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The H4n Pro is packed with features that make it perfect for capturing audio for film. The onboard X/Y microphones deliver spectacular stereo imaging, and two combo input jacks allow you to use your favorite microphones as well. It also includes a headphone/line out jack to easily send high-definition stereo directly to your camera.Unmatched In Con...  Click To Read More About This Product

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The H4n Pro is packed with features that make it perfect for capturing audio for film. The onboard X/Y microphones deliver spectacular stereo imaging, and two combo input jacks allow you to use your favorite microphones as well. It also includes a headphone/line out jack to easily send high-definition stereo directly to your camera.

Unmatched In Concert
The Pro is perfect for capturing live performances. Capable of handling up to 140 dB SPL, it can record everything from ear-splitting heavy metal to bass-heavy EDM. Take a line-level* stereo feed from your mixing console and capture room ambience with the X/Y microphones to put your listeners front row center.

Podcasters and Journalists
The H4n Pro provides the essential combination of mic’ing versatility, portability, and superior audio necessary for impactful storytelling. With support for plug-in power, you can use a lavalier to mic up your subject for podcasts or interviews. Record time-stamped WAV files to sync with video footage in post-production, or embed superior audio directly on your video in real-time through a 1/8" stereo feed.

High-Performance Mic Preamps
The Pro features the same high performance, low-noise mic preamps as our acclaimed Zoom H5 and H6 Handy Recorders, with recording and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz. The improved noise floor (-120 dBu EIN) captures audio at lower volumes with less noise and fewer artifacts.

Built-in Stereo Recording
X/Y stereo recording covers a wide area while capturing sound sources in the center with clarity and definition. The angle of its two unidirectional condenser mics can easily be changed from 90 degrees for a tightly focused stereo image to 120 degrees for a wider image simply by twisting the mic capsules.

Inputs
The two locking combo connectors accept either XLR or 1/4" balanced/unbalanced phone cables, handling mic- and line-level signals as well as instrument-level signals. Phantom Power of +24 or +48 volts can be applied to both inputs. Plus, there’s a stereo 1/8" Mic jack for external audio sources, including lavalier microphones requiring 2.5 volts of plug-in power.

Outputs
A stereo 1/8" Line/Phone Out, with dedicated volume control, allows for headphone monitoring or connection to your DSLR, while the built-in monophonic speaker allows for quick playback reference. In addition, a USB port enables fast file transfer, firmware updates, and use as a 2-in/2-out audio interface for computers.

Three Ways to Record
STEREO MODE uses the built-in X/Y microphones (or external mics) and is convenient for recording live performances, acoustic instruments, dialogue, and more.

In 4CH MODE, you can record with the built-in X/Y mics and two external inputs simultaneously, great for getting live room sound and a stereo board feed at the same time.

MTR MODE (Multi-track Mode) turns your device into a four-track studio, with built-in effects, overdub functions, and the ability to work with previously recorded sound files.

Onboard Effects
The Pro offers studio-grade effects and emulators to enhance your recordings. Choose from a variety of effects, including compression, limiting, reverb, delay, echo, a low-cut filter and more.

There's an onboard metronome and tuner, along with dozens of amp models and effects crafted for guitar and bass. Additionally, you can loop playback and adjust pitch and speed independently, making the H4n Pro a perfect tool for phrase training.

Supported File Types
The Pro records audio in both WAV and MP3 formats. It supports 16- and 24-bit WAV audio at sampling rates of 44.1, 48, or 96 kHz. The WAV files are automatically time-stamped, making them Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) compliant, allowing precise synchronization in post-production.

The H4n Pro accepts SD and SDHC cards up to 32 gigabytes. The charts below show maximum recording times for different file types and card sizes.

Edit and Record Software Included
The H4n Pro comes with free download licenses for Steinberg’s Cubase LE music production software and WaveLab LE audio editing software, representing a complete audio production toolkit. Create your own music utilizing the Pro’s USB audio interface function or expand your capabilities with Steinberg’s renowned audio software.

Currently shipping with:
Cubase LE8 for Mac OS X 10.9/10.10 and Windows 7/8/8.1
Wavelab LE8 for Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 and Windows 7/8/8.1/10

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ZoomH4n Pro Handy Recorder
 
3.9

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Performances (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
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    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sturdy nice professional recorder

I have had Zoom H2n recorder for my choir recording. Nice with very good microphones with selective patterns, but it does not have an external power jack for extended message recording. H4n has...Read complete review

I have had Zoom H2n recorder for my choir recording. Nice with very good microphones with selective patterns, but it does not have an external power jack for extended message recording. H4n has a 5V DC input socket, where I connect a USB charger with modified plug (although dedicated accessory is available). I connect to the mixing console with quarter inch plugs and no worry about running out of juice. The back lighting can be set continuously on to monitor easily during the whole session. Kind of heavy side like a real pro equipment, but good for the sanctuary set up as it is very stable and easy to operate.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not for Pro Audio

Not what I expected. Audio Techs don't waste time on this unit. Unit will only accept a Max Line Level Signal of -6 dBu it's buried in the manual. So any connection from...Read complete review

