Zoom R8 Recorder : Interface : Controller : Sampler
Zoom R8 Recorder : Interface : Controller : Sampler
Zoom R8 Recorder : Interface : Controller : Sampler
Zoom R8 Recorder : Interface : Controller : Sampler
Zoom R8 Recorder : Interface : Controller : Sampler

Zoom R8 Recorder : Interface : Controller : Sampler

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The Zoom R8 combines multiple audio production tools in one compact device. In addition to being an 8-track recorder, it's 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, making the R8 a great choice for home recordists and road warriors alike.

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. When your multitrack recording is complete, you can use the R8's internal mixer, complete with real faders, equalization, panning, and over 140 built-in DSP effects—including amp models and mastering effects like multi-band compression—to create a stereo mix with studio-quality sound. 

R8 FEATURES

  • 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 ¼" 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® 10 /11, 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, USB 2.0 compatible port, Intel chipsets recommended
macOS 10.14 ~ 12, 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