Zoom H6 6-Input / 6-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Mic Capsules

Zoom H6 Recorder Podcast Kit with Two Rode Procaster Microphones

Zoom H6 Recorder Podcast Kit with Two Rode Procaster Microphones

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Zoom H6 Recorder Podcast Kit with Two Rode Procaster Microphones

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Zoom H6 Recorder Podcast Kit with Two Rode Procaster Microphones Zoom H6 6-Input / 6-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Mic Capsules Rode Procaster Broadcast Quality Dynamic Microphone Auray BAI-2X Two-Section Broadcast Arm with Internal Springs and Integrated XLR Cable Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones Kopul 1/8" Stereo Y Cable

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Product Highlights

  • 2-Person Portable Podcast Studio
  • Expandable to 6-Person Podcast
  • 2 x Procaster Broadcast Mics
  • 2 x Broadcast Arms with XLR Mic Cables
  • 2 x Senal SMH-1000 Around-Ear Headphones
  • Broadcast-Quality Audio
  • Internal Pop Filters & Shockmounts
  • Large LCD Display for Easy Editing
  • Standalone Operation
  • USB Audio Interface for Live Streaming
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Zoom H6 Overview

  • 1Description

This Zoom H6 Recorder Podcast Kit with Two Rode Procaster Microphones from B&H brings the elements necessary to begin recording a 2-person podcast within minutes of opening the box. The Rode Procaster is a broadcast-quality, dynamic microphone that does a great job capturing speakers near the mic, but without picking up unwanted sounds further away. The included Auray two-section broadcast arms make positioning the mics a snap. The arms' integrated XLR cables plug right into the H6 recorder, which features high-quality mic preamps and records to an SD card. Two pairs of Senal SMH-1000 around-ear headphones are included to provide precise monitoring in comfort for both the host and the guest.


When you're ready to add more guests to your podcast, the H6 can be expanded to accommodate up to six mics with the EXH-6 dual XLR/TRS combo input capsule (available separately). The recorder also features easy-to-reach controls and a large, full-color LCD display angled so it's easy to read in all environments when making on-the-fly adjustments or editing in the field. The system is fully standalone but also ready to interface with a computer for live streaming or for more elaborate post-production work.

  • Zoom H6 6-Input / 6-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Mic Capsules

    Ideal for bands, multi-instrumentalists, and podcasters, the Zoom H6 portable handheld recorder lets you quickly record up to six simultaneous input signals regardless of your audio experience. With two swappable stereo microphone capsules, six versatile mic/line inputs, and up to 6-track recording, the H6 is both user-friendly and easily expandable.

    Like other H-Series Handy recorders such as the H4n Pro and H5, you can hold it in your hand, attach it to a mic stand or tripod, or mount it to a camera (shoe mount available separately); the H6 packs an impressive array of features into a rugged, rubberized body that's more than ready to meet the varied demands of musicians, content creators, videographers, and sound designers.

    From the intuitive, tactile controls to the plentiful battery life and powerful audio processing functions, the H6 is well equipped for producing pristine audio for complete musical arrangements, independent films, and panel podcasts. It can supply phantom or plug-in power for condenser mics, or accept direct connections from synths, keyboards, drum machines, or +4 dB line-level mixers. No matter the source, selectable auto-recording and pre-recording ensure that you'll never miss the start of a take, and stereo safety track recording provides duplicate tracks at a lower level to avoid distortion.

    Fast, User-Friendly Operability
    The H6's front panel is ergonomically arranged with its most essential and commonly used controls—transport buttons for record, play/pause, stop, back, and forward operations, individual record-arm buttons that double as mute switches during playback, large gain knobs, and pad switches. For added safety, a hold switch disables all front-panel buttons to prevent accidental operation during recording.

