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Zoom H4 Handy Recorder

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  • Metronome: 5 sounds (Beat: 0/4 - 8/4, 6/8, Tempo: 40.0 - 250.0BPM)
  • A/D Conversion: 24bit, 128times oversampling
  • D/A Conversion: 24bit, 128times oversampling
  • Signal Processing: 32bit
  • Recording Media: SD memory card (16MB-2GB)
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  • Version 2.0 for the ZOOM H4 is available for download and will upgrade the features on all H4 digital recorders. Please click here for instructions on how to download and install.
  • Palm-Sized Unit: The Small Form Factor Allows You to Take the H4 Anywhere
  • Four-Track Recording: Record Multiple Tracks, such as Vocal, Guitar, and Bass, Simultaneously
  • High-Quality Audio: With the Ability to Record WAV at up to 24-bit/96 kHz and MP3 at up to 320kbps, You Never Have to Stand for Sub-Par Audio
  • Stereo Recording with Built-In Microphones: The X/Y Pattern of the Microphones Provides True Stereo Recording
  • Two Microphone Inputs: The Combination XLR-1/4" Phone Jacks with Phantom Power Allow You to Use the Mic of Your Choice
  • Built-In Effects: Compression, Limiting, Mic Modeling and Guitar Amp

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    Whether you're recording a live performance, a podcast, a class or workshop, a rehearsal, a songwriting session or even a sizzling performance of your band, the H4 has more recording tools available than any device ever made. Weighing a mere 6.7 ounces (190g), the H4 puts a remarkable amount of recording power in the palm of your hand.

    Many uses of the Zoom H4 portable stereo recorder
    Underneath its sleek exterior are built-in studio effects such as compression, limiting and mic modeling. Use the combination XLR-1/4-inch inputs for external mics, guitars, bass or keyboards. Also onboard are Zoom's most incredible microphone, guitar and bass modeling, accurately reproducing the tone of the most famous microphones and amps ever made. Audio can be recorded as WAV or MP3 files and moved to a computer via USB for easy editing, mixing and mastering.

    True stereo imaging:
    Stereo recording is often accomplished by using two microphones in a V-shaped set up that faces the performer. While this method will result in good stereo separation, responsiveness for the area directly in front of the mics will be low, causing problems with depth perception and imaging. The Zoom H4 uses an X/Y configuration where the two microphones point inward at a crossing angle. This allows the recorder to cover a wide area, and at the same time capture sound sources in the center with perfect clarity and definition. Phase differences between left and right channels are also eliminated because sound is picked up simultaneously by both microphones.

    The Zoom H4 offers true stereo image recording
    Absence of phase differences ensures natural stereo imaging

    24-bit/96 kHz linear PCM format and MP3 recording:
    The H4 allows 24-bit/96 kHz linear PCM recording in WAV format, resulting in excellent transparency and definition that exceeds the sound quality of CDs. This is great for capturing the nuances of an acoustic instrument while preserving the ambience of the recording location. Or record directly as MP3 files for longer recordings that still provide excellent sound quality.

    Secure Digital (SD) Media
    The H4 records on Secure Digital (SD) Media cards. These widely available cards boast an amazing amount of recording time in a small package. And unlike tape or disc media, mechanical vibrations do not affect recording quality. With a 2GB SD memory card, the H4 can provide up to 190 minutes of stereo WAV file recording in 44.1 kHz/16-bit mode or as many as 34 hours when recording at 128 kbps in MP3 stereo mode.

    Combination XLR-1/4" Inputs
    The H4, with its two phantom powered XLR-1/4" input jacks that support direct connection of external microphones, is the solution to an infinite number of recording situations. You can also use the H4's Hi-Z rated phone inputs for direct connection of guitars, bass, or any other line-input device.


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