ZOOM announces the H6 Portable audio recorder with interchangable mics via @dandpproducts

ZOOM. Zoom have been one of the leading manufacturers of portable audio recorders for a number of years now. The Zoom H4n is one of the most popular field recording devices for our radio journalists and the H4n has also been a popular choice for dslr film makers looking to record quality audio for post production re-sync. Tommy McManus from camerakit.ie tweeted a link to me last last night about the latest iteration of the Zoom recorder: the H6. This looks like a very diverse solution with multiple “heads” each with different mic arrays. Heres the blurb from their press release:

The world’s first handy recorder with interchangeable mic system
• XY mics capture remarkable stereo depth and clarity
• Mid-side mics provide continuously variable stereo width
• Four XLR/TRS inputs for external mic/line connections
• Up to six channels of simultaneous recording
• High-definition audio of up to 24-bit/96kHz
• 6-in/2-out USB audio interface
• Over 20 hours of operation with 4 AA batteries
• Supports SDXC memory cards up to 128GB
• Optional Shotgun mic and external XLR/TRS inputs available
• Optional Hot Shoe Mount to attach your H6 to a DSLR video camera

No RRP as yet or confirmed release date but check the Zoom website for updates or follow  on Twitter @zoomfx.

Click on the image or link at top of post to see the press release.


About vjmentor
Innovation Lead, RTÉ | VJ & MoJo (Mobile Journalism) Trainer -Circom Regional | Photographer | HDSLR shooter| Views are strictly personal, not those of my employer.

3 Responses to ZOOM announces the H6 Portable audio recorder with interchangable mics via @dandpproducts

  1. Takabis says:

    Nice! It’s really a complete portable audio recording system. It’s pretty cool & can be used any where.

    Thanks for sharing this review!

  2. stein4Stein says:

    How do you synch the sound from the Zoom H& with a video camera??? In the Zoom presentation they mount the H6 on a camera – but say nothing about how you synch sound and video. Does anyone know anything about this?

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