Zoom H1 Handy RecorderItem ID: H1
Pocket-sized Handheld microSD Recorder with Built-in XY Stereo Mic Capsules
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A 2-track Studio That Fits in Your Pocket!Imagine being able to carry a complete field-recording rig in the front pocket of your jeans. That's exactly what you get from the revolutionary new Zoom H1 handy recorder, for a price you can't pass up. It's a little smaller than an average television remote yet powerful enough for every audio application, from taking voice memos to recording demos. Powered by only a single AA battery, the H1 lets you record for up to 10 solid hours. Thanks to an extra-large storage capacity (up to 32GB on a single microSD card), recording for 10 hours straight isn't even a stretch. The H1 even comes with a 2GB microSD memory card, so you're ready to start recording right out of the box.
A pair of pro-quality XY stereo condenser microphones onboard the Zoom H1 means you don't even need to plug in your own microphone, but there's an 1/8" input on the side in case you want to. Whether you need up to 24-bit/96kHz PCM WAV format for professional post production or memory-saving MP3 format (48kbps-320kbps) for the Web, you'll get it from the H1. The H1's even perfect for video recording, mounting easily to video and DSLR camera shoes.
The Zoom H1 features impressively high SPL handling, recording options, and recording controls. An Auto Level switch on the back takes the guesswork out of getting great sound, and a similar Lo Cut switch reduces handling and wind noise impressively. Uploading files to your computer from the H1 is also quick and easy, thanks to the H1's built-in USB 2.0 port.
When it comes to actually using the H1, you'll quickly discover why Zoom considers it their easiest-to-use recorder to date. All of the H1's essential controls are conveniently laid out at the tips of your fingers. Adjusting the input level and dropping markers as you record are only the press of a button away. You can even lock the H1's controls, so you can keep it in your pocket, with nothing to worry about. There's even a reference speaker at the foot of the H1, allowing you to review your recordings, even if you don't have a pair of headphones with you. No matter where, when, or what you need to record, you'll always be ready if you have a Zoom H1 on hand.
Zoom H1 Portable Handheld Recorder Features at a Glance:
Not only is the Zoom H1 one of the most affordable handheld records out there, but it's also one of the handiest!
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David, Renton, WA
Reviewsbased on 36 reviews
Amazing what this picks up
by Dan Stearns from Murphysboro, IL.It is quite amazing the sound that this little item picks up. To look at the recorder it did not impress me as something that was high tech enough to pick up the sound that it does. It picks up soun... read more [+]d that is a good distance away from it. Our church has used this device to record church services and then to download onto a CD to distribute to shut ins. close [-]
March 7, 2013
Music Background: Hobbyist
Record Every Practice Like a Pro !!!
by Robert W Ehman from Charleston WVMy brother got this for me a couple years back. Our rock band records every practice. We just leave it on as it gets like 6 hours on a 4GB card. I run the SD card to my Cubase LE5 with Isotope Ozone 4... read more [+] on rock mix 4 band. Place the H1 in the middle of the band (we play in a circle). I edit out all the talk and breaks save songs and erase the card. Save songs to cds for the band and to an external hardrive. Years from now we will have the best to listen to. Record everything with this little gem. The more you record the more likely you will get better stuff!!!The sound is unbelieveable!!! Record at volumn 25 (out of 50) ...low cut off, auto level off, wave ...not mp3 as wave works best with DAW. Record at 44k at 16bit. The trick is using this with the Ozone and Cubebase. Pro Results! Acoustic guitar and voice is mind blowing as well !!! Enjoy playing not working !!! close [-]
January 21, 2013
Music Background: Professional musician 37 years. Acoustic guitar, electric, bass, keys, singer. Recording hobbyist.
Fantastic, Accurate, Cheap (Inexpensive!)
by Teejay Riedl from Fairfax VAWhen Zoom first announced these, back in 2010 or so, I had my order in to Delvin right away. Since then, my little H1 has recorded well over 500 gigs of my various bands, thousands of rehearsals, plus... read more [+] innumerable other tasks such as family get togethers, "discreet sampling" of abusive co-workers, field recording, ambient soundscape recording, telephone recording (Heck, if the NSA can to it with no warrant, I can too!), and hundreds of other mundane tasks. It does so unobtrusively, elegantly, efficiently, and with a very light battery load. Results are uniformly excellent as long as you set the levels (AGC is great, but not appropriate for band recording).
November 3, 2012
Music Background: Pro Musician
Gripes? None with the unit. But the "Survival kit" thing is almost useless - I have never used the handle (I recycled it), the windscreen is nice, but when it's on the H1, the H1 WILL NOT FIT inside the case. Stoooopid and inexcuseable! How stuff like that gets past Engineering is beyond me - but the world is packed with Slackers, I guess.
The H1's stereo imaging is SUPERB, bass response is SUPERB - easily equalling that of my friends' $300+ units. Yeah, if you spend more money, you'll get more features, but not necessarily better SOUND. This little guy ROCKS. Don't prevaricate - if you're looking for a little "do it all" recorder, you simply can't beat the price. Call Delvin and get one. Do it right now, before you start thinking too much, and spend more money on features you'll never use.
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Incredible value for the price!
by from NCI was "expecting to get what I paid for" and this product exceeded my expectations. I tested it at a children's dance recital. It picked up the music and my voice perfectly. The staff at Sweetwater... read more [+] turned me on to this product and they were dead on. close [-]
June 28, 2012
Zoom H1 Handy Recorder
by Jose Constantino from Berkeley, CaEverything was great. Love the recorder, shipping was on time and the follow up thoughtful. If I need something else I'll definitely check with you first.
April 6, 2012
Music Background: Music student
Zoom H1 Handy Recorder
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