[NAMM] Zoom R8 Multitrack Recorder

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The R8 combines four production tools in a small device.

In addition to 8-track playback and 2-track simultaneous recording using SD memory cards, the R8 is a digital multi-track recorder, an audio interface, a control surface and a pad sampler.



With a sampler function that consists of 24 built-in voices, the R8’s built-in drum sounds can be triggered using 8 pads and 3 bank keys to assign sounds to each track and create loops.  You can also use the unit’s drum machine to create original backing beats, or simply output a metronome for tempo control.



The R8 comes with a 2GB SD card and 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, according to Zoom.

 

You can take your R8 into your studio and record additional tracks using its USB audio interface. Then use the R8’s control surface capabilities to manage each function of your favorite DAW software. You can incorporate any of the 150 guitar and studio effects to enhance your recording and use the mastering effects to complete that studio sound.



For more, check out the Zoom R8 page.

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