Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!


SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Modern Piano Moving
Modern Piano Moving
(ad)
Virtual Sheet Music
Download Sheet Music Instantly
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Sheet Music...
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
Who's Online Now
132 registered members (anotherscott, Bambers, acdyer23, Almaviva, 38 invisible), 2,134 guests, and 12 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#1043202 - 05/09/08 03:38 PM Zoom H2 help needed!  
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 546
OldFingers Offline
500 Post Club Member
OldFingers  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 546
Boston, MA
My Zoom H2 was working beautifully with MacOSX Tiger. But then I upgraded to Leopard and I can no longer get the Mac to recognize the H2. Any suggestions?


Aspiring Retirement Home Lounge Pianist
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1043203 - 05/09/08 04:24 PM Re: Zoom H2 help needed!  
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,456
Triryche Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Triryche  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,456
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Do you need a driver for the zoom?

#1043204 - 05/09/08 04:30 PM Re: Zoom H2 help needed!  
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,456
Triryche Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Triryche  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,456
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
I found this on their site:

Please note: The Zoom H2 will not mount as a USB Drive on MAC OS X 10.5.0 Leopard unless you update to H2 Firmware version 1.2 or higher.

You may download the latest H2 frimware and read the installation instructions at Zoom's site HERE (if the link ask you to install a language pack, you can just cancel)

the above note is from this site:
http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=1916

#1043205 - 05/09/08 09:40 PM Re: Zoom H2 help needed!  
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 546
OldFingers Offline
500 Post Club Member
OldFingers  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 546
Boston, MA
Triryche, thanks for the links. I'll do the upgrade tomorrow when I'm fresh.

Bob


Aspiring Retirement Home Lounge Pianist
(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search
#1043206 - 05/09/08 11:02 PM Re: Zoom H2 help needed!  
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 257
cscl Offline
Full Member
cscl  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 257
Suburban Boston
Yes, this is all you need to do, but as I recall when I had this problem, I had to download the firmware update on another Mac not running Leopard, one that recognizes the Zoom H2, and then I did the upgrade and went back to my Leopard machine and all was well.


cscl
Estonia 190 Satin Ebony
ABF Recitals: [Linked Image]x9 — Studio Recitals: x17
[Linked Image][Linked Image]*
#1043207 - 05/10/08 07:09 PM Re: Zoom H2 help needed!  
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 546
OldFingers Offline
500 Post Club Member
OldFingers  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 546
Boston, MA
Nothing is simple! I went to the link Triryche suggested and found, as CSCL pointed out, that it was next to impossible to upgrade directly via Leopard. I happened to have a windows machine and tried the upgrade there, only to find out, after a couple of wasted hours, that my Windows 2000 would not do, only XP or Vista. What a pain! Now I need to locate a friend who has Tiger or XP or Vista.


Aspiring Retirement Home Lounge Pianist
#1043208 - 05/10/08 10:42 PM Re: Zoom H2 help needed!  
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 4,126
TX-Dennis Offline
4000 Post Club Member
TX-Dennis  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 4,126
Texas
That does sound like a real pain in the butt. Does Mac not have the ability to unzip files, or what? I seem to recall that I just had to download the file, unzip it, and copy it to the memory card. I don't do Mac, but it seems strange to me that one couldn't do that on a Mac.


Dennis
[Linked Image]
flickr

#1043209 - 05/10/08 10:53 PM Re: Zoom H2 help needed!  
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 278
ted.stanion Offline
Full Member
ted.stanion  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 278
Portland, OR
Quote
Originally posted by TX-Dennis:
That does sound like a real pain in the butt. Does Mac not have the ability to unzip files, or what? I seem to recall that I just had to download the file, unzip it, and copy it to the memory card. I don't do Mac, but it seems strange to me that one couldn't do that on a Mac.
I believe the problem is the last step. How can you copy the file if the Mac doesn't recognize the H2. If the Mac recognized the H2, then the original problem wouldn't exist.

Ted

#1043210 - 05/10/08 10:56 PM Re: Zoom H2 help needed!  
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,789
bitWrangler Offline
1000 Post Club Member
bitWrangler  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,789
Central TX
Quote
Originally posted by TX-Dennis:
That does sound like a real pain in the butt. Does Mac not have the ability to unzip files, or what? I seem to recall that I just had to download the file, unzip it, and copy it to the memory card. I don't do Mac, but it seems strange to me that one couldn't do that on a Mac.
The issue isn't simply unzipping the file (certainly the Mac can do that, as well as Win2K). The problem is the catch 22 that he faces, he can't get his Leopard Mac to recognize the Zoom as a storage device until he upgrades the Zoom firmware, however, he can't upgrade the Zoom firmware because he can't use his Mac to copy the firmware onto the Zoom, until he updates the firmware ........

