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ZOOM R16 recording Multitracks

by Zoom

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  • Digital recorder with 16-track playback
  • 16/24-bit/44.1kHz linear PCM recording in WAV format
  • Built-in stereo condenser microphones
  • Includes 1GB SD card and supports cards up to 32GB SDHC
  • Battery operation for remote recording
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Technical Details
Item Weight1.3 Kg
Product Dimensions23.7 x 37.6 x 5.2 cm
Item model numberR16
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Best Sellers Rank 2,654 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.1 Kg
Date First Available7 July 2009
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Product Description

Zoom revolutionizes recording with the first digital recorder with 16-track playback and 8-track simultaneous recording that uses Secure Digital (SD) memory. The new R16 recorder is three production tools in one incredibly versatile device. It's a digital multi-track recorder, an audio interface and a control surface, providing you with all the tools necessary to create studio-quality recordings anywhere. The R16 combines a remarkable level of functionality with exceptionally intuitive design. For recording purposes, the unit supports up to 32GB SD cards, allowing over 100 track hours of recording. The flexibility of SD recording not only makes the R16 lighter and more portable, it also ensures increased reliability with no concern for a crashing hard drive. You can even have respective SD cards dedicated to specific recording sessions. Back up your project on a USB memory stick. With the ability to record up to 8 tracks simultaneously, it's easy to capture a live band or even a complete drum kit. The R16 features built-in stereo condenser microphones for field recording or quick, convenient sketch-pad capturing of ideas and rehearsals. It also provides 8 combination XLR-1/4-inch inputs along with one Hi-Z input for direct connection of guitar or bass. And the R16 also runs on 6 AA batteries for the ultimate in multi-track portability. USB operation means you can control each function of your favorite DAW software from the R16 for easy mixing with fine-tuned control. Incorporate any of the 100+ built-in studio effects to enhance your recording and use the pro-quality mastering effects to complete that studio sound. You can even connect two R16s via USB for synchronized operation and 16 tracks of simultaneous recording. With the new Zoom R16, versatility, control and comprehensive features come together in a single device that puts the power to produce professional recordings right at your fingertips. Using the R16 for Music 1 - It's a Recorder... With the...

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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By A. Roberton TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 Aug 2009
I thought very carefully before laying out £319 on this little beauty. The trouble with buying something new, meaning a new product to the market, is that it hasn't been truly tested. Anyway I 'bit the bullet' and ordered it.

At first I just wanted to open the box and start playing without looking at the manual (so like a man I can hear the women saying) and because I am new to multitrack recorders, I gave in and picked up the book. The instructions were (mostly) clear and easy (easy-ish) to follow and I was up and running after just a few minutes.

I've had it now for just over a week and to be honest, I am liking it more and more. I did have a few problems loading Cubase LE4, but after I realised that the mistake was entirely mine, Cubase was up and running on my laptop. Again I needed to look into the instructions, this time not the manual that came with it, but seperate instructions that are to be found on the disc containing the driver for the R16. Once I had sorted all that out, magic!

On the plus side: Small, but not too small, portable, works on 6 AA batteries that seem to last for ages, loads of effects (although I will probably never use them as the effects on LE4 are amazing), clear screen, 8 tracks recordable at once (although I would never use 8 at a time), works well with LE4 as a controller, silent operation, records onto SDHC cards which have greatly come down in price recently, on board mikes if necessary and it looks good too.

On the minus side: Can be fiddly to use/get used to, the preamps are OK, but only OK (I use an external preamp for recording voice, an ART Tube MP, which is brilliant with it). Apart from that, no other niggles really.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By AndyB on 18 Aug 2010
Having looked for a 16 track recorder and realised that unless you spend £1000s you can't get anything to record 16 tracks at the same time I looked into this one. It records 8 tracks at a time, but at the press of a button you can play back the original 8 and record an additional 8 to tracks 9-16. (Be aware some so called 16 track recorders only record 2-4 tracks simultaneously, this does 8 and that's better than most) Only used it a few times so far and was surprised at how easy it is to operate. After the first time out of the box I decided to record a few test files, add vocal effects and lay down a couple of keyboard tracks to see how it worked. Within no time I'd recorded and mixed a track and actually decided to play and sing over it with additional instruments with my church band the same week. I never intended it for this purpose, but as it's a controller, recorder, mixing desk all in one playing back, over dubbing and using it in a live situation is so easy it make a good addition. I'll be using it like this again when I'm missing band members to help out for holiday cover! As a recorder it's excellent quality, easy to use and fairly intuitive. If you're used to setting up EQ on a standard desk with loads of dials you may at first wonder how to control everything, but with 5 mins practice you'll see that each channel/track is independently controllable by simply clicking the EQ button, then scrolling down the 5 channel EQ changing it with the control wheel. It'll even keep these settings if you wish once you add a new recording so you don't need to keep setting it up. I've not even got as far as using the supplied Cubase software as the on board mixing is so good. Looking forward to giving it a try soon when we record a new CD next week. I could write so much more about how good it is, easy to use, great value for money, but the best thing I can say is `Just buy it, it's great'. You won't be disappointed!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dr. P. Price on 6 Dec 2009
A really excellent product. Recording quality is A1. Easy to use and does everything brilliantly. Interfaces flawlessly with both PC (XP) and Mac OS X. Its silent - no fan or hard disc. The included cubase 4LE is pretty good too. I love the lightness and the battery power. It runs for hours on NiMH batteries. Even though it is light it feels sturdy. The controls feel slightly cheap but I have owned Zoom stuff before and it has been reliable.

Can't fault it.
Great value for money.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Il on 2 July 2010
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Best thing since ever. Fast, light, extremely well thought-out. My rolands and tascams are not even close - they are getting sold asap. Love the individual volume meters per channel, faders fine, 24-bit recording. I love saving to USB stick straight off the unit or put the SD card into my laptop's card reading slot and mix straight from there. These guys give a great deal with a big SD card - take it.

Positives: great stereo separation, what-you-hear-what-you-get in mixing down, you know what I mean, runs off 6 AA batteries, 2 buit-in mics are good for recording rehearsals and drum overheads, can have 8 compressors on 8 simultaneously recording tracks so it doesn't clip, can record itself (main out into a track in), digital bounce, import wave files from your computer and it will play them as a track in your project, FX can be printed to "tape" or used for monitoring only, works as a USB sound card, metronome can be sent either from the main out or from headphones only - volume control knob on headphones, finally!

Negatives: pre-amps are slightly better than your regular sound card's and require pre-amps for any demo work - no problem for me, I just record off the inserts of a proper mixer or use ART Tubes, FX are not that great and very brittle sounding, so use for inspiration only, no MIDI sync, no outside FX can be used - no AUX in/out, properly needs 2700 Mah disposable batteries or will run out on you without warning (i.e. if you leave it to record a gig for 30 minutes and find it died after the first 10 'cause you forgot to put good batteries in) - all minor stuff, really, this unit really is a game-changer.
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