How to Use Zoom H6 as an Audio Interface in Adobe Audition

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If you are just enjoying Zoom H6’s outstanding performance in podcasting, filmmaking, and music, there is more you are missing out on; audio interfacing.

Zoom H6 is an amazing audio interface that converts analog signals to digital ones. It even gets better as you can use the Zoom H6 audio interface in Adobe Audition.

Wondering how the H6 makes a good audio interface? This article will outline a simple step-by-step guide on using the H6 Adobe Audition as an audio interface. It will also state why having a Zoom H6 audio interface is a brilliant idea.

Is Zoom H6 a Good Audio Interface?

Simply put, Zoom H6 is not only an excellent recorder but also an impressive audio interface.

The device has a USB port that you can connect to your computer or iPad and use as an audio interface in Adobe Audition.

The H6 audio interface converts an analog signal to a digital signal. So, for instance, H6 allows you to plug an analog microphone into its input port. You then connect the mini USB cable into the H6 and the other end to your computer. The result is that your Zoom H6 becomes a perfect interface between the microphone and your computer.

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Step-By-Step Guide on How to Use Zoom H6 as an Audio Interface in Adobe Audition

Using Zoom H6 as an audio interface. Image Source.

  • Step 1: Plug a mini USB cable into your Zoom H6 and power it on.
  • Step 2: Press the menu button located on the side of your Zoom H6.
  • Step 3: Go to settings and menu and scroll down to USB, and press.
  • Step 4: Using the scroll switch, select the audio interface and select the right audio interface mode (multitrack).
  • Step 5: Select PC/Mac. However, if your computer does not provide enough power through the USB port or is using phantom power, select “PC/Mac using battery power.” If you use the recorder’s batteries as a power source, select “iPad using battery power.”
  • Step 6: At this point, your Zoom H6 is in the audio interface mode. Open your Adobe Audition tab and move to Preferences.
  • Step 7: Scroll to Audio Hardware. From the new window, you will see default input.
  • Step 8: Click the downward arrow and select your Zoom H6 audio interface. If you cannot find the H6, close Adobe Audition and restart your computer with the H6 plugged in. Once Audition is open, you should find your microphone.
  • Step 9: Select the H6 and start recording via Adobe Audition.

Remember: Zoom H6 has two different USB audio interfaces; multitrack and stereo. The device sends a two-channel stereo mix of all inputs to your computer using stereo mix mode. The feature is ideal for video conferencing or live streaming.

When on multitrack mode, the Zoom H6 sends 6 channels of audio to your iPad or computer. It uses a separate channel for each input. The feature is ideal when using Zoom H6 with Adobe Audition or any other DAW software.

If you are using Windows, you need to download the H6 drivers. Go to Preferences on your computer, select Audio Hardware, and download the Zoom H6 drivers from the Zoom website.

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What Makes Zoom H6 a Good Audio Interface

Here are some features that make Zoom H6 a powerful audio interface.

Direct Monitoring

Using the H6 audio interface in Adobe Audition allows you to monitor the audio input with near-zero latency before it gets to your monitor. The input signal is sent straight to the headphone, and your Adobe Audition for recording.

The move allows you to mute the audio track you are recording if you experience latency on the signal and hear your backing track from Audition, as well as your microphone with near-zero latency.

Loopback

The H6 audio interface has an audio loopback that allows your computer’s audio to be mixed with your H6’s incoming audio. The feature allows you to take more control when editing or to mix in the Adobe Audition.

Versatile

Zoom H6 audio interface is your on-the-go device offering the desired versatility. The device has interchangeable mic capsules and six inputs allowing you to record on any set. The device also has 4 double AA batteries, allowing you to have your audio interface even in remote areas. Finally, Zoom H6 can fit, on the one hand, making it easy to use and operate.

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Summary

Using Zoom H6 interface in Adobe Audition takes easy steps. Press the menu button and select USB. Scroll down and select your power source. Open your Adobe Audition and start recording.


Zoom H6 audio interface allows your computer to recognize analog signals from the microphone and allows you to record from the Adobe Audition. In addition, the audio interface capability allows for direct monitoring and loopback and offers a lot of flexibility when recording.

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