Zoom H8 12-Track Portable Recorder

Zoom H8 features an XY mic module and Zoom’s interchangeable capsule system. You can swap out microphone arrays and add extra inputs with optional modules. It records up to 12 tracks in crystal clear 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution, so your listeners feel like they’re right there with you. And to top it all off, the Zoom H8 doubles as a USB audio interface for recording straight into a DAW. Built for podcasters, sound designers, and musicians, the Zoom H8 could be the last hand-held recorder you ever need.


All-in-one mobile recording solution with 12 tracks

4 XLR inputs accommodate most microphones

2 XLR/TRS combination inputs allow you to connect line level devices like guitars and basses

Microphone preamps and phantom power ((+12/+24/+48V) accommodate most analog connections

Capsule System 2.0 modular input connection lets you attach extra onboard mics or additional input jacks

Shockmounted XYH-6 XY stereo microphone module included

Podcast App puts 4 customizable sound pads at your fingertips

Music App gives you control over EQ, compression, effects, and panning

Field App provides at-a-glance monitoring an quick access to other controls

Backup-record prevents unexpected audio spikes from clipping your inputs and trashing your takes

Simultaneously records a second -12dB stereo track to provide a backup in case your original track distorts

Auto-record function starts recording as soon as the input crosses a certain volume threshold

Built-in effects make your recordings sound impeccable

Stereo/Multitrack USB recording modes let you tailor your H8 to your needs

Full-color LCD touchscreen makes navigation easy

Records on SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards up to 512GB in size

Locking connectors prevent unwanted disconnections

Records for up to 20 hours with just 4 AA batteries


Audio Interface: SD Recorder, 12 x 2 Interface

A/D Resolution: 24-bit/96kHz

Simultaneous Rec Tracks: 12

Simultaneous Play Tracks: 12

Built-in Mic(s): Interchangeable Capsule System, XYH-6 Capsule Mic (included)

Analog Inputs: 4 x XLR, 2 x XLR-1/4″ combo, 1 x 1/8″ (capsule secondary input)

Analog Outputs: 1 x 1/8″ (line out)

Headphones: 1 x 1/8″

Built-in Speaker: Yes

Memory (removable): SD, SDHC, SDXC (up to 512GB)

File Format: BWF, WAV, MP3

EQ: Lowcut Filter

Effects: Compressor, Limiter

USB: 1 x Type Micro-B

Power Supply: 4 x AA Batteries / DV DC USB power supply (AD-17 AC sold separately) / USB bus power

Battery Life: Up to 20 hours

Stand Mountable: Tripod Mounting Thread

Height: 1.9″

Width: 4.6″

Depth: 6.4″ (without capsule), 8.77″ (with capsule)

Weight: 0.78 lbs.

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