The World’s Easiest Recorder, Just Got Easier

With the push of a button the H1essential captures perfect audio for musicians, podcasters, filmmakers, and content creators. Simply hit record and discover the power of 32-bit float.


The H1essential stereo recorder
Recording sportscar sounds with the H1essential

32-Bit Float Magic

With 32-bit float recording, you never have to adjust levels. The H1essential captures every nuance of your sound ensuring high-quality audio with every take.


Ellis Hall on keyboards

The First Handy Recorders with Accessibility


The Essential Series was designed with Accessibility for the blind and visually impaired. Navigate the menu with audible descriptions through the built-in speaker or headphones. Creators can choose English, Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Italian or Chinese.*

* To use a language other than English, please visit Support and Downloads.

Ellis Hall | Singer, Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist

close up of the H1essential mic capsules

Loud and Clear

The onboard X/Y microphones capture clean audio up to 120 dB SPL, equivalent to the sound of a high-performance engine.


Essential For Creators


The Perfect Practice Companion for Musicians

Musicians can use the H1essential to record every rehearsal, a great way to improve your playing. Features like overdubbing and playback-speed-adjustment are great for writing and practicing.

Vinny Valentino
| Guitarist

Sound engineer James Appleton working with the H1essential on a sportscar

Sound Makes the Scene

The H1essential is great for filmmakers. Record and send audio directly to your camera or use it to record sound effects to complete your scene.

James Appleton | Location Sound Mixer


For Storytellers

Podcasters can mount the H1essential on a tripod for sit down conversations or use ‘mono mode’ for on-the-go interviews.

Ming Chen | Podcaster | A Shared Universe Podcastudio

Marielle Nuval | Pastry Chef | Honeybell Bakery and Cafe

Guitar player using the H1e overdub feature to record multiple layers

Big Features, Small Package

The H1essential has advanced features such as overdubbing, pre-record, auto record, and playback speed adjustment.



USB Microphone

When connected to a PC, Mac, iOS, or Android device using the USB-C Port, the H1essential can be used as a USB microphone while simultaneously recording to the SD card.


Soft Touch Controls

Recording and rotary controls have been meticulously designed to allow for quiet operation.


Built-In Speaker

Use the built-in speaker to listen to your recordings for quick reference.


Camera Friendly

Use the 3.5mm output to connect to a camera or plug in headphones to monitor audio.


Lavalier Ready

The 3.5 mm mic/line input can be used with lavalier microphones for dialogue capture.


Vivid OLED Screen

The high-contrast OLED screen makes it easy to navigate through the H1essential’s simple interface.


Set Markers

The H1essential has a dedicated Marker button to instantly set reference points while recording.


High Capacity Storage

The H1essential supports SDXC cards up to 1TB to record hours and hours of audio.

Recording a speeding sports car with the H1essential