The color touchscreen interface makes monitoring, adjusting and onboard editing seamless. Everything you need is a touch away.
Wayne Miller | Host, Creator | LA Songwriters Collective Podcast
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.
The Limiter is used to prevent distortion if the volume suddenly gets too loud.
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.
The Tone Adjustment can make your voice darker or brighter, for that perfect podcast voice.
Compressor/DeEsser enables your voice to have more presence for that perfect studio podcast sound.
In the On Air screen select Noise Reduction to decrease background noise by automatically turning down the mic levels for tracks not in use.
IT SPEAKS YOUR LANGUAGE
The P8’s touchscreen display can be set to any one of six languages. Choose from English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Japanese
The P8’s color-coded inputs, outputs, and controls make on-the-fly adjustments a breeze, keeping you focused on the discussion.
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.*
THIS CALL WILL BE RECORDED
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.
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 pre-loaded 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 P8 features six independent headphone outputs, each with individual volume control. For professional playback, the P8’s main outputs allow you to connect your studio monitors.
With the P8’s onboard editing, easily trim, split and fade audio clips to produce a finished episode.
You can also transfer track files to your computer for a final mix.
Choose a file to edit
Edit your file using touchscreen controls
TAKE YOUR STUDIO WITH YOU
When recording outside the studio, the P8 provides up to two 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 and live streaming.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
Here’s what you’ll find in the box:
- PodTrak P8
- AD-14 AC Adapter
- Quick Guide
XLR inputs for microphones with option for phantom power
Monitor levels, adjust settings, and edit your recordings
TRRS input to connect a phone for remote interviews with automatic mix minus. BTA-2 Bluetooth adapter available to make a wireless connection
Trigger sound effects, intro music, ads and more while recording
6 Headphone outputs with individual volume controls plus stero speaker outputs
Mute a track or take it "off air" to talk behind the scenes while recording
Control the volume of your microphones, sound pads and phone
Adjust the volume of the USB and speaker outputs
Start and stop recording and playback, and add marks to your recording
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)
||XLR jacks (2: HOT)
||0 + 70 dB
|MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL
||+5 dBu (@0dBFS)
SMARTPHONE CONNECTION JACK:
||TRRS mini jack (4 contacts, TIP: L, RING 1: R, RING 2: GND, SLEEVE: MIC)
|MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL
|USB TYPE-C (AUDIO INTERFACE AND MASS STORAGE FUNCTIONS).
|• USE A USB CABLE THAT SUPPORTS DATA TRANSFER. USB BUS POWER IS SUPPORTED.
||3.5mm stereo mini
|MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL
||20 mW + 20 mW @32 Ω
||TRS jacks (balanced)
|MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL
|POWER SUPPLY CONNECTOR FOR AD-14
||WAV 44.1kHz, 16-bit, mono/stereo
||4–32 GB cards compatible with the SDHC specification (class 10 or higher)
||64–512 GB cards compatible with the SDXC specification (class 10 or higher)
||44.1 kHz?16-bit?6 in / 2 out
||-1.0 dB: 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz @44.1 kHz
|EQUIVALENT INPUT NOISE
||EIN -124 dBu (IHF-A) @+70 dB, 150 Ω input
||4.3" (480×272) full-color touchscreen LCD
||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 hours
||NiMH batteries (1900 mAh): about 3.5 hours Lithium batteries: about 6.5 hours
||Lithium batteries: about 6.5 hours•
||The above values are approximate
||295 mm (W) × 248 mm (D) × 61 mm (H)
|WEIGHT (UNIT ONLY)