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Zoom R8 Digital Recorder Interface Controller Sampler

$649.00 $499.00

In addition to being an 8-track recorder, the R8 is a pad sampler and a rhythm machine, and can even serve as a DAW control surface and computer audio interface. Advanced features such as built-in stereo condenser microphones, dual mic/line/instrument level inputs, onboard DSP effects and chromatic tuner complete the picture.

The R8 provides eight tracks for recording and playback (up to two tracks can be recorded simultaneously) in full fidelity WAV format, making it ideal for both professional production and for use as a musical sketchpad. Battery operation allows for field recording and enables you to capture your musical ideas quickly. You can connect external microphones or line-level sources directly to the R8, or use the built-in stereo mic pair for minimal setup. You can also plug instruments such as electric guitar or bass right into the R8.

The R8 is a pad sampler and rhythm machine too. Eight velocity-sensitive pads allow the triggering of up to 24 samples, drum sounds, or loops. Over 500 internal loops and drum patterns are provided, along with a 2GB SD card which contains 500MB of loops and patterns from Big Fish Audio.

In addition, you can create your own custom samples and loops from recorded audio tracks. Quantization and time-stretching can be applied to ensure perfect synchronization. Three playback modes are available for each pad (Repeat, Gate, and 1Shot), and the onboard audio sequencer allows step entry when absolute precision is required.

Best of all, the R8’s multitrack recorder is fully integrated with the pad sampler and rhythm machine, allowing a wide variety of production styles to be accommodated. However you choose to build your productions, you’ll find the R8 to be the ultimate creative tool.

If you use DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software, you probably love mixing in the box but hate mixing with a mouse. The R8’s Mackie Control™ emulation enables it to act as a full-featured control surface for popular DAWs such as Cubase, Logic, Ableton Live and Sonar, adding real faders and transport/status buttons that streamline the process of creating the perfect mix.

The R8 provides dual inputs on combo connectors which can accept either XLR or 1/4 balanced or unbalanced cables. Both can handle mic- and line-level signals, and Input 1 can also handle instrument-level signals from passive or active electric guitars and basses. Phantom power of +24 or +48 volts can be applied to both inputs, allowing the use of external condenser microphones. There are also dual balanced 1/4 TRS output jacks and a headphone output with a dedicated volume control.

Over 140 studio-quality DSP effects are provided. These include insert effects such as equalization/dynamics processing and send-return effects such as reverb and chorus/delay. In addition, there are guitar amp, bass amp, and mic preamp models and effects specially designed for use on vocals and stereo instruments such as electronic keyboards, plus mastering algorithms like multi-band compression.

Just 4 AA batteries—either alkaline or rechargeable NiMH—are required for power. Battery life when using alkaline batteries is more than 5 hours, even during continuous recording. Alternatively, you can use the included AD-17 AC adapter, which allows you to power the R8 from any standard wall socket. The R8 can also be powered via USB when connected to a computer.

