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Zoom H6 - Multitrack interface working with iPad Pro 2018

Hi,

I thought this may be helpful for some folks.

I got a Zoom H6 and verified that it works as a multitrack interface in Cubasis. The neat thing is it worked both on batteries and using the USB out as power source.

Of course, I havent extensively tested every scenario but this is a goo start.

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  • Thanks for reporting. What model device do you have?

  • Thats one thing that drives me crazy about the Zoom H4n Pro. It has to be used with a powered usb hub. I don't have the wall wart for it so I cant test that but I would assume since it is battery operated that it work straight into the CCK, nope. I did just discover that if you have the CCK being charged via a USB3 port, it will work but the Zoom still needs batteries.

  • @geophilips said:
    Hi,

    I thought this may be helpful for some folks.

    I got a Zoom H6 and verified that it works as a multitrack interface in Cubasis. The neat thing is it worked both on batteries and using the USB out as power source.

    Of course, I havent extensively tested every scenario but this is a goo start.

    This is my finding too. Even though their docs says otherwise it’s working great. I love my h6!

  • @Ben said:
    Thanks for reporting. What model device do you have?

    I have the iPad Pro 2018 12.9 256 GB.

  • @geophilips said:
    Hi,

    I thought this may be helpful for some folks.

    I got a Zoom H6 and verified that it works as a multitrack interface in Cubasis. The neat thing is it worked both on batteries and using the USB out as power source.

    Of course, I havent extensively tested every scenario but this is a goo start.

    @geophilips said:
    Hi,

    I thought this may be helpful for some folks.

    I got a Zoom H6 and verified that it works as a multitrack interface in Cubasis. The neat thing is it worked both on batteries and using the USB out as power source.

    Of course, I havent extensively tested every scenario but this is a goo start.

    @geophilips said:
    Hi,

    I thought this may be helpful for some folks.

    I got a Zoom H6 and verified that it works as a multitrack interface in Cubasis. The neat thing is it worked both on batteries and using the USB out as power source.

    Of course, I havent extensively tested every scenario but this is a goo start.

    @Ben said:
    Thanks for reporting. What model device do you have?

    @Ben said:
    Thanks for reporting. What model device do you have?

    @geophilips said:
    Hi,

    I thought this may be helpful for some folks.

    I got a Zoom H6 and verified that it works as a multitrack interface in Cubasis. The neat thing is it worked both on batteries and using the USB out as power source.

    Of course, I havent extensively tested every scenario but this is a goo start.

  • Hi there,

    Has anybody tried using Garageband iOS/iPad Pro with the H6? I’m using the new Hyperdrive for iPad as an interface but can only use the H6 (in audio interface mode) in a “stereo’ mix mode, and not as individual audio tracks-to-inputs. Which of course is what I want to do.

    I’m wondering - maybe using the Hyperdrive is the problem? What is everyone using as an interface; the USB -C camera connection kit? (Assuming we are still talking about the 2018 iPad Pro).

    Or perhaps I need to look into another app as my “DAW”?

    Any help is appreciated - Thanks!

  • @robotbarbarian maybe you mean hyperdrive as USB hub...?! If so, then yes, definitely the hyper crap is the problem. I have it too and it’s not capable of midi and some of my 3.5mm jacks are not recognized. I got first a cheap amazon hub that does the job completely. Maybe you and i get to contact the support again and they get their act together and work on another FW update to make it work as supposed!!?

  • @geophilips said:
    Hi,

    I thought this may be helpful for some folks.

    I got a Zoom H6 and verified that it works as a multitrack interface in Cubasis. The neat thing is it worked both on batteries and using the USB out as power source.

    Of course, I havent extensively tested every scenario but this is a goo start.

    Also ...Zoom H5 works too on ios

  • Speaking of Zooms (!) ,the old zoom H2 works thru hub only, and the R16 doesn't work at all ...

  • Can you explain what exactly is meant by multitrack interface? I think i have an imagination but I cant wrap my head around the H5/H6 being such a device... thanks guys!

    @hisdudeness said:

    @geophilips said:
    Hi,

    I thought this may be helpful for some folks.

    I got a Zoom H6 and verified that it works as a multitrack interface in Cubasis. The neat thing is it worked both on batteries and using the USB out as power source.

    Of course, I havent extensively tested every scenario but this is a goo start.

    Also ...Zoom H5 works too on ios

  • Zoom H1n also works on IOS as a audio interface and as a Card Reader, and is powered by IOS. Bought one last week for €79,-

  • @david_2017 said:
    Can you explain what exactly is meant by multitrack interface? I think i have an imagination but I cant wrap my head around the H5/H6 being such a device... thanks guys!

    @hisdudeness said:

    @geophilips said:
    Hi,

    I thought this may be helpful for some folks.

    I got a Zoom H6 and verified that it works as a multitrack interface in Cubasis. The neat thing is it worked both on batteries and using the USB out as power source.

    Of course, I havent extensively tested every scenario but this is a goo start.

