Zoom R8 Digital Multitrack Controller Interface and Recorder

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  • Excellent home recording solution with 8-track playback and 2-track simultaneous recording
  • Built in high quality condenser stereo microphones
  • Records high quality 16-bit/24-bit, 44.1kHz/48kHz mono and stereo WAV files
  • Capable of writing sirectly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32GB
  • Over 140 DSP effects, including amp/preamp models and mastering algorithms
  • Controller functionality to use alongside your favourite DAW
  • Can be powered directly from your computer via USB or by adaptor or batteries
  • Includes Steinberg Cubase LE DAW software to get recording right away
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The Zoom R8 Digital Multitrack Controller Interface and Recorder is the Swiss army knife of the home recording world. Combining the ability to record in studio grade quality, act as a controller interface for your DAW software, store samples and loops and much more, the Zoom R8 represents incredible value for money. Ideal for all musicians and producers, this is the go-anywhere digital multitrack you've been dreaming of.

Professional results with ease

The Zoom R8 gives you 8 tracks for recording and playback. 8 tracks can be played back and 2 tracks can be recorded simultaneously, ideal for singer/guitarists. All audio is recorded in full fidelity WAV format so that you can be assured all of your recordings will be captured in the best possible quality. The 2 available inputs accommodate microphone and instrument leads so no matter what you want to record, you can do so with ease with the R8.

To compliment your musical ideas, the Zoom R8 also has a collection of over 500 internal loops and drum patterns this is pushed even further with the 2GB SD card which contains 500MB of loops and patterns from Big Fish Audio! But this is just the beginning, the R8 also has 8 velocity sensitive pads allowing you to create your own beats from scratch.

Technological harmony

Should you wish to combine the power of the Zoom R8 with your favourite digital audio workstation (DAW), such as with the included copy of Cubase SE, you can do so without complication. Simply connect to your PC or Mac with the included USB lead and the R8's Mackie control emulation will allow it to act as a hardware controller for Cubase, Logic, Ableton Live, Sonar and more. Set marker points, control channel levels and initiate advanced editing without having to touch your mouse.

Studio grade effects

To add some extra magic to your music, the Zoom R8 also features a collection of over 140 studio-quality DSP effects including reverb, chorus, delay as well ass equalisation and dynamics processing. For the guitarists and singers, you can have fun with the built in guitar amp, bass amp, and mic preamp models to get a sound brimming with personality.

Other excellent features of the Zoom R8 include the ability to record directly to SD cards up to 32GB for upto roughly 100 track hours so you never have to worry about running out of space again! The R8 can also be powered by USB, adaptor or batteries so wherever you create your next masterpiece, it'll always be on hand for you.

ModelR8 Recorder
Dimension (H x W x D) 257 mm (W) × 190 mm (D) × 51 mm (H)
Weight 780g
Track count:8 (mono)
Maximum number of simultaneous recording tracks:2
Maximum number of simultaneous playback tracks:8 audio + metronome
Recording data format:44.1 / 48 kHz, 16 / 24-bit WAV format
Maximum recording time:200 minutes/1 GB (44.1 kHz 16-bit, mono tracks)
Locator:Hours/minutes/seconds/milliseconds and bars/beats/ticks
File editing:Divide, trim
Track parameters:3-band equalizer, pan (balance), effect send ×2, invert
Stereo link:Tracks 1 / 2 ~ 7 / 8 selectable in pairs
Other functions:Punch-in/out (manual, auto), Bounce, A-B repeat, Undo/Redo
Patches:310 insert, 60 send-return
Effect modules:7 insert , 2 send
TypeChromatic, guitar, bass, open A/D/E/G, D modal
Format:16-bit linear PCM
Drum kits:10
Precision:48 PPQN
Rhythm patterns:511/project
Tempo:40.0 ~ 250.0 BPM
Playback formats:44.1 / 48 kHz, 16 / 24-bit WAV files
Editing functions:Trim, time-stretch
Recording MediaSD Card (16MB-2GB), SDHC Card (4-32GB)
A/D Conversion96kHz 24bit delta-sigma ADC
D/A Conversion96kHz 24bit delta-sigma DAC
Display128 x 64 pixel LCD (with backlight)
Inputs 8 x XLR-1/4''Phone Combo Jack
Input Impedance: (Balanced input) 1kΩ balanced, 2nd hot, (Unbalanced input) 50kΩ unbalanced, (Hi-Z Input) 470kΩ
Input Level: -50dBm to +4dBm continuously variable
Built-in microphones Omnidirectional condenser microphones Gain: -50dBm to +4dBm continuously variable
Phantom Power Supply 48V (with On/Off switch)
Master Output 1/4"TRS Phone (balanced) / Output Impedance: 1kΩ / Rated Output Level: +4dBm
Headphones Output 1/4''Stereo Phone Jack, 20mW x 2 (at 32Ω 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 x4
Included Accessories
Operation manual
AC adapter (Zoom AD-17)
2GB SD card containing 500MB of drum loops from Big Fish Audio
USB cable
Steinberg Cubase LE software

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