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We found 19 Reddit comments about Zoom H1n Portable Recorder, Onboard Stereo Microphones, Camera Mountable, Records to SD Card, Compact, USB Microphone, Overdubbing, Dictation, For Recording Music, Audio for Video, and Interviews. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Zoom H1n Portable Recorder, Onboard Stereo Microphones, Camera Mountable, Records to SD Card, Compact, USB Microphone, Overdubbing, Dictation, For Recording Music, Audio for Video, and Interviews
Streamlined Body with matte finish and newly designed protective mic enclosureBuilt-in stereo condenser microphones in 90-Degree x/Y formatOne-touch button controls.Battery life (alkaline batteries): Approximately 10 hours (continuous recording time using built-in mic, 44.1 kHz/16-bit)Localized and intuitive menus for easy operation.Input impedance: 2 kΩPlayback Speed Control, Voice Emphasize Filter, and Stereo overdubbing functions
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19 Reddit comments about Zoom H1n Portable Recorder, Onboard Stereo Microphones, Camera Mountable, Records to SD Card, Compact, USB Microphone, Overdubbing, Dictation, For Recording Music, Audio for Video, and Interviews:

u/possums101 · 5 pointsr/Journalism

Both Zoom and Tascam have small handy recorders (kind of pricey but excellent quality) that have those little holes where you can tie in a little wrist bracelet to hold or potentially a key ring to attach to a lanyard.

u/WDIIP · 4 pointsr/McMaster

It looks pretty good, and Stu has great charisma as a presenter. But you gotta get a better audio solution. It sounds like I'm listening to him through a walkie-talkie. Bad audio is the most glaring thing that will make people stop watching a video. A decent lav mic or even a Zoom H1 would make these kinds of videos 10x more watchable.

To take it up a notch visually, try to get him farther away from the wall if you have the space. Depth and diagonal lines look way better than the flat beige you've got him against.

u/kagoolx · 3 pointsr/audioengineering

Hey everyone, I'm looking at buying something like this.

The sound quality, functionality and usability look great for the price but I want to know how well it functions as an external sound card.

Am I right in thinking I could connect this via USB 2.0 to any reasonably OK laptop and have it provide the audio processing power to have low latency on programs like Ableton, Reason, Cubase etc.? Not just for recording audio through it but also for running multiple VST plugins, running electronic instruments etc. as though the laptop had a decent sound card inside? If so, it looks amazing.

Thanks a lot

u/oiart · 3 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Hello, If you are looking to spend a small amount of money but still have something you can create on, the Ipad would be the best bet. downloading something like Garageband on the ipad would allow you to layer the sounds you record and allow you to create aswell.


What you can do for a microphone is the Shure MV88- that can hook right up to your ipad and record directly into garage band, or if you have an IPhone, you can use the microphone with the dedicated recording app to capture the best sounds possible.


If you don't want to carry the IPad around while you are getting close to the objects you are recording or dont have an iphone as well, you can always purchase a Zoom H1 Field Recorder, they are fairly inexpensive and you can transfer the audio off the device to your ipad if you get a SD card reader for the IPad.


For an instrument you can plug in to your IPad, IK Multimedia IRig is small, lightweight and cheap.


Overall with the Mic and keyboard, you are looking at $350-$400 for a light weight package.


Let me know if you have any other questions!

Have fun.

u/djfrodo · 2 pointsr/Filmmakers

Basically just watch D4Darious' video on the 12 things a filmmaker should get and you'll have everything (except the script and actors) you'll need.

For $700 I'd get a used Canon (or Nikon if you're into that - I'm not).

Spend as little on a body as possible that shoots 1080p and has manual controls (60D is a good choice).

Pay more attention to lenses (or one good zoom lens), and audio.

Audio is the one thing most beginners just totally miss, and if your audio sucks your film will too.

Seriously, invest in a good external recorder, a boom pole and/or mic stand, and a good shotgun mic (or lavs), and sync the audio in post. Camera mics are notoriously awful but always record the audio in camera as well, so the sync will work.

The Zoom 1HN is the least expensive choice that doesn't sound terrible.

Other than that I'd get some cheap clamp lamps from Home Depot - like audio, lighting is one that beginners usually miss, and it's so easy (and cheap) to fix that it's a crime not to learn good technique.

Good luck.

u/theZacharyWebb · 2 pointsr/podcasts

The Audio-Technica ATR2100/AT2005/Samson Q2U are very good podcasting microphones, and are versatile by having both USB and XLR connections.

