Zoom M4 MicTrak 4-Channel Portable Stereo Recorder

The M4 MicTrak is the first portable recorder equipped with 32-bit float recording and built-in timecode generator, giving filmmakers and musicians everything they need to capture outstanding audio.

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Zoom M4 MicTrak 4-Channel Portable Stereo Recorder

Above all, the M4 MicTrak is the first portable recorder equipped with 32-bit float recording and built-in timecode generator, giving filmmakers and musicians everything they need to capture outstanding audio.

Clip-Free Audio

When you’re on-set you can’t afford to come away with clipped or faint audio. Hence, the M4 records in 32-bit float, allowing you to capture perfect audio in any situation without the need to set gain.

Built For Creators

Also, filmmakers can use the two XLR inputs for dialogue, while using the X/Y mics to record ambience. Afterwards, your recordings can easily be synced to video, thanks to the M4’s onboard timecode generator.

Make Great Sounding Music Videos

Combine audio captured by the onboard X/Y mics with two additional external microphones to give your videos studio-quality sound in any environment.

Wav Watching

Additionally, keep an eye on all four tracks of your recording using the M4’s color LCD with a real-time waveform display.

Super Low Handling Noise

The M4 is the quietest handheld recorder ever. Specifically, its X/Y mics and glossy finish significantly reduces handling noise, ensuring clean, clear audio, everytime.

Timecode Onboard

Serious videographers use timecode to keep their audio and video perfectly in sync. In fact, the M4’s built-in timecode generator has professional grade .2 ppm accuracy.

High-Performance Inputs

The M4 has two XLR/ TRS inputs that feature the same professional grade, low-noise preamps found in our flagship F-Series recorders.

Perfect Outputs

Connect the line output to your camera to record a backup or sync track to your video. After that, monitor your recording using the built-in headphone output.

One-Step Normalization

Save time in post-production by using the onboard NORMALIZE function to automatically raise or lower the volume of your recording to the optimal level without compressing the audio.

Monitoring Capability

Furthermore, use the headphone output to monitor your recording or use the built in speaker for quick reference playback.

Six Seconds of Safety

The PRERECORD function captures and saves six seconds of audio before you hit RECORD – perfect for unexpected starts.

Record All Day

Additionally, with 18 hours of battery life, the M4 is ready to record whenever you need it.

RC4 Remote Control

Control your M4 from up to 5 meters away with the Zoom RC4 (sold separately).

32-BIT Float Audio Inteface

Lastly, use the M4 as a 32-bit float, 4-in/2-out audio interface.

Here’s What Comes in the Package:

  • M4 MicTrak Recorder
  • WSM-2 Windscreen
  • Quick Tour
  • 4-Track 32-bit float recorder
  • Newly designed stereo X/Y microphones provide unmatched frequency response and clarity
  • Body construction and specialized finish to reduce handling noise
  • 2 XLR/TRS inputs with F-Series preamps
  • Color LCD Screen with waveform display
  • Timecode Generator with 3.5mm in/out
  • Onboard Normalization function
  • 3.5mm headphone output plus 3.5mm stereo line output for camera connection
  • USB Interface compatible with PC, Mac, iOS, and Android (48 kHz at 24 or 32-bit Float**)
  • Use as an audio interface and record to SD card simultaneously
  • Runs on 4 AA batteries* (19 hour battery life)

INPUT AND OUTPUT CHANNELS
Inputs
Built-in mic (stereo): 1
MIC/LINE (mono): 2
MIC / LINE IN (stereo, supports plug-in power): 1
Outputs
LINE OUT: 1
PHONE OUT: 1
Built-in speaker (mono): 1

INPUTS
Built-in mic: 90º XY stereo format
Directionality: Unidirectional
Sensitivity: −42 dB/1 Pa at 1 kHz
Maximum sound pressure input: 135 dB SPL

MIC/LINE (mono):
Connector: XLR/TRS combo jacks × 2 (XLR: 2 HOT, TRS: TIP HOT)
Input gain: Adjustment unnecessary (dual A/D converter circuit used)
Input impedance:
– MIC: 3 kΩ or more
– LINE: 3 kΩ or more
Maximum input level:
– MIC: +4 dBu
– LINE: +24 dBu
Phantom power: +24/+48 V, Channel total 10 mA or less
Equivalent input noise: –127 dBu or less (IHF-A), with volume display amplification at maximum and 150Ω input

MIC / LINE IN (stereo, supports plug-in power)
Connector: Stereo mini jack × 1
Input gain: Adjustment unnecessary (dual A/D converter circuit used)
Input impedance: 2 kΩ or more

OUTPUTS
LINE OUT:
Connector: Stereo mini jack × 1
Maximum output level: +1 dBu
Output Impedance: 110 Ω or less

PHONE OUT:
Connector: Stereo mini jack × 1
Maximum output level: 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32Ω load)
Output impedance: 15 Ω or less
Built-in speaker: 500mW 8Ω mono speaker

RECORDER
Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 4
Maximum simultaneous playback tracks: 4
Recording formats:
– WAV
– 44.1/47.952/48/48.048/96/192 kHz, 32-bit float mono/stereo
– BWF and iXML formats supported
Recording media:
– 4–32GB cards compatible with the microSDHC specification
– 64GB–1TB cards compatible with the microSDXC specification

DISPLAY: 1.54-inch full-color LCD (240 × 240)

USB
Connector: USB Type-C • Use a USB cable that supports data transfer.
USB Mic:
– USB 2.0 High Speed
– 48 kHz
– 24-bit/32-bit float
– 4-in/2-out
File transfer: USB 2.0 High Speed

TIMECODE
Connector: 3.5mm stereo mini (TIP: input, RING: output)
Modes: Off, Internal, External
Frame rate: 23.976 ND, 24 ND, 25 ND, 29.97 ND, 29.97 D, 30 ND, 30 D
Precision: ±0.2 ppm
Allowed input level: 0.2 – 5.0 Vpp
Input impedance: 4.6 kΩ
Output level: 3.3 Vpp
Output impedance: 50 Ω or less

REMOTE
Dedicated remote control: ZOOM RC2, RC4, RCH-5 or RCH-6

POWER
4 AA batteries: Alkaline, Lithium, or Rechargeable NiMH
AC adapter: ZOOM AD-17: DC 5 V/1 A • USB bus power is supported.

ESTIMATED CONTINUOUS OPERATION TIME USING BATTERIES | 2-TRACK RECORDING
Alkaline batteries: About 19 hours
NiMH batteries (1900 mAh): About 14.5 hours
Lithium batteries: About 31 hours
2-track recording (built-in XY mic), 48kHz/32-bit float,
phantom power off, no headphones, no line out, timecode off, no remote, display power saving on, display brightness at 60
These values are approximate.
Continuous battery operation times were determined using in-house testing methods.
They will vary greatly according to use conditions.

ESTIMATED CONTINUOUS OPERATION TIME USING BATTERIES | 4-TRACK RECORDING
Alkaline batteries: About 10 hours
NiMH batteries (1900 mAh): About 8.5 hours
Lithium batteries: About 18.5 hours
4-track recording (built-in XY mic with INPUT 1/2), 48kHz/32-bit float,
phantom power off, headphones used (33Ω load), no line out, timecode off, no remote, display power saving on, display brightness at 60
These values are approximate.
Continuous battery operation times were determined using in-house testing methods.
They will vary greatly according to use conditions.

Power consumption: 5 W maximum
Dimensions: 70.2 mm (W) × 206.2 mm (D) × 47.0 mm (H)
Weight: (including batteries) 325 g

For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.