The H4n’s highest recording quality is 24 bit / 96 Khz WAV, which is higher quality than CDs, but may be unreadable by many applications due to its large file size. Since the Zoom H4 has been discontinued it will be cheap. Getting started with the Zoom H4n Pro. Certainly, you'll want to watch this video over and over. In stamina mode, the zoom cannot record in any format other than the lowest quality WAV. I wrote this tutorial some time ago. Transferring audio files from the H4n to a computer is simple, and much like using an external hard drive. I suggest this recorder to the Airborne Sound field recording interns because it captures decent sound at high quality (96 kHz, 24-bit), yet is inexpensive. Additional information can be found in the operating manual. Press the scroll wheel inwards to select the ‘Card’ menu item. 2 0 obj Your sound files will be in the ‘Stereo’ folder, Drag this folder from the H4SD and drop it onto your Mac to begin transferring the files. You can now drag and drop files or folders off of the zoom recorder onto your computer’s hard drive. I finding it was worth seeing what the Zoom H4n could do and how it was done. I found the manual a bit hard to understand all the different ways to connect devices and record sound using the Zoon H4n. Behind the built in stereo mic, there is a stereo mini jack to plug in an external stereo mic. It's a great compliment to my H4n. To turn stamina mode on or off, the user must power down the recorder, and hit the stamina mode switch inside the battery door, then restart the recorder. [Mixer] - Controls volume and pan settings for recording. To put the H4n into key hold mode, push the power switch into the hold position. It also has a final section that explains how to transfer sound fx to your computer from the recorder. Note: ensure that the SD card is not locked. Once this is done, the H4’s screen will ‘Boot Up’ and display a ‘USB Mode Select’ menu, Use the scroll wheel to scroll to the menu item ‘Connect to PC’, Press the scroll wheel inwards to select this menu item. You’ll learn how to register the Zoom H4n Pro, format the SD card, and how to record audio on the recorder. This may take some time since the connection is pretty slow, Unplug the USB cable. Total recording time per GB will change depending on format and quality. It encouraged me to get out my H4n and discover new features. Subscribe to our free email newsletter, RSS feed or follow Airborne Sound on Twitter  |  Follow on SoundCloud, 2012/05/30 Filed Under: Resources, Tutorial Tagged With: h4, how to, tutorial, zoom. I find great benefit in seeing how others are using the device, it open a whole new world of options and tricks to try out. The word "Jog" in the procedures below means that you scroll the Jog thumbwheel on the upper right side of the Zoom H4N so that the on-screen cursor moves up or down to a new selection. To select this preference, simply press the ‘1’ button on the left side of the recorder. The two main issues are that it is hard to set recording levels accurately, and it performs poorly in windy conditions. However, the host and video do such a superb job that you'll be amazed at just how much you pick up during the first viewing. The power switch also functions as a key hold switch to prevent any unwanted changes during recording. Representing the next level of professional recording performance, the H4n delivers unbeleivable audio quality and performance. [File] - File Management within the selected folder. H4n Pro built-in speaker This is a mono speaker for playback. WAV files recorded with the H4n Pro comply with BWF (Broadcast Wave Format) and include marks and creation dates. Learning how to use your newZoom H4n has never been easier thanks to's H4n DVD Tutorial! The Zoom H4n is capable of recording in both Mp3 or WAV file formats. To record from this source, press the MIC button. A friend of mine also has the Zoom so I gifted him with his own copy of Pro Audio's course too. We share premium bundles of creative sound effects captured worldwide. Turn the recorder on by sliding the ON/OFF switch upward toward the microphones. After you have armed the recorder, watch the levels for 30 seconds. Mac users will see white disk image named ‘H4SD’, Open this disk. Note: if you are recording outside, slip the windscreen over the microphones, as seen below. The H4 will stop recording and display ‘PLEASE WAIT’ on the screen as it processes the sound file. David Wills pulls back the curtain to demystify the operation and use of this great device and expose the viewer to the real power and features of the H4N. To begin recording in MTR mode: To change the recording volume in MTR mode: The Zoom H4n is capable of recording in both Mp3 or WAV file formats. When you are finished, press the REC button again. Since the Zoom H4 has been discontinued it will be cheap. A bar at the far left of the display indicates an almost inaudible sound. The production value was great, and the host really knows his stuff. Choose the inputs you would like to record onto that track. It allows for easy syncing and file organization for both musicians and filmmakers. When this is done, turn on the recorder and allow it to boot up. There will be a few folders displayed. The tutorial will teach you how to operate a field recorder, set levels and record sound effects. David is great at sharing his knowledge. Since power consumption of this unit is fairly high, we recommend the use of an AC power adapter whenever possible. [Input] - Fine tune controls for different inputs. IN MTR mode, the two jacks can be used independently. Once the recorder has started, it will give you options for connection modes. The input jacks are controlled by the [1] and [2] buttons on the input panel. The recorder will erase the card. The numbers at the bottom of the indicate dBFS, or the loudness of the sound. The recorder will power up after about 10-15 seconds. If you are an advanced sound guy you may not need this DVD, but it could help explain useage to people that you might hire on a location shoot. To access the main menu, press the MENU button on the right side of the recorder. Was I shocked. In terms of content, the DVD very quickly introduces you to the basics of the Zoom H4N and then covers a number of tips, tricks and secrets found no where within the owners manual. This tutorial will show you how to record sound effects using this recorder. [Rec] - Controls for file format/quality, and prerecording/volume activated recording. Additionally, tracks 1 & 2 or 3 & 4 can be recorded together. Activating Cubase LE and WaveLab LE I wish I would have known about this tutorial when I first received the H4n as a gift. The input select buttons will illuminate to reflect which source the H4n is recording from. Choosing recording levels, or the level of the input volume, is tricky. Powered by Shopify. Stamina mode will increase battery life from about 6 hours to about 11 hours. 4CH Mode - Simultaneously uses the H4n’s built in stereo mic and inputs [1] and [2]. The Zoom H4 was one of the first portable field recorders. To change the recording volume, simply hit the REC LEVEL (+) or (-) button. Ed R, Cincinnati, OH. It had mixed reviews when I bought it. When the source is active, the MIC button will glow. Plug one end of the USB cable into your computer, and the other, smaller end into the side of the H4. <> It’s also tiny and can be used discreetly in conspicuous environments. After a moment the screen will display ‘Now Connecting to PC’ and the H4’s card will appear on your desktop. The presenter was engaging and explained everything very well. [Mode] - Use to select a recording mode. Press the REC button. The H4n has several different recording modes, which change the way the recorder operates, and which inputs can be used. Connect the H4 to a computer with a USB cable. Each track can record from any of the input sources. Very informative DVD which, in my opinion should be purchased by Zoom, then packaged and sold with each H4n recorder. In this guide, we will show you how to get up and running with the Zoom H4n Pro. The H4n Pro is lightweight (294 g) with a very compact design and is equipped with high quality stereo condenser microphones arranged in an XY pickup pattern, a built-in speaker, … A proficiency test is required to check out this Audio Recorder. The user manual that came with the recorder was awful and because of it my H4n sat in a box. It’s a great way to get started field recording. Choose the mode according to your need. Before using the REC LEVEL (+) or (-) button, you must first choose which source you wish to modify the volume for by pressing the corresponding input select button. This DVD took me in different directions, that i hadn't thought of and showed me more ways to fully use the recorder.

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