Zoom H2

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by Sammy, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. Sammy

    Sammy Member

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    Has anyone got or tried one of these?

    I write some of my own songs and when I am playing at home I come up with various chord sequences/ licks etc but can't be bothered to then go plug into my MD8 set it up for guitar & maybe vocals etc, and by the next day I have totally forgotton what I have done!:jo

    So I want a small recorder I can just switch on and record what I am playing plus maybe my rambling singing how the song goes at the same time. I bought a used Sony clearvoice that uses tapes but it is crap so tinny. Then I saw the Zoom H2 recorder so I want to know is it any good and would it suit what I require!
     
  2. mindseye

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    Yes....get one perfect for what you want to do with it!

    Do a search on it here and you will find lots of rave reviews and sound samples of what peeps been doing with it!
     
  3. nosignal

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    yeah i agree with mindseye ive read tons of threads on this forum about them, there should be one relativley close to the top with samples in it. i have to say it really sounds quite good.
     
  4. 6789

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    yeah the H2 records well. but for just making notes while songwriting I use a smaller digital voice recorder that also has a tiny speaker built in so it's easy to play something back right away without needing headphones. THe H2 does not have a speaker. BUt the recording quality on the H2 is tons better than the voice recorder. so, I use the voice recorer for songwriting and the H2 for band practices.
     
  5. Sammy

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    Thanks I originally typed in ZoomH2 and nothing came up, Typed in just Zoom this time and loads of posts shown.:)
     
  6. skogm

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    - just wondering if you considered it. It's light, fairly small and the built in mics are actually decent for recording ideas. I have a Zoom PS-02 but I find that I now use the BR-600 for recording ideas as well as guitar tracks. It's very transparent. I run 2 SM-57's into ART preamps when I'm miking and a Line 6 or Mesa Rec Pre into the BR-600 when going direct. I don't use any of the on board amp sims but the on board chorus and delay effects are decent.
     

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