The Zoom R8 Eight-Track Songwriter Recording Studio is a cost-effective kit from B&H that provides beginner and seasoned songwriters alike with the elements necessary to quickly set up an easy-to-use and feature-packed multitrack recording studio. The R8 is an 8-track recorder that combines multiple audio production tools in one compact device, including a loop-based audio sequencer, pad sampler, and a rhythm machine with over 500 internal loops and drum patterns in a wide variety of musical styles. Together with the versatile Audio Technica AT2020 condenser microphone, this kit allows you to compose songs, lay down demos, craft fully developed productions, or just sketch musical ideas whenever and wherever the inspiration strikes—just bring your voice, your instruments, and start creating.
Connect microphones and instruments directly to the R8 and record high-quality audio at resolutions up to 24-bit/48 kHz directly to an SD or SDHC card. For more elaborate production work using a computer, the recorder can serve as a 2-in/2-out USB audio interface with the included Steinberg Cubase LE software for Windows and Mac OS. Ideal for project and home studios, the AT2020 microphone serves a wide range of applications and is equally at ease with capturing the subtleties and nuances of vocals and acoustic instruments, or the rough sounds of screaming guitar amplifiers and pounding drums.
Whether you work late at night, or have a studio with poor acoustics, or people around who would rather not hear the same song looping around, the Shure SRH240A headphones clearly expose the details in your music, helping you get mixes that work well on speakers.
Zoom R8 8-Track Digital Recorder/Interface/Controller/Sampler
The R8 8-Track Digital Recorder/Interface/Controller/Sampler from Zoom is an ultra-portable music production solution, ideal for the musician on the go. The R8 packs the versatility of the larger R24 into a fresh compact design. Not only is the R8 an 8-track recorder that writes to SD flash memory cards, it's also a USB audio interface, a controller, and a pad sampler!
The R8 has 2-track simultaneous recording and 8-track playback. It can record WAV files at sample rates of 44.1/48kHz and bit rates of 16/24-bit. The files are captured to SD memory cards with capacities up to 32GB for making lengthy recordings. There are built-in stereo condenser mics for making recordings without extra equipment. There are also XLR/TRS combo inputs for connecting external microphones and instruments. There is 48V phantom power available on 2 tracks for supporting condenser mics. You can choose from over 140 DSP effects to add to your recordings, including guitar amp models and mastering effects.
The R8 has a USB connector, allowing you to use it as a high-definition audio interface with your computer. It supports rates up to 24-bit/96kHz and offers 2 x 2 in/out over the USB connection. Steinberg Cubase LE DAW software is included so you can record, mix, and edit on your computer right away. The R8's controls provide full mixing and transport options for Cubase, Logic, Sonar, and other popular DAW software options. The control surface uses Mackie Control emulation for wide compatibility.
Other features of the R8 include a pad sampler with 8 voices, as well as a loop-based audio sequencer for music creation. The R8 can operate on 4 standard AA batteries, USB bus power, or the included AC adapter for excellent versatility.
Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
The AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone from Audio-Technica is designed for vocal and general instrument capturing in project and professional studio environments. The capsule features a low-mass, side-address diaphragm with a cardioid polar pattern for rejecting ambiance and noise at the off-axis sections of the microphone capsule. A linear frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz enables the flexibility to accurately reproduce signals from a wide variety of sources. High SPL handling and wide dynamic range allow the AT2020 to capture loud signals with minimal noise and distortion. The microphone includes a pivoting, threaded stand mount for accurate positioning.
Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR Male to XLR Female Microphone Cable (10', Black)
The black Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR Male to XLR Female Microphone Cable (10') is designed to be an extremely quiet and flexible cable that is ideal for the most demanding live sound and performance applications. The cable is engineered to be durable and provide protection against EMI, RFI, and static noise. While the cable's color-coding affords the ability to quickly differentiate between multiple connections on stage, it provides a pleasant aesthetic quality at the same time.
Premium Performance 3000 Series cables are made from 24-AWG OFC copper wire that's wrapped with PE insulation and a conductive PVC inner shield. A cotton-yarn inner layer helps reduce electrostatic and microphonic noise. The 95% dual-spiral shielding makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrik XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.
