Zoom H8 8-Input / 12-Track Portable Handy Recorder

Zoom H8 Portable Handy Recorder, Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression, and limiting

Product Code: H8

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12 simultaneous recording tracks, interchangeable capsules, and an App-driven touchscreen interface, the H8 is designed to meet all your audio recording needs.

App-driven Interface options
The Podcast App

The PODCAST App makes producing your podcast simple. With dedicated Sound Pads, use the touch screen to trigger sound effects, music beds and more. Choose from 13 high quality sounds or load your own via an SD card. The Podcast App accommodates up to 4 mics and two Sound Pad channels.

The Music App
The MUSIC App puts all the important controls at your fingertips: audio levels, faders, metering and more. With 10 inputs and 12 tracks, capturing a large group is easy. Mix, overdub, and enhance your recordings with EQ and compression. Connect to Zoom’s Guitar Lab via USB to access an endless assortment of amps and effects.

The Field App
The FIELD App is ideal for location sound, sound design, conferences, and more. It gives you instant access to large meters for every track, so you can make sure your recordings never clip. Adjust input type, lo-cut, compression, limiter, noise gate, and other key settings.

The Mic Capsule
The H8 comes with the Zoom XYH-6 microphone. This capsule provides two matched high-quality unidirectional mics, for capturing signal directly in front of the recorder. With the Zoom mic capsule system you can easily swap capsules to ensure you’re always using the right mic for the job.

Zoom’s Capsule System 2.0

The XAH-8 capsule delivers pristine stereo recordings. Easily rotate the capsules from a tight XY pattern to a wide AB pattern to enhance the stereo image of your recordings.

The VRH-8 is an Ambisonic mic capsule that utilizes four condenser microphones to deliver immersive 360 audio recordings. A built-in accelerometer helps ensure the capsule is always perfectly aligned, while the on-board Ambisonic decoder automatically handles the necessary conversions, saving you time in post-production.

The EXH-8 capsule provides 4 additional XLR inputs, giving you a total of 10. Each additional input has a dedicated gain knob and pad switch. You can even use your favorite condenser microphones—just connect a power source to the EXH-8 capsule to supply phantom power.

– Customized applications for field recording, music and podcasting
– 3 distinct interfaces for field recording, music and podcasting
– Interchangeable input capsules
– 12-track simultaneous recording
– Four mic inputs and two XLR/TRS combo connectors
– Gain control knobs and -20dB pads for each input
– Supplied XYH-6 X/Y capsule provides secondary input via a stereo ⅛” Mic/Line In mini phone jack
– Phantom power for all six XLR mic inputs: +24/+48V
– Large color LCD touchscreen display
– Records directly to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards up to 512GB
– Up to 24-bit /96kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats
– Auto-record, Pre-record and Backup-record functions mean that you’ll never miss that perfect take
– Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression, and limiting
– Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad
– Accepts standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries
– Over 15 hours of operation with 4 AA alkaline batteries

Main Specifications
Number of input channels: 8 (XY mic capsule, 1-4, A, B)
Number of output channels: 1 (combined stereo headphone/line)
MIC IN: ZOOM mic connector
INPUT 1-4: XLR jacks (2: HOT)
INPUT A/B: XLR/TRS combo jacks (XLR: 2 hot, TRS: TIP hot)
USB: USB Micro-B (audio interface, mass storage and Guitar Lab connection functions) Note: Use a USB cable that supports data transfer. Operation using USB bus power is possible.
REMOTE: ZOOM BTA-1 or other dedicated wireless adapter
LINE OUT: 3.5 mm stereo mini
PHONE OUT: 3.5 mm stereo mini
Phantom power
+24 V/+48 V (independent ON/OFF for INPUTS 1–4, A and B)
Recording media: Cards that support SD/SDHC/SDXC specifications
Formats: WAV: 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit, mono/stereo MP3: 128, 192, 320 kbps
Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 12 (MIC IN, backup recording, 1-4, A, B, and LR)
Audio interface
Multitrack mode: 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit, 12-in/2-out
Stereo mix mode: 44.1/48 kHz, 24-bit, 2-in/2-out
Chromatic/Guitar/Bass/Open A/Open D/Open E/ Open G/DADGAD
Built-in speaker: 400 mW 8Ω mono speaker
Display: 2.4" (320×240) full-color touchscreen LCD
  • 4 AA batteries (alkaline, NiMH or lithium)
  • AC adapter (ZOOM AD-17): DC 5 V/1A
  • USB bus power
External dimensions : H8: 116.4 mm (W) × 163.3 mm (D) × 48.6 mm (H) XYH-6: 78.9 mm (W) × 60.2 mm (D) × 45.2 mm (H)
Weight: H8: 354 g XYH-6: 130 g
Note: When using a USB cable designed for recharging, audio interface, SD card reader and Guitar Lab connection functions cannot be used.

- H8 Handy Recorder
- XYH-6 X/Y Mic Capsule
- AA Batteries (x4)
- Quick Guide

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