ZOOM H4NSP/GE portable MP3/Wave Recorder
Creators have found the H4n to be the most trustworthy field recorder available. Used by videographers, musicians, bloggers, ghost-hunters, podcasters, educators, and journalists everywhere, the ultra-portable H4n's 4 tracks of high quality audio make it an essential audio companion for everyone.Brilliantly all for rent at RentalSpeakers.com.
Great on Location
The Zoom mp3 recorders onboard X/Y microphone delivers stunning stereo and its dual input combo connectors allow you to use your choice of external microphones as well.
WAV files recorded with the H4n—up to 24-bit, 96 kHz—are automatically time-stamped to ensure perfect sync with your video footage, while built-in multi-effects and MS (Mid-Side) decoding gives you plenty of options in postproduction.
The Zoom mp3 recorder transforms any rehearsal room into a recording studio. Connect mics and line level devices like electronic keyboards—even electric guitar or bass—and record up to four tracks of digital audio simultaneously, then bounce the tracks down to stereo or mono for additional overdubbing with no loss of quality.
Punch-in features and onboard effects such as compression, limiting, reverb, and guitar and bass amp modeling enable you to quickly and easily turn your musical ideas into full-fledged productions. You can even convert your finished song to an MP3 file for emailing and posting to your favorite social site.
Capture the sound of concerts, rehearsals, meetings, or lectures. The H4n’s built-in X/Y microphone allows you to record natural-sounding stereo with a strong center image, and the angle of its two matched unidirectional mic elements can easily be changed from 90 degrees for a tightly focused stereo image to 120 degrees for a wider image. (US Patent 8184815).
In addition, dual combo XLR/TRS input jacks—complete with phantom power—allow you to use a wide variety of external microphones and to connect line-level signals such as a feed from a mixing board.
Zoom mp3 recorder Inputs and Outputs
Dual XLR/¼” combo input jacks allow you to connect microphones, line-level signals, or even instruments directly into the H4n. Phantom power of +24 or +48 volts can be applied to both inputs, allowing the use of condenser mics. There’s also a secondary stereo ⅛” input for the connection of microphones requiring 2.5 volts of Plug-In Power.
A stereo ⅛” Line/Phone Out with dedicated volume control allows private monitoring over headphones as well as connection to the audio input of your DSLR—the H4n even has a built-in speaker for fast monophonic monitoring without the need to make any connections. In addition, a USB port allows recorded audio to be sent your favorite DAW and/or editing software and enables the H4n to act as a 2-in/2-out computer interface.
Zoom mp3 recorder Features at a Glance
Built-in X/Y stereo mic, adjustable between 90˚ and 120˚
Onboard MS decoding
Dual mic/line/instrument level inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors
Stereo ⅛” Mic/Line In mini phone jack
+24 or +48V phantom power for main inputs and Plug-in power (2.5V) via Mic/Line In mini phone jack
Output/headphone jack with dedicated volume control
Built-in reference speaker for fast monitoring
Large 1.9 inch backlit LCD display
Records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32GB
Supports up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats
Auto-record and Pre-record features
Internal mixdown: four-track to stereo and stereo to dual mono
Up to 99 marks per recording
Flexible overdubbing and punch-in/out
Built-in effects, including compression/limiting, low-cut filtering, modulation, reverb/delay and amp models
Normalize (maximum gain) and Divide (file splitting) functions
Chromatic tuner and metronome
Loop playback with user-defined start and stop points
Variable playback speed, from 50% to 150%, without affecting pitch
Variable pitch without affecting playback speed
USB port for data exchange to and from computer
2-in/2-out USB audio interface for PC/Mac computers
SD card reader function
Mounts to mic stand or tripod, or directly to DSLR with optional Hot Shoe adapter
Runs on only 2 standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries
Up to 6 hours of operation with 2 AA alkaline batteries (up to 11 hours in Stamina mode)
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