I just picked up a Zoom H4n yesterday and I am very impressed with this powerful little gadget. Up to 12 hours of continuous audio recording, 2 XLR / 1/4 inch line ins, and 2 high quality stereo mics offer the perfect solution for any recording situation. Our company often gets asked to record speakers, conferences, panels, and other audio presentations for transcription. Now we can provide high quality recording without needing a sound guy. All you do is set it up, plug it in, point at your source, and press record!
High Quality – Low Price
As an audio guy, I know what its like to have GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). GAS is embarrassing, instead of buying necessary life related items, I am buying VSTs, hardware, and other audio components no normal human being might need. Fortunately for me, the price of the Zoom H4n is well within my budget. For the quality offered, I have never seen anything that comes close.
Professional and Consumer Applications
Yes, this gadget may come in handy for our transcription company for the purpose of recording audio in the live setting, but this little gizmo offers so much more! You can set it to function as an audio interface, capturing live audio and imputing it directly into your computer. Furthermore the 2 high resolution stereo microphones placed in a unique V cross formation allow you to record an accurate stereo field no matter what your position. The next time I go to a good concert I will be sure to have this baby with me to soak up the good sounds and save them for later.