Zoom enters a new category with the production of the H4 Handy Digital 4-Track Recorder. The H4 fits in your palm and is perfect for ENG and a variety of other mobile recording applications. Performing as a dual function device with a 4-track mode for easy-to-use multi-track recording and a stereo mode (2 track) for handy field recording, the H4 is a unique entry in the hand-held digital recording space.
The H4 features dual electret condenser microphones in an X-Y configuration, these 10mm diaphragm mics will handle SPLs of up to 120 dB. The H4 includes 2 combination input jacks, XLR input with 48V or 24V phantom power and a high-impedance phone input for guitar, bass and synth recording. Four hours of continuous recording operation can be accomplished with 2 AA batteries. A back-lit 128 x 64 pixel LCD provides visual feedback of the recording.
Maximizing flexibility was an important design goal, and the H4 renders audio in several different recording formats: 16-bit PCM, 44.1 kHz sampling; 24-bit PCM, 48/96 kHz sampling (stereo) and MP3, 48k – 320k bps (stereo). A 64MB Secure Digital card is included. With an optional 1GB SD memory card, the H4 provides 190 minutes of recording in 16-bit mode, and 34 hours in MP3 stereo mode.
The Zoom H4 is loaded with recording effects (compressor, limiter and mic modeling for stereo mode), in addition, guitar effects equivalent to the Zoom G2 are also provided.
The Zoom H4 comes bundled with Cubase LE and includes USB audio and mass-storage interfaces. A windshield cover and tripod attachment are also included.
For more information, visit their web site at www.zoomfx.com.