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Zoom H4n Handy Portable Digital Recorder

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What Is It?

Everyone knows that proper miking is essential to making a great recording. The H4n is the only handheld recorder that allows you to record on four channels simultaneously by using its onboard mics with either external mics or direct inputs. You can then use its built-in mixer to blend the channels for perfectly balanced recordings. Now your recordings can be richer than ever before.
—Amazon Seller's Page 2013-04-15

Developer

  • Zoom

Cost

  • $269.99

Features

  • Built-in X/Y stereo mics record at either 90° or 120°
  • Four channel simultaneous recording using built-in and external mics
  • Digitally controlled, high-quality mic preamp for improved audio quality
  • Large 1.9-Inch LCD screen and improved user interface for easy operation
  • 24bit/96kHz Linear PCM recording for pristine recording
  • MP3 recording for increased recording time
  • Built-in reference speaker to check recordings
  • Shock resistant rubberized body for improved chassis protection
  • USB 2.0 port for faster file transfer
  • Includes 1 GB SD card, wind screen, mic clip adapter, AC adapter, USB cable, protective case and Cubase LE recording software
Pros Cons
  • Sound quality
  • Menu and button layout
  • SD card format
  • Cost
  • Solid feel and substantial in your hand
  • Does not give the ability to delete a character in a file name
  • No divide while recording
  • The documentation looks like it was passed through a translation program without any proof reading before shipping