The HN4 has advanced X/Y microphones, incredibly natural-sounding pre's, and a super-low noise floor, you can record everything from the Indy 500 to the fluttering of a hummingbird
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.
* +4dBu line-level is not supported
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 " stereo feed.
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.
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.
Currently shipping with:
Cubase LE8 for Mac OS X 10.9/10.10 and Windows 7/8/8.1
Wavelab LE8 for Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 and Windows 7/8/8.1/10
Four-track simultaneous recordingHigh-fidelity mic preampsBuilt-in X/Y stereo microphones, adjustable between 90 and 120Record up to 140 dB SPL with X/Y microphonesTwo mic/line level inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectorsStereo 1/8" Mic In mini phone jack+24 or +48V phantom power for main inputs and Plug-in power (2.5V) via Mic/Line In mini phone jackOutput/headphone jack with dedicated volume controlNew rubberized and ergonomic body with improved 1.9 inch backlit LCD displayBuilt-in reference speaker for fast playbackRecords directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32 GBSupports up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formatsOnboard Mid-Side decodingInternal mixdown: four-track to stereo and stereo to dual monoUp to 99 marks per recordingBuilt-in effects, including compression/limiting, low-cut filtering, modulation, reverb/delay and amp modelsNormalize (maximum gain) and Divide (file splitting) functionsChromatic tuner and metronomeLoop playback with user-defined start and stop pointsVariable playback speed, from 50% to 150%, without affecting pitchVariable pitch without affecting playback speedUSB port for file transfer to and from computer2-in/2-out USB audio interface for PC/Mac computersMounts to mic stand or tripod, or directly to DSLR with optional Hot Shoe adapterRuns on 2 standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries with up to 6 hours of operation (up to 10 hours in Stamina mode)
Number of simultaneous recording tracks: 2 (STEREO mode), 4 (4CH mode), 2 (MTR mode)Number of simultaneous playback tracks: 2 (STEREO mode), 4 (4CH mode), 4 (MTR mode)Recording time 4 GB (SDHC): Approx. 380 minutes (WAV 44.1 kHz / 16-bit stereo track), Approx. 68 hours (MP3 44.1 kHz / 128 kbps stereo track)* Recording times are approximations. Actual times may differ according to recording conditions.
Maximum file size of simultaneous recording: 2 GBProjects: 1000/cardLocate function: Hours/Minutes/Seconds/MillisecondsOther functions: Punch-in/out, Bounce, A-B repeat
Effects modules (2)
STEREO / 4CH Mode: LO CUT, COMP/LIMITERMTR Mode: PRE AMP module, EFX moduleTypes: 53Patches: 60Tuners: Chromatic, Guitar, Bass, Open A/D/E/G, DADGADMetronome sound sources: 5Variable beat: 1/4 - 8/4, 6/8, unaccentuatedTempo: 40.0 - 250.0 BPMA/D conversion: 24-bit x 128 oversamplingD/A conversion: 24-bit x 128 oversamplingRecording media: mSD card (16 MB - 2 GB), SDHC card (4 GB - 32 GB)Display: 128 x 64 dots Full-dot backlit LCD
DATA TYPE - WAV FORMAT (RECORD/PLAY)
Quantization: 16- / 24-bitSampling frequency: 44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz
DATA TYPE - MP3 FORMAT (RECORDING)
Bit rate: 48, 56, 64, 80, 96, 112, 128, 160, 192, 224, 256, 320 kbps, VBRSampling frequency: 44.1 kHz
DATA TYPE - MP3 FORMAT (PLAYBACK)
Bit rate: 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 80, 96, 112, 128, 160, 192, 224, 256, 320 kbps, VBRSampling frequency: 44.1 / 48 kHz
Input  : XLR (balanced input) / standard phone (unbalanced input) combo jackInput impedance: (Using balanced input) 3 k or more, pin 2 hot, (Using unbalanced input) 470 k or moreInput gain: (Using balanced input) 16 dB to +43 dB, (Using unbalanced input) -30 dB to +32 dBBuilt-in stereo mic: Unidirectional condenser microphone, Sensitivity: -45 dB/1 Pa at 1 kHz, Input gain: -16 dB to +51 dB, Maximum sound pressure input: 140 dB SPLExternal mic: Mini stereo phone jack, Input impedance: 2 k or more, Input gain: - 16 dB to +51 dB
Line/phone: LINE Output load impedance: 10 k or more, LINE rated output level: -10 dBu, PHONE: 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32 load)Monaural speaker: 400 mW 8Phantom power: 48V, 24V, OFFUSB: USB 2.0 High Speed Mass Storage Class operation, Audio interface operation, (USB functions can be operated by USB bus power)Power requirements: DC 5V 1A AC from AC adapter (ZOOM AD-14), 2 x AA batteriesBatteries: IEC R6 (size AA) x 2
Continuous recording time
STEREO mode Using built-in mics at 44.1 kHz/16-bit without headphones connected
About 6 hours using alkaline batteries or about 8 hours using NiMH (2450mAh) batteries
STAMINA mode Using built-in mics at 44.1 kHz/16-bit without headphones connected
About 10 hours using alkaline batteries or about 12 hours using NiMH (2450mAh) batteriesDimensions: 73 (W) x 157.2 (D) x 37 (H) mmWeight: 294 g* 0 dBm = 0.755 Vrms
* Design and specifications subject to change without notice.