Zoom H6 B&H
A Definitive Review of the Zoom H6
Published November 2013 by By Tom Flint
With its impressive track count and interchangeable input modules, Zoom's H6 is one of the most flexible handheld recorders available.
Zoom's H6 is designed to be extremely versatile, and should interest budget film-makers, musicians, bands, interviewers and anyone else trying to capture multiple sound sources on location. The main body of the H6 accepts four different input attachments, each of which expands its recording capabilities in a different direction. Zoom liken the attachments to camera lenses, which can be swapped over very quickly to change the capabilities of the hardware.
As a computer interface, the H6 is not ideal, mainly for ergonomic reasons. Once most of its inputs have connections, and its USB socket is hooked up to a computer, the recorder and its attachments form an ungainly, spidery object, with leads extending from both sides, a display at one end, and its attachment mics at the other. For my tests I mounted the recorder on a sturdy camera stand, which made it easy to move around, but getting to the screen, then to the DAW, and then back to the recording position, while avoiding the leads, sometimes proved tricky. If I was recording on location I'd certainly be inclined to invest in some high-capacity cards, rather than complicate matters further with a laptop. full article at: http://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/zoom-h6
Zoom H6 6 track portable digital recorder review
Today I'm reviewing my latest product received from American Musical, this is the Zoom H6. I've been using a Zoom H1 for a while so I was definitely excited to get my hands on this higher end version of the digital recorder. Thing has 6 tracks, phantom power, removable mic capsules, and can be used as an audio interface.
Zoom H6 for Video
Oct 13, 2014
The Zoom H6 is one of two recorders include the Zoom H5 which was released to replace the H4n. With the H6, Zoom has added two more native XLR inputs with the ability to extend the H6 to 6 XLR inputs while placing each input on its own audio track. This is a great upgrade for videographers and podcasters alike.
But, there was only one improvement that mattered most to me...the preamps. Could this new device supply whatever microphone I'm using (Sennheiser lav mics, Rode NTG series shotguns or other) with enough clean power to impress? This was the H4n's fatal flaw, noise.
Good news, the H6 passed the test! The preamps are very clean and I'm extremely happy with what Zoom has done with both the H6 and the H5 which are essentially the same recorders on the inside.
The big benefit of the H6 is the additional channels. But this is only a benefit if you actually need them. If you are shooting video that is mainly just one microphone or just one person and a guest, the H5 is enough. It's important to note that the H5 can also be upgraded to the additional two extra XLR inputs for a total of four. But on both devices the additional add-on XLR piece does not provide phantom power.
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Using Multiple Lapel Mics With A Zoom H6
If you're looking for a way to use multiple Lavalier microphones with your Zoom H6 recorder, this video will show you how. Most lapel mics have a 3/4 jack which is not suitable for the inputs on a Zoom H6 which are XLR inputs. I will show you a way around this so that you can still use your lapel mic with the zoom H6.
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Tabla Grooves: 2 Jhaptal Kaidas
Two Jhaptal Kaidas I am most grateful to have learned from venerable tabla master Taalyogi Pt Suresh Talwalkar.
Jhaptal: a ten beat rhythmic cycle in North Indian classical music.
Kaida: a theme-and-variation form of tabla composition, ending in a tihai (rhythmic pattern that repeats 3 times, ending on the downbeat of the cycle).
Tabla parts are doubled, hence a bit flammy at times.
- Audio Technica AE5100
- Sennheiser 421
- Zoom H6
- Universal Audio DCS Remote Pre
- Apogee Duet (FW)
- Logic 9
- loops by Big Fish Audio
- Canon T4i w Super Takumar 50mm f1.4 & Tamron SP 01A 35-80mm f2.8-3.8 (macro shots)
- GoPro Hero 3+
- FinalCut w various plugins.
Thanks to Christine Hanley, Eric Hausmann, The Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and Frankie & Lulu (cats)
Studio Experiment #3 – Zoom H6
Experimenting with the Zoom H6 on remote locations.
Ok, more of a challenge than an experiment but got to stick with the title. Got myself a Zoom H6 and wanted to test it out by creating a track using only sounds recorded with it and nothing else. Read the complete blog post here: www.recue.net/2014/05/time-to-...