THE GROUNDBREAKING ZOOM H6 The most versatile portable recorder ever.
Six interchangeable input capsules make the ZOOM H6 the ultimate recorder for film, video, podcast and music. Its advanced preamps make it the best-sounding one, too. Unmatched abilities. Award-winning quality. Meet the H6 Handy Recorder.
The H6 is a podcaster’s dream with inputs for every guest and phantom power for every mic. Easily monitor your levels on the H6’s crisp, color LCD screen, and use its individual gain knobs to control the levels of each input. The H6 is intuitive and easy to use.
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Sound for Every Scene
Featuring interchangeable mic capsules, 4 combo inputs and 6 tracks of quality recording, the H6 is ready to record on any set and in any scene the director throws at you.
Handheld Music Studio
Say hello to your personal multitrack recording studio. With up to six* discrete line- or mic-level inputs and the ability to overdub, the road from great idea to perfect track just got a lot shorter.
*Optional EXH-6 mic capsule required
Six interchangeable mic capsules that can be swapped out as easily as the lenses of a camera
The H6's included X/Y capsule employs two angled high-quality unidirectional mics which are sensitive to signals coming from the front but less to signals coming from the sides and rear. X/Y recording is optimum when you want to cover a wide area yet still capture a strong center image, making it the perfect choice for all types of live stereo recording.Learn More
Welcome to “Mid-Side” recording, a whole new level of precision in your ability to shape sound. The H6's provided MS Capsule contains dual mic elements – a forward-facing, unidirectional mic (the “Mid”) and a side-facing, bi-directional mic (the “Side”). Together with the H6's onboard MS decoder, they capture a fully mono-compatible stereo image that can actually be adjusted after recording – ideal for film, video, and television projects.Learn More
The XYH-5 X/Y microphone capsule provides two matched unidirectional condenser microphones set at a 90 degree angle. These mics are housed within an advanced shockmount that employs rugged external mic wires and rubberized material to minimize vibration and handling noise, making the XYH-5 ideal for location videography and live broadcast/podcast applications. The design of the XYH-5 also allows it to handle extremely loud sounds—140 dB SPL, to be precise (equivalent to the sound of a jet aircraft from less than 200 feet away)—making it perfect for capturing the sound of live rock concerts and for electronic news gathering.Learn More
Half the Length
The optional SGH-6 Shotgun Capsule adds a professional-quality, highly directional microphone to the H6, creating an ideal audio setup for film, video, live theater, and ENG (electronic newsgathering) applications. Three elements combined with digital signal processing inside the SGH-6 give you the highly directional pickup power of a conventional shotgun mic in a unit only half the size – ideal for recording dialogue and narration with no intrusive mic in the scene.Learn More
Plugging in the optional EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Capsule gives you two more inputs, transforming your H6 into the world’s smallest six-track recorder. Connect up to six discrete signals from external microphones, instruments, mixers, or portable music players to fully realize your audio vision. It’s all the power of a professional recording studio, right in the palm of your hand.Learn More
The SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun capsule adds a super-directional mic for capturing sounds directly in front, plus a bi-directional one for capturing ambient sounds. It’s ideal for location recording, allowing videographers and content creators to capture dialogue or narration with the center microphone and mixing in the desired amount of environmental sound captured by the side microphone.Learn More
Never Miss a Take
The H6 is always listening, saving the two seconds* of audio captured right before you hit RECORD.
*One second when recording at 96k.
The Auto-Record function allow the H5 to automatically start and stop recording at predefined sound levels.
Inputs and Outputs
Inputs: The H6 offers four XLR/TRS combo jacks with dedicated pad switches and gain control for distortion-free capturing.
Outputs: The H6 features two 1/8” outputs, a stereo line out as well as a headphone out with dedicated volume control.
Multi-Channel Audio Interface
The H6’s USB port enables it to serve as a multi-channel audio interface for your laptop or iOS tablet.
When the H6 is set to “Stereo Mix” in the USB menu, it acts as a 2-input/2-output interface; when set to “Multi Track,” it acts as a 6-input/2-output interface.
Recording Time and File Formats
Record continuously for over 20 hours with just 4 AA batteries or extend your recording time indefinitely with the optional AD-17 AC adapter.
The H6 can record up to six monophonic WAV files (or up to three stereo files) in any of the following formats:
Free Recording and Editing Software
The Zoom H6 comes with free download licenses for Steinberg’s Cubase LE music production software and WaveLab LE audio editing software, enabling you to not only capture, but create.
It will change the way you think about recording forever.
- Interchangeable input capsules
- Six-track simultaneous recording
- Four mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors
- Gain control knobs and -20dB pads for each input
- Supplied XYH-6 X/Y capsule provides secondary input via a stereo ⅛” Mic/Line In mini phone jack
- Phantom power for all main inputs: +12/+24/+48V
- Large full-color, angled LCD display
- Records directly to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards up to 128GB
- Up to 24-bit /96kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats
- Auto-record, Pre-record and Backup-record functions mean that you'll never miss that perfect take
- Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression, and limiting
- Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad
What’s In the Box
Here's what comes included with the H6.
- Operation manual
- XYH-6 X/Y mic capsule
- MSH-6 MS mic capsule
- AA size (LR6) battery x 4
- Cubase LE & Wavelab LE Software
- USB Cable
Optional H6 accessories
- SGH-6 Shotgun mic capsule
- SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun mic capsule
- EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo capsule
- HS-01 Hot Shoe Mount adapter
- APH-6 Accessory Pack
- PCH-6 Protective Case
- WSU-1 Universal Windscreen
- ECM-3 Extension Cable (3 meters)
- ECM-6 Extension Cable (6 meters)
- Manfrotto PIXI Tripod
16MB to 2GB
4GB to 32GB
64GB to 128GB
|XYH-6 X/Y mic:||
Mic type: Unidirectional
|XYH-6 MIC/LINE IN:||
Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
|MSH-6 MS mic:||
Mic types: Unidirectional and bi-directional
|INPUTS 1 to 4:||
MicConnectors: XLR / TRS combo jacks
Jack type: 1/8" stereo mini jack
Jack type: 1/8" stereo mini jack
400mw 8 Ω mono speaker
Sampling frequency: 44.1/48/96 kHz
Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz
2.0-inch full color LCD (320 x 240 pixels)
|Mass Storage Class operation:||
Class: USB2.0 High Speed
|Audio Interface operation: Multi-track mode:||
Class: USB2.0 High Speed
AA size (LR6) battery x 4
Battery life (with alkaline battery, continuous recording) Over 20 hours
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT|
H6: 77.8mm (W) x 152.8mm (D) x 47.8mm (H), 280g