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Zoom ZH1 H1 Handy Portable Digital Recorder (Black)
Stereo X/Y mic configuration captures perfect stereo imagesSame frequency and SPL handling as popular Zoom H2Records Broadcast WAV (BWF) at 96kHz/48kHz/44.1kHz at 16-bit or 24-bitRecords MP3 from 48 to 320kbps for maximum recording timeHi-Speed USB 2.0 port
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98 Reddit comments about Zoom ZH1 H1 Handy Portable Digital Recorder (Black):

u/tantalus_blank · 16 pointsr/drums

Even if you make a fair amount of mistakes, most people will still come up and tell you it was great/tight, so it's quite an unreliable reference unless it comes from another good drummer you can trust to be frank. Frame of mind definitely messes with me too - sometimes you can't quite catch the groove and sometimes you don't realise that you already have. I'd recommend getting something like this and recording gigs occasionally. If you feel like one song was a bit off, listen back to it the next day.

u/klaqua · 9 pointsr/pics

First of, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your Grandpa!

Second! Go onto and buy:

ZOOM H1 Audio recorder

Go find a list with good questions, work of it or find inspiration for your own:

100 Questions to ask your parent

50 Questions Google Doc

Now hit record and sit down with him, once or a few times, and let him ramble. Use the questions as a guide and prompt to tell his stories.

Upload the original MP3 to google drive!

You now have created great lasting memories for generations to come without much effort. Do the same with a video camera if you feel able, but don't wait too long. Time is of the essence!

Here is one I did a few years ago for friends. Great memories!

u/kabbage123 · 6 pointsr/videography

I'd consider getting the Sony A6300. You'll be able to do 120fps in FullHD.

I'd then consider recording your audio externally, maybe on something as simple as a Zoom H1. It's going to be difficult to find a high framerate camera that also does clean audio capture within your budget.

u/JakeCameraAction · 6 pointsr/filmmaking

You have 2 good choices.
Will you mainly be using it stationary or in one room? (i.e. a film where you set up the shots beforehand) Buy a Zoom H4n
Will you be using it while walking around and want better sound for random shots or documentary style recording? Buy a Zoom H1.

u/HybridCamRev · 5 pointsr/videography

Sadly, a $125 microphone mounted on your hot shoe will not give you high quality sound. The mic will still be too far from your subjects and you'll still have the challenge of the T5i's noisy preamps.

Instead, you might want to consider a couple of other options in your budget range (either option will require you to sync your audio and video tracks in the edit):

Option 1: Buy a decent quality [$99.99 external recorder] ( and get it close to your subject (either on their person or on a boom as pictured [here] ( or

Option 2: Buy one or two [$70 Aspen HQ-S Lavaliers for iPhone] (, plug them into your subjects' iOS or Android phones and record to the free [Rode Rec LE for iOS] (, [Smart Voice Recorder for Android] ( or [Skyro Voice Recorder for Android] ( apps - then sync your sound in post.

Here is how a lav/phone combo works (example is for the Rode SmartLav, but it makes the point for the entire lav/phone category):

Either of these options will give you higher quality sound than plugging a consumer shotgun mic directly into your camera.

Good luck!

u/phloating_man · 5 pointsr/videography

If you're on a budget, I'd recommend the following...

  • Triple Shoe Mount (~$12)
  • Zoom H1 Audio Recorder (~$100)
  • Rode VideoMic (~$150)
  • LED Video light [~$35)
u/Spritboi · 4 pointsr/videography

I would definitely recommend the Rode Videomicro. If want even better, plug the Videomicro into a Zoom H1 and you'll be set!

u/provideocreator · 3 pointsr/videography

With the Rebel T6, there is no way to connect a microphone, regardless of whether it is wired or wireless. What you can do is use something like an external audio recorder. If you just want to use the audio recorder with its own microphone or with a 3.5mm microphone input, you can get a Zoom H1. If you also require the use of an XLR microphone, you would need a Zoom H4n. Both of these devices can be used with or without an external microphone (they have built in microphones that are better than the camera's). But, you WILL have to sync the audio in POST. The audio will be recorded completely separate from the camera and there is absolutely no way to connect them while recording, but it's easy to do in editing software after.

u/brunerww · 3 pointsr/videography

Hi /u/saientific - the Zoom H4n has noisy preamplifiers - if you decide to go with a Zoom, you may want to consider the [£229 Zoom H5] ( instead.

If budget is an issue, you may want to consider the less expensive [£69 Zoom H1] ( This recorder has a single 3.5mm mic input instead of the more expensive recorders' twin XLR inputs, so you will need a [£22.91 Hosa MIT-156 XLR to 3.5mm transformer/adapter] ( in order to accept input from professional mics such as the [£148 Rode NTG-2 shotgun mic] (

No matter which recorder you buy, you should also invest in a set of [£69 Sony MDR7506 monitoring headphones] ( to prevent surprises in the editing suite.

With your recorder, headphones, shotgun, a [£9 shock mount] (, a [£69 Rode boom pole] ( and good technique you will be able to get the microphone to within a meter of your actors/interviewees and record high quality sound.

Hope this is helpful and best of luck with your venture into videography!


u/CrazyLights · 3 pointsr/videography

The H1 zoom is the best. You can stick it on a little tripod and leave it wherever. Definitely within your budget too.

u/ramses0 · 3 pointsr/Guitar

Lost my comment somehow ... anyway: Zoom H1 might fit your bill:

$100 and pretty low-tech, but high audio quality.

u/smushkan · 3 pointsr/videography

PZMs are pretty decent if you're just using it for 'archival quality' recording, though you may find that children sitting at the front of the room are physically obscuring children behind them from the desktop-mounted microphone which may make kids at the back hard to hear.

