Zoom H6 Recorder Podcast Kit with Two Rode Procaster Microphones
2-Person Portable Podcast Studio
2 x Procaster Broadcast Mics
2 x Broadcast Arms, 2 x XLR Mic Cables
2 x Senal SMH-1000 Around-Ear Headphones
This Zoom H6 Recorder Podcast Kit with Two Rode Procaster Microphones from B&H brings the elements necessary to begin recording a 2-person podcast within minutes of opening the box. The Rode Procaster is a broadcast-quality, dynamic microphone that does a great job capturing speakers near the mic, but without picking up unwanted sounds further away.
The included two-section broadcast arms make positioning the mics a snap. The XLR cables connect the mics to the H6 recorder, which features high-quality mic preamps and records to an SD card. Two pairs of Senal SMH-1000 around-ear headphones are included to provide precise monitoring in comfort for both the host and the guest.
When you’re ready to add more guests to your podcast, the H6 can be expanded to accommodate up to six mics with the EXH-6 dual XLR/TRS combo input capsule (available separately). The recorder also features easy-to-reach controls and a large, full-color LCD display angled so it’s easy to read in all environments when making on-the-fly adjustments or editing in the field. The system is fully standalone but also ready to interface with a computer for live streaming or for more elaborate post-production work.
Zoom H6 6-Input / 6-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Mic Capsules
Ideal for bands, multi-instrumentalists, and podcasters, the Zoom H6 portable handheld recorder lets you quickly record up to six simultaneous input signals regardless of your audio experience. With two swappable stereo microphone capsules, six versatile mic/line inputs, and up to 6-track recording, the H6 is both user-friendly and easily expandable.
Like other H-Series Handy recorders such as the H4n Pro and H5, you can hold it in your hand, attach it to a mic stand or tripod, or mount it to a camera (shoe mount available separately); the H6 packs an impressive array of features into a rugged, rubberized body that’s more than ready to meet the varied demands of musicians, content creators, videographers, and sound designers.
From the intuitive, tactile controls to the plentiful battery life and powerful audio processing functions, the H6 is well equipped for producing pristine audio for complete musical arrangements, independent films, and panel podcasts. It can supply phantom or plug-in power for condenser mics, or accept direct connections from synths, keyboards, drum machines, or +4 dB line-level mixers. No matter the source, selectable auto-recording and pre-recording ensure that you’ll never miss the start of a take, and stereo safety track recording provides duplicate tracks at a lower level to avoid distortion.
Fast, User-Friendly Operability
The H6’s front panel is ergonomically arranged with its most essential and commonly used controls—transport buttons for record, play/pause, stop, back, and forward operations, individual record-arm buttons that double as mute switches during playback, large gain knobs, and pad switches. For added safety, a hold switch disables all front-panel buttons to prevent accidental operation during recording.
Day or night, view vital information such as audio levels, recording time, battery status, and more on the 2″ full-color LCD, which happens to be backlit and angled for maximum visibility.
Instant Access to Gain Adjustments
Each H6 input has its own dedicated gain control knob. There’s no track selection or button pressing required to optimize your recording levels; just turn the dials (clearly labeled from 0 to 10) anytime you need to adjust the gain. If your XLR-1/4″ input sources are so loud that you need even less gain than the preamps provide at the “0” setting, use four front-panel pad switches to attenuate the combo inputs by 20 dB.
Interchangeable Stereo Microphone Capsules
Leave your external mics at home and travel light; the H6 includes two interchangeable stereo microphone capsules. With nothing more than the H6, you’re set to record speech, practice sessions, concerts, or ambient and environmental sounds, even ear-rattling ones up to 136 dB (via the X/Y capsule)!
The XYH-6 capsule provides clear, phase-accurate capture in two different X/Y positions—90° for a tight stereo image or 120° for a wider perspective. Just twist the capsules to their premarked positions to switch between the two configurations.
