Zoom H4n Introduction – How to plug in an XLR or 1/4″ mic

Description from YouTube:

In this video, I show you how to plug in a mic which uses an XLR or 1/4″ cable such as the Shure SM58.  I also show you how to adjust the volumes to try to avoid audio clipping but also background noises.  And finally I show you how to record from more than one microhpone at a time, and how to adjust the volumes of each microphone.

I already posted videos to show how to use the built-in microphones of the Zoom H4n, and also how to use a microphone with a 3.5mm cable.

I will also upload a video on how to synchronize video and audio, and another one on how to remove the background noise from your audio files.

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This video was filmed with the Canon Rebel T2i camera and the Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens.  Since I needed both the Zoom and the Neewer lapel mic for demonstrations in this video, the audio is sadly recorded by the onboard microhpone of the T2i.

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Jean-Pierre La Forest

Photographer / Videographer at Studio JPIC
Jean-Pierre La Forest is a photographer and videographer based out of Florenceville-Bristol, NB, Canada. JP specializes in commercial and tourism photography and videography, where he helps businesses, artists, and towns to market themselves. He also teaches the art of photography on his YouTube channel and blog. You can reach him on

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