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Podcast Manager for Windows

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

Hi,
I have an excellent Podcast manager on my iPhone thanks to Apple.
I have a very good Podcast Manager for Android called Pocketcasts.
I use Downcast to manage Podcasts on my Mac Machines and now I’ve started using the IOS version on my iPad Pro.
So does anyone have any good recommendations for a Podcast Manager for Windows?


Re: URL for Zoom please

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

Yes I too am looking around at external Powerbanks for the Zoom F8n and there’s no doubt that they are battery hungry or can be might be the better way of putting it.
If the Zoom F8N is working at full throttle - that is to say you’re using 192KHZ 24-bit recording on 2 SD cards - then you’re only going to get around 4 hours out of a set of Alkaline batteries, even less for Rechargeable I would imagine though I’ve no idea how long with the Lythium batteries I purchased.
Back to the Powerbank, you can use any voltage between 9 and 18 volts and have the recorder switch power supplies if if the voltage of one power supply hits a certain threshold.
You might for example have the recorder switch to internal batteries if the Powerbank you’re using slips below 12 volts, at least then you have some backup and can stop recording proceedings at the earliest opportunity.
I don’t know what sort of warning one gets when the power supply switches or the voltage becomes low.
Surely the display would show something but that’s pretty much useless to us.
I know one can enable a low battery tone in the settings -I think its enabled by default - so perhaps you may hear that.
Yes it is a shame that we two seem to be the only happy users of the Zoom F8n in the blind community perhaps. Bare in mind that I had to save for 6 months to get my kit and you probably dreamed about owning a Zoom F8n for just as long as I did <smile> so with that in mind both of us have done extremely well and even more so considering we both are familiar with the wonderful Zoom H6 recorder.
Let me know how you get on with your search for your external power supply though I think you’ll probably find what I have.
I found the power banks as I stated above so what needs to be done now is to find the connections required and do some assembly.
Thankfully the manual of the Zoom F8n shows you what connections need to go to what.
Again hardly helpful if you can’t see the diagram.
All the same though at the very least we have something to give our sighted friends to lend us a hand.
I didn’t buy a sound bag and I talk about this in a subsequent eMail.

On 18 Feb 2019, at 11:30 am, Andy via Groups.Io <meikle.aiden=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi again Dane.

It looks very much like both of us are the only people on this list with a Zoom F8N!

That'sa great pity as we could both benefit with more members with this gear.

I'm getting on very slowly Dane. I still have my Zoom H6 as a back-up, but I suppose I'll be selling it off to another member shortly.

As yet I still only have my Zoom H6 clip-on's - the XY and the right angle to work with.

I'm still trying to get the help I need to use my BSM Binaural microphones on my machine for street recordings.

Shortly, I'll be looking for a couple of Sure 57 microphones, stands and cables, for recording bands etc.

You were talking about batteries. I've decided not to use batteries as these would be too expensive.

I'm going to get an external power supply with the Herosi , Erosie, Parding the spelling, to run my machine for over ten hours. These are not too expensive and will save you spending all that money on batteries.

You did not say yet if you also purchased a sound bag. If you did, which one and do you like it?

Very best wishes.

Andy.




----- Original Message ----- From: "Dane Trethowan" <grtdane@...>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 6:28 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] URL for Zoom please


So I take it you now have your Zoom F8N in some sort of working and recording order, how do you find it? I can’t put my F8N down.
The F8N is the most wonderful recorder I’ve ever used though I still have fond memories of the H6 and I don’t forget we all started somewhere before upgrading <smile>.
I’m trying to find some external power banks I can use with the Zoom F8N.
I also bought some Lythium batteries fro the recorder a couple of weeks ago.
Lythium batteries have a long shelf life and are much lighter than alkaline batteries whilst giving more power.
To be clear here I’m talking about Lythium batteries and not Lythium-iron batteries.
The Lythium cells I bought come in the AA size at 1.5 volts each cell.

On 18 Feb 2019, at 5:06 am, Andy via Groups.Io <meikle.aiden=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Dane.

Thanks for that link. I'll check it out this evening.

Dane, when you got your Zoom F8n, did you buy a sound bag?

