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

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  • Mfr #: ZR8
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Product Features
  • Ultra-portable music production solution
  • Ideal for the musician on the go
  • Packs the versatility of the larger R24 into a fresh compact design
  • 2-track simultaneous recoridng and 8-track playback
  • Built-in stereo condenser mics
  • Over 140 DSP effects to add to your recordings
  • Operates on 4 AA batteriesm, USB, or AC

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  • Overview

    The Zoom R8 8-Track Digital Recorder/Interface/Controller/Sampler 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
  • Specs
    • 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"
    • Weight: 27.5 oz
  • In The Box
    • AC Adapter
    • USB Cable
    • SD Card
    • Cubase LE Installation DVD
    • 1-Year Limited Warranty

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