Zoom produces a wide array of recording devices, including a line of portable “handy” recorders as well as multi-effects processors, effects pedals, drum machines and samplers. Over the past thirty years, the company has established a solid reputation as a manufacturer of innovative yet affordable products which are based on original microchip designs.
Founded in 1983 and based in Tokyo, Japan, the Zoom Corporation spent its first years helping other manufacturers develop sound generator LSI, rhythm machines and MIDI synchronizer systems.
In 1990, the first Zoom product was unveiled: the 9002, an ultra-compact multi-effects processor designed to be attached to a guitar strap. It was a huge success.
This was followed by the rack-mountable 9010, which featured the world's first 4-In/4-Out individual signal processing. In 1992, the high-end 9200 came to market and soon became a fixture in studios everywhere.
The popular Zoom Player series of guitar effects was launched in 1994, along with the Zoom Studio series, which continue to be found in the racks of many musicians today.
The following year, the Zoom 500 series of footpedals was introduced, including the 506 bass pedal and the extraordinarily popular 505 guitar pedal, the best-selling multi-effects pedal ever.
But it was in 2006 that Zoom totally redefined the state of the art in audio for video with the release of the revolutionary H4 Handy Recorder. Small enough to be held in the palm of your hand, the battery-powered H4 offered an onboard X/Y stereo microphone, the ability to record up to four tracks of 96/24 audio directly to SD card in either WAV or MP3 format, built-in effects including a guitar tuner and metronome, and a USB port that allowed the H4 to be connected to a computer. A smaller Handy Recorder, the H2, was released in 2007, followed by the H4n in 2009. All became standards of the industry.
In 2013, the third-generation H6 Handy Recorder was announced—a six-track recorder which offers a slew of advanced features, including a system of interchangeable microphone capsules which can be swapped out as easily as the lens of a camera.
Under the steady hand of CEO Masahiro Iijima, Zoom is dedicated to continually developing new products that allow artists to more freely express their ideas yet are accessible to anyone, from amateur to professional. The company's staff represents a fusion of engineering expertise and artistic sensibilities; they know it’s not just a matter of having advanced technological skills but also the sense and desire to employ them creatively and imaginatively. In the summer of 2013, Zoom North America was formed. The first product to be distributed by ZNA is the groundbreaking H6 Handy Recorder.
The Zoom Q4 is all about bringing a new dimension to your music. It combines high-definition video with high-resolution audio, providing everything you need to shoot amazing videos with incredible sound. That means you'll never have to compromise on creativity. Use the Q4 to stream your performance, record on the road, or produce a high-quality demo, complete with video footage. Capture live concerts, auditions and band rehearsals with unique points of view. Create detailed video lessons — the Q4 is perfect for showing fingerings, bowings, and other playing techniques. Whatever your creative goal, the Q4 can help you achieve it.Full HD 1080p digital audio / video recorder XY microphone torque 120 °, 130 dB SPL max 1/3 3 megapixel CMOS sensor, f / 2.8 aperture Video format: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 (MOV) Video Resolution: 1080p @ 30fps, 720p @ 30-60fps, WVGA @ 30-60fps Audio format: WAV (16/24-bit, 44.1 / 48 / 96kHz), AAC (64 bit rate 320kbps, 48kHz) Detachable 2 "color LCD screen SD / SDHC / SDXC card recording up to 128GB Functions: USB card reader, webcam, USB audio interface, 3 brightness modes (Auto / Concert / Night), high-pass filter, auto-gain (Concert / Solo / Meeting) Mic / line input (plug-in power supported) on mini 3.5mm stereo...
With this Zoom H4n recorder, you have the possibility to accumulate 10 hours of recording. This H4n is a full-featured, portable digital studio that allows you to simultaneously record up to 4 tracks, a true professional recording solution. This recorder is also equipped with a multi-effects guitar with amp modeling for guitars and bass a chromatic tuner and a metronome. 4-track recording / playback simultaneously Resolution 96KHz / 24bit, 44.1KHz / 16bit or mp3 2 condenser microphones X / Y (angle 90 ° or 120 °) New generation preamplifier Integrated mid-side decoder Built-in speaker XLR inputs with Phantom power, Hi -hi-Z inputs for instruments Line / Headphone Output: 3.5mm Stereo Jack SD / SDHC storage up to 32GB 1.9 Inch Backlit LCD Simplified graphical user interface Time stamp and track marker function Variable playback speed for "training" Amp Modeling for Guitars and Bases Chromatic Tuner Metronome Up to 10 hours of recording Battery power: 2x AA (not included) AD14 power supply 5V /...