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Zoom has unveiled the new H8, the most adaptable handy recorder ever made. For over two decades Zoom handy recorders have been the go-to portable audio recorders for professionals, amateurs and everyone in between. The new H8 takes portable audio capture to a whole new level for Musicians, Podcasters and Sound Designers.The H8's ingenious color touchscreen interface presents a radical, yet intuitive "3-way" app workflow navigation like on your smartphone. So, whether you're recording music, sound effects in the field, or professional podcasts, the H8 adapts instantly to the feature set required for the job.
Under its hood the H8 features all of Zoom's industry-leading audio fidelity, legendary transparent preamps, and overall dependable performance. With four XLR and two XLR/TRS combo jacks and 4 capsule inputs, the H8 can record up to 12 tracks simultaneously, and you can quickly and easily adjust input type, lo-cut, EQ, compression, limiter, noise gate, and more. In addition, the H8 can be remote controlled via an IOS device and you can load your own effects via the Guitar Labs software. For podcasters, the H8 features four Sound Pads to activate sound effects such as laughter and applause. You can choose from 13 prerecorded sounds or download your own sound effects from your SD-card. The H8's updated Capsule System 2.0* provides even more flexibility with brand new, high-end, mic and input attachments, as well as offering flawless backwards compatibility with the H6's capsules.
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 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, 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.
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.
Combination XY / AB Mic
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.
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. (*BTA-1 sold separately.)
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.