Zoom H4 Essential Handy Recorder
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Zoom H4 Essential Handy Recorder

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ZOOM H4essential
32-bit Float Recording for All

Four Tracks. More Options. 

With four tracks, 32-bit float recording, advanced X/Y mics, and 2 XLR/TRS inputs, creators have more ways to record their music, podcasts, and audio-for-video.

More Dynamic Range

With 32-bit float recording, you never have to adjust levels. The H4essential captures every nuance of your sound, ensuring high-quality, clip-free audio in every take.

The First Handy Recorders With Accessibility

The Essential Series was designed with Accessibility for the blind and visually impaired. Navigate the menu with audible descriptions through the built-in speaker or headphones. Creators can choose English, Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Italian or Chinese.*

Sound Pressure Level

The 2 XLR/TRS combo inputs feature Zoom's ultra-clean preamps that support phantom power and +4dBu professional line level input. The onboard X/Y microphones can capture sound up to a thunderous 130 dB SPL, equivalent to a rock concert. 

Record And Stream

Stream in the 32-bit float while simultaneously recording to an SD card. When connected to a PC, Mac, iOS, or Android device using the USB-C Port, the H4essential can be used as a 4-in/2-out audio interface. 

Mix. Monitor. Record.

The built-in mixer allows you to easily adjust each track's audio level. It also has a waveform display, so you can see your audio as it records.


Big Stage Sound For Musicians

The H4essential is perfect for recording music. With 2 XLR/TRS inputs and the stereo X/Y microphones, recording live shows, rehearsals, and songs is easy.

Location Sound

The XLR inputs can capture on-set dialogue and audio for sound design, and the onboard X/Y microphones are perfect for recording ambiance.

For Interviews And Podcasts

Podcasters can use the H4essential's XLR inputs with external mics for one-on-one conversations and the X/Y mics for interviews on the go.


Pair With Your Ios Device

Use the BTA-1* Bluetooth Adapter to pair with your iOS device to remotely hit record, adjust your mix, view your waveforms, and change settings.

Bluetooth Timecode Sync

The BTA-1* Bluetooth Adapter can also be paired with Bluetooth timecode devices for audio and video sync.
*Please note: BTA-1 Adapter not included


Soft Touch Controls

Recording and rotary controls have been designed to allow for quiet operation.

Built-In Speaker 

You can use the built-in speaker to listen to your recordings for quick reference.

In And Out

Use the 3.5mm line output for headphones or to connect to a camera. The H4essential also features a 3.5mm mic/line input. 

Brilliant Color Display

The new, vivid, full-color LCD screen makes navigating the H4essential's menu and functions accessible.

High Capacity Storage

The H4essential supports SDXC cards up to 1TB to record hours and hours of audio. 

Zoom H4 Essential Handy Recorder features:

  • 4-track 32-bit float recorder with Dual A/D Converters
  • Clip-free recording with no need to set gain
  • Records up to 96kHZ sample rate
  • Color LCD Screen
  • 130 dB SPL XY Mic
  • 2 XLR/TRS combo inputs with locking connector
  • 3.5mm mic/line input for lavalier mics and line level sources
  • Built-in mixer to adjust each track’s audio level
  • Built-in speaker for quick reference playback
  • 3.5mm line output for headphones or to connect to a camera
  • Voice Guidance accessibility for the visually impaired
  • 32-Bit Float audio interface for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices via USB-C port
  • Use as an interface and record to SD card simultaneously
  • Using the BTA-1* Bluetooth Adapter, sync with wireless timecode devices via bluetooth
  • Use the BTA-1* Bluetooth Adapter to pair with the H4essential Control App for iOS
  • Record to SD cads up to 1TB
  • 10 hours of battery life on AA battery (2x) or USB-C Bus Power
  • *Please note: BTA-1 Adapter not included


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Model NumberH4essential


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