
Connecting and disconnecting mics
2.
1.
09
Connecting mics/other devices to Inputs 1–4
In addition to the input (L/R) from an XY or MS mic, the
also has Inputs 1–4.
These can be used together to record up to six tracks at one time.
Mics, instruments and other equipment can be connected to Inputs 1–4 and recorded independently to tracks 1–4.
Connecting instruments/other devices
Connecting mics/other devices to Inputs 1–4
L/R inputs
Input 1
Input 3
Stereo inputs
PAD switch
Input 2
Input 4
Connecting mics
Connect dynamic mics and condenser mics to the Input 1–4
XLR jacks.
Phantom power (+12V/+24V/+48V) can be supplied to condenser mics. ( P.87)
10
Connect keyboards and mixers directly to the Input 1–4 TRS
jacks.
Direct input of passive guitars and basses is not supported.
Connect these instruments through a mixer or effects device,
for example.
Set the PAD switch to −20 when connecting a mixer or other
device with a standard output level of +4dB.
By linking tracks 1 and 2 (or tracks 3 and 4) as a stereo tracks,
Inputs 1/2 (or Inputs 3/4) can be used for stereo input. (
P.26)
In this case, Input 1 (Input 3) becomes the left channel and
Input 2 (Input 4) becomes the right channel.
H6 Handy Recorder
Concert recording
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allows you to record in a variety of configurations.
While filming
Connecting mics/other devices to Inputs 1–4
Connection examples
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Shotgun mic
Lapel mic
L/R
L/R
1
3
2
4
PA mixer
1
3
2
4
Lapel mic
Ambient mic
Ambient mic
Ambient mic
Ambient mic
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Optional accessories
The following optional accessories are available for use with the
Shotgun mic attachment (SGH-6)
Optional accessories
12
.
External XLR/TRS input (EXH-6)
Use instead of a stereo mic to give the
TRS input jacks (L/R input).
• This does not support phantom power.
This highly-directional mic is great for capturing monophonic sound from a specific location. Use it in place of an
stereo mic.
• This mic records to the L/R track in mono.
two more XLR/
H6 Handy Recorder
Accessory pack (APH-6)
AC adapter (AD-17)
This accessory pack includes the following 3 items: a remote
control, a hairy windscreen and an AC adapter.
. ConThis AC adapter is designed for use with the
nect it to the USB jack using a USB cable and plug it into
an outlet.
Remote control (RCH-6)
.
Optional accessories
This is a wired remote control for use with the
Connect it to the REMOTE jack.
Hairy windscreen
This windscreen can be used with both the XY and MS
mics.
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Display overview
Home/Recording Screen
Name of project that
will play when the
button is pressed
Status icon
Recording time
Stopped
Battery charge indicator
Full
(when recording, name of
project being recorded)
Display overview
Recording
Empty
Paused
Folder name
Monitoring volume
(Monitoring mixer
Pan sliders
(Monitoring mixer
Low cut indicator (
P.78)
Compressor/limiter indicator (
P.79)
Phantom power indicator (
P.87)
Level meter
(Recording input level)
Tracks 1–4
L/R track
(Name of connected
mic unit shown)
Recording format
(When using as an audio interface,
computer or iPad setting shown)
Auto record
( P.29)
Phantom power voltage
( P.87)
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P.80)
P.80)
SD card icon and remaining
recording time
H6 Handy Recorder
Playback Screen
Status icon
Playing back
Playback time
Battery charge indicator
Paused
Name of project playing back
Pan sliders
Display overview
Folder name
Playback volume
Level meter
(playback level)
Pitch control
Tracks 1–4
L/R track
(Name of connected
mic unit shown)
Playback format
Playback speed
( P.41)
A-B repeat ( P.42)
(Shown when A and B points set)
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Preparations
Supplying power
Using batteries
1.
Turn the power off and then remove the battery
cover.
Supplying power
16
Open while
pushing up
2.
Install the batteries.
3.
Replace the battery cover.
NOTE
• Use alkaline batteries or nickelmetal hydride batteries.
• If the battery indicator becomes
empty, turn the power off immediately and install new batteries.
• Set the type of battery being
used. ( P.23)
H6 Handy Recorder
1.
Connect a USB cable to the USB jack.
2.
Plug the adapter into
Supplying power
an outlet.
Preparations
Using an AC adapter (sold separately)
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Preparations
Loading an SD card
1.
Turn the power off and then open the SD card slot
cover.
2.
Insert the card in the slot.
Loading an SD card
To eject an SD card:
Push the card further into the slot and then pull it out.
SD card slot in
center of left side
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NOTE
• Always turn the power off before inserting or removing an
SD card.
Inserting or removing a card while the power is on could
result in data loss.
• When inserting an SD card, be sure to insert the correct
end with the top side up as shown.
• When an SD card is not loaded, recording and playback
are not possible.
• See “Formatting SD cards”. ( P.95)
H6 Handy Recorder
Turning the power on
Slide
to the right.
Slide
to the right.
NOTE
Keep holding the switch to the right until the ZOOM logo
appears.
Turning the power on and off
NOTE
• The first time you turn the power on after purchase, you
must set the language ( P.21) and date/time ( P.22). You
can also change these settings later.
• If “No SD Card!” appears on the display, confirm that the
SD card is inserted properly.
• If “Card Protected!” appears on the display, the SD card
write-protection is enabled. Slide the lock switch on the
SD card to disable write-protection.
• If “Invalid Card!” appears on the display, the card is not
correctly formatted for use with this recorder. Format the
card or use a different card. See “Formatting SD cards”. (
P.95)
Turning the power off
Preparations
Turning the power on and off
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Preparations
Using the hold function
The
has a hold function that can be used to disable the buttons in order to prevent accidental operation during recording.
Activating the hold function
Slide
Using the hold function
20
to the left.
NOTE
The hold function does not affect the remote control (sold
separately). Even when hold is active, the remote can still
be used.
Deactivating the hold function
Slide
to the center.
H6 Handy Recorder
The language shown on the display can be set to English or Japanese.
Press
.
2.
Use
to
Setting the language
1.
select “LANGUAGE”,
and press
3.
Use
Preparations
Setting the language*
.
to select
the language,
and press
.
*The first time you turn the power on after purchase, you
must set the language and date/time.
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Preparations
Setting the date and time*
When the date and time are set, the recorder can store accurate recording date and time information in files.
Setting the date and time
1.
Press
.
4.
2.
Use
to select
Changing settings
“SYSTEM”,
and press
3.
Use
.
.
Move cursor:
Move
up/down
Select item:
Press
then move
up/down
Confirm change: Press
to select
“Date/Time”,
and press
Set the date and time.
5.
Press
to complete the setting.
