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

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Zoom R8 8-Track Digital Recorder/Interface/Controller/Sampler
Key Features
  • 8-Track Recorder
  • Writes to SD Cards
  • 16 or 24-bit WAV files
  • XLR/TRS Combo Inputs with 48V Phantom
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!
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Zoom R8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2General
  • 3Recorder
  • 4Interface
  • 5Controller
  • 6Sampler/Drum Machine

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

Zoom R8 Specs

Form Factor
Desktop
Number of Tracks
8
Maximum Simultaneous Tracks
2x Recording / 8x Playback
Display
LCD (Backlit)
Maximum Sampling Rate
48 kHz / 24-Bit
Built-In Microphone
2x Omnidirectional Condenser (Stereo Pair)
Input Level Adjustment
9x Fader
Signal Processing
Gain/Trim Range
Built-In Mic:
-50 dBm to +4 dBm
EQ
3-Band EQ
Built-In Effects
387x Effect (Type Unspecified)
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O
2x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced Input
2x 1/4" TRS Monitor Output
1x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
Phantom Power
48 / 24 V
Host Connection Protocol
USB 2.0
Other I/O
1x 1/4" Footswitch Input
Performance
Headphone Output Power
20 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
Impedance
Inputs:
1 Kilohm (Balanced)
50 Kilohms (Unbalanced)
Hi-Z Inputs:
470 Kilohms
SNR
93 dB
Digital Audio
Audio File Formats
WAV
Sample Rates
44.1 / 48 kHz (Record, Playback)
96 kHz (AD/DA Conversion)
Bit Depths
16 / 24-Bit (Recording)
24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion, Delta-Sigma)
Audio Storage & Playback
Supported Media
SD Card
Memory Card Slot
1 x SDHC
Supported Media Capacity
SD:
16 MB Minimum to 2 GB Maximum
SDHC:
4 GB Minimum to 32 GB Maximum
Power
Power Requirements
Battery, USB Bus Power, AC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
AC/DC Power Adapter
5 VDC at 1 A (Included)
Battery Type
4x AA
Approximate Battery Life
5.5 Hours (Backlit Display, Phantom Off)
Physical
Dimensions
10.1 x 7.48 x 2" / 257 x 190 x 51 mm
Weight
27.5 oz / 780.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.83 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.55 x 8.35 x 3.45"

Zoom R8 Reviews

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question

can't figure out why I cant record and play back?please help!
Asked by: Sruly
Unfortunately it would be difficult to say why you are unable to record and play back. If after consulting the manual you are still unable to operate the unit, please contact a Sales Rep here by phone at 800-606-6969 who maybe able to assist you. You can also contact Zoom for tech support.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

I'm asking about echo: plate, small hall, large ...

I'm asking about echo: plate, small hall, large hall etc. Are these effects included?
Asked by: PJ
Yes, these effects are included. You can find a list on page 134 of the operation manual: https://www.zoom-na.com/sites/default/files/products/downloads/pdfs/E_R8_1.pdf
Answered by: Zoom Customer Support
Date published: 2020-08-04

question

How do i add a drum to a recording?
Asked by: Sruly
You may take the output of any drum machine, play its pattern and record it using the zoom R8. You may also take the audio output of an electric drum, play the part and do the same. Should you have an acoustic drum set, you may require the use of a sub mixer, and microphones to track the drum session.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Can I import a stereo WAV file onto two tracks ...

Can I import a stereo WAV file onto two tracks via USB?
Asked by: Bryan
Yes. The R8 has a built-in 2x2 interface that allows you to send two tracks in and two tracks out via USB.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2020-11-27

Can I import a stereo WAV file via USB onto 2 ...

Can I import a stereo WAV file via USB onto 2 tracks and then overdub over them on the other 6 tracks?
Asked by: Bryan
Yes, you can import two tracks via USB and then use the R8's other six tracks to overdub.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2020-11-27

is the zoom r8 can record soun on soun over dab ...

is the zoom r8 can record soun on soun over dab recording ?
Asked by: gilad
Yes, you can overdub using the R8.
Answered by: Zoom Customer Support
Date published: 2020-09-09

question

I Need instructions for DP02?
Asked by: Anonymous
The manual for the DP-02 can be downloaded from Tascam directly. Please see the following link: http://bit.ly/2mbElIH
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

can a mixer(zenyx 1002fx,which i have), be connected to zoom r8?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Zoom R8 features 2 mic/line inputs that can accept the output of your mixer, or any line level device using the proper cables.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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