Become a Site Supporter and Never see Ads again!

Author Topic: 6 channel options - Zoom H6  (Read 1835 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Elguapo511

  • (1)
  • Taperssection Regular
  • **
  • Posts: 109
6 channel options - Zoom H6
« on: October 24, 2019, 06:20:58 PM »
It seems that H6 with the extra XLR capsule attachment is an okay option if I want 6 xlr inputs.

I want to Record loud concerts in small clubs, and get a sBD feed.  The zoom h6 would allow me 4 mics on stage and a stereo from the sbd.

The zoom doesn't look solid, but it has the right features.  And the price is right.

anything particularly wrong with the zoom h6.  Or is there a better option.  would the MixPre 6 be the ultimate solution, or is that the ocean.

Offline voltronic

  • (34)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *****
  • Posts: 3425
Re: 6 channel options - Zoom H6
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2019, 06:51:40 PM »
I've used an H6.  It's a decent unit, but I strongly dislike the trim pots which are too easy to move.

If you're going for a solid 6-channel recorder, I think the best value right now is the Zoom F6.  I love mine so far.  It is double the price of the H6, but it is in a different league in performance and features.  A SD MixpPre-6 II is very similar in features, but $200 more and only 4 balanced inputs.

The only thing to watch out for in your application is that the balanced inputs are XLR only; not XLR/TRS combo jacks.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2019, 07:21:08 PM by voltronic »
DPA 4061 ~ Line Audio CM3 ~ Naiant X-Q ~ AT 853  |  Naiant PFAs ~ Shure FP24  |  Zoom F6 ~ Sony PCM-M10
MOTU M2 ~ KRK Rokit RP5 ~ Sennheiser HD 650 ~ Etymotic ER4XR

Team Line Audio

Offline jefflester

  • (2)
  • Taperssection All-Star
  • ****
  • Posts: 1253
  • Gender: Male
Re: 6 channel options - Zoom H6
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2019, 07:32:27 PM »
Tascam DR-680MKII going for $400 new now. CH 5/6 are not XLR, but they are balanced TRS 1/4" and can do phantom if needed. Not all that friendly for adjusting individual levels on the the fly, though.
DPA4061 HEB/AT943 -> CA-UGLY -> R-09
Samson C02/Superlux S502/iSK Little Gem -> DR-680MKII
AKG CK63 -> AKG C460B -> DR-680MKII
AKG CK63 -> nBob actives -> Baby NBox -> R-09/DR2d

Offline obaaron

  • (48)
  • Taperssection All-Star
  • ****
  • Posts: 1238
  • Gender: Male
  • Wide Awake in San Diego!
Re: 6 channel options - Zoom H6
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2019, 09:17:24 PM »
I would second the dr680I/II can get them on the cheap
Mics:  Gefell M20,M21- sms2000/nbob | Schoeps MK4V;MK4- cmc6/nbob | AKG ck1,3,8,22;ck61,62,63,69- c460b/c480b/Naiant actives | Neumann KM140/150 | AT853, AT933 | CA-11
Pres: Naiant Littlebox | Tinybox | BMod Edirol UA-5 | Church ST-9200
Recorders:  Zoom F8 | Tascam DR-680 | Tascam DR-60D | Sony PCM-M10
Video: Canon VIXIA HF R42

**ISO** -   Schoeps mk22 matched pair | Neumann Ak43 pair

Offline Gutbucket

  • record > listen > revise technique
  • (15)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *****
  • Posts: 14377
  • Gender: Male
  • "and the rowers keep on rowing!"
Re: 6 channel options - Zoom H6
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2019, 11:59:38 AM »
DR680_Mk2 is very hard to beat for value right now.  Does everything you want.  Love mine, although it's now a second rig recorder.

Level adjustment does work a bit differently than other recorders so I understand Jeff's comment, however I find the 680 makes it easier for me to rapidly adjust levels the way I want them than any other multi-channel recorder I've used extensively.  It allows me to rapidly adjust the level of individual channels, of pairs, or of large multi-channel groups, quickly and easily without going into menus, and does not have a problem with accidental mis-adjustment.  I wish level adjustment and channel ganging on my other multi-channel recorders worked the same way.

The new Zoom F6 has been much anticipated and is just now getting into the hands of users. Voltronic is one of the first here to use it.
musical volition > vibrations > voltages > numeric values > voltages > vibrations> virtual teleportation time-machine experience
Better recording made easy - >>Improved PAS table<< | Made excellent- >>click here to download the Oddball Microphone Technique illustrated PDF booklet<< (note: This is a 1st draft, now several years old and in need of revision!  Stay tuned)


RSS | Mobile
Page created in 0.038 seconds with 33 queries.
© 2002-2021
Powered by SMF