Zoom H6/UK Handy Recorder : : Musical Instruments & DJ

Looking for:

Zoom H6 Handy Recorder – SaveOnCells

Click here to ENTER


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Go ahead and just stick with 24bit. In terms of file type, always use. WAV files. This will produce a file rich in audio information, which is always preferable to an. MP3 intentionally excludes some data, which will somewhat degrade the quality of your audio, in the interest of smaller file sizes. The only instance you’d want to use. MP3 is if you strictly use your Zoom H6 as a dictaphone.

If that’s your use case, then go ahead, but most people looking for dictaphones will usually opt for a smaller, and cheaper device.

When it comes to sample rate, you have a few options. I’m not going to go into the science of it, but you can think of sample rate kind of like frames per second in video. If you’re just filming someone talking, no need to go beyond 30fps.

If you want to be able to slow the footage down though, and not get weird artifacts when doing so, you shoot at 60fps or above. Your choice of sample rate when recording audio follows a similar pattern.

Here are the sample rates you’ll have access to, and what they’re usually used for. This is typically used for music. There is of course nothing stopping you from recording your music at 48kHz, or 96kHz, but unless you plan on doing some crazy audio manipulation, This is typically used for audio which will play alongside picture, like dialogue, or a voice over track for a video. It’s a sample rate usually considered more ‘pro’, compared to Use this if you’re going to record ambiences, or sound effects which will be used for sound design purposes.

There is nothing stopping you from using any sample rate, but when it comes to specific use cases, some sample rates are more indicated than others. My favourite aspect of the Zoom H6 is the fact that it’s modular. The device can be used in conjuncture with many capsules, thus allowing you to adapt it to your specific needs. I’ve purchased all the capsules for review purposes, so let’s go through each, and see what they’re good for.

The capsule allows you to connect two external microphones, instruments, mixers, or portable music players to the Zoom H6. Note that this capsule can not provide Phantom Power to the two inputs, somewhat limiting your options of microphones. This is the capsule that used to come in the box with the older Zoom H6, but no longer does. The MS stands for Mid-Side recording, which is a technique that allows you to adjust the width of the stereo image after the recording has taken place.

This can be incredibly useful in post production, as it gives you more flexibility. This capsule comes by default with the recorder, and adds two matched high-quality unidirectional microphones to your device. The capsule is more sensitive when it comes to signal coming from in front of it, then from the sides, or behind it.

This is mostly used to record natural ambiences, live performances, instruments up close, and some sound effects.

This one actually comes by default with the Zoom H5, but you can also buy it separately. The purpose of the shock-mount is to minimise vibrations affecting the recording, either from your handling of the recorder, or from the surface the recorder is placed on. This includes a super-directional microphone for picking up sound in the centre, as well as a bidirectional side mic for picking up sounds from the left and the right. The advantage of this microphone would be that you can record dialogue with the directional mic, and then mix in as much or as little of the environment as you wish, which was captured with the bidirectional side mic.

This can be done both in post-production, or directly in the Zoom recorder. Highly directional, it allows you to record focused sound effects, without having to carry a separate microphone and grip with the recorder.

Whilst those can be better, they can also be way more expensive, and burdensome to carry. This is a winning combo if you prefer to have a more compact set-up, like myself. Because of its high directionality, it mostly picks up the sounds in front of it, whilst largely ignoring anything coming from the side, or the back.

By the way, the narration for the video at the top of this article was recorded with a Zoom H6, and this capsule. I use a Manfrotto desk stand in conjuncture with them, and the microphone itself is aimed at my mouth, from the side. The reason why, is because I like to have the mic quite close to me, and having it on the side prevents plosives. As a quick side note, one of the benefits of these capsules is that if one stops working, you don’t have to bin the whole unit.

Instead, you can just buy a new capsule, and keep using the recording device. By the way, these capsules work on the Zoom H5, H6, and H8, which means that if you already have the capsules, and you want to upgrade, you don’t need to buy them again for each model.

Additionally, Zoom provides you with these plastic tabs, which protect the connection points from dust. As fantastic as they are, I wish there was some built-in slot in the device where I can keep them when using a capsule. As things stand, I’ve been known to lose the plastic tabs. The reason is because it’s much more portable, whilst delivering similar quality.

