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

Zoom R8 Eight-Track Songwriter Recording Studio Kit

Zoom R8 Eight-Track Songwriter Recording Studio Kit

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Zoom R8 Eight-Track Songwriter Recording Studio Kit Zoom R8 8-Track Digital Recorder/Interface/Controller/Sampler Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone Kopul Performance 2000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 10' (3.0 m), Black Shure SRH240A Professional Around-Ear Stereo Headphones Auray MS-5230F Tripod Microphone Stand with Fixed Boom Auray PFNY-6 Nylon Pop Filter with Gooseneck Auray COHH-2 - Clamp On Headphone Holder For Mic Stand SanDisk 32GB Extreme PRO SDHC UHS-I Memory Card

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  • All-in-One, Standalone Recording Studio
  • Produce 8-Track Demos & Full Songs
  • Condenser Studio Microphone with Stand
  • High-Quality Audio, 24-Bit / 48 kHz
  • Compose with Loop-Based Sequencer
  • Headphones for Clear Monitoring
  • Drum Machine with 160 Percussion Sounds
  • 8-Voice Pad Sampler
  • Over 500 Internal Loops & Drum Patterns
  • 2-In / 2-Out USB Interface, Mac/Windows
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Zoom R8 Overview

  • 1Description

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 Performance 2000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 10' (3.0 m), Black

    The Kopul Performance 2000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (10') is engineered for exceptional value and superb protection against EMI, RFI and static noise. Quiet and flexible, the cable is suitable for most live sound and performance applications.

    Performance 2000 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. 92% dual-spiral shielding makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise and Rean silver plated connectors provide a high level of connectivity.

    92% 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 also helps prevent external EMI from penetrating to the cable's core.
    24 AWG oxygen-free stranded copper inner core.
    Cotton yarn reduces electrostatic and microphonic noise.
    Rean silver plated connectors offer high conductivity.
    Cast zinc shell and chuck style strain relief.
    UPC: 847628558113
  • 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

    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, voice-overs, 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 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 Headphone Holder For Mic Stand

    The Auray COHH-2 - Clamp-On Headphone Holder for Microphone Stand easily attaches to microphone stands that are up to 1.2" (30mm) 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.

    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" (30mm)
    Sturdy
    All-metal construction ensures years of reliable use
    UPC: 847628580312
  • SanDisk 32GB Extreme PRO SDHC UHS-I Memory Card

    Designed for SD devices that can capture Full HD, 3D, and 4K video, as well as RAW and burst photography, the 32GB Extreme PRO SDHC UHS-I Memory Card from SanDisk has a capacity of 32GB, is compatible with the UHS-I bus, and features a speed class rating of V30, which guarantees minimum write speeds of 30 MB/s. If your device does not support the V30 standard, this card also supports the U3 standard, which also guarantees minimum write speeds of 30 MB/s. Read speeds are supported up to 95 MB/s and write speeds max out at 90 MB/s.

    Built for extreme conditions, SanDisk's 32GB Extreme PRO SDHC UHS-I Memory Card is water, shock, x-ray, and temperature proof to help protect your data. 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. This memory card includes downloadable RescuePRO data recovery software, which is good for one year of use and helps you restore accidentally deleted images. The card is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