Not what I expected. Audio Techs don't waste time on this unit. Unit will only accept a Max Line Level Signal of -6 dBu it's buried in the manual. So any connection from 90% of Pro Audio consoles you will run out of headroom immediately. Also doing continuous recording even in Stamina Mode you only get just under 4 hours of recording time with standard batteries. I will be returning and purchasing a unit that will work better in a professional setting. Unit does sound good but if you need this for FOH mixes then get H5/higher or unit from another company.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sturdy nice professional recorder

By Toksan

from Alpharetta, GA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Low Distortion

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Zoom H4n Pro Handy Recorder:

    I have had Zoom H2n recorder for my choir recording. Nice with very good microphones with selective patterns, but it does not have an external power jack for extended message recording. H4n has a 5V DC input socket, where I connect a USB charger with modified plug (although dedicated accessory is available). I connect to the mixing console with quarter inch plugs and no worry about running out of juice. The back lighting can be set continuously on to monitor easily during the whole session. Kind of heavy side like a real pro equipment, but good for the sanctuary set up as it is very stable and easy to operate.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Audio for video

    By Marvin

    from undisclosed

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    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Zoom H4n Pro Handy Recorder:

    Very nice recorder for DSLR video. I use it in ceremonies weddings and for band record live sound. Get stereo signal directly from FOH with XLR inputs and record ambient sound from built in stereo microphones simultaneously. Then mix everything at my studio.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great recorder!

    By Ether

    from undisclosed

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Zoom H4n Pro Handy Recorder:

      I just bought this recorder so I could use it for my rehearsals and send the audio to the keyboard player who had to miss rehearsal. The built in speaker isn't very good, but once you plug the recorder into some speakers or transfer the audio files over to your computer, it sounds much better. The built in speaker is probably good enough for lighter, less loud recorded playback. I recorded vocals, drums, guitar, and bass. I still need to try recording my band playing at a gig to see how it sounds, but I am confident that it will sound much better in a larger room vs my tiny practice room that I initially recorded in with the band. Also would've been a little nicer if the case was made out of a slightly harder material than the plastic that it's made out of. Otherwise, it's a great recorder for my live band!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good recorder.

      By Frank B

      from Huntington, NY

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Zoom H4n Pro Handy Recorder:

      Good recorder, don't expect HD sound quality however. Not that you should in a handheld.

       
      5.0

      An Excellent Portable Recorder

      By James

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Zoom H4n Pro Handy Recorder:

      This is a solid product - everything that Zoom advertised. It is intuitive in its controls, extremely portable, and very easy to use. The sound quality and noise suppression is excellent. Definitely worth the money!

       
      5.0

      Bought because my H4N got damaged. Both great recorders

      By Rescue 67

      from Peyton, Colorado

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Phantom power
      • Variety of input connections, XLR, 1/8, 1/4
      • Variety of recording options
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily
      • No AC power supply provded

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Zoom H4n Pro Handy Recorder:

      I use the Zoom H4N and H4N-Pro primarily for voice overs in radio promos. Also used to feed pre-recorded announcements and music over sound system at music venue.

      The H4N-Pro was bought to replace an earlier model Zoom H4N which developed loose internal components that caused noise in recordings. I can only assume someone dropped It and wouldn't admit it. I liked the Zoom so much I bought another H4N, the pro version this time. I'm very happy with the purchase, but was surprised it arrived without and AC power adapter and windsock. To be fair, when I rechecked the listing on Guitar Center's website, those items were not listed as being included. Batteries do not last long in these units so if you plan on extended recording sessions I highly recommend you get the Zoom power brick.

       
      5.0

      I am happy.

      By the Audio Archaeologist

      from Camas, WA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • phantom power for my several studio pro mics
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • broadcast field recorder
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Zoom H4n Pro Handy Recorder:

        I will be recording news and public affairs and tjen doing post editing in studio.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        I liked it untill...

        By Adrian from Az.

        from Co

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Limited Functions
        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Zoom H4n Pro Handy Recorder:

        traded it away because it basicly recorded all files or tracks seperatly

         
        5.0

        Great Product!

        By MB

        from Philadelphia

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Zoom H4n Pro Handy Recorder:

          Purchased this zoom recorder for songwriting and have been please with ease of use and sound.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not for Pro Audio

          By Scott Soundman

          from San Bernardino, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Battery Life
          • No Professional Line Level

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Zoom H4n Pro Handy Recorder:

          Not what I expected. Audio Techs don't waste time on this unit. Unit will only accept a Max Line Level Signal of -6 dBu it's buried in the manual. So any connection from 90% of Pro Audio consoles you will run out of headroom immediately. Also doing continuous recording even in Stamina Mode you only get just under 4 hours of recording time with standard batteries. I will be returning and purchasing a unit that will work better in a professional setting. Unit does sound good but if you need this for FOH mixes then get H5/higher or unit from another company.

          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Never again

          By None

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use
            • Weak

            Best Uses

              Comments about Zoom H4n Pro Handy Recorder:

              It is freezing up every time i use it. It won't read an sd card it already recorded on. It needs an update after only one week? The update needs saved to the sd card buuuuuuut it won't read the sd card! It is recordung a squeal that isn't there when i record. Goodbye Zoom.

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