The Zoom MicTrak series offers three new high-quality recording solutions, aimed at different situations.
Field and location recording favours compact, portable devices with very little setup or assembly required, and each of these designs follows this philosophy.
The new Zoom MicTrak series
The range consists of the M2 handheld recorder, the M3 shotgun mic recorder, and the larger M4 XY recorder. Let’s take a closer look at each one and find out more about its specific purpose.
The M2 is a digital recorder shaped like a handheld microphone. Aimed at content creators and musicians, it offers 96 kHz 32-bit recording in mono or stereo via the integrated XY microphone capsule.
Whether your using it attached to a stand on your desktop or out in the field with the windshield fitted, the M2 offers the same straightforward operation that we are familiar with when using Zoom devices.
If you’re working with video, the M3 gives you 32-bit 48kHz recording via a stereo shotgun mic integrated directly into your camera rig. You can switch between monaural, 90°, and 120° pickup pattern modes and record in stereo, dual mono, and MS RAW format.
The M3 also works as a USB mic, making it well-suited for streaming, and the M3 Edit & Play desktop app allows you to decode, edit, and export your recorded MS RAW files.
The flagship recorder in the MicTrak series, the M4 is a 4-track 32bit 192kHz recorder with an integrated floating XY mic capsule that reduces vibration. You can record up to 1 TB to microSDXC card or use it as a USB mic and record in your DAW.
Apart from the new low noise preamps, the M4 is easy to navigate with its colour display and it can generate timecode for video sync. Overall, it’s an incredibly versatile recording device for almost any application.
Pricing and availability:
The MicTrak series will be available soon from your favourite retailer.
- M2 MicTrak $199 MSRP
- M3 MicTrak $199 MSRP
- M4 MicTrak $399 MSRP
Which recorder in the MicTrak series gets your attention? Let us know in the comments below!
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- Zoom M2 MicTrak: Zoom
- Zoom M3 MicTrak: Zoom
- USMB2: Zoom