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

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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • 8-Track Recorder
  • Writes to SD Cards
  • 16 or 24-bit WAV files
  • XLR/TRS Combo Inputs with 48V Phantom
  • Integrated Stereo Mics
  • High-Definition USB Interface
  • Full Mixing and Transport Controls
  • 8-Voice Pad Sampler and Sequencer
  • Uses AA Batteries or USB Bus Power
  • Includes Software and Drum Loops
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Overview
  • 1Description

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. A 2GB SD card with 500MB of pre-loaded drum loops from Big Fish Audio is included so you can start creating your own unique drum creations immediately. 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, as well as a 2GB SD card that's pre-loaded with 500 additional loops from Big Fish Audio is included so you can start creating your own unique drum creations immediately
UPC: 884354009977
In the Box
Zoom R8 8-Track Digital Recorder/Interface/Controller/Sampler
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • SD Card
  • Cubase LE Installation DVD
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Specifications
    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
    Package Weight 3.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.4 x 8.2 x 3.5"
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