Zoom H6 Six-Track Portable Recorder Review

Zoom H6 Six-Track

This device is extremely popular with creative professionals as one of the best digital voice recorders on the market. The Zoom H6 6 Track Portable Recorder, weighing in at less than 10 ounces, is one of the smallest portable devices and is easy to carry around and has a good feel to it making it perfect for the journalist on the move.

The Zoom H6 boasts 6-track simultaneous recording and features 2 interchangeable microphones for great flexibility. This one has the ability to track 6 channels simultaneously and offers 4 XLR/TRS inputs for external mics. Not only does the Zoom come with standard stereo X/Y but also features mid/side capsules. Add a shotgun capsule to that and you get a total of 6 combo inputs.

Although you will have easy and fast control over the Zoom, you might need to take some time to set it up before you begin using your device as it is not as easy to navigate as some of its competitors. In saying that it does offer a detailed menu and allows for fast control over your gain and pads.

One of the greatest features, although not a new one, is the fact that the Zoom H6 has pre-record and backup record functions. It also gives you a 2 second buffer which helps if you press the record button a second too late to capture the audio you need.

The Zoom H6 uses 4 AAA batteries for a total operating time of more than 20 hours. It has excellent storage capacity giving you three options of SD (16MB to 2GB), SDHC (4GB to 32GB) and SDXC (64GB to 128GB).

  • Weighs less than 10 ounces
  • Excellent storage capacity
  • Pre-Record and Backup Record Functions
  • 4 XLR/TRS inputs

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