The Zoom H4N Pro Handy Recorder All Black Edition 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.
The H4n Pro can record up to four simultaneous channels of audio at resolutions and sample rates higher than CD-quality, capturing sound sources in WAV and MP3 formats. It utilizes an SDHC card for storage and a USB connection for transferring material to your computer. A pair of standard AA batteries powers the device, and can provide up to 12 hours of continuous recording in Stamina mode (using NiMH 2450 mAh batteries).
A New Look on a Classic Design | All new Black finish
Built-In Stereo Mic in X/Y Configuration
The on-board X/Y stereo microphone can cover a wide berth whilst capturing any sound source in its center with precision. Both microphones are angle-adjustable: You can change the angle of capture from 90° (for a focused stereo image) or 120° (for a wider stereo image) simply by twisting each mic's capsule.
Professional Grade Preamps
The H4n Pro features high performance, low-noise mic preamps with recording 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.
Recording File Formats
The H4n Pro can capture audio in both MP3 and WAV file formats. WAV files recorded with the H4n Pro comply with BWF (Broadcast Wave Format) and include marks and creation dates. It allows for easy syncing and file organization for both musicians and filmmakers.
|44.1kHz / 16-bit||44.1kHz / 24-bit||48kHz / 16-bit|
|48kHz / 24-bit||96kHz / 16-bit||96kHz / 24-bit|
On-Board M/S Decoder
Perhaps you'd prefer to capture stereo audio by means of an M/S technique, rather than through the H4n Pro's X/Y-configured capsules. Should you wish to plug external microphones into the unit's preamp for this very purpose, the H4n Pro provides an on-board MS decoder, allowing you to adjust the width of the stereo image within the device itself. This is useful both for sound design and for broadcasting.
Revamped with the same low-noise preamps as the H5 and H6, the H4n Pro provides combination inputs for XLR or 1/4inch connections, both balanced and unbalanced. As such, it can handle mic/line and instrument signals. 24 or 48V Phantom can be applied to both inputs. Additionally, a stereo 3.5mm line jack for external devices—lavalier microphones, for example—is included. This jack supplies 2.5V power, if need be.
Portable Pocket Interface
Utilizing its mini-USB port, you can use the H4n Pro as a 2-in/2-out interface for computers, recording straight to your DAW via its preamps and monitoring through the 3.5mm stereo headphone jack.
Multiple Recording Modes
Record in stereo mode, four-channel mode (utilizing the on-board stereo mics in addition to the built-in preamps), or in multitrack mode, which makes use of built-in effects, overdub functions, and the ability to work with prerecorded material. Additionally, you can use the pre-record function—ensuring you always capture audio starting from two seconds before the moment you press record—or the auto-record function, which allows the H4n Pro to start recording whenever it senses audio, and to stop as soon as the signal drops below a pre-set threshold.
|Stereo Mode||4-Channel Mode|
|Stereo Mode can be used with the built-in X/Y microphones or external mics,
and is convenient for recording live performances, acoustic instruments, and more.
|4-Channel Mode records with the built-in X/Y mics and two external inputs to capture live room sound and a stereo board feed at the same time.|
|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.
The H4n Pro offers a variety of effects, including compression, limiting, reverb, delay, echo, a low-cut filter, and more. You also get an on-board metronome and tuner, along with dozens of amp models and effects crafted for guitars and basses. Furthermore, you can loop playback, adjusting the pitch and speed of the audio independently; this makes the H4n Pro a tool suitable for transcriptions, whether you need to get the words of a particularly fast talker down on paper, or the notes of a particularly fast guitar solo under your fingers.
Rubberized and Secure Construction
The H4n Pro sports a rubberized body and revamped locking XLR/TRS connection points to keep your mic cables secure.
- Adjustable Stereo X/Y Microphone
- 2 x XLR / 1/4inch Combination Input Jacks
- 28 & 48V Phantom Power
- AD/DA Conversion up to 24-Bit / 96 kHz
- 2-In/2-Out Interface via USB
- Record up to 140 dB SPL with X/Y microphones.
