Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule to suit H6 Recorder

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Main Features
  • Suits Zoom H6 Recorder

Our optional SGH-6 shotgun capsule adds a professional-quality hyper-directional (that is, highly directional) microphone to the H6, making it the perfect audio recorder for anyone working in film, video or live theater, or for ENG (electronic news gathering) applications.

Thanks to the three internal mics with digital signal processing ability, the SGH-6 achieves a frequencyindependent super-cardioid polar pattern. Compared to ordinary shotgun microphones using an acoustic tube method, the SGH-6 maintains a highly directional pickup at about half the length.

Shotgun microphones are often used when you cannot position a microphone directly in front of a sound source. For example, if someone is speaking in front of a video camera and you don't want them to hold an interview microphone up to their mouth, the solution is to use an off-screen shotgun mic.

However, shotgun mics are not the audio equivalent of a photographic telephoto lens. Even though they do an above-average job of picking up sounds that originate from a short distance away, they always sound better when they're physically close to the sound source. If the capsule is more than three feet away, the audio will start to sound distant. The farther away it is, the more distant and reverberant the audio will become.

Note: The SGH-6 is a monaural microphone.

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Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule to suit H6 Recorder
 
4.6

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  • Good audio (3)

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5.0

Very handy

By John I.

from Canberra

Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule to suit H6 Recorder:

This thing makes recording foley, or narration, so easy. A lot less hassle when you don't have to fiddle around with multiple pieces of equipment, XLR cables, etc. Just record, eject SD card, and plug into your computer.

 
5.0

Useful alternative to X/Y and MS input modules

By AlexH

from Melbourne, VIC

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Quality build

Cons

    Best Uses

    • ENG
    • Narration
    • Run and Gun
    • Voiceovers

    Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule to suit H6 Recorder:

    We use this mic in situations where background noise is significant. The pickup pattern isolates what's right in front of the unit well.

    Note - the sound recording quality is not superior to the X/Y or MS mic; it's just better at isolating the sound of a single speaker.

     
    4.0

    Great Value for Money

    By Murrey

    from Brisbane, QLD

    About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • High Quality Sound

    Cons

    • Picks up handling noise

    Best Uses

      Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule to suit H6 Recorder:

      Love how small it is. great point and shoot. Comes with a hairy windscreen. Does pick up a bit of handling noise if you're moving around with it so the "Rycote RY041119 Portable Recorder Suspension" would fix that problem. I use it on a zoom h5 recorder for all sorts of things. It's a great addition to the X/Y stereo microphone capsule if you have one.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great, solid mic

      By Seshna

      from Fremantle, Western Australia

      About Me Hobbyist, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • High Quality Sound
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Foley

        Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule to suit H6 Recorder:

        I use the shotgun mic to record foley for video games and short films.

        Great because it just works very well.

        Not so great - the windsock touches the mic - other windsocks usually have a plastic skeleton which separates it from touching the mic. It's not terrible, just can't be used in extreme wind conditions.

         
        4.0

        Great Value for Money

        By Big Al

        from Western Australia

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • High Quality Sound
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Documentary

          Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule to suit H6 Recorder:

          Recording location ambient sound
          As back-up mic for interviews
          Compact
          Unobtrusive
          Great value, clean sound for the money

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          UPC: 884354012335
          Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule to suit H6 Recorder
          • Shotgun Microphone
          • Hairy Windscreen

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          What's in the box
          Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule to suit H6 Recorder
          • Shotgun Microphone
          • Hairy Windscreen
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