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Zoom H8 Portable Recorder

Code: DYN/FXR008B
$795.00
12 simultaneous recording tracks, interchangeable capsules, and an App-driven touchscreen interface, the H8 is designed to meet all your audio recording needs.

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What's In The Box?

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

Introducing the all new Zoom H8, the only recorder that adapts to your way of creating.

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

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 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

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.

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.

Next Generation Capsule System

Zoom’s Capsule System 2.0 allows up to 4 channels of audio to be added to the H8's capsule connection, creating new ways to expand your recording capabilities.

Remote Control

You can monitor level meters and hit REC,PLAY, and STOP in each H8 application mode. Just insert the BTA-1 to your H8 and connect to your iOS device.

Inputs & Outputs

H8 offers 4 XLR inputs with dedicated pad switches and gain control. 2 additional XLR/TRS combo jacks with Hi-Z switches allow you to capture line level signals, microphones, or directly record electric guitars and basses.

Monitor tracks using the built-in 1/8” headphone output or connect directly to your camera using the dedicated stereo line output.

Multi-Channel Audio Interface

The H8 is a powerful USB audio interface. Connect via USB to your PC, Mac, iPad or tablet for up to 12 channels of simultaneous recording.

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.

XYH-6 X/Y Capsule

Live Recording Personified

The X/Y capsule employs two angled high-quality unidirectional mics which are sensitive to signals coming from the front but less to signals coming from the sides and rear. X/Y recording is optimum when you want to cover a wide area yet still capture a strong center image, making it the perfect choice for all types of live stereo recording.

MSH-6 MS Capsule

The Ultimate In Image Control

Welcome to “Mid-Side” recording, a whole new level of precision in your ability to shape sound. The MS Capsule contains dual mic elements – a forward-facing, unidirectional mic (the “Mid”) and a side-facing, bi-directional mic (the “Side”). Together they capture a fully mono-compatible stereo image that can actually be adjusted after recording – ideal for film, video, and television projects.

XYH-5 X/Y Capsule

Louder. Closer. Cleaner.

The XYH-5 X/Y microphone capsule provides two matched unidirectional condenser microphones set at a 90 degree angle. These mics are housed within an advanced shockmount that employs rugged external mic wires and rubberized material to minimize vibration and handling noise, making the XYH-5 ideal for location videography and live broadcast/podcast applications. The design of the XYH-5 also allows it to handle extremely loud sounds—140 dB SPL, to be precise (equivalent to the sound of a jet aircraft from less than 200 feet away)—making it perfect for capturing the sound of live rock concerts and for electronic news gathering.

SGH-6 Shotgun Capsule

All the Pickup,
Half the Length

The optional SGH-6 Shotgun Capsule is a highly directional ideal audio setup for film, video, live theater, and ENG (electronic newsgathering) applications. Three elements combined with digital signal processing inside the SGH-6 give you the highly directional pickup power of a conventional shotgun mic in a unit only half the size – ideal for recording dialogue and narration with no intrusive mic in the scene.

EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Capsule

Expanded Connectivity

Plugging in the optional EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Capsule gives you two more inputs, transforming your H8 into the world’s smallest eight-track recorder. Connect up to six discrete signals from external microphones, instruments, mixers, or portable music players to fully realize your audio vision. It’s all the power of a professional recording studio, right in the palm of your hand.

SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun Capsule

The best of both worlds.

The SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun capsule adds a super-directional mic for capturing sounds directly in front, plus a bi-directional one for capturing ambient sounds. It’s ideal for location recording, allowing videographers and content creators to capture dialogue or narration with the center microphone and mixing in the desired amount of environmental sound captured by the side microphone.

Main Specifications
Number of input channels:

8 (XY mic capsule, 1-4, A, B)

Number of output channels:

1 (combined stereo headphone/line)

Connectors
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)

Recorder
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

Tuner

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

Power:
  • 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.