Zoom H4n Pro 4-Channel Handy Recorder
Stereo X/Y Microphone
Can Record 4
2 x XLR /
1/4" Combination Input Jacks
Input with 2.5V Plug-In Power
28 & 48V
Play WAV & MP3 Formats
Conversion up to 24-Bit / 96 kHz
Metronome and Chromatic Tuner
Interface via USB
Body with Locking XLR Jacks
portable recording device and a 2-channel USB interface in one palm-sized unit,
The H4n Pro
can record up to four simultaneous channels of audio at resolutions and sample
rates higher than CD-quality, capturing sound sources in WAV and MP3 formats.
It utilizes an SDHC card for storage and a USB connection for transferring
material to your computer. A pair of standard AA batteries powers the device,
and can provide up to 12 hours of continuous recording in Stamina mode (using
NiMH 2450 mAh batteries).
Stereo Mic in X/Y Configuration
The on-board X/Y stereo microphone is capable of
handling sound pressure levels of 140 dB. It can also cover a wide berth whilst
capturing any sound source in its center with precision. Both microphones are
angle-adjustable: You can change the angle of capture from 90° (for a focused
stereo image) or 120° (for a wider stereo image) simply by twisting each mic's
This device utilizes a back-lit LDC display that makes
reading its panel on stage more convenient.
Perhaps you'd prefer to capture stereo audio by means
of an M/S technique, rather than through the H4n Pro's X/Y-configured capsules.
Should you wish to plug external microphones into the unit's preamp for this
very purpose, the H4n Pro provides an on-board MS decoder, allowing you to
adjust the width of the stereo image within the device itself. This is useful
both for sound design and for broadcasting.
Revamped with the same low-noise preamps as the H5 and
H6, the H4n Pro provides combination inputs for XLR or 1/4" connections,
both balanced and unbalanced. As such, it can handle mic/line and instrument
signals. 24 or 48V Phantom can be applied to both inputs. Additionally, a
stereo 3.5mm line jack for external devices—lavalier microphones, for
example—is included. This jack supplies 2.5V power, if need be.
Utilizing its mini-USB port, you can use the H4n Pro
as a 2-in/2-out interface for computers, recording straight to your DAW via its
preamps and monitoring through the 3.5mm stereo headphone jack.
Record in stereo mode, four-channel mode (utilizing
the on-board stereo mics in addition to the built-in preamps), or in multitrack
mode, which makes use of built-in effects, overdub functions, and the ability
to work with prerecorded material. Additionally, you can use the pre-record
function—ensuring you always capture audio starting from two seconds before the
moment you press record—or the auto-record function, which allows the H4n Pro
to start recording whenever it senses audio, and to stop as soon as the signal
drops below a pre-set threshold.
The H4n Pro offers a variety of effects, including
compression, limiting, reverb, delay, echo, a low-cut filter, and more. You
also get an on-board metronome and tuner, along with dozens of amp models and
effects crafted for guitars and basses. Furthermore, you can loop playback,
adjusting the pitch and speed of the audio independently; this makes the H4n
Pro a tool suitable for transcriptions, whether you need to get the words of a
particularly fast talker down on paper, or the notes of a particularly fast
guitar solo under your fingers.
Cubase LE and
WaveLab LE Included
The H4n Pro includes licenses for Steinberg's Cubase
LE music production software, as well as WaveLab LE audio editing software.
This is particularly useful for those who hope to create their own music
utilizing the Pro's USB audio interface function.
The H4n Pro sports a rubberized body and revamped
locking XLR/TRS connection points to keep your mic cables secure.
Record up to
140 dB SPL with X/Y microphones.
jack with dedicated volume control.
reference speaker for fast playback.
mix-down: Four-track to stereo and stereo to dual mono.
Up to 99 marks
(maximum gain) and Divide (file-splitting) functions.
Mounts to mic
stand or tripod, or directly to DSLR with optional Hot Shoe adapter.