We tend to get a lot of questions regarding the Zoom ZH4N for recording podcasts. We had two questions this week on the show asking about mic setups for this incredible little recorder. However, if you’re still considering spending the money on an H4N, you may want to look at the new Zoom H6 as well.
This recorder just came out last month, and while the price is about $130 more than the H4N, what I really like about it is that it has 4 dedicated XLR inputs, each with it’s own dedicated gain control. Now that is cool!
This is perfect for anyone who has multiple guests on a show, and can easily replace the need for a 4 XLR input sound mixer. Plus unlike a dedicated sound mixer, it’s portable enough to carry anywhere! Not only that, it’s perfect for getting great audio if you shoot video with a DSLR camera. You can find it over at B&H here.
More questions this week on the show
Of course, we have more online business questions on the show:
1) Rick wants to know which WordPress theme to use for his niche site – Thesis or FlexSqueeze?
2) Rick is also having some issues with Twitter:
“I literally receive an email from Twitter at least every other week for the past 3 months, telling me my account has been compromised and they’ve reset my password. It’s becoming an irritation to say the least.Any suggestions??”
Outside of contacting Twitter support, we’ll be suggesting some things for Rick to look for.
3) Ed wants to know which kind of mic he should use with the H4N for man on the street interviews – a lapel mic or XLR? We’ll be discussing which one is ideal for his situation.
4) Reed is wanting to take content from his old website to launch a new site. To jumpstart it, he wants to take about 10 articles from the larger site and use redirects to the new site where the articles first appeared. His question is, “Are there any ramifications to doing this with Google?”
We’ll be taking all of these questions and more!