*The first time you turn the power on after purchase, you
must set the language and date/time.
22
H6 Handy Recorder
Set the type of battery used so that the amount of remaining battery charge can be shown accurately.
1.
3.
.
Use
to
select “Battery”,
Use
to select
and press
.
“SYSTEM”, and
press
.
4.
Use
to select the
type, and press
.
Setting the type of battery used
2.
Press
Preparations
Setting the type of battery used
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Recording process
Recording
The recording process includes the following steps.
With the
, a unit of recording/playback data is called a project.
Connect
Recording process
Turn power
on ( P.19)
• Connect the XY or
MS mic unit. ( P.09)
• Connect mics,
instruments and
other equipment to
Inputs 1–4. ( P.10)
1. Set the recording format (WAV/MP3).
( P.83)
• When set to MP3, a stereo mix will be recorded
regardless of the number of tracks.
• You can also make automatic recording ( P.29),
pre-recording ( P.31), backup recording
( P.34), low cut ( P.78), compressor/limiter
( P.79) and metronome ( P.76) settings,
for example.
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Prepare to
record
Record
( P.24)
Playback and
check ( P.38)
• Start recording:
• Start playback:
• Stop recording:
• Stop playback:
• You can also make
mark settings.
• Make settings as desired for
mark, AB repeat ( P.42),
playback speed ( P.41)
playback pitch ( P.45),
playback mode ( P.44), and
the project mixer ( P.46).
• Pause recording:
2. Select recording tracks (
P.26)
• Use the track buttons to select. When the selected
track indicator lights red, the input signal can be
monitored.
• Press two track buttons at the same time to use
them as a stereo track (stereo link).
Overdub
and edit
• You can overdub
( P.35), mix down
to a stereo file
( P.52) and check
project/file
information, for
example.
3. Adjust input levels
• Use the
for each input.
• Adjust so that the level meter stays in the yellow
when the loudest sound is input.
• When connecting a device with a standard output
level of +4 dB or the level stays too high for any
other reason, set the PAD switch to −20.
• You can also adjust the side mic level (when using
the MS mic unit) ( P.33) and show the VU meters
( P.89), for example.
H6 Handy Recorder
Folder and file structure
Recording
When recording with the
, the following folders and files are created on the SD card.
Root
•••••••
FOLDER01
ZOOM0001
A folder named
ZOOM0001 –
ZOOM9999 is created
for each project.
FOLDER02
ZOOM0002
Stereo file of
recorded L/R
input signals
ZOOM0002_LR.WAV
Mono file of
recorded Input 1
signal
ZOOM0002_Tr1.WAV
Stereo file of
recorded Input 3/4
signals
ZOOM0002_Tr34.WAV
L/R input backup
recording file
( P.34)
ZOOM0002_BU.WAV
ZOOM0003
First file when
recording
exceeded 2GB
ZOOM0003_LR-0001.WAV
Second file when
recording
exceeded 2GB
ZOOM0003_LR-0002.WAV
Recorded voice
memo file ( P.63)
ZOOM0003_VM.MP3
The settings file
has the same
name as the
JazzLive.hprj project name
ZOOM0004
First stereo file
recorded on the L/R
tracks
ZOOM0004_LR.WAV
FOLDER10
ZOOM0005
Folder and file structure
Select FOLDER01 – FOLDER10 as the folder
where projects will be saved ( P.28)
Recorded stereo
MP3 file ( P.83)
ZOOM0005.MP3
Additional stereo file
recorded on the 1/2
tracks ( P.35)
ZOOM0004_Tr12_01.WAV
ZOOM0005.hprj
Stereo file created
by mixing down
( P.52)
ZOOM0004_ST001.WAV
Project file when
project name is set
to “Date” ( P.50)
130410-163015.hprj
Project settings
file
ZOOM0002.hprj
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Basic recording
Recording
1.
Basic recording
HINT
• The indicator of the selected track button lights red.
• If you press track button 2 while pressing and holding track
button 1, tracks 1/2 will become a stereo track (stereo link).
Tracks 3/4 can be made into a stereo track in the same way.
Stereo links can also be deactivated in the same way. The L/
R track stereo link, however, cannot be deactivated.
2
1
6
Press the button of the track that you want to record.
3
5
4
HINT
• When recording, files are created for each selected track
button as follows.
Tracks recorded
File name
L/R track
ZOOMnnnn-LR
Mono track
ZOOMnnnn_Tr1
(for track 1)
Stereo track
ZOOMnnnn_Tr34
(for tracks 3/4)
Contents
Stereo file
Mono file
Stereo file
Note: “nnnn” in the file name is the project number
• All the files that are created during the same recording are
managed by the
as a single project unit.
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Turn
for the selected
5.
level.
Press
to start
recording.
4.
Press
6.
Press
to stop recording.
NOTE
• A maximum of 99 marks can be added to a single project.
• During recording if the file size exceeds 2 GB a new file
will be created automatically in the same project and
recording will continue without pause. When this happens, numbers will be added to the ends of the file names:
“-0001” for the first file, “-0002” for the second file and so
on.
Basic recording
3.
to pause.
NOTE
When recording is paused, a mark is added at that point.
input to adjust the input
HINT
• Adjust so that the peak level stays around −12dB.
• You can change the recording format. ( P.83)
• You can cut noise from wind and other sources during
recording. ( P.78)
Press
Recording
2.
to add a mark.
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Selecting the folder where projects are saved
Recording
Selecting the folder where projects are saved
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Choose one of ten folders as the folder where new recorded projects will be saved.
1.
2.
Press
4.
.
to confirm the
folder selection and return
Use
to
to the Home Screen.
select “PROJECT LIST”,
and press
3.
Press
Use
.
to select the
folder where you want to
save new projects,
and press
.
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Recording automatically
Recording
Recording can be started and stopped automatically in response to the input level.
1.
4.
.
Use
to select “On/
Off”, and press
Use
.
to select “REC”,
and press
.
NEXT
3.
Use
to select “Auto
Rec”, and press
Recording automatically
2.
Press
.
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Recording automatically (continued)
Recording
5.
Use
and press
to select “On”,
.
Recording automatically
NOTE
For details, see “Changing automatic recording function
settings”. ( P.84)
6.
Return to the Home
Screen, and press
to put the recorder into
standby.
HINT
When the input exceeds the set level (shown on the level
meters), recording starts automatically. You can also set the
recording to stop automatically when the input goes below
a set level. ( P.85)
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7.
Press
to exit standby
or stop recording.
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Pre-recording
1.
4.
.
Use
and press
Use
to select “On”,
.
to select “REC”,
and press
.
NOTE
The Auto Rec and Pre Count functions cannot be used at the
same time as this function.
3.
Use
Pre-recording
2.
