Hauppauge, NY (August 7, 2009)–Zoom’s R16 portable 16-track recorder is a multitrack recording package offering 16-track playback and 8-track simultaneous recording utilizing Secure Digital (SD) memory.
The R16 is comprised of three production tools in one device: a multitrack recorder, an audio interface and a control surface (with Mackie control emulation). For additional portability, the R16 runs on six AA batteries.
The R16 was developed with recording musicians, songwriters, audio engineers and film sound professionals in mind. Cubase LE is included for DAW-based production via USB (the control surface and audio interface can be powered via USB). Also, 16- or 24-bit recording at 44.1 kHz sampling is supported, up to 24-bit, 96 kHz via software, and a 1GB SD card is included. Hardware I/O includes eight combo XLR and 1/4-inch inputs, a direct input for guitar or bass and two outputs. Two inputs support phantom power.
Supporting up to 32 GBs on SD memory, the R16 reportedly allows for up to 100 track hours recording on all 16 tracks. Two R16s can be synchronized for 16-channel recording. Over 100 DSP-based effects (which can also be used as outboard effects) are standard, including amp emulation for instruments. The R16 is Mac- and Windows-compatible.
Zoom (dist. by Samson Technologies)