Zoom Intros R8 Recorder, Interface, Controller + Sampler

Zoom R8

Zoom has introduced the R8 Recorder, Interface, Controller and Sampler – a portable production tool designed to do just about everything.

Features:

  • 8-track playback, 2-track simultaneous recording, digital multi-track recorder, audio interface, control surface, and pad sampler
  • Drum machine, over 150 guitar and studio effects with mastering effects
  • Use as an audio interface or controller with included Cubase LE Software, or other major DAW programs
  • Includes 2GB SD card and holds up to 32GB SDHC for 100 track hours
  • Powered by only 4 AA batteries, included power adapter, or USB connection

Details below.

The Zoom R8 retails for about $300. 

 

Specs:

  • Recorder:
    • 8 Physical Tracks
    • 2 Simultaneous Recording Tracks
    • 8 Simultaneous Playback Tracks
    • Recording Data Format: 44.1/48kHz, 16/24bit WAV
    • Maximum Recordable Time: 200 minutes / GB (44.1kHz 16-bit, mono tracks)
    • Projects: 1,000
    • Markers: 100 / Project
    • Locator: Hours / Min. / Sec. / msec or Bars / Beats / Ticks
    • File Editing: Divide, Trim
    • Other Functions: Punch-In / Out (Manual, Automatic), Bounce, Marker, A-B Repeat, Undo / Redo, Metronome
  • Audio interface
    • 2 Input Channels
    • 2 Output Channels
    • Quantization: 24bit
    • Sampling Frequency 44.1?48?88.2?96kHz
  • Mixer:
    • 9 Faders
    • Level Meters: 19-step LCD, Post-fader
    • Track Parameters: 3-band Equalizer, Pan (Balance), Effect Send x 2, Invert
    • Stereo Links Track pairs: 1/2 to 7/8 selectable
  • Effects:
    • 8 Algorithms (CLEAN?DISTORTION?ACO/BASS SIM?BASS?MIC?DUAL MIC?STEREO?MASTERING?
    • Types: 146
    • Modules: 7 for Insert, 2 for Send / Return
    • Patches: 310 for Insert, 60 for Send / Return
    • Tuner: Chromatic, Guitar, Bass, Open A/D/E/G, D modal
  • Sampler:
    • Playback Data Format: 44.1/48kHz, 16/24bit WAV
    • 8 Voices
    • Editing Functions: Trim, Time-stretch
  • Rhythm:
    • 8 Voices
    • Sound Format: 16-bit Linear PCM
    • 10 Drum Kits
    • 8 Pads (velocity-sensitive)
    • Precision 48PPQN
    • Rhythm Patterns: 511/project
    • Patterns: 511 (472 factory, 39 blank) / Project
    • Beat: 1/4?8/4
    • Tempo: 40.0-250.0 BPM
  • 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 2 x XLR-1/4”Phone Combo Jack / Input Impedance: (Balanced input) 1k? balanced, 2nd hot, (Unbalanced input) 50k? unbalanced, (Hi-Z Input) 470k? / Input Level: -50dBm to +4dBm continuously variable
  • Built-in microphones Omnidirectional condenser microphones / Gain: -50dBm to +4dBm continuously variable
  • Phantom Power Supply: 48V -24V
  • Master Output: 1/4? TRS Phone (balanced) / Output Impedance: 1k? / Rated Output Level: +4dBm
  • Headphones Output: 1/4” Stereo Phone Jack, 20mW x 2 (at 32? load)
  • USB Mini-B type (USB2.0 High-Speed compatible) – Audio Interface / Control Surface or Mass Storage Class operation
  • Power Requirements: AC adapter (DC5V/1A/center positive) or AA size (LR6) battery x 4
  • Dimensions: 257(W) x 190(D) x 51(H) mm
  • Weight: 780g (without batteries)

5 thoughts on “Zoom Intros R8 Recorder, Interface, Controller + Sampler

  1. There is USB , which functions as both a card reader, MIDI-over USB for control surface , and for the audio interface

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