    General Features

    Up to 90 MB/s Write Speed for Burst-Mode Performance
    With write speeds up to 90 MB/s (600x) and read speeds up to 95 MB/s (633x), this card exploits your DSLR's potential for continuous burst-mode shooting. Engineered with Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) bus architecture, it is designed to meet and exceed rigorous performance standards.
    32GB for Uninterrupted Video Capture at UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)
    This UHS-I card has a capacity of 32GB and delivers write speeds of up to 90 MB/s UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) recording speed for high resolution, real-world color and stutter-free 4K Ultra HD video from your DSLR, advanced digital, or HD video camera. Additionally, this card's capacity means you can shoot for longer periods of time.
    4K Ultra HD Ready
    4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) provides exceptional clarity, but capturing it without interruption requires greater speed and storage than previous generations of imaging cards provide. This 32GB Extreme PRO card delivers both speed and capacity, so the video you shoot today is ready for 4K Ultra HD televisions and monitors.
    Up to 95 MB/s Read Speed Helps Streamline Post-Production
    Fast data transfer speeds takes the wait out of most everything you do with your videos after you shoot them. Upload large media files from card to computer very quickly.
    Error Correction for Enhanced Reliability
    The card's built-in Advanced Wear Leveling and Error Correction Code engine enhances endurance and reliability.
    Extreme Durability Helps Meet Climate Challenges
    SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC UHS-I cards are shockproof, X-ray proof, and waterproof, and ready to handle whatever life throws at them. You can capture memories in almost any climate, as the card operates in temperatures ranging from -13 to 185°F.
    UPC: 619659147655
  • Zoom R8 8-Track Digital Recorder/Interface/Controller/Sampler
    Tracks 8 x Mono Recording Tracks
    2 x Simultaneous Recording Tracks
    8 x Simultaneous Playback Tracks + Metronome
    Recording Format 44.1/48kHz, 16/24-bit WAV
    Recording Time 200 Minutes per GB (Mono)
    Functions Projects: 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
    Interface 2 x Recording Channels
    2 x Playback Channels
    24-bit, 44.1/48/88.2/96kHz
    Mixer 9 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
    Effects Algorithms: 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 Patterns Voices: 8
    Format: Linear PCM
    Drum Kits: 10
    Pads: 8, Velocity-Sensitive
    Precision: 48 ppqn
    Patterns: 511/Project
    Tempo: 40.0 to 250.0 BPM
    Sampling Playback Formats: 44.1/48kHz, 16/24-bit WAV
    Editing: Trim, Time-Stretch
    Recording Media SD Card (16MB - 2GB)
    SDHC Card (4GB - 32GB)
    AD/DA Conversion 96kHz, 24-bit, Delta-Sigma
    Display 128 x 64 Pixel Backlit LCD
    Microphone 2 x Omnidirectional Condenser Microphones (Stereo Pair)
    Gain: -50dBm < Continuous < +4dBm
    Connectors 2 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 Impedance Balanced: 1 kOhm
    Unbalanced: 50 kOhms
    Hi-Z: 470 kOhms
    Signal to Noise Ratio 93dB
    Phantom Power 48V, 24V
    Power 4 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)
    Weight 27.5 oz (780g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.4 x 8.2 x 3.5"
  • Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
    Analog Performance
    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 74 dB 
    Equivalent Noise Level 20 dB 
    Maximum SPL 144 dB SPL
    THD 1%
    Impedance 100 Ohms
    Sensitivity 14.1 mV/Pa
    Dynamic Range 124 dB
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Current Consumption 2.0 µA
    Operating Voltage 48 V
    Length 6.38" / 162.0 mm
    Diameter 2.05" / 52.0 mm
    Weight 12.17 oz / 345 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.7 x 9.6 x 2.8"
  • Kopul Performance 2000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 10' (3.0 m), Black
    Connector 1 3-Pin XLR Male
    Connector 2 3-Pin XLR Female
    Cable Length 10' / 3 m
    Shielding 92% Copper Dual Spiral
    Conductor Material Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC)
    Number of Conductors 2
    Wire Gauge 24 AWG
    Contact Plating Silver
    Jacket Type Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
    Insulation Type Polyethylene
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.7 x 3.5 x 0.7"
  • Shure SRH240A Professional Around-Ear Stereo Headphones
    Headphone
    Driver Type Dynamic
    Design Over-Ear (Circumaural)
    Earcup Style Closed-Back
    General
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Sensitivity 107 dB
    Impedance 38 Ohms
    Maximum Power Handling 500 mW
    Connectivity
    Audio Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS
    Connector Plating Nickel
    Cable
    Cable Length 6.6' /  m
    Physical
    Weight 10.1 oz / 238 g 
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.5 x 8.7 x 4.6"
  • Auray MS-5230F Tripod Microphone Stand with Fixed Boom
    Stand
    Height 36.2 to 63" / 91.9 to 160 cm
    Base Type Tripod
    Base Dimensions 25.6 x 25.6" / 65 x 65 cm
    Boom
    Length 31.5" / 80 cm
    General
    Material Steel
    Weight 4.5 lb / 2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 33.5 x 4.0 x 4.0"
  • Auray PFNY-6 Nylon Pop Filter with Gooseneck
    Diameter Screen: 6" / 15.2 cm
    Gooseneck Length 13" / 33 cm
    Total Length 22" / 55.9 cm
    Weight 0.45 lb / 204.1 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.4 x 6.4 x 0.4"
  • Auray COHH-2 - Clamp On Headphone Holder For Mic Stand
    Dimensions (H x W x L) 1.75 x 3 x 5.25" (4.4 x 7.6 x 13.3 cm)
    Weight 0.25 lb (113.4 g)
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.0 x 4.0 x 2.0"
  • SanDisk 32GB Extreme PRO SDHC UHS-I Memory Card
    Card Type SDHC
    Storage Capacity 32 GB
    Bus Type UHS-I
    Speed Class 10
    UHS Speed Class U3
    Speed (X-rating) 633x
    Bus Interface Speed UHS Class I
    Data Transfer Read Speed: 95 MB/s Maximum (Burst)
    Write Speed: 90 MB/s Maximum (Burst)
    Write Speed: 30 MB/s Minimum
    Durability Shockproof, 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 Correction Yes
    Built-in Write-Protect Switch Yes
    Wireless Capability None
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.8 x 4.0 x 0.6"

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