Zoom R8 Recorder Audio Driver
Zoom's R16 and R24 personal multitrack studios not only function as set of four production tools - an eight-track recorder, an audio interface. Combined 8-Track Multitrack SD Card Recorder USB Audio interface bit / 96 kHz, Mackie Control compatible DAW controller and 8-tune pad sampler, Simultaneous Recording: Amount Of Tracks: 2. In addition to being a multitrack recorder with 8-track playback and 2-track simultaneous recording using SD memory cards, the R8 is an audio interface.
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Zoom R8 Recorder Audio Driver
The R8 can also control transport functions for your recording software as well as mixing functions via its faders. In use If you want Zoom R8 Recorder Audio create a solid foundation for your song you can use the onboard rhythm machine or sampler, or a combination of both.
The rhythm machine gives you 10 drum kits to choose from and, if you don't want to create your own patterns, the preset patterns include plenty of phrase variations including intros, fills and Zoom R8 Recorder Audio like. Zoom also includes MB of sampled drum loops for use with the sampler. The rhythm patterns or sampled loops have to be assigned to tracks and sequenced by an onboard sequencer - something that we didn't find to be particularly intuitive, but there's plenty of scope for creativity once you're up to speed on it.
To record guitar, just plug in, use the onboard tuner, select an insert effect and go. The amp sims, taken from Zoom's G2Nu, are very playable and suit a wide range of musical styles. If you want to keep your hands on your guitar, there's the option of adding a footswitch to the system to initiate recording. Alternatively, you can program automatic punch-in and Zoom R8 Recorder Audio points.
If you want to record a gig on location, or perhaps an acoustic guitar, the onboard mics do a pretty good job. A couple of send and return effects - reverb and either delay or chorus - can be applied to individual tracks and, when you've finished recording, applying mastering effects adds a nice polish as the song is mixed down to a dedicated master track. Certainly useful as a musical sketchpad, the R8 is also capable of producing polished demos and can double up as a guitar practice tool by using Zoom R8 Recorder Audio amp sims and playing along to the onboard rhythms.
It could also easily be taken to a rehearsal room or gig to capture the sound of the whole band or perhaps a stereo drum track that you could use as a basis for further overdubs - either done on the R8 itself, or in Cubase on a computer, using the R8 as an audio interface. For its asking price, the R8 offers a lot of whizz for your wonga, straddling the worlds of hardware and software Zoom R8 Recorder Audio - and could well prove to be your ideal introduction to both.
- Zoom R8 – Thomann UK
- R8 Recorder : Interface : Controller : Sampler Zoom
- Combined 8-Track Multitrack SD Card Recorder
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In addition, you can create your own custom samples and loops from recorded audio tracks. Quantization and time-stretching can be applied to ensure perfect synchronization.
Best of all, the R8's multitrack recorder is fully integrated with the pad sampler and rhythm machine, allowing a wide variety of production styles to be accommodated. Both can handle mic- and line-level signals, and Input 1 can also handle instrument-level signals from passive or active electric Zoom R8 Recorder Audio and basses. Over studio-quality DSP effects are provided.
In addition, there are guitar amp, bass amp, and mic preamp models and effects specially designed for use on vocals and stereo instruments such as electronic keyboards, plus mastering algorithms like multi-band Zoom R8 Recorder Audio. When operating at a sampling frequency of Battery life when using alkaline batteries is more than 5 hours, even during continuous recording.
Alternatively, you can use the included AD AC adapter, which allows you to power the R8 from any standard wall socket.