Nowadays everyone owns a video recording device, a dedicated camcorder or a regular smartphone camera with decent megapixels. Even though all these devices also possess sound recording capabilities they are typically not as good as the videography features of the device. This lack of dedicated audio recording gear has led to the birth of the rather amazing ZOOM H6 Handy Recorder.
The new product offers super high quality audio recording features including simultaneous recording on six tracks, and like a DSLR camera it comes with a number of interchangeable input capsules similar to replaceable camera lenses. These include mic capsules and an XLR adapter.
The ZOOM H6 also features a 2” full-color LCD display allowing users to view and manage their recording and playback levels, and it is designed to be easily mountable on a regular DSLR camera or attached to a camera strap without any hassles. Recordings can be saved in either WAV or MP3 formats in HD 24Bit/96K quality. The device supports external SD, SDHC and SDXC cards up to 128GB, which gives around 20 hours of recording time.
The Zoom H6 Handy Recorder is available for $536 or £329. If you’re a professional or you are looking for serious portable audio recording equipment then this is one product you really have to consider.