As a digital nomad, I travel around, and I can’t always know what the acoustics of a place will be when I’m booking it. As a result, I use a highly directional microphone, which will mostly just focus on my voice, and it will ignore the sound reflections coming from the side, and other unwanted noise coming from the back. This can be a good or a bad thing, depending on the situation.

The H6 can also be used as an audio interface, with your DAW of choice. The device then gives you the option of either going via the route of a Stereo Mix, or Multi Track. This will use some of the battery in the H6 in order to provide Phantom Power. The device itself feels really sturdy in the hand. The rubberised plastic casing also helps diminish handling noise if hand held, though I would wholeheartedly recommend getting this Rycote kit which contains a windshield, shock mount, and grip.

I’ve used it and it really helped eliminate most of my handling noise. When I went on my last recording trip, I could only hear handling noise if I basically shook the whole thing really hard. If you’d like to record outdoors with the Zoom H6, you’re going to need some type of wind protection.

Image Unavailable. Brand: Zoom. All prices include VAT. Learn more Each bank has a different installments plan. You can choose a suitable installments plan based on your bank offers at checkout.

Click here to check your bank offers. Not eligible for COD. Secure transaction. Learn why? Your transaction is secure. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Find out more. Discount by Amazon. For details visit: www. Here’s how restrictions apply. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. Enhance your purchase. About this item.

There is a newer model of this item:. Buy it with. Total price:. To see our price, add these items to your cart. Some of these items ship sooner than the others. Show details Hide details. Choose items to buy together. Usually ships within 4 to 5 days. Get it as soon as Monday, June Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Previous page. Zoom H6 Black.

Ideal for Reporting, Youtube, Vlogging, Filmmakers, black. Next page. Have a question? There was a problem completing your request. Please try your search again later. From the manufacturer. Customer Reviews. How are ratings calculated? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. Top reviews from United Arab Emirates. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Please try again later. I use for small video productions like interviews. Very easy to use, good screen, lots of options. Easily mix 4 XLR inputs and use the top attachment for room sound. Small issues – the dials are super sensitive and move a little too easily, with too large a difference for small amounts of movement of the dials in the middle.

An addition well worth considering. The headphone output is ample to drive ‘phones of up to ohms or so without an external headphone amp, but I use one anyway, for the additional firmness of sound it provides. I have found the H6 to be a bit power-hungry when used on alkaline AA batteries, so for most outside recordings I hook it up to a usb power-bank, from which it will run for hours and hours. In my voiceover studio I use a mains-powered usb power source, so it can run indefinitely.

Unlike a laptop or any other computer, the H6 is absolutely silent There is so much more I could praise about this item, but other reviewers have these points already amply covered.

One of my best purchases ever, I think. I am a content creator, and audio is the most important aspect of my work. I used it to plug in all kinds of microphones, included in the pic is an Mic JK , which works with the little workaround. I also used an an audio interface, usb, which doesn’t require external power.

Don’t even have to comment on audio quality, excellent. Highly recommended. Supplied with French, Spanish and Italian manuals but no English. Options offered :- Download pdf and print it yourself pages , download it to your phone not sure how you read it from the phone , return item for a refund.

Item will be unavailable from Amazon whilst they ‘verify stock’ but unable to give a time frame for this. Unable to rate the performance as I don’t have a manual to find out how it works!!!!!! I have not seen this before on a portable recorder.

This is a great feature. Each channel has individually switchable phantom power, low cut, limiters and compressors.

Although the pots are quite small and fiddle, it’s great to have individual, physical gain controls. The screen is small and might be difficult to see in bright light but it is great to have all this information together.

A menu button and a small joy-stick switch control the menu settings. So what does it sound like? Mic pre-amps tend to be the weakness on these low cost recorders but, compared to my previous Tascam, they are pretty quiet and have good gain. Low-output mics that I could not use on the Tascam are fine on this recorder.

The in-built mics are surprisingly good – but not as good as high quality external mics. Whether they are ‘good enough’ depends entirely on the sort of recordings you make. All in all I think this is a fantastic recorder. Some have pointed out failings in the lack of lockable XLR inputs but I have really not found this a problem they are firm enough and labelling on the files it produces yep, that is a weakness.