You'll get passable results from a PZM, but what I'd use to record this sort of thing is something like a Zoom H1 mounted somewhere high up so it can 'see' all the students. Preferably a Mic stand, but realistically you could just secure it to something tall with tape if budget is an option.

The wide-angle stereo microphones will allow you to capture the entire room, and you'll be able to pick out audio at the back of the room as well as your mom at the front giving the lesson.

Don't be afraid of syncing in post - It's really easy. Just clap once where the camera can see and the microphone can hear, and then it's just a matter of dropping it in to a time line and matching up the waveforms of the recorded audio and the camera's built in microphone audio.

u/greenie2600 · 3 pointsr/synthesizers

Well, you don't have to multitrack – there are plenty of devices which record a single mono or stereo signal. You just won't be able to modify the mix after recording – i.e., whatever you hear while you're playing will be what the recorded track sounds like.

One drawback of this single-track approach: since you only have two hands, it would be difficult to perform and mix at the same time. So you would either need to sequence (at least some of) your instruments (to free up your hands for mixing duties), or you would have to forgo complex mixing (i.e., you would need to set the levels and EQ on the mixer before recording, and leave them more-or-less alone for the duration of the track).

There are many portable, non-multitrack digital recorders such as the Zoom H1 or the Tascam DR-05. Many of them have built-in microphones (meant for field recording), so you'd be getting two pieces of gear in one.

If you're really trying to keep costs down, you could buy an old cassette deck at a secondhand shop, and use that. The Behringer 1202 has RCA inputs and outputs, so that would be pretty simple to set up. Cassette is noisy, but some people embrace its retro / lo-fi sound. (But you would still need some kind of audio interface to get the finished recordings into your computer.)

But: full-fledged multitrack recorders don't have to be expensive. This looks like a decent option – and it doesn't cost much more than the single-track recorders linked above.

Also, if you don't mind older and somewhat clunkier tech, secondhand multitrackers can be quite cheap. Here's a Roland VS-880 for US$80 (plus shipping). (Just don't expect it to play well with modern computers, at least not without a fight.)

Really, though – since you already have a computer, I would start by using that for recording. At least until you've gotten comfortable with your mixer.

ETA: you have not asked any stupid questions :)

u/kevlarorc · 3 pointsr/motorcycles

Audio is recorded separately.
For voice recording probably the easiest would be to have one of those Sena headsets in your helmet.
When I did motovlogging I had a cheap lecture recorder and taped a lapel mic in to my helmet.
For just exhaust notes you would want something like the Zoom H1 wrapped up in foam and shoved under the seat. Sync audio with your horn or a hand clap.

u/peopledontlikemypost · 3 pointsr/india
u/5oss8oss · 3 pointsr/Filmmakers

The other replies here are good suggestions, but everyone is suggesting new lenses. Personally for someone starting out I would suggest crawling craigslist or KEH for some used nikon or super-takumar lenses. You'd have to buy an adaptor ring but even with this you can get two or three solid lenses for the cost of one new one.

There would be no automatic/electronic components meaning you would have to do everything manually, but if you are interested in getting into cinematography this is good as it forces you to learn how lenses work and what looks best.

Audio is best recorded separately, but in a pinch having a mic that attaches to your camera is better than nothing. I would suggest a Rode Videomic as they can be used with a small external recorder or your new camera.

Lighting equipment is expensive, but a DIY set can provide great results on a budget. Some wax paper, PVC, and work lights from Home Depot can look good if used correctly.

u/jsnef6171985 · 3 pointsr/Filmmakers

If you want the audio all on one track as you record, you're going to need a mixer of some kind (a device that takes several inputs and feeds it into a single output). This might get expensive, clunky, and difficult to set up.

My suggestion is that you buy stand-alone audio recorders for as many people as you want to have miced, with lav attachments. I have a Zoom H1 with a cheap lav attachment from RadioShack, and it works great for what I do.

In order to make it work, you'll have to start recording on each recorder manually, and hide it in the subjects pocket or something (you can test if the lav is working using headphones). It would be smart, once the camera is rolling, to get one of your subjects to clap loudly on screen (like they do with a slate on movie shoots), because you'll need to sync the different audio tracks in post-production. You'll have to remember when shooting that every time you stop and re-start recording, you'll need to re-sync in post, which can get extremely tedious, especially with multiple different tracks.

Now, the benefits to doing it this way are: it's less bulky than using a field mixer for multiple inputs, and your camera will not be tied down to the input; it frees up your subjects to move around; it's much cheaper than what you'd need to buy for wired and/or wireless mic/mixer setup; and reduced chance of wireless interference, without wired loss of freedom.

Downsides: having to sync in post can be a bitch; less freedom to stop/start recording whenever you want if you don't want to have to re-sync 50 times; no way to tell if it sounds good until you're done shooting (but checking with headphones before a take, and making sure batteries are full will solve 90% of this problem)...

Anyway I hope that helps.

u/trehug · 3 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

zoom h1 amazon


and don't be fooled - these are quality recorders, stereo spread, balanced and unbalanced...etc.

if you really wanna splurge - go for the zoom h4n, which can take xlr inputs and more - but in your price range - get the h1 you won't be dissapoint

*edit - come to think of it if you are doing highly dynamic concert band type of recordings - save up an extra hundo and get the h4n.

u/graffitiofthenorth · 3 pointsr/IWantToLearn

I'm a semi-professional voice actor - lot of low level experience in a bunch of different projects, and some paid projects for youtube videos or video games. Here's what I can say that can get you started rather than stumbling your way around:

Get a mic geared more towards voice recording (such as the H1 Zoom) - having your own equipment is a much more accessible way to get started.

