Zoom H8 8 Input 12 Track Portable Handy Recorder

Key Features
  • Podcast/Music/Field Recording Modes
  • Swappable X/Y Stereo Mic Capsule
  • 4 x XLR Mic Inputs with Pads and +48V
  • 2 x XLR-1/4″ Mic/Line/Hi-Z Inputs
  • Intuitive Color Touchscreen
  • 3.5mm Line & Headphone Outputs
  • Onboard Compressor & Low-Cut Filter
  • Powered via Batteries, AC, or USB
  • Supports SDXC Cards up to 512GB
  • Stereo Safety Track Recording


Zoom H8 8 Recorder Expandable Inputs:

The H8 allows for recording up to eight simultaneous input signals and supports expansion into 10-input recording through compatible capsules (sold separately).

Zoom H8 8 Recorder  Capsule System 2.0:

Zoom’s Capsule System 2.0 enables the addition of up to four channels of audio through separately available capsules, expanding recording capabilities. Various capsules are available for different recording scenarios.

X/Y Stereo Microphone Capsule:

The H8 includes a stereo microphone capsule with two unidirectional mics, allowing for high-quality stereo recordings. The capsule is capable of handling sound levels up to 136 dB.

Zoom H8 8 Recorder App-Driven Touchscreen:

The 2.4″ color LCD touchscreen provides intuitive control with three app-driven modes: Podcast, Music, and Field. Each mode is optimized for specific workflows, offering quick access to essential controls.

Zoom H8 8 Recorder Podcast App:

Designed for podcast production, this app features four mic channels, two sound pad channels, and 13 pre-loaded sounds. It simplifies podcast creation with dedicated Sound Pads for sound effects and music beds.

Music App:

The Music app supports recording up to 10 input tracks, overdubbing, mixing, and enhancing recordings with EQ and compression. It also connects to Zoom’s Guitar Lab via USB for additional effects.

Field App:

Ideal for location sound, sound design, and conferences, the Field app provides large meters for every track, quick adjustment of key settings, and detailed control over recording parameters.

Zoom H8 8 Recorder Zoom Capsules Compatibility:

The H8 supports existing Zoom mic capsules, including shock-mounted X/Y, Mid-Side, and mono or stereo shotgun mic capsules. This provides flexibility in choosing and swapping capsules based on recording needs.

Fast, User-Friendly Operation:

The front panel features ergonomic controls for easy operation, including transport buttons, record-arm buttons, large gain knobs, and pad switches. A hold switch prevents accidental button presses.

Instant Access to Gain Adjustments:

Each input channel has its dedicated gain control knob for quick adjustments. Four pad switches allow for a 20 dB attenuation of XLR inputs.

Eight Channels of Microphone/Line Inputs:

The H8 offers four XLR inputs, two XLR-1/4″ combo inputs, and a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack input. It can accommodate condenser microphones, line-level sources, or instruments with active electronics.

Zoom H8 8 Recorder SD Card Recording and Audio Interface:

The H8 supports recording to SD cards (up to 512GB) and functions as a 12-in/2-out USB 2.0 audio interface (24-bit/96 kHz) with Mac, Windows, or iPad.

Zoom H8 8 Recorder 3.5mm Outputs:

The recorder features a 3.5mm line and headphone outputs for simultaneous connection to a camera/DSLR and headphones. It also includes a built-in monophonic speaker for quick playback.

Battery Options:

Power the H8 using four AA batteries for over 20 hours of continuous recording or use an optional AD-17 AC adapter for wall outlet power.

Rugged and Portable Design:

The durable and ergonomic body of the H8 is suitable for handheld use, and it includes a threaded hole for mounting on a mic stand or tripod.

Signal Processing:

Onboard effects, including compression, limiting, and a low-cut filter, enhance audio recordings. Special recording functions such as pre-record, auto-record, and backup records are available.

External Remote Control:

Use an iPhone or iPad to monitor level meters and control record/play functions with the optional BTA-1 Bluetooth module.

Portable Recorder
Number of Tracks
12 (8 Inputs + Stereo Mix)
Maximum Sampling Rate
96 kHz / 24-Bit
Interchangeable Cardioid Condenser Stereo Pair, X/Y Configuration
Built-In Speaker
Yes, 400 mW Mono
2.4″ / 6.1 cm Color LCD Touchscreen
Memory Card Support
SD (Up to 2 GB)
SDHC (4 GB to 32 GB)
SDXC (64 GB to 512 GB)
Internal Storage
Audio File Formats
Sample Rates
44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz
Bit Depth
16 / 24-Bit
Bit Rates
128 kb/s
192 kb/s
320 kb/s
Signal Processing & FX
Compressor, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter
Timecode Support
Analog I/O
4 x XLR 3-Pin Female Balanced Mic Input (Lockable)
2 x Combo XLR-1/4″ TRS Female Balanced Instrument/Line/Mic Input (Lockable)
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line/Mic Input
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line Output
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
Digital I/O
Phantom Power
+12 / 24 / 48 V (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
System Connection
1 x Micro-USB
Power Options
Battery, USB Bus Power, AC/DC Power Adapter
Battery Type
4 x AA (Not Included)
Approximate Battery Life
20 Hours
AC/DC Power Adapter
5 VDC at 1 A (Not Included)
Mounting Options
1/4″-20 Female (Bottom)
4.6 x 1.9 x 6.4″ / 116.4 x 48.6 x 163.3 mm (Recorder)
3.1 x 1.8 x 2.4″ / 78.9 x 45.2 x 60.2 mm (X/Y Mic)
12.5 oz / 354 g (Recorder)
4.6 oz / 130 g (X/Y Mic)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.5 x 6.4 x 2.8″



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