Zoom Handy Recorders

The creative use of samples has been around in the music world for decades, but over the last few years there has been an explosion in the use of field recordings and ‘found sounds’ in music production, with records from artists such as Amon Tobin and The Hidden Orchestra employing field recordings to excellent effect. With the range of Handy Recorders from Zoom, the world is your instrument.

The Handy Recorders run from the incredibly small, light and affordable H1, to the impressively specified H4n and, should video be your thing, the Q3 and Q3HD add movie recording to the feature list. Using cheap and readily available SD and SD HC cards as storage, you can grab gigabytes and gigabytes of samples on the move.

These Handy Recorders aren’t just for experimental IDM producers though, what about sitting an H1 in the middle of your band’s rehearsal to identify those especially good -or not so good- moments to work on later. What about those times when that catchy hook pops into your head? Just hum it into your Handy Recorder and get it transcribed when you’re back in the studio.

With Zoom’s range of Handy Recorders, the world is your instrument.

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