This Zoom H6 Portable Recorder Kit from B&H gives location sound mixers and boom operators all the essential elements for capturing high-quality audio, when working run-and-gun-style on films and documentaries.
The kit includes a Zoom H6, which allows for versatile recording techniques with four, low-noise XLR inputs and two swappable capsules for X/Y stereo and mid-side field recording. A 64GB SD card is provided to get you started right away.
The Sennheiser MKE 600 shotgun mic helps handle common production sound challenges, with its high level of directivity and a frequency response optimized for dialog. The mic comes with an Auray WSW-007MKII windbuster that greatly reduces wind noise, making the MKE 600 the perfect choice for outdoor recordings.
The Auray ABP-59B aluminum telescoping boompole is wired with an internal coiled cable and an XLR output at the bottom. The coiled cable with right-angle XLR provides a secure connection with your recorder, while allowing you to move your boompole freely for optimal placement. Also included is an Auray DUSM-1 shockmount that isolates the microphone from vibration and absorbs movement when the boom is "swinging".
To complete your set up, consider adding a bag to safely hold your recorder, such as the Zoom PCH-6 water-resistant protective case or the K-Tek Stingray medium audio bag (both available separately).
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
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
Interchangeable Stereo Microphone Capsules
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
Six Channels of Microphone/Line Inputs
Record All Channels Live or Overdub Layers
SD Card Recording and Audio Interface Functionality
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
Powered via AA Batteries or AC Adapter
Rugged and Portable, Handheld or Mounted
Signal Processing Adds Sonic Polish
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
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
Includes Audio Software
Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone
Upgrade the audio quality in your video productions by switching from the built-in mic on your camera to the Sennheiser MKE 600 battery- or phantom-powered shotgun microphone. Its focused directional characteristics and resistance to structure-borne noise offer sonic results well suited to a variety of production scenarios from independent films and web series to nature shows and documentaries.
The MKE 600's high sensitivity and low-noise circuitry unlock improved sound quality without extreme gain on noisy camera preamps. With a natural roll-off at 40 Hz and a selectable low-cut filter at 100 Hz, the MKE 600 can deliver clear intelligibility while attenuating low-frequency noise such as rumble. Plus, its frequency response incorporates a gentle rise in treble to enhance speech clarity.
The lightweight and durable metal housing ensures reliable toughness without weighing down your rig. The included shoe shockmount accommodates mounting the MKE 600 to a camera or tripod.
Battery or Phantom Powered
When using devices that don't offer phantom power, the MKE 600 may be powered for up to 150 hours by a single AA battery (available separately). Approximately 8 hours of operating time remain once the low-battery indicator lights up red. Use the on/off switch to prevent unnecessary battery drain.
Ideal for Camera, Tripod, or Boompole Mounting
Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise
For maximum reduction of handling noise and wind noise in indoor or outdoor environments, consider a complete windjammer, windshield, and shockmount suspension system such as the Rycote Super-Blimp NTG or the large Rycote Super-Shield Kit (both available separately).
Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shock Mount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles
The Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount features a four-point suspension to accommodate shotgun and other cylindrical microphones measuring 0.74-0.98" (19-25mm) in diameter. The shockmount is easily angled with its rubberized adjustment knob. There is a built-in shoe for camera mounting, and a 3/8"-16 thread connection at the base mounts the shockmount to boompoles and universal hand-grips.
Auray ABP-59B Aluminum Telescoping Boom Pole with Integrated XLR Cable (9')
The ABP-59B Aluminum Telescoping Boom Pole with Integrated XLR Cable from Auray is designed to accommodate Electronic News Gathering (ENG), Electronic Field Production (EFP), documentary, and other field recording applications. Adjustable from about 2 to 9', it allows you to place a microphone in close proximity to the subject, while remaining at a distance and out of the frame.
Auray ABP poles are manufactured with sturdy lightweight aluminum ensuring portability and reliability. Ergonomic twist locks along with anti-twist alignment make length adjustment effortless, and smooth telescoping is assured even in the most challenging conditions in the field.
The high-quality coiled cable features an XLR connector and an XLR insert connector that provide secure connections and excellent signal transfer. This cable also features a unique strain relief system that absorbs tension, secures the cable, and protects the cable from damage at the edge of the tip exit.
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Coiled XLR Cable
Rean XLR Connector
Sturdy and Lightweight
Auray WSW-007MKII Custom Windbuster for Shotgun Microphones- 7" (18cm)
The Auray WSW Series Custom Windbusters provide dual layered wind protection and are designed to substantially reduce unwanted broadband wind noise and vocal pops with minimal high frequency loss.
This WSW-007MKII Custom Windbuster fits shotgun mics up to 7"(18cm) in length and is designed to be slipped over existing foam windscreens up to 5cm in thickness. The simulated fur outer layer works in tandem with the acoustic cloth inner lining to protect the microphone element from air bursts without muffling the sound.
When used on a shotgun mic, this windbuster is effective in minimizing wind noise and plosive sounds. It is most effective in light breeze to moderate breeze conditions (4-17 mph) and users can generally expect a 30dB to 40dB reduction in wind noise with modest dampening of high frequencies. For most applications, the modest high frequency dampening is a worthwhile exchange for the substantial wind noise reduction. In addition to dual layered wind protection, the WSW-007MKII helps prevent moisture and dirt from damaging your microphone.
The WSW-007MKII Custom Windbuster for Shotgun Microphones offers an extremely effective dual layered solution for wind protection.
Kopul Coiled 3-Pin XLR-M to Angled 3-Pin XLR-F Cable - 1.5 to 5' (0.45 to 1.2 m), Black
The Kopul Coiled 3-Pin XLR-M to Angled 3-Pin XLR-F Cable provides high-quality audio transfer and is particularly suited for ENG/EFP boom pole operators. It features an oxygen-free copper core and silver-plated contacts for clean signal transfer. The cable has a 1.5' coiled section, with 1.5 inch straight leads into the connectors. The cable measures approximately 27" end to end, and can be comfortably extended to at least 5 feet. It has a 3-pin Neutrik NC-XX XLR male connector on one end and an angled 3-pin Neutrik NC-XX XLR female connector on the other.
SanDisk 64GB Ultra UHS-I SDXC Memory Card (Class 10)
Record Full HD 1080p video with this Class 10 compliant 64GB Ultra UHS-I SDXC Memory Card from SanDisk. With enhanced data read speeds of up to 80 MB/s this Ultra SDXC memory card is designed to suit the needs of compact and mid-range point and shoot cameras. You can also save and store a variety of files such as music, movies, documents and more. The writable label found on the card allows you to write down what is saved to the card while the built-in write protect switch helps to prevent accidental data loss. This card, as with most SanDisk cards, comes shock, temperature, x-ray, magnet, and waterproof to take your files with you nearly anywhere you go.