The Zoom H4n 4-Channel Handy Recorder (2015) picks up where the H4 left off and adds additional features to an already popular audio recorder. The solution package version offers the Handy Recorder in a more affordable package, wherein additional accesories can be purchased separately. Useful for recording interviews, lectures, rehearsals, meetings, and more, this palm-sized unit packs the ability to record up to 4 channels of audio at greater than CD quality sample rates and bit depths. The recorder features onboard true X/Y stereo microphones to pick up clear, natural sound without phase shifting.
The mics can be rotated to select a 90° or 120° recording pattern for versatility. The digitally-controlled preamps, combined with the high-quality microphones, allows you to capture Linear PCM audio at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz. The recorder captures audio to SD or SDHC cards with capacities up to 32GB. A USB 2.0 port allows you to quickly transfer files to a Mac or PC, or use the H4n as a live audio interface. For connecting your own microphones or instruments, the unit features XLR/TRS combo input jacks with phantom capability. A 3.5mm line output is provided, and a reference speaker is built-in for quickly reviewing your recordings. The unit operates on a pair of standard AA batteries, and features a Stamina mode to provide up to 11 hours of continuous recording at 16-bit/44.1kHz. Other useful features of the recorder include variable playback speed, automatic and pre-record functions, a low-cut filter and limiter for improving the sound quality of recordings, time stamping, a metronome and tuner, and more. The backlit LCD screen and intuitive controls are easy to use, even for the recording novice.