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Old November 15th, 2017, 11:54 AM   #1
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Sync two Zoom H6's

I may be recording Handel's Messiah next month and I need more inputs than my Zoom H6 has. Can I sync two H6's? Or will they stay close enough to be able to re-sync in post.

On previous symphony recordings I've used the ORTF method and been very happy with the results. Two Rode NT1's.

This recording will be in a cathedral so I need a little more control over the chorus and soloist's.

Also, any comments on Zoom F8?

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Old November 19th, 2017, 04:21 AM   #2
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Re: Sync two Zoom H6's

Zoom F8 and the F4 are by far the best bang for buck recorders there are in the market right now!

Which Sound Recorder to buy? A guide to various indie priced sound recorders in 2017 – David Peterson

I own and use every week a Zoom F4 myself.


If you just want to add extra channels on the dirt cheap, then buy yourself a Tascam DR70D.

But if you want it all nice and self contained, and need 6 channels or less than get a Zoom F4. If you will be needing 7 or 8, then get a Zoom F8. If you'll be needing 9 or 10 (hope you're getting paid well for that!) then get a Sound Devices 10T.

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Old November 19th, 2017, 12:48 PM   #3
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Re: Sync two Zoom H6's

Hi David, thanks for the reply.

After I gave them a quote for the multi-mic setup, we went back to the ORTF method. It will be OK for a legacy recording.

I was really hoping for the bigger setup. I think the F8 with the control panel would be most excellent!

If the two H6 method worked it would be less expensive. I imagine even if there is drift over time it could be corrected in post.

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Old November 23rd, 2017, 07:06 PM   #4
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Re: Sync two Zoom H6's

Maybe you know...but you can put two more xlr jacks on the H6... giving 6 in all...

https://www.zoom-na.com/products/fie...r/capsules#xlr

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Old November 25th, 2017, 10:59 AM   #5
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Thanks Renton, I'd forgotten about that option. j
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Old November 25th, 2017, 11:33 AM   #6
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Re: Sync two Zoom H6's

Keep in mind there is no phantom power with the XLR adapter inputs.

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