Sound editing/engineering skills - can't hurt to be fluent in, or at least familiar with programs like Audacity, which will give you a better handle on the output of your work.

Personal projects - find something to practice doing a narration of. Do an audiobook, write something and narrate it, or do a chapter of a classic. Compare your copy to a professional one, show it to audio producers, redo and edit your own audio until you can emulate or develop a style of narration.

Community projects - I got into doing voice over stuff through mod projects; The Freespace Open project has a forum for their voice acting projects. Whilst it's not that active anymore, you can look around if there are any certain games you're interested in.

Learn from the pro's - This documentary is a great place to start; professionals like John DiMaggio and Tommy Kenny give a good insight into the difficulties of building up a career and skills for voice acting.

u/TriggerHappyBub · 2 pointsr/letsplay

Don't mind at all. Save for 2 of our interviews on Friday morning, we're going to be talking to developers and exhibitors on the show floor. For a few years now, whenever we do interviews without the luxury of being able to do our full mixer and mic set up, we've been using a Zoom H1 (I've also been using it to record the commentary on my let's plays). I upgraded to the H4n recently and I'll be trying that out this year.

If you want to get an idea of how stuff came out while we recording, this is our interview with tinyBuild from last year: Skip ahead to about 2 minutes in. This is after post-processing with some noise removal to get the general din of the crowd out.

It works really well and can even double as a USB mic. Here's the listing on Amazon:

u/ShinyTile · 2 pointsr/videography

Not that this idea is bad (it isn't,) but I'll at least point out that buying that puts you at half the cost of the Zoom H1, which would get cleaner audio than the internal pre-amps anyway.

u/antemasque1 · 2 pointsr/ModestMouse

Not all. Just the ones in our area. I know other people who are recording shows as well. Definitely not all but we will have a few.

u/indiemarchfilm · 2 pointsr/videography

Rode Shotgun (if its in your price range, there are cheaper) ($200+)
Takstar mic - ($24) got really good reviews and claimed that it's the same manufacturer as the rode?
Recorder: H1 - ($90)
Lav: Rode Smartlav - ($80)
Cheaper Lav - ($18) works just as well
Trrs - Trs adaptor - ($15)

Hope this helps, check out my gear list if you have any questions!

u/bondjaybond · 2 pointsr/Filmmakers

The H1

u/jakethesnakebooboo · 2 pointsr/classicalguitar

I highly recommend the Zoom H1. It's got built in stereo mics and can record at 96k 24bit. It's super portable, so it works great for recording practice sessions or performances. It also comes with Wavelab which is a reasonably useful DAW.

u/philotimon · 2 pointsr/realasians

Don't be a cunt

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Filmmakers

Before you start reading all this stuff start small get the camera and a lens and then work on the audio. When people start out they start will just a little and work with what you have and then buy new stuff when you think you need it. There are better cameras then the E-PL1 but nothing as good as the E-PL1 as this price point and I mean nothing. The E-PL1 is great camera.

If you need a camera go on Amazon and buy the E-PL1 for $150.00 dollars.

OLYMPUS 262855 12.3 Megapixel E-PL1 Pen Camera (Black camera body)

Also you can buy the mic add on or by another audio record and sync in post editing. What you do is clap your hands and you will see a sound spike that's how you sync then delete the audio track from the cameras in the editing software.

Like this one

Also this one

The the Olympus one first from Amazon its cheaper then get the other one latter if you need it. I think on Amazon its like 50 dollars.

You can buy this camera with the lens for another 100 dollars or so. I like the Panasonic lens better because the auto focus is silent. But most of the time you want manual focus.

Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 G Vario Aspherical MEGA OIS Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras

Watch this video.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 and Micro 4/3 Minolta MD MC Mount Lens Adapter

Olympus and Panasonic are both Micro 4 3 so the lens and flashes work with each other.

Panasonic is better for video like the GH2 but it cost a lot more and its really for higher end filmmakers and I do not think you need it really. Get a adapter and buy some manual lens like a Minolta 28mm and a 50mm 1.7 or 1.4

u/NotBadForAnOldGerman · 2 pointsr/filmmaking

In this range I'd probably try my luck with the Zoom H1. No experience with the H1, but I use an H4N and the stereo mics work pretty well by themselves on that.

Amazon link.

u/TombCam · 2 pointsr/videography

If you're just needing Natural Sound, then the Rode VideoMic Go will do you fine. It also picks up decently well in interviews.

However, even if you have that Shotgun for interviews, to make them just that much better, use a Giant Squid Lav Mic connected to a Zoom H1. It's a phenomenal entry level Lav setup that is decently affordable.

u/Halo6819 · 2 pointsr/videography

Im new to the game as well, but so far these are the things I have picked up for my G6:

first, i bought a G6 kit that came with some handy stuff

I have also purchased

A slightly better tripod

A flood light

Battery pack for said light

Variable ND Fader for filming out doors

Rode shotgun Mic

Zoom H1

Lav mic to go with the H1

Headphones to listen for levels

Triple Mount Hot Shoe

Backpack to hold everything

This is just a fun lens, and its cheap the 50mm means its a 100mm equivelent, so its for really tight portraits, but the low aperture is good for low/light and for a very shallow field depth. When I am able to use it, this lens produces the most popular results when i post them online.

new strap cause the one that comes with the G6 sucks!

What i want to get:

A bigger zoom lens I am mostly interested in videography(weddings etc), and this would be good for back of the house shots)

The M 3/4's "nifty fifty"

u/jamesseventwenty · 2 pointsr/AskNYC

I really like these:

Zoom ZH1 H1 Handy Portable Digital Recorder (Black)

But I’ll take a laptop and mics sometimes too - or just use my phone!

u/Yrusul · 2 pointsr/recording

At that budget, I'd recommend a portable recorder, like the Zoom H1: It'll get the job done, and will work just fine for this purpose.

I googled its price, out of curiosity, Amazon is selling one for 109 dollars.

Of course, if quality is really not an issue, then yes, you can always just use your phone; Just don't expect professional-level quality.

u/trees90 · 2 pointsr/GradSchool

I've had this one for about a year and like it a lot. I got the wind screen attachment also, but I've never needed to use it even though I do interviews in cars, outside, etc. YMMV. I've had good luck with this recorder even in settings like restaurants where I might be interviewing one or two people over a lot of background noise.

u/Zimmerel · 2 pointsr/edmproduction

I have a zoom h1 and it records pretty nicely. I'm not recording instruments with it or anything, but It works well for enviornmental sounds and random weird things that I tend to record. The price is definitely right on this one.

u/Canoo · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

This is one as an example that I'm looking at.

It records WAVs at 96kHz/48kHz/44.1kHz at 16-bit or 24-bit

u/daemano · 2 pointsr/gadgets

>12X optical point and shoot with amazing low-light performance.

That pretty much disqualifies zooming on every P & S camera. Typically zoom lenses have a max aperture of f5.6 or greater at the longest end. This problem is made worse by the tiny sensor built into p&s cameras.


>the mic was crap and you couldn't hear anything over the amazing bass (I heard a paper tape over the mic can help in these cases!).

Sound pressure at concerts is way too high for clear audio on the built in mic of any p&s or even a DSLR camera. To record clear audio during a show you'd could try getting an external digital recorder (like a Zoom H1 audio recorder), record the audio and video separately, then re-sync them in your video editing software. See what I'm talking about >HERE<

I figure you want a p&s to keep your setup small, discreet, and allowable at a concert venue, so all DSLRs are out in this reccomendation.

So, what you'll need to do is this:

  • Get p&s camera with a fast lens (f2.0 - f2.8) Try the Canon 500 HS for $200 or the Canon S95-s100 for $400ish
  • Get digital audio recorder (Zoom H1 for $86)
  • Get good seats
  • Forget about zooming so you can get a decent image
  • Record video and audio seperately
  • Combine video and audio in your video editing software
  • Be happy?

    Note* - If you must zoom, you need to stabilize the camera (preferably a tripod or monopod). If you cant use either cause of the venue, then tuck your arms against your body tight, and hold the camera with two hands. In any case, your video is still gonna look like crap if it's zoomed, grainy (cause the camera will raise the ISO to try get a decent exposure), and jerky (cause your holding the camera with one arm above the crowd).

u/j3434 · 2 pointsr/audioengineering

Creative ! I think the zoom h1 makes real nice recordings . But you just need a way to create a hand held mount that will eliminate the hand friction . Or use an external mic. The recorder is affordable.

u/franksvalli · 2 pointsr/hardware

Dang, I was going to recommend this, but it's out of your price range ($95 / £77). Linking it here for others though:

Amazon UK link:

u/jordanblock · 2 pointsr/audio

Zoom h1 is a solid, simple recorder. Record to WAV then edit as needed with Audacity or Reaper

u/nudeyoshi · 2 pointsr/filmmaking

Consider this + this?

I haven't used either, however I've been researching these for work and they both sound like winners. If this project gets the go-ahead, I'll be getting this setup.

u/peshgel · 2 pointsr/photography

I've had really good luck with the Zoom H1:

Stereo, can record in 24bit/94khz wavs, really affordable ($100 or less). The device itself doesnt feel as robust as the more expensive ones, but its been knocked around quite a bit and still works perfectly. The audio quality is pretty damn amazing for that price. It has an output so you can have it record right to the camera's mic-in, or just save to micro-SD.

u/assesasinassassin · 2 pointsr/videography

Get one of these

Plug it into one of these:

You can get away with crappy video and proper audio, but not the other way around. This is the best, most cost effective option and is not something you will have to buy again for lack of quality being on the cheap.

u/tani_P · 2 pointsr/jazzguitar

Audacity is a free, open-source recording program that's pretty great. It's possible to plug directly in to the mic input, but I'd suggest getting a USB mic and using your amp. The Samson Go Mic is good and the Zoom H1 (and other H series recorders) can also function as USB mics.

u/BluePowerade · 2 pointsr/videography

Would you be able to place an external audio recorder ( closer to the action? This would greatly improve your sound.

u/adgewastaken · 2 pointsr/dndui

Easiest way to do it is a field X/Y mic (We used a Zoom H1, H4 is even better) at the head of the table, going into Audacity, or Garageband if you happen to have a Mac.
With some noise removal, you can get a decent recording, essentially what we had in season 5.

Nowadays we each have our own mic going through a mixer into Audio Hijack.
WHICH I CANNOT RECOMMEND ENOUGH! It's so cool. It can record anything happening on your computer and manipulate and store it any way you want.

u/yorunero · 2 pointsr/edmproduction

I have a Zoom H1. It's pretty good for what it is, is cheap but still has nice quality for the price. It does feel a bit flimsy but if you're careful with it it'll last you for a long time. It also happens to be on sale at right now.

u/Quetzal-Labs · 2 pointsr/gamedev

Can't recommend the Zoom series enough. They have absolutely fantastic audio quality. You can even pick up the discontinued ZoomH1 for under a hundred bucks second hand - although the battery latch does jiggle so you need to tape or tack it down when doing field-recordings, but the quality is just as good as the H1n and H4n which are far more expensive.

