Zoom H4n 1.7 Firmware Update

You know that I love my Zoom H4n Handy Portable Digital Recorder. It has four different ways that you can connect audio input: two XLR jacks, two 1/4″ phone jacks, a stereo 3.5 mm jack, and built-in mics. Extremely handy to these connections are the two XLR jacks as they allow easy connect of a mixer or a microphone straight into the H4n.

If you use the H4n as a field recorder and connect a mics directly to the two XLR jacks, then you may have been frustrated with the fact that you have to adjust the input volume of both channels combined, not independently. Not anymore! On Tuesday, November 23, Zoom released firmware update 1.7, which they say “Added the function that recording level of INPUT1 and 2 can be set individually.” Field recorders rejoice!

Grab the 1.7 update for the Zoom H4n and follow its instructions.


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As an award-winning podcaster, Daniel J. Lewis gives you the guts and teaches you the tools to launch and improve your own podcasts for sharing your passions and finding success. Daniel creates resources for podcasters, such as the SEO for Podcasters and Zoom H6 for Podcasters courses, the Social Subscribe & Follow Icons plugin for WordPress, the My Podcast Reviews global-review aggregator, and the Podcasters' Society membership for podcasters. As a recognized authority and influencer in the podcasting industry, Daniel speaks on podcasting and hosts his own podcast about how to podcast. Daniel's other podcasts, a clean-comedy podcast, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC's hit drama Once Upon a Time, have also been nominated for multiple awards. Daniel and his son live near Cincinnati.

4 comments on “Zoom H4n 1.7 Firmware Update

  1. That's a good additional feature – thanks for the note that the Zoom update was available.

    1. I haven't tested this yet, myself, but I think it only makes sense since the XLR/phone plugs are separate.

  2. @xpunkx says:

    awesome thanks for letting us know

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