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Zoom R12 MultiTrak Portable Recorder and Control Surface

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Zoom R12 MultiTrak Portable Recorder and Control Surface
Key Features
  • Multifunctional Production Surface
  • 8-Track Recording: 24-Bit / 44.1 kHz
  • 2.4" Color LCD Touchscreen
  • FX Channel, Compressor, Pan & 3-Band EQ
Built for musicians who live to make music, the R12 MultiTrak from Zoom is a comprehensive and highly portable, all-in-one production surface, packing an 8-track, 24-bit / 44.1 kHz digital recorder with 2x4 audio interface capability in a battery powered chassis, allowing you to make music anywhere you are. The R12 wears many hats for the modern musician, featuring control surface functionality, 150 preloaded drum loops, a customizable click track, a dedicated FX channel with four options, a compressor on inputs 1 and 2, pan and 3-band EQ control per track, a tuner, and even a highly musical FM synthesizer, letting you easily record albums, perform live, or produce quality streaming content thanks to features like sequence play for backing tracks.
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Zoom R12 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Musical Freedom, Battery Powered
  • 3
  • 4Amazing Sound
  • 5Fully Loaded
  • 6Take It Everywhere
  • 7Playback or Play Along
  • 8Interface, Control Surface, and Time Keeper
  • 9Add Some Synth for Good Measure
Musical Freedom, Battery Powered
Built for musicians who live to make music, the R12 MultiTrak from Zoom is a comprehensive and highly portable, all-in-one production surface, packing an 8-track, 24-bit / 44.1 kHz digital recorder with 2x4 audio interface capability in a battery powered chassis, allowing you to make music anywhere you are. The R12 wears many hats for the modern musician, featuring control surface functionality, 150 preloaded drum loops, a customizable click track, a dedicated FX channel with four options, a compressor on inputs 1 and 2, pan and 3-band EQ control per track, a tuner, and even a highly musical FM synthesizer, letting you easily record albums, perform live, or produce quality streaming content thanks to features like sequence play for backing tracks.

The R12 sports a large, colorful 2.4" LCD touchscreen with intuitive control functions like swipe editing, two XLR-1/4" TRS combo inputs, with Hi-Z on input 1 and selectable phantom power on both, balanced 1/4" monitor outputs, a 3.5mm output with support for high-powered headphones, and a USB-C terminal for audio interface and bus power duties (cable included). Powering the R12 is as simple as loading in four AA batteries for up to 5 hours of continuous use, and you can also power the unit with the included AD-17 AC adapter, providing three methods of powering your recorder.

Amazing Sound
The R12 has super-clean preamps that musicians will love. With two XLR-1/4" inputs, and 8 tracks of audio, the R12 is perfect for recording everything from demos to release-ready songs.

And with a compact and mobile form factor, you can record and mix songs directly on the R12 without a computer. Use the full-color LCD touchscreen to cut, copy, loop, and edit your tracks with ease.

Fully Loaded
The R12 includes a send effects channel offering reverb, chorus, and delay with a dedicated effects return fader. For advanced tones, you can use presets and effects from Zoom's Guitar Lab. The R12 also has pan and a 3-channel EQ for each track and a compressor on inputs 1 and 2.
Take It Everywhere
The R12 provides up to 5 hours on four AA batteries, allowing you to bring your production anywhere. Additionally, you can use the R12 with the included AD-17 power adapter or a USB battery.
Playback or Play Along
Use Sequence Play to create a playlist of your projects. Then use them as backing tracks, whether you’re playing live or rehearsing a set.

With 150 preloaded drum loops in a variety of patterns and genres, the R12 provides a versatile rhythm section for any project. And you can add additional audio samples by importing files into your R12 via microSD card or USB thumb drive.

Interface, Control Surface, and Time Keeper
Use the R12 as a stereo audio interface with your favorite DAW or streaming platform, via USB-C. As a control surface, the transport controls and faders make it easy to adjust and control your software during production.

Activate the fully customizable click track with the press of a button. Click balance blends the metronome with your playback audio and routes it to your headphones and/or the main outputs.

Add Some Synth for Good Measure
The R12 has 18 FM synth instruments built in. They can be played by plugging in a MIDI keyboard via USB-C, or programmed using the touchscreen.

Zoom R12 Specs

General
Form Factor
Desktop
Number of Tracks
WAV:
8 (2 Inputs + Stereo Mix)
Maximum Simultaneous Tracks
2x Recording / 8x Playback (at 44.1 kHz)
Display
1x 2.4" Color LCD Touchscreen (Backlit)
Maximum Sampling Rate
44.1 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
2 Preamps
Built-In Microphone
No
Input Level Adjustment
2x Knob
Sample Pads
No
Signal Processing
Gain/Trim Range
+6 dB to +50 dB
EQ
Input Channels:
3-Band Shelving (Mono Channels)
EQ Parameters
High: ±12 dB at 10 kHz
Mid: ±12 dB at 2.5 kHz
Low: ±12 dB at 100 Hz
Dynamic Processing
Input Channels:
Compressor, Limiter, Gate
Solo/Mute
Solo, Mute per Input Channel
Built-In Effects
10x Effect (Type Unspecified)
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O
2x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input
2x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Headphone Output
Phantom Power
48 V, Selectable On/Off (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
Digital Audio I/O
No
Host Connection Protocol
USB 2.0
USB (Non-Host)
No
Sync I/O
No
Network I/O
No
MIDI I/O
No
Performance
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz +0.5/-1 dB
Maximum Output Level
+1 dBu
Headphone Output Power
1/8" / 3.5 mm:
45 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
Impedance
Combo XLR-1/4" Mic/Line Inputs:
3.9 Kilohms
1/4" Hi-Z Inputs:
1 Megohm
Digital Audio
Audio File Formats
Recording:
WAV
Sample Rates
44.1 kHz (Recording to SD Card)
Bit Depths
16 / 24-Bit
Audio Storage & Playback
Supported Media
microSDXC Card
Memory Card Slot
1 x microSDXC
Supported Media Capacity
1 TB Maximum
Compatibility
OS Compatibility
macOS
Windows
Mobile App Compatible
No
Power
Power Requirements
Battery, USB Bus Power
DC Input Power
5 VDC at 1A (USB Bus Power)
AC/DC Power Adapter
5 VDC at 1 A
Battery Type
4x AA
Approximate Battery Life
5 Hours (AA Alkaline)
5 Hours (AA NiMH)
11 Hours (AA Lithium)
Physical
Dimensions
10.1 x 6.2 x 2.4" / 256 x 158 x 61 mm
Weight
29.2 oz / 827.0 g (with Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.415 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.4 x 7.1 x 2.7"

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