- 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. Records directly to SD/SDHC cards up to 32 GB
- 4-in/2-out USB audio interface. Monaural speaker: 400 mW 8 Ω
- Line/phone-LINE Output load impedance- 10 kΩ or more. LINE rated output level: -10 dBu. PHONE- 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32Ω load)
- Usb 2.0 high speed. Usb functions can be powered using usb bus power. Plug-in and phantom power cannot be set during recording and playback. Compatible operating systems is windows vista and newer mac os x 10.6 and newer.Tempo:40.0 - 250.0 BPM
For portability and feature-rich audio recording, the Zoom H4n Pro portable digital audio recorder works great for podcasting and DSLR video.
I used to record my podcasts directly into my computer with Audacity. That worked fine until I did something stupid: running too many CPU-intensive apps while recording. I decided to buy an external recorder for the reliability and new features. After a lot of research, I settled on the Zoom H4n Portable Digital Recorder for the following reasons.
- The H4n Pro has a better stereo separation so you can hear left and right better when recording with it.
- The H4n Pro has XLR inputs and built-in preamps that are better than the H4n and good enough to power most microphones.
- The H4n Pro records in four channels (two via XLR-1/4″ combo jacks, two via stereo 3.5 mm).
Of these features, the most important to me was the four-channel recording. I use this to separate our voices from the sounds (music, voicemail, sound clips, etc.). This separation makes it much easier to edit things later, if I need to.
For example, if I mess up my timing on the outro, I can simply reposition the background music because it’s separate from the vocal track. Or I can also run dynamic compression on my vocal track without it messing up my fades on the music.
- Hot shoe mount
- Remote control
- Splitter cable
- Attenuator cable
- Japanese Version
- Eliminate handling noise when recording with the Zoom H4n and H4n Pro (2016 model)
- No US Warranty
- Cards include security feature for protection of copyrighted data
- SD cards are fully compatible with all SD-compliant devices
- Speed performance rating: Class 4 (based on SD 2.0 Specification)
- Writeable label for easy identification and organization
- Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
- Height: 5"
- Small, lightweight design
- Flexible, adjustable legs
- Great for compact digital cameras
- Tripod holds compact 35mm and digital cameras
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