Zoom H1n Review For your Oral History Interviews

Zoom H1n

There are a number of recorders that can be used to record your oral history interviews and choosing the best voice recorders will depend on a lot of factors. Zoom H1 has been the choice of many oral historians due to its small size and simplicity, but the evolution continued. Zoom has since then introduced the newest edition which is the Zoom H1n. It has redesigned the user experience. It’s one-touch button controls make it simple to record your oral history interviews, lectures, podcasting, and more. I would refer to it as the take anywhere recorder for all your oral history interviews.


It comes with a quick start guide, that will help you get the Zoom H1n up and running.

It has an X/Y microphone that can capture quality stereo sound and can record in the 96 kHz 24-bit Wav.

It has a one touch button that allows you to easily record your oral history interviews.

It has a monochromatic 1.25”  liquid-crystal display (LCD) that makes it is easy to read even in the brightest lighting conditions.

The Zoom H1n now takes 2 AAA alkaline, Lithium, or NiMH rechargeable batteries which means more power unlike the Zoom H1 that took a single AA battery.  It can also be powered via an AC adapter or USB bus power. Powered by batteries, it allows the Zoom H1n to hold at least 10 hours of recording time.

The Zoom H1n’s USB port is unlike other digital recorders. It’s not just a USB out – allowing you to transfer files from the recorder to your computer, it’s also a USB in. The USB can also be used as a USB microphone and a microSD card reader.

It also has a built-in speaker that allows you to listen to your recordings

Its usability has been improved as it has a plethora of new buttons that allows you to auto-record, pre-record, and self-time making sure you don’t miss a minute of your oral history interviews.

The Zoom H1n playback controls allow you to transcribe your oral history interviews easily.

It has unlimited overdubbing function that lets you add layers of audio, allowing for richer and fuller sounding recordings.

The Zoom H1n retails now for about $119.99 USD

So, get yourself a Zoom H1n recorder now if you haven’t already for all your oral history interviews from Amazon. As always please keep us in mind for all your oral history transcription needs and remember always be kind try to stay positive and learn to unwind.

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