Zoom H4n

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A H4n Digital Recorder
The Zoom H4n on the left and the older Zoom H4 on the right
Two individuals recording. The one on the left is using a Zoom H4n with an external mic (and windscreen) plugged into one of the XLR inputs. The one on the right is using a Zoom H4.

The Zoom H4n is a digital recording device manufactured by Zoom. It is the successor of the Zoom H4 recorder. Both models have two built-in condenser mics arranged in X/Y stereo position and two XLR microphone inputs that double as 1/4 inch phono jacks for musical instruments. Musical applications for the H4N include the ability to use the device as a multi-track (4 channel) recorder; the device also includes tools like a built-in tuner, metronome and effects processor for line-level instruments like guitars.

The H4n has a rubberized casing, a larger screen and buttons that differ from the H4. The H4n (with firmware version 1.01) was released in February 2009. A firmware update to version 1.72 was released on January 12, 2011.[1]

The recorder has become very popular as an audio add on to DSLR video cameras, as well as with podcasters.

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