The new Zoom H5 XLR audio recorder is now in stock and shipping. This is the follow-up to the popular Zoom H4n. The zoom H5 is also compatible with the higher-end Zoom H5 mic modules. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The new Zoom H6 handheld recorder is now shipping.
As you may recall, the Zoom H6 has just about everything the Zoom H4n was missing. It features up to 6 XLR inputs (4 on-board and 2 additional inputs available via an option module) with the ability to record to all 6 simultaneously. The H6 also includes independent gain dials for each channel and a revised display and menu system.
Additional modules allow you to attach a shotgun mic, XY mic or a mid-side mic. It captures up to 24-bit/96kHz audio to SDXC cards.
The Zoom H6 retails for $399.99. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Tascam’s DR-100mkII is currently available for $245 (reg. around $300). This is one of the better handheld XLR recorders out there, one that I think is better than the Zoom H4n. You can read my comparison review between the Tascam DR-100mkII, Zoom H4n and Olympus LS100.
Alongside Media Composer 7, Avid has unveiled the new Pro Tools 11 with a serious set of upgrades under the hood, including 64-bit architecture and a new audio engine that offers much more processing power over Pro Tools 10.
Highlights of new features in Pro Tools 11 include the following: [Read more...]