    Also ...Zoom H5 works too on ios

    I assuming the original post, meant multi channel/track audio interface, which Zoom H5 is perfectly capable
    Shows up nicely in AUM

  • @david_2017
    It could be referred to as a 'USB hub' seeing that the only real way the Hyperdrive is going to communicate with the iPad (albeit USB-A/USB-C). I used the term 'audio interface' first, because that is the mode that the H6 offers to communicate as a full duplex device. Also, that is a common term used in audio recording (mainly with the use of computers) for interfacing audio components.

    I have no problem getting MIDI to work. I'm using an Akai MIDI controller and it's interfaced via USB-B to USB-C going into the Hyperdrive. No configuring or the need for Audiobus - it just works! Crazy! Haha

    Last night I was able to make more progress toward getting this system of mine to work. I was able to configure (3) tracks in Audiobus and assign in Garageband coming from H6 and Hyperdrive. I got levels on all tracks and was able to 'record' them'. Though Garageband showed that there was recording going on, the actual audio was not recorded. A small step forward. Audiobus does recognize the H6 though which is something I had not seen before.

    The way I've seen it done online was someone using the H5 and Garageband (and no Audiobus) with the camera connection kit and they were able to record individual tracks simultaneously.

    All,

    I'll pose the question again - what are people using as an interface with the iPad? I'm using the 2018 iPad Pro 12.9"

  • @robotbarbarian said:
    @david_2017
    It could be referred to as a 'USB hub' seeing that the only real way the Hyperdrive is going to communicate with the iPad (albeit USB-A/USB-C). I used the term 'audio interface' first, because that is the mode that the H6 offers to communicate as a full duplex device. Also, that is a common term used in audio recording (mainly with the use of computers) for interfacing audio components.

    I have no problem getting MIDI to work. I'm using an Akai MIDI controller and it's interfaced via USB-B to USB-C going into the Hyperdrive. No configuring or the need for Audiobus - it just works! Crazy! Haha

    Last night I was able to make more progress toward getting this system of mine to work. I was able to configure (3) tracks in Audiobus and assign in Garageband coming from H6 and Hyperdrive. I got levels on all tracks and was able to 'record' them'. Though Garageband showed that there was recording going on, the actual audio was not recorded. A small step forward. Audiobus does recognize the H6 though which is something I had not seen before.

    The way I've seen it done online was someone using the H5 and Garageband (and no Audiobus) with the camera connection kit and they were able to record individual tracks simultaneously.

    All,

    I'll pose the question again - what are people using as an interface with the iPad? I'm using the 2018 iPad Pro 12.9"

    Audiofuse .. has everything.. including Midi hub

  • @geophilips said:

    I got a Zoom H6 and verified that it works as a multitrack interface in Cubasis. The neat thing is it worked both on batteries and using the USB out as power source.

    good info, thanks. This spring I visited a friend who has a H6, to test if it will work or not, but I forgot to bring a mini-USB cable with me. Next time I won't forget the cable, that's for sure.

  • @Korakios said:
    Speaking of Zooms (!) ,the old zoom H2 works thru hub only, and the R16 doesn't work at all ...

    Confirmed not working with the R16, just tried it.

  • edited June 29

    @gmslayton said:
    Thats one thing that drives me crazy about the Zoom H4n Pro. It has to be used with a powered usb hub. I don't have the wall wart for it so I cant test that but I would assume since it is battery operated that it work straight into the CCK, nope. I did just discover that if you have the CCK being charged via a USB3 port, it will work but the Zoom still needs batteries.

    To clarify, the Zoom H4n still needs a powered USB and batteries to work with CCK or it's ok with batteries and CCK?

    Looking at portable audio interfaces for iPad. Want something relatively inexpensive with 4 XLR inputs and can be USB / battery powered. H6 is a bit too expensive.

  • edited June 29

    @nondes said:

    @gmslayton said:
    Thats one thing that drives me crazy about the Zoom H4n Pro. It has to be used with a powered usb hub. I don't have the wall wart for it so I cant test that but I would assume since it is battery operated that it work straight into the CCK, nope. I did just discover that if you have the CCK being charged via a USB3 port, it will work but the Zoom still needs batteries.

    To clarify, the Zoom H4n still needs a powered USB and batteries to work with CCK or it's ok with batteries and CCK?

    Looking at portable audio interfaces for iPad. Want something relatively inexpensive with 4 XLR inputs and can be USB / battery powered. H6 is a bit too expensive.

    I've heard about people using a Behringer UMC404HD with a USB power bank (it runs from 5VDC!)
    If you choose the power bank "wisely", you can even mount it inside the UMC404, saving more space.

  • @rs2000 that is an option since I have 5v DC to USB RipCord, but I want something more compact. And I have umc1820 already.

  • @nondes said:
    @rs2000 that is an option since I have 5v DC to USB RipCord, but I want something more compact. And I have umc1820 already.

    Zoom U-44 plus XLR plug-in then?
    But it's not exactly compact either.

  • Yeah, considering u-44 but read a review that said headphone out is not loud enough? Has anyone used it here? It might be closest to what I'm looking for.

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