Zoom is now shipping the H1n Handy Recorder which they describe as a compact and versatile audio recorder designed to be an essential tool for creators who are looking to capture professional-quality audio on the go. Zoom says that the H1n, which is currently available, offers a host of upgrades from the popular H1 and is ideal when capturing audio for film, music, podcasts, and other applications. Here's more details in Zoom's own words...
The H1n’s rugged, sleek design features a protective mic enclosure, an improved, bright LCD screen, a new analog-style gain control, and easy-to-access buttons and menu options. The H1n’s built-in X/Y microphone captures high-quality stereo sound in any environment, and a convenient stereo 1/8-inch mini phone jack mic/line input allows creators to connect external microphones or other line-level sources such as mixers and music players for even more versatility.
A newly designed onboard limiter enables distortion-free recording up to 120 dB SPL, letting users capture concerts, band practices, or other loud situations without compromising audio quality. The H1n’s new low-cut filter features selectable cut-off points and helps eliminate pops, wind noise, and other unwanted low-frequency rumble.
A host of new, advanced functions like Playback Speed Control and A-B Repeat provide greater flexibility during playback. The easy-to-use Overdubbing feature allows the user to layer audio easily. Auto-Record and Pre-Record settings make sure the desired audio is always captured at pristine 24-bit/96 kHz. The Voice Emphasize filter is designed specifically for dictation, making the H1n incredibly useful for interviews, lectures or podcasting.
For filmmakers using DSLRs, the H1n is equipped with all-new Test Tone and Slate Tone generators to calibrate levels and mark audio start and stop points for easily syncing audio to video. Utilizing two AAA batteries to provide up to 10 hours of recording time, the H1n is the perfect companion for on-location shoots or traveling.
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The Zoom H1n Handy Recorder is currently available at $119.99 MAP.
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