ZOOM H8 Handy Recorder for Field Recording/Music & Podcasting


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    ZH8 - Overview

    The ZOOM H8 allows you to have 12 tracks of simultaneous recording, an App-driven touchscreen interface, and allows you to use ZOOM's interchangeable capsules, designed to meet all of your audio recording needs. Record to an SD card of up to 512GB or record directly into your favorite DAW via USB. You get more than 15 hours of recording time from just 4 AA batteries or you can record forever using the AD-17 power adapter (sold separately).

    Inputs, Outputs, & Capsules
    The H8 offers 4 XLR inputs with dedicated pad switches and gain control and 2 additional XLR/TRS combo jacks with Hi-Z switches, which allow you to capture line level signals, mics, or directly record electric guitars and basses. Monitor your tracks using the built-in 1/8" headphone output or connect directly to your camera using the dedicated stereo line output. It comes with the ZOOM XYH-6 mic capsule which 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. Aside from the XYH-6, other capsules available are the MSH-6 Mid-Side capsule, XYH-5 X/Y capsule, EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo capsule, SGH-6 Shotgun capsule, and the SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun capsule.

    Next Generation Capsule System
    ZOOM's Capsule System 2.0 give you 3 new capsules to be added to the H8's capsule connection, allowing you to create new ways to expand your recording capabilities.

    The XAH-8 Combination XY/AB mic capsule delivers pristine stereo recordings. You can 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 Ambisonic mic capsule 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 Expander capsule provides 4 additional XLR inputs, giving you a total of 10 inputs on one recorder! 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.

    There's An App For Your Workflow
    Whether you're capturing audio on location, recording music, or producing a podcast, the H8 color touchscreen adapts to your project's needs with three App-driven interface options, all with the touch of your finger: FIELD, MUSIC, and PODCAST.

    Remote Control
    You can monitor level meters and hit REC,PLAY, and STOP in each H8 application mode with wireless control as well. Just insert the BTA-1 Bluetooth Adapter into your H8 and connect to your iOS device, whether it be your smartphone or tablet.

    With so many options, features, and capabilities, the ZOOM H8 is a powerhouse you'll want to get your hands on to start creating great audio projects of your own!

    • Features:

      • 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 1/8" 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
    • 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
      • Input A/B: XLR/TRS combo jacks
      • 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. When using a USB cable designed for recharging, audio interface, SD card reader and Guitar Lab connection functions cannot be used
      • Remote: ZOOM BTA-1 or other dedicated wireless adapter
      • LINE Out: 3.5mm stereo mini
      • PHONE Out: 3.5mm stereo mini

      • Recording Media: Cards that support SD/SDHC/SDXC specifications
      • Formats:
        WAV: 44.1/48/96kHz, 16/24-bit, mono/stereo
        MP3: 128, 192, 320kbps
      • Maximum Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 12 (MIC IN, backup recording, 1-4, A, B, and LR)
      • Phantom Power: +24V/+48V (independent ON/OFF for INPUTS 1-4, A and B)

        Audio Interface
      • Multi-track 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

      • Tuner: Chromatic/Guitar/Bass/Open A/Open D/Open E/Open G/DADGAD
      • Built-in Speaker: 400mW 8Ω mono speaker
      • Display: 2.4" (320x240) 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 (WxDxH)
      • H8: 4.58" x 6.43" x 1.91" (116.4mm x 163.3mm x 48.6mm)
      • XYH-6: 3.11" x 2.37" x 1.78" (78.9mm x 60.2mm x 45.2mm)

      • H8: 12.49oz (354g)
      • XYH-6: 4.59oz (130g)
    • Item Includes:

      • 1x H8 Handy Recorder
      • 1x XYH-6 X/Y Mic Capsule
      • 1x Quick Guide
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