Zoom R8 Eight-Track Songwriter Recording Studio Kit

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Zoom R8 Eight-Track Songwriter Recording Studio Kit
Key Features
  • All-in-One, Standalone Recording Studio
  • Produce 8-Track Demos & Full Songs
  • Condenser Studio Microphone with Stand
  • High-Quality Audio, 24-Bit / 48 kHz
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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.
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Zoom R8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Zoom R8 8-Track Digital Recorder/Interface/Controller/Sampler
  • 3Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • 4Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR Male to XLR Female Microphone Cable (10', Black)
  • 5Shure SRH240A Professional Around-Ear Stereo Headphones
  • 6Auray MS-5230F Tripod Microphone Stand with Fixed Boom
  • 7Auray PFNY-6 Nylon Pop Filter with Gooseneck and C-Style Clamp
  • 8Auray COHH-2 Clamp-On Headphones Holder for Mic Stand
  • 9SanDisk 32GB Extreme UHS-I SDHC Memory Card

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.

General

Compact design for ultimate portability, ideal for traveling musicians
Operates on 4 standard AA batteries, USB bus power, or the included AC adapter for excellent versatility

Recorder

8-track recorder with 2-track simultaneous recording and 8-track playback
Records WAV files at sample rates of 44.1/48kHz and bit rates of 16/24-bit
Files are captured to SD memory cards with capacities up to 32GB for making lengthy recordings of up to 100 track hours. Flash memory is lightweight and reliable, with no concern of hard drive failure
Built-in stereo condenser mics are provided for making recordings without extra equipment
XLR/TRS combo inputs let you connect external microphones and instruments. The R8 also has a stereo 1/4" output for connecting external speakers, plus a 1/4" headphone jack for private monitoring. A 1/4" control input supports wired remote control
48V phantom power is 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

Interface

The R8's USB connector allows you to use it as a high-definition audio interface with your computer
The USB connection supports rates up to 24-bit/96kHz and offers 2 x 2 simultaneous in/out. If you only work at a 44.1kHz sampling rate, you can also use the R8's internal DSP effects on your computer tracks
A dedicated control lets you adjust the mix balanced between DAW playback sound and direct sound for monitoring
Steinberg Cubase LE DAW software is included so you can record, mix, and edit on your computer right away

Controller

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

Sampler/Drum Machine

The R8 has 8 built-in pads that can trigger 8 different voices. Samples can be assigned to each pad for creating loops
There are 500 internal drum loops
UPC: 884354009977

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.

Suitable for project/home-studio applications
High SPL handling and wide dynamic range provide maximum versatility
Custom-engineered low-mass diaphragm provides extended frequency response and superior transient response
Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
Pivoting, threaded stand mount attaches securely for easy and precise placement of the microphone
UPC: 042005134953

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.

Sampler/Drum Machine

95% dual-spiral shielding offers protection from EMI and RFI noise
Twin conductive PVC inner shielding provides 100% coverage of the core conductor. It helps keep the cable's signal from radiating and affecting nearby cables and helps prevents external EMI from penetrating to the cable's core
24-AWG oxygen-free stranded copper inner core provides the best possible conductivity
Cotton yarn reduces electrostatic and microphonic noise
All solder points shrink-wrapped for protection
Neutrik XX silver connectors offer high conductivity
Caged type contact and improved ground contact
UPC: 847628558274

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.

The lightweight and durable construction withstands the rigors of day-to-day use
Large 40mm neodymium dynamic drivers provide high-quality sound with a wide frequency response so you experience deep bass, clear mids, and crisp treble
The closed-back earcup design helps to block out ambient noise so you can focus on your music instead of your environment
The re-engineered ergonomic design features thick around-ear cushions and an adjustable headband for long-lasting comfort
The impedance, power handling, and sensitivity are calibrated for optimum performance with a variety of sound sources
The cable has a straight design that provides plenty of slack, while the oxygen-free copper construction provides a clear signal path
The standard 3.5mm stereo mini plug and threaded 1/4" adapter provide wide compatibility with consumer and professional audio devices
UPC: 042406229210

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.

UPC: 847628015586

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.

General Features

Prevents Vocal Plosives

Anyone who has recorded vocal tracks knows what the sound of the letters p and b can do to the take when a microphone is left unprotected. This double-layered nylon screen dissipates the rush of air caused by vocal plosives, thus minimizing the popping sounds that can compromise your recording.

Robust Vocal Tracks

By minimizing vocal plosives, vocalists can move closer to the microphone and train their voice directly on the mic capsule for a more rich, centered, warm, and robust track.

