New York, NY (September 28, 2020)—Zoom has introduced its flagship podcast production tool with the PodTrak P8, aiming to provide a complete podcast studio with recording, editing and mixing capabilities all in one unit.
Up to six mics can be used at the same time, each with its own fader and preamp with 70 dB of gain. A seventh channel is devoted solely to recording calls via smartphones, while the sixth channel, can be switched to USB for recording guests from a computer. Both the sixth and seventh channels include a Mix-Minus feature. Along with the six inputs are six independent headphone outputs as well, along with main outputs that users can connect to their own studio speakers for monitoring.
Central to the P8 is a color touchscreen that can be used for monitoring, adjusting, onboard editing and more. Features include limiters, low cut, tone adjustments, a compressor/de-esser, noise reduction and more. Clips can be edited, trimmed, split, faded and more on the screen, or files can be transferred to a computer for mixing as well.
Adjacent to it is a series of nine multi-colored sound pads that can be used to trigger sound effects, music, pre-recorded interviews and more. The PodTrak P8 comes with 13 onboard sound pre-loaded, and users can upload their own, with the ability to create up to four banks of sounds for 36 sound clips in all.
Small enough to be portable, the PodTrak P8 provides up to two hours of recording with four AA batteries or can be powered via USB. Additionally, the unit can function solely as an audio interface when connected to a computer for recording and live streaming. The unit comes packaged with the main unit, an AD-14 AC adapter, and a quick guide for getting started.
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