In this Living Blindfully extra, Jonathan Mosen begins his reviews of all three recorders in the Essential series, with the Zoom H6Essential

Zoom has provided these units so the reviews can be produced, but have not heard these reviews before publication, nor influence what they contain.

There is considerable interest from the blind community in the Zoom Essential series, due to the accessibility features available in this professional class of equipment.

The h6Essential is the most capable member of the series, providing six tracks of recording, interchangeable microphone capsules, 32 bit float, a playback mixer, audio interface capability and more.

Here are the topics covered in this episode, and the time in the file for each.

Welcome to 272 [0:00]
Introduction [1:15]
Description and physical layout [5:35]
Setting up the Zoom H6Essential [21:35]
A look at the Settings [25:51]
The completely inaccessible File List, and working with recordings you’ve made [38:26]
Recording content, inserting markers [43:40]
The mixer [52:11]
Using storage mode with a PC [54:45]
Using the H6Essential as an audio interface [57:01]
Controlling the H6Essential via its iPhone app [1:07:44]
Conclusion [1:14:58]
Closing and contact info [1:17:46]