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Zoom H2 – a real handy recorder

Zoom H2 – a real handy recorder

Zoom H2

Hell, what a blogger I am, posting in three month – nothing. But this I feel like sharing with you: 7 weeks ago I got me this nice little gadget. And I don’t regret it. Even if you have a Videocam in your rehearsal room, this is a must have!

You’ll get four built-in micros to record wave and mp3 on a SD-Card. You can have an angle of 90°, 120° or 360° (!). Afterwards you download the files via USB to your Computer. You can even record the four mics to two stereo files and process it with additional software (not included) to Dolby 5.1.

On the other hand, it is for purists. There is no multitrack recording nor any effects besides splitting of files. Just record what you hear. There is a chromatic tuner and a metronome built in.

Listen what it sounds like. It was just on a chair between us while playing, the mp3-file is 160 bps (I know, but I have to watch my webspace…):


Best you check out its official page on the Zoom-site for all its features:

Here you get a neat 3d-view!

There are many excellent reviews in the net, just google. For my part, it’s worth the € 170.– and the 6 weeks of delivery time (it was out of stock short after release, oh no). Maybe it’s more expensive now, the list price was said to be about € 230.–. But believe me: If you work with Minidisc, Tape or nothing at all and don’t have a PC-Operator and a Laptop in your rehearsal room – you’ll never want to go back! Definitely six out of five stars…