How to Connect Two Sennheiser G3 Wireless systems to a Zoom H4n | 2020

How to Connect Two Sennheiser G3 Wireless systems to a Zoom H4n | 2020 1

<span class="s1">Connecting multiple wireless systems can be so tricky at times, They can present problems such as Intermodulation Distortion, Radio Frequency Interference and Static on each unit. The Sennheiser G3 wireless system is a really intelligent piece of kit that has 20 Banks with 12 Presets per Bank allowing you to use multiple G3 units trouble free. In this article you will read how to connect and operate Two Sennheiser G3 wireless systems together to the Zoom H4n. Read on!
  

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Connecting Two Sennheiser G3 wireless systems to a Zoom H4n 

TESTIMONIALS USING THIS METHOD

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Thanks for posting this video, I had never recorded two lavs to H4n before and the steps you detailed made it simple!

DC VW1
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Exactly what I was looking for, thank you! I look forward to your videos in the future.

Jt Coakley
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You’re amazing for this

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EQUIPMENT NEEDED

Perform the same steps for each Wireless Sennheiser G3 system

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Two separate Wireless Receivers and Transmitters

I’ve labelled the Receiver sets ‘1’ and ‘2’ so the setup is easy to follow

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ME 2 Lavalier Microphone

This is needed for each Wireless set

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CL 100 XLR Cable

This is needed for each Wireless set

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Zoom H4n

This is what to use when recording the audio

RESETTING EACH SYSTEM TO FACTORY SETTINGS

This is to ensure that each Sennheiser G3 system doesn’t give any issues. Do this for both Sennheiser sets.

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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 to go to the B&H Photo Video site to read about Setting Up Multiple Sennheiser G3 Wireless Microphone Systems

SELECTING DIFFERENT CHANNELS ON EACH SYSTEM

Each Wireless Sennheiser G3 system has to operate on different channels. They won’t work together if this step is missed.

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Menu > Easy Setup > Scan New List

This needs to be done on both SET 1 and SET 2

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Menu > Easy Setup > Scan New List

This needs to be done on both SET 1 and SET 2

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Menu > Easy Setup > Scan New List

This needs to be done on both SET 1 and SET 2

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Menu > Easy Setup > Scan New List

This needs to be done on both SET 1 and SET 2

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Menu > Easy Setup > Scan New List

This needs to be done on both SET 1 and SET 2

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Menu > Easy Setup > Scan New List

This needs to be done on both SET 1 and SET 2

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Menu > Easy Setup > Scan New List

This needs to be done on both SET 1 and SET 2

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Menu > Easy Setup > Scan New List

This needs to be done on both SET 1 and SET 2

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Menu > Easy Setup > Scan New List

This needs to be done on both SET 1 and SET 2

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Menu > Easy Setup > Scan New List

This needs to be done on both SET 1 and SET 2

CLICK HERE TO CONNECT A SINGLE SENNHEISER G3 UNIT

SYNCING EACH G3 SET TO IT’S OWN RECEIVER AND TRANSMITTER

Each Wireless Sennheiser G3 Receiver has to be Synced to its own Transmitter

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Line up the Infrared panels of the Receiver and Transmitter

Have them fairly close. Then, on the Receiver scroll to Menu > Sync > Press Set

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Green RF light confirms Sync

The check mark with the green RF light confirms the Sync

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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: UNLINK INPUTS

Each Wireless Sennheiser G3 Receiver has to be Synced to its own Transmitter

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Unlink the Zoom H4n inputs

As there 2 sets of the Sennheisser G3, we need to record them on separate inputs 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 of both G3 sets together

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

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Connect both Set 1 and Set 2 to the Zoom H4n

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

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EQUIPMENT USED

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EQUIPMENT USED

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