Originally Posted by bkim
Anyone ever use this to record live? Playing in small/loud club.
What settings to use live?
I have an H4n. I have gotten excellent recordings live and crappy ones. In my opinion, getting the gain set correctly is the biggest challenge. If I am recording someone else, I watch the gain at the start and get it set good,then it it usually good for the rest of the show unless the house volume changes drastically.
I have found that the automatic gain is always wrong. Maybe there is a firmware upgrade that will fix it. If I am in the band and set the H4n on a table on auto, it seems to record at too low of a gain and looses dynamic range. Then it hunts the correct gain by constantly adjusting. Sometimes it sounds very obvious in the mix.
Bottom line with mine, if I can adjust manually as the show goes on, great results.