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Zoom H4N

Proficiency Questions

Written Test

Complete this written portion on a separate sheet of paper before arriving for your operational proficiency. The answers can be found in the operating guides for the Zoom H4N.

  1. What is the point of formatting the recorder before you record audio?
  2. Why is it not unnecessary to turn off the internal mic for input?
  3. What are the steps you must follow in order to import your files onto a computer for editing for both recorders?
  4. Describe how to set the date and time on the H4n.
  5. Name and describe the 4 modes on the H4n.
  6. What kind of mic configuration does the H4n utilize?
  7. What is the extent of your financial responsibility for the recorders when you check them out from Media Loan?

Operational Proficiency


  • Turn recorder on.
  • Demonstrate how to navigate through the menus of the recorder.
  • Format the recorder correctly and prepare for recording.
  • Demonstrate how to change the mic angels from 90 to 120 and back on the H4n.
  • Plug preferred mic to correct input. Select input setup from the menu.
  • Record 30 seconds of audio.
  • Connect headphones or speakers to line-out and playback your track.
  • Add another track manually.
  • Erase track.
  • Connect USB from the recorder to a laptop provided by Media Loan.
  • Show that you understand how to import your audio files from the recorder to the computer.