I got one and it's far too big and I'm aware that there is another smaller bag but I cannot find it. That's why I'm planning to wright to Zoom direct!

Keep the chin up and happy recording.

Very best wishes.

Andy.












Equivalent function in GoldWave as with MP3Gain?

Gerardo Corripio
 

Using MP3Gain for years to help raise the volume on certain MP3 files and folders, but I don’t know if it’s because of windows10 that when using the before-mentioned program, when a file is being worked on, a message pops on about where to save the log file to, which never happened before on Windows7 and below! I’m using a portable version of MP3Gain if it helps any; yu know how on the page, there’s a portable and instalable version; I was never able to install the version onto my Windows10 64Byte, thus decided to stick with the portable one. I was gifted in its time, a GoldWave license, thus I’d like to take full advantage of all waht GoldWave can offer, in which you can work as with MP3Gain, to raise and lower the volume of files, but I’ve not been able to figure out exactly what function within GoldWave’s Volume does the same task as with MP3Gain! What I only want is for the volume to be raised throughout the file, but what it seems to do (be the Automatic Gain and other related funcionts) to raise the volume to certain sounds or areas of the files being workd on! thanks for any tips.

Gera
Enviado desde mi iPhone SE de Telcel


Re: playlist maker

Barry Chapman
 

Hi Tim,

It depends on what you mean by a certain order. In Winamp, you can load an
entire folder of songs and create a playlist within the playlist editor
which you can output to a .m3u file. You can also move files up and down
within the editor. If you are wanting to use attributes within the ID3 tag
such as genre, I don't think you can do that within Winamp.

Alternatively, you can use the dir command line function in Windows to
create a list of files which you can save to a .m3u file.

Regards,
Barry Chapman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim
Grady
Sent: Monday, 18 February 2019 2:07 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] playlist maker

I ha pretty long list of .mp3 files that I would like to listen too in a
certain order. Is there a program that will automatically create a
playlist?


playlist maker

Tim Grady
 

I ha pretty long list of .mp3 files that I would like to listen too in a
certain order. Is there a program that will automatically create a
playlist?


Splitting large audio files using Total Recorder.

Donald L. Roberts
 

I posted this about ten days ago but got no response. So I hope that I will get some ideas from this repost.

I have the current version of Total Recorder, the professional version. I wish to split large mp3 files and am having difficulty figuring out just what comes first. Yes, I have read the help files. And If I understand what I read, I should first set the split criteria such as by size, by the length of pause, etc. I think I am on the right track because I was able to create a Queue file, but just what do I do to actually initiate the splitting of the large file?


Thanks.

Don Roberts


Re: URL for Zoom please

Andy
 

Hi again Dane.

It looks very much like both of us are the only people on this list with a Zoom F8N!

That'sa great pity as we could both benefit with more members with this gear.

I'm getting on very slowly Dane. I still have my Zoom H6 as a back-up, but I suppose I'll be selling it off to another member shortly.

As yet I still only have my Zoom H6 clip-on's - the XY and the right angle to work with.

I'm still trying to get the help I need to use my BSM Binaural microphones on my machine for street recordings.

Shortly, I'll be looking for a couple of Sure 57 microphones, stands and cables, for recording bands etc.

You were talking about batteries. I've decided not to use batteries as these would be too expensive.

I'm going to get an external power supply with the Herosi , Erosie, Parding the spelling, to run my machine for over ten hours. These are not too expensive and will save you spending all that money on batteries.

You did not say yet if you also purchased a sound bag. If you did, which one and do you like it?

Very best wishes.

Andy.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dane Trethowan" <grtdane@...>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 6:28 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] URL for Zoom please


So I take it you now have your Zoom F8N in some sort of working and recording order, how do you find it? I can’t put my F8N down.
The F8N is the most wonderful recorder I’ve ever used though I still have fond memories of the H6 and I don’t forget we all started somewhere before upgrading <smile>.
I’m trying to find some external power banks I can use with the Zoom F8N.
I also bought some Lythium batteries fro the recorder a couple of weeks ago.
Lythium batteries have a long shelf life and are much lighter than alkaline batteries whilst giving more power.
To be clear here I’m talking about Lythium batteries and not Lythium-iron batteries.
The Lythium cells I bought come in the AA size at 1.5 volts each cell.

