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The H4n Handy Recorder offers four tracks of simultaneous recording, a built-in X/Y stereo microphone, and advanced features such as time stamping, phantom power and mid-side (MS) decoding, as well as onboard multi-effects and guitar/bass amp modeling.

The H4n's built-in X/Y microphone provides two matched unidirectional microphones. The angle of the two can easily be changed from 90 degrees for a tightly focused stereo image to 120 degrees for a wider image.

The H4n transforms any environment into a home studio. Its ability to record up to four tracks simultaneously, along with powerful overdubbing and punch-in features, allows you to do high-quality recording wherever you go. Onboard effects such as compression, limiting, reverb, and guitar and bass amp modeling enable you to turn your musical creations into studio-quality recordings.

The H4n Line/Phone Out is a stereo ⅛" phone jack with dedicated volume control. Headphones can be connected to this jack for private monitoring of the input or recorded signal. There's also a built-in speaker on the back panel for fast monophonic monitoring of the recorded signal without the need to make any connections.

The H4n USB port provides a digital output of the stereo mix and allows data to be sent to and from computer editing software such as the supplied Cubase LE. USB also allows the H4n to be used as a 2-in/2-out audio interface and enables the installation of software updates from the Zoom website.

The interview started a split-second before you were ready. The conductor lifted his baton just as you were checking a cable. The talent went back on-air a moment too soon. No problem… as long as you're using an H4n. Its Pre-record function automatically keeps the H4n silently but continuously recording in the background, all the time, keeping the previous two seconds* when you hit RECORD. *One second when recording at a 96 kHz sampling rate in 4CH mode.

Auto-Record allows the H4n to automatically start recording when a certain level of sound is detected. As soon as an incoming signal exceeds the Start Level you've set, recording begins. There's an equivalent Auto-record Stop function, too; as soon as incoming signal drops below the Stop Level you've set, recording ends.

The H4n provides an arsenal of effects that allow you to add polish to your recordings and compensate for any problems or limitations in the acoustics of the recording environment. Compression and limiting compensate for fluctuations in level, acting like an automatic volume control. The main difference between the two is that a limiter reduces louder sounds more severely. A low-cut filter allows you to remove signal below a user-designated frequency. This is useful for eliminating pops, wind noise, blowing, and other kinds of low frequency rumble such as transmitted resonance from an onstage mic stand.

There's also an onboard metronome and chromatic / guitar / bass tuner, as well as dozens of guitar and bass effects, including compression, delay/reverb, modulation, and amp models, which can be chained together to create powerful multi-effects. In addition, playback can be looped and the playback speed varied without pitch change (or vice versa) to facilitate phrase training.

The H4n can record audio in two different basic file types: WAV and MP3. The main difference between the two is that WAV files are uncompressed; that is, they contain all the recorded signal without any data being removed. The WAV files recorded by the H4n can be either 16- or 24-bit, with sampling rates of 44.1, 48, or 96kHz, and are automatically time-stamped, making them Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) compliant—especially important when recording audio for video since it allows for precise synchronization in post-production.

MP3 recordings are compressed, which means that some unnecessary data is removed prior to storage, making them much smaller than WAV files, and thus much easier to upload and download. Some MP3 files exhibit a slight loss of audio fidelity as compared with the original signal; however, this is not noticeable in all circumstances.

The H4n requires just 2 AA batteries. Battery life when using alkaline batteries is more than 20 hours, even during continuous recording. Alternatively, you can use an optional AD-17 AC adapter, which allows you to power the H4n from any standard wall socket.

The H4n records directly to SD cards, with support for both standard SD and SDHC cards, up to 32 gigabytes.

The H4n's USB port allows it to send and receive digital data and to act as a 2-input / 2-output interface, operating at sampling frequencies of either 44.1 or 48kHz. Simply connect the H4n to your laptop or desktop computer via USB, launch your favorite DAW or use the included Cubase LE, and start laying down your tracks. When operating at a sampling frequency of 44.1kHz, signal can even be routed through the H4n's onboard effects.

• Four-track simultaneous recording
• 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/96kHz 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
• Over 6 hours of operation with 2 AA alkaline batteries (over 11 hours in Stamina mode)

• H4n Handy Recorder
• Protective case
• 2 AA batteries
• Operation manual
• Download license for Steinberg Cubase LE and WaveLab LE software

Optional accessories:
• AD-14 AC adapter
• Hairy windscreen
• MA2 mic clip adapter
• RC4 wired remote control
• HS-1 Hot Shoe Mount Adapter


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