What is your overall opinion of this product?
I own a Zoom Q4, very impressed with the quality. Was looking at the R16 multi-track, but found a "dent & scratch" R24 for the same price. Was told of the 45 day satisfaction guarantee, so I took a chance. I opened the shipping box, & the factory box the unit was packed in was mangled & wrapped like a mummy w/box tape (uh-oh). Cut open the box, & the unit was in pristine condition (whew). The dent & scratch must have been the box itself. Have used it about a month, tried out most of the features, & it works great so far.
A friend bought another brand, and never used it because it was so complicated. I borrowed it, and he was right. Layers of menus to navigate, & simple tasks become complex very quickly. Too hard to use and no fun!!
The R24 is a breeze in comparison! As simple as you want (simple is good), and even complex functions are not too difficult. Good sound quality, portability (bought a case for it). Multi-track in the field without tearing down & moving my whole studio!