Re: Digital sound recording
I use the Zoom H4N as well. It's very good for the most part, but one thing to watch out for is this: if you plan to use the on board mics, you really can't hold the unit in your hand because the mics are super sensitive and pick up any movement...it only works if you can be perfectly still (which is often not realistic.) Fortunately, there's a socket on it that allows you to screw in things like pistol grips so you're not touching the unit directly. When using external mics, though, it's not a problem and I've been very happy with the unit.
Hope that's helpful,