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Zoom H4n

Hand-Held Audio Field Recorder

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Zoom H4n Handy Recorder

The H4n is a user-friendly, multi-track recorder that records at redbook CD quality, 16-bit/44.1kHz resolution. 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, to start to produce and edit your recording right out of the box.

The MTR mode allows simultaneous 2-track recording and 4-track playback. With this feature, you can sketch songs by overdubbing vocals and instruments with ease. Level and panning can be adjusted individually for each track on the built-in mixer, and you can even do a mixdown right on the H4n. Perfect for pre-production sessions with the band.

Steinberg's Cubase LE 4:

Steinberg Cubase LE 4 is a powerful music workstation combining audio and MIDI recording, editing and mixing in a single, integrated software package. Based on the same technologies as Steinberg’s award-winning advanced music production system Cubase 4, Cubase LE 4 is the perfect entry ticket into the world of computer-based music production.


What's In The Box?

  1. (1) Owner's Manual
  2. Also available in:
  3. (1) Zoom H4n Unit
  4. (1) SD Memory Card (1 GB)
  5. (1) Wind Screen
  6. (1) Mic Clip Adapter
  7. (1) AC Adapter (AD-14)
  8. (1) USB Cable
  9. (1) Protective Hard Plastic Case

H4n Features:

  • 24-bit/96kHz resolution
  • Records to SD and SCHC cards
  • Record 4 simultaneous tracks
  • Record music in MTR mode
  • 50 onboard DSP effects including amp modeling
  • Stamina mode for extended battery life
  • Includes 1GB SD card
  • Includes Steinberg's DAW, Cubase LE 4
  • XLR inputs with phantom power
  • Hi-Z inputs for recording guitar and bass
  • USB audio interface capability
  • Low-cut filter to reduce noise
  • Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) compatible time stamp and track marker
  • Remote control available Zoom RC-4
  • Normalizing and file splitting functions
  • Onboard tuner and metronome
  • Dimensions: 2 7/8"W x 6 1/8"H x 1 3/8"D
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
 
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System Requirements

  • Windows:
    • CPU: Pentium 4 / Athlon 1.4 GHz or higher
    • RAM: 512MB (1GB or higher recommended)
    • HDD:: 1 GB of free disk space
    • OS: Windows XP Home/Professional Edition、Windows Vista
    • DVD-ROM drive
    • Internet access required for license activation
  • Mac:
    • CPU: Power Mac G4 1 GHz / Core Solo 1.5 GHz or higher
    • RAM: 512MB (1GB or higher recommended)
    • HDD: 1 GB of free disk space
    • OS: OS X 10.4 or higher
    • DVD-ROM drive
    • Internet access required for license activation

Cubase LE 4 Features:

  • Audio and MIDI Recording / Editing / Mixing
  • Pristine 32-bit Floating Point Audio Engine
  • 48 Audio / 64 MIDI / 8 Instrument Tracks
  • VST Instrument & VST Effect Plug-in Supported
  • Audio Editing with Hitpoint Detection
  • Realtime time-streching and pitch shifting playback
  • Drum Editor included
  • HALionOne Sample Player included
  • Cross-Platform: Windows and Mac OS X Universal Binary

Cubase Comparison Chart:

Cubase LE 4
Cubase
Essential 5
Cubase
Studio 5
Cubase 5
Audio Tracks
48
64
unlimited
unlimited
MIDI Tracks
64
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
Instrument Tracks
8
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
Mixer Views
1
1
2
3
Physical Inputs/Outputs
16
32
128
256
Effect Inserts
8
8
8
8
Instrument Slots
x
16
32
64
MIDI Plugin Slots
x
4
4
4
Included VST Audio Effects
22
32
38
56
Included VST Instruments
1
2
3
8
32bit Float Recording
x
x
o
o
Track Presets
x
o
o
o
Track Freeze
x
o
o
o
Audio Pre-Recording
x
o
o
o
CD Audio Grabbing
x
o
o
o
MP3 Encoding
option
option
option
o
5.1ch Surround
x
x
x
o
Sync
MIDI Clock
o(send only)
o(send only)
o(send only)
o(send only)
MTC
o
o
o
o
MMC
x
x
o
o
VST System Link
o
o
o
o
Rewire2.0
x
o
o
o

