8-channel Portable Podcast Production Studio — No Laptop Required
If you've been searching for a standalone solution for capturing interviews, podcasts, cast readings, and color commentary on the go, the 8-channel PodTrak P8 is as full-featured as they come. Onboard you'll find mic inputs, headphone outputs, and channel faders for you and up to five guests, along with a dedicated channel for call-in guests who can't make it to the studio. You also get nine sound pads with four banks for accessing up to 36 sound effects and song samples on the fly. A full-color touchscreen handles common settings such as gain staging, routing, and FX. And thanks to its 2-hour AA battery operation, the PodTrak P8 has you covered for location recording and in-studio electrical outages. For effortless compatibility, the Zoom PodTrak P8 records onto common SD cards up to 512GB in size — which is great for staying organized and ensuring you've always got space for that extra-long episode. Want to integrate the PodTrak P8 into your computer/tablet setup? The Zoom doubles as a class-compliant, 2-in/2-out audio interface for Windows, Mac, and iOS.
Ins, outs, and faders for 6 speakers
Bring a handful of mics and you're all set to record ensemble podcast productions and full-cast commentaries in HD CD-quality right onto your Zoom PodTrak P8. The P8 gives you six mic preamps with selectable phantom power to support your favorite handhelds and studio condenser mics. Six dedicated headphone outputs with independent color-coded volume knobs make it easy for your operator and guests to adjust playback levels. And you also get six independent faders (again, color-coded) to mix stream-ready podcasts and livereads without the need for a laptop. Need to fly in sounds from a laptop? Channel 6 lets you access the P8's native USB connection.
9 x 4 assignable sound pads
The PodTrak P8 also gives a versatile soundbank of 36 assignable sounds controlled by nine soft-touch silicone pads. The P8 ships with 13 preloaded sounds — applause, laugh track, and more — to get you started right out of the gate. But once you master the PodTrak P8's editing software, you'll be dropping in song clips, fanfares, and ad spots unique to each episode.
Dedicated call-in channel
Got a special guest who can't make it to the studio? The PodTrak P8's dedicated call-in channel routes phone calls into your episode. You can either use the P8's hardwired mix-minus audio channel or connect calls wirelessly over Bluetooth. Note: Bluetooth operation requires the Zoom BTA-2 Bluetooth adapter, sold separately.
Full-color touchscreen interface
The PodTrak P8's easy-to-read touchscreen interface keeps the navigation of basic and advanced features simple. This frees up console buttons, knobs, and faders for hands-on control in a recording setting.
Dedicated transport and editing features
Even recording, monitoring, and dropping in markers see a fresh DAW-less makeover in the Zoom PodTrak P8 podcasting mixer. This makes the P8 an ideal solution for users who want to record and mix without transferring tracks into a computer — although you can do that, too.
Optional AA battery power
With the Zoom PodTrak P8, even the remotest corners of the globe can't stand between you and your listeners. Pop in four AA batteries, and you'll have up to two hours of operating time until you get back to AC power.
Records directly onto SD card
Keeping podcasts and interviews organized is easier than ever with the PodTrak P8. Media is recorded directly onto SD/SDHC/SDXC cards — up to 512GB in size — so you can keep entire sleeves of them ready for action.
Doubles as a USB interface for laptop and iOS
Want to bring the Zoom PodTrak P8's advanced recording features to your studio laptop or production tablet? A USB-C cable (sold separately) turns this podcast mixer into a 2-in/2-out class-compliant interface for Mac, Windows, and iOS. Now you can fly audio files into your podcast or save streams in a convenient stereo format. Looking for a full-fledged, standalone podcast production studio? The Zoom PodTrak P8 8-channel podcasting mixer from Sweetwater puts the power right in your hands.
Zoom PodTrak P8 Podcasting Mixer Features:
- 8-channel standalone podcasting mixer from Zoom
- Mic ins, headphone outs, and faders for up to 6 speakers
- Portable — 2 hours of operation on 4x AA batteries
- Full-color touch display is easy to read and simple to navigate
- Doubles as a 2-in/2-out class-compliant audio interface (Windows, Mac, and iOS)
- 9-button sound pad with 4 banks puts 36 sound clips right at your fingertips
- Records onto common SD/SDHC/SDXC cards up to 512GB in size
- BWF-compliant WAV/MP3 — up to 16-bit/44.1kHz quality
- Dedicated call-in channel with hardwire mix-minus or wireless Bluetooth operation (requires BTA-2 Bluetooth adapter)
- Onboard transport and marker controls
- Pre-loaded with applause, laugh track, and more
- Simultaneous Rec Tracks: 13
- Sample Rate: 44.1kHz
- Bit Depth: 16-bit
- Effects: 13 x Pre-loaded Sounds
- EQ: Tone Adjustment, Lowcut
- Compression: Compressor/DeEsser, Limiter
- Phantom Power: Yes
- Number of Mic Preamps: 6
- Audio Interface: Yes
- Computer Connectivity: USB
- Analog Inputs: 5 x XLR (mic), 1 x XLR (mic/USB channel), 1 x 1/8″ TRRS (smartphone)
- Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4″ TRS
- Headphones: 6 x 1/8″ TRS
- USB: 1 x USB-C (2 x 2)
- Storage: SDHC (up to 32GB), SDXC (up to 512GB)
- Faders: 8
- Power: 5V DC power supply (included) / 4 x AA Batteries / USB bus powered
- Height: 2.4″
- Depth: 9.76″
- Width: 11.61″
- Weight: 3.15 lbs.