An eight-track recorder and so much more The Zoom R8 Recorder : Interface : Controller : Sampler
The Zoom R8 combines multiple audio production tools in one compact device. In addition to being an 8-track recorder, it's a pad sampler and a rhythm machine, and can even serve as a DAW control surface and computer audio interface. Advanced features such as built-in stereo condenser microphones, dual mic/line/instrument level inputs, onboard DSP effects and chromatic tuner complete the picture, making the R8 a great choice for home recordists and road warriors alike.
Create music any way you like
The R8 is a pad sampler and rhythm machine too. Eight velocity-sensitive pads allow the triggering of up to 24 samples, drum sounds, or loops. Over 500 internal loops and drum patterns are provided, along with a 2GB SD card which contains 500MB of loops and patterns from Big Fish Audio.
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. Three playback modes are available for each pad (Repeat, Gate, and 1Shot), and the onboard audio sequencer allows step entry when absolute precision is required.
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. However you choose to build your productions, you'll find the R8 to be the ultimate creative tool.
State of the art editing with every multi-track recorder
The Zoom R8 comes with a free download license for Sternberg’s Cubase LE music production software, providing not just the ability to capture incredible audio in every box, but to do spectacular things with them.
Take your recordings to a more professional level. Steinberg’s powerful and state-of-the-art audio software used by creators around the world now comes with every Zoom R24, R16, and R8 purchase.
Currently shipping with:
Cubase LE7 for Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 and Windows 7/8
For information on license activation and upgrades, visit our Steinberg Software support page.
In this video we will show you how to use your R series recorder as an audio interface and also as a control surface.
This video shows users of the R8, R16, & R24 how to move files from the recorder to your computer.
|Maximum number of simultaneous recording tracks:||
|Maximum number of simultaneous playback tracks:||
8 audio + metronome
|Recording data format:||
44.1 / 48 kHz, 16 / 24-bit WAV format
|Maximum recording time:||
200 minutes/1 GB (44.1 kHz 16-bit, mono tracks)
Hours/minutes/seconds/milliseconds and bars/beats/ticks
3-band equalizer, pan (balance), effect send ×2, invert
Tracks 1 / 2 ~ 7 / 8 selectable in pairs
Punch-in/out (manual, auto), Bounce, A-B repeat, Undo/Redo
8 (CLEAN, DISTORTION, ACO/BASS SIM, BASS, MIC, DUAL MIC, STEREO, MASTERING)
310 insert, 60 send-return
7 insert , 2 send
Chromatic, guitar, bass, open A/D/E/G, D modal
16-bit linear PCM
40.0 ~ 250.0 BPM
44.1 / 48 kHz, 16 / 24-bit WAV files
SD card (16MB - 2 GB), SDHC card (4 - 32 GB)
96kHz 24-bit delta-sigma ADC
96kHz 24-bit delta-sigma DAC
128 x 64 pixel LCD (with backlight)
Type: 8 XLR/TRS combo jacks
Built-in stereo microphones
Type: Omnidirectional condenser microphones
Type: TRS phone (balanced)
Standard stereo phone jack 20 mW x 2 (32 Ω load)
9 (mono × 8, master × 1)
|Mini-B type (USB 2.0):||
Operation as audio interface/control surface and mass storage
|USB audio interface|
|Number of recording channels:||
|Number of playback channels:||
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
Windows® XP SP3 or later (32-bit)
32-bit: Intel® Pentium® 4 1.8 GHz or faster, RAM 1 GB or more
Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later/10.6.5 or later
with Intel® Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster and RAM 1 GB or more
DC 5V 1A (ZOOM AD-17)
4 AA batteries (5.5-hour continuous operation time with backlight on and phantom power off)
257 mm (W) × 190 mm (D) × 51 mm (H)