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Zoom H3-VR anyone?
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Ralf R Radermacher
2018-11-17 20:07:16 UTC
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The Zoom H3-VR has hit the shops in Europe and I got mine a good week
ago. All ok, so far, with the exception of a harmless bug (file date 8
hours earlier than real time clock) and a mechanical prob (slightly
wobbly fixing of the mics causing noise under some circumstances).

Haven't had time for much testing with the exception of a few short
takes outside in street traffic and some railway noises last night.

Above all: The remote control by iPhone app is absolutely brilliant.
I'll never buy a recorder without it again.

The sound seems OK but the post-processing software from the Zoom
website is nothing to write home about. Essential features like level
control and normalising are lacking and I'm not too happy with the
conversion to Binaural.

So, if anyone has suggestions for better Mac ambisonics software or
plugins I'd love to hear from you.

Ralf
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Joseph Anderson
2018-11-19 19:06:50 UTC
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Hi Ralf,

You could also try using the Ambisonic Toolkit
<http://www.ambisonictoolkit.net/>....



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Post by Ralf R Radermacher
The Zoom H3-VR has hit the shops in Europe and I got mine a good week
ago. All ok, so far, with the exception of a harmless bug (file date 8
hours earlier than real time clock) and a mechanical prob (slightly
wobbly fixing of the mics causing noise under some circumstances).
Haven't had time for much testing with the exception of a few short
takes outside in street traffic and some railway noises last night.
Above all: The remote control by iPhone app is absolutely brilliant.
I'll never buy a recorder without it again.
The sound seems OK but the post-processing software from the Zoom
website is nothing to write home about. Essential features like level
control and normalising are lacking and I'm not too happy with the
conversion to Binaural.
So, if anyone has suggestions for better Mac ambisonics software or
plugins I'd love to hear from you.
Ralf
--
Ralf R. Radermacher - Köln/Cologne, Germany
Blog : http://the-real-fotoralf.blogspot.com
Audio : http://aporee.org/maps/projects/fotoralf
Web : http://www.fotoralf.de
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Ralf R Radermacher
2018-11-21 12:11:04 UTC
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...a mechanical prob (slightly
wobbly fixing of the mics causing noise under some circumstances).
I've spoken to Zoom's German importers on the phone. They've done their
own tests and confirm the looseness and the rattling of the mic
assembly. No, they say, this isn't a serial defect. It's meant to be
like this and if it causes problems e.g. when recording in a moving
vehicle then the H3 is just not suited for this particular application.

They suggest trying to fix the problem with a bit of adhesive tape.

Draw your own conclusions...

Ralf
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Ralf R. Radermacher - Köln/Cologne, Germany
Blog : http://the-real-fotoralf.blogspot.com
Audio : http://aporee.org/maps/projects/fotoralf
Web : http://www.fotoralf.de
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