Press
Recording
By setting the recorder to constantly capture the input signal, you can start recording two seconds before
pressing the
button. This is useful when, for example, a performance starts suddenly.
to
select “Pre Rec”,
and press
.
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Counting in before recording
Recording
The recorder metronome can be used to count in before starting recording.
1.
Counting in before recording
2.
Press
Use
to select “TOOL”,
and press
press
to select
.
.
5.
3.
Use
“Pre Count”, and
Use
to select
the count number,
Use
to select
and press
.
“Metronome”, and
press
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4.
.
.
NOTE
The Auto Rec and Pre Rec functions cannot be used at the
same time as this function.
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Adjusting the side mic level
MS mic only
Move
Recording
Before using the MS mic to record, you can adjust the side mic level (stereo width).
Do this when the Home Screen is open.
NOTE
• Set to Off, −24 to +6 dB, or RAW.
up and down to adjust.
Wide
Icon changes
with the value
• When recording in RAW mode, during playback move
up and down to adjust the side mic level.
• RAW mode can be selected only when the WAV format is used
for recording.
Adjusting the side mic level
RAW mode
Narrow
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Backup recording
Recording
When using the L/R input, in addition to the recording at the set input level, the recorder can also record a separate file at a
level 12dB below. This backup can be used if the recording level was set too high, causing distortion, for example.
1.
Backup recording
2.
Press
4.
.
Use
and press
Use
Use
.
.
to select
“Backup Rec”,
and press
to select “On”,
to select “REC”,
and press
3.
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L/R input and WAV format only
.
HINT
• If the name of the original file is, for example,
“ZOOM0001_LR.wav”, the name of the backup file will be
“ZOOM0001_BU.wav”.
• You can play backup files. ( P.64)
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Overdubbing
WAV format only
Recording
You can add recordings to an already recorded project.
Press
.
2.
Use
to select
5.
.
6.
3.
Use
to select
“Overdub”,
and press
4.
to adjust the input level.
HINT
You can also adjust the mixer (volume/pan) ( P.46), low cut
filter ( P.78) and compressor/limiter as needed ( P.79).
“PROJECT MENU”,
and press
Turn
Overdubbing
1.
To monitor already recorded tracks, press their track
buttons so their indicators light green.
NEXT
.
Press the track button
until the indicator lights
red for the track to be
overdubbed.
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Overdubbing (continued)
Recording
7.
8.
Press
Press
WAV format only
to start recording.
to stop recording.
Overdubbing
HINT
• You can change the stereo link setting even during
overdubbing.
• Overdub files and volume, pan and stereo link settings are
saved in units called “takes”.You can change settings and
record multiple takes.
Then, when stopped you can press
to select the previous take or press
to select the next take.
• A maximum of 99 takes can be recorded.
• If you want to monitor the input sound of the track while
playing back an already recorded track, press the button
for the track that you want to monitor so that its indicator
lights orange and then press
.
• If the playback speed of a project is set to any value other
than 100%, tracks cannot be overdubbed (their indicators
will not light red).
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9.
Press
to stop overdubbing.
When you play back or edit an overdubbed project, the last
selected take will be used.
NOTE
Two digit take numbers are added to the ends of track
names to create file names for overdubbed recordings as
in, for example, “ZOOM0001_LR_01.WAV”.
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Recording
Overdubbing
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Basic playback
Playback
1.
to start
playback.
Basic playback
Controls during playback
1
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Press
2
1
and
Select project/move to mark:
Use
Search forward/backward:
Press and hold
Pause/resume playback:
Press
Adjust volume:
Press
Add marks:
Press
Change side mic level:
(RAW mode only)
Move
/
(+/−)
up and down
HINT
or
, the faster
• The longer you press and hold
searching backward/forward becomes.
• During playback you can press track buttons to unmute (lit
green) and mute (unlit) tracks.
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Press
or
to
return to the Home Screen.
Playback
2.
Basic playback
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Select the playback project from the list
Playback
1.
2.
Press
4.
.
Use
to select the
project you want to play
Use
to select
back, and press
.
“PROJECT LIST”, and
Select the playback project from the list
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press
3.
Use
The selected project will start
playing back.
.
to select the
folder, and press
.
NOTE
After playback completes, playback might continue
depending on the playback mode. ( P.44)
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Changing the playback speed
Playback
You can adjust the playback speed in a range from 50% to 150% of normal.
1.
4.
.
Use
to adjust the
playback speed,
Use
to select
and press
.
“PROJECT MENU”,
and press
3.
Use
.
to select
“Playback Speed”,
and press
Playback will occur at the adjusted speed.
NOTE
This setting is saved separately for each project.
Changing the playback speed
2.
Press
.
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Repeat playback of a set interval (AB repeat)
Playback
You can repeat playback between two set points.
1.
Repeat playback of a set interval (AB repeat)
2.
Press
5.
.
and
to find
the starting point for
Use
to select “PLAY”,
and press
repeat playback.
You can also press
.
to
search while playing back.
3.
Use
to select
“AB Repeat”, and
press
4.
Use
.
and press
6.
Use
to select
.
to select the B
point icon. Then, set the
repeat playback ending
point.
the A point icon,
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Use
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Playback
7.
Press
to open the
playback screen.
NOTE
• To end AB repeat playback, follow the instructions on P.42
to select “AB Repeat” and then press
.
• During repeat playback, AB repeat will end if you press
or
to select a different project.
Repeat playback of a set interval (AB repeat)
Repeat playback will start
between the set points.
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Changing the playback mode
Playback
Changing the playback mode
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You can set the playback mode.
1.
2.
Press
Use
to select the
mode, and press
Use
and press
3.
4.
.
Use
.
to select “PLAY”,
.
to select “Play
mode”, and press
.
NOTE
Play All:
Play all the projects in the current folder.
Play One:
Play only the selected project.
Repeat One:
Play the selected project repeatedly.
Repeat All:
Play all the projects in the current folder
repeatedly.
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Changing the playback pitch (key)
1.
5.
.
Use
to set the play-
back pitch (key),
Use
to select
and press
.
“PROJECT MENU”,
and press
3.
Use
.
to select
“Project Mixer”,
and press
4.
.
NOTE
This can be set between 6 and 6.
Changing the playback pitch (key)
2.
Press
Playback
The pitch can be changed in semitones for each track separately while keeping the same playback speed.
Playback will occur with the changed pitch.
Use
to select the
track for which you want
HINT
This pitch setting is saved separately for each project.
to change the pitch (key),
and press
.
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Mixing
WAV format only
Playback
You can use the Project Mixer to adjust the balance of the playback tracks.
1.
Mixing
2.
Press
4.
.
Change parameters as
desired.
