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Zoom R8 Multi-Track Tabletop Recorder

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Original price $ 299.99 - Original price $ 299.99
Original price
$ 299.99
$ 299.99 - $ 299.99
Current price $ 299.99

Zoom R8 Multi-Track Tabletop Recorder

The R8 8-Track Digital Recorder/Interface/Controller/Sampler from Zoom is an ultra-portable music production solution, ideal for the musician on the go. The R8 packs the versatility of the larger R24 into a fresh compact design. Not only is the R8 an 8-track recorder that writes to SD flash memory cards, it's also a USB audio interface, a controller, and a pad sampler. The R8 has 2-track simultaneous recording and 8-track playback. It can record WAV files at sample rates of 44.1/48kHz and bit rates of 16/24-bit. The files are captured to SD memory cards with capacities up to 32GB for making lengthy recordings. There are built-in stereo condenser mics for making recordings without extra equipment. There are also XLR/TRS combo inputs for connecting external microphones and instruments. There is 48V phantom power available on 2 tracks for supporting condenser mics. You can choose from over 140 DSP effects to add to your recordings, including guitar amp models and mastering effects.

Product Highlights:

  • 8-Track Recorder
  • Writes to SD Cards
  • 16 or 24-bit WAV files
  • XLR/TRS Combo Inputs with 48V Phantom
  • Integrated Stereo Mics
  • High-Definition USB Interface
  • Full Mixing and Transport Controls
  • 8-Voice Pad Sampler and Sequencer
  • Uses AA Batteries or USB Bus Power
  • Includes Software and Drum Loops
  • Product weight: 2.7lbs.
  • Dimensions: 10.12 x 7.48 x 2.01 inches
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Our 30-day money back guarantee
  • MFR # ZR8


Complete control

If you use DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software but hate mixing with a mouse, the R8 provides the perfect solution. It can act as a full-featured control surface for popular DAWs such as Cubase, Logic, and GarageBand, adding real faders and transport/status buttons that streamline the process of creating the perfect mix.

Multitrack recording has never been easier

The R8 provides eight tracks for recording and playback in full fidelity WAV format, making it ideal for both professional production and for use as a musical sketchpad. Battery operation allows for field recording and enables you to capture your ideas quickly. You can connect external microphones, instruments, or line-level sources directly to the R8, or use the built-in stereo mic pair for minimal setup. When your multitrack recording is complete, you can use the R8's internal mixer, complete with physical faders, equalization, panning, and built-in effects—including amp models and mastering effects like multi-band compression—to create a stereo mix with studio-quality sound.

Create music any way you like

However you choose to build your musical productions, you'll find the R8 to be the ultimate creative tool.

Eight velocity-sensitive pads enable you to trigger samples, drum sounds, or loops—you can even create your own custom samples and loops from recorded audio tracks. Quantization and time-stretching can be applied to ensure perfect synchronization, and the onboard audio sequencer allows step entry when absolute precision is required.

The R8 also provides more than 140 great-sounding DSP effects, including guitar amp, bass amp, and mic preamp models, plus mastering algorithms such as multi-band compression. Effects can be applied during recording and mixdown, or can be used for playback only. In addition, the R8's USB port allows it to act as a 2-input/2-output interface for DAWs such as the Cubase LE.