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Title: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: Danny on December 01, 2009, 01:59:49 AM
  Ordered mine today because Q. PM'd me about a super deal on one. So look out some sorry music is coming your way soon.  


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: kwakatak on December 01, 2009, 05:00:39 AM
Link? I'd like to check it out too!


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: dmcginnis on December 01, 2009, 05:11:25 AM
Yes - I would like to know about the deal, too.


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: Danny on December 01, 2009, 02:06:07 PM
Link? I'd like to check it out too!
                  The sale was one day only, sorry I didn't see these posts until today.

  Here is the link anyway, maybe they will extend it.  http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-ZOO-H2-LIST

  It does still show some at lower pricing (129 and 139)  I'll report back on the condition of the one I receive when it get's here.


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: BenF on December 01, 2009, 02:18:53 PM
Danny, if the memory card cover is broken, don't worry.  It will be within 30 seconds of you using it anyway ha ha.  Apart from that, there really isn't much that can go wrong.  Mine came with a silicone case, which for under $10 I can recommend as it protects the unit very well.


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: Danny on December 01, 2009, 02:24:45 PM
Danny, if the memory card cover is broken, don't worry.  It will be within 30 seconds of you using it anyway ha ha.  Apart from that, there really isn't much that can go wrong.  Mine came with a silicone case, which for under $10 I can recommend as it protects the unit very well.
  Is the case a glove type that stays on the unit?


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: BenF on December 01, 2009, 02:33:45 PM
  Is the case a glove type that stays on the unit?

yeah, it has thin silicone for the button panel, and cutaway sections for the mic and access to the memory card and thread for the stand at the bottom.  I usually hate silicone cases, but it was a great fit and really protected it.

They go through batteries quite quickly, so i used mine plugged in a lot, but the power chord isn't very long, so on numerous occasions I watched mine fly across the room when the cable tangled with the headphones cable or my foot.  I certainly recommend the case.


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: tuffythepug on December 01, 2009, 03:30:34 PM
Danny, if the memory card cover is broken, don't worry.  It will be within 30 seconds of you using it anyway ha ha.  Apart from that, there really isn't much that can go wrong.  Mine came with a silicone case, which for under $10 I can recommend as it protects the unit very well.

Yeah the memory card slot cover broke on mine within about 1 minute of opening the box.    No matter, I don't ever remove the card anyway but it's just a cheap design.  The rest of the H2 is great though.   I never knew I could get such high quality digital recordings so easily.   Danny you'll love this thing.    :thumb


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: naboz on December 01, 2009, 03:43:58 PM
I have the Zoom PS04; 4 track w/ effects and beats, etc.   Just have done minimal test checks with it (all these buttons  :wacko:), but seems everytime I try to sit and "put the red light on," a tractor or plane goes by, or someone calls... (where's the banging head on wall smiley?)
So, no recorded songs yet.


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: BenF on December 01, 2009, 03:53:13 PM
Ha ha, the red light changes the most laid back of people into a perfectionist nervous wreck. Of all the songs I have ever recorded, there is probably 1 I was totally pleased with, and my 3 your old charged into the room on the last line and spoke all over it!!! You have to laugh!


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: gdeiss on December 01, 2009, 05:13:21 PM
Amazon has the Zoom H2 new in the box for $139.91; shipping is free.  For the extra $10 I'd rather have factory fresh instead of a repackaged return.

Greg


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: Danny on December 01, 2009, 05:42:17 PM
Amazon has the Zoom H2 new in the box for $139.91; shipping is free.  For the extra $10 I'd rather have factory fresh instead of a repackaged return.

Greg
   Sure, now ya tell me. :winkin:


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: jshowyin on December 01, 2009, 05:56:28 PM
I normally play sitting in my living room. Before I even think about recording.with my H4 I have found that I need to take the battery out of the wall clock and turn off the filter on my small fish tank.  :smile: Have been surprised by the sensitivity and quality of the microphones from such a small unit.

Looking forward to hearing some more of your tunes Danny.


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: tuffythepug on December 01, 2009, 11:25:34 PM
I normally play sitting in my living room. Before I even think about recording.with my H4 I have found that I need to take the battery out of the wall clock and turn off the filter on my small fish tank.  :smile: Have been surprised by the sensitivity and quality of the microphones from such a small unit.

Looking forward to hearing some more of your tunes Danny.

It's true about the sensitivity of the mics.   More than once I've been listening to a playback of something I recorded in my garage / studio and was surprised to hear a neighbor's lawnmower or a mockinbird singing that I never even noticed when I was recording.    chiming clocks are another culprit.


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: Zohn on December 02, 2009, 04:24:55 PM
... or a mockinbird singing that I never even noticed when I was recording.    chiming clocks are another culprit.
Or a sleeping pug...  :humour:
Serious though, I recorded at a friend's once, and when I played it back the next day, there was this faint sound of a sleeping person in the back ground, which turned out to be his Staffie that slept under the couch.  :ohmy:


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: Danny on July 25, 2010, 10:20:35 PM
         My first song, finally. I just got tired of waiting and recorded a short tune that I made up today.

                                 http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9444621


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: gschaps on July 26, 2010, 12:21:41 AM
         My first song, finally. I just got tired of waiting and recorded a short tune that I made up today.

                                 http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9444621
Nice  :thumbsup


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: SMan on July 26, 2010, 01:10:51 AM
I know this is an old thread but for anyone still interested in a Zoom H2 B&H has them under $130.  Price keeps going down on these.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/480163-REG/Zoom_H2_H2_Ultra_Portable_Digital_Audio.html


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: BenF on July 26, 2010, 06:51:58 AM
         My first song, finally. I just got tired of waiting and recorded a short tune that I made up today.

                                 http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9444621

Nice pickin' Danny.  Nice to finally hear you!!!

 :guitar :beer


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: cke on July 26, 2010, 07:26:40 PM
Nice pickin' Danny.  Nice to finally hear you!!!

 :guitar :beer
:+1:  Well done, Dude!


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: Danny on July 26, 2010, 07:42:28 PM
  Thanks guys, but it is just a simple tune. I just wanted to put something out there to get started. I'll try some more as time permits.
   


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: DJ in FL on July 27, 2010, 12:36:00 AM
Not to change the subject but...how do you think the H2 compares with the Zoom Q3?  I know the Q3 does VIDEO, but I mean sound wise do they compare.  I have heard from a few folks that they are about the same...if that is so and you get video and same quality sound in the Q3, for the same price????
Evil Bay always has lots of Q3 for sale with upgraded cards, mics, stand.
 :?


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: DJ in FL on August 16, 2010, 11:40:04 PM
I know this is an old thread but for anyone still interested in a Zoom H2 B&H has them under $130.  Price keeps going down on these.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/480163-REG/Zoom_H2_H2_Ultra_Portable_Digital_Audio.html

Sam Ash has them on sale for that price too. 


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: Mr_LV19E on August 17, 2010, 02:38:45 PM
Nice song Danny!


Title: Re: 1 Zoom H2 Portable 2 Track SD Recorder
Post by: Danny on August 17, 2010, 02:56:47 PM
Nice song Danny!
 I have redone it since then. Added a verse, changed the last verse and hope to learn how to use the Zoom 2 better.
      
    Any help on settings and how to sit in front of the mike would be appreciated. I have other songs I wrote and some tunes I would like to put up when I figure out the settings better.

    Including putting up a better version  of "My simple tune"

Oh yea, I say Larrivee correctly and make it rhyme with "everyday".