The Zoom Q8 Audio/Video Recorder - HandPan Sound Samples

The “Zoom” range of audio/video recorders have always been spoken of highly, among HandPan musicians - so it was interesting to stumble across a couple of videos put up by HardCase Technologies man, Alessio - demoing the 2015-model, Zoom Q8 - paired up with a Swiss-made Echo Sound Sculpture, and an Italian-made Meraki Instrument.

Touted as being: ‘the world's first high-def camera with interchangeable microphones—the complete solution for anyone who want to augment their video creations with great sound.’, the Q8 has generally received great reviews over at Amazon (though a few small issues with the device are also highlighted) - which you may wish to read: HERE.

Here are some of the Zoom Q8’s main features:

  • Support for five HD video modes, up to 2304 x 1296 pixels (3M HD), as well as two WVGA modes
  • Compatible with all Zoom microphone capsules (sold separately)
  • Up to four tracks of simultaneous audio recording
  • Supplied detachable stereo X/Y microphone (XYQ-8)
  • Full-color rotating LCD touchscreen

And, most importantly, you can hear below how it performs, capturing footage of a couple of choice HandPan…




Echo Sound Sculpture



Find the Zoom Q8 for sale over at Amazon: HERE

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