Zoom H2 Owners/Troubleshooters Club
I thought since this little unit has a lot history and a lot of users, and good info on how to use it and how to trouble shoot it is hard to come by using internet searches, why not start a club here? I never got into the number thing, so please don't ask me.
I bought my H2 a couple years ago on TB for $75 and its gotten heavy use ever since. I record almost all my gigs for learning purposes, what a great tool!
This week I once again ran into the problem that happens when I (all too frequently) forget to power down before unplugging the unit. This results in a file that is the right size that it should be. However, when I try to load it to Audacity, it appears as a blank file. But windows tells me that there is a file and it is the right size. Hmmm... I didn't know what to do, and I always in the past assumed that the file was unusable and therefore I would delete those files.
Well this week I had a set that I really wanted to hear, from a gig that I did this past weekend. So I did a little research, and I was able to solve the problem using only my windows PC and Audacity. I am not sure that all the steps I took where absolutely necessary to do in this order, and I am not sure that all the steps were necessary. I just know it worked. Here you go:
-Copy the file in question
-Rename it using ".RAW" as the file extension. In my case I renamed it from a .WAV file to .RAW.
from the dropdown menu select the settings that match your recording, as you had it set up on the Zoom. In my case 24 bit PCM.
-Choose "1" or "2" for bytes
-Select a small amount (5%) to import at first, to save time. Once you are able to import successfully, then re-set this field to 100%
-Select the sample rate as you had it set on your H2.
Last edited by bassman_al : 02-27-2013 at 09:07 AM.