I used the H1 for years before upgrading, and only did so cos I had spare cash and felt the non-jiggling battery latch was worth a couple hundred bucks. But if you're on a budget, and have some tape, its a non-issue. I took that thing all over - Indonesia, New Zealand, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Sydney, etc - and it stood the scorching heat, unrelenting humidity, ferocious snow, and more, pumping out quality in all scenarios.

Throw a deadcat on there and you're set for almost any amount of wind as well. I don't use the H1 for field recording anymore, but its now attached to a boom-arm on my desk and I use it for voice work. Probably the most value I have ever gotten out of $180.

u/Artman009 · 1 pointr/movies

Yikes, no kidding. Much cheaper alternative.

u/l337sponge · 1 pointr/motorcycles

I use one of these and put it in my tank bag side pocket, add the audio in during editing.

u/Qbeck · 1 pointr/Filmmakers

you can, and you can get the Rode recording app, but getting an h1 will help you in the long run. u can get it for 80 here used

u/Emerett · 1 pointr/videography
u/jam6618 · 1 pointr/videography

Depending on the work you are doing, you could use one or several of many options.

The first is to use a more directional shotgun mic on top of your camera or mounted on a boom pole above your subject to capture a more focused and cleaner sound.

The second is to use a lavalier/lav/lapel mic clipped to your subject's clothing. Wired (if you are cheaper or are recording to an external recorder) and wireless if you are rich. Wired and wireless both have many options. Wired: option 1, option 2, option 3, option 4, option 5. Wireless: option 1, option 2, option 3. The wired lavs are a bunch of good ones at different price points. The wireless ones are three industry standard sets at different prices.

There are many more options you could do but those would be for more specialized jobs.

u/doberdann1019 · 1 pointr/gopro

I have a zoom H1 and it works great (only $100). I also have a sony lapel mic that I used for my wedding and that was awesome too. I do have the gopro audio cable, but I just plugged the lapel mic into an old cell phone. That way I have both the lapel audio and gopro audio (as a backup).

u/YourFilmSchool · 1 pointr/Filmmakers

Get a t2i with ML, 50mm 1.8 lens, zoom h1, or if your budget can afford it, zoom h4n. Check eBay for cheapest prices. That's everything you need and in your budget. Good luck.

u/Griever114 · 1 pointr/videography

>Zoom H1 (~$100 USD) will be better than your camera's mic. You can attach the H1 with a shoe adapter (~$6 USD).

Will it sync with the video or will I need to dub it in?

u/joshharoldson · 1 pointr/podcasts

There is a way using Soundflower if you're on a mac or try this other reddit thread if you're on a PC.

However, that is definitely going to be a bit of headache. The much easier, but obviously more expensive solution, down the line would be to use two XLR mics and a mixer. A mic like the ATR2100 that is USB / XLR is a very good choice and what my wife and I use on our show. From there any of the inexpensive Behringer mixers are really all that you need. So for just over $200 you have a very scaleable set-up. Add in a Zoom H1 / H4 and you don't even need the computer anymore.

u/DanielJLewis · 1 pointr/podcasts

First, I suggest you continue holding a single mic and pointing it between you and your guest. That keeps you in control of the conversation.

I now use and like the Electro Voice RE50N/D-L ($200). Yes, it's a bit pricey, but it's really nice! It has a long handle that means your arm will be much more comfortable holding the mic. The capsule is internally shock-mounted to reduce handling noise. The neodymium is more sensitive and requires less gain from your recorder, and thus introduces less hiss. The omnidirectional nature is handy for ensuring you're always capturing the voice of the other person without having to point the mic precisely at them.

However, a more directional mic could be better in noisy environments. There, I might recommend the Sennheiser MD46, which I've used in my NAB Show videos from 2015.

But I was also quite impressed with what I got from a Zoom H1 at NAB Show 2016. It's much smaller than the DR-40.

Lastly, you could consider recording into an iPhone with Sennheiser's upcoming HandMic Digital.

u/Ralph90009 · 1 pointr/AndroidQuestions

I've seen microphones for mobile devices that attach to the 3.5" jack, and I think they're fairly universal, but I've never used one.

As an alternative to using your phone, have you looked into any of the Zoom recorders? I have some friends who use a [Zoom H1] ( for podcasting in the field. It has excellent sound quality and is ridiculously tiny. You can also attach an external mic, if you'd rather.

u/The_Weird_Ginger_Guy · 1 pointr/videography

Your going to need the mics and something to record the mics.

I can't recommend any specific lavs, as I really haven't used enough of them, but I'm sure someone will will shortly after my post.

To record you could get a wireless system and then record on the 3.5mm connection on the 5d MK ii although this would be very expensive.

The alternative is to purchase two Zoom H1's or any recorder with a 3.5mm jack, although the
Zoom's would be great if you ever need to use them for any other recordings as well.

u/robogranny42 · 1 pointr/videography

If you're on a low budget a Zoom H1 and a Rode Lav mic will work great, with that mic you'll need an adaptor as it is designed to work with phone ports

u/ledd · 1 pointr/videography

How familiar are you with SLRs in general? If you already know what your doing go for it. If not, your better off getting one of the Sony or Canon camcorders.

But since I know your budget I'd reccomend this mic running into this recorder. You can hear and audio sample here.

This is a nice simple/cheap lighting kit.

That will leave around $650 for a camera.

