Zoom PodTrak P8 8-Channel Podcast Production Studio

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PODTRAK P8

Sale Price: $499.99 CDN
Original Price: $699.99 CDN

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PODTRAK P8

SET IT. EDIT. CAST. SIMPLE.

Podcasting Simplified
The Zoom PodTrak P8 is easy to use and can handle the most ambitious podcasts. With all the functions you need to record, edit and mix, the PodTrak P8 is your complete podcast studio.

Crystal-Clear Recording
The PodTrak P8 features six of Zoom's best-sounding mic inputs, providing pristine audio for you and your guests.
With up to 70dB of gain the P8 can handle the most demanding microphones.

Call Recording
The P8 features a dedicated channel for recording phone calls. Channel six can be switched to USB mode to record your guests from your computer. Both options include a Mix-Minus feature to prevent echo and feedback for the caller.

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. Helpful when having sidebar conversations or prepping your guests during breaks.

Take Your Studio With You
When recording outside the studio, the P8 provides up to two hours of recording with four AA batteries (not included), or connect a USB power supply for extended use.

CONTROLS
Touchscreen Controls
The colour touchscreen interface makes monitoring, adjusting and onboard editing seamless. Everything you need is a touch away.
Mic Preamp Slider
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.
Limiter
The Limiter is used to prevent distortion if the volume suddenly gets too loud.
Low Cut
The Low Cut reduces low frequency noise that is present in almost any recording environment, whether it's air conditioning, street sounds, vibrations, and other sources.
Tone Adjustment
The Tone Adjustment can make your voice darker or brighter, for that perfect podcast voice.
Compressor/DeEsser
Compressor/DeEsser enables your voice to have more presence for that perfect studio podcast sound.
Noise Reduction
In the On Air screen select Noise Reduction to decrease background noise by automatically turning down the mic levels for tracks not in use.

Features
• 4.3" colour LCD touchscreen display. Select from English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese
• Record up to 13 tracks simultaneously
• Six mic inputs with XLR connectors and optional phantom power
• Individual volume sliders, mute buttons and "on air" indicators for each channel
• Dedicated channel for recording remote interviews
• Mix-Minus function automatically prevents echo and feedback from callers phone
• Nine assignable Sound Pads with four banks
• 13 pre-loaded sounds including applause, laugh track and more
• Six headphone outputs with individual volume controls let everyone hear clearly
• Onboard editing
• 2-input, 2-output USB audio interface
• Class-compliant mode for iOS compatibility
• Battery power provides up to two hours of use with four AA batteries
• Up to two hours of use with four AA batteries or use the included AD-14 AC power adapter
• Records directly to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards up to 512GB
• 16-bit /44.1kHz audio in WAV format

In the Box
• PodTrak P8
• AD-14 AC Adapter
• Quick Guide

Specifications
INPUTS & OUTPUTS
NUMBER OF INPUT CHANNELS: Mic inputs: 6 (mono) Smartphone input: 1 (stereo)
NUMBER OF OUTPUT CHANNELS: 2 (6 headphones and L/R speaker outputs)
CONNECTORS
MIC:
TYPE XLR jacks (2: HOT)
INPUT GAIN 0 + 70 dB
INPUT IMPEDANCE XLR:3 kΩ
MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL +5 dBu (@0dBFS)
PHANTOM POWER +48 V
SMARTPHONE CONNECTION JACK:
TYPE TRRS mini jack (4 contacts, TIP: L, RING 1: R, RING 2: GND, SLEEVE: MIC)
INPUT IMPEDANCE 3 kΩ
MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL +2.5 dBu
USB:
USB TYPE-C (AUDIO INTERFACE AND MASS STORAGE FUNCTIONS).
USE A USB CABLE THAT SUPPORTS DATA TRANSFER. USB BUS POWER IS SUPPORTED.
HEADPHONES:
TYPE 3.5mm stereo mini
MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL 20 mW + 20 mW @32 Ω
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE 27 Ω
SPEAKER OUTPUT:
TYPE TRS jacks (balanced)
MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL +5.5 dBu
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE 320 Ω
AC ADAPTER
POWER SUPPLY CONNECTOR FOR AD-14
FORMAT WAV 44.1kHz, 16-bit, mono/stereo
RECORDING MEDIA 432 GB cards compatible with the SDHC specification (class 10 or higher)
64512 GB cards compatible with the SDXC specification (class 10 or higher)
AUDIO INTERFACE 44.1 kHz、16-bit、6 in / 2 out
FREQUENCY RESPONSE -1.0 dB: 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz @44.1 kHz
EQUIVALENT INPUT NOISE EIN -124 dBu (IHF-A) @+70 dB, 150 Ω input
DISPLAY 4.3" (480272) full-colour touchscreen LCD
POWER SUPPLY 4 AA batteries (alkaline, lithium, or rechargeable NiMH) AC adapter (ZOOM AD-14): DC 5 V/1 A (supports USB bus power)
ESTIMATED CONTINUOUS OPERATION TIME USING BATTERIES Recording 44.1kHz/16-bit/4ch audio to SD card (when +48 V is OFF and headphone impedance is 32 Ω)Alkaline batteries: about 2 hoursNiMH batteries (1900 mAh): about 3.5 hoursLithium batteries: about 6.5 hours
POWER CONSUMPTION 5 W
EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS 295 mm (W) 248 mm (D) 61 mm (H)
WEIGHT (UNIT ONLY) 1.43 kg

Easy setup, great sound, no cloud lift = no brainer3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
If you’re an amateur podcaster or even a pro looking for a fast reliable setup, don’t hesitate.
The biggest selling feature for me was that the pre amps handle SM7b’s without cloud lifters, you’ve just saved a ton of money right off the bat.
The mix minus is flawless, no echo and no nonsense
The extra phone connection is great as well, paired with the BT adapter makes it perfect for someone who wants to play audio through their phone or have someone call in.
Some people may be turned off by the fact it’s only a 2in 2out interface but you have FULL track by track recording to an SD card. You don’t need to record into your daw, just import later if you want to edit/cleanup on your computer
Another complaint I see is that it’s only 16/44.1k
That’s good enough for a podcast being streamed at mp3 quality. If you’re trying to use it for film, find something that can get to 24/48k
One true complaint I have is that the comp/de ess and EQ doesn’t have any customization. It’s just a line for more or less bass, more or less comp. Since I do all of my post production in Pro Tools, this isn’t a horrible thing. I found I didn’t even need to use the EQ and the comp/de ess was nice when you had it at like 2/10 on the line. It can get VERY strong if you push it too hard so keep it low and under control.
The preamp would have been nice on a knob, I find it slightly annoying to have it on a touch screen slider, but again... it not a huge deal to set it and forget it.
All and all, it’s great, sounds great, looks great and would be a great addition to your podcast studio!!
Posted by Kyle on Jun 2, 2021
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