The Zoom H1 is still a great little recorder. It’s very affordable, portable, and still offers you a few different options for how you record.
If you do a lot of interviews with your H1 you’ve probably tried a few different recording methods.
You can sit the H1 on a table and talk around it, but this can cause your recordings to sound a bit ‘roomy’.
You can hold the recorder or attach the mic handle, and move it back and forward between yourself and your guest. With these methods you’re going to get a bit of handling noise in your recordings, your volume levels are going to be quite inconsistent, and you’re also going to get a sore arm if you talk for any length of time.
I’m a big fan of lavalier mics for podcast interviews – specifically the ART3350.
With the Zoom H1, it’s possible to use two lav mics but plugging them in via a splitter.
This is a great way to improve your podcast interviews without breaking the bank, or replacing your Zoom H1.
If you’re exploring your options for new podcasting gear though, have a look at our equipment directory, with links to all the mics and recorders that we’ve tested and reviewed.