The Zoom H6 is a good recorder. If you want to save money, get a Behringer mixer (1-XLR, 2-XLR, 4-XLR) and a Zoom H1 to record with.

The Audio-Technica ATH-M30x or ATH-M40x are good headphones.

Get any pop filter that fits your price. A Neewer boom arm is OK for podcasting (that's what I use), but the next step up is a Blue Compass, Rode PSA-1, or Heil PL-2T.

The Neewer boom arm comes with a plastic shock mount. has pretty good quality cables for cheap, but price almost equals quality for audio cables.

Audacity is a good audio editor.

Check out Better Podcasting, The Audacity to Podcast, School of Podcasting, The Feed, and Podcasters' Roundtable for podcast advice. Pod Squad is a Discord server that I help moderate where you can also get more help from other podcasters.

u/MrNickleKids · 1 pointr/SmallYTChannel

Yeah, the Zoom ZH1 is their cheapest option. I highly recommend that one, it'll fit right in your pocket.

u/InvisibleJiuJitsu · 1 pointr/videography

definitely get the zoom H1 to capture your audio. You can either use it to capture the interview audio itself, or combine it with a lav mic like this Edutige lav mic, depending on your budget and intentions. you could also use a shotgun on a boom pole. amazon referral links in post

u/viewyorkcity23 · 1 pointr/videography

You can also opt to go with an external recorder and sync in post. This is Zoom’s option, but you can go with comparable options as well.

u/Augmented-Actor · 1 pointr/youtubers

zoom h1 This audio recorder is about 120 dollars but its small enough to fit in a pocket or set on your counter. It records bi-directional audio to a sound card with no other microphone necessary. There are other models that you can plug in multiple microphones, etc that are in the 200-400 dollar range. Record your audio with this along with your native camera audio and then synch up the audio tracks in your editing software.

u/The_Paul_Alves · 1 pointr/podcasting

a zoom H1 recorder will do you fine. The only problem will be finding a way to secure it to the vehicle so you dont get bumps but the zoom H1 has a standard tripod mount so Im sure you could find some kind of gadget to secure it to the dash. If you position it in the middle, you'll get a mild stereo effect and your listener will feel like they are sat between you two.

I recommend the new updated H1 model

The older H1 is a bit shittily constructed and I've had to repair mine at least twice (it's like 5 years old). But the new H1 is pretty damn solid.

u/ubermoo2010 · 1 pointr/fieldrecording

Most people i've seen doing this use one of those little AA battery inline bias boxes.

I'm really not sure how you're plugging in the rolands to that mic interface, isn't your phone's mic input mono!?

A separate audio recorder would allow you to plug the mic jack into a proper powered interface and plug the headphones into the monitor socket and you can record AND monitor at the same time... it's a much better setup and that's how i use my CS-10EMs

I use a sony M10, but a cheap zoom h1n would do the trick and will sound far, far, far better than your phone's recording capability, and permit you to monitor as well. You also can use the zoom's inbuilt mics to record voice/music without the odd binaural feeling if you wish

u/TheBigBadDuke · 1 pointr/audio

100 bucks. Invest in your future.

Zoom H1n Handy Recorder (2018 Model)

u/artificial_doctor · 1 pointr/audioengineering

Sony ICD PX820 vs Zoom H1N - 9 year old tech vs newer audio recorder, worth the upgrade? Going into the Angolan bush for interviews!

Hi all. I’ve been using the Sony ICD PX820 since 2010 for interviews but haven’t needed to use it for a few years as I got a Blue Yeti for the improved audio quality.

Until now, my interviews have primarily been indoors but I am going on a research trip later this month into the Angolan bush to interview some war veterans and need to pack light. I was thinking of upgrading to the Zoom H1N from my Sony but I’m not sure if it is actually an “upgrade”.

Has quality in this type of technology improved all that much or should I just hang on to the Sony?

Any input will be appreciated!

u/julio_ortega · 1 pointr/StandUpComedy

Zoom H1n Handy Recorder (2018 Model)

Zoom microphones are decent, this is new but I bet you could find a cheaper one used.

u/Nobodydog · 1 pointr/videography

That's an excellent start! Another option is looking at small self contained recorders like this one to pick up multiple sources.


All the depends on what your budget is. Good luck and have fun!

u/SalaciousB · -1 pointsr/Beatmatch

>I am using Serato Pro


Do you have a controller?

Are you using a laptop? PC or Mac?

Where is your audio routed after Serato?

Lots of ways to record your mix but you'll need to give me some more information.

Alternatively, and I realize this is an unpopular opinion these days, you could purchase the music you want to play and thereby support the artists who produce it.