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Zoom H4n Pro 4-Input / 4-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Mic Capsule (Black)

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Zoom H4n Pro 4-Input / 4-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Mic Capsule (Black)
Key Features
  • Sleek Black Finish & Red Accent
  • Onboard Stereo Mic & Built-In Speaker
  • Dual XLR-1/4" Mic/Line/Instrument Inputs
  • Overdubbing and 4-Channel Recording
Ideal for guitarists, bassists, and vocalists looking to produce studio-quality tracks on a single travel-friendly device, the black Zoom H4n Portable Handheld Recorder with Onboard Stereo Microphone Capsule and versatile mic/line/instrument inputs lets you record up to four tracks of high-resolution audio in the palm of your hand. Plug in your favorite guitar and microphone, and enjoy unlimited overdubbing, amp simulation, and a slew of effects to develop your tracks into a polished mix.
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Zoom H4n Pro Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Onboard Adjustable Stereo Microphone
  • 32-Channel Microphone/Line/Instrument Inputs
  • 4Record up to 4 Channels Live or Overdub Layers
  • 5SD-Card Recording and Audio Interface Functionality
  • 63.5mm Output to Connect to a Camera or Headphones
  • 7Powered via AA Batteries or AC Adapter
  • 8Rugged and Portable, Handheld or Mounted
  • 9Extensive Audio Processing
  • 10Special Recording Functions
  • 11Supports External Remote Control
  • 12Highly Visible Display
  • 13Includes Audio Software

Ideal for guitarists, bassists, and vocalists looking to produce studio-quality tracks on a single travel-friendly device, the black Zoom H4n Portable Handheld Recorder with Onboard Stereo Microphone Capsule and versatile mic/line/instrument inputs lets you record up to four tracks of high-resolution audio in the palm of your hand. Plug in your favorite guitar and microphone, and enjoy unlimited overdubbing, amp simulation, and a slew of effects to develop your tracks into a polished mix.

Like other H-Series Handy recorders such as the H5 and H6, you can hold it in your hand, attach it to a mic stand or tripod, or mount it to a camera (shoe mount available separately). The H4n Pro packs a surprising array of features into a rugged rubberized body that's more than ready to meet the varied demands of songwriters, musicians, filmmakers, sound designers, content creators, and more.

From plentiful battery life to powerful audio processing functions, the H4n Pro is well equipped to handle anything from tracking live performances, demos, and complete songs, to recording sound effects, interviews, and meetings. It can supply phantom or plug-in power for condenser mics, or accepts direct connections from instruments such as a guitar, bass, or keyboard. No matter the source, selectable auto-recording and prerecording ensure that you'll never miss the start of a take.

Onboard Adjustable Stereo Microphone

Leave your external mics at home and travel light. The H4n Pro is outfitted with an onboard stereo microphone that provides clear, phase-accurate capture in two different X/Y positions—90° for a tight stereo image or 120° for a wider perspective. Just twist the capsules to their premarked positions to switch between the two configurations. With nothing more than the H4n Pro, you're set to record speech, practice sessions, concerts, or ambient and environmental sounds, even ear-rattling thunder up to 140 dB.

2-Channel Microphone/Line/Instrument Inputs

Equipped with two locking XLR-1/4" combo inputs and a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack input, the H4n Pro can accommodate condenser microphones, line-level sources, or unbalanced instrument-level signals. Turn on 24 or 48 VDC phantom power to the XLR jacks, or 2.5V plug-in power to the mini jack. Whether you plan on plugging in a guitar and your favorite studio condenser mic to record a singer-songwriter, or feel like hooking up a lavalier mic for an interview, the H4n Pro's preamps (identical to those found in the H5 and H6) are ready to deliver low-noise (-120 dBu EIN) performance.

If you happen to setup external microphones in a mid-side configuration, the integrated MS decoder allows adjustment to the perceived width of the stereo image, which is beneficial for sound design, broadcasting, or general stereo-to-mono compatibility.

