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Re: New Zoom recorder 2020-07-02
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2020, 11:08:23 AM »
They weren't going for looks, were they? Or ease of cable management, for that matter...
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Re: New Zoom recorder 2020-07-02
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2020, 11:10:13 AM »
Color me indifferent.
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Re: New Zoom recorder 2020-07-02
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2020, 11:48:00 AM »
It's not a real Frankenstein unit until you put the soon-to-be released capsule that looks like the H3VR ambisonic recorder on top.  Good lord.

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Re: New Zoom recorder 2020-07-02
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2020, 11:57:05 AM »
They weren't going for looks, were they? Or ease of cable management, for that matter...

You said it.  This thing is a mess, at least physically.
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Re: New Zoom recorder 2020-07-02
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2020, 12:10:11 PM »
A key point about those inputs: only 4 are phantom-powered.  The other 2 XLR/TRS combo inputs are not.
EDIT: It does have 6 phantom-powered inputs.

Price is $400.
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Re: New Zoom recorder 2020-07-02
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2020, 01:37:40 PM »
So why would I choose this over the F series?
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Re: New Zoom recorder 2020-07-02
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2020, 02:19:24 PM »
I would love it if the new 4-input attachment would be compatible with the Zoom F8, possibly with a firmware update. Would love to get the Zoom F8 up to 10 or 12 inputs.

Form factor is wonky. I was trying to envision how I would run this in stealth at an arena rock show, and it would be an interesting beast.
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Re: New Zoom recorder 2020-07-02
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2020, 02:39:33 PM »
Form factor is wonky. I was trying to envision how I would run this in stealth at an arena rock show, and it would be an interesting beast.

Would need a rather large Hat.  :D
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Re: New Zoom recorder 2020-07-02
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2020, 03:07:16 PM »
Form factor is wonky. I was trying to envision how I would run this in stealth at an arena rock show, and it would be an interesting beast.

Maybe they're thinking it would be good for podcasters who would set this thing in the middle of the table and then have everyone sitting around the table, plugged into the corresponding inputs?  Or maybe they're just trying something new and different (which I can respect, as a life-long contrarian).
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Re: New Zoom recorder 2020-07-02
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2020, 03:29:16 PM »
looks painfull to crotch.
 
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Re: New Zoom recorder 2020-07-02
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2020, 03:47:12 PM »
In Europe it seems the price will be 520 Euros; with F6 at 580 at Thomann's it seems a nonsense, unless one needs 10 tracks at a still cheap price.

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Re: New Zoom recorder 2020-07-02
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2020, 06:20:23 PM »
They weren't going for looks, were they? Or ease of cable management, for that matter...

You said it.  This thing is a mess, at least physically.

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Re: New Zoom recorder 2020-07-02
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2020, 06:22:41 PM »
The XLR release tabs in the 6-input section made me think of....

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Re: New Zoom recorder 2020-07-02
« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2020, 10:05:28 PM »
Welcome to the H8.
The Franken-recorder.

12 simultaneous recording tracks, interchangeable capsules, and an App-driven touchscreen interface, the H8 is designed to meet all your audio recording needs.



https://www.zoom-na.com/products/field-video-recording/field-recording/zoom-h8-handy-recorder

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Re: Zoom H8 - The COVID Zoom
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2020, 10:27:19 PM »
It looks like a Transformer robot. I wonder what kind of robot it can morph into?
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