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Updated July 18/24

Zoom H4essential Handy Recorder

Zoom H4essential 4-Track 32-Bit Float Audio Recorder - $269 - in stock

  • Portable, Intuitive Audio Recorder
  • Musicians, Content Creators & Podcasters
  • 32-Bit Float: No Level Adjustment Needed
  • Onboard X/Y Mics Handle up to 130 dB
  • 2 XLR-1/4" TRS Combo Inputs with Preamps
  • Onboard Mixer and Waveform Display
  • Function as a 4x2 USB-C Audio Interface
  • Tripod Mountable
  • Compatible with BTA-1 Bluetooth Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty

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 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 supports 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 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.

Use the built-in mixer to easily adjust each track’s audio level. It also has a waveform display so you can see your audio as it records.

Essential For Creators

Big Stage Sound For Musicians

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

Location Sound

The XLR inputs can be used to capture on-set dialogue and audio for sound design. The onboard X/Y microphones are perfect for recording ambience.

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.

New Connections

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

With the BTA-1 Bluetooth Adapter you can also pair with Bluetooth timecode devices for audio and video sync.

*Please note: BTA-1 Adapter not included

Premium Features

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 Colour Display

The new, vivid full-colour LCD screen makes it easy to navigate through the H4essential’s menu and functions.

High Capacity Storage

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