Best audio recorder
When it comes to audio recorders, it is difficult to ascertain the best one of its kind. It
all depends on what you are looking for. If you are looking for a small audio recorder, then you should look at the Zoom smallest voice recorder h1.
Zoom smallest voice recorder h1
A compact audio recorder, you will be amazed at the sound quality of the Zoom H1 recorder. It features the same design as other Zoom
audio recorders and features two microphones arranged in an X/Y pattern. This is useful for stereo imaging to
capture sound equidistant from the source. The arrangement focuses on sound in front of the recorder and ignores sound from behind, unlike omni-directional microphones. The recorder
has the features like a USB 2.0 port, reference speaker for feedback, expandable microSD to 32GB and 10 hours operation time. If you still want a compact recorder with more features, you
should check out the Zoom handy digital voice recorder H5.
Zoom handy digital voice recorder H5
This handy portable recorder has a lot of features which the flagship Zoom H6 audio recorder has the most prominent are the modular design. You can use
removable Zoom input capsules on this one to change the input system and microphones. It also features an X/Y design for microphones to achieve quality
sound recording. Besides the X/Y Stereo Microphone Capsule, there are Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Input Capsule, ZooM MSH-6 Mid-Side Microphone Capsule, ZooM SGH-6
Shotgun Microphone Capsule and ZooM SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun Microphone Capsule to choose from, It has a 4 multitrack mode for recording four tracks
simultaneously. An additional feature is shock mounted microphones with rubber to reduce vibrations and noise. If you want more track mode recording, then you should look at Zoom multitrack field recorders.
Zoom multitrack field recorders
Just in case four tracks on the Zoom H5 are not enough, you have the option of getting a quality audio recorder from Zoom with more tracks. These include the Zoom multichannel 6 channels field recorder F4 and the Zoom multichannel 8
channels field recorder F8. The Zoom F4 can record six individual tracks and is perfect for field recording. Other features include a metal build, a built-in
time code, and a stereo mix. This recorder has mic preamps of excellent quality and a stereo mix feature.
The Zoom F8 has more features and is perfect for the professional. It has 8
channels for simultaneous recording although it can record 10 individual tracks. This is due to the stereo mix which offers two more tracks for simultaneous
recording. Other features include 8 XLR inputs and a built-in timecode. This recorder is great for video production and can be mounted on a DSLR camera. It
price at almost a third of professional recorders for audio. It is also not bulky like other professional, high-quality audio recorders. It, however, lacks physical faders for preamps which it compensates using a mobile app to virtually adjust the faders. Looking for something more versatile? How
about the Zoom quality audio recorder h6?
Zoom quality audio recorder h6
This compact audio recorder is Mr. Jack of all trades, but this does not affect the quality of sound. It has the signature X/Y microphones of its class, and the microphone system is interchangeable. It is the epitome of versatility. The X/Y
interchangeable microphones can be adjusted between 90 degree and 120 degree for a wider stereo. It has four XLR inputs to connect external mics and a USB Audio
interface to sample the six channel multitrack to record files on an expandable micro SD size of 128GB. An exciting feature is a backup stereo mix which you can
use if the main recording is too distorted. This mix of features makes it useful for video production, field recording and also for professional audio
production. If you are looking for an audio recorder for your DSLR camera, why don't you try out this Zoom portable recorder H4n PRO.
Zoom portable recorder H4n PRO
The Zoom H4n Pro is an upgrade version of the Zoom H4n and has slightly advanced features. Ergonomics have been
improved with it being curvier (and easier to grip) than its predecessor and the orange LED display switched for a blue display. The microphones can be adjusted
for a wider field, and the sound clarity is better owing to its lowered noise floor. This feature makes it easy to record different levels of sound, even the
slightest whisper. It has four channels for multiple recording and two XLR input jacks. The XLR jacks have locks which are important because they prevent the
cables from releasing when recording. It is best for recording in concerts, film production environment, and podcasts.
Zoom Audio & Video Recorder and Multi-Track Field Recorder Accessory Packs
Zoom audio recorder has a wide range of product accessories for all its Handy H6, H5, H4n, H2n and H1 Audio Recorders and portable Q2n Video recorder. It includes the essential accessories for the IQ-series microphones (iQ5, iQ6 & iQ7) and the
Zoom F4 and F8 Multi-Track Field Recorders.