- Full-color LCD touchscreen display
- Record up to 13 tracks simultaneously
- Six mic inputs with XLR connectors and optional phantom power
- Six headphone outputs with individual volume controls
- Dedicated channel for recording phone interviews
- Mix-Minus function prevents echo and feedback from call audio
- 13 pre-loaded sounds including applause, laugh track and more
- 2-input, 2-output USB audio interface
- Class-compliant mode for iOS compatibility
- Records directly to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards up to 512GB
Zoom PodTrak P8 Podcasting Recorder
The Zoom PodTrak P8 is easy to use and can handle the most ambitious podcasting projects. With all the functions you need to record, edit and mix, the PodTrak P8 is your complete podcast studio. The color touchscreen interface makes monitoring, adjusting and onboard editing seamless. Everything you need is a touch away. With the P8’s onboard editing, easily trim, split and fade audio clips, you can produce a finished episode. You can even add background music, or transfer track files to your computer to do a final mix.
The Mic Preamp Slider allows you to dial in the level or gain of each mic. Make adjustments until the signal is peaking in the “Good Range”. Peaking in the “Over Range” section can cause distortion in your sound. The Limiter is used to prevent distortion if the volume suddenly gets too loud while the Low Cut reduces low frequency noise that is present in almost any recording environment, whether it is air conditioning, street sounds, vibrations and other sources. Thanks to the Tone Adjustment, you can have that perfect podcast voice by making it darker or brighter while the Compressor/DeEsser enables your voice to have more presence for that perfect studio podcast sound. Additionally, in the On Air screen, you can select Noise Reduction to decrease background noise by automatically turning down the mic levels for tracks not in use.
The PodTrak P8 features six of Zoom’s best-sounding microphone inputs, providing pristine audio for you and your guests. With up to 70dB of gain the P8 can handle demanding microphones such as Shure’s SM7B (sold separately).
This Call Will Be Recorded
The P8 features a dedicated channel for recording phone calls. And channel six can be switched to USB mode to record your guests via computer. Both options include a Mix-Minus feature to prevent echo and feedback for the caller.
The PodTrak P8’s color-coded inputs, outputs, and controls make on-the-fly adjustments a breeze, keeping you focused on the discussion. The P8’s touchscreen display can be set to any one of six languages. You can choose from English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Japanese.
On Air Button
When a channel’s ON AIR is disabled, you can still hear the tracks through your headphones, but they won’t be recorded, or go through speakers or USB. This feature is helpful when having sidebar conversations or prepping your guests during breaks.
Use the optional Zoom BTA-2 Bluetooth Receiver (sold separately) to wirelessly connect your phone to record.
Added Production Value
Make your podcast sound professional by triggering sound effects, intro music, jingles, pre-recorded interviews and more, with nine multi-colored sound pads. Choose from 13 preloaded sounds or load your own. Create up to four banks of sounds for a total of 36 sound clips at your fingertips.
Outputs for Every Occasion
The Zoom PodTrack P8 features six independent headphone outputs, each with individual volume control. For professional playback, the P8’s main outputs allow you to connect to studio monitors.
Take Your Studio With You
When recording outside the studio, the P8 provides up to 2 hours of recording with four AA batteries, or connect a USB power supply for extended use.
A USB-C port allows the PodTrak P8 to function as an audio interface when connected to a computer for recording or live streaming.