24-bit/96kHz, 4-in/2-out Modular Field Recording System and USB Audio Interface with 2 x XLR/TRS Combination Inputs, 2 x Microphone Preamps, and Included XY Microphone Attachment
I've had a Zoom model of one kind or another for almost 2 decades. They just kick ass. This model & similar models from the past are a favorite.
One of my favorite recordings I ever did was with just a model like this placed well in the room. Sure, it was the song but it's also the zero barrier to entry, the spontaneity that these create that make them such a must have for me.
If you wanna go further it's a 4 track as well. "Only" 24 bit but who could care. Does a great job.
The ultimate sample collector. The best electronic friend.
Much more than a just a handheld recorder. Pros -48 volt phantom power for 2 mics -can record these at the same time as the stereo mics on the top of unit -ability to overdub tracks; can record multiple takes as well (like additional tracks) -ability to edit track (trim, mix-down 2 separate tracks into one stereo track) in the unit -built in compressor and limiter -build quality is very good -mics can be swapped with different H6 zoom mics Cons -interface could be much more intuitive; there definitely is a learning curve.For most users they will have to spend more time to take advantage of the additional functions the unit offers ! Yes, you can jut pick up and press the record button, but it take more than that to set it up. -Interface kind of small - no ability to change what is displayed on screen, or change screen appearance -Built in compressors/limiters are for a live situation/when you want to get your own ideas down; but I would save that for your DAW software.
BOTTOM LINE - once learning curve is out of the way (it will take a while), this unit really can do tons of stuff, AND do it WELL. It can even work as an audio interface (!). If I lost this I would probably buy again, or the H6. I've owned this for a year, and have never regretted the purchase.