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R8, Pocket Recorder/Multitrack from Zoom.

10 user reviews
Prices starting at $217 Average price: $281

Zoom R8 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Zoom
  • Model: R8
  • Category: Pocket Recorders/Multitracks
  • Added in our database on: 01/15/2011

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Zoom R8 user reviews

Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 10 reviews )
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StereoPixel's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Absolutely brilliant"

Zoom R8
How long have you use it?

1 month ago and I am delighted by the beast.

Have you tried many other models before buying it?

A multi roughly similar brand Tascam, and its big brother, the zoom R16.

What thing do you like most?

-The Simplicie use, care that does not clearly mean that the tool is "simple" in the full sense little, instead there is a lot of functionality but is easy.
It sets the tempo, the metronome (can be set only while it record and therefore no tic tic in the final mix) is launched, we play a guitar track, bam one instrument changes, we add a battery above, and so on ...

-Number Patch and effective instrument, there is a lot of amp models (Fender, Marshall and even Diezel, for example), mastering effect (done sound check as a live rock, as a jazz record, as a record of the 30s, and all this in just one click ...) it will even be able to simulate the reverb of the Budokan in Tokyo, that's how my stuff is complete.

-The Side "plug and play", no need to bother with a lot of adjustment on a computer DAW, there one branch, be it a guitar, a microphone, a synth or a drum machine was live sound . To give you an idea in 10 minutes I pulled it https://picosong.com/9fL3/ with just a Strat and a drum.

-its Can also be used as a sound card of the classic, special mention to Cubase LE included in the box.

How do you like the least?

Not much to say, go simulations bass guitar are not convincing (anyway I n''ai never seen one indeed able to make it sound like a bass guitar ...) but it can still help. Editing drum track using the pads is not very easy even though I have not used much since playing on my Roland TD4 instead.

How would you rate the quality / price?
With experience, you do again this choice? ...

Very good Q / P ratio. With experience (and especially money) I think I will turn to the R16 in order to record 8 instruments at the same time practical enough to repeat them with friends.

Helmut-Chacho's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A great tool for solo musician and models"

Zoom R8
e'm a guitarist, I had a group in the late 70s, now I play for my own pleasure at home. But I want to record and retrieve the feeling of a whole, not just a guitar.

The R8 has fulfilled my expectations are:

1) A tool for multi-track recording
=> 2 tracks simultaneous recording, 6 in reading, ability to store / select different Takes per track => Everything I need.

2) With an interface that does not require always have the manual handy
=> Once you have understood the key points, no need to book. Korg Sound On Sound that I had bought previously was a real headache. The there is all the buttons you need to avoid the improbable and impossible to memorize combinations.

3) Easy to carry, self, standard connectors
=> Light, batteries or USB power. I can work with in the chair for seated work rhythms and sequences, and go settle down with microphones, cables and guitars etc in a wink.

4) Who communicates easily with the PC
=> It is seen as a floppy mass directory structure of files, easy! It enables / disables the connection to the computer without having to turn it off and on again

5) I am not a drummer, so beatbox
=> Great, not only is it filled with patterns, but it can create his or note by note or by registering with velocity sensitive pads)

6) Ability to complete (to jam / improvise) or sequencer (make backing tracks or entire songs)
=> He is very good at both

At the practice, we realize the great potential of the R8.
Clearly not a pro tool production, but for models it is perfect.

I hesitated, but now I really do not regret my purchase.
Investment / opportunities / quality ratio is exactly what suit me.

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Used for 10 months
Another model of compact multi track recorder tried before: Korg Sound on Sound (galley)
What I like most: Ergonomics, independence, portability, possibilities, sequencer
What I like least: Pre somewhat weak

l0k1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" super Portasudio Tascam144 (~ 1980) 2013 :-)"

Zoom R8
I used a little over a year

what I like about this gadget:
- Size (very portable)
- The immediate usability (electret stereo integrated knobs understandable)

regarding tests eutres models I kicked into touch, I use and abuse
usually of Ardour3 on a PC without problems but level off gear
PC knew my last experience while one was probably the VS880expanded, it starts to
date ;-)

Q / price I note 9/10 and yes, I would do this choice if it resumed want me
a kind of live notepad ideas compound that allows quick connections and quality
"Re-" travaillaibles same unencumbered by various external gear (which is also possible)

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

Zoom R8
I use the Zoom R8 past few months relatively simple laptop is its biggest assets and currently serves me interface to control cubase and also occasionally sound card, the latency is around 15 ms but strangely it is less reamping perceptible than in my external sound card which however is only 2 ms
The preamp is very powerful and this gene in the long run, how to say the sound is a bit "muffled" but it gives a particular color especially on guitars, very nice, there are many effects I used it a few can swing either during or after its decision, the drum machine is a drum machine can create his patterns but it is a power head or he must purchase the software sold separately for AC and more must assign a track to each rhythm
I appreciate his side transportable easy to use parametrage Cubase is simple if you follow the tutorial I like least for what I'm doing non-motorized faders, no MIDI, the lack of power of the pre amp The absence of a simple equalization
Correct to begin with, in the home studio can certainly do a lot of things but it is limited when you want to move up a gear purchase

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