The Zoom H4n has been the go-to audio recorder for a while, and I understand why (I bought one). But I just sold it on eBay in order to partially fund either the Zoom H5 or Tascam DR-70D for a few reasons. 1) DO NOT GET THE H4n IF YOU INTEND TO USE IT WITH THE RODE NTG-2. Each piece of gear is great on its own, but together they are TERRIBLE. If you root around on the net, you'll find the issue is that the NTG-2 requires that you set input levels on the H4n approaching 100. The H5 and H6 do much better, as I believe does the Tascam. 2) Amazingly, the H4n has a date and time stamp bug that has never been fixed - when you bring audio files into FCPX (I assume this is true for any NLE), you lose the actual recording date and time. 3) H4n battery life is not great, and when you have to change batteries, you have to remove it from whatever you've attached it to to reach the battery compartment -- a royal pain. Other than that, I used it and liked it until I reached the point where these things became too much of a set of liabilities. Good luck!