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Description

  • 8-track playback, 2-track simultaneous recording
  • Built-in stereo condenser microphones
  • Records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32 GB
  • Records 16-bit/24-bit, 44.1 kHz/48 kHz mono and stereo WAV files
  • Dual mic/line/instrument level inputs on XLR/TRS combo connectors
  • +24 and +48V phantom power
  • Dual balanced 1/4 TRS output jacks
  • Headphone output with dedicated volume control
  • Control input for foot switch start/stop/rewind, punch-in/out, and patch up/down
  • Built-in metronome and chromatic tuner
  • Over 140 send-return and insert DSP effects, including amp/preamp models and mastering algorithms
  • User editing of effects parameters, with 370 patch memories for storage
  • Independent level, pan, and EQ for each track
  • Internal track bouncing and mixdown of multitrack to stereo
  • Flexible overdubbing and both manual and automatic punch-in/out
  • Loop playback with waveform zoom and user-defined start/stop points
  • Variable playback speed from 50% to 150%, without affecting pitch
  • Up to 100 marks per recording
  • Invert track phase function
  • Trim and Divide file editing
  • 8-voice pad sampler with adjustable sensitivity
  • Rhythm machine with 160 drum and percussion sounds
  • Storage for 100 user-created rhythm patterns of up to 100 bars each
  • Manual play or step entry of rhythm patterns with adjustable quantization
  • Loop-based audio sequencer integrates recorder, rhythm machine, and pad sampler
  • Backlit LCD with contrast control for easy viewing in low-light environments
  • 2-in/2-out USB audio interface for PC/Mac computers
  • High-definition 24-bit/96 kHz playback capability with DAW software
  • Control Surface functionality (Mackie Control emulation)
  • Full mixing and transport controls for Cubase, Logic, Ableton Live, and other DAWs
  • USB bus power
  • SD card reader function
  • Runs on 4 AA batteries, with alkaline battery life of more than 5 hours
  • AC adapter included
  • Steinberg Cubase LE DAW software included

SPECS

RECORDER

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)
PROJECTS 1000
MARKERS 100/project
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

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

TYPE Chromatic, guitar, bass, open A/D/E/G, D modal

RHYTHM

VOICES 8
FORMAT 16-bit linear PCM
DRUM KITS 10
PRECISION 48 PPQN
RHYTHM PATTERNS 511/project
TEMPO 40.0 ~ 250.0 BPM

SAMPLER

PLAYBACK FORMATS 44.1 / 48 kHz, 16 / 24-bit WAV files
EDITING FUNCTIONS Trim, time-stretch

HARDWARE

RECORDING MEDIA SD card (16MB – 2 GB), SDHC card (4 – 32 GB)
ANALOG-DIGITAL CONVERSION 96kHz 24-bit delta-sigma ADC
DIGITAL-ANALOG CONVERSION 96kHz 24-bit delta-sigma DAC
DISPLAY 128 x 64 pixel LCD (with backlight)
INPUTS Input 1-8 Type: 8 XLR/TRS combo jacks Input impedance: (Balanced input) 1KΩ balanced (2 hot), (Unbalanced input) 50 KΩ unbalanced (1 with Hi-Z input impedance 470 kΩ (Hi-Z on), 2 with phantom power) |Phantom Power: 48V, 24V | Input level: -50 dBm < continuous < +4 dBm
Built-in stereo microphones Type: Omnidirectional condenser microphones | Gain: -50 dBm < continuous < +4 dBm
OUTPUTS Output |Type: TRS phone (balanced) Phones | Standard stereo phone jack 20 mW x 2 (32 Ω load)
MIXER FADERS 9 (mono × 8, master × 1)
PADS 8 (velocity-sensitive)
S/N RATIO 93 dB
CONTROL INPUT FS01

USB

MINI-B TYPE (USB 2.0) Operation as audio interface/control surface and mass storage

USB AUDIO INTERFACE

NUMBER OF RECORDING CHANNELS 2
NUMBER OF PLAYBACK CHANNELS 2
BIT RATE 24
SAMPLING FREQUENCY 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
COMPATIBILITY Windows® XP SP3 or later (32-bit) | Windows® Vista SP1 or later (32-bit, 64-bit) Windows® 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) 32-bit: Intel® Pentium® 4 1.8 GHz or faster, RAM 1 GB or more 64-bit: Intel® Pentium® Dual Core 2.7 GHz or faster, RAM 2 GB or more Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later/10.6.5 or later with Intel® Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster and RAM 1 GB or more USB 2.0 compatible port, Intel chipsets recommended

POWER

AC ADAPTER DC 5V 1A (ZOOM AD-17)
BATTERIES 4 AA batteries (5.5-hour continuous operation time with backlight on and phantom power off)

OTHER

DIMENSIONS 257 mm (W) × 190 mm (D) × 51 mm (H)
WEIGHT 780g