Shure SRH240A Professional Around-Ear Stereo Headphones
The SRH240A Professional Around-Ear Stereo Headphones from Shure provide high-quality audio in a lightweight and comfortable design. Large 40mm neodymium dynamic drivers provide clear, detailed sound with a wide frequency response while the closed-back earcup design helps to block out ambient noise.
The enhanced design features thick around-ear cushions and an adjustable headband that provide long-lasting comfort, allowing you to listen for hours without fatigue. The OFC cable provides plenty of slack and has a standard 3.5mm plug and a 1/4" adapter for wide compatibility with consumer and professional audio gear.
Auray MS-5230F Tripod Microphone Stand with Fixed Boom
The Auray MS-5230F Tripod Microphone Stand with Fixed Boom features durable, steel construction. The 31.5" boom arm allows you to angle the mic however you need it. An ergonomic twist-action clutch helps adjust the height of the stand, while the reinforced tripod base and nonslip feet keep it firmly and sturdily in place. The Auray MS-5230F mic stand collapses for easy transport.
Auray PFNY-6 Nylon Pop Filter with Gooseneck and C-Style Clamp
Designed for use with microphones, the Auray PFNY-6 is a pop filter that minimizes vocal plosives and reduces errant breath noise. It's suitable for home and pro studios alike, and lends itself to all sorts of recording applications, including sung vocals, voiceovers, broadcasts, and podcasts.
The PFNY-6 utilizes a double-layered nylon screen, affording a clear view of the capsule; thus, the PFNY-6 won't impede a vocalist from giving a robust-sounding performance, captured on-axis. Additionally, this screen protects your microphone capsule from corrosive moisture.
Its 13" flexible gooseneck will give you plenty of room to maneuver, allowing you to place the screen as close to the capsule as you'd like. A sturdy C-clamp with a thumbscrew fastener protects against slippage, while a rubber grommet and padding protect your mic stand's finish.
Prevents Vocal Plosives
Robust Vocal Tracks
Protects Against Corrosive Moisture
Easy to Attach
Auray COHH-2 Clamp-On Headphones Holder for Mic Stand
The Auray COHH-2 Clamp-On Headphones Holder for Microphone Stand easily attaches to microphone stands that are up to 1.2" in diameter to provide a hanging hook that supports two pairs of studio headphones. With a sturdy all-metal construction, the holder attaches to the microphone stand using a durable threaded locking knob, which ensures the headphones remain in place and are conveniently accessible while tracking in the studio.
Three Different Mounting Options
Organize Your Studio
Supports Two Pairs of Headphones
Durable Locking Knob
SanDisk 32GB Extreme UHS-I SDHC Memory Card
Built to meet the demands of photographers and passionate shutterbugs who are using advanced cameras and HD camcorders, the 32GB Extreme UHS-I SDHC Memory Card from SanDisk allows users to take advantage of functions such as fast action shots, continuous burst mode, and multiple frames per second. It features a capacity of 32GB, is compatible with the UHS-I bus, and delivers maximum read speeds of up to 90 MB/s and maximum write speeds of up to 40 MB/s. This Extreme UHS-I SDHC card supports the V30 speed class, which guarantees minimum write speeds of 30 MB/s. If your device does not support the V30 speed class, this card also supports the U3 speed class, which likewise guarantees minimum write speeds of 30 MB/s. If your device only supports the Class 10 standard, minimum write speeds are guaranteed not to drop below 10 MB/s.
Built for extreme conditions, SanDisk's 32GB Extreme UHS-I SDHC Memory Card is water, shock, and x-ray proof, while also being able to withstand temperatures from -13 to 185°F, allowing for use in environments such as snow and deserts. A built-in write protect switch further helps to safeguard your content, while advanced Error Correction Code engine offers improved data integrity and card reliability during read and write operations. Downloadable RescuePRO data recovery software helps you restore accidentally deleted images. The card also has a writable label on its surface and the included jewel case makes for easy storage and organization. This card is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.