    Day or night, view vital information such as audio levels, recording time, battery status, and more on the 2" full-color LCD, which happens to be backlit and angled for maximum visibility.
    Instant Access to Gain Adjustments
    Each H6 input has its own dedicated gain control knob. There's no track selection or button pressing required to optimize your recording levels; just turn the dials (clearly labeled from 0 to 10) anytime you need to adjust the gain. If your XLR-1/4" input sources are so loud that you need even less gain than the preamps provide at the "0" setting, use four front-panel pad switches to attenuate the combo inputs by 20 dB.
    Interchangeable Stereo Microphone Capsules
    Leave your external mics at home and travel light; the H6 includes two interchangeable stereo microphone capsules. With nothing more than the H6, you're set to record speech, practice sessions, concerts, or ambient and environmental sounds, even ear-rattling ones up to 136 dB (via the X/Y capsule)!

    The XYH-6 capsule provides clear, phase-accurate capture in two different X/Y positions—90° for a tight stereo image or 120° for a wider perspective. Just twist the capsules to their premarked positions to switch between the two configurations.

    Switch to the MSH-6 capsule to record in a mid-side configuration. Its front-facing directional element picks up direct signal while the side-facing bidirectional element captures ambience. The H6's integrated MS decoder allows adjustment to the perceived width of the stereo image, which is beneficial for sound design, broadcasting, or general stereo-to-mono compatibility.
    Supports Interchangeable Zoom Mic Capsules
    The Zoom mic capsule input on the H6 accommodates Zoom's line of separately available interchangeable capsules, which can be swapped out as easily as the lenses of a camera. With shock-mounted X/Y and mono or stereo shotgun mic capsules to choose from, you can be ready to record music, dialog, or sound effects without carting an external microphone setup. Opt for the EXH-6 combo input capsule to accept two additional mic/line signals via XLR-1/4" jacks.
    Six Channels of Microphone/Line Inputs
    Equipped with four XLR-1/4" combo inputs and a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack input (on the XYH-6 capsule), the H6 can accommodate condenser microphones, +4 dB balanced line-level sources, or signals from unbalanced instruments with active electronics. Turn on 12, 24, or 48 VDC phantom power to the XLR jacks, or 2.5V plug-in power to the mini jack. Whether you plan on recording studio condenser mics, feeds from wireless receivers, or a lavalier and shotgun mic combo for an interview, the H6's preamps are ready to deliver low-noise (-120 dB EIN) performance.
    Record All Channels Live or Overdub Layers
    The H6 boasts 6-channel recording at up to 24-bit / 96 kHz resolution. Record all channels simultaneously or utilize the overdubbing function to add layers of instruments after an initial recording. Adjust levels and pans for your tracks, then use the H6's internal mixdown function to blend six tracks down to a stereo file.
    SD Card Recording and Audio Interface Functionality
    Maximize portability by recording directly to an SD card (up to 2GB capacity), SDHC card (up to 32GB capacity), or SDXC card (up to 128GB capacity). A 2GB card will yield over three hours of 16-bit / 44.1 kHz stereo recording time using the BWF-compliant WAV format for uncompressed audio quality and industry-standard file compatibility. Note that media cards are available separately, and larger capacity cards will increase startup times.

    Alternatively, use the H6 as a 6-in/2-out USB 2.0 audio interface at up to 24-bit / 96 kHz. For audio interface operation with an iPad (Apple Camera Connection Kit required and available separately), select USB stereo mode, which offers two channels in and out at up to 16-bit / 48 kHz.
    3.5mm Outputs for Simultaneous Hookup to a Camera and Headphones
    The H6 boasts 3.5mm line and headphone mini-jack outputs for simultaneously feeding your camera/DSLR and a pair of headphones. Independently adjust the headphone volume via the side-panel volume control. For quick playback reference, a built-in monophonic speaker is also provided.
    Powered via AA Batteries or AC Adapter
    Power the H6 via four included AA batteries, or plug it into a wall outlet with an AD-17 AC adapter (available separately). Alkaline batteries can keep the H6 running for over 20 hours of continuous 16-bit / 44.1 kHz recording using the X/Y mic capsule, or for over nine hours of nonstop 24-bit / 96 kHz recording using the X/Y mic and the four XLR-1/4" inputs. When using the H6 in the stereo USB audio interface mode, USB bus powering is possible.
    Rugged and Portable, Handheld or Mounted
    The durable, ergonomic body lends itself naturally to handheld use. Should you need to mount it on a mic stand or tripod, a threaded hole on the back of the H6 obviates the need for stand adapters. Obtain a hot shoe adapter (available separately) to attach the H6 directly to a DSLR.
    Signal Processing Adds Sonic Polish
    The H6's onboard effects allow you to add polish to your recordings. Compression and limiting compensate for fluctuations in input level, while a low-cut filter helps eliminate wind noise, blowing, and other kinds of low-frequency rumble. Normalize files for maximum gain, split them into smaller chunks, and even insert up to 99 marks per recording.