Switch to the MSH-6 capsule to record in a mid-side configuration. Its front-facing directional element picks up direct signal while the side-facing bidirectional element captures ambience. The H6’s integrated MS decoder allows adjustment to the perceived width of the stereo image, which is beneficial for sound design, broadcasting, or general stereo-to-mono compatibility.
Supports Interchangeable Zoom Mic Capsules
The Zoom mic capsule input on the H6 accommodates Zoom’s line of separately available interchangeable capsules, which can be swapped out as easily as the lenses of a camera. With shock-mounted X/Y and mono or stereo shotgun mic capsules to choose from, you can be ready to record music, dialog, or sound effects without carting an external microphone setup. Opt for the EXH-6 combo input capsule to accept two additional mic/line signals via XLR-1/4″ jacks.
Six Channels of Microphone/Line Inputs
Equipped with four XLR-1/4″ combo inputs and a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack input (on the XYH-6 capsule), the H6 can accommodate condenser microphones, +4 dB balanced line-level sources, or signals from unbalanced instruments with active electronics. Turn on 12, 24, or 48 VDC phantom power to the XLR jacks, or 2.5V plug-in power to the mini jack. Whether you plan on recording studio condenser mics, feeds from wireless receivers, or a lavalier and shotgun mic combo for an interview, the H6’s preamps are ready to deliver low-noise (-120 dB EIN) performance.
Record All Channels Live or Overdub Layers
The H6 boasts 6-channel recording at up to 24-bit / 96 kHz resolution. Record all channels simultaneously or utilize the overdubbing function to add layers of instruments after an initial recording. Adjust levels and pans for your tracks, then use the H6’s internal mixdown function to blend six tracks down to a stereo file.
SD Card Recording and Audio Interface Functionality
Maximize portability by recording directly to an SD card (up to 2GB capacity), SDHC card (up to 32GB capacity), or SDXC card (up to 128GB capacity). A 2GB card will yield over three hours of 16-bit / 44.1 kHz stereo recording time using the BWF-compliant WAV format for uncompressed audio quality and industry-standard file compatibility. Note that media cards are available separately, and larger capacity cards will increase startup times.
Alternatively, use the H6 as a 6-in/2-out USB 2.0 audio interface at up to 24-bit / 96 kHz. For audio interface operation with an iPad (Apple Camera Connection Kit required and available separately), select USB stereo mode, which offers two channels in and out at up to 16-bit / 48 kHz.
3.5mm Outputs for Simultaneous Hookup to a Camera and Headphones
The H6 boasts 3.5mm line and headphone mini-jack outputs for simultaneously feeding your camera/DSLR and a pair of headphones. Independently adjust the headphone volume via the side-panel volume control. For quick playback reference, a built-in monophonic speaker is also provided.
Powered via AA Batteries or AC Adapter
Power the H6 via four included AA batteries, or plug it into a wall outlet with an AD-17 AC adapter (available separately). Alkaline batteries can keep the H6 running for over 20 hours of continuous 16-bit / 44.1 kHz recording using the X/Y mic capsule, or for over nine hours of nonstop 24-bit / 96 kHz recording using the X/Y mic and the four XLR-1/4″ inputs. When using the H6 in the stereo USB audio interface mode, USB bus powering is possible.
Rugged and Portable, Handheld or Mounted
The durable, ergonomic body lends itself naturally to handheld use. Should you need to mount it on a mic stand or tripod, a threaded hole on the back of the H6 obviates the need for stand adapters. Obtain a hot shoe adapter (available separately) to attach the H6 directly to a DSLR.
Signal Processing Adds Sonic Polish
The H6’s onboard effects allow you to add polish to your recordings. Compression and limiting compensate for fluctuations in input level, while a low-cut filter helps eliminate wind noise, blowing, and other kinds of low-frequency rumble. Normalize files for maximum gain, split them into smaller chunks, and even insert up to 99 marks per recording.
There’s an onboard metronome and tuner, and you can loop playback and adjust pitch and speed independently, making the H6 an ideal tool for phrase training.
