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Zoom R16 Multi-Track Recorder & Mixer, Computer Interface & Controller

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Zoom R16 Multi-Track Recorder & Mixer, Computer Interface & Controller
Key Features
  • Stand-Alone Multi-Track Recorder
  • USB 2.0 Computer Interface & Controller
  • Field Recorder & Portable Mixer
  • AC or Battery Power for 5 Hours of Use
The R16 from Zoom unites many different audio tools into a single powerful unit; it's a stand-alone multi-track recorder, and a USB 2.0 computer audio interface/control surface, as well as a battery powered field recorder & mixer. Whether you're recording a full band, working on an indie film, or just using the built-in mics to demo a new song on your acoustic guitar, you'll always have a use for the Zoom R16.
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Zoom R16 Overview

The R16 from Zoom unites many different audio tools into a single powerful unit; it's a stand-alone multi-track recorder, and a USB 2.0 computer audio interface/control surface, as well as a battery powered field recorder & mixer. Whether you're recording a full band, working on an indie film, or just using the built-in mics to demo a new song on your acoustic guitar, you'll always have a use for the Zoom R16.

Using the R16 as a stand-alone recorder could mean many different things to different people. If you're a musician, this means that you can record a full live band and overdub up to 16 tracks, without ever touching a computer. If you're a film maker, you can record all of your lavalier and shotgun microphones in the field, and mix them to camera as well. If you're a photographer, you can record ambient sounds for use in a slide show presentation, and use the R16 as the playback device at the installation.

Using the R16 as a USB 2.0 audio interface to record into a computer also opens up different possibilities. Musicians can use it to track and mix with their favorite music production program, or use the included Cubase 4 LE software. Film makers and photographers can record voice overs and ADR (additional dialog recording) directly into their favorite non-linear editing programs like Final Cut Pro.

The control surface capabilities of the R16 will also benefit Final Cut Pro users (and other NLE programs). Its dedicated transport controls and jog/shuttle can be used to control the software, allowing the user to be less dependent on their mouse and keyboard. This is a huge benefit for musicians as well. Control surfaces help people focus on their creative work, rather than make them feel like they're checking their email.

With all of the potential uses and creative possibilities the R16 provides, it truly stands in a class of its own. When you factor in its budget-friendly price-tag, it really becomes an incredible option for any aspiring creative person.

Note:
This item does not support 64-bit computer operating systems.
Stand-alone multi-track recorder and mixer, USB 2.0 computer audio interface and control surface
Operates on AC or battery power, can be used as a field mixer & portable recorder
Features built-in stereo condenser microphones, as well as inputs for 8 external microphones
Supports up to 32GB SD Cards for over 100 hours of recording time
Operates on bus power from USB when used as a computer interface/control surface
Over 100 built-in effects, from guitar amp modeling to mastering effects
Effects can be used when recording in stand-alone mode, or when recording into a computer
USB port can be used to back-up projects on thumb drives
8 microphone preamps, 2 with phantom power, Hi-Z guitar/bass input

Zoom R16 Specs

Form FactorDesktop
Number of Tracks16
Maximum Simultaneous Tracks8 x Recording
Maximum Sampling Rate48 kHz / 24-Bit
MetersChannel Meter:
8 x 4-Segment LED
Main Meter:
2 x 4-Segment LED
Signal Processing
Built-In Effects100 x Effect (Type Unspecified)
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O2 x 1/4" TRS Main Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
8 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input
Phantom Power48 V (on 2 Channels)
Host Connection Protocol1 x USB Type-B
USB (Non-Host)1 x USB Type-A (USB 2.0)
Digital Audio
Sample Rates44.1 kHz (WAV, Recording to SD Card)
96 kHz (Mac and PC)
Bit Depths16 / 24-Bit
Audio Storage & Playback
Supported MediaSD Card
Memory Card Slot1 x SD (Unspecified Type)
Supported Media CapacitySD:
32 GB Minimum
Power
Power RequirementsAC/DC Power Adapter (Included), Battery, USB Bus Power
Battery Type6 x AA
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.3 x 10.2 x 2.9"

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