    There's an onboard metronome and tuner, and you can loop playback and adjust pitch and speed independently, making the H6 an ideal tool for phrase training.
    Special Recording Functions
    The H6 offers selectable recording functions designed to prevent you from accidentally missing the start of a performance. By keeping the previous two seconds (one second at 96 kHz) of audio whenever you press the record button, the pre-record option ensures that you'll never cut off the beginning of a great take. Auto-record can automatically start recording when a user-set sound level is detected, making it great for voice-activated recording.

    Backup record enables the H6 to automatically record a duplicate of the L/R input with 12 dB less input gain. Even if your original track is distorted, chances are the backup version will be fine!
    Supports External Remote Control
    Use the RCH-6 remote (available separately in the APH-6 accessory pack) to control the transport, arm tracks, and adjust volume at a distance while eliminating handling noise.
    Includes Audio Software
    The H6 comes with free download licenses for Steinberg's Cubase LE music production software and WaveLab LE audio editing software, representing a complete audio production toolkit.
    UPC: 884354012175
  • 2 x Rode Procaster Broadcast Quality Dynamic Microphone

    The Procaster Broadcast Quality Dynamic Microphone from Rode is designed for capturing speech in broadcast radio, voice-over recording, podcasts, and similar applications. It features a tight cardioid polar pattern and tailored frequency response that result in optimum speech reproduction without off-axis noise. The all metal contruction, internal pop-filter, and internal shockmount further minimize handling noise and contribute to the microphone's durability. The package includes a microphone stand mount and a zip pouch.

    Tailored frequency response for maximum speech reproduction
    Tight cardioid polar pattern minimizes off-axis noise
    Internal shockmount and pop filter minimize handling noise and plosives
    Durable all metal contruction
    UPC: 698813001118
  • 2 x Auray BAI-2X Two-Section Broadcast Arm with Internal Springs and Integrated XLR Cable

    The Auray BAI-2X is a two-section broadcast arm with internal springs and an integrated XLR cable. This versatile and sturdy broadcast arm is great for studio as well as home use. It's ideal for broadcast, voiceover, and podcasts.

    The BAI-2X broadcast arm is designed with internal springs that provide a clean and sleek look. The internal balance springs are precision engineered to support and hold in place microphones of up to 5 lb. (2.27 kg). The design also minimizes handling noise when re-positioning the arm. The broadcast arm features a standard 5/8"-27 microphone stud mount that is compatible with most shockmounts and microphone clips. The angle of the microphone stud mount can be adjusted and secured with the locking knob, and the angle is maintained when re-positioning the arm. This eliminates the need to readjust it every time the arm is moved. With an extension of up to 40 inches, and the ability to rotate the arm 360°, the BAI-2X allows for precise microphone placement.

    The BAI-2X also features a heavy-duty combo mount that consists of a sturdy C-clamp and a heavy-metal desktop mount. The C-clamp is capable of fastening onto desktops up to 2.3" thick. The C-clamp's slim design minimizes the clearance needed to mount it between a desk and wall. The desktop mount detaches from the C-clamp and provides the option of permanent installation to a desktop with the mounting screws (included). A 14" riser is included for adding height to the broadcast arm in order to extend over computer or studio monitors.

