Zoom R8, All-In-One Recording Solution

If you’re looking for a low-cost portable solution that can solve all kind of audio needs, Zoom has released R8, an all-in-one recording solution capable of record in the field and also do a great job in the studio as a controller, interface and more. The price is $300 (approx).

Main features

  • 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
  • 2 balanced XLR-1/4″ combination inputs
  • Records in WAV 48kHz/44.1kHz at 16-bit or 24-bit
  • Over 4 hours of operation using 4 AA batteries/USB bus power (AC adapter included)
  • Sync 2 R8s via USB for 4 tracks of simultaneous recording
  • High-definition 24-bit/96kHz recording capability using digital audio software
  • 2 in/1 out (2 x 1) via USB
  • Full mixing and transport controls for Cubase, Logic, Sonar and more!
  • USB Control Surface uses Mackie Control emulation
  • Pad sampler with 24 voices (8 pads x 3 banks)
  • Loop-based audio sequencer for music creation
  • Built-in stereo condenser microphones for instant recording
  • Includes 2GB SD card, 1.5GB drum loops, Steinberg Cubase E DAW software

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