Zoom H4N PRO Digital Multitrack Recorder - 2016 Version
- Four-channel recording up to 24-bit, 96 kHz
- Built-in stereo X/Y microphones, up to 140 dB SPL
- 2 XLR/TRS inputs with locking connectors
- 4-in/2-out USB audio interface
- Records on SD/SDHC cards up to 32 GB (not included)
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- Protective case
- 2 x AA batteries
- Operation manual
- Download license for Steinberg Cubase LE and WaveLab LE software
The Zoom H4N PRO Handy Recorder
Brilliant Four-Track Audio Recording for Music, Film, Podcasting, and Beyond
At Zoom we’re always developing new ideas to improve the performance and function of our Handy Recorders. With the new H4n Pro, we've taken everything creators love about the H4n and brought it to the next level.
The H4n Pro isn't just improved, it's superior in every way. With advanced X/Y microphones, incredibly natural-sounding preamps, and a super-low noise floor, you can record everything from the Indy 500 to the fluttering of a hummingbird with extraordinary realism.
Welcome to the new gold standard in field recording.
- Pristine stereo or four-channel recording, up to 24-bit/96 kHz
- Redesigned stereo X/Y microphones handle up to a thunderous 140 dB SPL
- New super low-noise preamps, less than -120 dBu EIN
- 2 XLR/TRS inputs with secure locking connectors
- Use as 2-in/2-out USB audio interface
- Remodeled FX Processor with ultra-realistic guitar/bass amp emulation, compression, limiting, and reverb/delay
- Records on SD/SDHC cards up to 32 GB (not included)
- Get the Zoom RC4 Wired Remote Control for easier recording and playback
- Expand your H4n Pro’s capabilities with the APH-4nPro accessory kit which includes hairy windscreen, USB cable, splitter cable, attenuator cable, AD-14 AC adapter
High-Performance Mic Preamps
The Pro features the same high performance, low-noise mic preamps as our acclaimed Zoom H5 and H6 Handy Recorders, with recording and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz. The improved noise floor (-120 dBu EIN) captures audio at lower volumes with less noise and fewer artifacts.
Capable of handling up to 140 dB SPL, record everything from ear-splitting heavy metal to bass-heavy EDM.
Brighter, easier to read, back-lit LCD screen.
New locking XLR/TRS connectors ensure your mic cables stay secure.
A new rubberized, ergonomic body is perfect for use in the field or with a camera. Highly portable, the H4n Pro can travel anywhere for convenient mobile recording.
|Number of inputs||2||2 (expandable to 4)||4 (expandable to 6)|
|Uses interchangeable capsules||N||Y||Y|
|Provided microphone(s)||Built in X/Y Stereo||XYH-5||XYH-6, MSH-6|
|Maximum SD card size||32 GB||32 GB||128 GB|
|USB audio interface in/out||2/2||4/2||6/2|
|Battery life (Alkaline)||6-10 hrs||15 hrs||20 hrs|
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New. And Improved. - THE ZOOM H4N PRO - Record cleaner, clearer, and closer than ever before. Brilliant Four-Track Audio Recording for Music, Film, Podcasting, and Beyond At Zoom they're always developing new ideas to improve the performance and function of the Handy Recorders. With the new H4n Pro, Zoom has taken everything creators love about the H4n and brought it to the next level. The H4n Pro isn't just improved, it's superior in every way. With advanced X/Y microphones, incredibly natural-sounding preamps, and a super-low noise floor, you can record everything from the Indy 500 to the fluttering of a hummingbird with extraordinary realism. Welcome to the new gold standard in field recording. Four-track simultaneous recording High-fidelity mic preamps Built-in X/Y stereo microphones, adjustable between 90deg and 120deg Record up to 140 dB SPL with X/Y microphones Two mic/line level inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors Stereo 1/8" Mic In mini phone jack +24 or +48V phantom power for main inputs and Plug-in power (2.5V) Applications The Filmmaker's Favorite The H4n Pro is packed with features that make it perfect for capturing audio for film. The onboard X/Y microphones deliver spectacular stereo imaging, and two combo input jacks allow you to use your favorite microphones as well. It also includes a head-phone/line out
Top Customer Reviews
I do an A/B test on the video, but you have to wear headphones if you really want to hear the difference between the noise floors on the two units. If you can't hear it here because of Amazon's draconian compression, search "Zoom H4nPRO vs H4nSP" on YT for a higher resolution version of this video.
PS - Writing reviews has become an accidental hobby for me, and it always makes my day to know that people find my reviews helpful (and if not, why.) Also, if you have any questions, clarifications, or comments please feel free to leave a comment below. I usually respond pretty quickly and almost always within 24 hours.
One thing! ... you don't have to BUY the sponge for the mics, I managed to make mine with a new sponge at home and carved it with a knife. It works surprisingly good and it protects the crossed mics.
It works with 2 AA batteries (included) that may work for... 4 hours straight. So, if you are working on a studio, consider buying the ac adapter, and if you are working on field, consider rechargeable batteries
Cons: Bulky/heavy. There is no on-device ability to split the XLR recordings into separate tracks (more on this below). Battery life is meh, and is actively terrible when using phantom power.
The H4N used to be prohibitively expensive for audio hobbyists, but has dropped to a reasonably accessible price-point and is now virtually a must-have accessory for podcasters and live performers of all stripes (especially comedians, lecturers, and solo musicians).
Most of the H4N's features have been covered exhaustively in other reviews, but it's worth noting that the multitrack functionality is essentially useless. Even an entry-level modern laptop running a free Digital Audio Workstation will outshine the H4N's limited multitrack functionality. This product is intended to record high-quality audio tracks that you can subsequently process on a computer.
Note that the H4N gives you the ability to record via a maximum of three sources at once, but will only produce two actual audio tracks (one track for the 2 XLR connections plus one track for the built-in dynamic microphones). This is not ideal for a multiple-mic setup. For example, let's say you hook up two microphones (one to each of the XLR inputs), and then activate 4-channel mode so that you can interview two people while recording your own voice on the built-in dynamic mics. You'll end up with two separate audio files: one for the built-in mics (your voice), and the other will be a combined stereo track featuring one of your interview subjects panned hard left and the other panned hard right. In order to mix the entire interview you'll have to import that stereo track into a DAW or audio editor (Audacity etc) and split the XLR tracks to separate the left and right channels, then export them separately, and finally re-import them (along with the track featuring your voice) for the final mixdown. Not prohibitively difficult, but also not particularly user-friendly, especially for a novice.
Despite its limitations, the H4N is an exceptional device that lives up to the hype. Be sure to carry extra batteries if you're using phantom power.
Just 3 things to mention.
1. The fact that you can plug in two different mics via the XLR adapter, make this the best recorder ever in this price range. I use it to record my podcast "The Crushing Defeat Podcast". I was sick of artifacts and other issues coming through when using a USB cable directly into the computer. There is just too much that can go wrong, and it often does. Where this does exactly what it needs to do and does it well. Which is record our voices for the podcast.
2. The Pro is worth the extra $20 to get the better preamps, and by association, a better noise floor.
3. Still waiting on some better tutorials on YouTube on how to setup the best settings. If anyone has come across good tutorial videos, please reply with where.
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