Using a Zoom H1 With 2 Lavalier Mics

Using a Zoom H1 With 2 Lavalier Mics

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.

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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 by plugging them in via a splitter.

For more control over both mics independently, check out the HosaTech YMM-261 Stereo 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.

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3 Comments

  1. Hello, thank you for the great article.
    I’ll be moving around while interviewing someone, perhaps during a hike or a walk down the street. I’m wondering if you could make any recommendations for a wireless setup that might help me accomplish this?
    Also, do you have an opinion on the Zoom H1 vs. the Sony ICD-UX533?
    Thank you in advance!

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About the author: Matthew McLean

Matthew is the head of audio production at The Podcast Host, taking care of client podcasts and our own shows alike. He also produces audio dramas galore, and talks enthusiastically about them on the Audio Drama Production podcast every week.