Musical Instruments : Studio Recording Equipment Reviews - 4/3/2019

Musical Instruments : Studio Recording Equipment Reviews - 4/3/2019

Zoom H5 Four-Track Portable Recorder with Zoom APH-5 Accessory Pack for H5

Category

Musical Instruments, Studio Recording Equipment

Price

$319.98

SKU:

B01N66SVG5

Product Rating

4.5 / 5

  • This bundle includes the following:
  • Zoom H5 Four-Track Portable Recorder with Zoom APH-5 Accessory Pack for H5
  • Zoom H5 Four-Track Portable Recorder
  • Zoom APH-5 Accessory Pack for H5

Zoom H5 By:
Love this product.
Easy to use and excellent audio quality with or with out a lapel mic. By:
I have been using a lapel mic with a long cord attached to my DSLR and it has worked out fairly well. Crawling around under cars with the cable doesn't work so well. So, I wanted an option to have something close by and or use with a label mic. The zoom H5 is simple to use and has excellent audio quality. NO complaints at all.
Awesome Microphone and XLR adapter By:
I've had this item for about 7 months and it still holds up extremely well. I use it for my ASMR and it can handle almost any kind of intense sounds, pus I plug in my SR3D XLR microphone into the H5 Zoom and it works perfectly.
Excellent recorder and well worth the investment By:
This is simply an excellent recorder. I've used it for personal practice sessions as a flutist and to review ensemble rehearsals and my intonation/rhythmic accuracy. I have used it to record some professional performances as well as some of my collegiate recitals and competition applications. It will be useful throughout my entire lifetime as a musician.
one of the best sound gear By:
one of the best sound gear for videographers
Es igual a cualquiera de alta gama en cine, gracias sonido perfecto. By:
Perfecto sin lugar a dudas el mejor del mercado no tiene competencia .Es igual a cualquiera de alta gama en cine, gracias sonido perfecto, solo saber cómo funciona y excelente.
Great Audio Recorder By:
This audio recorder has improved the sound quality of my videos. It also provides versatility for me because my subject is able to move freely compared to the way I used to record audio. The sound quality is amazing and professional-like!
Great for Wedding Ceremony Backups and Speeches By:
Easy to use, the record button is spongey but I have never missed it yet. Decent battery life. And lots of control for audio, I use it at weddings for ceremony backup audio and reception speeches.
I absolutely love this thing By:
I absolutely love this thing. Has a bit of a sharp learning curve. However, when I did contact the company that makes it, they were very cool in helping a newbie out. Thanks!
A quality tool when you need a solution better then using the mic built into your camera. By:
My first unit, and a heck of a unit it is. Up to four distinct channels, each recorded to separate files in parallel. The two 'X-Y' mics you get on the top of the unit are on a modular connector. You can swap that out for an optional shotgun microphone, or another pair of XLR ports. You could then have for XLR ports, each recording to its on file / track. (The X-Y mics should only be used for back ground noise recording. A running stream, traffic on a highway, kids riding by on their bikes, etc. They are not set up to be something you talk into directly.)The software in the device is efficient and gets the job done. They didn't make it for the new guy to be the easiest thing ever. But it is also not some super esoteric system only savants can make work. A little poking and proding and reading will get you running in no time.This is a quality product and you can feel it. The silver bar you see running the width of the unit in the middle? That is a non-ferrous (non-magnetic) metal bar that is strong and keeps stray things from hitting the gain dials right under them at the wrong moment. The same on the X-Y mic module. They didn't just 'knock out a box to make a buck' here. They built a solid purpose built tool for audio engineering needs.While I haven't used it this way, you can also plug it into your computer via USB and make it your 'audio interface', allowing you to bring the sound from four XLR mics into your computer with just this unit. A great way to record a podcast, or a jam session.Look up Mike Delgaudio / Booth Junkie on Youtube to see a professional voice over artist explain why he keeps his with him all the time and why it matters.

Zoom H4N PRO Digital Multitrack Recorder

Category

Musical Instruments, Studio Recording Equipment

Price

$219.99

SKU:

B01DPOXS8I

Product Rating

4.5 / 5

  • Four-channel recording up to 24-bit, 96 kHz. Built-in stereo X/Y microphones, up to 140 dB SPL
  • 2 XLR/TRS inputs with locking connectors. Records directly to SD/SDHC cards up to 32 GB
  • 4-in/2-out USB audio interface. Monaural speaker: 400 mW 8 Ω
  • Line/phone-LINE Output load impedance- 10 kΩ or more. LINE rated output level: -10 dBu. PHONE- 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32Ω load)
  • Usb 2.0 high speed. Usb functions can be powered using usb bus power. Plug-in and phantom power cannot be set during recording and playback. Compatible operating systems is windows vista and newer mac os x 10.6 and newer

