Zoom H1: An Overview of the Controls

The Zoom H1 Handy Recorder has become a popular portable digital recorder for all kinds of people, thanks to its small size, good sounding built-in microphones, and its budget-friendly price. In the following video I open up a new H1 and walk you though the various controls found on the device. I also explain how to adjust the input levels so that the meter bounces around -12dB, and I explain the installation and use of its microSD card. Here’s the video:

If you have any questions about this recorder (or anything about portable digital recorders in general), I encourage you to post a Comment below!

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  1. Hi Sam, I’ve been following your blog, very enlightening and fun to watch. I own a GH2 and I both the H1 following the advice of many like you but I’m kind of disappointed… Maybe I got a fake one, but I’m sure about it so I haven’t returned it yet. There’s a constant noise floor. The first think that surprised me is that, by default, it records in 41.1kHz, both in WAV and mp3. Perhaps if I put it higher I’ll get a better quality, although I doubt the noise will disappear. Do you know how to change that? I could figure it out :s

    Thanks for the blog, it’s great!


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