Zoom H4n
Zoom H4n

Pocket Recorder/Multitrack by ZoomView website

Average price: $200

Users' review: Average mark of 4/5 for 46 reviews

Zoom H4n : Audiofanzine FR's user review

9 (9/10)

Product bought new in April 2009, for 400$ VAT incl

Overall Opinion 9/10

I've been using it as a sound notebook since I bought it: I record everything when I play guitar or synth so that I can keep my ideas and improve them afterward.
I also record my rock band but it's more difficult to get a balance between instruments. It's a convenient product.
It's my first portable recorder and I'm very satisfied with it.
Things I like least: all the small gadgets I don't use (amp simulation, etc.). They sound digital but could become useful one day.

Based on my experience, I would buy it again. Before you decide to buy such a product, you have to know what you plan to do with it. It won't replace a computer with a good sound card to record every instrument separately with Sonar, for example... But you can record anything... for instance the sound of the sea. Afterward, you can mix the sound with pictures from of your camera. It's small so you can take it anywhere... It's a valuable tool for composers.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you need more information... Otherwise, you can read the user's manual on the web. A last comment: the integrated speaker sounds awful but the sound is great with a pair of headphones.

Originally written by Pv44 on Audiofanzine FR.