Zoom H2
Zoom H2

H2, Pocket Recorder/Multitrack from Zoom in the H2 series.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 74 reviews )
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gibson92's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Zoom H2
Good material
Its very compressed
ideal for analyzing rehearsals is any
Good for recording audio and singing
Otherwise use a little complex for me

Sebastien Goyet10/02/2010

Sebastien Goyet's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Indispensable"

Zoom H2
It is therefore more than two years that I'm using it for interviews, recordings of rehearsals, etc. ...

Long ago I used a portable MD electret microphone with a plug on it, but pretty good, not practical to retrieve the data later.

Subsequently it was plugged into the microphone MacBook practice for audio processing in Logic because I came directly, but there is more congestion.

Better, yeah, I'm tempted by the H2 seen the good reviews, buying at the same time the silicone shell in case, because the reviews were talking about cheap plastic.

Not having been dropped, having found a tiny aluminum briefcase (if a catalog offers a camera numériqe rotten but delivered in a suitcase, say YES!) In which the foam is made for a camera = same size as the H2 (yay!) it is transported properly.

With the accessories is the class, we can keep the stuff by hand, like a microphone recorder integrated with the windshield is perfect for interviews in all circumstances (we sometimes see on TV with journalists an H2!), and with little support for that stand up for nickel is placed on a table and record a meeting or a rehearsal.

The great thing is the presence of the two stereo microphones! By choosing the right recording mode and placing it well, we can rectify the balance after the fact of a rehearsal, just to lower the mixer and mount keyboards (routine, what!), Etc. ...

No really I love this stuff, for the price there is absolutely nothing to say, the quality is by appointment, personally I record to WAV (3 hours with a 2GB SD) and I turn systematically COMP1 story having a small compression already at the base. Then the DS is in the Mac Logic, salaries ...

Tiny flat, and yet it's normal since using supposedly "pro", we actually have to start in only press REC once because we are able to adjust REC PAUSE to gain! As with the MD you will say, but it looks so much like a dictaphone ;-) It must therefore be used to watch as the seconds to say "it's good, it saves!

To hear a little of what I did, please listen to my interview with a fellow singer here: http://www.wat.tv/audio/asphodel-extraits-sebfm-y543_2g1kt_.html

Special mention for the silicone shell, very well studied because no need to remove to change batteries (2xLR6 = standard practice!) Or remove the SD

Congratulations to zoom for this product, I hope to keep long seen its performance and compactness.

I would do this considering my choice without hesitation use

yannzic's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" to buy without restraint"

Zoom H2
I've tested this little recorder very nice and brings me pleasure bcp in its use. It has a quality recording with microphones built that will please even the picky as long as one is in a room without disturbing noise. I use it with a 6-string acoustic guitar and another 12-string, I also tested my external microphones of various brands but I returned to the unit's internal microphone. Not too hungry batteries, easily transportable, it has a drawback: the screen is small (especially for me who am Mirot) and organizing files is a bit random. In any case, I recommend this device you can connect to your PC without you begin mastering, you focus on your music, which remains the goal.
YANN tchuss ZIC

dacaumodo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Zoom H2
I use it for about three years. I've had Dictaphones, etc.. but it's not really the same thing. When he came out it was the only one in this price range with these features.
What I like most is the ease of use. The least? may be that it resets itself (date and hour) as soon as you leave the sd card, and the plastic shell that gives an impression of average quality, but it's pretty tough going anyway.

The value for money looks good to me, now you should compare with similar devices that have been around. Anyway to record ambient sounds, repetitions, or even acoustic instruments, it is great. It can also be used as a micro USB direct his computer: he has his own "sound card" inside and the result is very very correct advice to podcasters.
When plugged into USB, no need for batteries, it is powered directly via USB.

With the experience I would do this choice because it has served me well and still serves me well, especially for recording rehearsals.

slow_pulse_boy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Bluffing"

Zoom H2
I use it for 3 years to record our rehearsals (in surround mode) and our shows (in stereo or surround output table).

Use is disconcerting ease and the result is very good. I record in 24 bits, so no need to push the saturation level and risk.