On 18 Feb 2019, at 5:06 am, Andy via Groups.Io <meikle.aiden=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Dane.

Thanks for that link. I'll check it out this evening.

Dane, when you got your Zoom F8n, did you buy a sound bag?

I got one and it's far too big and I'm aware that there is another smaller bag but I cannot find it. That's why I'm planning to wright to Zoom direct!

Keep the chin up and happy recording.

Very best wishes.

Andy.







Re: URL for Zoom please

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

So I take it you now have your Zoom F8N in some sort of working and recording order, how do you find it? I can’t put my F8N down.
The F8N is the most wonderful recorder I’ve ever used though I still have fond memories of the H6 and I don’t forget we all started somewhere before upgrading <smile>.
I’m trying to find some external power banks I can use with the Zoom F8N.
I also bought some Lythium batteries fro the recorder a couple of weeks ago.
Lythium batteries have a long shelf life and are much lighter than alkaline batteries whilst giving more power.
To be clear here I’m talking about Lythium batteries and not Lythium-iron batteries.
The Lythium cells I bought come in the AA size at 1.5 volts each cell.

On 18 Feb 2019, at 5:06 am, Andy via Groups.Io <meikle.aiden=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Dane.

Thanks for that link. I'll check it out this evening.

Dane, when you got your Zoom F8n, did you buy a sound bag?

I got one and it's far too big and I'm aware that there is another smaller bag but I cannot find it. That's why I'm planning to wright to Zoom direct!

Keep the chin up and happy recording.

Very best wishes.

Andy.







Re: URL for Zoom please

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

Hmm.. I don’t know whether mine is a sound bag, I looked on eBay and found a Carry Case from the Zoom F8N.
The case is a little difficult to describe but I’ll do my best.
At one end is a transparent piece which you lift off to insert the recorder on one side whilst on the other you can insert say the AC mains adapter etc.
On the sides of the case are expandable pockets for extras such as microphones, leads etc.
All of this is held together with velcro clasps which can be moved and rearranged depending on the contents in the case.
At the other end is a zippered panel that gives you access to everything.

On 18 Feb 2019, at 5:06 am, Andy via Groups.Io <meikle.aiden=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Dane.

Thanks for that link. I'll check it out this evening.

Dane, when you got your Zoom F8n, did you buy a sound bag?

I got one and it's far too big and I'm aware that there is another smaller bag but I cannot find it. That's why I'm planning to wright to Zoom direct!

Keep the chin up and happy recording.

Very best wishes.

Andy.







Re: URL for Zoom please

Andy
 

Hi Dane.

Thanks for that link. I'll check it out this evening.

Dane, when you got your Zoom F8n, did you buy a sound bag?

I got one and it's far too big and I'm aware that there is another smaller bag but I cannot find it. That's why I'm planning to wright to Zoom direct!

Keep the chin up and happy recording.

Very best wishes.

Andy.


Re: URL for Zoom please

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Andy via
Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, 18 February 2019 4:30 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] URL for Zoom please

Hi all.

Has anyone got the URL for the Zoom company?

I wish to right to them regarding one of there products, but I cannot seem
to find it.

Any assistance would be very welcome.

Andy.


URL for Zoom please

Andy
 

Hi all.

Has anyone got the URL for the Zoom company?

I wish to right to them regarding one of there products, but I cannot seem to find it.

Any assistance would be very welcome.

Andy.


Re: Opening M4A's in Sound Forge 12

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

Okay well at that rate you’d be better off using Auto Replay gain which just about every audio Media Player supports.
This way the player does all the level adjustment for you to normalise everything.

On 16 Feb 2019, at 2:17 am, Steve Matzura <number6@...> wrote:

Just for my own use.


On 2/15/2019 10:17 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
Hi,
A side question if I may.
What’s the reason you wish to normalise these files. Are you going to be using them in some sort of project or are you just normalising them for your own listening?


