Zoom UAC-8

18 x 20 USB 3.0 Audio Interface with 8 XLR/TRS Combo Mic/Line Inputs, ADAT and S/PDIF Digital I/O, MIDI I/O, and Effects
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Track Your Whole Band with USB 3.0

If you're looking for low latency and enough channels to record your whole band or multitrack drums properly, then the UAC-8 USB 3.0 audio interface will more than satisfy your needs. Equipped with eight of Zoom's top-quality mic pres and a full compliment of analog I/O plus MIDI connectivity, the UAC-8 adds serious multitrack recording capabilities and more to your studio setup. And behind the scenes, Zoom's MixEfx software expands your recording power, with easy access to critical settings and onboard effects processing. For ample connectivity and fast, low-latency performance, Sweetwater can highly recommend the Zoom UAC-8.

Zoom UAC-8 USB 3.0 Audio Interface at a Glance:
  • Great recording interface for your band
  • High-end processing delivers better sound
  • MixEfx software mixer makes signal management easy
Great recording interface for your band

The Zoom UAC-8 USB 3.0 interface is simple to use, and Sweetwater has been impressed by the sound quality. A set of XLR/TRS combo jacks in the front lets you hook up mics, instruments, or line signals in seconds. The UAC-8 uses high-end Burr Brown converters to capture top-notch audio. A full set of TRS jacks in the back let you hook up your powered monitors and studio processors, and you've got ADAT and S/PDIF digital I/O for expanding your rig.

High-end processing delivers better sound

The UAC-8 not only records at the highest standard sample rates, but it also performs four times upsampling of your signal during the analog-to-digital and the digital-to-analog conversion. So, when the sampling rate is set to 44.1kHz, the UAC-8 is processing the signal at 176.4kHz, which helps minimize aliasing noise and increases clarity. In other words, your audio will sound amazing.

MixEfx software mixer makes signal management easy

All parameters of the Zoom UAC-8 are controllable via the MixEfx software application, making it easy to manage your session right from your computer. You can add effects like reverb or echo to offer vocalists a better monitoring experience. You'll also be able to enable a loopback mode that lets you blend the input signals with playback from a computer source, especially useful for live internet streaming.

Zoom UAC-8 USB 3.0 Audio Interface Features:
  • 18-in, 20-out USB 3.0 audio interface
  • Extremely low latency audio
  • MIDI I/O lets you use MIDI control surfaces and sequence external hardware
  • UAC-8 MixEfx application allows you to add reverb or delay effects to inputs and outputs
  • Phantom power to run your favorite condenser mics
  • Eight XLR/TRS combo input jacks for mic and line sources, enough for your whole band
  • LED meters to monitor your input and output levels
  • All-metal design is ready for reliable use in the field
Record with extreme versatility, with the Zoom UAC-8!

Additional Media

Audio Interface Buying Guide
UAC-8 User Manual

Tech Specs

Computer Connectivity USB 3.0
Form Factor Rackmount
Simultaneous I/O 18 x 20
Number of Preamps 8
Phantom Power Yes
A/D Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
Analog Inputs 8 x XLR/TRS Combo
Analog Outputs 2 x 1/4" (Main), 8 x 1/4" (Line), 2 x 1/4" (Headphones)
Digital Inputs 1 x Coax, 1 x Optical
Digital Outputs 1 x Coax, 1 x Optical
Clock I/O 2 x Word Clock
Rack Spaces 1U
Depth 6.2"
Width 19"
Height 1.8"
Manufacturer Part Number ZUAC8

Customer Reviews

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Zoom UAC-8

Supper happy with my purchase. The Zoom UAC-8 delivers as it states. The USB 3.0 audio interface gives me 0 latency on recording and playback. The controls up front makes working it a breeze. I have had some of the smaller recorders zoom has put out, the (H-4) as one, and they always impressed me with there recording quality. With that in mind I decided to give the UAC-8 a try and wasn't let down. The Zoom UAC audio interface was a good buy at a good price.

Powerful Interface

This baby is what it claims to be. The latency basically undetectable. I bought it for a guitar interface to use live running through Ableton with Amplitube while outputting a few other tracks like bass, drums, keys and a click track. I also have the UAC 2 for a synth pc setup and its very good as well.USB 3.0 is the way to go if you're looking to use a computer to process your music live. I will say I had problems will the high sample rates and small buffer sizes. 96000 and 32 samples was too much for my computer, lots of clicking. 44100 and 512 works just fine.Yes its pricey but let's face it, USB 3.0 is more accessible than firewire and thunderbolt. (its faster than firewire too)
Music background: Worship Leader / Electronic Musician
See also: USB Interfaces, Zoom, Zoom USB Audio Interfaces