Use
to select
Mixing controls
“PROJECT MENU”,
and press
3.
Use
.
to select
“Project Mixer”,
and press
.
Move cursor/change value:
Move
Select parameter to change:
Press
Parameter
Volume
Panning
Pitch (key)
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Setting range
Mute, −48.0 – +12dB
(in 0.5dB increments)
L100 – CENTER – R100
6– 6
up/down
Explanation
Adjusts track volume
Adjusts left–right
position of sound.
Adjusts playback pitch
without changing
playback speed.
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Playback
5.
Press
to listen to
the project without mixer
adjustments.
Mixing
Pressing this button turns the
mixer settings on and off.
NOTE
• Mix settings are saved with each project separately and
applied during playback.
• Use the Monitor Mixer to adjust the balance when monitoring inputs. ( P.80)
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Checking/editing projects/files
Checking project information
You can check information about the selected project.
Checking project information
1.
Press
.
2.
Use
to select
“PROJECT MENU”,
and press
3.
Use
.
to select
“Information”,
and press
to view
information about the project.
Use
to scroll down
to see information hidden
below the bottom of the
screen.
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Checking track marks
A list of marks in the recorded project can be shown.
Press
.
2.
Use
to select
“PROJECT MENU”,
and press
3.
Use
.
Checking track marks
1.
Checking/editing projects/files
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to select
“Mark List”,
and press
to open
the mark list.
Mark user added
Mark added when a gap
occurred in the sound
during recording
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Checking/editing projects/files
Changing project names
1.
Press
.
5.
2.
Use
to select
“PROJECT MENU”,
Changing project names
and press
Controls when changing names
.
Move cursor/change character: Move
up/down
Select character/confirm change: Press
3.
Use
to
6.
select “Edit”,
and press
4.
Use
.
and press
Press
to complete the setting.
NOTE
• The following characters can be used in project names.
(space) !#$% &'()+,-0123456789;=@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[ ]^_`abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz{ }~
• A project name cannot be only spaces.
to
select “Rename”,
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Change the name.
.
Checking/editing projects/files
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Changing project names
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Checking/editing projects/files
Mixing down a project
WAV format only
You can mix down a project that has been recorded using WAV format into a stereo file (WAV or MP3).
1.
Mixing down a project
2.
3.
Press
4.
.
When mixing down a
project you can change
Use
to select
the formats by using
“PROJECT MENU”,
to select“Select Format”,
and press
and press
Use
.
5.
to
Use
.
to select the
format, and press
.
select “Mixdown”,
and press
.
NOTE
You can only select WAV formats that have the same sampling frequency and bit rate as the selected project
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6.
Use
to select
“Execute”, and press
Mixing down a project
to start the mixdown.
Checking/editing projects/files
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NOTE
• The mixdown file will be created in the same folder.
• If the SD card does not have enough open capacity, the
recorder will return to the Mixdown screen.
• The file created by the mixdown will be named after the
original project with a three digit number added to the
end, as in “ZOOM0001_ST001”. If you mix down the same
project again, this number will increase by one.
• During mixdown, the volume, pan and track status (button)
settings made using the project mixer ( P.46), as well as
the playback speed ( P.41), will affect the sound of the
mixdown.
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Checking/editing projects/files
Normalizing tracks
WAV format only
If the volume of a project recorded using WAV format is too low, you can increase the overall level of the file.
1.
Normalizing tracks
2.
Press
4.
.
Use
to
select “Normalize”,
Use
to select
and press
.
“PROJECT MENU”,
and press
3.
.
5.
Use
to select the
track that you want to
Use
and press
to select “Edit”,
normalize.
.
NOTE
• You cannot select a track that has no recorded file.
• If you select “All”, all tracks that have files will be
normalized.
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6.
Use
to select “Yes”,
and press
to start
Normalizing tracks
normalization.
Checking/editing projects/files
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NOTE
When normalized, the level of the entire file will be
increased by the same amount so that the peak level is 0 dB
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Checking/editing projects/files
Dividing projects
You can divide a project into two new projects at any point.
1.
Dividing projects
2.
Press
Use
to select
“Divide”, and press
Use
.
to select
“PROJECT MENU”,
and press
3.
Use
and press
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4.
.
.
5.
Set the division point.
to select “Edit”,
.
Controls when dividing
Move point:
Use
PLAY/pause:
Press
Confirm point:
Press
and
6.
Use
and press
to select “Yes”,
.
Dividing projects
NOTE
• After dividing a project, the part before the division point
will be given the same name as the original project with
“A” added to the end. The part after the point will have “B”
added to the end of its name.
• If you have made additional recordings and have multiple
takes, the current take will be divided. All other takes will
be saved with the original project.
• The original take is deleted.
Checking/editing projects/files
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Checking/editing projects/files
Trimming project beginnings and ends
You can delete (trim) unnecessary beginnings and endings of recorded projects. To do so, you will set the beginning and ending points of the part to be kept.
1.
Trimming project beginnings and ends
2.
Press
5.
.
Use
to select
the starting point icon.
Use
to select
“PROJECT MENU”,
and press
.
6.
Use
and
the starting point.
3.
Use
and press
4.
to select “Edit”,
You can also press
.
to select “Trim”,
.
to
search while playing back.
7.
Use
and press
Use
to select the
ending point icon. Then,
set the ending point in the
same manner.
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to find
Press
9.
Use
and press
.
to select “Yes”,
to trim the
project.
NOTE
If you have made additional recordings and the project has
multiple takes, the current take will be trimmed.
Trimming project beginnings and ends
8.
Checking/editing projects/files
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Checking/editing projects/files
Deleting one project
You can delete unneeded projects.
1.
Deleting one project
2.
Press
4.
.
Use
to
select “Delete”,
Use
to select
and press
.
“PROJECT MENU”,
and press
3.
.
5.
Use
to
select “Yes”,
Use
to
and press
.
select “Trash”,
and press
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.
NOTE
Deleting projects cannot be undone.
Deleting all projects in a folder
You can delete all the projects in one folder at the same time.
1.
4.
.
Use
to select
“Delete All Projects”,
Use
to select
and press
.
“PROJECT MENU”,
and press
.
5.
3.
Use
to
select “Yes”,
to
and press
select “Trash”,
and press
Use
.
Deleting all projects in a folder
2.
Press
Checking/editing projects/files
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.
NOTE
Deleting projects cannot be undone.
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Checking/editing projects/files
Rebuilding a project
If a project is missing necessary files or is damaged, you can try rebuilding it.
1.
Rebuilding a project
2.
Press
4.
.
Use
to select
and press
Use
.
to
select “Rebuild”,
and press
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to
select “Yes”, and
“PROJECT MENU”,
3.
Use
.
press
to rebuild the
project.
