Zoom are the masters of the digital recorder, and the Zoom H6 is currently their best model.
The built material of the recorder is excellent very robust and feels solid. Not to mention that the stereo microphones and MS both sound crisp detailed and clear.
I use this recorder to capture outdoor ambiance, record sound effects and props. In addition to its original microphones, you can use the XLR inputs to add additional microphones like a Shotgun mic or even radio mics.
Zoom H6 has some amazing features, it’s well made and delivers quality coherent with its price range.
With Zoom’s exchangeable capsule system, it makes it the ideal portable recorder and can also serve as a great companion with the more expensive gear. Though you don’t need a computer to record with the Zoom H6, it can also be used as a USB audio interface. This means you can record directly into your computer’s DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) with multiple microphones.
Though the H6 has a nice little display window on it, many podcasters still prefer to monitor recordings on a bigger screen in a waveform view. This makes it much easier to see that everything is okay at-a-glance.
Whether or not you’ll be able to record each mic independently into your computer depends on which DAW you’re using.
But this is doable with pro-level programs like Cubase , and Ableton. You just need to install the H6 drivers from the Zoom website beforehand if you’re working on a PC or MAC.