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Zoom H4n Pro MTR Question

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by LeonD, Jun 6, 2019.


  1. LeonD

    LeonD Supporting Member

    i just purchased an H4n Pro and am learning how to use it. One of the things I’m looking to do is multi track recording (MTR).

    I’m having problems monitoring recorded tracks when I’m recording new tracks. If I record track one then record track two, I can monitor track one with headphones. What’d I like to do is monitor track one with the internal speaker instead of headphone. Is this possible?
     
  2. LeonD

    LeonD Supporting Member

    I also asked Zoom my question. Their reply is that the internal speaker is always disabled during recording.
     
  3. RustyAxe

    RustyAxe

    Jul 8, 2008
    Connecticut
    Since most use the internal mics, any effort to monitor thru the speaker would result in that monitored audio being picked up by the mics as well as the source audio. Obviously, that wouldn’t be good.
     
  4. LeonD

    LeonD Supporting Member

    Also posted on The Gear Page (see what I did there? :thumbsup:)

    Good point.

    I was thinking about multi tracking or recording "+1 play alongs" with just the Zoom. Kind of au natural. But in reality, the execution wouldn't work.
     

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