Episode 7 – Zoom H6: The Best Digital Recorder For Recording Podcasts

This week I’m recording using the Zoom H6 so you can get a feel for what it sounds like when paired with a dynamic microphone. The Zoom H6 is the quintessential podcast recorder and is used by top podcasters everywhere. In this episode, I explore its features and break down why it’s such a great choice for podcasters who like to record via hardware, or with hands-on equipment, rather than recording digitally. I record both ways, BUT, pushing buttons and physically changing settings on a recorder makes me feel more connected to the recording process. Do you feel this way?

“The reason why you might want to use the Zoom H6 is if you’re a podcaster that’s intimidated by recording via the computer, and you’d like to be more hands-on.” – Eric Montgomery

“You can toss this thing in a backpack with your microphones and cables, and you’ve got access to a fully-functional podcast studio.” – Eric Montgomery

“There really is something about manually pushing the buttons and being able to dial in your settings with your hands.” – Eric Montgomery

Episode Highlights

  • Why you might prefer a digital recorder to recording with a computer
  • Why working with your hands makes you feel more connected to the recording process
  • Recording situations that the Zoom H6 is perfect for
  • Why recording high fidelity audio is critical and how the Zoom H6 achieves great audio
  • Why it’s good to buy a device that has more inputs than you think you’ll need
  • When the Zoom H6 isn’t the right choice
  • When to scale up to a larger SD card
  • The importance of an external hard drive and why you always need to backup your recordings

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Products Mentioned In this Episode:

Zoom H6 – https://amzn.to/3QcZ2xV
SanDisk SD Cards – https://amzn.to/3bmuStr
Lacie Harddrive – https://amzn.to/3PU586I

Microphones That Pair Well With The Zoom H6

Audio-Technica ATR2100x USB – https://amzn.to/3Qk5bIN
Shure SM58 – https://amzn.to/3JFzurn
Rode PodMic – https://amzn.to/3vzSNwf

Podcast Accessories I Love and Use:

Rode PSA1 Boom Arm – https://amzn.to/3Qgcotf
Sabrent USB 4 Port Hub – https://amzn.to/3BBMI6h
Manfrotto Pixi Mini Tripod – https://amzn.to/3QbqjkV
Monster Prolink XLR Cables – https://amzn.to/3By1mvn


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