Zoom UAC-8

USB 3.0 audio interface 24-bit / 192kHz

  • 18 inputs and 20 outputs
  • Simultaneous recording and playback of 8 tracks
  • Audio streaming with minimal latency (2.0 ms roundtrip @ 96 kHz / 32 samples)
  • 8 analog, balanced XLR /jack combo inputs for microphones and line signals
  • Mic preamps with up to +60 dB amplification
  • Input 1 and 2 with Hi-Z switch for direct connection of electric guitars and basses
  • Gain control, clip LEDs and +48V phantom power on each input
  • 10 balanced output jack connectors
  • 2x 6.35 mm headphone output with individual volume controls
  • Large knob for output volume control
  • 4x upsampling during A/D and D/A conversion
  • Asynchronous transmission, not affected by computer jitter
  • Audio resolution up to 24 bit / 192kHz
  • 2x S/PDIF In/Out
  • ADAT Optical In/Out (S/MUX 4-compatible): 2 I/O at 192/176.4 kHz, 4 I/O at 96/88.2 kHz, 8 I/O at 48/44.1 kHz
  • MIDI In/Out
  • Word clock I/O
  • indicator for clock source
  • Operates with all USB 2.0 and 3.0 enabled computers and iPads (optional Apple Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required for iPad- not included)
  • Stable metal case, rack-ready, 1U, 1 rack unit
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 482.6 x 157.7 x 46.0 mm
  • Weight: 2.2 kg
  • Incl. power adapter AD-19 AC, USB 3.0 cable and license for Steinberg Cubase LE (via download)

Further information

Recording / Playback Channels 18x18
Number of Mic Inputs 8
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Headphone Outs 2
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 1
Number of ADAT Connectors 1
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface Yes
Word Clock 1xIn, 1xOut
Max. sample rate (kHz) 192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered No
Incl. power supply Yes
USB Version 3.0
Width in mm 483 mm
Depth in mm 157 mm
Height in mm 45 mm
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Brilliant!

03.05.2016
Win 10, 64bit, 8Gb, i5, Ableton.
I've been using a Focusrite 2i4 for all of my recordings, It was decent however the sound quality of the Zoom is so much cleaner and so much more impressive.
The Zoom sounds professional in comparrison.
The Focusrite worked but gave me drivers issues for 2 years. For the Zoom, I installed the correct drivers for my system, plugged it in and turned it on. It opened MixEfx itself and connected. After opening Ableton, and allowing the inputs and outputs, it was, and still is, incredibly smooth.
The latency is amazing! In 192kHz, I get a RTL of 1.41ms at 32 samples. I use input monitoring with EQ on each channel and bus them to an aux reverb then out. I use the 96 sample option for smooth operation and that gives me 2.04 ms of latency. It's delicious.
The Mix Efx software is great however you may need to reed the manuel. I thought it may have been broken, but it turns out that it wasn't and I needed to do some reading.
You can do almost everything in software and I really enjoy doing so.
The build quality is instantly striking, the gain and Headphone volume knobs feel super smooth and the main volume knob is really nice. The item as a whole feels well built and super sturdy.
The hardware latency program (Driver) gives a very smooth operation and the changing of sample rate and latency times is easy and smooth.

The cons:
The gain pots feel just a little delicate for every day use. I choose to control the gains in software anyway as it means that I can use numbers for gain levels. I had heard this prevous to buying the item and, in my opinion, It's not as big a deal as I thought it would be.
Group phantom power. I would have prefered to have individual switches like the MOTU 8 pre does however the MOTU did not work at all with my system I had to send it back. The Zoom was practically plug and play. Group Phantom power switches are fairlly common and for me have not, as of yet, caused me any difficulty but it would have been a nice fature.

I'm very happy with my purchase and I would recommend this thing or even its little brother to anyone in the market for an interface. Super happy with it.
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Many-sided and good price!

19.12.2016
I ordered this interface 1,5 months ago. I use it with ableton 9 and cubase 5 and with an intel i7 4x 2,3 Ghz 8GB RAM laptop.
The driver installation was easy and the soud device setup too.
The potmeters and the housing quality is very high, and the design is awesome too.
I used it with guitar rig, and it has clear nice sound without any annoying latency.
Usually i use it 48Khz mode and 170 buffer size, and the latency is around 6 ms, what is cool.
The preamp are noiseless, i cant hear any noise in the records.

Contras:
I only miss the dinamic effects and EQ in the Mix FX driver, and the output channels are paired in stereo, so i cannot unstick them.

In total, its a very good choice to a home and a pro studio too with mac or a power plant PC it can working 192 Khz without any noise and it gives back a natural sound image.
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USB 3.0 audio interface 24-bit / 192kHz 18 inputs and 20 outputs, Simultaneous recording and playback of 8 tracks, Audio streaming with minimal latency (2.0 ms roundtrip @ 96 kHz / 32 samples), 8...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 18x18
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 8
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 1
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: Yes
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 1xOut
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • USB Version: 3.0
  • Width in mm: 483 mm
  • Depth in mm: 157 mm
  • Height in mm: 45 mm
  • Included in delivery: USB cable
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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Audio Interface 24-bit / 192kHz, 2 Inputs / outputs, Balanced XLR combo inputs and 6.3 mm jack, 48V Phantom power per channel, Burr Brown mic preamp with up to 60 dB of gain, Hi-Z Input for guitar...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 2x2
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 2
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Headphone Outs: 1
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 0
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: Yes
  • Word Clock: No
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: Yes
  • Incl. power supply: No
  • USB Version: 3.0
  • Width in mm: 176 mm
  • Depth in mm: 113 mm
  • Height in mm: 46 mm
  • Included in delivery: USB cable
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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