Record up to 4 Channels Live or Overdub Layers

The H4n Pro boasts multiple recording modes, and is capable of up to 24-bit / 96 kHz resolution. Record in stereo from the onboard mic or input jacks, or use 4CH mode to simultaneously record the onboard mic (or 3.5mm mic input) and two external sources via the XLR-1/4" jacks (great for getting the room sound and a stereo feed from a mixer). Alternatively, switch to MTR mode to utilize the H4n Pro as a 4-track studio complete with overdubbing, punch recording, and built-in effects. The H4n Pro's internal mixdown function lets you adjust levels and pans as you blend four tracks down to stereo.

SD-Card Recording and Audio Interface Functionality

Maximize portability by recording directly to an SD card (up to 2GB capacity) or SDHC card (up to 32GB capacity). A 4GB SDHC card yields approximately 380 minutes of 16-bit / 44.1 kHz stereo recording time using the BWF-compliant WAV format for uncompressed audio quality and industry-standard file compatibility. Note that media cards are available separately, and larger capacity cards may increase startup times.

Alternatively, use the H4n Pro as a 2-in/2-out USB 2.0 audio interface at up to 48 kHz. At 44.1 kHz, you'll have the option to use the built-in effects on input signals. The USB port also enables fast file transfer and firmware updates.

3.5mm Output to Connect to a Camera or Headphones

The 3.5mm line/headphone mini-jack output features a dedicated volume control, making it capable of feeding your camera/DSLR or a pair of headphones. For quick playback reference, a built-in monophonic speaker is provided.

Powered via AA Batteries or AC Adapter

Power the H4n Pro with the two included AA batteries, or plug it into a wall outlet with an AD-14 AC adapter (available separately). Alkaline batteries can keep the H4n Pro running for up to 10 hours in Stamina mode (built-in mics, 16-bit / 44.1 kHz, no headphones), while NiMH batteries extend recording time a bit further.

Rugged and Portable, Handheld or Mounted

The rubberized, ergonomic body lends itself naturally to handheld use. Should you need to mount it on a mic stand or tripod, a threaded hole on the back of the H4n Pro obviates the need for stand adapters. Obtain a hot shoe adapter (available separately) to attach the H4n Pro directly to a DSLR.

Extensive Audio Processing

The H4n Pro offers studio-grade effects and emulators to enhance your recordings. Choose from a variety of effects such as compression, limiting, reverb, delay, echo, modulation, a low-cut filter, and more. Normalize files for maximum gain, split them into smaller chunks, and insert up to 99 marks per recording.

There's an onboard metronome and tuner, along with dozens of amp models and effects crafted for guitar and bass. Additionally, you can loop playback and adjust pitch and speed independently, making the H4n Pro an ideal tool for phrase training.

Special Recording Functions

Stereo and 4CH modes offer selectable recording functions designed to prevent you from accidentally missing the start of a performance. By keeping the previous two seconds (one second at a 96 kHz sample rate) of audio whenever you press the record button, the prerecord option ensures that you'll never cut off the beginning of a great take. Auto-record can automatically start recording when a user-set sound level is detected, making it great for voice-activated recording.

Supports External Remote Control

Use the RC4 remote (available separately) to control the H4n Pro. It allows you to start and stop recording, fast-forward, and rewind through your files, switch the input source, and set recording/playback levels at a distance while eliminating handling noise.

Highly Visible Display

Day or night, view vital information such as audio levels, recording time, battery status, and more on the 1.9" monochrome backlit LCD. Transport controls and menu navigation, track, and input select buttons are presented nearby for access to all the H4n Pro's operations and functions.

Includes Audio Software

The H4n Pro comes with free download licenses for Steinberg's Cubase LE music production software and WaveLab LE audio editing software, representing a complete audio production toolkit.
UPC: 884354021443