Special Recording Functions
The H6 offers selectable recording functions designed to prevent you from accidentally missing the start of a performance. By keeping the previous two seconds (one second at 96 kHz) of audio whenever you press the record button, the pre-record option ensures that you’ll never cut off the beginning of a great take. Auto-record can automatically start recording when a user-set sound level is detected, making it great for voice-activated recording.
Backup record enables the H6 to automatically record a duplicate of the L/R input with 12 dB less input gain. Even if your original track is distorted, chances are the backup version will be fine!
Supports External Remote Control
Use the RCH-6 remote (available separately in the APH-6 accessory pack) to control the transport, arm tracks, and adjust volume at a distance while eliminating handling noise.
Includes Audio Software
The H6 comes with free download licenses for Steinberg’s Cubase LE music production software and WaveLab LE audio editing software, representing a complete audio production toolkit.
Rode Procaster Broadcast-Quality Dynamic Microphone
The Procaster Broadcast-Quality Dynamic Microphone from Rode is designed for capturing speech in broadcast radio, voice-over recording, podcasts, and similar applications. It features a tight cardioid polar pattern and tailored frequency response that result in optimum speech reproduction without off-axis noise. The all-metal construction, internal pop-filter, and internal shockmount further minimize handling noise and contribute to the microphone’s durability. The package includes a microphone stand mount and a zip pouch.
Tailored frequency response for maximum speech reproduction
Tight cardioid polar pattern minimizes off-axis noise
Internal shockmount and pop filter minimize handling noise and plosives
Durable all-metal construction
Samson MBA48 Microphone Boom Arm (48″)
The 48″ MBA48 Microphone Boom Arm from Samson is designed for use with microphone accessories and in radio, podcast, or home studio setups. It features an articulating arm that provides a maximum horizontal/vertical reach of 48″ for flexible and convenient microphone placement.
The MBA48 features internal springs that allow for silent and effortless positioning during recording or live broadcasts. With two mounting options included, the MBA48 can attach to a table or a desk with a C-clamp mount or be more permanently fixed to a flange mount. In addition, it is built with 5/8″-27 mic clip threading and supports weights up to five pounds.
Roland Gold Series Neutrik XLR-M to XLR-F Balanced Microphone Cable (10′)
This 10′ Roland Gold Series Neutrik XLR-M to XLR-F Balanced Microphone Cable is engineered to accurately transmit audio signals without contamination or noise interference. It features Neutrik connectors with 24k gold-plated contacts ensuring clean, precise audio reproduction. Studio-quality oxygen-free copper core wire translates every tonal nuance with exceptional clarity, and the low-capacitance design ensures that voices and instruments are clear and accurate.
Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones
The SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones from Senal feature a classic closed-back, over-the-ear, collapsible design. With features like interchangeable cables, a refined frequency response, wire guides, superior comfort, and durable materials, the SMH-1000 is ideal for studio and field applications.
Equipped with 40mm neodymium drivers at 58-Ohm impedance, the SMH-1000 headphones are designed to be loud enough when attached to low powered devices such as mobile phones and mp3 players, yet robust enough to handle studio headphone amps without distortion.The over-ear, closed-back design is intended to help block unwanted outside noise, which is useful in professional field recording and studio monitoring scenarios where isolation is critical.
The headphones are designed with an EQ curve that’s been tailored for a slightly enhanced low end that allows field engineers to detect wind noise more effectively, and for studio engineers to monitor bass and sub bass frequencies. The high frequency response has been extended to accurately reproduce spatial detail. There is also a pronounced but smooth midrange that reduces ear fatigue over prolonged periods, while maintaining focus on vocal and dialogue intelligibility.
Designed for flexibility as well as great sound, the SMH-1000 makes use of twist-lock detachable cabling. There are two detachable cables included in each box that can be used interchangeably. There is a stretchable 4 to 10′ coiled cable that provides better mobility and reach, that also helps prevent snags from pulling the headphones off of your head. This can be useful when navigating through gear-cluttered recording studio environments. There is also a 3′ straight cable that is useful when less slack is ideal, such as when using a waist-mounted field recorder or mixer, or when using your mobile device.