    Versatile
    Ideal for studios as well as home use
    Internal Springs
    Internal springs provide smooth, noise-free positioning and clean and sleek profile
    Sturdy
    Supports microphones up to 5 lb. (2.27 kg)
    Compatibility
    The 5/8"-27 standard microphone thread is compatible with most shockmounts and microphone clips
    Precision
    Extends up to 40" (101.6 cm) and rotates 360° allowing for precise microphone placement
    XLR Cable
    The integrated 15-foot (457.2 cm) XLR cable provides a secure, locking connection and excellent signal transfer
    Extra Height
    A 14" (13.6 cm) riser is included. It provides extra height to the broadcast arm for extending over computer or studio monitors
    Combo Mount
    The heavy-duty combo mount is comprised of a C-clamp for clamping to a desktop up to 2.3-inch (5.8 cm) thick, and a detachable desktop mount for permanent attachment to a desktop with the included screws
    14" Riser
    The included riser adds 14" of height to the broadcast arm so that it can easily extend over computer or studio monitors
    UPC: 847628578272
  • 2 x Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones

    The SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones from Senal feature a classic closed-back, over-the-ear, collapsible design. With features like interchangeable cables, a refined frequency response, wire guides, superior comfort, and durable materials, the SMH-1000 is ideal for studio and field applications.

    Equipped with 40mm neodymium drivers at 58-Ohm impedance, the SMH-1000 headphones are designed to be loud enough when attached to low powered devices such as mobile phones and mp3 players, yet robust enough to handle studio headphone amps without distortion.The over-ear, closed-back design is intended to help block unwanted outside noise, which is useful in professional field recording and studio monitoring scenarios where isolation is critical.

    The headphones are designed with an EQ curve that's been tailored for a slightly enhanced low end that allows field engineers to detect wind noise more effectively, and for studio engineers to monitor bass and sub bass frequencies. The high frequency response has been extended to accurately reproduce spatial detail. There is also a pronounced but smooth midrange that reduces ear fatigue over prolonged periods, while maintaining focus on vocal and dialogue intelligibility.

    Designed for flexibility as well as great sound, the SMH-1000 makes use of twist-lock detachable cabling. There are two detachable cables included in each box that can be used interchangeably. There is a stretchable 4 to 10' coiled cable that provides better mobility and reach, that also helps prevent snags from pulling the headphones off of your head. This can be useful when navigating through gear-cluttered recording studio environments. There is also a 3' straight cable that is useful when less slack is ideal, such as when using a waist-mounted field recorder or mixer, or when using your mobile device.

    The SMH-1000 has been built with convenience, practicality and comfort in mind as well. The headphones have a collapsible folding mechanism for compact storage and transport. They also have wire guides to keep the ear-cup wires from pinching. Furthermore, they are fitted with a padded headband and soft, replaceable ear cushions to maximize comfort during extended listening.

    An excellent choice for commercial recording, broadcast, home studios, and live and location sound. Also great for home and portable entertainment.
    Over-ear, closed-back (circumaural) stereo headphone design to help block unwanted environmental noise. Ideal for use in professional applications such as studio or field recording.
    Detachable, twist-locking 10' coiled cable and 3' straight cable included. Replacement cables also available from Senal.
    Enhanced low end designed to allow field engineers to detect wind noise effectively, and for studio engineers to monitor bass and sub bass frequencies.
    Pronounced but smooth midrange tailored to reduce ear fatigue over prolonged periods while maintaining focus on vocal and dialog intelligibility.
    Extended high frequency response designed to reproduce spatial detail accurately. Gradual roll off at 14 kHz allows for accurate low level monitoring and hearing protection.
    Padded headband and soft, replaceable ear cushions. Replacement cushions are available for purchase.
    Easy storage via collapsible folding mechanism.
    UPC: 847628015821
  • Kopul 1/8" Stereo Y Cable

    The 1/8" Stereo Y Cable from Kopul features a 1/8" stereo male TRS connector that splits to two 1/8" stereo female TRS inputs, allowing you to split a stereo signal, such as a headphone output, to two stereo outputs. It features a premium OFC spiral-shielded cable for reduced EMI and is 8-inches in length. Its gold-plated metal connectors are manufactured by Rean, a trademark of Neutrik.

