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Zoom M3 MicTrak Stereo Shotgun Microphone and Recorder

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*up to 2nd day air - overnight available

The Zoom M3 MicTrak Stereo Shotgun Microphone and Recorder is a lightweight, four channel, combination shotgun microphone and recorder perfect for reporting and documentary audio. Key features include:

  • Bidirectional stereo shotgun microphone

  • 3.5mm headphone jack

  • AA battery or USB-C power

  • No gain adjustment needed

Testing….Testing…. The Zoom M3 MicTrak Stereo Shotgun Microphone and Recorder consists of two internal shotgun mics that can switch between hyper-focused supercardioid (90°) or wider bidirectional (180°) modes at the press of a button. Thanks to dual AD converter circuits, no gain adjustment is necessary, and the M3 captures quality audio in 48 kHz / 32-bit floating point for crisp sound without clipping.

Designed for Ease of Use. This unit replaces the need for extra recording devices, making this truly compact 2-in-1 microphone a great option for your recording and audio needs. The four channel internal system allows you to record in stereo while simultaneously monitoring the mid and side microphones to hear the differences, a useful feature for mixing an ideal stereo signal from a wide, bidirectional recording.

Fuel and Features. The Zoom M3 has two different options for fuel: AA batteries or USB bus power. Battery life for both options will run you about 12 hours on a full charge. AA batteries are not included in this rental, but we have a few options for you here! Additionally included on this unit is a 3.5mm headphone output for real-time monitoring and a 3.5mm stereo line out for sending your audio directly to an external recorder, such as a camera audio input or a secondary field recorder. The M3 is fully compatible with microSD memory cards.

Q & A

  • Are batteries included with this rental?
  • Audio Type

    Shotgun Mic



    Connectivity Analog I/O
    • 1 × 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Headphone Output
    • 1 × 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Line Output
    Digital I/O
    • None
    Phantom Power
    • None
    Plug-In Power
    • No
    System Connection
    • 1 x USB-C (2.0)
    Audio Interface Capability
    • Stereo Only

    Form Factor

    • Field Recorder
    Primary Use Applications
    • Audio-for-Video
    Number of Tracks
    • 4
    Number of Input Channels
    • 2
    Maximum Sampling Rate
    • 48 kHz / 32-Bit (PCM)
    • Built-In Supercardioid Shotgun, Mid/Side Configuration
    • Built-In Figure-8 Shotgun, Mid/Side Configuration
    Number of Microphone Preamps
    • 2 Preamps
    Built-In Speaker
    • No
    • None
    Memory Card Support
    • microSDHC (4 GB to 32 GB)
    • microSDXC (64 GB to 1 TB)
    Internal Storage
    • None
    Special Features
    • None


    Item Type



    Max Output Level

    • +1 dBu
    Headphone Output Power
    • 20 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
    Microphone Sensitivity
    • -39 dB (Mid/Side-Bidirectional)
    Microphone Max SPL
    • 132 dB SPL
    • 122 dB SPL



    Included Accessories

    • Audio/Mic Cable



    Power Options

    • Battery
    • USB Bus Power
    • AC/DC Power Adapter
    Battery Type
    • 2 x AA (Not Included)
    Approximate Battery Life
    • WAV 48 kHz/32-Bit: 12 Hours (AA Alkaline)
    AC/DC Power Adapter
    • VDC at 1 A (Not Included)


    Recording Audio File Formats
    • Recording: BWF, iXML, WAV
    Sample Rates
    • 48 kHz (Record)
    Bit Depth
    • 32-Bit (Recording)
    Bit Rates
    • 24 kb/s
    Signal Processing & FX
    • None
    Timecode Support
    • No
    Included Software
    • None

    Zoom M3 MicTrak Stereo Shotgun Microphone and Recorder

    Audio Accessory - Zoom M3 Shock Mount

    Cable - Beachtek 3.5mm Mini to 3.5mm Mini Stereo