HINT
A project will not play back if, for example, you accidentally
disconnect the adapter while recording or use a computer
to delete a setting file that is necessary for the project. In
such cases, rebuilding the project might repair it so it can
be used again.
Recording a project voice memo
You can add a voice memo to a project.
1.
5.
.
Play the memo.
Start playback: Press
Use
to select
Stop playback: Press
“PROJECT MENU”,
and press
3.
Use
.
to select
“Voice Memo”,
and press
4.
.
HINT
, the voice memo is
• Each time you press
overwritten.
• Voice memos are recorded using the stereo mic connected to the L/R input.
It cannot be recorded using Inputs 1–4.
• The file name of the voice memo will be in the format of
“ZOOM0001_VM”.
• The voice memo file format is 128kbps MP3.
Recording a project voice memo
2.
Press
Checking/editing projects/files
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Record the memo.
Start recording: Press
Stop recording: Press
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Checking/editing projects/files
Playing backup files
If you have made a backup recording, you can play the backup file instead of the normal file.
1.
Playing backup files
2.
Press
4.
.
Use
to
select “On”,
Use
to select
and press
.
“PROJECT MENU”,
and press
.
In this state, when you press
, the backup file
will play back instead of the normal file for track L/R.
3.
Use
to
select “Backup File”,
and press
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WAV format only
.
Checking/editing projects/files
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Playing backup files
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USB functions
Data exchange with computers (card reader)
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Data exchange with computers (card reader)
By connecting with a computer, you can check and copy data on the SD card.
1.
Press
.
2.
Use
to select “USB”,
and press
3.
Use
4.
to the computer using a USB cable.
.
to select
“SD Card Reader”,
and press
Connect the
.
NOTE
• If you want to power the unit using the computer’s USB
bus, connect the cable while the
power is off, and
then turn it on.
• The following operating systems are supported.
• Windows XP or later
• Mac OS X 10.6 or later
H6 Handy Recorder
Follow the procedures for your computer when you
USB functions
5.
want to disconnect.
Windows:
Drag-and-drop the
.
icon into the trash.
NOTE
• Always follow these procedures before disconnecting the
USB cable.
6.
Disconnect the cable from the computer
and the
, and then press
.
Data exchange with computers (card reader)
Use “Safely Remove Hardware” to select the
Macintosh:
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USB functions
Using as an audio interface
You can send signals input through the
the
.
Using as an audio interface
1.
Press
.
2.
Use
to select “USB”,
and press
3.
Use
NOTE
• Set to “Stereo Mix”, it is a 2 in/2 out interface. Set to “Multi
Track” it is a 6 in/2 out interface.
• With an iPad, use Stereo Mix mode. It will not work with
Multi Track mode.
• When using Stereo Mix mode you can use the recorder’s
mixer to mix all track inputs to stereo. ( P.72)
• When using Windows, a driver is necessary to use Multi
Track mode. You can download this driver from the ZOOM
website (www.zoom.co.jp).
.
to select
“Audio Interface”,
and press
directly to a computer or iPad as well as output signals from that device through
.
5.
Use
to select
“PC/Mac”, “PC/MAC using
battery power” or “iPad
4.
using battery power”,
Use
to select “Stereo
Mix” or “Multi track”,
and press
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.
and press
.
HINT
• When using a computer that does not provide enough
power through its USB bus and when using phantom
power, select “PC/Mac using battery power”.
• The “iPad using battery power” setting uses the batteries
in the recorder.
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Connect the
to the computer or iPad using a USB
8.
cable.
and press
NOTE
An iPad Camera Connection Kit is necessary to connect an
iPad.
HINT
See “Audio interface settings”. (
P.70)
Use
and press
.
to select “Yes”,
.
10.Disconnect the cable from the computer or iPad
and the
Press
to select “EXIT”,
Using as an audio interface
9.
7.
Use
USB functions
6.
, and then press
.
to disconnect.
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USB functions
Audio interface settings
When using the
as an audio interface, you can make the following
settings. Refer to each section for details.
Audio interface settings
Making direct monitoring settings
Sound that is input to the
can be output directly before
it passes through the connected computer or iPad. This
enables monitoring without latency.
1.
Press
.
2.
Use
to select
and press
.
Use
to select
“Direct Monitor”,
and press
4.
“INPUT&OUTPUT”,
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3.
Input settings Low cut filter ( P.78)
Compressor/limiter ( P.79)
Direct monitoring ( P.70)
MS-RAW monitoring ( P.82)
Phantom power ( P.87)
Plug-in power ( P.88)
Loop Back function ( P.71)
Mixer ( P.72)
VU meters ( P.89)
Tool
Tuner ( P.74)
Use
.
to select
“On”, and
press
.
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When in stereo mix mode, you can mix the sound from the
computer or iPad with the sound input in the
and send
it back to the computer or iPad again (loop back). This can be
used, for example to add narration to a musical backing track
playing on the computer and then record using software on
the computer or stream it live via the Internet.
Press
.
2.
Use
to select
“INPUT&OUTPUT”,
and press
3.
Use
Use
to select
“On”, and
press
.
Audio interface settings
1.
4.
USB functions
Using Loop Back (in stereo mix mode)
.
to select
“Loop Back”,
and press
.
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USB functions
Audio interface settings (continued)
Mixing the inputs
You can adjust the mix of the inputs. The results of this mix
are input to a computer or iPad. When in stereo mix mode,
the resulting stereo mix is sent.
Audio interface settings
1.
Press
.
2.
Use
to select
4.
settings as desired.
Mixing controls
“INPUT&OUTPUT”,
and press
3.
Use
.
5.
Move cursor/change value:
Move
Select parameter to change:
Press
Press
up/down
to listen to
the project without mixer
to
adjustments.
select “Mixer”,
and press
Change the parameter
.
Pressing this button turns the
mixer settings on and off.
HINT
The same mix settings are saved and used for both stereo
mix and multi track modes.
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USB functions
Audio interface settings
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Using the tuner
Tools
The input signal can be used to tune an instrument.
1.
Using the tuner
2.
Press
4.
.
Use
to select the
tuning type,
Use
to
and press
.
select “TOOL”,
and press
.
5.
3.
Use
Use
to change the
standard pitch.
to
select “Tuner”,
and press
.
HINT
The standard pitch can be set in a
range between 435Hz–445Hz.
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H6 Handy Recorder
Tools
6.
For all tuner types except chromatic, you can use
and
to change the pitch (drop tuning).
Use the tuner according to the type as follows
Chromatic tuner
The input is detected automatically and the name of the nearest note and the pitch inaccuracy
are shown.
Guitar/bass tuner
The number of the string you are
tuning is automatically detected,
allowing you to tune them one
at a time.