- Output/headphone jack with dedicated volume control.
- Built-in reference speaker for fast playback.
- Internal mix-down: Four-track to stereo and stereo to dual mono.
- Up to 99 marks per recording.
- Normalize (maximum gain) and Divide (file-splitting) functions.
- Mounts to mic stand or tripod, or directly to DSLR with optional Hot Shoe adapter.
Cubase LE and WaveLab LE Included
The H4n Pro includes licenses for Steinberg's Cubase LE music production software, as well as WaveLab LE audio editing software. This is particularly useful for those who hope to create their own music utilizing the Pro's USB audio interface function.
- MPN - FXR004PROBK
- GTIN - TBA
|Number of simultaneous recording tracks:||2 (STEREO mode), 4 (4CH mode), 2 (MTR mode)|
|Recording time 4 GB (SDHC):||Approx. 380 minutes (WAV 44.1 kHz / 16-bit stereo track)
Approx. 68 hours (MP3 44.1 kHz / 128 kbps stereo track)
* Recording times are approximations. Actual times may differ according to recording conditions.
|Maximum file size of simultaneous recording:||2 GB|
|Other functions:||Punch-in/out, Bounce, A-B repeat|
STEREO / 4CH Mode: LO CUT, COMP/LIMITER
MTR Mode: PRE AMP module, EFX module
|Tuners:||Chromatic, Guitar, Bass, Open A/D/E/G, DADGAD|
|Metronome sound sources:||5|
|Variable beat:||1/4 - 8/4, 6/8, unaccentuated|
|Tempo:||40.0 - 250.0 BPM|
|A/D conversion:||24-bit × 128 oversampling|
|D/A conversion:||24-bit × 128 oversampling|
|Recording media:||SD card (16 MB – 2 GB), SDHC card (4 GB – 32 GB)|
|Display:||128 x 64 dots Full-dot backlit LCD|
DATA TYPE - WAV FORMAT (RECORD/PLAY)
|Quantization:||16- / 24-bit|
|Sampling frequency:||44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz|
DATA TYPE - MP3 FORMAT (RECORDING)
|Bit rate:||32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 80, 96, 112, 128, 160, 192, 224, 256, 320 kbps, VBR|
|Sampling frequency:||44.1 / 48 kHz|
|Input  :||XLR (balanced input) / standard phone (unbalanced input) combo jack|
|Input impedance:||(Using balanced input) 3 kΩ or more, pin 2 hot
(Using unbalanced input) 470 kΩ or more
|Input gain:||(Using balanced input) −16 dB to +43 dB
(Using unbalanced input) -30 dB to +32 dB
|Built-in stereo mic::||Unidirectional condenser microphone
Sensitivity: -45 dB/1 Pa at 1 kHz
Input gain: -16 dB to +51 dB
Maximum sound pressure input: 140 dB SPL
|External mic::||Mini stereo phone jack
Input impedance: 2 kΩ or more
Input gain: - 16 dB to +51 dB
|Line/phone::||LINE Output load impedance: 10 kΩ or more
LINE rated output level: -10 dBu
PHONE: 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32Ω load)
|Monaural speaker::||400 mW 8 Ω|
|Phantom power::||48V, 24V, OFF|
|USB::||USB 2.0 High Speed Mass Storage Class operation, Audio interface operation
(USB functions can be operated by USB bus power)
|Power requirements::||DC 5V 1A AC from AC adapter (ZOOM AD-14), 2 x AA batteries|
|Batteries::||IEC R6 (size AA) x 2|
|Continuous recording time::||STEREO mode
Using built-in mics at 44.1 kHz/16-bit without headphones connected
About 6 hours using alkaline batteries or about 8 hours using NiMH (2450mAh) batteries
Using built-in mics at 44.1 kHz/16-bit without headphones connected
About 10 hours using alkaline batteries or about 12 hours using NiMH (2450mAh) batteries
|Dimensions::||73 (W) × 157.2 (D) × 37 (H) mm|
* 0 dBm = 0.755 Vrms
* Design and specifications subject to change without notice.