Value for money unbeatable. If it all over again, I'll buy without hesitation.
There are certainly better by putting the price, but something like less than 200 euros, for me it's worth the maximum score.

jukap's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Zoom H2
Used in almost all rehearsals for 6 months to work at home, and qq lives. The sound is enough to hear all the beats and singing in our own atmosphere generally much messy and "bouncing". Were tested with a positioning of the amplifiers and a balance in real quick with everyone just for the creature, and immediately it sounds better is downright exploitable: we canvassed nicely with the result, once a Light reaper small passage just to recalibrate the stereo and redo a small equalizer. Mode "omnidirectional" exploiting the two pairs of microphone for that (record repeated) more absolutely undeniable, really qq c. not to be missed for musicians as a group.

Obviously the price has not been pro microphones, you can hear it anyway. But it remains a good thing as micro anyway to capture the amp, that's the joke in overhead as well, and not doing so bad for the bass. Never tried direct vocal mic, I think it's worth any "microphone singing" entry-level but no more.

Also note: it's cash heavy noise level, and it saturates when the digital is not immediately Niagara Falls - and fortunately for us, who have, shall we say ... peaks of musical tension as measured in decibels (scratch them to death).

In short, the risk of repeating myself, for a group that wants a tool for repeated, even a peaceful demonstration with no round is enough bonnard, why the Omni is awesome to take everyone in a room.

In addition, it is "sound card" for more broke: a good headphone, a small laptop or an EEEPC, a DI + adapter jack / mini jack, Reaper plugs qq + + asio4all chosen, and roll my chicken to "almost nothing "... (Cons with no USB charging, everything goes through battery or transformer is not the best)

jukap's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Blah blah blah ..."

Zoom H2
Used 5 days, retourn the merchant.

I tried a lot of multi:
- The best noise level remains low MAGICSTOMP yamaha but it is no longer manufactured or follow fairly complicated to use, and apparently remains fragile
- The practical use and especially the beefier is undoubtedly the line6 pod with optional crankset, but the sounds are boarf ultimately particulirement live, and "amp mulations "not great (they give, even fiddling death not really want to play is pretty simple as test).

The zoom is pretty beefy but has no guts, not the beginning of an ounce of grain beginning whatsoever for OD, effects, cuts, I do not even speak synths. The only somewhat usable stuff is reverbs and stock and lead, very loyal rights, but rather as the data sampling. It's a shame the format and construction are great, but it would need the MAGICSTOMP the inside and they would all good.

Buy them for lack of better obviously, but you really need to have great effects and not round.

jijisopretty's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Compact, correct, does its job."

Zoom H2
We use my group and myself a Zoom H2 to record our snooze now for a year and a half. Its accessible price, format "pocket" and its ease of use were key determinants in the beginning. Furthermore, we could hear some extracts made by friends at their own repeated. We were conquered.

In our opinion, the only flaw of the H2 is its too much precision in the capture of perceived, including hihat and cymbals, we generally record the battery is quite forward compared to other instruments.

For 175 € with 2GB SD card, from the perspective of working with a group to repeat to replay and analyze its benefits, the H2 is impeccable. Each instrument is perfectly separable. At the limit, it could boast of too uniform grain loadings ... but nothing as dramatic as it takes to make that tool as a tool for personal work. Do not expect to go to the studio recordings made with live ^ ^

In hindsight, we did not want to change our H2, or at most be to test the higher ranges such as the H4n to see.

remicarva's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" go for it!"

Zoom H2
I worked with the H4

The H2 has the qualifications to head the guitarist wanting to move to the next level by listening again.

I also used the sound in rehearsal or on assignment, nickel.

there is a firmare of SHIFT (1.80) is available.

only thing sucks, you have to press rec 2X recorder to tape (but hey it's the same on the H4)

a defect? / Can not be connected to phantom power supply with min.

I will experiment with the choices mm

Nigel's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good compromise"

Zoom H2
I use it every week to carve in stone a few innovations on songs and other findings on which we want to capitalize.

I have not tried the other but I heard a lot of recordings made with and gave a lot here.

What I like most is the opportunity to record 4 channels with 2 directions (front and rear) and the overall quality of the catch. Moreover, contrary to opinions read here or there, I find it quite sturdy (dropped several times without consequences).

What I like least:

- Is the side a bit tedious to compile files in stereo, nothing really bad though.

- The main handicap is that its primary quality as it is sensitive enough, the investment is very important and has a direct bearing on the proper distinction of frequencies.

- This thread under the camera (to adapt a few) not compatible with a mic stand or camera, shame because it would allow more flexibility in its positioning ...

Excellent value for money in my opinion.