Zoom SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun Microphone Capsule

The Zoom SSH-6 Stereo Mid-Side Shotgun Mic Capsule: Dial it in – The SSH-6 stereo mid-side shotgun capsule includes a super-directional microphone for picking up sound in the center, as well as a bidirectional side mic for picking up sounds from the left and right. With an SSH-6 attached to your H5, H6, or Q8, you can capture dialogue with the mid (center) mic, and then blend in the desired amount of environmental sound captured by the side mic in post production.

Buy on Amazon

Description

The Zoom SSH-6 Stereo Mid-Side Shotgun Mic Capsule: Dial it in – The SSH-6 stereo mid-side shotgun capsule includes a super-directional microphone for picking up sound in the center, as well as a bidirectional side mic for picking up sounds from the left and right. With an SSH-6 attached to your H5, H6, or Q8, you can capture dialogue with the mid (center) mic, and then blend in the desired amount of environmental sound captured by the side mic in post production.

  • Mid-side shotgun mic capsule for the Zoom H5 and H6 Handy Recorders and the Q8 Handy Video Recorder
  • Allows Mid-Side recording, enabling the width of the stereo image to be adjusted during recording or in postproduction, while maintaining full mono compatibility
  • Advanced digital signal processing for the pickup power of a conventional shotgun mic in a unit only half the size
  • Perfect for film, video, and live theater applications
  • Analog-style gain control for fast setting of input level
  • 5-volt preamp minimizes distortion even at high volumes
  • Includes hairy windscreen for reduction of wind noise

Breakfast Puppies Notes: This microphone module is pure goddamn sonic wizardry made manifest. Don’t believe me? Check out this comparison video. So now that you’re a true believer like I am, you’ll also be getting this amazing mic, right? Seriously though, the mid-side functions built into it are wicked useful, as demonstrated in the video. What that video doesn’t tell you is that if you get the official zoom mid-side mic decoder VST plugins for PC and add them to your DAW, you can take the recorded files from this mic and then manipulate the sound balance even further, no live fiddling necessary! It’s probably the most useful field mic we own.