On 16 Feb 2019, at 2:10 am, Steve Matzura <number6@...> wrote:

A friend read something for me on their Mac, and the files are Quicktime M4A format. I tried opening them in Sound Forge 12 to normalize them a bit, but was told by Sound Forge that I'm missing Quicktime version 7. A url was shown on the open error dialog which would take me to the download page where I could get Quicktime,but when I went there, the page said that Quicktime plugingsupport has been available in Windows since 2009. I'm not interested in plugin support, so should I download version 7 of Quicktime and install it anyway so I can open these files in SF 12? Or should I just punt the M4A files by normalizing and saving them in another format (like MP3) in Reaper?







Re: Opening M4A's in Sound Forge 12

Steve Matzura
 

Just for my own use.

On 2/15/2019 10:17 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
Hi,
A side question if I may.
What’s the reason you wish to normalise these files. Are you going to be using them in some sort of project or are you just normalising them for your own listening?


On 16 Feb 2019, at 2:10 am, Steve Matzura <number6@...> wrote:

A friend read something for me on their Mac, and the files are Quicktime M4A format. I tried opening them in Sound Forge 12 to normalize them a bit, but was told by Sound Forge that I'm missing Quicktime version 7. A url was shown on the open error dialog which would take me to the download page where I could get Quicktime,but when I went there, the page said that Quicktime plugingsupport has been available in Windows since 2009. I'm not interested in plugin support, so should I download version 7 of Quicktime and install it anyway so I can open these files in SF 12? Or should I just punt the M4A files by normalizing and saving them in another format (like MP3) in Reaper?





Re: Opening M4A's in Sound Forge 12

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

Hi,
A side question if I may.
What’s the reason you wish to normalise these files. Are you going to be using them in some sort of project or are you just normalising them for your own listening?

On 16 Feb 2019, at 2:10 am, Steve Matzura <number6@...> wrote:

A friend read something for me on their Mac, and the files are Quicktime M4A format. I tried opening them in Sound Forge 12 to normalize them a bit, but was told by Sound Forge that I'm missing Quicktime version 7. A url was shown on the open error dialog which would take me to the download page where I could get Quicktime,but when I went there, the page said that Quicktime plugingsupport has been available in Windows since 2009. I'm not interested in plugin support, so should I download version 7 of Quicktime and install it anyway so I can open these files in SF 12? Or should I just punt the M4A files by normalizing and saving them in another format (like MP3) in Reaper?





Opening M4A's in Sound Forge 12

Steve Matzura
 

A friend read something for me on their Mac, and the files are Quicktime M4A format. I tried opening them in Sound Forge 12 to normalize them a bit, but was told by Sound Forge that I'm missing Quicktime version 7. A url was shown on the open error dialog which would take me to the download page where I could get Quicktime,but when I went there, the page said that Quicktime plugingsupport has been available in Windows since 2009. I'm not interested in plugin support, so should I download version 7 of Quicktime and install it anyway so I can open these files in SF 12? Or should I just punt the M4A files by normalizing and saving them in another format (like MP3) in Reaper?


Re: Question re Winamp 5.66

JM Casey
 

Hey Tom.
I'm really not sure about that; I haven't installed the beta, but I seem to
remember looking at the change log and not seeing anything about that. Could
be wrong though.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Kaufman
Sent: February 13, 2019 5:52 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Question re Winamp 5.66

Okay, this brings up a question: if one were to install the new version of
Winamp that is supposed to be out, does it have the capability to auto-tag
as previous versions did? I know you said that gracenote no longer works
(and I know this to be true) but am just wondering if possibly Winamp could
have linked with another source?
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:21 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Question re Winamp 5.66

I don't remember exactly where the setting is to turn the function on and
off, but I think I removed the gracenote plugin as it is pretty much useless
now. So, you could always go to plugins and uninstall it from there.



-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Donald L.
Roberts
Sent: February 12, 2019 9:13 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Question re Winamp 5.66

Many of the CDs in my collection are home brew. Winamp 5.66 is my player of
choice. However, whenever I play one of these CDs, Winamp attempts to search
a database. Where in the settings do I go to preclude such a search?

Thanks.

