All user reviews for the Zoom R8

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 10 reviews )
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 4 reviews40 %
 1 user review10 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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StereoPixel09/09/2014

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-Chacho08/27/2014

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
l0k101/08/2014

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)
jjdin12/18/2013

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
Menestrel de malheur11/28/2013

Menestrel de malheur's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Japanese Swiss Army Knife"

Zoom R8
Excellent product, very lightweight, versatile, good restitution, there is everything you need in there is crazy enough may have to do everything, record, sampler, the guitar work on drum machine, effects, usb connection for power supply and / or transfer, phantom power ... When I saw the size I hallucinated seen proposed is simply amazing functions. As against this will necessarily sacrificing flexibility pads, zippers, buttons and pots but it is not that we look with this kind of machine.
Personally I m used to send sound tracks with one of my metal bands / black (it turns into a drum machine) beats for my rap groups, I used to sample when I made with my mumuse electronically modified or not, or to send samples to mix toys. I m used to drum machine / metronome as well.
I had 1 October digital tracks in the same brand as m lasted nearly 12 years but even when cost 800 euros new and did not have as many features, for about 4 times the size of that one.
Modern, simple, effective, cheap and may be suitable for both beginners and pros looking for a portable solution or small. A genuine Swiss Army knife.
davedave03/27/2012

davedave's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Invented by MUSICIANS"

Zoom R8
I use it for 3 months. This is a machine that is forgotten because it is so easy to use.


I had other multitrack before but it loops through its function is really well thought out. I record a vocal rhythm, I put the loop and go to compose a new song. Everything is intuitive although some points need to read the manual. Tracker function lets manage playback loops per track and measure, incredibly well thought of having this feature rammené the world of computers on the aircraft type.


I do not use effects so I can talk about it. The preamps are clean without a level enrée exeptional, I have to go through a preamp for my AKG dynamic mic which can itself be a low output.


A product that allows you to dial anywhere, which is well thought out, thank you to the engineers at Zoom.
gregzerozero01/18/2012

gregzerozero's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" how I could do without!"

Zoom R8
This is my first multitrack before I recorded with a mixing desk Yamaha MG who was returning in a laptop. One day I dropped my PC so I walked in to make a standalone solution and resell the small table yam.

No history of multitrack, I wonder if it would really help me. Well now I can not let go. I got a portable recording config. All stand in a backpack (a hand guitar, bass and drums!), My condenser microphone, the multitrack cables instruments, sheet music and even a few effects pedals to fill the bag.

The recording quality is really good, the drum sounds are convincing and the effects do their job but as I rework everything on pc after I is not too much.
But I find them very good for the condenser microphone for the guitar a little less (especially the cleans that are not too much).

There are still a few weeks, I boarded my backpack, a guitar to go to my grandparents and I came back with two complete recordings:)
Also during our rehearsals, table mix goes into the recorder and 2-step, we have all the instruments (or the first time recorded drums and bass and second rounds, or are recorded guitar and vocals)

A recommended.
manu_blazeix01/03/2012

manu_blazeix's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Great"

Zoom R8
It's simple, I wanted a tool to replace my old PC that I used to do most of the sequences: I found it!

With the Zoom r8, we created rhythms archi-fast playing live with pads or making a "step by step", there has been super easy, the effects are clean and many (in insert with clean, distortion, mic, and so on. on each slice with reverb and chorus).

This is exactly what I wanted, and it's good stuff.

After a few days and my first unused sequence: 100% satisfied!
ber11/15/2011

ber's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" super cool and practical and comprehensive"

Zoom R8
So I've had little time and I must admit it is great being able to share in addition to audio files or audio tracks with samples or sequence programmable sample is quite what I looking for my future compos ... I must admit it is so top that I wonder if I will not invest in the r24 ... well if you take the time to read the manual and that is a little test, it is easy to use and convenient. The effects are good and well, you can program its banks .. just a pity that only one insert effect on a single track selected listening (except of course if we recorded the track with an insert effect), finally here I have a little test. I would do this choice
_bill_07/17/2011

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

Zoom R8
How long have you use it?

I R8 for two weeks.

What is so special that you like most and least?

The +: Ergonomics, the sequencer tracks.
The -: The multi effects did not yet convinced.

Have you tried many other models before buying it?

I had a Zommer MRS8 which has served me well for 5 years. It was my reference in the field and when I saw the R8 came out I sold the "old" to offer me the latest version.

How would you rate the quality / price?

Excellent!

With experience, you do again this choice? ...

Yes.