H4n Specifications:

[STEREO Mode]:

  • Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 2
  • Simultaneous Playback Tracks: 2
  • Functions:
    • Lo-Cut Filter
    • Compressor/Limiter
    • Mono Mix
    • M/S Stereo Decoder
    • Auto-Rec
    • Pre-Rec
    • Tuner
    • Metronome
    • A-B Repeat
    • Variable Speed Playback
    • File Dividing
    • Normalize
    • MP3 Post-Encode
    • Marker
  • Recording Format:
    • WAV (Bit Depth: 16/24-bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz)
    • MP3 (Bit Rate: 48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320kbps/VBR, Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz)
  • Playback Format:
    • WAV (Bit Depth: 16/24-bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz)
    • MP3 (Bit Rate: 32/40/48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320kbps/VBR, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48kHz)

[4CH Mode]:

  • Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 4
  • Simultaneous Playback Tracks: 4
  • Functions:
    • Lo-Cut Filter
    • Compressor/Limiter
    • M/S Stereo Decoder
    • Auto-Rec
    • Pre-Rec
    • Tuner
    • Metronome
    • A-B Repeat
    • Normalize
    • Marker
  • Recording Format:
    • WAV (Bit Depth: 16/24-bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48kHz)
  • Playback Format:
    • WAV (Bit Depth: 16/24-bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48kHz)

[MTR Mode]:

  • Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 2
  • Simultaneous Playback Tracks: 4
  • Effects: 50 Types, 2 Modules, 60 Patches
  • Functions:
    • Tuner
    • Metronome
    • Punch-In/Out
    • Bounce
  • Recording Format:
    • WAV (Bit Depth: 16-bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz)
  • Playback Format:
    • WAV (Bit Depth: 16-bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz)

[STAMINA Mode]:

  • Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 2
  • Simultaneous Playback Tracks: 2
  • Functions:
    • Lo-Cut Filter
    • Auto-Rec
  • Recording Format:
    • WAV (Bit Depth: 16-bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz)
  • Playback Format:
    • WAV (Bit Depth: 16-bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz)

[Common Specs]:

  • A/D Conversion: 24-bit, 128 times oversampling
  • D/A Conversion: 24-bit, 128 times oversampling
  • Signal Processing: 32-bit
  • Recording Media: SD Memory Card (16MB - 2GB), SDHC Memory Card (4GB - 32GB)
  • Display: 128 x 64 pixel, 1.9" backlit LCD
  • Balanced/Unbalanced Input: 2 x XLR-¼ phone combo jack
  • Input Impedance:
    • Balanced: 1 k ohms
    • Unbalanced: 480 k ohms
  • Input Level:
    • Balanced: -10 to -42dBm
    • Unbalanced: +2 to -32dBm
  • Phantom Power: 48V, 24V, OFF
  • Built-In Stereo Mic: Unidirectional condenser microphone (Gain: +7 to +47dB)
  • External Mic Input: ⅛ stereo phone jack (Plug-in powered)
    • Input Impedance: 2 k ohms
    • Input Level: -7 to -47dBm
  • Phones/Line Output: ⅛ stereo phone jack
  • Output Load Impedance: 10 k ohms or more
  • Rated Output Level: -10dBm
  • Phones Output Level: 20mW + 20mW into 32 ohm load
  • Built-In Speaker: 400mW, 8 ohms
  • USB Interface:
    • Mini-B type (USB 2.0 High Speed Compatible)
    • Mass Storage Class Operation
    • Audio Interface Operation (16-bit, 44.1/48kHz)
  • Power Requirements: AA size (LR6) battery x 2, or AC adapter (DC5V/1A/center plus)
  • Battery Life (with alkaline batteries):
    • 6 hours (Normal mode)
    • 11 hours (Stamina mode)
  • Size & Weight:
    • Weight (without batteries): 10 oz. (280 g)
    • Width: 2-3/4" (70 mm)
    • Depth: 6-3/16" (156.3 mm)
    • Height: 1-3/8" (35 mm)

