Zoom H1 Recorder
Zoom H1 Handy Recorder is a mobile sound recording device. When connected via USB and then turned on, the user can choose between:
- USB card reader
- USB audio card
Press the big red record button to select the mode. Both modes work well with Gentoo, even with a deblobbed kernel.
USB card reader
This modes gives access to the inserted memory micro SD card, or built-in memory when card is not present.
USB audio card
In this mode, the device functions as an external sound card, and works well with ALSA.
Input comes from H1's built-in high quality stereo microphone. Recording volume can be adjusted with +/- INPUT LEVEL buttons.
Output is sent to H1's LINE OUT mini-jack. Playback volume can be adjusted with +/- VOLUME buttons.
The following kernel option is enough:
lsusb should show:
Bus 001 Device 024: ID 1686:0045 ZOOM Corporation H4 Digital Recorder
aplay --list-devices gives:
card 2: H1 [H1], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
Then you can select H1 as the recording device in most programs. If your audio program lacks a drop-down selection and requires specifying the device, you can write: