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zoom h1 recorder


Wear your headphones!

Keep the microphone close to the mouth for great sound!

Make sure the voice you are recording is coming in between -6 and -12 on the left-side levels meter.

Double check that you are actually recording!

Make sure to do introductions & say where you are.

Record two minutes of silence! (even if it feels weird)

Make sure you have enough battery power.

If you need more AA batteries, go to Benita in the President's Office-- she has them for you!




Need to troubleshoot and can't reach one of us. These are two how-to videos that will (hopefully) be helpful:


An excellent resource for questions about gear, advice on story-making, and general best practices is Transom.org !