H5 Four-Track Portable Recorder | By Zoom


If you need to create high-quality audio, the Zoom H5 Four-Track Portable Recorder is the future of recording. This recorder comes with a detachable stereo X/Y microphone and it uses a system of interchangeable input capsules that can be replaced as easily as you would change a camera lens. This allows you to choose the best mic for every occasion. It also allows for four-track simultaneous recording and it records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32GB.

If you want to enjoy evolved recording and add superior audio to your video, this recorder has extended signal capacity and shock mounted mics to reduce handling noise. The H5 Four-Track Portable Recorder gives you everything you need to create the best possible recordings. It’s ideal for rehearsal recording and for live concerts, and it’s also suitable for podcasting, broadcasting, and electronic newsgathering. Another great thing about this recorder is that it only requires two standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries to operate for over 15 hours.

XYH-5 shockmounted X/Y mic capsule, front view, and Zoom H5 Four-Track Portable Recorder, side view. White background.

With just two standard AA alkaline batteries you can use the recorder for over 15 hours

The XYH-5 shock mounted X/Y mic capsule’s included and it provides equal matched unidirectional condenser microphones created to handle extremely loud sounds. There are four more capsules you can get for your H5 Four-Track Recorder. The XYH-6 large diaphragm X/Y mic capsule’s perfect fo7r recording classical music and for capturing sound effects in the field. The MSH-6 MS (Mid-Side) mic capsule allows for capturing a fully mono-compatible stereo image and it’s great for film, video, and TV projects.

Zoom H5 Four-Track Portable Recorder with additional mics, on a white background.

The H5 is compatible with multiple mic capsules and they’re easily changeable for the best audio recordings

The SGH-6 Shotgun mic capsule’s a highly directional shotgun microphone that stays out of the scene so it’s great for recording dialogues. It’s half the size of the regular shotgun capsule. The EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo capsule adds two more mic- or line-level inputs to your H5, so you can connect up to four discrete signals from external microphones, instruments, mixers, or portable music players.

Zoom H5 Four-Track Portable Recorder, front and back view, on a white background.

This recorder also allows for four-tracks simultaneous recording

You can use your H5 Four-Track Portable Recorder as an audio interface. The recorder comes with free download licenses for Steinberg’s Cubase LE music production software and WaveLab LE audio editing software. The Loop-Back function enables you to add narration to music playback. Capture premium audio and do amazing things with it using the best audio software.

Zoom H5 Four-Track Portable Recorder, tilted, and mounted on a camera, on a white background.

The H5 can be mounted on any DSLR or camcorder

More features include:

  • Large backlit LCD display
  • Up to 24-bit/96kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats
  • Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression, and limiting
  • Auto-record, Pre-record and Backup-record functions
  • Multitrack to stereo internal mixdown
  • Normalize, Divide and Trim editing
  • Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad with loop back function
  • Mountable to DSLR or camcorder with optional HS-01 Hot Shoe Mount adapter

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