Representing the next level of professional recording performance, the Zoom H4n Digital Recorder delivers superior audio quality and dramatically improves the user experience. Zoom's most sophisticated handheld recorder to date will amaze, no matter the application.
Unique X/Y mic design captures perfect stereo images
The H4N's onboard X/Y stereo condenser mics are arranged with the right and left mics on the same axis.
This design ensures that the mics are always equidistant from the sound source for perfect localization with no phase shifting.
Frequency response remains uniform throughout your recording. The result is great stereo recording with natural depth and accurate imaging every time.
Why four channels are better than two
Everyone knows that proper miking is essential to making a great recording.
The H4N is the only handheld recorder that allows you to record on four channels simultaneously by using its onboard mics with either external mics or direct inputs.
You can then use its built-in mixer to blend the channels for perfectly balanced recordings. Now your recordings can be richer than ever before.
It's all in the preamp
The H4N's new mics and four channel recording ability, in combination with our new, digitally controlled, high-quality preamplifier renders audio so precise, you'll sound like you recorded in a world-class studio. And this new preamp means you can make recording level adjustments on the fly.
Of course, an automatic level setting function is also built-in to optimize your levels as quickly as the situation requires.
High resolution, 24-bit/96kHz linear PCM recording
Choose up to 24-bit/96-kHz linear PCM WAV files for audio resolution that surpasses DVD quality.
Or, when maximum recording time with smaller file sizes is desired, select a variety of MP3 formats from 320 kbps down to 48 kpbs to produce smaller files suitable for web or e-mail distribution.
Secure your digital memories on SD and SDHC cards
The H4N uses compact SD or high-capacity SDHC memory cards of up to 32GB for over 15 hours of recording time at 24-bit/96kHz.
Or, using MP3 format at 128 kpbs, get over 550 hours of recording time on one card!
It's about the music
For musicians and songwriters, the H4N is also a user-friendly, multi-track studio (MTR) that records at CD quality, 16-bit/44.1kHz resolution.
Plug in your guitar or bass and use the H4n's classic amp models to inspire your creativity and find tone perfection during your recording sessions.
And it's a USB audio interface!
The H4N also functions as a USB audio interface, letting you record directly to either a Mac or PC.
Use your favorite recording software or the bundled Cubase LE 4 from Steinberg, so you can start to produce and edit your recording right out of the box.