Zoom H5 DIY

Zoom H5 – Going deeper…

In my previous post about the Zoom H5, I had to stick with original Zoom vidéos since I could not find really nice tips & tricks. Anyway, I've found some very interesting stuff about the Zoom H5.. It goes from the teardown to the painting of the unit along must have accessories and much more! … Continue reading Zoom H5 – Going deeper…

Zoom H5 / XYH-5

Zoom H5 – Official Videos

To follow with my previous post about the Zoom H1 update along a few tips and tricks, I've been searching for some similar videos but specifically for the Zoom H5. To my surprise, I didn't found anything truly relevant in terms of "tips and tricks"... So, I decided to compile the official Zoom videos about … Continue reading Zoom H5 – Official Videos

Zoom H1

Zoom H1 Update + tips & tricks

Yesterday, I wanted to update the firmware of my Zoom H1 to version 2.1 and I must say the processus was easy and quick! I downloaded the zip file from Zoom website, uncompressed it into a folder and copied the ".bin" file to the Zoom H1 microSDHC. https://youtu.be/CHW_jwFKtr0 This 2.1 update allows me to use … Continue reading Zoom H1 Update + tips & tricks

Zoom H1

Live African Music

Yesterday afternoon, there was live African music in the streets of Tournai (Be) along free food... The ambience was crazy nice and people enjoyed to see amazing performers dancing on the percussions in a pure African style , children running all around and despite rain in the morning, the afternoon was under the sun! I … Continue reading Live African Music

Zoom H1 - SB-666 Microphone

Zoom H1 – SF-666 Microphone test

I recently got my hands on a Zoom H1 that quickly became the ideal alternative to my Zoom H5 when I want to go recording as light as possible. Since the Zoom H1 is equipped with a Mic/Line In, I connected a SF-666 microphone and started to record sounds in my garden. I share here … Continue reading Zoom H1 – SF-666 Microphone test

Minidisc

Audio Archiving – New media added “Minidisc”

Minidisc is the newly added “obsolete” media to the growing list of audio archiving possibilities. Minidisc has always been my favorite digital (magneto-optical in fact) media since it joined the solid aspects of the K7 Tape and the pleasure of vinyl aesthetics mainly due to the different colours available through different brands producing Minidisc. It's one of … Continue reading Audio Archiving – New media added “Minidisc”

Microcassette

Audio Archiving – New media added “Microcassette”

Microcassette is the newly added "obsolete" media to the growing list of audio archiving possibilities. Microcassette was mainly present in answering machines of the 70's / 80's and a popular media used with handy recorders. Microcassette is usually provided in 30 and 60 minutes length and sounds quite similar to normal K7 tapes (hiss, noise, … Continue reading Audio Archiving – New media added “Microcassette”

PAR84 Spotlight

PAR84 Spotlight

Not so much related to sound design or audio recording but quite interesting anyway... On Monday morning, I was on my way to work, it was snowing, I suddenly saw that someone has put there in the middle of a street... 3 PAR84 spotlights and I was very frustrated that I didn't had the time … Continue reading PAR84 Spotlight

Pré-vox Mix 900 (DIN Mixer)

Pré-Vox Mix 900

A truly old school mixer actually used to prepare "Lost In Time" DJ mix made from K7 tapes and more generally to keep under hands any vintage gear equipped with DIN connections. I've found that mixer at Cash Converters, a second hand shop and paid only 3,90 euros! The mixer offers 6 DIN inputs : … Continue reading Pré-Vox Mix 900

Nikon D 3100

Nikon D 3100 – Lens Comparaison

To document places and stuff I record with the Zoom H5 and various microphones or even to just enjoy the practice of Photography, I bought myself a second hand entry level DSLR from Nikon, the D 3100 model that I got for a very cheap price along a polyvalent lens. I was lucky enough to … Continue reading Nikon D 3100 – Lens Comparaison