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ARCHIE ADAMSEditor-in-Chief of the Handy Home Master
Here are my two cents on the new Zoom H6 microphone capsule. I’ve been using many microphones for the videos I usually do, but I’ve never used this one before. When I first got them, I immediately removed the package and put the capsule through the earphones. I can hear the right/left effect better… but I didn’t know how the sound would be during the video editing. Well, I tried to make various sounds: wooden guitar, tapping, and I even recorded the sound of complete silence.
It’s very late as I write not so pardon any mistakes that might arise. I tried popping a wooden box, a plastic box, and the sound was crisp and sharp. Then I tried something new: recording the sound of breath. The result? It is too loud.
Now, there’s a pop filter that comes in the package, and I recommend using the capsule without it. The sound is muffled, you don’t know if it’s clear enough, so I would advise you not to use it. Now, I always keep any product I buy in the original packaging, so I have them in front of me right now. In fact, this microphone, all its capsules, and the pop filter… I keep each of them in the original packaging in the beginning – to protect them.
I continued my experiment and tested the microphone while recording myself. I didn’t publish it on the internet, but I used my earphones to listen to my voice and to the quality of the sound. Then, I listened to the recording and found that the sound is very crisp.
- Portable 6-track portable recorder for recording podcasts, audio for video, music, and more
- Includes detachable X/Y capsule perfect for all types of live stereo recording, compatible with all Zoom Input Capsules
- Four mic/line level inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors for connection of microphones and line level sources
- Records up to 24-bit/96kHz to SD cards up to 128GB, Runs on 4 AA batteries for up to 20 hours of operation
- Includes: H6 All Black Recorder, XYH-6 X/Y Capsule, 4 AA Batteries, Cubase LE and Wavelab LE Software, and Quick Guide
Versatile and Modular
The microphone itself is versatile and, upon close inspection, you will see that it has four XLR/TRS inputs which can actually be expanded if you buy a separate head that is attachable. This can be really handy for you if you need to record in a studio. Just plug the microphone in each input, and you will be able to monitor the level of every individual track. Plus, you can record at -12 dB if the sound is too loud. One thing I love about Zoom H6 is that it is modular. Basically, it comes with an MS capsule and an X/Y capsule, but you can also purchase other capsules and use them when needed.
This is my short review of the microphone, I hope it is helpful.