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Zoom R8 Multitrack SD Recorder Controller and Interface

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The Zoom R8 Multitrack SD Recorder Controller and Interface is everything you need to start recording today! Zoom takes the turbocharged design of the R24 and reduces the footprint for a portable, powerful music production solution. Like its predecessor, the R8 combines four production tools in one incredibly versatile device. In addition to being a multi-track recorder with 8-track playback and 2-track simultaneous recording using SD memory cards, the R8 is an audio interface, a control surface and a pad sampler.

Zoom R8 SD Recorder Controller and Interface Features

  • Multi-track Recorder:
    • 8-channel playback, 2-channel simultaneous recording
    • 48V phantom power available on 2 tracks
    • Over 150 DSP effects including guitar amp models and mastering effects
    • Records on up to 32GB SDHC cards for maximum recording time
    • Two balanced XLR-1/4-inch combination inputs
    • Records in WAV 48kHz/44.1kHz at 16-bit or 24-bit
    • Over four hours of operation using four AA batteries/USB bus power (AC adapter included) 
    • Sync two R8s via USB for 4 tracks of simultaneous recording
  • Audio Interface:
    • High-definition 24-bit/96kHz recording capability using digital audio software
    • 2 in / 1 out (2 x 1) via USB
  • Control Surface: 
    • Full mixing and transport controls for Cubase, Logic, Sonar and more! 
    • USB Control Surface uses Mackie Control emulation
  • Sampler: 
    • Pad sampler with 24 voices (8 pads x 3 banks) 
    • Loop-based audio sequencer for music creation
  • Also Includes: 
    • 1.5GB drum loops, Steinberg Cubase LE DAW software 
    • Built-in stereo condenser microphones for instant recording
The R8's sampler function consists of 24 built-in voices that can be triggered using 8 pads and 3 bank keys to assign sounds to each track and create loops. Also, you can use the unit's drum machine and the 1.5GB of included rhythm patterns to create original backing beats, or simply output a metronome for tempo control. More than ever before, you have all the tools necessary to create high-quality recordings anywhere.

The R8 supports up to 32GB SDHC cards for a maximum of 100 track hours. Using SD media for recording not only makes the R8 lighter and more portable, it also ensures increased reliability with no concern for a crashing hard drive.

Take your R8 into your studio and record additional tracks using its USB audio interface. Then when you're ready to mix, use the R8's control surface capabilities to manage each function of your favorite DAW software. Incorporate any of the150+ DSP effects to enhance your recording and use the pro-quality mastering effects to complete that studio sound.

With the Zoom R8, versatility, control and comprehensive features come together in a single device that fits in a guitar case and makes on-the-go multi-tracking a breeze.

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Phone:  631-542-5270 Warranty:  1 Year

