Started off in the world of podcasting? If you are recording remotely you know how frustrating it is when you are back at base and you discover the prized interview recording levels are all over the place and at worst so distorted you can’s use it.
If you’re a beginner or even an expert, you’ll want to take the guesswork out of setting levels, especially if you are with a guest or someone who might actually be paying you for the creation of the podcast.
Whatever you are currently recording on does it allow up to 6 mic inputs? And here’s the killer, does it capture all that audio in a way that prevents any distortion? If no is the answer to these questions you may want to consider this bad boy. It’s the Zoom F6 field recorder.
Founded in 1983 and based in Tokyo, Japan, Zoom have been powering many of the radio broadcasts you are now listening to because of their reliability, ease of use and fab sound. But the F6 takes things to a new level.
It doesn’t come cheap at 599 euro in Ireland but it does provide incredible peace of mind.
Everything is recorded onto an sd card in the sturdy housing which is about half the size of your standard fruit loaf!
The killer feature is what they call the 32-Bit Float
Recording setting. With this the F6 can capture both explosive and subtle sounds at full audio quality – without ever adjusting gain! Sign me up sez you. Likely to be the only audio solution you’ll ever need.
If recording single interviews is your thing then its hard to beat zoom’s workhorse the H4n Pro. You’ll see this at press conferences on TV the world over.
Anyone serious about their audio recording and looking for great sound should look no further. Not as many mic inputs as the F6, but if you don’t need them then this might tick all the necessary boxes. It too has an on board limiter that can work to get you optimal sound but the F6 is the winner.
F6 rating 😍😍😍😍😍
Available at Waltons.ie for 599 euro
H4n rating 😍😍😍😍
(one less purely because of less mic inputs.)
Available at waltons.ie for 239 euro
Note: we have no affiliation whatsoever with Zoom or Waltons.ie.