You can change up the lights a bit if you need more money for a camera. You can get this and this to diffuse the third light since the kit only comes with 2 umbrellas.

u/zipzupdup · 1 pointr/videography

A question before I start; will you be using an editor to sync things up in post or would you rather take things together(audio and video) and have them all sorted out at one time?

Here's a list of things that I think would be beneficial, but not an encompassing list. If you're trying to go for a cheap list that could still get the job done, I find that these items have decent reviews on Amazon and websites and they do offer a good starting point for a budget.

  1. The Camera: Canon EOS M2 ($250)

    I feel like the Canon EOS M2 would be a strong contender. It is actually a mirrorless camera that has the same sensor as that of the more expensive T3i. Due to it's lack of popularity with photographers due to the slower autofocus, it has seen multiple price reductions. Although it contains autofocusing issues in the photography modes, it's video modes are what really helps this camera out. You have a good starting lens with an 18-55mm lens, which may be wide enough for that room at 18, but it could even be close enough for a closer image. You can even be more technical and add in other features. Also this camera has a direct mic-in line for use of an external mic, like the shotgun mic below.

  2. The Audio: Zoom H1 Portable Audio Recorder $99 OR TAKSTAR SGC-598 $29.99

    Audio is key here. You want to be able to hear the pastor as he gives sermons, so you have two general models. You can place the portable recorder closer to him, giving you crisp audio at a very minimal distance, or you can attach a shotgun microphone to the camera and pick it up from a distance further away. The only thing is, would you rather have the camera do it all for you or would you rather have to sync up the audio in editing? The Zoom mic is nice because you can purchase one of these ($21.38) and mic the pastor up before service to give a very crisp lapel audio.

  3. The SD Cards: Sandisk 64GB 80mb/s ($22.49)

    This should be a given.

  4. Power and Adapters: AC Adapter ($15.50) OR 2-Pack Spare Batteries($28.99)

    You can choose to have it either plugged in the whole time during recording, or you can have it run off of batteries. Your personal preference.

  5. Tripod: AmazonBasics 60" tripod ($23.49)

    You requested a tripod for the ease of use.

    Given that you live in the US, after taxes, you're essentially looking at a $500 setup for all of that equipment. That may not be the best equipment for people or even be suggested by anyone else here, but that is just my $0.02.

    Source: Use the EOS M1 and most of the gear listed.
u/Mcluii · 1 pointr/Filmmakers

I was i the same situation a while back. Now I use this.

u/meanunicorns · 1 pointr/audioengineering

A portable handheld recorder might work. Maybe the Tascam DR-40, Zoom H1 or the Zoom H4. Though, I'm not sure how the audio and video would sync together.

u/landostolemycar · 1 pointr/Filmmakers

Something like this Neewer Shoulder Rig Kit $105. Something like this Neewer 160 LED Light $32. A Rode Mic $150? Zoom H1 $100. Headphones <$100? 500ish total without the cost of a DSLR and lens.

u/Chahk · 1 pointr/gopro


I was hoping there is something lightweight like Saramonic G-Mic that works great with Hero 4, but with USB-C so that it would fit in a Hero 6.

Maybe instead I should be looking into a stand-alone external recorder with a DIY mount that I can stick onto the gimbal.

[Edit] This looks promising, just need to find a way to attach it to the G5.

u/TheSloshedPanda · 1 pointr/Cameras

Buy these:

Use your phone to record video and sync up with some sort of application

u/chuckquizmo · 1 pointr/Filmmakers

Sounds very familiar to where I was at!

Honestly, that Zoom H1 is worth looking at. The H4 (it's big brother) is pretty standard for an external audio recorder, so you know the Zoom brand is solid. It won't blow you away but it is 20x better than your in-camera audio, and in a mostly quite environment it will produce great results.

For a mid-level camera, I've been rocking a Canon 60D for a while and it also gets the job done. It has a lot of the features of the 5D, for half the price. It IS a crop sensor though, so looking into a 5D MK II on Ebay might be worth it, not sure what they're going for. After you get used to how the crop sensor effects the glass you buy, it stops becoming such a huge problem. That's my experience at least.

It might not be a huge jump from your T3i but it's definitely better. If you already have that T3i, I'd take that $1,500 and invest it in equipment that isn't a camera body. Think prime lenses, lights, a boom mic/pre-amp, good tripod/shoulder rig, a monitor/loupe, that kind of thing. That equipment will make whatever you can shoot on your T3i look SO much better, probably more-so than a slightly better body. Again, just my opinion.

u/daddy-dj · 1 pointr/Beatmatch

I'll start by saying this method I use isn't the cheapest... it's possibly not even the best, but I wanted something stupidly simple and portability was also of interest, so it works for me.

I use a Zoom H1, which takes a 3.5mm input from my master output and saves the audio straight to an SD card. It quite literally is plug-and-play, regardless of whatever setup I or my friends use.

You can pick one up for 75 quid / $100 from Amazon (other retailers are available).

I find it works very well for my use. Like I said, it might not be good for you... just wanted to throw it in there as what's often overlooked.

u/Gustoko · 1 pointr/keys

Thanks! Would any zoom model work? Like this one?

u/danzigismycopilot · 1 pointr/Advice

Try your cell phone with a decent recording app (have no idea). If it's not good enough get a field recorder:

I have an older version of this. Works great for vocal/field or music recordings.

u/Namyahk · 1 pointr/Cameras

I have the gx85 and I love this camera! It is compact, light and the video quality is amazing. The only problem I have with it is you can’t connect an external mic. The audio isn’t terrible in camera but if audio is a priority you’ll need buy a portable audio recorder or something similar!

u/themcsquirrell · 1 pointr/Filmmakers

Hiya I see people are giving some really expensive suggestions in terms of LAV mics. There's a cheaper option. A standard zoom H1 microphone is small, easy to use and you can hide it in your actors pockets. LAV mics can be really cheap and give amazing quality. Here's the one that I use:

And heres the zoom mic:

u/osomabinsemen · 1 pointr/AskTechnology

This is what I use for a wide variety of things.
this is also a very good choice.

