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The Zoom H4n: the next generation in handheld recorders
Zoom are set to release the H4n portable digital recorder later this month.
The H series audio recorders have been a favoured songwriting tool for musicians from across the musical spectrum - from Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath to Marc Ford of Black Crowes and Stevie Jackson of Belle and Sebastian, the clear sound and compact size of the H series has been a must for on-the-road recording.
The new H4n keeps all the best features of the previous models, but with several key updates. Built-in X/Y stereo condenser microphones, allow for variable recording patterns at either 90° or 120°.
The Zoom H4n has a large 1.9-inch LCD screen, an intuitive interface and an onboard reference speaker. For songwriters, the H4n has a more user-friendly multi-track recording capability along with Hi-Z Inputs for recording guitar and bass, variable speed playback capability for 'phrase training', onboard studio effects and over 50 different guitar and bass amp modelling settings. Also, a new stamina mode enables the H4n to operate continuously for an incredible 10 hours on a single set of AA batteries.
The H4n is perfect for those who gig and travel on a regular basis - a rubberised, shock resistant body for improved chassis protection, all-metal microphone design and a built-in mounting joint for tripod and microphone stand use mean this recorder shouldPosted on 9 Feb 2009 16:46 to category : Instruments News
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