Don Roberts


Re: Question re Winamp 5.66

Tom Kaufman
 

Okay, this brings up a question: if one were to install the new version of
Winamp that is supposed to be out, does it have the capability to auto-tag
as previous versions did? I know you said that gracenote no longer works
(and I know this to be true) but am just wondering if possibly Winamp could
have linked with another source?
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:21 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Question re Winamp 5.66

I don't remember exactly where the setting is to turn the function on and
off, but I think I removed the gracenote plugin as it is pretty much useless
now. So, you could always go to plugins and uninstall it from there.



-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Donald L.
Roberts
Sent: February 12, 2019 9:13 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Question re Winamp 5.66

Many of the CDs in my collection are home brew. Winamp 5.66 is my player of
choice. However, whenever I play one of these CDs, Winamp attempts to search
a database. Where in the settings do I go to preclude such a search?

Thanks.

Don Roberts


Re: Question re Winamp 5.66

JM Casey
 

I don't remember exactly where the setting is to turn the function on and
off, but I think I removed the gracenote plugin as it is pretty much useless
now. So, you could always go to plugins and uninstall it from there.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Donald L.
Roberts
Sent: February 12, 2019 9:13 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Question re Winamp 5.66

Many of the CDs in my collection are home brew. Winamp 5.66 is my player of
choice. However, whenever I play one of these CDs, Winamp attempts to search
a database. Where in the settings do I go to preclude such a search?

Thanks.

Don Roberts


Re: Olympus Ls-14

Andy
 

Hi John.

Pleased about that. Enjoy happy recording.

Very best wishes.

Andy.

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Heath via Groups.Io" <gus1888=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 4:55 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Olympus Ls-14


Thanks! Got it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Andy via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:14 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Olympus Ls-14

Here it is John.

Enjoy the device and the mp3.

Download link:

https://www.sendspace.com/file/9e6yku

Very best wishes.

Andy.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Heath via Groups.Io" <gus1888=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 12:27 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Olympus Ls-14


Thanks so much. It looks like quite the machine.

-----Original Message-----
From: Andy via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 6:30 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Olympus Ls-14

Hi John.

I have a podcaste doen by Neal Ewars, who is himself blind, and I'm
currently uploading it for you to Sendspace.

I will send you the download link as soon as it's up.

Very best wishes.

Andy.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Heath via Groups.Io" <gus1888=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 4:44 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Olympus Ls-14


Sorry for joining late, but I just realized that the recorder a friend gave me is in fact the one you are talking, the 14. Anyone know where I can get operating instructions? Looks like a wonderful solid machine.

-----Original Message-----
From: Hamit Campos
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2019 9:51 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Olympus Ls-14

Yeah the most epic thing the LS-14 has is smart mode. I like smart mode
always came in handy. For those that don't know, what happens in smart
mode is you press record. The mics open up at a low level and thus you
may not hear much if at all on yuor headphones. But the machine is
listening. So the idea is you then if it's a practised thing make the
loudest sound you're gonna record for this recording. Than as you do
this you press record again or if it counts down you let it run out and
it re-opens the mics at a proper level for the loudest sound you are
having it hear. Too bad the LS-100 didn't have this and too bad the 14
doesn't have XLRs or phantum power for true studio mics. But I did and
still kinda do use it with my AT-8022. I like how it's mics are spread
apart. At 90 degrees the LS-14 I find gives me a wider immige than the
XY H6 mics. Meh even at 120 because of how the H6 mics are pointed they
are wider but not spacious like the Olympus mics. I did suggest making
an A B peace for the H6 and 5 now they're doing snap off peaces. I even
had them look up the LS-14 to see how the mics are. But again I don't
worry much. I use my AT-8022. And I really would like to get a
independent pare of mics. like the new SE Electronics SE7 mics. They're
199$ a factory matched stereo pair. You will have to get the XLR cables
your self though.

On 2/10/2019 12:02 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
I’m very glad you mentioned the Olympus LS-14 actually.
I tried to get hold of one last year but had to settle for the LS-P4 - no problem there -.
One did come up on eBay just recently so I snapped it up.
In a few days I will be able to see what the LS-14 offers and of course I’ll be using the excellent review Neal Ewers did on the machine as a reference.
Pity about not being able to use rechargeable batteries with the LS-14 so I’ll use one of the Powerbanks I have instead.


