The Zoom Podtrak P4 does exactly what it was designed to do and it does so brilliantly well. The 70Db of clean preamp gain is amazing. If you're looking for an all-in-one podcast machine without having to break the bank, then this is for you. If you're wondering about the rodecaster pro, then just remember that you can do all those fancy tweaking much better in post. This device has way better preamps, portability and file management system.