I know gear topics can tend to get out of hand pretty quickly, but I am in need of a portable recorder, and I am not really aware what is on the market. I am interested in something that I could use different microphones with, and the Zoom H6 has peaked my interest due to the cost. Has anyone had any experience with zoom’s shotgun mic?
I’ve been using the H6 for a couple of months and absolutely love it. I’ve recorded around 1000 sounds with the shotgun mic, and it has worked perfect every time. Just took a while to get the levels right (which are adjustable with a dial on the base of the mic).
I’ve also used the H6 for recording ambiences and other sounds with both the omni and XY mics. Again, great once you get the right gain setting. Outside ambiences were recorded with the H6 mounted to a tripod, with optional wind protector and Sony MDR headphones for monitoring.