On 10 Feb 2019, at 3:46 pm, Hamit Campos <hamitcampos@...> wrote:

Ah well 48 KHZ 24 bits is the web standard anyways. I guess I'm just
coming from another perspective I heard on another of Scott's shows.
Where if you record in 96 let's say, when you resample you'll get a
better 48 24 recording. I've even used 44 thousand 100 16 bits CD audio
on mine just because the LS-14 can't play anything elase in mono. It has
to be CD quality for it to work in mono. Which I was confused by when I
got it. Because all the DMs I'd had before this even playeed 48 16 in
mono though they didn't record that. But oh well. I can't wait to hear
some F8N samples.

On 2/9/2019 9:51 PM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
I chose 96K 24-bit because not all functions of the Zoom F8N support higher bit rates, Auto Mix for example but nevertheless 96K is a damn good rate to be using with 24 bit.
I can understand where the engineer is coming from in a lot of ways setting the sampling rate at 48KHZ.
Whilst I prefer higher myself a lot of computers would probably have trouble handling any more than 48K depending on the software and Sound Card being used so that would be one factor to take into consideration.
With the Mac which I use most of the time this isn’t a problem.
The other point being here is that you’re making live recordings and you probably won’t be wanting to master them.
So back to the recorder itself.
I’ve been going through the menu options as I’ve been telling the list over the last month or so.
The first 2 options in the memory are “Finder” and “Medadata For Next Take”.
The Finder allows you to search for content within folders on the SD card or cards if you have more than one installed.
I’ve not examined this option but will do in the future when I work out how to connect a Keyboard to the F8N though even then without speech there seems little point.
On the other hand Enter Metadata for Next Take may be slightly useable with a keyboard. No, I won’t get any feedback however I should be able to remember the order in which the metadata is presented thus I can move through the fields etc.
The manual for the F8N gives specific keyboard commands to do just that.
The next 2 options in the menu system are Input and Output respectively and I’ll be working on those next week.


On 10 Feb 2019, at 7:48 am, Hamit Campos <hamitcampos@...> wrote:

Ah yes I forgot that. Yes the higher the quality, the more memory you'll
need. Especially if you're also planning to go multi channal.
On 2/9/2019 3:28 PM, Dane Trethowan wrote:

I can’t argue with the statements below.
I actually have my F8N and other recorders set to 96K 24-bit but in the end its up to the individual how they want things done.
One has to remember too that with higher bit rates then the bigger SD memory card you’ll require.
So what given the Zoom F8N can take 2 512GB memory cards? Well the so what comes to quite a bit of money to lay out if you wish to proceed down that path.


On 10 Feb 2019, at 6:31 am, Hamit Campos <hamitcampos@...> wrote:

h that's 1 of the things I've been putting to the test with my H6 That whole the human ear can't hear super HD 96 KHZ or 192 KHZ 24 bits audio thing. Now if you think of it as a frequency responce thing that should be true. Hell not only can't you hear it, most condencers can't. But it's not necessarily a frequency thing. Another ingenier on Scott Wilkinson's Home Theater Geeks show explained it this way. Andy you were right. It's a resolution thig It's like being able to take 192 pictures per second. He compaired it to the rappid fire camera shutter clicking you hear at presidentual things or what not. The 24 bits gives you more open dinamic range. Things don't over load and destort as easy I suppose and you can get louder and quieter in 24 bits. Again someone help out here if you wish I'm no real audio expert like Neal or this man that helped you out Andy. But I'm just telling ya what I have heard other experts say. I say again if I had an F8N best believe it bro 192 KHZ 24 bits is the first thing that gets set on it. Oh and on your clip on mics. If they use the little head phone like plug they won't use phantum. They use what's called plug in power. So you'll need the Zoom XYH6 peace or even the XY H5 peace. Then connect them to that.

On 2/9/2019 12:24 PM, Andy via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Dane and list.

