The Zoom H6 is a powerful recorder that can be used as an audio interface with your computer or iPad. Read below to setup your H6.
1. Press the Menu button located on the side of the device.
2. Use the scroll switch to select USB and then press the scroll switch.
3. Use the scroll switch to select Audio Interface and then press the scroll switch.
4. Again, use the scroll switch to select Stereo Mix or Multi Track and then press the scroll switch.
Note: When set to Stereo Mix, the H6 will act as a 2 in/2 out interface, meaning you have 2 inputs and 2 outputs. When set to Multi Track, the H6 will act as a 6 in/2 out interface, meaning you get 6 inputs and 2 outputs. If you are trying to use the Multi Track mode with Windows, you will need to install the driver for it from the Zoom website (click here). If you are connecting to an iPad, only Stereo Mix mode will work.
5. Use the scroll switch to select PC/Mac to power the H6 via USB, PC/Mac using battery power to run the H6 off the batteries, or iPad using battery power to connect to an iPad and run the H6 off the batteries.Note: If your computer does not supply enough power to the H6 through USB while using phantom power, select “PC/Mac using battery power.”
6. Connect the H6 to your computer or iPad using a USB cable. When connecting to an iPad, the iPad Camera Connection Kit is necessary.
7. When you are ready to disconnect the H6, press the Menu button. Use the scroll switch to select Exit, press the scroll switch, then select Yes in the next screen and press the scroll switch.
8. Disconnect the cable from the computer or iPad and the H6, then press the Menu button.
Audio that is input into the H6 can be monitored directly before it goes to your computer or iPad so that you get monitoring without latency. Here’s how to set this up:
This mode allows you to take audio coming from your computer or iPad and mix it with the incoming audio from the H6. It is then routed back into the computer or iPad to be recorded or broadcasted to a live stream on the internet, etc. This is especially useful if you are trying to add narration to something.
You can adjust the mix of the inputs from the H6. This mix will then be sent to the computer or iPad. If you are in Stereo Mix mode, the mix will be sent to the computer or iPad on a summed stereo track.