Zoom unveils the new PodTrak P4 Podcasting Recorder

Zoom introduces the PodTrak P4 - the ultimate mobile recorder for Podcasting

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Compact, affordable, and loaded with features, the PodTrak™ P4 makes it easy to capture professional audio wherever you’re recording your podcasts. The PodTrak P4 has everything you need to capture professional sounding podcasts to SD card or to your computer.

The P4’s mic inputs feature Zoom’s professional quality preamps. Providing up to 70dB of gain, the P4 can be used with the most demanding microphones.

With 4 independent headphone outputs, each with a dedicated volume control, everyone can hear it all.

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You and your guests are not always together. That’s why the P4 makes it easy to incorporate remote interviews. Just connect your phone to the P4 with a TRRS cable. Or connect your computer via USB, using your favorite conferencing software. With the P4’s built-in mix-minus feature, distracting echo and feedback will automatically be eliminated.

You can also use the new optional Zoom BTA-2* Bluetooth Transmitter/Receiver to wirelessly connect your phone to record remote guests.

*BTA-2 available separately.

The P4’s customizable Sound Pads can instantly trigger music, ads, jingles, and even pre-recorded interviews. Easily load your own sounds or choose from 11 pre-recorded presets.

The P4 operates up to 4 hours on 2 AA batteries, or you can also use a USB battery for extended recording time.

The P4 is also a 2-input, 2-output audio interface, allowing you to record directly to your computer or iiPad*. Additionally you can stream your podcast.

* Apple Lightning to USB camera adapter required.

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What’s in the Box

  • V3 Multi-Effects Vocal Processor
  • 4 AA Batteries
  • V3 Operation Manual

Technical Specifications

Number of input channels: 4 (mono/stereo)
Number of output channels: 2 (4 stereo headphone outs)


  • MIC: XLR jacks (2: HOT)
  • Smartphone connection jack. TRRS mini jack (4 contacts, TIP: L, RING1: R,RING2: GND, SLEEVE: MIC)
  • USB: USB Type-C (audio interface and mass storage functions) Note: Use a USB cable that supports data transfer. USB bus power is supported.
  • DC 5 V: USB Type-C (for power supply)
  • Headphones: 3.5 mm stereo mini
  • Phantom power: +48 V


  • 8 tracks: All 4 mic inputs, sound pads (stereo) and stereo mix are recorded on separate tracks
  • Formats: WAV 44.1 kHz, 16-bit, mono/stereo
  • Recording media: 4 GB-32 GB SDHC-compliant cards (Class 10 or higher); 64 GB-512 GB SDXC-compliant cards (Class 10 or higher)
  • Audio interface: 44.1 kHz, 16-bit, 2-in/2-out


  • 2 AA batteries (alkaline, NiMH or lithium)
  • We recommend using NiMH
  • AC adapter (ZOOM AD-17): DC 5 V/1 A (USB bus power is supported.)
  • Est. continuous operation time using batteries
  • Recording 44.1 kHz/16-bit/4ch audio to SD card (when 48 V is OFF and headphone impedance is 63 O)
  • Alkaline batteries: about 4 hours
  • NiMH batteries (1900 mAh): about 4.5 hours
  • Lithium batteries: about 9 hours
  • The above values are approximate.
  • Continuous battery operation times were determined using in-house testing methods. They will vary greatly according to use conditions.

External dimensions: 112 mm (W) ~ 155 mm (D) ~ 47 mm (H)
Weight (unit only): 290 g