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Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder

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24-bit/192kHz, 6-in/4-out Field Audio Recorder/Mixer and USB Audio Interface with 4 XLR/TRS Combination Inputs, 4 Microphone Preamps, Time Code I/O, Mid-Side Decoding, and XLR Outputs
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The Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder is an outstanding portable recorder on a budget, ideal for serious filmmakers and sound designers. Four super low-noise preamps record at up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution to give you the highest-quality audio for any project, with precision audio/video synching thanks to ultra-precise Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) clocking. A large LCD display and dedicated gain knobs and PFL/Solo switches for each channel make the F4 easy to operate in any situation. This compact unit also boasts BNC Time Code I/O, onboard limiters, and much more. You'll be able to capture world-class audio with Zoom's powerful F4 Multitrack Field Recorder.

Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder at a Glance:

  • Flexible input and output options for any situation
  • Capture takes with confidence, with dual-channel recording mode
  • Monitor your audio your way

Flexible input and output options for any situation

One of the things that makes the Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder a field-recording workhorse is its extensive I/O designed with filmmakers and sound designers in mind. On the body of the F4 alone, you'll find four locking Neutrik XLR/TRS combo jacks, each with its own gain control, 6-segment LED level meter, and PFL/Solo button. These inputs let you connect anything from phantom-powered condenser microphones to line-level sources. Cooler still is the F4's modular expansion port, which lets you connect any of Zoom's acclaimed mic capsules. Read all about them in our Zoom Capsule Buying Guide. As for monitoring, the F4 offers both a line and a headphone out. Music Experience can confirm the Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder has the functionality and I/O you need for a wide range of field recording applications.

Capture takes with confidence, with dual-channel recording mode

Enable dual-channel recording mode on the Zoom F4 to create "safety tracks" for inputs 1 and 2. These safety tracks can have their own settings for level, limiting, delay, phase inversion, and highpass filtering. When capturing a take is absolutely crucial, you need to know without question that you're recording quality audio, and the Zoom F4's dual-channel recording mode makes that possible.

Monitor your audio your way

When you need to hear your audio in the field, you'll appreciate the powerful and flexible monitor section of the Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder. It's important to check your levels on the fly when you're filming or sampling audio. You can easily monitor single tracks or multiple tracks via easy-to-use front-panel controls and a convenient 1/4" headphone output. Menu controls let you route audio to your left or right headphone channel, pre- or post-fader, or even mono. The powerful 100mW headphone amp has enough volume for even the noisiest situations. There is also a set of XLR outputs for sending audio to your studio monitors. The Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder will help you make the most of your recording time with its comprehensive monitoring solutions.

What Zoom Says...

Brilliant Four-Track Audio Recording for Music, Film, Podcasting, and Beyond. At Zoom we’re always developing new ideas to improve the performance and function of our Handy Recorders. With the new H4n Pro, we've taken everything creators love about the H4n and brought it to the next level. The H4n Pro isn't just improved, it's superior in every way. With advanced X/Y microphones, incredibly natural-sounding preamps, and a super-low noise floor, you can record everything from the Indy 500 to the fluttering of a hummingbird with extraordinary realism. Welcome to the new gold standard in field recording.

The Filmmaker's Favorite

The H4n Pro is packed with features that make it perfect for capturing audio for film. The onboard X/Y microphones deliver spectacular stereo imaging, and two combo input jacks allow you to use your favorite microphones as well. It also includes a headphone/line out jack to easily send high-definition stereo directly to your camera.

Unmatched In Concert

The Pro is perfect for capturing live performances. Capable of handling up to 140 dB SPL, it can record everything from ear-splitting heavy metal to bass-heavy EDM. Take a line-level* stereo feed from your mixing console and capture room ambience with the X/Y microphones to put your listeners front row center.

Podcasters and Journalists

The H4n Pro provides the essential combination of mic’ing versatility, portability, and superior audio necessary for impactful storytelling. With support for plug-in power, you can use a lavalier to mic up your subject for podcasts or interviews. Record time-stamped WAV files to sync with video footage in post-production, or embed superior audio directly on your video in real-time through a ⅛" stereo feed.

Mobile Studio

With overdubbing and punch-in features, as well as studio-grade instrument effects and emulators, you can create songs from start to finish. The Pro also functions as a 2-input/2-output USB audio interface for PC or Mac. Launch your favorite recording/editing software or use the included Cubase LE to start creating.

High-Performance Mic Preamps

The Pro features the same high performance, low-noise mic preamps as our acclaimed Zoom H5 and H6 Handy Recorders, with recording and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz. The improved noise floor (-120 dBu EIN) captures audio at lower volumes with less noise and fewer artifacts.

Built-in Stereo Recording

X/Y stereo recording covers a wide area while capturing sound sources in the center with clarity and definition. The angle of its two unidirectional condenser mics can easily be changed from 90 degrees for a tightly focused stereo image to 120 degrees for a wider image simply by twisting the mic capsules. The H4n Pro provides an onboard MS decoder for Mid-Side recording with external microphones. This allows you to adjust the width of the stereo image, making it especially useful for sound design and broadcasting.

