The Zoom H4nSP 4-Channel Handy Recorder (2015) picks up where the H4n left off and adds additional features to an already popular audio recorder. The solution package version offers the Handy Recorder in a more affordable package, wherein additional accesories can be purchased separately. Useful for recording interviews, lectures, rehearsals, meetings, and more, this palm-sized unit packs the ability to record up to 4 channels of audio at greater than CD-quality sample rates and bit depths.
The recorder features onboard true X/Y stereo microphones to pick up clear, natural sound without phase shifting. The mics can be rotated to select a 90 or 120° recording pattern for versatility. The digitally controlled preamps, combined with the high-quality microphones, allow you to capture Linear PCM audio at rates up to 24-bit/96 kHz. The recorder captures audio to SD or SDHC cards with capacities up to 32GB. A USB 2.0 port allows you to quickly transfer files to a Mac or Windows computer, or use the H4n as a live audio interface.
For connecting your own microphones or instruments, the unit features XLR/TRS combo input jacks with phantom capability. A 3.5mm line output is provided, and a reference speaker is built-in for quickly reviewing your recordings. The unit operates on a pair of standard AA batteries, and features a Stamina mode to provide up to 11 hours of continuous recording at 16-bit/44.1 kHz.Other useful features of the recorder include variable playback speed, automatic and pre-record functions, a low-cut filter and limiter for improving the sound quality of recordings, time stamping, a metronome and tuner, and more. The backlit LCD screen and intuitive controls are easy to use, even for the recording novice.
Compact Form Factor
The small size of the H4n makes it ideal for use in mobile situations. The rubberized chassis provides a high level of durability and helps to minimize handling noise
The H4n can record up to 4 channels of audio. It also has a 4-track MTR mode that provides simultaneous 4-track playback and 2-track recording for overdubbing and creating songs
True X/Y Stereo Mics
The onboard mics are arranged in true X/Y fashion to produce natural stereo recordings with no phasing issues
Selectable Recording Patterns
The built-in mics can be rotated to select a recording pattern of 90 or 120° for versatility
The digitally-controlled preamp captures clear, precise audio at rates up to 24-bit/96 kHz
The H4n records to readily-available SD or SDHC flash memory cards at capacities up to 32GB. This type of media features no moving parts, and is an incredibly stable platform, ensuring the safety of your data
The H4n features professional-quality XLR/TRS inputs with phantom power for connecting instruments or microphones. An additional 3.5mm mic input is also provided. Output is via a 3.5mm headphone/line-out jack. A USB 2.0 port lets you transfer files to a computer, or use the unit as a live audio interface
The built-in speaker lets you quickly monitor recordings without having to bother with headphones
The unit can operate on a pair of standard AA batteries. The recorder's Stamina mode allows it to record continuously for up to 11 hours at CD-quality settings. The recorder can also be powered with an optional AC wall adapter or by USB power
The backlit LCD screen and intuitive control buttons make it easy to record right away, even for beginners
Built-in editing features let you make basic adjustments, while the included Cubase LE software lets you perform more advanced editing functions on a computer. A mid-side stereo decoder allows you to use an external mid-side mic setup, while a mono-mix function lets you convert a stereo recording down to mono, ideal for interviews
The H4n features pre-record and auto record features so you never miss an important moment. A low-cut filter and limiter make sure you capture a clean recording every time
Playback speed can be adjusted from 50 to 100%, making it easy to learn a song or language, or analyze recordings. You can also choose single- or all-repeat modes, and A-B repeat
The H4n recordings carry time-stamp information, and can accept cues/markers to support the Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) used in professional applications
The integrated tuner and metronome are perfect tools for singers and musicians
The recorder can be mounted on a standard mic stand by using a mic clip adapter, or mounted to a standard camera tripod thanks to the threaded mount
The recorder comes complete with two AA batteries, a carrying case, a Steinberg Cubase LE software download, and a Steinberg Wavelab LE software download