How to Connect a Sennheiser G3 Wireless system to a Zoom H4n | 2020

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<span class="s1">Using wireless microphones can be so frustrating for many video creators. They can present many problems such as Intermodulation Distortion, Radio Frequency Interference and Static to name a few. However the Sennheiser G3 wireless system has ways to combat all of this. In this article you will read how to connect a Sennheiser G3 wireless system to the Zoom H4n. Read on!
  

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Connecting a Sennheiser G3 wireless system to a Zoom H4n 

TESTIMONIALS USING THIS METHOD

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Click here to read about the benefits of using a wireless microphone

WHAT IS RADIO FREQUENCY

Radio frequencies (RF) are waves that operate between 3 kHz to 300 GHz. This frequency band is used for wireless communication and broadcasting between devices.

Equipment like the Sennheiser G3 Wireless system can be tricky to setup because it depends on Radio frequencies to make them operate correctly. Radio frequency communications are always around us, whether using a laptop, mobile phone or a smart TV. Also Broadcast Towers on the road as well as Satellite dishes on homes use radio transmissions to operate.
Below you will see just some of the devices that operate using Radio Waves.

devices-radio-waves-audio-issuesNOTE When devices share the same radio frequency you might experience issues such as interference resulting in your devices not operating how they should

WHAT IS RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE

As mentioned above Radio frequencies operate between 3 kHz to 300 GHz so if two or more devices share the same frequency, for example, if the radio frequency of a satellite dish intersects the frequency of a mobile phone, the latter will suffer from radio interference. The mobile phone will not work as it should and you’ve probably experienced this at some stage.

HOW DOES THE SENNHEISER G3 AVOID THIS RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE
The Sennheiser G3 Lavalier system is a genius piece of kit because usually when a few devices share the same radio frequency interference occurs. However, the Sennheiser G3 can tune into so many different frequencies and channels hence reducing interference.  

 SENNHEISER G3 CAN SELECT FROM 1,680 DIFFERENT CHANNELS! 

STEPS FOR CONNECTING THE SENNHEISER G3 TO THE ZOOM H4N
EQUIPMENT NEEDED
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Sennheiser Receiver and Transmitter

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ME 2 Lavalier Microphone

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CL 100 XLR Cable

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Zoom H4n

To read about how to Connect a Zoom H4n to a Mixer click here OR click on the image below

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RESET THE RECEIVER AND TRANSMITTER

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Open battery compartments to reveal operating buttons

Do this for both the Receiver and Transmitter

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Press the On / Off button to power up both units

Do this for both the Receiver and Transmitter

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Press the Set button > Scroll to the Advanced Menu

Then press Set to select it

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Scroll to the Reset option

Then press Set to select it

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The unit is now Restored to Factory settings

Check both units to confirm this

CLICK HERE FOR CONNECTING TWO SENNHEISER G3 UNITS

SCAN FOR A FREE CHANNEL ON THE RECEIVER

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Press Set > Menu > Easy Setup > Press Set

This will lead you to the Scan New List option

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Scanning Frequencies will begin

The scan will take around 55 seconds to complete

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The free Channels and Frequencies will be displayed

Select the Bank with the most free channels

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Press Set to store the new Channel

Test the Channel to confirm no other Frequencies are causing interference with it


SYNC THE RECEIVER AND TRANSMITTER

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On the Receiver scroll to Menu > Sync > Press Set

Wait for the checkmark to confirm the sync

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Line up the Infrared panels of the Receiver and Transmitter

Have them fairly close

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Sync success

The check mark shows that the transmitter has been successfully synced to the receiver

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Green RF light confirms Sync

The check mark with the green RF light confirms the Sync

 

 

ZOOM H4N: AUDIO SETUP

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Unlink the Zoom H4n inputs

As there is only one lavalier microphone, we need to record that one mono input into the Zoom H4n

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Menu > 1/2 Link > select Off

Once Unlink is off, the H4n won’t combine the audio as a dual mono audio

CONNECTING THE RECEIVER TO THE ZOOM H4N

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Connecting up the Receiver

Connect the Sennheiser CL100 cable to the G3 receiver’s AF Out port.

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Connecting up the Zoom H4n

Connect the XLR to Input 1 on the Zoom H4n

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Testing the audio level on the Zoom H4n

Press record on the H4n to test the audio level of the microphone. Adjust the audio level so it doesn’t clip

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EQUIPMENT USED

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