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 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
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 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
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
Big Features, Small Package
The H1essential has advanced features such as overdubbing, pre-record, auto record, and playback speed adjustment.
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.
Use the built-in speaker to listen to your recordings for quick reference.
Use the 3.5mm output to connect to a camera or plug in headphones to monitor audio.
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.
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.