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Audio Recording Kit

small size equipment

Equipment Overview

This Audio Recording Kit is equipped with a Zoom H5n and two microphones: a stereo microphone for picking up quality foreground and background audio and a directional mic for isolating specific sounds and reducing background noise.  Windscreens help to reduce unwanted wind or air noise from the environment.  

This kit is great for:

  • field recording
  • interviews


Item Image Item name Item Description
Audio Recorder with Stereo mic Zoom H5 audio recording device with Stereo mic used to pick up foreground and background sounds. a Windscreen for the microphone is included for use on windy days

Directional Microphone + Optional Windscreen Zoom SGH-6 with super-cardioid polar pattern for focusing recording on a specific sound 
Charged Batteries 4 rechargeable AA batteries (2 in the recorder, 2 spare)

Headphones Sony MDR-7506 headphones for monitoring sound recording and playback, terminates in 3.5mm plug
SD card Card where media is stored. Removable for backup of recording media onto personal device.

SD card reader Connect to external device via USB-C to backup media from SD card
Mini tripod Used to elevate recorder during interviews and prevent unwanted sounds coming from the surface the recorder is on
Sony soft carry case For ease of use and to safely transport equipment