perfect tool By:
the clips for xlr to snap into the slut. big up.
Excelente! By:
el producto es genial, y la gestión de pedido y entrega no tuvo nada negativo. Un éxito total la compra!
Fantastic and easy By:
Just bought this and have had it only a few days. This is simple to use, sounds amazing, and I'm excited by the projects I will do with this device.
very good product By:
I use this for recording audio and enhancing video sound it works really well and I would buy again but if you can afford it you should go with the H6
Incredible, high quality sound recording in the palm of your hand. For $200 !!! By:
Easy to use. Incredible high quality sound. For $200 ……. are you kidding me. [ I'm 63, so this stuff blows my mind. ] Were I 30 or 40 I could not have purchased this quality in this small size for thousands of dollars.But, it is what technology is today. . Easy to use, intuitive.I just tried it with internal mics vs two Berhinger B1 microphones and vs two Shure 849s, and the internal mics on this Zoom were as good, or so close to the others that it will not warrant dragging the other mics around. Incredible.Comes with Cubase [which I found hard to use, and trashed it] and WaveLab which I found easier to use, and have worked with it a bit.
Awesome By:
Love the 4-tracking option. You could easily record a whole demo with this thing. Hell, you could do an album with it, if you know what you're doing.
Awesome Recorder By:
Jumping from the h4n to the h4npro super simple but extremely satisfying.. great quality sound... extremely easy to use and operate with a rode mic or any other external mic system
Great audio. By:
The audio from this is outstanding. Paired with a noise cancelling headphones the audio sounds better than the actual sound. Crisp and clean. It's sound with hd. I use this to record sound effects in the outdoors and it does a great job.I did have an issue where one of the buttons failed. I email Zoom got prompt respons and in not time a new was shipped to me at no extra cost. This was after the defective unit was returned.Fantastic product and customer support.
Great little recorder! By:
I bought this from Amazon in Feb, 2018, to replace an H2N. The first unit shipped had a problem - a mechanically faulty control - but Zoom was very responsive and replaced it immediately. Since then, it has worked perfectly. Outstanding audio quality. I especially like the ability to use external mics with XLR connections, but the built-in mics work remarkably well. There's a fairly steep learning curve, but that's to be expected in a unit with so many functions. It has weathered many band practices - meaning, it has stood up to vigorous use under less than ideal conditions. Highly recommended.
And excellent value for broadcast quality. By:
An outstanding broadcast grade Digital recorder. I only wish it had timecode.

Zoom H1n Handy Recorder (2018 Model)

Category

Musical Instruments, Studio Recording Equipment

Price

$119.99

SKU:

B078PTM82R

Product Rating

4.3 / 5

  • Streamlined Body with matte finish and newly designed protective mic enclosure
  • Built-in stereo condenser microphones in 90-Degree x/Y format
  • One-touch button controls.Battery life (alkaline batteries): Approximately 10 hours (continuous recording time using built-in mic, 44.1 kHz/16-bit)
  • Localized and intuitive menus for easy operation
  • Playback Speed Control, Voice Emphasize Filter, and Stereo overdubbing functions

This product works well. By:
This product works well.
great price with great quality By:
I needed the recoder under 100 so i searched serveral days and figered that zoom h1n is the one. I bought h1n for my cooking channel on YouTube and the sound is amazing. Under 100 dollars this mic is great!
Great By:
Everything I expected.
Works very well for Live Performances By:
I am a Folk Singer, and I get very shy when trying formal recording. I bought this to record live performances by running cables from my mixer directly into into the recorder itself. I have to say, I am greatly impressed with how well this little guy handled the recordings. The battery lasts around 6 hours of constant activity, which is pretty good for the level of recording I was able to capture. I highly recommend this as a good, inexpensive alternative to the H4n.
Simple to use and excellent sound quality. By:
I used this alone to do the audio for a short film. The mic picks up exactly how I thoufht it should. I've been an audiophile for most od my life, so the audio tracks always have to be perfect or it kills me. I plan to use this for future projects.
Great Recorder By:
It worked just like it’s supposed to. I watched a tutorial on YouTube and that made it a lot easier.
Great item By:
Great item
Easy to use By:
This works great and is finally a simple to use interface for a non techie
A Videographer’s Must Have By:
As a videoographer I can assure you this recorder is WELL WORTH the money. I use it with a lapel mic and without. Records flawlessly either way. The quality is far superior to any of the other recorders I’ve used. Pretty compact and easy to slip into a jacket pocket if you’re using a lapel mic. The auto leveling feature is awesome!
Love this By:
Great product thank you

Zoom APH-5 Accessory Pack for H5

Category

Musical Instruments, Studio Recording Equipment

Price

$49.99

SKU:

B01GOUVLZM

Product Rating

3.8 / 5

  • Professional hairy windscreen (WSU-1)
  • Wired remote control (RCH-5)
  • AC power adapter (AD-17)
  • USB cable

Items were perfect out of the box when I inspected them By:
Thank you for the prompt delivery. I actually haven't used the plug yet for its intended purpose because my VO work is on the back burner right now. Items were perfect out of the box when I inspected them. I will update later. Thanks!
A nice complement to a great Zoom H5 recorder By:
Great itema, I was hesitant at first, but it is worth it. The remote control is very handy, and the "dead cat" muddler is also very good. It comes all nicely packaged by Zoom.My H5 is just a great recorder, I could not be happier, so this kit is a nice complement.
I love accessories. By:
Accessories, accessories, accessories. I love accessories... especially those that really add value and quality to my work. Nice assortment.
Love The Remote By:
Mostly useful stuff in this accessory pack -- especially the remote.
Worth every penny By:
Excellent. Does everything it says it does
Wish the H5 came with a plug-in? Then you have to buy this. By:
The AC adaptor is pretty critical since the H5 rather eats batteries. The remote is useful if you've got the mic mounted someone that's awkward to reach (such as on a camera). It would be nice if Zoom just included a plug-in, seems odd you have to buy one separately.
Five Stars By:
MOST USEABLE ACCESSORIES FOR THE H5 AT A VERY REASONABLE PRICE!
Five Stars By:
was a gift
Works as advertised. By:
The deadmouse fits well and the remote is responsive. No complaints.
Five Stars By:
OK