Highly portable mid/side recorder. The Zoom H2n Recorder is a compact and highly portable field recorder featuring five built-in microphones with high-resolution, 24-bit/96kHz audio.
The Zoom H2N is the new standard in field recording, with its five built-in microphones configured to pick up every nuance of your source material while maintaining the natural stereo field. The result is pristine audio that captures the essence of the sound you're recording. Ideal for everything from live interviews and field recording to capturing live performances and more.
The Zoom H2N field recorder also includes a large 1.8 inch backlit LCD display and a built-in reference speaker for quick and easy monitoring. Additionally, there is a built-in effects and a 2-in/2-out USB audio interface, allowing you to easily record and transfer files to and from your computer.
The first portable mid-side recorder
The H2n is the first handheld recorder to offer Mid-Side stereo recording, a technique used for many years in film and broadcast, where ambience and surrounding noise are crucial. Mid-Side recording combines a uni-directional Mid mic that captures sound directly in front of you and a bi-directional Side mic that captures sound from your left and right. By increasing or decreasing the level of the Side mic, you can control the width of the stereo field, which gives you incredible flexibility over your recordings. If you record in RAW mode, you can even adjust the stereo width after recording.
Accurate stereo imaging
The H2n's onboard 90° X/Y stereo condenser mics are arranged with the right and left mics on the same axis. This design ensures that the mics are always equal distance from the sound source for perfect localization and no phase shifting. The result is brilliant stereo recording with natural depth and accurate imaging.
Using the H2n's Mid-Side and X/Y mics together, you can create stunning 360° surround sound recordings. Choose between 2-channel mode, which combines the Mid-Side and X/Y mics, and 4-channel mode, which records two separate stereo files, allowing you even more post-production capability. No matter which mode you use, you'll get perfectly balanced, surround sound recordings.
New and improved crisp LED screen
The 1.8-inch backlit LCD display (128 x 64 resolution) provides crystal-clear monitoring and makes it simple to navigate all of the unit's functions, with a built-in reference speaker letting you know your recordings have been captured. With its 1/8-inch stereo output, you can also playback your recordings on your home audio system or listen to your masterpiece using your favourite pair of headphones.
Transfer and edit at high speeds
Use the H2n's High-Speed USB 2.0 interface to transfer files to your Mac or PC. Once your recordings are on your computer, you can easily store, edit, playback and share your favorite creations. You can even use the H2n as a USB microphone, letting you record directly to your computer.
Steinberg's WaveLab LE 7 software is included and can be used for audio editing and professional-quality mastering. By using its precise waveform editing and high-quality processing, you can refine your recordings into finished works.
Five built-in microphones and four recording modes: Mid-
Side (MS) stereo, 90° X/Y stereo, and both 2-channel and 4-channel surround
Analog-type input gain control
Auto Gain provides three preset recording levels
Stereo 1/8-inch Mic/Line In mini phone jack with Plug-in power (2.5V)
Stereo 1/8-inch Phone/Line Output jack with dedicated volume control
Built-in reference speaker for fast monitoring
Large 1.8 inch backlit LCD display
Records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32GB
Supports up to 24-bit/96kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats
Auto-record and Pre-record features
WAV to MP3 conversion
Internal mixdown: four-track surround to stereo
Up to 99 marks per recording
Built-in effects, including compression/limiting and low-cut filtering
Onboard MS decoding
Normalize and Divide functions
Chromatic tuner and metronome
Loop playback with user-defined start and stop points
Variable playback speed, from 50 to 150 for phrase training
Variable pitch without affecting playback speed
USB port for data exchange to and from computer and use as a USB microphone
2-in/2-out USB audio interface for PC/Mac computers
SD card reader function
Data recovery function automatically saves data if power fails or card is removed
Mounts directly to tripod or DSLR
Runs on only 2 standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries, or AC adapter (AD-17, USB to AC type)
Over 20 hours of operation with 2 AA alkaline batteries