Inputs and Outputs

The two locking combo connectors accept either XLR or ¼" balanced/unbalanced phone cables, handling mic- and line-level signals as well as instrument-level signals. Phantom Power of +24 or +48 volts can be applied to both inputs. Plus, there’s a stereo 1/8” Mic jack for external audio sources, including lavalier microphones requiring 2.5 volts of plug-in power. A stereo ⅛" Line/Phone Out, with dedicated volume control, allows for headphone monitoring or connection to your DSLR, while the built-in monophonic speaker allows for quick playback reference.  In addition, a USB port enables fast file transfer, firmware updates, and use as a 2-in/2-out audio interface for computers.

Form Factor

A new rubberized, ergonomic body is perfect for use in the field or with a camera, while new locking XLR/TRS connectors ensure your mic cables stay secure. Highly portable, the H4n Pro can travel anywhere for convenient mobile recording.

Three Ways to Record

STEREO MODE uses the built-in X/Y microphones (or external mics) and is convenient for recording live performances, acoustic instruments, dialogue, and more. In 4CH MODE, you can record with the built-in X/Y mics and two external inputs simultaneously, great for getting live room sound and a stereo board feed at the same time. MTR MODE (Multi-track Mode) turns your device into a four-track studio, with built-in effects, overdub functions, and the ability to work with previously recorded sound files.

Recording Functions

Pre-Record ensures that you'll never miss the start of a great take. The device is continuously listening, keeping the previous two seconds* of audio whenever you hit RECORD. Auto-Record automatically starts recording when a user-set sound level is detected. There's also an Auto-Record Stop function, which ends the recording as soon as the incoming signal drops below the user-set stop level.

Remote Control

Use the optional RC4 remote to control the H4n Pro. The RC4 allows you to start and stop recording, fast forward and rewind through your files, switch the input source, and set recording/playback levels at a distance while eliminating handling noise.

Onboard Effects

The Pro offers studio-grade effects and emulators to enhance your recordings. Choose from a variety of effects, including compression, limiting, reverb, delay, echo, a low-cut filter, and more. There's an onboard metronome and tuner, along with dozens of amp models and effects crafted for guitar and bass. Additionally, you can loop playback and adjust pitch and speed independently, making the H4n Pro a perfect tool for phrase training.

Supported File Types

The Pro records audio in both WAV and MP3 formats. It supports 16- and 24-bit WAV audio at sampling rates of 44.1, 48, or 96 kHz. The WAV files are automatically time-stamped, making them Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) compliant, allowing precise synchronization in post-production.

Battery Life and Recording Times

The H4n Pro runs on 2 AA batteries, providing up to 6 hours in normal operation, or up to 10 hours when operating in STAMINA mode. An optional AD-14 AC adapter allows the H4n Pro to be powered from any standard wall outlet. The H4n Pro accepts SD and SDHC cards up to 32 gigabytes. The charts below show maximum recording times for different file types and card sizes.

Edit and Record Software Included

The H4n Pro comes with free download licenses for Steinberg’s Cubase LE music production software and WaveLab LE audio editing software, representing a complete audio production toolkit. Create your own music utilizing the Pro’s USB audio interface function or expand your capabilities with Steinberg’s renowned audio software.

Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder Features:

  • A professional 6-in/4-out field recorder
  • 4 XLR/TRS combination inputs with microphone preamps and phantom power (+24/+48V) accommodate most analog connections
  • Gain knobs and PFL buttons for each input make setting levels fast and easy
  • Track professional Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) multitrack audio at up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • Records onto 2 SD/SDHC/SDXC storage media cards with up to 512GB capacity
  • Headphone and line-level outputs provide stereo sound for monitoring and playback
  • Compatible with all of Zoom's mic capsules
  • Large LCD display makes navigation and setup extremely easy
  • Runs on either 8 AA batteries, 12-volt adapter, or DC battery packs via 4-pin Hirose connector
  • Includes camera mount adapter, 12-volt power adapter, DHC-1 DC-HIROSE cable, and Cubase LE/WaveLab LE download codes

Capture outstanding sound on location with the Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder.

      Audio Interface Yes
      A/D Resolution Up to 24-bit/192kHz
      Simultaneous Rec Tracks 6
      Simultaneous Play Tracks 4
      Built-in Mic(s) X/Y Stereo unidirectional condensers
      Analog Inputs 4 x XLR-1/4" combo, 1 x 1/8" (line in/camera return), 10-pin Zoom capsule input
      Analog Outputs 2 x XLR, 1 x 1/8" (sub out)
      Headphone Outputs 1 x 1/4"
      Built-in Speaker No
      Memory (removable) 2 x SD card slots (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
      Effects None
      USB 1 x Type Mini-B
      Power Supply 8 x AA batteries / External DC battery pack / 12V AC adapter with Hirose cable
      Max Battery Life 2 trk @ 16/48kHz (9.5 hours Alkaline, 17.5 hours Lithium); 8 trk 24/192kHz (2 hours Alkaline, 3.5 hours NiMH, 6 hours Lithium)
      Stand Mountable Built-in tripod mount
      Height 2.1"
      Width 7.0"
      Depth 5.5"
      Weight 2.27"
      Manufacturer Part Number ZF4

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