Further to my last message a few weeks ago when I advised that I had secured the assistance of my local bar maid to describe the layout and functions of my Zoom F8N, and that I had also secured assistance in setting my device up by the Radio Operations Manager at BBC Radio Scotlands flagship at Pacific Quay.

Well guys all went very well indeed.

I recorded the bar maid on my old Olympus DS50, so I can return to that as often as I need. The BBC engineer's visit was slightly later than planned and I simply forgot all about making a recording! Shame that.

Anyway Dane. You were right, the functionality is laid out very simply and very tactilly and like you said, it's going to be a piece of cake.

Although I was wanting him to set up 24 bit WAV at 192, he recomended against this and droped to the standard of 40 or 48. He stated that the human ear really could not tell the difference. I just wanted it because it was there.

After he asked me of the kind of recording I did, he recommented that tracks 1 through 4 should be on microphone and tracks 5 through 8 Line in.

Anyway I couldn't argue with a sound engineer of our capital radio station, haha.

Anyway it's all done now and I intend to use my old X Y and Side angle microphones to plug directly into the device for desk-top or table-top recordings.

But it's a Field Recorder so I want to get out and about in the streets and record things, so the clip-on microphones will be of little use as the device will be in a sound bag.

So I'm looking for a good microphone that I can attach to my jacket.

I would love to use my BSM Binaural microphones for this but I don't know exactly how to do this. Obviously I'd need an adaptor to take the small plug up to quarter of an inch. But would I need Phantom power turned on, on that channel?

One thing is for sure I cannot walk through the streets of Glasgow with a guide dog on my left, a sound bag hanging from my right and me holding a microphone out in front of me. This is why I like the BSm 9 Clip on microphones.

Any advice regarding how best to use my BSM binaural microphones out of doors or an alternative type of body microphone that anyone can recommend would be very helpful.

Very best wishes.

Andy.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Dane Trethowan" <grtdane@...>
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I’m not laughing and I’m very lucky I guess in that I’m curious and I get some sighted assistance every now and then to give me a hand.
Firstly the Zoom F8N stands on 4 rubber feet which are placed on the bottom of the recorder so you know where the bottom is by the feel of the rubber feet.
The top is easily identified by 4 slotted screws that hold the recorder into the rack mount.
There is a handle on each side of the recorder so when the recorder is standing on its rubber feet these each handle will be protruding from either side of the recorder.
The display of the recorder therefor is on the front left with the control panel taking up the rest of the area on the front panel.
On the left hand side you have tracks 1 through 4 as XLR/TRS inputs along with the 2 SD Card slots and the multi function USB port.
On the right hand side you have tracks 5 through 8 XLR/TRS inputs along with the external power supply socket mini XLR out sockets, a sub output socket and the headphones socket.
On the back from left to right there is the Zoom Capsule connector which has a cover over it, 2 sockets which are for Time syncing with a video camera and so on and the 9 volts DC power socket for the supplied AC adapter.
At the bottom on the recorder at the back in the centre is the screw to you losen to remove the battery compartment door so you will have to turn the recorder upside down to insert batteries.


On 26 Jan 2019, at 11:34 am, Andy via Groups.Io <meikle.aiden=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Dane and list.

Regarding my Zoom F8n, I managed to secure the assistance from the BBC Radio Scotland's, radio Operations Manager today by phone and I'm delighted that he is willing to set up my Zoom F8n for me.

This is fantastic because I don't know anyone up here in the wilderness of Scotland who could help me out.

So I'm meeting him a his work in 2 weeks time and although the setting up should be simple for him, I'm still very unsure of the device I've purchased.

I'm hoping to get my local bar maid to describe the recorder and it's buttons and also the Zoom bag that I also purchased and of course I've also got Youtube.

But I really got to ask Dane this silly question.

I've unboxed my Zoom and it looks as though it stands on it's left side vertically, however the rather large and clumsy Zoom F8n bag I purchased will only take the device laying on it's back.

So how would anyone see the display on the right edge if it's in a bag?

Dane, I'm sure will be having a good old laugh at me, as I've had the device for about 3 months now.

So please dane, be gentle with me, hahaha!

Very best wishes.

Andy.