Zoom has introduced the H4n handheld recorder.
Zoom’s H4n has built-in X/Y stereo condenser mics designed to allow variable recording patterns at either 90° or 120°. Audio quality is designed to be improved through its new digitally controlled mic preamp and the ability to use internal and external mics simultaneously for 4-channel recording.
For example, Zoom has incorporated several features from its H2 to the H4n such as Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) compatible time stamp and track marker functions and its auto-record and pre-record features.
The H4n records high-resolution audio at 24bit/96kHz on SD/SDHC media of up to 32GB and is USB 2.0.
The H4n has a rubberized, shock resistant body designed for improved chassis protection, metal microphone design and a built-in mounting joint for tripod and mic stand use.
The H4n has a multi-track recording capability along with Hi-Z Inputs for recording guitar and bass, variable speed playback capability for “phrase training”, onboard studio effects, and over 50 guitar and bass amp modeling settings. In addition, a new « stamina mode » is designed to enable the H4n to operate for 10 hours continuously on a single set of AA batteries.
The package includes a 1 GB SD card, wind screen, mic clip adapter, AC adapter, USB cable, protective case and Cubase LE recording software. An optional remote control is also available.
No pricing or availability information yet.
More information at www.zoomfx.com.
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