Audiotimecode into Zoom H6 via XLR Input

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I have successfully been able to use the Zoom H6 to synch timecode using the line in on the XY module mic – very similar to the H4n recommended setup in the white paper.

But this means of course, that I can’t use the XY mic or the Shotgun capsule mics.

So is it possible to plug in the Tentacle synch into one of the XLR/TRS inputs? I get that it would be be an unbalanced output going into a balanced output but would this work with an adapter?

I tried searching the forum but couldn’t find any other responses so thought I’d post.

Thanks in advance.

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Yes this will work. You don’t need an adapter. Connect pin 3 to pin 1 on the male XLR and don’t use phantom power. You can use mic level or line level if you use the TRS.

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Thanks Fokke, I will try that out and report back. Also excited to try out TentacleSync Software 1.01 which I see is now out.

Now a Manual would be nice for a newbie like me, instead of clicking around the menus and trying to figure it out 🙂

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Fokke thanks for the insight.  I just got the H6.  Can you clarify what pin 3 and pin 1 are?  Im assuming those are referring to the inputs on the H6

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sorry for the late answer, although i think you must have found the answer using google already.
XLR’s have three pins, for balanced audio signals.
If you are using unbalanced output connections to an balanced input, most of the time the signal is only connected to the positive balanced input, which is pin #2 on the XLR. And pin#3 is connected to pin#1 (which is ground)

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I’m using a Zoom H5, with Sync-E connected to bottom input with 1/4″ adapter; those XLR inputs also accept 1/4″ plugs. So track 1 for timecode/sync, and stereo mic L/R for actual audio content.

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