Zoom H4n Pro Specs

Portable Recorder
Number of Tracks4
Maximum Sampling Rate96 kHz / 24-Bit
MicrophoneBuilt-In Cardioid Condenser Stereo Pair, X/Y Configuration
Built-In SpeakerYes, 400 mW Mono
DisplayMonochrome LCD (Backlit)
Memory Card SupportSD (16 MB Up to 2 GB)
SD, SDHC (4 GB Up to 32 GB)
Internal StorageNone
Recording
Audio File FormatsRecording:
MP3, WAV
Playback:
MP3, WAV
Sample RatesWAV:
44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz (Record/Playback)
Bit Depth16 / 24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
Bit Rates48 to 320 kb/s + VBR (Record)
32 to 320 kb/s + VBR (Playback)
Signal Processing & FXCompressor, Delay, EQ, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter, Pitch Control, Reverb
Timecode SupportNo
Recording TimeWAV 41.1 kHz/16-Bit:
1 Hr 34 Mins per GB (Stereo)
WAV 48 kHz/16-Bit:
1 Hr 26 Mins per GB (Stereo)
MP3 128 kb/s:
17 Hrs 21 Mins per GB (Stereo)
MP3 320 kb/s:
6 Hrs 56 Mins per GB (Stereo)
Connectivity
Analog I/O2 x Combo XLR-1/4" 3-Pin Female Balanced/Unbalanced Line/Mic Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Mic Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone/Line Output
Digital I/ONone
Phantom Power+24 / 48 V (Applied to All Inputs)
Plug-In PowerYes, 2.5 V
Host Connection1 x Mini-USB (USB 2.0)
Performance
Gain/Trim RangeBalanced Inputs:
-16 dB Up to +43 dB
Unbalanced Inputs:
-30 dB Up to +32 dB
X/Y Mic Capsule:
-16 dB Up to +51 dB
Max Output LevelHeadphone Outputs, Line Outputs:
-10 dB
Headphone Output Power20 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
3 Kilohms (Balanced)
Line Inputs:
470 Ohms (Unbalanced)
1/8" / 3.5 mm Inputs:
2 Kilohms (Unbalanced)
Microphone Max SPL140 dB SPL (X/Y)
Power
Power OptionsBatteries, AC/DC Power Adapter
Battery Type2 x AA (Included)
Approximate Battery Life2 Hours (Alkaline)
10 Hours (Alkaline, Stamina Mode)
AC/DC Power Adapter5 VDC at 1 A (Not Included)
Physical
Mounting Options1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions2.8 x 6.2 x 1.4" / 71.1 x 157.5 x 35.6 mm
Weight10.4 oz / 294 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.8 x 5.65 x 2.95"

Zoom H4n Pro Reviews

Recommended for live streaming by a videographer

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-26

I had trouble live streaming classical piano recitals from my home, specifically with quality non-attenuated audio. I consulted with a local professional who said this would work easily as an external mic with my computer, produce great sound (recording classical piano is problematic) and is generally useful outside of the live streaming. All true. It is more expensive than I thought I would pay for this project, but I now believe it is money very well spent.

GREAT UNIT

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-05

I purchased the H4n Pro to replace an earlier version of the same unit that I got in 2013 and inadvertently broke last year ( from my experience, as with any such device, it is recommended that you don't drop it on a tile floor). I use the recorder for solo acoustical guitar and vocals and it performs brilliantly. It's small size is perfect for travel, and comes with the same sturdy, plastic case my earlier version was supplied with. Happily, Zoom does not use the "rubberized" material for the recorder - that material, after just a few years, becomes sticky which, if the new version used the same material, I would have considered a different manufacturer.

Classic.

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-30

It works

gr8

By Eli
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-23

gr8

It is as good as the old one I had.

By Gustavo
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-23

It is as good as the old one I had. Which is not a compliment. I am not a sound guy so maybe I can't tell the difference in quality, otherwise it is exactly like my old one, with a new case.

Excellent Recorder for a good price

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-19

I am a novice at recording and this item is a very good quality recorder that is fairly easy to use. And the 156 page manual that you can download is easy to follow.

Perfect, portable and easy

By Steve
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-17

This perfect for my uses. It's lightweight, small and easy navigate through.

Complicated menu but gets the job done

By Michael Lance
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-05

I purchased the Zoom h2n years ago from B&H, back when it was $100 bucks. I use that zoom for recording wild sound and narration voice in my closet. Over time, the h2n started recording popping noises during moments when it was silent. I purchased the h4n in hopes of eliminating the popping noises and it does! I've only used the stereo recording option (90 degrees) while recording narration and I've got to say, it sounds crisp and no pops. I look forward to hearing how it records when my friend plays guitar in his group and the microphones are set to 120 degrees. The batteries are holding up in stamina mode.

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