Others have criticised it’s limited in-built effects but they are something I would simply never use on a recorder so that is irrelevant to me. As far as I am concerned, there is little wrong with this machine. I bought this on a whim- in fact the price tempted me to sign up for Amazon when I’d previously resisted- to record podcasts and other audio performances. I use a field recorder for this so we can sit in a quiet room away from laptops and other household noise and get the best SNR out of our recordings.

So far it’s been fantastic, recording several podcast episodes with great results. I have scarcely scratched the surface of its available features.

The only let down; if you’re coming from a Zoom H4n to the Zoom H6, be prepared to lose a majority of the built-in effects. I love the H4n for its reverb filters and Amp modelling.

The H6 has virtually none, save standard vocal filters like compression, which you’ll probably never use. See all reviews. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Make Money with Us. Amazon Payment Methods. Let Us Help You. Amazon Warehouse. Amazon US. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

 
 

 

What is zoom h6 – none:

 

Please try your search again later. From the manufacturer. Customer Reviews. How are ratings calculated? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. Top reviews from United Arab Emirates. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

I use for small video productions like interviews. Very easy to use, good screen, lots of options. Easily mix 4 XLR inputs and use the top attachment for room sound.

Small issues – the dials are super sensitive and move a little too easily, with too large a difference for small amounts of movement of the dials in the middle.

The menu is controlled with a rocker which is very small and takes some getting used to. There’s no ‘line’ input, only output. Small gripes though, for the price it’s a must. I end up receiving the recorder, and one XY microphone and four AA batteries, I asked for replacement for the first and second time How can you make the same mistake twice if is not false advertisement, please get your Description right to avoid false advertisement and waste of customers time. Everything you need to record audio, podcast, whatever.

Easy to use. Small but sturdy. Good battery life. Phantom power if you need it for your mics. The screen’s small but easy enough to read. This is probably the best, most versatile properly portable audio recorder around. Love it. This is the best portable recording device for professionals. I like it that it comes with a case. Very nice. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Wow, what an amazing piece of kit!

So good and so versatile. An almost pocket-sized comprehensive solution to most location recording or simple studio e. There is almost nothing that this won’t do, and do well. The dB ‘backup’ tracks are recorded automatically, so they’re just ‘there’ for you. The 4 XLR inputs have Phantom power selectable from 12, 24 or 48V, individually activated on those channels that require it, and also have generous attenuator pads to allow distortion-free inputs from line level sources.

With modestly priced XLR to 3. In my voiceover studio I use a mains-powered usb power source, so it can run indefinitely. Unlike a laptop or any other computer, the H6 is absolutely silent There is so much more I could praise about this item, but other reviewers have these points already amply covered. One of my best purchases ever, I think.

I am a content creator, and audio is the most important aspect of my work. I used it to plug in all kinds of microphones, included in the pic is an Mic JK , which works with the little workaround. I also used an an audio interface, usb, which doesn’t require external power.

Don’t even have to comment on audio quality, excellent. Highly recommended. Supplied with French, Spanish and Italian manuals but no English. Options offered :- Download pdf and print it yourself pages , download it to your phone not sure how you read it from the phone , return item for a refund. Item will be unavailable from Amazon whilst they ‘verify stock’ but unable to give a time frame for this. Unable to rate the performance as I don’t have a manual to find out how it works!!!!!!

I have not seen this before on a portable recorder. This is a great feature. Each channel has individually switchable phantom power, low cut, limiters and compressors. Although the pots are quite small and fiddle, it’s great to have individual, physical gain controls. The screen is small and might be difficult to see in bright light but it is great to have all this information together.

A menu button and a small joy-stick switch control the menu settings. So what does it sound like? Mic pre-amps tend to be the weakness on these low cost recorders but, compared to my previous Tascam, they are pretty quiet and have good gain. Low-output mics that I could not use on the Tascam are fine on this recorder.

The in-built mics are surprisingly good – but not as good as high quality external mics. Whether they are ‘good enough’ depends entirely on the sort of recordings you make. All in all I think this is a fantastic recorder. Some have pointed out failings in the lack of lockable XLR inputs but I have really not found this a problem they are firm enough and labelling on the files it produces yep, that is a weakness.

Others have criticised it’s limited in-built effects but they are something I would simply never use on a recorder so that is irrelevant to me. As far as I am concerned, there is little wrong with this machine. I bought this on a whim- in fact the price tempted me to sign up for Amazon when I’d previously resisted- to record podcasts and other audio performances. I use a field recorder for this so we can sit in a quiet room away from laptops and other household noise and get the best SNR out of our recordings.