Center lights when pitch accurate
Center lights when pitch accurate
Detected
string
Using the tuner
HINT
You can drop the tuning by up to
three semitones.
8.
Pitch
7.
Press a track button to select the input to use.
Flat
Sharp
Tuner type
Guitar
Bass
Open A
Open D
Open E
Open G
DADGAD
Flat
Sharp
String number/note name
1
E
G
E
D
E
D
D
2
B
D
C#
A
B
B
A
3
G
A
A
F#
G#
G
G
4
D
E
E
D
E
D
D
5
A
B
A
A
B
G
A
6
E
7
B
E
D
E
D
D
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Using the metronome
Tools
Use the metronome to count in before recording or as a click track.
1.
Using the metronome
2.
Press
4.
.
Use
to select
a menu item,
Use
to
and press
.
select “TOOL”,
and press
.
Select “Click”
Use
3.
Use
metronome is active, and
to
select “Metronome”,
and press
to set when the
.
press
.
Select “Pre Count” (
P.32)
Select “Tempo”
Use
and press
76
to set the speed,
.
H6 Handy Recorder
Tools
Select “Sound”
Use
to set the sound,
.
and press
Use
to set the pattern,
.
and press
Using the metronome
Select “Pattern”
Select “Level”
Use
to set the
metronome volume, and
press
.
77
Other settings
Reducing noise (low cut filter)
Use the low-cut filter to reduce wind noise and vocal pops, for example.
1.
Reducing noise (low cut filter)
2.
Press
Use
to select
to select the
the low cut filter to,
and press
“INPUT&OUTPUT”,
and press
3.
Use
track you want to apply
.
5.
Use
.
to select the
cutoff frequency of the
Use
to select
“Lo Cut”,
and press
78
4.
.
low cut filter,
and press
.
.
H6 Handy Recorder
Use the compressor/limiter to raise low-level input signals and lower high-level input signals.
1.
5.
.
Use
to select the
type of compressor/limiter,
Use
to select
and press
.
“INPUT&OUTPUT”,
and press
3.
Use
.
to select
“Comp/Limiter”,
and press
4.
Use
.
to select the
Setting
Off
Comp1
(General)
Comp2
(Vocal)
Comp3
(Drum)
Limiter1
(General)
Limiter2
(Concert)
Limiter3
(Studio)
Explanation
Compressor/limiter OFF
Standard compressor
Compressors
reduce high levCompressor for vocals els and raise low
levels.
Compressor for drums
and percussion
Standard limiter
Limiters reduce the
level when input
Limiter for live
signals exceed a
performances
set level.
Limiter for studio
recording
Using the input compressor/limiter
2.
Press
Other settings
Using the input compressor/limiter
track you want to affect,
and press
.
79
Other settings
Adjusting the input signal monitoring mix
You can adjust the level and panning of each input signal for the monitoring mix.
1.
Adjusting the input signal monitoring mix
2.
Press
4.
.
desired.
Use
to select
“INPUT&OUTPUT”,
and press
3.
Change parameters as
Use
Mixing controls
.
to select
Move cursor/change value:
Move
Select parameter to change:
Press
Parameter
“Monitor Mixer”,
Volume
and press
Panning
.
up/down
Setting range
Explanation
Mute, −48.0 – +12dB
Adjusts track volume
(in 0.5dB increments)
Adjusts left–right
L100 – CENTER – R100
position of sound.
NOTE
• The use of volume and panning settings only affect the
monitoring signal. They do not affect the recorded data.
• Use the Project Mixer to adjust the balance during playback. ( P.46)
80
H6 Handy Recorder
Press
to listen to
Other settings
5.
the project without mixer
adjustments.
NOTE
These mix settings are saved with each recorded project
separately. Mix settings can also be applied during playback. ( P.46)
Adjusting the input signal monitoring mix
Pressing this button turns the
mixer settings on and off.
81
Other settings
Monitoring MS-RAW signals
When recording in MS-RAW mode, you can monitor the mid mic input through the left channel and the side mic input through
the right channel.
1.
Monitoring MS-RAW signals
2.
Press
4.
.
Use
to
select “RAW”,
Use
to select
and press
.
“INPUT&OUTPUT”,
and press
3.
Use
.
to select
“MS-RAW Monitor”,
and press
82
MS-RAW mode only
.
NOTE
Select “Stereo” if you want to monitor with an ordinary
stereo mix.
H6 Handy Recorder
Set the format according to the desired audio quality and file size.
Press
.
2.
Use
to select
“REC”,
and press
3.
.
NOTE
• Use the WAV format for recording high-quality audio.
• The MP3 format reduces file size through compression,
which also reduces the audio quality. Use this format if
you need to conserve space on the SD card to store many
recordings, for example.
• When recording in MP3 format, a single stereo MP3 file
will be created regardless of the number of tracks selected.
You can use the monitoring mixer to adjust the balance of
all the tracks in the stereo mix. ( P.80)
WAV96kHz/24bit
Use
to select
WAV96kHz/16bit
Audio quality
High
File size
Large
Low
Small
WAV48kHz/24bit
“Rec Format”,
Setting the recording format
1.
Other settings
Setting the recording format
WAV44.1kHz/24bit
WAV48kHz/16bit
and press
.
WAV44.1kHz/16bit
MP3 320kbps
MP3 256kbps
4.
MP3 224kbps
Use
to select the
MP3 160kbps
MP3 128kbps
desired format,
and press
MP3 192kbps
MP3 112kbps
.
MP3 96kbps
MP3 80kbps
MP3 64kbps
MP3 56kbps
MP3 48kbps
83
Other settings
Changing automatic recording settings
You can set the input levels that cause automatic recording to start and stop.
1.
Changing automatic recording settings
2.
Press
5.
.
to
select “Start Level”,
Use
to select
and press
.
“REC”,
and press
3.
.
6.
Use
to set the
start level,
Use
to
and press
and press
.
Recording will start
automatically when the input
level exceeds the set level.
select “Auto Rec”,
4.
.
NOTE
In step 5, you can also choose “Stop Level”.
To set the recording starting level, use
to
select “Set Start & Stop
Level”, and press
84
Use
.
H6 Handy Recorder
1.
To set the automatic stopping time, use
Other settings
Enabling automatic stopping
to
select “Auto Stop”,
2.
Use
.
to set
the stop time,
and press
3.
.
Set the stop level in the same manner as the start
level. (
Changing automatic recording settings
and press
P.84)
When the input level goes below the set level, recording
will stop automatically after the amount of time set in step 2
above.
85
Other settings
Setting how projects are named
You can change the type of name that is automatically given to a project.
1.
Setting how projects are named
2.
Press
NOTE
• Project names are created in the following formats.