The SMH-1000 has been built with convenience, practicality and comfort in mind as well. The headphones have a collapsible folding mechanism for compact storage and transport. They also have wire guides to keep the ear-cup wires from pinching. Furthermore, they are fitted with a padded headband and soft, replaceable ear cushions to maximize comfort during extended listening.
An excellent choice for commercial recording, broadcast, home studios, and live and location sound. Also great for home and portable entertainment.
Over-ear, closed-back (circumaural) stereo headphone design to help block unwanted environmental noise. Ideal for use in professional applications such as studio or field recording.
Detachable, twist-locking 10′ coiled cable and 3′ straight cable included. Replacement cables also available from Senal.
Enhanced low end designed to allow field engineers to detect wind noise effectively, and for studio engineers to monitor bass and sub bass frequencies.
Pronounced but smooth midrange tailored to reduce ear fatigue over prolonged periods while maintaining focus on vocal and dialog intelligibility.
Extended high frequency response designed to reproduce spatial detail accurately. Gradual roll off at 14 kHz allows for accurate low level monitoring and hearing protection.
Padded headband and soft, replaceable ear cushions. Replacement cushions are available for purchase.
Easy storage via collapsible folding mechanism.
Kopul 1/8″ Stereo Y Cable
The 1/8″ Stereo Y Cable from Kopul features a 1/8″ stereo male TRS connector that splits to two 1/8″ stereo female TRS inputs, allowing you to split a stereo signal, such as a headphone output, to two stereo outputs. It features a premium OFC spiral-shielded cable for reduced EMI and is 8-inches in length. Its gold-plated metal connectors are manufactured by Rean, a trademark of Neutrik.
In the Box
Zoom H6 6-Input / 6-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Mic Capsules
Zoom XYH-6 – X/Y Microphone Capsule for Zoom H5 and H6 Field Recorders
Zoom MSH-6 – Mid-Side Microphone Capsule for Zoom H5 and H6 Field Recorders
4 x AA Batteries
Set of Download Codes for Cubase LE and WaveLab LE
2 x Rode Procaster Broadcast-Quality Dynamic Microphone
RM2 Stand Mount
ZP1 Zip Pouch
2 x Samson MBA48 Microphone Boom Arm (48″)
2″ Maximum Grip C-Clamp Mount
Flange Mount with Wood Screws
2 x Roland Gold Series Neutrik XLR-M to XLR-F Balanced Microphone Cable (10′)
2 x Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones
Coiled Cable – Stretchable 4 to 10′ (1.2 to 3m)
Straight Cable – 3′ (.9m)
1/4″ Gold-Plated Adapter
Kopul 1/8″ Stereo Y Cable
Zoom H6 6-Input / 6-Track Portable Handy Recorder With Interchangeable Mic Capsules Specs
|Number of Tracks||WAV:
|Max Sample Rate/Resolution||96 kHz / 24-Bit|
|Microphone||Interchangeable Cardioid Condenser Stereo Pair, X/Y Configuration
Interchangeable Condenser Stereo Pair, Mid/Side Configuration
|Built-In Speaker||Yes, 400 mW Mono|
|Display||2″ / 5.08 cm Color LCD (Backlit)|
|Memory Card Support||SD (16 MB to 2 GB)
SDHC (4 to 32 GB)
SDXC (64 to 128 GB)
|Audio File Formats||BWF, MP3, WAV|
44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz
|Bit Depth||16 / 24-Bit|
|Bit Rates||48 to 320 kb/s|
|Signal Processing||Compressor, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter, Pitch Control|
|Recording Time||WAV 44.1 kHz/16-Bit:
1 Hr 34 Mins per GB (Stereo)
MP3 128 kb/s:
17 Hrs 21.5 Mins per GB (Stereo)
|Analog I/O||4 x Combo XLR-1/4″ TRS Female Balanced/Unbalanced Line/Mic Input
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line/Mic Input
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line Output
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
|Phantom Power||+12 / 24 / 48 V (Selectable on Individual Inputs)|
|Plug-In Power||Yes, 2.5 V|
|Host Connection||1 x Mini-USB (USB 2.0)|
|Gain Range||Mid-Side Mic Capsule:
Up to +42.5 dB
X/Y Mic Capsule:
Up to +46.5 dB
Up to +46.5 dB
Up to +55.5 dB
|Max Input Level||Inputs:
+22 dBu (Pad On)
|Headphone Output Power||20 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms|
|Impedance||1/8″ / 3.5 mm Inputs:
|Microphone Sensitivity||-41 dB/Pa (X/Y)
-37 dB/Pa (Mid/Side-Unidirectional)
-39 dB/Pa (Mid/Side-Bidirectional)
|Microphone Max SPL||136 dB SPL (X/Y)
120 dB SPL (Shotgun-Unidirectional)
122 dB SPL (Shotgun-Bidirectional)
|Power Options||Batteries, USB Bus Power, AC/DC Power Adapter|
|Battery Type||4 x AA (Included)|
|Approximate Battery Life||WAV 44.1 kHz/16-Bit:
21 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels)
WAV 96 kHz/24-Bit:
9.75 Hours (Alkaline, All Channels)
|AC/DC Power Adapter||5 VDC at 1 A (Not Included)|
|Mounting Options||1/4″-20 Female|
|Dimensions||3.1 x 1.9 x 6″ / 77.8 x 47.8 x 152.8 mm (Recorder)
3.1 x 1.8 x 2.4″ / 78.9 x 45.2 x 60.2 mm (X/Y Mic)
2.3 x 1.7 x 2.7″ / 58 x 42.1 x 67.6 mm (Shotgun Mic)
|Weight||9.9 oz / 280 g (Recorder)
4.6 oz / 130 g (X/Y Mic)
3 oz / 85 g (Shotgun Mic)
|Package Weight||3 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||10.7 x 8.25 x 3.4″|
Rode Procaster Broadcast-Quality Dynamic Microphone Specs
|Frequency Range||75 Hz to 18 kHz|
|Sensitivity||-56 dB at 1 kHz|
|Output Connectors||1 x XLR 3-Pin|
|Digital Signal Processing||None|
|Mounting||Mic Clip (Included)|
|Dimensions||ø: 2.09 x L: 8.43″ / ø: 53 x L: 214 mm|
|Weight||1.64 lb / 745 g|
|Package Weight||2.3 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||11.2 x 5.3 x 2.65″|
Samson MBA48 Microphone Boom Arm (48″) Specs
|Height||0 to 48″ / 0.00 to 121.92 cm|
|Length||0 to 48″ / 0.00 to 121.92 cm|
|Length||48″ / 121.92 cm|
|Mounting Thread||5/8″-27 Male|
|Package Weight||6 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||30 x 16 x 7.12″|
Roland Gold Series Neutrik XLR-M To XLR-F Balanced Microphone Cable (10′) Specs
|Connector 1||1 x 3-Pin XLR Male|
|Connector 2||1 x 3-Pin XLR Female|
|Cable Length||10′ / 3.05 m|
|Conductor Material||Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC)|
|Package Weight||0.665 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||8.6 x 6.9 x 1.1″|
Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field And Studio Monitor Headphones Specs
|Driver Size||1.6″ / 40 mm|
|Frequency Response||10 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Sensitivity||102 dB at 1 kHz / 1 mW|
|Maximum Power Handling||1000 mW|
|Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)||1%|
|Audio Connector to Source||1/8″ / 3.5 mm|
|Weight||8 oz / 226.8 g|
|Package Weight||1.415 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||10.1 x 8.75 x 3.9″|
Kopul 1/8″ Stereo Y Cable Specs
|Connector 1||1 x 1/8″ (3.5 mm) TRS Male|
|Connector 2||2 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Female|
|Cable Length||8″ / 20.3 cm|
|Package Weight||0.155 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||9.85 x 5.35 x 0.5″|