Category: Zoom Essential Recorders

Introducing the new Zoom Essential Series - the world's first handheld recorders designed with accessibility for blind and low vision users. Navigate menus and settings with audible descriptions through the built-in speaker or headphones in your choice of seven languages. The H1essential, H4essential and H6essential recorders all feature groundbreaking 32-bit float recording technology, capturing every nuance of your audio with incredible dynamic range for pristine, clip-free sound quality in any situation. Whether you're a musician, podcaster, or filmmaker, there's an Essential recorder to fit your needs:
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  • H1essential: Ultra-compact stereo X/Y mic recording, perfect for capturing song ideas, interviews, and sound effects on the go.
  • H4essential: 4-track recording with X/Y mics plus 2 XLR/TRS inputs - great for recording live music, interviews and audio for video.
  • H6essential: Our most versatile recorder with 6 tracks, 4 XLR/TRS inputs and interchangeable mic capsules for any recording situation.
All models allow you to record direct to SD card while streaming audio via USB.