The Zoom H5 Handy Recorder is a small handheld 4-track recorder built on the foundation of the popular H4n with the mic swapability of the H6.  The H5 has an interchangeable microphone/input system that can be swapped out by clipping the Zoom capsules into a housing at the top of the machine.  It can also be used as a USB interface to plug directly into a computer with a DAW, and comes with Cubase LE software.  This is a great little backup recorder, and can even be used as a primary recorder on smaller projects, or in more low profile/covert situations.

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• Operation manual
• XYH-5 X/Y mic capsule
• SD card (2GB) 
• AA size (LR6) battery x 2
• USB cable
• Foam windscreen
• Case
• ​Steinberg WaveLab LE software download
• Steinberg Cubase LE software download


• Uses a system of interchangeable input capsules that can be swapped out as easily as the lens of a camera
• Includes detachable X/Y capsule (XYH-5) with extended signal capacity and shockmounted mics for reduced handling noise
• Compatible with all Zoom input capsules
• Four-track simultaneous recording
• Large backlit LCD display
• Records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32GB
• Up to 24-bit/96kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats
• Two mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors, each with selectable phantom power and -20dB pad
• Analog-style gain controls for each input
• Protective "roll-bar" type covers prevent accidental movement of gain controls
• Plug-in power (2.5 volts)
• Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression and limiting
• Chromatic tuner and metronome
• Auto-record, Pre-record and Backup-record functions mean that you'll never miss that perfect take
• MS decoding
• Multitrack to stereo internal mixdown
• Normalize, Divide and Trim editing
• Voice memo and up to 99 marks per recording
• A/B loop playback
• Variable playback speed and variable pitch without affecting playback speed
• Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad with loop back function
• Mountable to DSLR or camcorder with optional HS-01 Hot Shoe Mount adapter
• Uses two standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries
• Over 15 hours of operation with alkaline batteries

Zoom - H5 Recorder (4-track)

  • $269.99