All user reviews for the Zoom R24

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Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 9 reviews )
 5 reviews56 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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mrjason's review"Portable and lots of effects"

Zoom R24
The Zoom R24 is a digital multi-track recorder costing fewer than 500 dollars. The thing that stands out the most to me about it is that it comes stocked with over 100 different effects right out of the box. That is almost unheard of for a multi-track recorder in this price range. It has some guitar amp models/replicas that you probably would pay a fortune for if you purchased them alone in the VST format.
Setting up the R24 is very simple, and it is overall easy to use. It is an 8 in and 2 out device that connects to your computer via USB. It works great with Cubase and Logic on both Mac computers and Windows systems. You can record up to 8 tracks simultaneously and play back up to 24 tracks simultaneously which is just enough as long as you are not using this recorder to run a big session.
This recorder is small and compact, and it comes with some great features for it to be as little and affordable as it is. You can run it through a wall power outlet or you can run it from batteries which are really convenient making it really portable. It records in WAV format which is decent, but it would be nice if it did have a few other options just for demo purposes.
After purchasing this you will need to get some sort of a travel case or travel bag for it so you do not damage it. I have heard many people say that if you drop this one time, it is pretty much over with. I purchased a bag for it under 50 dollars which was a good buy. I have also used the Zoom R16 model which is very similar to this one except it only has 16 tracks on it. If you don’t need 16 or 24 they also have a Zoom R8 that is very affordable.

jjdin's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" good"

Zoom R24
Buy OCCAZ to replace my Zoom R8 did not have enough entries, there are roughly the same as the R8 system but against the sound is much better, the preamp much better, made a much more elaborate
Mainly used as sound card and Mackie Control for Cubase it perfectly fulfills its case; 10 ms latency original
It really changes your life in my little home studio, everything is connected permanently settings easy and relatively thin (no more, huh?) Gains, short very happy with my purchase, I do it again without hesitation

rominet83's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A small mobile workstation"

Zoom R24
A good multi-track recorder.
for my taste, too isolated and too well done (plastic shell, faders, pots).

I love the integrated Mackie Control.
The driver is quite stable even if he has a latency of 10ms.

I use it as sound card in my secondary system, the first being based on the ESP1010.

elebeault's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" All in one, right away!"

Zoom R24
The XLR inputs + 8
+ The Phantom PSU
+ The SD card
+ The USB connectivity

I use it with or without my laptop (hp core 2 duo 7350, on the move or at home.
I spend directly on his side to the recording console, a happiness!
It's very convenient not to be enslaved to a fixed installation. Eg go to a room where you repeat and back, recover files on the software in a standard format for rework.
8 inputs eases the work of the catch, was not to disconnect each time the track you want to save. Against the passage by 9 to 16 requires a bit of attention. But it's like for all devices, when everything is focused!

But I appreciate that the file format is standard, that can easily recover the audio of each track for the work under other programs or music videos.
For the latency I am unable to get an accurate picture. Insofar as the audio files are used in software is a problem that's hard to soft for me.

Of course I use cubase lignt that comes with. Do not miss a step in the installation for the specific format zoom appear in the software.
In terms of ZOOM, you have to know the little buttons that move in the trees. A little learning is required as to all!

I am delighted to be switched to digital, on sd card.
the side I like Swiss Army knife.
The rhythm patterns are for me an aid to decision making, a way for me that does not follow drummer say that's how I want the accompaniment. Management ditto samples: one is glad to have the function when it is needed.
A board do not count on the internal effects of registration, except in the case of using console (and yet we must know the editing - which is possible). The best is to succeed it is made up of micro instrument. It's like photoshop it is easier to work on a good quality photo!
I do not regret my purchase, it was that or wait 10 years to have the means for the better.
The - avoid jacks: I got stuck jacks (thankfully under warranty). Certainly they have a problem with their provider in combo jack ZOOM!

Scroux's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good quality / price ratio"

Zoom R24
After going through a tascam and a big fat KORG D3200, I finally opted for this little all-in-a summary.
I use it personally for models quietly, I am content to a mac and garage band with a small condenser microphone Prodipe taken for guitar / voice + a set of low-end in t-bone taken for battery. Bah, and it's fine with me:) Far from being an engineer, I just want equipment that allows me to get something listenable in a short time. The zoom is fine. By pushing it into a corner, I'm sure we can achieve results very nice if indeed that is somewhat comfortable with software mao a little more efficient.

Used with garageband. Few bugs.

Drivers needed, even on mac, but then it's a breeze.

