Very recently I purchased ZOOM H5 portable recorder. Included in the package was:
- Operation manual
- XYH-5 X/Y mic capsule
- SD card (2 GB)
- AA size (LR6) battery x 2
- USB cable
- Foam windscreen
- Steinberg WaveLab LE software download
- Steinberg Cubase LE software download
I have started experimenting with its UI a lot. Very handy to navigate and choose options. The device can function both as a standalone recorder (running on battery or USB charger) but also as an audio interface through the USB connection. Both modes are extremely easy to use. Additional purchase was the EXH-6 DUAL XLR/TRS INPUT CAPSULE for connecting more instruments. Recording couldn’t be made any easier.
Ultimately however, I had to test the condenser microphones. I chose to record some clarinet playing by placing the device in front of the instrument in order to capture the best angle. Below is the outcome:
I can only say how excited I am about this purchase and the many many options for portable recording that someone can do.
Next step? Multiband recording with some friends… coming up next month!