    UPC: 847628572430
In the Box
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Zoom H6 6-Input / 6-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Mic Capsules
    Portable Recorder
    Number of Tracks WAV:
    6
    MP3:
    2
    Max Sample Rate/Resolution 96 kHz / 24-Bit
    Microphone Interchangeable Cardioid Condenser Stereo Pair, X/Y Configuration
    Interchangeable Condenser Stereo Pair, Mid/Side Configuration
    Built-In Speaker Yes, 400 mW Mono
    Display 2" / 5.08 cm Color LCD (Backlit)
    Memory Card Support SD (16 MB to 2 GB)
    SDHC (4 to 32 GB)
    SDXC (64 to 128 GB)
    Internal Storage None
    Recording
    Audio File Formats BWF, MP3, WAV
    Sample Rates WAV:
    44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz 
    MP3:
    44.1 kHz 
    Bit Depth 16 / 24-Bit
    Bit Rates 48 to 320 kb/s
    Signal Processing Compressor, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter, Pitch Control
    Timecode No
    Recording Time WAV 44.1 kHz/16-Bit:
    1 Hr 34 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
    MP3 128 kb/s:
    17 Hrs 21.5 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
    Connectivity
    Analog I/O 4 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Female Balanced/Unbalanced Line/Mic Input
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line/Mic Input
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line Output
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
    Digital I/O None
    Phantom Power +12 / 24 / 48 V (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
    Plug-In Power Yes, 2.5 V

    On XYH-6 Mic/Line In

    Host Connection 1 x Mini-USB (USB 2.0)
    Performance
    Gain Range Mid-Side Mic Capsule:
    Up to +42.5 dB
    X/Y Mic Capsule:
    Up to +46.5 dB
    1/8" Inputs:
    Up to +46.5 dB
    Mic/Line Inputs:
    Up to +55.5 dB
    Max Input Level Inputs:
    +22 dBu (Pad On) 
    Headphone Output Power 20 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
    Impedance 1/8" / 3.5 mm Inputs:
    2 kOhms 
    Mic/Line Inputs:
    1.8 kOhms 
    EIN ≤-120 dBu 
    Microphone Sensitivity -41 dB/Pa (X/Y)
    -37 dB/Pa (Mid/Side-Unidirectional)
    -39 dB/Pa (Mid/Side-Bidirectional)
    Microphone Max SPL 136 dB SPL (X/Y)
    120 dB SPL (Shotgun-Unidirectional)
    122 dB SPL (Shotgun-Bidirectional)
    Power
    Power Options Batteries, USB Bus Power, AC/DC Power Adapter
    Battery Type 4 x AA (Included)
    Approximate Battery Life WAV 44.1 kHz/16-Bit:
    21 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels) 
    WAV 96 kHz/24-Bit:
    9.75 Hours (Alkaline, All Channels) 
    AC/DC Power Adapter 5 VDC at 1 A (Not Included)

