The Most Versatile Portable Recorder
The revolutionary Zoom H6 Handy six-track sound recorder has raised the bar further still. Four interchangeable input capsules – X/Y, MS, Shotgun, and Dual XLR/TRS Combo – make the H6 the ultimate chameleon of the audio world, and its advanced preamps make it the best-sounding one too. Whatever your application – live recording, professional film/video work, live broadcast or electronic news gathering – the H6 can handle it with ease.
The Ultimate in Image Control
Welcome to "Mid-Side" recording, a whole new level of precision in your ability to shape sound. The Zoom H6 Digital Audio Recorder 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.
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 realise your audio vision. It's all the power of a professional recording studio, right in the palm of your hand.
Live Recording Personified
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 centre image, making it the perfect choice for all types of live stereo recording. The microphone module is made up of two matched unidirectional condenser microphones and is intended for capturing accurate, phase-correct stereo audio. The module allows you to adjust the angle of the two mics to either 90 degrees, or for a wider stereo image, 120 degrees.
The Best of Both Worlds
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 centre microphone and mixing in the desired amount of environmental sound captured by the side microphone.
All the Pickup, Half the Length
The optional SGH-6 Shotgun Capsule adds a professional-quality, highly directional microphone to the H6 Handy Recorder with USB, creating an ideal audio setup for film, video, live theatre, and ENG (electronic news gathering) 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 half the size - ideal for recording dialogue and narration with no intrusive mic in the scene.