Hi, i have zoom h1 field recorder. The other day i took it to a live event and got line out from the mixer from the dj guy there. The music was very very loud.
So I had set the levels low (at around -12db) and everything was looking fine - the meter on the zoom h1 never showed that the sound clipped.
But, when i got back home , the audio was distorted.
The mixer guy had given me line out from the tape out ports i think.
I also did another experiment where the audio from the mixer was fed to the laptop and from the laptop's headphone out port , i fed the audio to zoom h1 and set the levels low - the result was still the same, the audio was distorted.
I am really disappointed with the results. Is there something i m doing wrong or is the line out signal from the mixer too hot for zoom h1 ?
I don't mind buying a new recorder if that solves the issue. I really want the recorder to record clean audio from the line inputs. I dont use the onboard mics or any other feature for that matter. Just need it to record line in without any distortion.