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The Ultimate Recorder for Podcasting


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.


In the tour we will call out and describe the following:


·        Inputs

·        Outputs

·        Phantom Switch

·        Mute Button

·        SD Card Slot

·        USB Ports

·        Battery Compartment

·        TRRS Input

·        Sound Pads

·        Transport Controls



High Quality Mic Inputs


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.



Headphones for Everyone


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



Call-In Guests


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 automaticallybe eliminated.


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


*BTA-2 available separately.



Produce Like a Pro


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.





Go Where the Story Takes You


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



Audio Interface


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


* Apple Lightning to USB camera adapter required.




·        Four mic inputs with XLR connectors

·        Four headphone outputs with individual volume control

·        Gain control knobs and mute buttons for each input

·        Phantom power for all XLR inputs

·        Automatically prevent feedback from call audio using the Mix-Minus function

·        Easily connect your phone using the TRRS connection

·        Trigger sound effects using four assignable Sound Pads with 11preset sounds

·        All input sources can be recorded on separate tracks

·        16-bit /44.1kHz audio WAV

·        Records directly to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards up to 512 GB

·        2-input, 2-output USB audio interface

·        Class-compliant mode for iOS compatibility

·        Up to four hours of use with just two AA batteries or a USB power supply






Main Specifications

Number of input channels                                          4 (mono/stereo)


Number of output channels                                        1 (headphone Å~ 4)



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


Recorder                                                                     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


Power                                                                          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 Ω)

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) Å~ 155 mm (D) Å~ 47 mm (H)


Weight (unit only)                                                        290 g

ID Description Price Availability
FXR204 ZOOM PODTRAK P4 $449.00 Available