The H4 Mobile Field Stereo Recorder - High Quality Portable Audio Capture
It is rare to find a device that features built in X/Y pattern condenser mics; not only that, the H4 features two combination XLR-1/4 inch input jacks. Like most professional mobile recorders, it offers optional phantom power for actively powered mics. The recorder even functions as a USB audio interface for Mac or PC (with compatible music software), permitting direct recording of mics and instruments to music recording software.
Plug mics, basses, guitars, and other instruments into the device for direct input. It is even capable of multi-track recording (providing up to 4 simultaneous tracks). Like other portable digital recorders, the H4 features different audio formats (high quality 24-bit/96 kHz digital audio, as well as mp3 formats up to 320 kbps). A major difference of the H4 from more economical modes are onboard studio effects such as limiting, modeling, or compression.
Being a portable digital recorder, the Zoom H4 is designed for recording audio in any place you would like it to. Take the H4 to live gigs, interviews, classes, business meetings, or us it in a home music studio for mac. With built-in stereo electret condenser microphones, the H4 is everything need to record an entire meeting or podcasts without any external music peripherals. Else plug studio condenser microphones into the H4 for high quality recording of an entire room.
The H4 stores media onto a SD (secure digital) card. It comes stock with a 512 MB card, but may be upgrade to 16 GD. At maximum storage capacity the Zoom H4 delivers up to 24 hours of stereo 44.1kHz/16-bit WAV recording or 280 hours of high quality MP3. This data may be played on the H4 recording unit (through the 1/8 inch headphone jack), or transferred to a Mac or PC via USB 2.0. Running on 2 AA batteries the H4 delivers 4 hours of operation; it features a AC adapter for wall use as well.
Mobile field recorders offer high quality portable mac recording. Bring the qualities of a music studio and an audio interface in a handheld sound device. Recording instruments or vocals has never been more simplistic than using digital recorders specifically intended for ease of use. Even though the H4 offers studio quality audio, it offers musician friendly LCD guided ease of use.