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Zoom H6 vs Zoom H8

Zoom H8 12-Track Portable Recorder (Affiliate Link) vs Zoom H6 All Black (2020 Version) (Affiliate Link) which is better? In this video, I explain the pros and cons of both of these handy recorders. In my opinion, this depends on what you will be needing this type of recorder for. If you’re a musician, podcaster, or field recordist, you’ll have different needs and preferences.

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Zoom H6 All Black (2020 Version) 6-Track Portable Recorder, Stereo Microphones, 4 XLR/TRS Inputs, SD Card, USB Audio Interface, Battery PoweredZoom H6 All Black (2020 Version) 6-Track Portable Recorder, Stereo Microphones, 4 XLR/TRS Inputs, SD Card, USB Audio Interface, Battery Powered

Portable 6-track portable recorder for recording podcasts, audio for video, music, and more
Includes detachable X/Y capsule perfect for all types of live stereo recording, compatible with all Zoom Input Capsules
Four mic/line level inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors for connection of microphones and line level sources
Records up to 24-bit/96kHz to SD cards up to 128GB, Runs on 4 AA batteries for up to 20 hours of operation
Includes: H6 All Black Recorder, XYH-6 X/Y Capsule, 4 AA Batteries, Cubase LE and Wavelab LE Software, and Quick Guide

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Zoom H8 12-Track Portable Recorder, Stereo Microphones, 6 Inputs, Touchscreen Interface, USB Audio Interface, Battery Powered, for Stereo/Multitrack Audio for Video, Podcasting, and MusicZoom H8 12-Track Portable Recorder, Stereo Microphones, 6 Inputs, Touchscreen Interface, USB Audio Interface, Battery Powered, for Stereo/Multitrack Audio for Video, Podcasting, and Music

Customized applications for podcasting, music and field recording
Large color LCD touchscreen display; over 20 hours of operation on 4 AA alkaline batteries
Interchangeable input capsules, 4 mic inputs and 2 XLR/TRS combo connectors
12-track simultaneous recording
USB Audio interface mode to record or stream directly to your computer or iPad

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For over three years, the Zoom H6 All Black (Affiliate Link) has been my go-to recorder and was the device that allowed our business Free to Use Sounds to grow. As a field recordist traveling around the world full time, I’ve been able to put both recorders to the test!

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