Field Recorder Features

Type
This is the type of media that the field recorder is able to record.
Audio
Recording Media
This is the type of media that the field recorder is able to record to. Some of the media will include SD, SDHC, and more. Some recorders will even allow for recording directly to a PC.
SD
SDHC
Internal Memory
This is the amount of memory that the item can store internally.
No
Mount Compatible
Mount compatible Field Recorders are able to be attached to a stand, tripod, or other mount.
Yes
Display Type
This is the type of the display that the field recorder has.
Backlit LCD
Built-In Speakers
This means that the unit comes with speakers already built into the unit.
Yes
Built-In Microphone
This will designate if thedevice has a built-in microphone for the recording or transmitting of audio.
Yes
Remote
If this field recorder has a compatible remote, it will be listed here.
Yes (Accessory Sold Separately)
Power Requirement
This is the power requirements needed to operate the Field Recorder.
2x AA Batteries
Battery Life
The average capacity of the battery when fully charged. This value is provided by the manufacturer and is an average, not a guarantee.
11 hours

Audio Specifications

Audio Formats
These are the types of audio formats that the field recorder is able to record to.
MP3
WAV
Recording Bit Rate
This is the maximum bit rate that the field recorder is able to record in the specific audio format.
MP3: Up to 320kbps
WAV: Up to 24-bit
Sampling Frequency
This is the sampling frequency and the respective audio format.
MP3: Up to 48kHz
WAV: Up to 96kHz
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
30 - 20,000 Hz
Number of Recording Microphones
This is the total number of microphones that the field recorder uses to pick up audio.
2

Input & Output Connectivity

Inputs
This is the list of input connections that go into the field recorder.
USB 2.0
Outputs
These are the types of output connections on the field recorder.
USB 2.0
Microphone Input
This is the type of microphone input that the field recorder has.
1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini-Jack
Headphone Out
This is the type of connection that is used for the headphone out on the field recorder.
1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini-Jack

General Specifications

Depth
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
1-1/2"
Width
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
2-3/4"
Height
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
6-1/8"
Weight (oz.)
This is the weight of the unit in ounces.
9.9 oz.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
50%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.0
Value
4.0
Features
5.0
Design
4.5
Usability
4.5

Conner

Murrieta, CA

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability

This worked very well.

August 18, 2011

I don't personally own this item, but I did use it while shooting a short film with some people. It worked phenomenally! You could pick up a whisper from 50 yards out, that sounded like somebody was talking right in front of me, it was incredible. It also didn't have any problem recording scenes with people yelling 10 feet away, you just turn down the volume, and it's that simple. It's very easy to use, I picked it up right away and had no problems with it. I gave the value 3 stars because I think $300 is a lot of money, but I also have no clue how much these products typically go for. I can say this, it works terrifically.

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Peter

Blaine, WA

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Value
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Works like a dream

August 7, 2012

There are a lot of handheld recorders out there these days but the H4n is still just a great product. The sound quality is awesome (admittedly I've only recorded in stereo and not the 4 channel option yet) and has recorded every instrument I've thrown at it, from voice through guitar and piano, with fidelity. Either on a mic stand or on the kitchen table you can set it up anywhere quickly and easily. I haven't really come across any negatives with this thing yet and for simple room demos or just recording the kids reading their stories to send to grandma this thing does the job.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

H4n

UPC

884354007959

Weight

2.25lbs

Internal SKU

h4n

Internal Product ID

35394

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

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