.
• Default: ZOOM0001–ZOOM9999
• Date: YYMMDD-HHMMSS (Example: 130331-123016)
Use
to select
“REC”, and
press
3.
Use
.
to select
“Project Name”,
and press
4.
Use
.
to select
the type,
and press
86
.
• The “Date” format uses the recording starting time.
H6 Handy Recorder
Inputs1–4 can provide phantom power of +12V, +24V or +48V.
1.
Press
Select “ON/OFF”
.
Use
to select the
input you want to set,
Use
to select
and press
.
“INPUT&OUTPUT”,
and press
.
Use
3.
and press
Use
to select “On”,
.
to select
“Phantom”,
and press
4.
.
Select “Voltage”
Use
Use
to select
and press
to select
the desired voltage,
and press
a menu item,
Changing the phantom power setting
2.
Other settings
Changing the phantom power setting
.
.
87
Other settings
Using plug-in power
When using a mic that uses plug-in power, make the following setting before
connecting it to the MIC/LINE input jack of the XY mic.
1.
Using plug-in power
2.
Press
4.
.
Use
to select
and press
Use
.
to select
“Plugin Power”,
and press
88
to
select “On”,
“INPUT&OUTPUT”,
3.
Use
.
and press
.
H6 Handy Recorder
The virtual VU meters can be used to check input levels.
1.
4.
.
Use
to adjust input
levels and check them
Use
to select
here.
“INPUT&OUTPUT”,
and press
3.
Use
.
to select
“VU Meter”,
and press
.
5.
Use
to adjust the reference that is used for 0VU.
HINT
The reference level can be set between –20dBFS and
–10dBFs. The dBFS unit represents the loudness of the
signal in dB with 0dBFS being the maximum recordable
value for the digital data.
Using VU meters to check input levels
2.
Press
Other settings
Using VU meters to check input levels
89
Other settings
Setting the display to save power
You can set the display backlight to dim or turn off when no operation is conducted
for 30 seconds in order to save power.
1.
Setting the display to save power
2.
Press
5.
.
to select
the desired setting,
Use
to select
and press
.
“SYSTEM”,
and press
3.
Use
.
to select
“Backlight”,
and press
4.
Use
.
to select
“Power Saving”,
and press
90
Use
.
NOTE
When using an AC adapter, this setting has no effect.
H6 Handy Recorder
1.
4.
.
Use
to select
“Brightness”,
Use
to select
and press
.
“SYSTEM”,
and press
3.
.
5.
Use
to select
the desired brightness,
Use
to select
“Backlight”,
and press
and press
.
Adjusting the display brightness
2.
Press
Other settings
Adjusting the display brightness
.
91
Other settings
Checking the firmware versions
You can check the software versions used by the
Checking the firmware versions
1.
Press
.
2.
Use
to select
“SYSTEM”,
and press
3.
Use
.
to select
“Software Version”,
and press
to open a
screen where you can
view the firmware
versions.
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.
H6 Handy Recorder
Other settings
Restoring the default settings
You can restore the unit to its factory default settings.
1.
4.
.
to
select “Yes”,
Use
to select
and press
Use
.
to select
“Factory Reset”,
and press
and press
to restore
the default settings.
“SYSTEM”,
3.
Use
The power will automatically
turn off.
NOTE
Input level settings are not reset.
Restoring the default settings
2.
Press
.
93
Other functions
Checking SD card open space
1.
Press
.
2.
Use
to select
“SD CARD”,
Checking SD card open space
and press
3.
Use
.
to select
“SD Card Remain”,
and press
to see the
amount of remaining open
space on the card.
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H6 Handy Recorder
SD cards must be formatted by the
Press
.
2.
Use
to select
“SD CARD”,
and press
3.
Use
.
NOTE
• If you use an SD card that has been formatted by a
computer or that you have purchased, you must format it
using the
before it can be used with the unit.
• Be aware that all data previously saved on the SD card will
be deleted when it is formatted.
Formatting SD cards
1.
for use with it.
Other functions
Formatting SD cards
to select
“Format”,
and press
4.
Use
.
to
select “Yes”
and press
to format
the SD card.
95
Other functions
Testing SD card performance
You can test SD cards to confirm that they can be used with the
1.
Testing SD card performance
2.
Press
.
5.
.
the result will be shown.
Use
If the MAX access rate is
100%, the result will be
“NG” (no good).
to select
“SD CARD”,
and press
3.
When the test completes,
.
6.
Use
to select
To cancel testing,
press
.
“Performance Test”,
and press
4.
Press
.
to start the
performance test.
Test progress
Card access rate
96
NOTE
Even if an SD card is evaluated as “OK” by the performance
test, this does not guarantee that write errors will never
occur. Please use this test just as a guide.
H6 Handy Recorder
Other functions
Testing SD card performance
97
Other functions
Updating the firmware
The
1.
can be updated to the latest firmware versions.
Copy the version update file to the root directory of
the SD card.
Updating the firmware
2.
off.
Insert the SD card into the
Use
to
select “Yes”, and
press
firmware.
98
After the firmware update
completes, turn the power
.
Then, turn the power on while pressing
3.
4.
to update the
.
NOTE
Updating the firmware is not possible when the remaining
battery power is too low.
If this is the case, install new batteries or use an AC adapter
(sold separately).
H6 Handy Recorder
An SD card that has been used in an older ZOOM H series recorder can be read and used by the
The files will be moved on the card so that the
can use them.
1.
Insert the SD card, and then turn the power on.
2.
Use
to select “Yes”,
to move
the files.
NOTE
• If a file with the same name already exists in a destination
location, movement will not be possible until the file name
is changed.
• After files are moved, they will not be recognized by older
H series recorders.
Using SD cards from older H series recorders
and press
.
Other functions
Using SD cards from older H series recorders
99
Other functions
Using a remote control (sold separately)
By using a remote control (sold separately), you can operate the
Connect the remote control to the
REMOTE jack.
The buttons on the remote control correspond to the buttons
on the
Using a remote control (sold separately)
100
main unit.
from a distance.
HINT
The remote control buttons function even when the
hold function is active.
H6 Handy Recorder
If you think that the
is not operating properly, please check the following first.
Recording/playback trouble
There is no sound or output is very quiet
The recorded sound cannot be heard or is very quiet
• If you are using the included XY or MS mic, confirm that it is oriented correctly.
• Check the input level settings. ( P.24)
• If a CD player or other device is connected to an input jack, raise
the output level of that device.
• Confirm that the SD card has open space. ( P.94)
• If “Hold is On” appears on the display, the hold function is
enabled. Disable the hold function. ( P.20).
Other trouble
The
is not recognized by a computer when
connected by USB
• Check that the OS of the computer is compatible. (
• A USB operation mode must be selected on the
computer to recognize it. ( P.66).