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    Physical
    Mounting Options 1/4"-20 Female
    Dimensions 3.1 x 1.9 x 6.0" / 77.8 x 47.8 x 152.8 mm (Recorder)
    3.1 x 1.8 x 2.4" / 78.9 x 45.2 x 60.2 mm (X/Y Mic)
    2.3 x 1.7 x 2.7" / 58.0 x 42.1 x 67.6 mm (Shotgun Mic)
    Weight 9.9 oz / 280.0 g (Recorder)
    4.6 oz / 130.0 g (X/Y Mic)
    3.0 oz / 85.0 g (Shotgun Mic)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.7 x 8.25 x 3.4"
  • 2 x Rode Procaster Broadcast Quality Dynamic Microphone
    Analog Performance
    Transducer Dynamic
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 75 Hz to 18 kHz
    Impedance 320 Ohms
    Sensitivity -56 dB at 1 kHz
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Length 8.43" / 214 mm
    Diameter 2.09" / 53 mm
    Weight 1.64 lb / 745 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.2 x 5.3 x 2.65"
  • 2 x Auray BAI-2X Two-Section Broadcast Arm with Internal Springs and Integrated XLR Cable
    Length 40" (101.6 cm)
    Weight Capacity 5 lb (2.27 kg)
    Microphone Mount 5/8"-27 standard microphone thread
    Clamping Range 2.3" (5.8 cm)
    Riser 14" (35.56 cm)
    Cable XLR M to XLR F: 15' (457.2 cm)
    Weight 4.47 lb. (2.02 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.5 x 7.4 x 3.5"
  • 2 x Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones
    Headphone
    Driver Size 1.6" / 40 mm
    Magnet Type Neodymium
    Design Over-Ear (Circumaural)
    Earcup Style Closed-Back
    General
    Frequency Response 10 Hz to 20 kHz
    Sensitivity 102 dB at 1 kHz / 1 mW
    Impedance 58 Ohms
    Maximum Power Handling 1000 mW
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 1%
    Connectivity
    Audio Connector 1/8" / 3.5 mm
    Adapter (Included) 1/4"
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    Detachable Yes
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    Weight 8 oz / 226.8 g 
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.1 x 8.75 x 3.9"
  • Kopul 1/8" Stereo Y Cable
    Interface
    Connector 1 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS Male
    Connector 2 2 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female
    Electrical
    Connector Plating Gold
    General
    Cable Length 8" / 20.3 cm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.85 x 5.35 x 0.5"

Zoom H6 Reviews

H6 Recorder Podcast Kit with Two Rode Procaster Microphones is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 290.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from well designed audio recorder I will use with my Nikon D800e. I did a test and it held sync at 29 minutes. I have heard not all Zoom units are consistent with sync,, but mine does great. I may also use this with my Sony z1u when I need more mic inputs. Its much better to mix the mics in post. user friendly design. I just ordered the xlr input attachment so I can record 6 mics at once. That came up a couple of times when I recorded a TV talk show. It comes with Cubase but I found out I can interface with my Logic pro 9 I can't record to the recorder and use as a interface at the same time. that would be nice for backup, but not essential..
Date published: 2013-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend Unbelievable sound reproduction from a hand held device. I recorded an outdoor concert of a friend of mine and even the band was amazed at the sound quality of the recordings. The stereo separation with the XY mic was incredible. the ease of setup and the intuitive controls made it easy for even me with no prior audio experience to record a high quality GREAT SOUNDING Concert. I have recorded 2 events so far and recorded 4-5 hrs of audio and still have 3/4 batty life on 4 AA batteries. I added a 64 GIG card and haven't even scratched the 5% mark on usage at 96.0 K 24 BIT recording. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beware the wind! I posted a glowing review of this recorder earlier but I would like to add an update. The built-in microphones are insanely sensitive to wind noise. You CANNOT use this thing outside without a very good wind screen on the built-in mics. I mean the slightest movement of air is death to the sound quality of the built-in microphone. The AGC will pump and the rumble makes the audio worthless. Also, it absolutely cannot be hand-held while recording with the built-in mic. The handling noise transfers right to the mic. You need to have it on a tripod.
Date published: 2014-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very well designed product The H6 is one of the better designed products I've run across in a long time. It is loaded with design features and is very well thought out. The menu is easy to use and provides a pleathera of options. I have never owned a audio recorder like this before but now realize how valuable it would have been to me in the past. Owning a considerable amount of professional A/V equipment I can see now that this product is bound to be one of my favorites. And best of all it has XRL plugs I can use my multiple mics with even in locations far from my video cameras. Needless to say, I'm quite impressed with the overall design of the products and its many features.
Date published: 2015-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far so good! This is a great tool-- great quality for the price. However, make sure you format the SD card that comes with the case before using it. I didn't, and ended up not being able to transfer the sound files as the card was malfunctioning. The only thing this product needs for documentary film on-the-go production is a perfect case for carrying it visibly with an attached boom pole. The reason that other audio recorders win out for me is that you can see the levels at your side while walking. I don't want to have to touch the recorder to be able to see the levels while booming. There has to be a simple carrying solution for this, I just haven't figured it out yet.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this piece Initially, I bought this because of one of media companies that I work with was doing a type of report after a show 3 microphones going at one time. Doing it this was as appose to sharing one microphone for the group. The type of wrap-up was nixed. Moving forward using my mic hooked straight into the camera made it sound mono on the output. Hooking up the wireless system to the to the Zoom then output to the camera has made it super sexy to control the mic levels. Its been Awesome for foley recording from the attachment mic to the Zoom itself. I also hooked this up to Adobe Premiere to be used as an Audio interface and sounds awesome. This cant get any better
Date published: 2019-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Legal Videography! I use the H6 for legal video. This is a great machine. Creates an MP3 audio file for the court reporter. I've used it to send line or mic level to my camera while recording an MP3. Gives you the option to offer your reporter a headphone mix independent to your mix. If needed use the headphone 3.5 to the reporters computer for audio, just lower the headphone volume. The additional xy capsule allows you to connect an additional TRS 3.5 lavalier for a 5th controllable input. I even use this with my MXL 100 mic using a 3.5 TRS male to male. Flaw Less.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Still have noise compared to Tascam DR-6 This is a well thought out device, it has a lot of usage, and iLife many reviews, it's good for general purposes. For DSLR filmmakers, you may find it very hard to view the screen or adjust the dials when it is mounted on top of the camera, you CAN use additional supporters like a cage or a hotshoe mount, but it will add more stuff around the camera making it less portable. I have been using both extensively and tested both the Zoom H6 and the Tascam DR-60D and between all my filmmaker friends that had used both devices, the Zoom renders more noise even though it is better than the H4N. Don't get me wrong, it IS a good device but it has its application. I do love the fact I can use 4 XLRs but I hate the menu and option buttons they make it hard to change the settings. Also, the backup recording options ONLY applies to the front modules L/R input not the 4 XLRs.
Date published: 2013-08-21
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question