I use it for a few months, I tested two other models before. Tascam a very basic, and a Korg compelxe for me too.
Excellent quality / price ratio: posted not far from € 550, I could bring it back around € 415 a little negotiating with the store manager. Great deal for the money, I do not at all want to part with it.


- Price
- Loyalty and "finesse" records
- Accessories delivered automatically (USB key, memory card, AC adapter, USB cable ...)
- The weight
- The methods of use (sound card pc, portable recorder mains or batteries)
- The two small microphones which are embedded the trick to capture fast 2, 3 ratings

The -:

- The limited opportunities in mobile recorder

zarba's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Medium still"

Zoom R24
I was looking for an "all in one" easy to carry and use, and although it missed.
Bar none, management of samples idiot, ergonomics grotesque.

Fairly stable.

In average, but some things abstruse.

Tedious to implement, at least for the usauge auqule it was originally intended (see above)

mikrokos49's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" problem identified"

Zoom R24
The 8 canaus input with phantom power supplies 6: the dream for a portable device.
I use it as an interface for mobile studio, combined with Cubase on a Macbook.
I associate exclusively with microphones for live recording overhead.

No major concern with six simultaneous tracks for phantom power supply (entries 3-8).
A latency of 0.5 seconds is noticeable when taken with a recorded track.

Simple installation, the interface is seen as the installation of related software.
A - however, noted recently: audio interface does not like being fed independently with the AC adapter supplied: this scenario generates saturation for each input (the crackling). This problem disappears when I leave the USB input power interface (from a Macbook itself on sector).

Knowing circumvent the problem on my installations, the equipment is easy to use and easy to implement. Especially easy to transport into a mobile studio.
I am very satisfied with the quality / price ratio.

Drumisan's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Zoom R24
One of the few digital recorder in this range to offer 8 tracks of simultaneous recording. (Used to record, among other things, an electronic drum that mobilizes already 5 entries)

Otherwise, a mixer, a recorder, a drum machine, effects guitar / bass tuner, a metronome ... all on batteries and that fits in a backpack ... nice.

8 recordable tracks simultaneously, and 24 in reading.

No problem interfacing with a PC.

Cubase (Light version) supplied. Transfer of records from the zoom without worries. Mixing end of Cubase. Obligation to purchase a plug-in (ds 20 euros from memory) to export the mix as wav file.

No test other models unfortunately. No idea if the scan is as good a solution with audio interface + computer.

- Why a single high impedance input? the idea of ​​being able to simultaneously record a low & a guitar, it's still classic (rock instead ..), right?
- Tiny screen (buy a magnifying glass ..?)
- Time (15/20 s) to resume recording (stop / rewind / Rec ..)
- Design cheap

Price OK but not as a basis for comparison.

jamor's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent product!"

Zoom R24
Multitrack Recorder 8 simultaneous inputs of 24 played
• Over 100 effects
+ Mastering effects.
• Up to 32GB SDHC card.
• 8 balanced inputs XLR / jack ¼.
• Records in WAV 48kHz/44.1kHz 16-bit or 24-bit.
• Control levels thanks to 4 LED segments.
• 48V Phantom power on 6 channels simultaneously.
• Over 4 hours of battery life with 6 AA alkaline batteries (AC adapter included).
• Synchronization of two R24 USB to record 16 tracks simultaneously.
Audio Interface
• Record high-definition 24-bit/96kHz
• 8 inputs / 2 outputs (8 x 2) USB
Control Surface
• Full control of transport and mixing software for Cubase, Sonar, Final Cut Pro ...
• USB Control Surface with Mackie Control emulation Sampler
• Pad Sampler with 24 channels (8 pads x 3 banks)
• Sequencer based audio loops for creating music.

Drivers on a PC without problems on XP
The software supplied with (Cubase LE 5) software is installed but the key is what she wants and I had to uninstall it and then put my Cubase SX 3 which works well.
I record 3 tracks max for now, but next to beef ...
Documentation only in English, you should download the FR
Instrument/R24 response is very good and I is not tried the direct PC.

Installation is all alone ...
The setup is simple, since neither nothing to configure.
You still have to follow the manual loan to avoid losing something.
And the manual is clear but not complete as always (you must know computer music)

I use it for 3 weeks and is getting better
I sort of BR600's excellent that with better effects.
I like the memory space and easily accessible 24 tracks
I do not like the fact that we can not assign an input jack to any track and change it without any disconnect.
The camera is great asses and they could have a bigger screen!
When we move from tracks 1-8 to 9-16, there is nothing to indicate the tracks recorded on 1-8
Little trouble in the fader.

The price (450 €) is very correct with respect to overall quality.

As there are choices to be 24 tracks including 8 simultaneous inputs at this price, I advise to all.