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.
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.*
* To use a language other than English, please visit Support and Downloads.
Ellis Hall | Singer, Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
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.
Vinny Valentino | Guitar
Luisito Quintero | Percussion
John Benitez | Bass
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.
James Appleton | Location Sound Mixer
Frank Antonetti | Owner, 1653 Pizza Co., Huntington, NY
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.
Ming Chen and Ethan Nieratko | Podcasters | A Shared Universe Podcastudio
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.
With the BTA-1* Bluetooth Adapter you can also pair with Bluetooth timecode devices for audio and video sync.
*BTA-1 Adapter not included
Soft Touch Controls
Recording and rotary controls have been designed to allow for quiet operation.
You can use the built-in speaker to listen to your recordings for quick reference.
Now In Color
The new full-color LCD screen makes it easy to navigate through the H4essential’s menu and functions.
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.
Advanced XY Mics
The onboard X/Y microphones capture crystal clear audio up to 130 dB SPL.
High Capacity Storage
The H4essential supports SDXC cards up to 1TB to record hours and hours of audio.