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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.

 

There’s An App For Your Workflow

 

Whether you’re capturing audio on location, recording music, or producing a podcast, the H8 colour 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

XAH-8

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.

 

Ambisonic Mic

VRH-8

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. 

 

Expander Capsule

EXH-8

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.

 

 

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.

 

*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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Recording Time & File Formats

 

Get more than 15 hours of recording time from just 4 AA batteries. Or record forever with the optional AD-17 adapter.

 

The H8 records BWF-compliant WAV and MP3 files in any of the following formats:

 

44.1kHz / 16-bit           44.1kHz / 24-bit           48kHz / 16-bit

48kHz / 24-bit              96kHz / 16-bit              96kHz / 24-bit

 

 

State-of-the-Art Editing

The Zoom H8 comes with a free download license for Cubase LE and Steinbergs WaveLab Cast software. WaveLab Cast helps you to finalise your project with a wide range of comprehensive editing, mixing, and refinement tools.

Podcasting
WaveLab Cast connects you directly with podcast directories, such as Spreaker or Podbean*. 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.


For information on license activation and upgrades, visit our Steinberg Software support page.

 

 

Features

 

   Customised 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 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

   Load effects via Guitar Lab software

   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

 

2 (stereo headphone and stereo 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-colour touchscreen LCD

Power

 

ï  4 AA batteries (alkaline, NiMH or lithium)

ï  AC adapter (ZOOM AD-17): DC 5 V/1A

ï  USB bus power

Estimated continuous operation time using batteries (hours: minutes)

 

Using alkaline batteries

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

ï The above values are approximate.

ï Continuous battery operation times were determined using in-house testing methods. They will vary greatly according to use conditions.

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.

 

 

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