Zoom H8 Portable Handy Recorder with 8 Input and 12 Track

UPC: 884354023102
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  • 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.
  • Phantom power for four main XLR inputs: +12/+24/+48V.
  • Large color LCD touchscreen display.
  • Records directly to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards up to 512GB.
  • Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression, and limiting.
  • Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad.

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

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 high-production quality 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 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, compress, 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.

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, or iPad for up to 12 channels of simultaneous recording.

State-Of-The-Art Editing

The Zoom H8 comes with a free download license for Cubase LE and Steinberg’s Wave Lab Cast software. WaveLab Cast helps you to finalize your project with a wide range of comprehensive editing, mixing, and refinement tools.


WaveLab Cast connects you directly with podcast directories, such as Speaker or Pod bean. You can upload episodes quickly, plus directly create and publish RSS feeds.

Audio for Video

Import your video file and WaveLab Cast will automatically extract the audio. You can use the editing tools to lower unwanted noise, change levels and remove loud sibilants. Metering options allow you to build new tracks, fade-in your music, use EQ and compression. Re-attach the audio to the video file using WaveLab Cast’s export functions.

Field Recording

WaveLab Cast supports up to 96KHz audio quality and includes a high-end re-sampler. RestoreRig removes noise and unwanted sounds. You can assemble new files using the snap functions and crossfade options. Once you’re done, export your sound files in any popular audio format.

Product Specifications:

Number of Input Channels: 8 (XY mic capsule, 1-4, A, B)

Number of Output Channels: 2 (stereo headphone and stereo 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)

Remote: ZOOM BTA-1 or another dedicated wireless adapter

Line Out: 3.5 mm stereo mini

Phone Out: 3.5 mm stereo mini

Recording Media: Cards that support SD/SDHC/SDXC specifications

Formats: WAV: 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit, mono/stereoMP3: 128, 192, 320 kbps

Maximum Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 12 (MIC IN, backup recording, 1-4, A, B, and LR)

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/1AUSB bus power, Using XY mic, 44.1 kHz/24-bit (stereo × 1): about 15:00

Weight H8: 354 g XYH-6: 130 g

More Information
width 4.58
length 6.42
height 1.91
Condition new
Manufacturer Part Number ZH8
UPC 884354023102