Zoom R8 Recorder/Interface/Controller/Sampler

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Sku: 884354009977
Brand: Zoom
R8 Recorder - Interface/Controller/Sampler

Not only does the R8 offer 2-track recording with 8-track simultaneous playback, but you also get an 8-voice/8-pad sampler, 500MB of drum loops, built-in rhythm machine, built-in stereo microphones, DSP effects, and a built-in audio interface with control surface capabilities for the times that you do want to sync the R8 with your computer and host DAW.


With 2-track simultaneous recording and 8-track playback, the R8 is the perfect tool for capturing audio on-the-go. Record live music performances, rehearsals, songwriting sessions or even audio for film and video. Playback up to eight tracks of audio at up to 24-bit/48kHz resolution as WAV files.

Control surface

The R8 can be used as a control surface for DAW transport functions (play, record, stop) and mixing operations. Through a USB connection, you can control the transport and mixing functions of major DAWs such as Cubase, Logic, and Sonar from the R8. In addition, you can easily move multiple faders at the same time. No more mixing with a mouse! The R8 makes mixing a pleasure.


• Built-in high-sensitivity stereo microphones
• Simultaneous 2-track recording and 8-track playback
• 2x2 USB audio interface
• Control surface compatible with most DAW software
• 8-voice sampler with 8 pads
• 500MB of drum loops from Big Fish Audio
• Built-in rhythm machine lets you create you own beats
• Built-in, high-sensitivity stereo microphones
• Over 140 DSP effects including guitar and amp models
• Supports SDHC cards up to 32GB
• Locate function with 100 markers to make editing easier
• Rapid file transfer with high-speed USB
• Versatile inputs for guitars, mics, and line sources
• Tuner and metronome functions
• Powered by AC adapter, USB, or batteries (not included)
• Easy hands-free operation with optional ZOOM FS01 footswitch (sold separately)
• Includes Cubase LE DAW software


R8 Audio Interface System Requirements


• Windows XP SP3 or later/Vista SP1 or later/7
• Intel Pentium 4 1.8GHz or better
• RAM1GB or more
• USB2.0 compatible port

Intel Mac

• OS X 10.5.8/10.6.5 or later
• Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz or better
• RAM1GB or more
• USB2.0 compatible port
• USB hub is not supported. (Intel Chipset is recommended.)


• Physical tracks: 8
• Simultaneous recording tracks: 2
• Simultaneous playback tracks: 8
• Recording data format: 16-24bit/44.1-48kHz 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


• Faders: 9
• 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


• Algorithms: 8 (clean, distortion, acoustic/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
• Playback Data Format: 16-24bit/44.1-48kHz WAV


• Voices: 8
• Editing functions: Trim, time-stretch
• Rhythm voices: 8
• Sound format: 16-bit Linear PCM
• Drum kits: 10
• Pads: 8 (velocity-sensitive)
• Precision: 48PPQN
• Rhythm patterns: 511/project
• Patterns: 511 (472 factory, 39 blank)/Project
• Tempo: 40.0 - 250.0 BPM


• Recording media: SD card (16MB-2GB), SDHC card (4-32GB)
• A/D conversion: 24-bit/96kHz, delta-sigma ADC
• D/A conversion: 24-bit/96kHz, 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 ohm balanced, 2nd hot, (unbalanced input) 50k ohm unbalanced, (Hi-Z input) 470k ohm • 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 ohm
• Rated output level: +4dBm
• Headphone output: 1/4'' stereo phone jack, 20mW x 2 (at 32 ohm 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 4 AA size (LR6) batteries (not included)
• Battery life: 5.5 hours (with backlight on and phantom power off)
• Dimensions: 10-1/8"(W) x 2"(H) x 7-1/2"(D)
• Weight: 1.7 lb. without batteries