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Record live performances, practice sessions and more with this Zoom H6 Handy audio recorder that supports 6-track simultaneous recording and features 2 interchangeable microphone capsules for flexibility. Built-in effects help you customize your sound.
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Cubase LE software
    • Owner's manual
    • USB cable
    • X/Y microphone capsule (XYH-6), MS microphone capsule (MSH-6), 4 AA LR6 batteries, foam windscreen (WSH-6S), case
    • Zoom H6 Handy Audio Recorder

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (56 out of 56)

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    Features


    Compatible with most microphones and most devices with line-level connectivity

    Including most mixers, portable audio players, electronic keyboards and electric guitars and basses with active electronics.

    Supports 6-track simultaneous recording

    In MP3 and BWF-compliant WAV formats at up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution, so you can capture performances, practice sessions, interviews and more. Also ideal for location videography and ENG applications.

    Prerecord mode

    Enables quiet, continuous background recording and appends 2 seconds of captured audio to the beginning of a file to help ensure you catch important moments. Back-up recording duplicates tracks to prevent data loss.

    Auto record function

    Automatically begins recording when sound is detected. Auto record stop ends recording when signal volume drops. Also supports multitrack-to-stereo internal mixdown and allows independent mix playback and monitoring.

    On-board effects

    Include low-cut filtering, compression and limiting to help you polish your sound. Variable playback speed enables you to change speed from 50% to 150%, and variable pitch allows easy adjustment on individual tracks.

    X/Y microphone capsule

    Features 2 matched unidirectional microphones that enable X/Y milking for wide coverage with clear, defined center sound. The MS capsule includes 2 microphone elements that support studio and live sound use.

    Interchangeable input capsules

    Include shotgun (SGH-6) and dual XLR/TRS combo (EXH-6) models (not included) for versatility. Camera strap mount enables connection of a compatible DSLR camera or camcorder (requires HS-01 adapter, not included).

    Memory card slot

    Allows direct recording to compatible cards, including Secure Digital format up to 2GB, Secure Digital High Capacity format up to 32GB and SDXC format up to 128GB.

    2" color LCD display

    With 320 x 240 pixels resolution provides a clear view. Virtual VU meters keep you informed of the recorder's status.

    USB 2.0 port

    Enables easy connection to your PC, Mac or Apple® iPad®. Included Cubase LE software allows use as an audio interface via connection to a compatible DAW (not included).

    4 microphone/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors

    Along with L and R inputs offer flexible connectivity. Gain control knobs and -20dB pads on each input simplify adjustments.

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    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Glad I went with the H6 over the H5

      Posted
      WannabeVideographer
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Zoom products don't get bad reviews and for good reason. I was toying with the idea between the sleeker H5 or the big honkin' H6 and I ended up going with the H6 because of the extra inputs. I didn't want to be limited over an $80 difference in price. Sure enough, my band's next show I approached the sound guy about it and he said he has the same one and has recorded over 1500 shows with his. He plugged in 4 parallel channels into mine and set the 120 degree stereo mic arrangement up and I had 6 3-hour audio tracks I later imported into my DAW to get a really nice balanced sound for my video. I had to buy a bigger SD card but I didn't care about that. Bottom line - just get the H6 if you're trying to decide between the H5 and the H6. They have the same pre-amps but the H6 is just the fully loaded version. There's something to say for a well-built, well-constructed piece of equipment. If it feels solid and well made, chances are it is and it'll perform well. I also believe in "you get what you pay for."

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Need something like this for DSLR audio

      Posted
      JerryVTX
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      I bought the Zoom H6 to use for DSLR audio (actually for the audio that goes along with recorded video). I got a 10' cable so I can connect the Zoom to my Canon 6D mic-in jack. I'm currently using the Zoom's XY mic - which gives really great audio! I also bought a couple cheap mics (one Lav and one shotgun), but I bought cheap, and those aren't great quality (didn't buy the mics at Best Buy). It is really nice to be able to monitor your audio using headphones plugged into the Zoom. Syncing Zoom audio to the video clips is much easier than I feared it would be. I probably could have bought the H5 instead - and it gets great reviews also - but I wanted some expandability. The on/off switch and the menu toggle switch feel a bit flimsy, but the rest of the construction seems very solid. Controls are pretty intuitive even for an audio newbie like me.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very good purchase.

      Posted
      Sjohnson
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      I bought this recorder to use with my new Canon 80D. I have always been an amateur videographer and enjoy making and editing movies for fun. I wanted to step up my game a little and move to a DSLR camera but heard the sound wasn't the greatest. I purchased this recorder so I could get sound separately and put them together later. It works great. Sound is excellent, and there are plenty of accessories like the shotgun mic, and room to plug in XLR devices such as external microphones. I had no problems figuring out how to work it and I syncing the sound with third party software was a breeze. The sound quality is excellent and the recorder is very versatile. Keep in mind I am an amateur so if you are using this for professional purposes I can't really say how good it is but for me, no complaints.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      High Quality, Great Results

      Posted
      peroki
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      I use this to capture audio and send an audio feed to my DSLR for video recording. Floor noise is very low for great recordings. I use wireless lavs to feed into the Zoom H6. Monitor audio with headphones and output into my DSLR as reference audio. The quality is most times good enough to use the video as is. I like that the Zoom saves individual tracks. Only drawback is that if I use 2 separate tracks in, when output to the DSLR it mixes the audio and does not record separate stereo tracks. It is good to use a separate recorder like this for quality, safety and confidence in audio recording. Build is high quality. Easy to use. Built in mics are great for backup audio and ambient sound pickup.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Must buy for audio!

      Posted
      Gdawg
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I own the H4n and was having issues so this product was a need more than a want. I was thoroughly impressed with it. With the H4n, I had issues with battery life, adjusting audio on the fly, and being limited to only two inputs. With the H6, the battery doesn't drain as quickly, you get the four XLR inputs with one more port for a Zoom extension mic. The dials on each input are very easy to change on the fly. The meters are great, the audio quality is great and the case it comes in is a nice bonus. For me, the H6 is my go to audio device for everything I do.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Multichannel Audio Capture Device

      Posted
      ScottInAK
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      I purchased the Zoom because I needed to capture at least 4 discrete channels of audio for my videos. Out of the box the H6 allows me to capture 4 XLR inputs along with the X/Y mics for general sound pickup. Controlling gain on each mic is as simple as adjusting the knobs. While the knobs are numbers 1-10 for gain control I wish they were numbered in dB instead making adjustments a little easier. I hope to get the extra options such as the 2 extra XLR inputs and the remote control for even more veratility.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      As the description says: "Handy"

      Posted
      robbiusa
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      I've been recording a band using a mixer and outboard gear into Pro Tools while also running everything into the Zoom as an additional reference. I can't get the same kind of separation of tracks, but the sound quality overall is still comparable. I can really see myself using this a lot while on the go to record quick sketches and at home when I don' want to take the time to set up my studio recording rig. Very "handy" indeed" and sounds good to boot.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Zoom H6 is Amazing

      Posted
      RyanC
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      For $400, you can't currently find a recorder as great as this. And if you ever will be able to, it will likely come from the Zoom family. Just great quality sound recorders, on a budget. The H6 is the top of the line, can't wait to get the shotgun attachment and the attachment to allow 2 extra channels. So easy to use, you don't even need the manual. The option to use it as an SD card reader OR a USB audio interface is a godsend. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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