Protects Against Corrosive Moisture

In addition to protecting your take from vocal plosives, the PFNY-6 protects your mic capsule from corrosive moisture.

Easy to Attach

The PFNY-6 is outfitted with a sturdy C-clamp that attaches easily to a mic stand or mic boom. Its thumbscrew fastener adjusts to most sizes, and the rubber grommet won't scratch your mic stand's finish.
UPC: 847628000858

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

Keep headphones accessible and uncluttered when tracking

Supports Two Pairs of Headphones

Provides sufficient support for two full-size pairs of studio headphones

Durable Locking Knob

Assures that hook will not slip once firmly attached to mic stand

Versatile

Fits mic stands with tube diameters up to 1.2"

Sturdy

All-metal construction ensures years of reliable use
UPC: 847628580312

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.

General Features

Faster Performance and Downloads

With write speeds up to 40 MB/s, this card unleashes the full shooting potential of your advanced camera or DSLR. Take advantage of advanced functions such as fast action shots, continuous burst mode, and multiple frames per second. Photos are written to your card almost instantly so you'll get your best shot, and you'll save time moving it all from your camera to your computer.

Capacity for High-Resolution Photos and Videos

With a capacity of 32GB to capture it all, this SanDisk Extreme UHS-I Card offers enough room for thousands of high-resolution photos. The card can accommodate high-volume image formats, such as RAW and JPEG, and also provides plenty of room for Full HD videos.

4K and Full HD Video Recording

With Class 10, UHS Speed Class 3 (U3), and V30 video ratings, you'll be ready to capture 4K Ultra HD, cinema quality 3D, and Full HD video (1080p), which require more performance than ordinary cards can handle. This memory card's accelerated minimum sustained write speeds help ensure that video data isn't lost during recording, by reducing dropouts and stuttering.

Error Correction for Enhanced Relability

Thanks to its Advanced Error Correction Code engine, this SanDisk Extreme UHS-I SDHC card helps reduce the chance for errors during data storage and retrieval. It prevents potential data corruption, providing high data integrity.

Fast Transfer Speeds Reduce Upload Times

SanDisk Extreme UHS-I SDHC cards boast a read speed of up to 90 MB/s, so you can transfer photos and videos to your computer quickly. You'll spend less time uploading photos and more time editing, storing, and sharing.

Durable Design

Designed and tested to withstand the tough conditions, this card has a capacity of 32GB and is waterproof, shockproof, and X-ray proof. It can operate in temperatures ranging from -13 to 185°F, so you can work in almost any climate.

RescuePRO Software

SanDisk RescuePRO and RescuePRO Deluxe software are file and data recovery products for recovering deleted files from all types of digital media.
UPC: 619659147037

Zoom R8 8-Track Digital Recorder/Interface/Controller/Sampler Specs

Tracks8 x Mono Recording Tracks
2 x Simultaneous Recording Tracks
8 x Simultaneous Playback Tracks + Metronome
Recording Format44.1/48kHz, 16/24-bit WAV
Recording Time200 Minutes per GB (Mono)
FunctionsProjects: 1000
Markers: 100/Project
Locator: Hours/Minutes/Seconds/Milliseconds and Bars/Beats/Ticks
File Editing: Divide, Trim
Punch-In/Out (Manual, Auto)
Bounce
A-B Repeat
Undo/Redo
Interface2 x Recording Channels
2 x Playback Channels
24-bit, 44.1/48/88.2/96kHz
Mixer9 x Faders (8 Mono, 1 Master)
3 Band EQ
Pan (Balance)
2 x Effect Sends
Invert
Tracks 1/2 and 7/8 Selectable in Pairs for Stereo Link
EffectsAlgorithms: 8 (Clean, Distortion, Aco/Bass Sim, Bass, Mic, Dual Mic, Stereo, Mastering)
Patches: 310 Insert, 60 Send-Return
Effect Modules: 7 Insert, 2 Send
Tuner: Chromatic, Guitar, Bass, Open A/D/E/G, D Modal
Rhythm PatternsVoices: 8
Format: Linear PCM
Drum Kits: 10
Pads: 8, Velocity-Sensitive
Precision: 48 ppqn
Patterns: 511/Project
Tempo: 40.0 to 250.0 BPM
SamplingPlayback Formats: 44.1/48kHz, 16/24-bit WAV
Editing: Trim, Time-Stretch
Recording MediaSD Card (16MB - 2GB)
SDHC Card (4GB - 32GB)
AD/DA Conversion96kHz, 24-bit, Delta-Sigma
Display128 x 64 Pixel Backlit LCD
Microphone2 x Omnidirectional Condenser Microphones (Stereo Pair)
Gain: -50dBm < Continuous < +4dBm
Connectors2 x Balanced XLR/TRS Combo Inputs
1 x Stereo 1/4" Output (2 Jacks, L/R)
1 x Stereo 1/4" Headphone Jack (2 x 20mW, 32 Ohm Load)
1 x 1/4" Control Input (FS01)
1 x USB 2.0 Mini-B High-Speed Connector (Interface/Control and Mass Storage)
1 x DC Power Input
Input Level-50dBm < Continuous < +4dBm
Input ImpedanceBalanced: 1 kOhm
Unbalanced: 50 kOhms
Hi-Z: 470 kOhms
Signal to Noise Ratio93dB
Phantom Power48V, 24V
Power4 x AA Batteries (Up to 5.5 Hours Operation with Backlight On and Phantom Power Off)
USB Bus Power
5VDC, 1A via AC Adapter (Zoom AD-17, Included)
Dimensions (WxDxH)10.1 x 7.48 x 2" (257 x 190 x 51mm)
Weight27.5 oz (780g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.83 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.55 x 8.35 x 3.45"

Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
CapsuleCondenser
Polar PatternCardioid
OrientationSide Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL144 dB SPL
Impedance100 Ohms
Sensitivity14.1 mV/Pa
Dynamic Range124 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio74 dB
Equivalent Noise Level20 dB
THD1%
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Power
Operating Voltage48 V (Phantom Power)
Operating Current Consumption2.0 mA
Physical
ColorBlack
Mounting5/8"-27 Female, Mic Clip (with Included Hardware)
3/8"-16 Female (via Integrated Hardware)
Dimensionsø: 2.05 x L: 6.38" / ø: 52 x L: 162 mm
Weight12.17 oz / 345 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.75 x 9.6 x 2.9"

Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR Male to XLR Female Microphone Cable (10', Black) Specs

Connector 13-Pin XLR Male
Connector 23-Pin XLR Female
Cable Length10' / 3 m
Shielding95% Spiral
Wire Gauge24 AWG
Contact PlatingSilver
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.45 x 7.65 x 0.95"

Shure SRH240A Professional Around-Ear Stereo Headphones Specs

Headphone
Driver TypeDynamic
DesignOver-Ear (Circumaural)
Earcup StyleClosed-Back
General
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity107 dB
Impedance38 Ohms
Maximum Power Handling500 mW
Connectivity
Audio Connector to Source1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Connector PlatingNickel
Cable
Cable Length6.6' /  m
Physical
Weight10.1 oz / 238 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.475 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.8 x 8.75 x 4.65"

Auray MS-5230F Tripod Microphone Stand with Fixed Boom Specs

Stand
Height36.2 to 63" / 91.9 to 160 cm
Base TypeTripod
Base Dimensions25.6 x 25.6" / 65 x 65 cm
Boom
Length31.5" / 80 cm
General
MaterialSteel
Weight4.5 lb / 2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)33.5 x 4 x 4"

Auray PFNY-6 Nylon Pop Filter with Gooseneck and C-Style Clamp Specs

Filter Size6" / 15.24 cm Diameter
Attachment StyleClamp with Screw
Filter MaterialNylon
Material of ConstructionNylon
Length13" / 33 cm (Gooseneck)
22" / 55.9 cm (Total)
Weight7.2 oz / 204 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.66 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15 x 7.5 x 1.5"

Auray COHH-2 Clamp-On Headphones Holder for Mic Stand Specs

Physical
Dimensions (H x W x L)1.75 x 3 x 5.25" / 4.4 x 7.6 x 13.3 cm
Weight0.25 lb / 113.4 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.9 x 2 x 1.75"

SanDisk 32GB Extreme UHS-I SDHC Memory Card Specs

Quantity1
Card TypeSDHC
Storage Capacity32 GB
Bus TypeUHS-I
Speed Class10
UHS Speed ClassU3
Video Speed ClassV30
Bus Interface SpeedUHS Class I
Data TransferRead Speed: 90 MB/s Maximum (Burst)
Write Speed: 40 MB/s Maximum (Burst)
Write Speed: 30 MB/s Minimum
DurabilityShockproof, Temperature Extremes, Waterproof, X-Ray Proof
Operating Temperature-13 to 185°F/ -25 to 85°C
Storage Temperature-40 to 185°F/ -40 to 85°C
Error CorrectionYes
Built-in Write-Protect SwitchYes
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.035 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6 x 4 x 0.2"
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