The Zoom H4n Digital Recorder

Feb 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, General, Podcasting, Podcasting Hardware

Zoom has introduced the next generation in its handheld audio recorder line, the H4n.

Zoom’s H4n features built-in X/Y stereo condenser mics that allow variable recording patterns at either 90° or 120°. Other new features include digitally controlled high-quality mic preamps and the ability to use internal and external mics simultaneously, for 4-channel recording. The H4n records audio at up to 24bit/96kHz on SD/SDHC media of up to 32GB and syncs via USB 2.0.

The H4n has features to help it handle real-world mobile recording, including a rubberized, shock resistant body, all-metal microphone design and a built-in mounting joint for tripod and mic stand use.

For musicians and songwriters, the H4n offes multi-track recording capability along with Hi-Z Inputs for recording guitar and bass, variable speed playback capability for “phrase training”, onboard studio effects, and over 50 guitar and bass amp modeling settings. In addition, a new stamina mode enables the H4n to operate for 10 hours continuously on a single set of AA batteries.

The package includes a 1 GB SD card, wind screen, mic clip adapter, AC adapter, USB cable, protective case and Cubase LE recording software. An optional remote control is also available.

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4 Responses to “The Zoom H4n Digital Recorder”

  1. Rob Blatt says:

    I wonder if the body noise issue will be resolved with the rubberized body.

  2. James Lewin says:

    If anybody’s got experience with this, please leave a comment!

    • Paddypunk199 says:

      I use these at college on a film and tv media course, coupled with a classic style rifle mic via xlr lead it is a formidable little machine, it’ll pick up the heartbeats of people in a lift. very reliable and easy to use:)

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