The Zoom PodTrak P8 Portable Multitrack Podcast Recorder 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.
This portable multitrack podcast recorder lets you quickly record up to six mics, handle 2 echo-free remote call-ins simultaneously, trigger sound samples, and provide separate headphone feeds for all your guests, all at the same time and with refreshing simplicity, thanks to the large full-colour LCD touchscreen.
From the intuitive, tactile controls to the powerful audio processing and editing functions, the PodTrak P8 is well equipped to help you record, stream, and export pristine audio for complex panel podcasts. Dynamic and condenser mics, customizable sound pads, call-ins via your smartphone or computer, and independent headphone outs; the PodTrak P8 can manage everything you need a podcast production station to do.
Extra touches including per-channel tone controls, compression/de-essing, limiters, low-cut filters, and noise reduction—all stellar tools for achieving professional-sounding tracks, an integrated mix-minus function to prevent echo and feedback for remote guests, and multiple powering methods make the PodTrak P8 a truly powerful all-in-one solution for podcasting.
The colour touchscreen interface makes monitoring, adjusting and onboard editing seamless. Everything you need is a touch away.
Zoom P8’s touchscreen display can be set to any one of six languages. Choose from English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Japanese
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 Tone Adjustment can make your voice darker or brighter, for that perfect podcast voice.
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.
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.
The P8’s colour-coded inputs, outputs, and controls make on-the-fly adjustments a breeze, keeping you focused on the discussion.
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.
Supports Wireless Connectivity (optional)
Use the optional Zoom BTA-2 Bluetooth Adapter, available separately, to wirelessly connect your phone to record remote guests.
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.
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.
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.*
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.
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.
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.
A USB-C port allows the PodTrak P8 to function as an audio interface when connected to a computer for recording and live streaming.
|Channels of I/O||Analog:
8 Inputs / 2 Outputs at 44.1 kHz
|Max Sample Rate/Resolution||44.1 kHz / 16-Bit|
|Number of Mic Preamps||6|
|Input Level Adjustment||6 x via Touchscreen|
|Number of Headphone Mixes||1 x Master
5 x Guest
|Solo/Mute||Mute per Input Channel|
|Sample Pads||9 x Assignable|
|Display and Indicators||1 x Touchscreen (Menu Navigation, Metering, Multifunction)
8 x LEDs (Mute)