So far it’s been fantastic, recording several podcast episodes with great results. I have scarcely scratched the surface of its available features. The only let down; if you’re coming from a Zoom H4n to the Zoom H6, be prepared to lose a majority of the built-in effects.

I love the H4n for its reverb filters and Amp modelling. The H6 has virtually none, save standard vocal filters like compression, which you’ll probably never use. See all reviews. This is not something that I’ve ever personally experienced, or seen in person, and thankfully it does not seem to be a common problem at all, but it’s worth pointing out.

Whilst on my last recording trip, I recorded some gorgeous ambiences. The Zoom H6 was actually used to record my Dormant Village audio library. With that in mind, if your aim is to record super quiet ambiences, the Zoom H6 would not be my first choice.

In fact, none of the Zoom handheld recorders would. Even though it can record quiet ambiences with minimal hiss, you do not have XLR inputs. Now, you can connect microphones to it, via the stereo mini jack input, and you can even jerry-rig it to connect XLRs, but at that point, why not invest in a device that has dedicated XLR inputs.

Here is a sample from a different library of mine, which features quiet natural ambiences, recorded with the Sony PCM-D The Zoom H6 does not have built-in guitar effects, like the H4n Pro, or the H8, but it does have a built-in tuner. This is not something that I’ve ever used, as I prefer to record my electric guitar tracks clean, and then add effects later, but this is something that a lot of guitar players might be interested in.

The device itself is super portable. The older, Grey edition, used to come in a very sturdy case. With the All Black edition, this is no longer the case pun not intended. If you want a soft case for it, you can have a look at the PCH-6 soft case. Alternatively, if you want something really durable, that can carry more than just the recorder, have a look at the SKB case , made specifically for this device. Speaking of accessories, you can buy the APH-6 accessory pack.

The pack includes a windshield, a cable and an adaptor, so you can run the device off the mains, and a wired remote, so you can control it without touching the device. Whilst the prices vary depending on where you are, the Zoom H6 All Black remains a relatively affordable portable recording device. Whilst on a recording trip to Transylvania a few years back, and whilst recording all the time, I only really had to replace the batteries maybe four or five times.

Zoom says it can record for up to 20 hours, and depending on the conditions, I’d definitely say that’s true. I left it to record rain ambiences overnight and hours later it was still going strong. When I checked the battery status, it wasn’t even half-way depleted. You can use an external USB battery to power the recorder as well.

This could come in handy if you run out of batteries, as most people are likely to be carrying a USB battery pack with them anyway. Alternatively, if you get a USB charger, you can connect the device directly to the mains. If you do choose to do this, I’d definitely recommend knowing what you’re doing, as getting the wrong kind of charger might potentially damage your device.

If you want to be safe, you should probably get the APH-6 pack mentioned earlier. I found the design and menus to be intuitive and easy to use.

Swapping capsules is also painless and quick to do. When under time constraints, this is a massive plus. There’s nothing worse than missing a great recording, because you couldn’t figure out the menus, or because navigating them was a pain. This is especially the case given the fact that your audience will probably listen to the audio through their phones, or through earbuds.

If you want to record super quiet nature ambiences, the Zoom H6 would not be my first choice. For literally anything else, it’s an amazing, affordable, and portable choice! These have been my thoughts on the Zoom H6, after using it for a few years now. Do you have any questions?

Feel free to leave a comment down below, and I’ll do my best to get back to you. Down below you will find all of the items I talked about in this article. Blog Languages. Blog Dansk. Blog Deutsch. Blog Italiano. Blog Nederlands. Blog Magyar. Blog Polski. Blog Svensk. Photo Accessories.

Pro Video. Smart Home. DSLR Cameras. Mirrorless Cameras. Action Cameras. Compact Cameras. Also in Cameras. Film Cameras. Medium Format Cameras. Instant Cameras. Specialty Cameras. Rangefinder Cameras. Waterproof Cameras. SLR Lenses. Mirrorless Lenses. Rangefinder Lenses. Digital Cine Lenses. Also in Lenses.

Medium Format Lenses. Special Effect Lenses.

 
 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *