The Zoom R24 Digital Multi-Track Recorder adds a pad sampler, drum machine, 8 additional recording tacks and 6 channels of phantom power to the already popular Zoom R Series Recorder. These features are combined with direct-to-SD multi-track recording, computer multi-track audio-interface and control surface functionality and over 100 built in studio instrument, mixing and mastering effects for unbelievable flexibility. You can even sync two R24s via USB for 16-channel simultaneous recording. This is one of the most advanced (yet simple to use) digital recorders available.
Flawless digital recording
The Zoom R-24 comes with a 2GB SD card, but can be expanded using any size of SD card up to 32GB SDHC - so you can make some pretty huge productions absolutely anywhere. In fact, as well as having an included AC adaptor you can use 6 AA batteries to record literally anywhere. When you get back to your computer, if you want to unload your projects via USB it is easy, and you can continue working, using the r26 as an interface and control surface, until your production is finished.
The Pad Sampler on the R-24 features 24 built-in voices and 8 pads, with 3 banks, so you can assign sounds to each track and create loops. This combines with a 400 rhythm pattern drum machine to provide a production toolkit that is capable of recording music of all genres.
The Zoom R24 is supplied with an AC power adapter to get you running immediately. However, it is worth noting that this exceptional unit can be powered by a mere 6 AA batteries, enabling you to take the R24 with you during on-location recordings. Zoom has also included a USB flash drive, USB cable, 2GB SD card, and operation manual.
Manufacturer Zoom Model R24 Digital Multi-Track Recorder Dimension (H x W x D) 52.2 x 376 x 237.1 mm Weight 1.3kg Recorder Track Count 24 (mono) Simultaneous Recording Tracks 8 Simultaneous Playback Tracks 24 audio + metronome Recording Data Format 44.1/48kHz, 16/24bit WAV Maximum Recordable Time 200 minutes/1GB (44.1kHz 16-bit, mono tracks) Projects 1,000 Markers 100 / Project Locator Hours/minutes/seconds/milliseconds and bars/beats/ticks File Editing Divide, trimming Other Functions Punch-in/out (manual, auto), bounce, A-B repeat, undo/redo Audio Interface Number of recording channels 8 Number of playback channels 2 Quantization bit-rate 24bit Sampling Frequency 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz Mixer Faders 9 (mono x 8, master x 1) Level Meters 4-Segment LED Track Parameters 3-Band Equalizer, Pan (Balance), Effect Send x 2, Invert Stereo Links Track pairs 1/2 ~ 23/24 selectable in pairs Effects Algorithms 9 (CLEAN, DISTORTION, ACO / BASS SIM, BASS, MIC, DUAL MIC, STEREO, 8 x COMP EQ, MASTERING) Modules 7 for Insert, 2 for Send / Return Patches 330 for Insert, 60 for Send / Return Tuner Chromatic, Guitar, Bass, Open A/D/E/G, D modal Rhythm Voices 8 Sound format 16-bit linear PCM Drum kits 10 Pads 8 (velocity-sensitive) Precision 48 PPQN Rhythm patterns 511/project Tempo 40.0 ~ 250.0 BPM Sampler Playback formats 44.1/48 kHz, 16/24-bit WAV format Editing functions Trim, time-stretch Hardware Recording Media SD Card (16MB-2GB), SDHC Card (4-32GB) A/D Conversion 96kHz 24bit delta-sigma ADC D/A Conversion 96kHz 24bit delta-sigma DAC Display 128 x 64 pixel LCD (with backlight) Inputs 8 x XLR-1/4-inch Phone Combo Jack Input Impedance:
(Balanced input) 1kOhm balanced (2 hot)
(Unbalanced input) 50kOhm unbalanced
(Hi-Z Input) 1MOhm
6 with Phantom Power Input Level: -50dBm to +4dBm continuously variable
Built-in microphones Omnidirectional condenser microphones Gain: -50dBm to +4dBm continuously variable Phantom Power Supply 48V / 24V (with On/Off switch) Master Output 1/4-inch TRS Phone (balanced) / Output Impedance: 1kOhm / Rated Output Level: +4dBm Headphones Output 1/4-inch Stereo Phone Jack, 20mW x 2 (at 32Ohm load) USB [B type (USB2.0 High-Speed compatible)] Audio Interface / Control Surface or Mass Storage Class operation [A type (USB2.0 High-Speed compatible)] USB Host capability Power Requirements AC adaptor (DC5V/1A/center positive) or AA size (LR6) battery x6 Battery Life 4.5 hours (with backlight on and phantom power off) System Requirements Windows Windows XP SP2 or later Windows Vista SP1 or later Windows 7 Intel Pentium 4 1.8GHz or better 1GB RAM or more Intel Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later / 10.5 / 10.6 Intel Core Duo processor 1.83GHz or better 1GB RAM or more Either Operating System USB 2.0 compatible port USB hub is not supported Intel Chipset is recommended
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- Flexible recorder
If you're looking to create a home studio then this is just the ticket - just add a set of powered speakers, a few decent effect boxes and connect the USB to a cheap XP computer.
Be aware that the preamps aren't great. It's best to feed the R24 through "preamp" type devices (like DI boxes, guitar effect boxes or tube preamps for Microphones).
If you do that, then you'll be surprised with the tidy recordings you can make.
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