If it’s high-quality four-track audio recording for music, film, podcasting, and beyond that you need, take a look at the H4n Pro, sometimes presented as “the filmmaker’s favorite”. Zoom has taken everything creators love about the original H4n and brought it to the next level.
Featuring advanced microphones, high-performance mic preamps, and an extremely low noise floor, the H4n Pro is packed with features that make it perfect for capturing audio for film. The onboard X/Y microphones deliver, according to Zoom, “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’s state-of-the-art, built-in condenser mics capture sound with remarkable clarity and definition. Newly updated to handle up to a thunderous 140 dB SPL, creators can count on distortion-free X/Y recording in even the loudest environments.
The Pro’s two XLR/TRS inputs utilize the same high performance, low-noise mic preamps as the Zoom H5 and H6 Handy Recorders. The improved noise floor (-120 dBu EIN) allows for audio capture with less noise and fewer artifacts.
The new rubberized, ergonomic body is perfect for use in the field. Newly added locking combo connectors ensure mic cables stay secure. A headphone/line out jack makes it easy to send high-definition stereo directly to a camera, while a built-in monophonic reference speaker provides quick audio reference in the field.
The H4n Pro also features three recording modes, built-in studio-grade effects, and the ability to function as a 2-input/2-output USB audio interface.
Running on 2 AA batteries, the Zoom H4n Pro Handy Recorder provides up to 6 hours in normal operation or 10 hours in stamina mode. The recorder accepts SD and SDHC cards up to 32 gigabytes allowing for 30 minutes to 555 hours of recording time depending on the format.
The Zoom H4n Pro Handy Recorder costs $219.99. If you need a versatile audio recorder, check it out!