P.66).
to allow a
Troubleshooting
• Check the connections to your monitoring system and its volume
setting.
is not too low.
• Confirm that the volume of the
Recording is not possible
Other functions
Troubleshooting
101
Other functions
Specifications
Recording media
16MB–2GB SD cards, 4GB–32GB SDHC cards, 64GB–128GB SDXC cards
XY mic (XYH-6)
Mic type Directional
Sensitivity –41 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Input gain –∞ to 46.5 dB
Maximum sound pressure input 136 dB SPL
MIC/LINE IN stereo mini jack
Specifications
L/R inputs
MS mic (MSH-6)
Mic types
Sensitivity
Input gain
Maximum sound pressure input
Inputs
INPUTS 1 – 4
Outputs
Output jack
Built-in speaker
Recording formats
Recording time
102
Input gain: –∞ to 46.5 dB
Input impedance: 2 kΩ
Plug-in power: 2.5V supported
Display
Directional and bidirectional
–37 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (directional) , –39 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (bidirectional)
–∞ to 42.5 dB
120 dB SPL (directional), 122 dB SPL (bidirectional)
Backup input Set input gain –12 dB
Connectors XLR/TRS combo jacks (XLR: 2 hot, TRS: TIP hot)
Input gain (PAD OFF) –∞ to 55.5 dB
Input gain (PAD ON) –∞ to 35.5 dB
Input impedance LûPSNPSF
Maximum allowable input level +22 dBu (PAD ON)
Phantom power +12/+24/+48V (can be turned ON/OFF independently for INPUTS 1–4)
Equivalent input noise (EIN) –120 dBu or less
LINE OUT stereo mini jack (rated output level –10 dBu when output load impedance is 10 kΩ or more)
PHONE OUT stereo mini jack (20 W + 20 W into 32Ω load)
400 mW/8 Ω mono speaker
WAV setting
Supported formats 44.1/48/96kHz, 16/24-bit, mono/stereo, BWF format
Maximum simultaneous recording tracks 8 tracks (6 tracks + backup stereo recording)
MP3 setting
Supported formats 48–320 kbps
Maximum simultaneous recording tracks 2 tracks
With 2GB card
3:08:00 (44.1kHz/16-bit WAV)
34:43:00 (128kbps MP3)
2" full-color LCD (320 x 240)
H6 Handy Recorder
Class: USB 2.0 High Speed
Audio interface operation: multi track mode (Note: Use with Windows requires a driver, but Macintosh does not)
Class: USB 2.0 High Speed
Specifications: 6 in/2 out, 44.1/48kHz/96kHz sampling rate, 16/24-bit bit rate
Other functions
Mass storage class operation
USB
Note: Use as an iPad audio interface supported (stereo mode only)
Note: USB bus power operation possible
Approximate continuous
recording times when
using battery power
(in hours and minutes)
Power
Dimensions
Included accessories
Recording mode
XY mic, 44.1kHz/16-bit (stereo x 1)
XY mic and Inputs 1, 2, 3 and 4 used, 96kHz/24-bit (stereo x 3)
Specifications
Audio interface operation: stereo mode
Class: USB 2.0 Full Speed
Specifications: 2 in/2 out, 44.1/48kHz sampling rate, 16-bit bit rate
21h00m
9h45m
Note: The above times are estimates.
Note: Approximate continuous recording times when using battery power were calculated using our own testing method. They may
differ greatly depending on operating conditions.
Operating using 4 AA batteries
AC adapter: DC5V 1A AD-17 (sold separately)
USB bus power
Main unit: 77.8 mm (W) x 152.8 mm (D) x 47.8 mm (H), 280 g
XYH-6: 78.9 mm (W) x 60.2 mm (D) x 45.2 mm (H), 130 g
MSH-6: 58.0 mm (W) x 67.6 mm (D) x 42.1 mm (H) 85 g
Operation manual
SD card
4 AA batteries
Cubase LE DVD-ROM
Main unit case
Wind screen (sponge)
USB cable
XYH-6
MSH-6
103
For EU Countries
FCC regulation warning (for U.S.A.)
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Declaration of Conformity:
This product complies with the requirements of
EMC Directive 2004/108/EC and
Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC and
ErP Directive 2009/125/EC and
RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in European countries with separate collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product
shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to
the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help
prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human
health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling
of this product. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural
resources. For more detailed information about recycling of this product,
please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal
service or the shop where you purchased the product.
ZOOM CORPORATION
4-4-3 Surugadai, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0062 Japan
http://www.zoom.co.jp
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Version 2.0 Supplementary Manual
© 2014 ZOOM CORPORATION
Reproduction of this manual in whole or in part
by any means without permission is prohibited.
Testing SD card performance
ver.1.10
You can test an SD card to confirm that it can be used with the
1.
Testing SD card performance
2.
5.
Press
Use
.
The screen shows the test results and an option to conduct a full
test along with the time required for it.
to select "SD
6.
CARD" and press
The quick test completes
For a full test, press
to select "Yes" and press
to start it
3.
Use
to select
Test result
Time required for full test
"Performance Test" and
The full test checks the entire writable area of the card.
press
NOTE
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The test takes about 30 seconds.
Test progress
NOTE
Press
02
to cancel the test.
operation
manual for details.
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input jack of an SLR camera or another connector with high input gain.
1.
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and press
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press
3.
Use
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to select an
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press
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3.
Use
to select "MS
Use
to select "On"
and press
Matrix" and press
4.
Use
to select the
tracks to convert and press
04
Use
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stereo tracks.
H6 Handy Recorder
ver.2.0
Set "Mid Level"
Use
to set the level
of the mid mic, which
and press
Set "Side Level"
to set the level
of the side mic, which
captures the sound to the
to select Mid
and Side assignments
for Inputs 1/2 (or 3/4) and
press
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that track to the signals monitored.
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of all tracks.
Press and hold the buttons of the tracks that you want
to monitor
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The indicators for the selected track keys will light orange.
2.
Press the button of a track being monitored to end
SOLO mode
The input signals of the selected tracks will be output from the
PHONE and LINE OUT jacks.
NOTE
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or the R button.
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recorded.
The indicators for all tracks being input will light red, and the input
signals of other tracks will also be output.
HINT
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to open the
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Press
2.
Use
Setting the "Mode"
Use
to select "REC"
Use
to select "Sound
Marker" and press
conditions for outputting
NOTE
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memo functions is in use.
Setting the "Sound"
Use
4.
to select the
sound markers and press
and press
3.
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to select the
type of sound marker and
Use
to select a menu
item and press
press
Setting the "Level"
Use
to set the sound
marker level and press
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