In the ZOOM world, there is this. I have a friend that uses one of these and he loves it.

Again, good luck!

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u/Tuccker · 1 pointr/edmproduction

I've used my phone in the past yeah, definitely does the job! These days I use a Zoom H1 and just capture sounds on my commute to University or out in the garden etc

u/DabzFerDayz · 1 pointr/audiophile

Im not sure if this is the correct sub.
I am looking to start recording live shows when i go to them, when you look at it is filled with 100s of old dead shows.
I would like to be able to take our own little bit of history to keep for the future just like they did

So my question is will something like this work

u/sNuFFsie · 1 pointr/starcraft

I have yet to get it but I plan on grabbing something like this very soon for my own film making.
You could stick that right up into the interviewee's face and it'll be a lot better.

Or hell, if you don't want that buy a cheap dynamic mic and plug it into your camera.

u/3L_Safehouse · 1 pointr/Filmmakers

Hey bud,

Not sure how much you know about audio recording devices and such, I don’t know too much myself but I know enough to help you...

It looks like it comes with an XLR to 3.5mm (“aux cable”) so any audio recording device with an INPUT of the 3.5 mm will work.

I recommend getting just a normal XLR cable too if you have the money, they are extremely cheap.

But since you have the special cable with 3.5mm jack on one end, you can plug it into your phone or computer and record using one of those!

Hope this helps.

XLR cable 6ft;

Audio recorder example:

^ that audio recorder only has the 3.5 mm input which is what you need, but I recommend you get one that has both an XLR and 3.5 mm input. But I understand budgets can be tight :)

u/NeonFights · 1 pointr/podcasts

I think you would be better off making sure eveyone had their own mic. some cheap lavs, 4-channel mixer into your computer or recorder might be alittle cheaper than 2 yetis that need to be shared.

u/FragdaddyXXL · 1 pointr/edmproduction

For the mics, I use SP-TFB-2 - Sound Professionals - Low Noise In-Ear Binaural Microphone. I use a Zoom H1 for a recording device, as it's 3.5mm mic jack supports stereo.

The build quality of the binaural microphones is a little fragile, but I've had them for years without incident. Just a head up if you have a pet that likes cables.

An old example from my fluff soundcloud account.

u/natufian · 1 pointr/edmproduction

After listening to the most recent episode of Song Exploder, I've been on a Kusanagi bender for nearly a week now (direct link to the episode I'm referring to).

I won't pretend to have any of the skills of these guys but a lot of what I took from that episode is that they just record a handful of common objects for their percussion (stick breaking, dropping coins, kids at play, etc). Don't get me wrong I, like you, immediately looked for sample packs including these sounds rather than doing the sensible thing and just buying something like a Zoom H1 :)

Anyways I felt I should mention that as it's probably the best thing.

As for sample packs, I had Mode Audio's "Undercover", from a sale they did a while ago, and rediscovered that.

I've also been digging Loops de la Creme and will probably pick up their "Chimes" and "Bell Empire" packs when they go on sale. That company seems to have lots of organic sounding stuff that could fit in the general vein of Odesza, if used very sparsely.

I'm sure later in life I'll look back and say "why the hell do I have over a hundred dollars of bell sounds". C'est la vie.

u/SamSafari · 1 pointr/Filmmakers

Here is a great guide for an audio setup in your price range.

You can definitely get a good audio setup for $500 seeing as you already have an H4N. I'd suggest for on camera the Rode Videomic Pro which will be useful for events and such when you're run-and-gun filming. Someone already mentioned some pretty good lavelier mics but if you want multiple mobile people using lavs and you can't use a boom, you could potentially invest in a Zoom H1 for each of your lav mics

u/FoodandFervor · 1 pointr/SmallYTChannel

Audio audio audio. If you can get better audio especially when interviewing people, it will make this video 10x more enjoyable to watch.

There are other cheaper options, but a Zoom H1 would be a great option for you: (Get a wind dead cat too!)

u/zenmagnets · 1 pointr/VideoEditing

I'd not recommend the t3i mic either. If the $100 matters, would get this..

u/DjohnH · 1 pointr/WeAreTheFilmMakers

The Rode video mic is great, but if you're only going to do interviews, consider getting the Rode lavalier mic. I own them both, and while a shotgun (the video mic) is great for getting directional sound, the lavalier is specifically intended for capturing somewhat localized sound, like one person talking. The Rode lavalier is actually omnidirectional, so you just might be able to capture decent sound from several people, depending on the environment.

Should you chose the Rode lavalier, don't forget to buy the appropriate "Micon" adaptor (probably either the XLR-version or the standard minijack).

You could plug the lavalier directly in to your 60D, or even better into some typer of recorder, like the Zoom H4n or H1, for better quality sound and more control over levels and such. The H4n gives you the added option of recording additional ambient sound (four channel recorder) as a backup, just in case the mic fails, while the H1 (two channels) is very simple and straight forward. If possible, run a minijack-cable from the recorder to your camera, so you can easily sync sound to video in post (also, you'll get a backup recording of the sound in-camera, perhaps even good enough to use without syncing).

