I got myself a new toy.
It’s called the Zoom H5 Handy Recorder.
If you just exclaimed “Uh, speaker ze English, plees!”…
…the Zoom is a device for recording audio.
“But Christina, your iPhone can do that!”
Yes, yes, I know. But I wanted to go next level.
Since starting podcasting in 2013, I’ve been using the Roland R-05 Digital Recorder, until the poor little thing recently started malfunctioning. So I decided to UPGRADE!! instead of paying $100 an hour to get it repaired.
Here’s a video of me unboxing the Zoom. It’s not a review as I haven’t explored all the features yet.
I will add a quick correction though: I asked the guy in the shop about the use of the removable XY mics, and he may have told me the wrong thing, and then I may have related that information back in the video.
So if you’re a tech savvy podcaster, before you start furiously typing “That’s not how you use YX mics!”, please know that I’m happily aware. (Thanks to Peter S for sending me this informative article about mic use :))