The new Zoom R8 combines four production tools in one compact, versatile device. In addition to being an 8-track playback/2-track simultaneous recorder that utilizes SD memory, the R8 is an audio interface, a control surface and a pad sampler.
With a sampler function that consists of eight voices, the R8’s built-in drum sounds can be triggered using eight pads to assign sounds to each track and create loops.
The unit’s drum machine can also be used to create original backing beats, or simply output a metronome for tempo control. Not only does the R8 offer over 500 drum patterns to work with, it also includes a 2GB SD card containing 500MB of drum loops recorded by Big Fish Audio.
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.
Choose from over 140 built-in studio effects to enhance recordings and use the pro-quality mastering effects to complete that studio sound.
“The R8 will fit in a guitar case, for a flexible, multi-track solution,” says James Tsaptsinos, Samson VP of sales. “More than ever before, Zoom users have all the tools necessary to create studio-quality recordings on-the-go.”