I'm guessing there's a ton of cheap alternatives, but the Rode and Zoom combinations have worked well for me.

u/Besamel · 1 pointr/asmr

Don't fuss too much, there are people that make videos on their phones. Start that way, if you decide you like it - then you can upgrade.

If you just can't bring yourself to do mono videos, you could start with a Zoom H1

u/civex · 1 pointr/Filmmakers

Read the Zoom H1 user reviews on Amazon. At nearly 800 reviews, you know somebody likes that recorder. The Zoom iQ7 has only about 70 reviews, I assume because it's limited to iPhones (the one I linked to is the lightning port version).

Here's a review of four mics, including the Zoom H2n and Zoom iQ5 so you can see how the quality goes. Note that the review runs 4 times to let you compare the quality of all mics.

u/gabezermeno · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

Well Canon is the best way to go for video. You can adapt some of your nikon lenses to canon too with super cheap adapters. You can get a t3i right now for 350$ plus a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 for $570 a rode video mic for around 100$ or a zoom h1 for the same price then you can get either a sigma 30mm f/1.4 for about 500$ or a Canon 50mm 1.4 for about 350$ A decent tripod of your choosing plus either a glidecam/shoulderrig/crane or other rigs. And that should come to around 3k. But if you want a better quality camera and full frame which is better for low light then you can get a refurb 5dmkII for 1500$ plus a 24-105mm f/4 for 780$ and a the canon 50mm 1.4 for 350$ and rode video mic for 110$ which leaves you about 300$ for other accessories like a tripod or a rig

Edit: I am a digital filmmaking student and am very knowledgeable about gear so if you have questions I could probably help a lot.

Edit2: or if you want something more automatic with autofocusing and a built in mic and view finder but also great video quality you could check out the Sony Nex vg30

u/Potzer · 1 pointr/youtubers

Yea. For now, I stand a little to close to the sheet. I was thinking about getting a light with a clamp so I can set it up when I do the video and take it down after. I use Sony Vegas, that I got in an ill gotten manner lol.

My brother uses Windows Movie Maker, and he likes it a lot. Your audio definitely sounds better in the second half. I think it is just a fraction out of sink though. The claps totally help. My mic is Zoom H1. I use it just how it is in that picture. I have used it for Podcasting, for corporate meetings, and on the spot audio interviews. It is really handy. It even has a little stereo input that you could use to plug in another Mic, like the lapel microphones you talked about getting.

The H1 is actually stereo, so if you ended up getting it and could prop it out of frame above you guys, it might do the trick without you guys wearing something. And she would be to one side, you'd be to the other.

u/FergvisionFilms · 1 pointr/youtubers

I think a shotgun microphone should help here along with some blankets or acoustic treatment. You can pick up this shotgun microphone and some isolation to try and get that noise dampened. This will work if you are recording to a camera with a mic input, but if you don’t have a microphone input you can pick up this recorder which will also double as a recording interface. If you need to place your mic further away from your camera or recorder, this cord will give you some length to position it where you need. This is really nice if your camera is a few feet or more away from where you’ll be while shooting, as an added bonus the closer you place your microphone to your subject, the better it will pick sound and reject sounds you don’t want.

The shotgun mic should reject sound coming from the sides and pickup clear audio from the front. Place this close to your mouth and you’re good to go. I use a shotgun microphone to record voiceovers and videos at my desk because just like your place, it seems like my neighbors are always doing something loud. It’s useful to check your audio with some headphones to hear what background noise you might be picking up, then adjust.

If you’re still getting noise you’ll need to pick a time where you can record that you know to be more quiet. It’s a bit of a pain but unfortunately most home productions have to work around some sort of obstacle, just don’t let it keep you from making some videos!

u/Elemento1991 · 1 pointr/audioengineering

Wow Sweetwater has a killer deal on that Behringer amp compared to amazon. I will have to look through this website.

Anyways, I was posting on my phone before. I am home now and can be more detailed with a keyboard.

You can pretty much completely disregard the DAW comment. I was just trying to get it out there that I have some experience with audio but not a ton. I am going to livestream these podcasts so I want to use an analog mixer and a digital recorder. The reason for this is that if you do have a software or computer or software crash the digital recorder is still capturing everything and you don't lose anything.

My podcast will have up to 4 people, and I want them all to be able to have their own mic as well as headphones.

I don't know much about mixers or recorders. The biggest thing I know I need is to have 4 XLR ports. That way I can use any microphone that I wish to. These seem to be the two cheapest I have found but I need to dig more. I'd like to try to stay under $150 on the mixer and $100 on the recorder. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable will have more suggestions as well.

Yamaha MG10 10-Input Stereo Mixer

Mackie Mix Series 12FX

Digital Recorder

Zoom H1

u/ABrownCoat · 1 pointr/youtubers

Amazing starter mic:

As others have said, you seem to drop the end of your words. You can google speech therapy excersises to help with that. It just takes practice.

Also, there is a lot of echo in your audio, which I assume comes from recording inside. It makes the audio sound like you’re in a can. You can mitigate a lot of this with 1) A good mic like the one I listed, and 2) Get a thick blanket, a moving blanket, a quilt, something along those lines, hang one on any walls that won’t be in frame for your video. It will soften the echo’s in the room.

Overall you have good voice, so work on your diction and setup the area (your studio?) where you do you work for sound and you will see a lot of improvement. A room with carpet on the floor also helps.

u/OvermindD · 0 pointsr/deathgrips

Buy one of these. It's pretty decent for the entry price. Put on your headphones to listen to the beat, record your vocals separately from the music, overlay vocals on top.

No need to be a dick man- No one commented on your song because the quality isn't there. Don't spit venom at the dude trying to give you advice.