One other solution is to use a USB based memory card reader. Take the card out of the Zoom, put it into the reader, connect the reader to the Mac, copy the firmware to the appropriate place on the memory card, put card back in Zoom, boot Zoom, voila! Memory card readers are chez cheap (Fry's has them regularly for $10).

#1043211 - 05/10/08 11:15 PM Re: Zoom H2 help needed!  
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 257
cscl Offline
Full Member
cscl  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 257
Suburban Boston
I suppose this thread should stand as a warning to those current Tiger users with a Zoom H2 who are planning to move up to Leopard. Fortunately for me, I had another Mac running Tiger, so I was able to update the firmware through that Mac, then connect back to my laptop running Leopard.

The good news is that all will be well once you get the firmware updated!


cscl
Estonia 190 Satin Ebony
ABF Recitals: [Linked Image]x9 — Studio Recitals: x17
[Linked Image][Linked Image]*
#1043212 - 05/11/08 12:20 PM Re: Zoom H2 help needed!  
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 546
OldFingers Offline
500 Post Club Member
OldFingers  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 546
Boston, MA
bitWrangler has it exactly right, I have the unzipped file sitting on my Mac, but can't get it to the Zoom. I'm going to take bitWrangler's advice and use an SD-USB card reader.

It would have been nice if the upgrade instructions at the Zoom website had said as much in plain English.

Thanks all for your help.


Aspiring Retirement Home Lounge Pianist
#1043213 - 05/11/08 12:40 PM Re: Zoom H2 help needed!  
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 546
OldFingers Offline
500 Post Club Member
OldFingers  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 546
Boston, MA
Following up on CSCL's comment, those Leopard users who are considering purchasing a Zoom H2 should make sure that its operating system is version 1.3.


Aspiring Retirement Home Lounge Pianist
#1043214 - 05/12/08 10:12 PM Re: Zoom H2 help needed!  
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 4,126
TX-Dennis Offline
4000 Post Club Member
TX-Dennis  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 4,126
Texas
Ahh, thanks, Ted and BitWrangler. I never connect the Zoom directly to my PC, so I wasn't thinking about that. I always plug it into my memory card reader. My PC has one of those 16-in-1 readers built in. I just take it for granted that everyone has the same, but I know that not everyone does. I'm a bit slow sometimes. laugh

Yes, the memory card reader should make all the difference (assuming it works with Mac.)


Dennis
[Linked Image]
flickr

#1043215 - 08/10/08 07:06 PM Re: Zoom H2 help needed!  
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3
Richard B. Ingraham Offline
Junior Member
Richard B. Ingraham  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3
Cleveland Ohio USA
Quote

One other solution is to use a USB based memory card reader. Take the card out of the Zoom, put it into the reader, connect the reader to the Mac, copy the firmware to the appropriate place on the memory card, put card back in Zoom, boot Zoom, voila! Memory card readers are chez cheap (Fry's has them regularly for $10). [/QB]
I would recomend that all Zoom users go out and get themselves a memory card reader anyway. In testing out both a H4 and H2, the memory card reader was MUCH faster and getting files on and off the SD card than directly hooking up the Zoom to the USB port. Even on my laptop that only has a USB 1.1 port, the card reader was faster. Who knows why. It should be the same if the port on the laptop is only 1.1, but it's not. Granted the difference when you compare the Zoom to a computer with USB 2 is drastic. When you compare a Zoom to a card reader on the 1.1 port, it's not so drastic, but still signifigant enough that I won't leave home without my card reader.


Richard B. Ingraham
RBI Computers and Audio

Moderated by  BB Player, casinitaly 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
What's Hot!!
Why Do You Play The Piano?
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
New Topics - Multiple Forums
HELP: Lirika String Measurements
by Lirika. 06/22/17 05:01 PM
Chopin Revolutionary Etude - Tempo?
by hag01. 06/22/17 02:25 PM
Searching for my perfect piano
by vais4pianists. 06/22/17 10:47 AM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics180,394
Posts2,638,237
Members88,153
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Check It Out!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0