Today we review the new H5 four-track portable recorder by Zoom. We’re all relatively familiar with Zoom as a major player in numerous recording electronics equipment, but their latest four-track portable recorder is very top-of-the-line. This thing isn’t just handy because it says so in the title. If you’re looking to grab an H5, they’re ideal for live concert and rehearsal audio, but can be used for anything on-the-go you need to record. I’ve heard of some people using this to record sound effects outside in natural environments to add to their songs and recordings. I have a friend who does reporting for her community college and she uses a Zoom for interviews and broadcasting. Many, many uses with this because it blows any phone audio out of the window. Let’s review the H5.
The iQ5 Professional Stereo Microphone by Zoom is a high-quality mid-side stereo condenser mic for iOS devices with lightning connectors. It is an add-on accessory for iPhones, iPods as well as iPads. It features a rotating mechanism, enabling audio and video recording with correct left to right stereo orientation vertically and horizontally respectively. A pretty nifty little gadget for about a hundred bucks. Let’s check it out.