What is the signal to noise ratio on the Zoom H6?
Asked by: Jose L.
I use mine in live performances and the floor noise is very low. 90db or better
Answered by: MARK W.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Can this be used to in the following: 3 sounds inputs send to a mixer and one xlr connected to the the H6 recording the mix, as well as USB connected to a MAC for live streaming?
Asked by: Danielle O.
Unfortunately, the Zoom H6 will not support recording audio unto the SD card and streaming via the USB. You may want to consider the new sound devices mixpre series recorders as they will allow you to write audio to the SD and stream via the USB; B&H# SOMIXPRE6 and B&H# SOMIXPRE3.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Is there a way to plug this into the wall and not ...

Is there a way to plug this into the wall and not use batteries?
Asked by: Andrew
Yes, the H6 can be powered via USB using either a computer or the Zoom AD-17 power adapter (sold separately).
Answered by: Zoom Customer Support
Date published: 2019-02-13

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Is there a way to monitor each individual channel through to headphone to check for distortion, etc?
Asked by: Anonymous
You can monitor each track as it s being recorded.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-11-23

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Any tips on a case (like a portabrace) that also holds two receivers for wireless lavs? I find with the H4N, it's just a precarious jumble of cables, but at the least the XLR inputs came out on one side.
Asked by: Anonymous
Currently, there is not a case available that will house a Zoom H4N and 2 wireless receivers. You may however consider a Porta Brace AO-1X Audio Organizer Case (B&H#POAO1X). The internal dimensions of 10 x 6 x 6 allows ample room for a Zoom recorder, a couple of wireless receivers and more.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Does it have running timecode?
Asked by: Roger
The Zoom H6 does not run time code. However, the Zoom F4 and the F8 are capable of running time code.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can I connect the Zoom H6 to a phone for live streaming?
Asked by: Pablo M.
No this is not possible.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can the back-up recording be used for any inputs or does it have to be only for the L/R mix? and if only for the L/R mix, is there a way to set the L/R mix to be the other inputs?
Asked by: Richard B.
Enter an The back-up recording is only for the L/R mix.answer to this question.
Answered by: Joseph K.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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