The Zoom H2n is the only portable recorder with five mic capsules onboard. This design enables the H2n to offer four unique recording modes. It is the first handheld recorder to offer Mid-Side stereo recording - a technique used for many years in film and broadcast - where ambiance and surrounding noise are crucial. By increasing or decreasing the level of the Side mic you can control the width of the stereo field which gives you incredible flexibility over your recordings. The H2ns onboard 90 degree X/Y stereo condenser mics are arranged with the right and left mics on the same axis for perfect localization and no phase shifting. Using the H2ns Mid-Side and X/Y mics together you can create stunning 360-degree surround sound recordings. Choose between 2-channel mode - which combines the Mid-Side and X/Y mics - and 4-channel mode. The Zoom H2n comes with Steinbergs WaveLab LE 7 professional audio editing software and has many additional functions.