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Mike, demiurgemike@aol.com Submitted: 10/4/2018
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Simple, quality, versatile, and worth every penny!
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Whenever I buy anything that's over twenty bucks, I research like crazy before I spend my money. I can say with certainty that if you are interested in becoming a better songwriter, this Zoom r8 is the very best choice. Here's why I am so sure. 1. The simplicity of the r8 is awesome and it's clear that Zoom took their time in designing the button layout and inputs so that everything feels natural. Watch a YouTube video or two and you are going to be happy with how quickly you are able to operate the r8. I can arm a track, set levels and be recording in under a minute; overdubbing is even faster. 2. The sound quality is clear and warm on playback. The sliders move with the right amount of weight so that you can dial in your levels without worrying about knocking the other sliders up or down. 3. This recorder is capable of doing a whole dang album if you wanted to! Its drum program actually sound surprisingly solid and full of punch. What really grabbed my attention and impressed me was how cool the distorted tones were on this! Clean is easy, it has all that from straight forward to ambient, but I was actually digging the onboard tone for my guitar. 4. This is so much more fun than I thought it would be. I have improved my vocals, vastly improved my timing, and most importantly I am writing better than I ever have. This truly is worth the price and you can never go wrong with the free shipping, no sales tax and the piece of mind that after the 1yr manufacturers warranty runs out, AMS gives you an extra year long warranty that begins when the manufacturer warranty ends.
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Michael LaFave Submitted: 9/5/2018
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Amazing 8 track recorder!
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Super easy to use. The built in condenser mic sounds great. Can easily be used during live performances for backing tracks. I highly recommend the Zoom R8!!
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Bernardo Cofresi Submitted: 11/2/2016
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Great product
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Just a week of playing with it!! It has so much features,learning how to use all of them is going to take some time and practice! Started with clean guitar,added onboard effects: super sound to record! The Machine has all you need to make super recordings!!
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Noel Submitted: 2/15/2016
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love it
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Super unit
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con astone Submitted: 8/31/2015
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very hard to use
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very hard to use instructions are very complicated records well but it is not easy I recorded a few tracks but I wiped them out by pushing the wrong buttons the manual was not helpful at all you have to be a brain surgeon to figure them out very well made but hard to use
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Stephen from Texas Submitted: 3/4/2014
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Zoom R8 is awesome!
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TomPF Submitted: 2/19/2014
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CAPABLE BUT CONFUSING
Your general opinion of this product.
I've had this thing for almost a week, and I've yet to lay down anything CLOSE to a song because it's got SO MUCH going on and apparently has TONS of features and things built into it, but the manual is VERY POOR in explaining how to bring it all together. I had to get on YouTube and watched a 36-minute video of a guy doing it from start to finish, and that helped somewhat, but my head is STILL spinning on how to geet this machine to do all the marvelous things that it's supposed to do!
Unsure of the quality of this product. I bought it knowing it was a "B-stock" unit, but it has no visibile external damage, scratches or blemishes on it. It has totally locked up three times in less than a week to where I had to empty the batteries out to get it to even shut off. That doesn't bode well for it. All the switches, knobs, and display appear solid and the unit itself is well constructed of quality materials though.
I bought a Zoom product over other brands because they generally have a reputation for being easier to use and more feature-packed than other brands. You should also know that I'm a senior mechanical engineer who has been doing audio and video for decades, as well as playing music. As stated above though, this is a VERY complex piece of equipment to take out of the box and understand. There is no "simplified mode" or "Quick Start Manual" to get you started right away. Making matters worse is the manual, which appears to have every feature explained, is poorly written. Close to the beginning of the manual, there is a two-page chart that shows "how to make a recording" but then in every step it refers you to other pages deep in the manual to figure out each feature. A product this complex should have a simple diagram or directions to get a BASIC recording done, and perhaps more complex features explained after that.
The physical design of the unit is neat and appears well laid out. It also appears absolutely LOADED with features based on others comments, reviews and YouTube videos, but I have yet to experience those for myself. Maybe I'll crack the code on this thing and find out it's the greatest thing since sliced bread, but it's been a frustrating experience so far.
One of the things I did experience is that there are literally HUNDREDS of high-quality effects for clean and distortion, bass, and acoustic guitars. There are also some very impressive drum rhythms in there. They sound GREAT! Way better than I expected. I plugged one of my Les Pauls into the unit and the effects sounded fantastic.
Only had it less than a week, but it's already frozen three times with all buttons, sliders, and even the on/off switch frozen. I had to remove the batteries and the external power to get it to reset.
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Joseph from blissfield,mi. usa Submitted: 7/22/2013
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an awesome tool full of great capabilities
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Tim E. from Detroit MI USA Submitted: 2/16/2012
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Unbelievable machine!
The unit is well made, though I wouldn't advise dropping it. I'd never used a ZOOM product before and this was a good way for me to be introduced to their merchandise.
The Sound! I hooked it up to a Yamaha monitor and scrolled through a few of the Mic programs. I can't sing well, but the R8 made me sound like a pro. And the overall sound is crystal clear. Also the portability is very handy. It fit snugly into my keyboard case.
The R8 is really easy to figure out. I only had to pick up the manual twice so far and I've had it for three weeks. The manual itself is well written and easy to understand.
Like I said earlier, the sound is unbelievable coming from a machine this small. I have worked with other multitracks, but none of them sounded this good.
So far, it has proven to be very reliable, handling multiple takes and punch ins with no glitches.
Your general opinion of this product.
I love this product. If it breaks I would gladly replace it. There are so many features packed into it, that I could record studio sounding CDs with no problem.
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Jim B from chicago il, jmbit2@yahoo.com Submitted: 11/28/2011
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