Zoom H8 Handy Recorder
The Zoom H8 Handy Recorder is the most advanced portable recorder on the market. It has 8 channels of high-quality audio recording, making it perfect for broadcast and professional use. The built-in microphones are adjustable, so you can get the perfect recording quality every time. Plus, the H8 is small and lightweight, making it easy to take with you wherever you go.
The Zoom H8 Handy Recorder is perfect for recording music, interviews, lectures, and more. This portable recorder has 8 tracks and can be used for broadcast quality audio.
- This recorder has 8 channels and can record at 24-bit/96 kHz resolution.
- The H8 Handy Recorder is a USB audio interface, so you can use it to record directly into your computer.
- With its intuitive controls, the H8 is easy to use, even if you're not a professional musician.
- It's lightweight and portable, so you can take it with you wherever you go.
- You can use the built-in microphones or connect external ones for even better sound quality.
- The Zoom H8 Handy Recorder is a great way to capture your music and ideas.
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.
The Zoom Capsule System 2.0 that’s used in the Zoon H8 allows you to use up to four audio channels which in turn enables a huge range of different and expressive recording options. Zoom offers a range of different capsules that will produce different tones and feel to your recordings.
Three new separately available capsules include the XAH-8; This capsule is designed to capture the clearest and cleanest stereo recordings through its two condenser microphones which can be rotated from a tight X/Y pattern to a wide AB pattern for an enhanced stereo image.
The VRH-8 is ambisonic microphone capsule which uses four condenser microphones that produce immersive 360-degree audio. It’s equipped with an accelerometer that helps you accurately align the capsule, and the built-in Ambisonic decoder will automatically control any conversions that might occur.
Finally, there’s the EXH-8 capsule which provides four additional XLR inputs (equally in a total ten), each of which has its own dedicated gain control and pad switch and allows you to use your own phantom-powered microphone (simply connect a power source to the EXH-8 capsule).
Intuitive Touchscreen System
The Zoom H8 has been designed for ease-of-use and simplicity, whilst capturing and producing the highest level of audio quality. The 2.4” colour LCD touchscreen is not only intuitive and easy to navigate, but there are also three app-driven modes that are optimised for recording podcasts, music and in-field work that are easily accessible.
The podcast app makes it easy to record high-quality audio and gives you 13 pre-loaded sounds to enhance your discussion all at the touch of the dedicated sound pads, but if they’re not enough, you can easily use your own sound effects and music via SD card slot.
The Music App, designed for those recording music in a studio environment. It has important functions that are needed to make your music recording and mixing easy and efficient. The bright LCD shows its importance here, by clearly displaying meters from your input/output levels and faders for sound-level balancing. Using this mode gives you up to 10 tracks which means you can easily record and band in the studio or at rehearsal. In addition, you can add or remove EQ or compression, as well as there being an overdub feature that allows you to record over tracks.
And then there’s the Field App. This is designed specifically for portable recording applications such as for location sound, meetings, live events etc. Using this mode, you able to utilise all the microphone inputs and your chosen capsule, whilst being given access to large meters for every track used whilst enables you to check for clipping on the bright LCD. You’re also able to quickly change key settings such as your input type, limiter, compression and more. And with a pre-record setting, you’ll be sure not to miss any audio.
What's in the box:
- 1 x Zoom H8 Handy Recorder
- 1 x Zoom XYH-6 - X/Y Microphone Capsule
- 4 x AA Batteries
- 1 x Download License for Steinberg Cubase LE
- 1 x Download License for Steinberg WaveLab Cast