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R16 Multitrack Recorder/Interface/Controller

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8-track simultaneous recording, audio interface with 8 in/2 out, and DAW controller in one.

Zoom revolutionizes recording with the first digital recorder with 16-track playback and 8-track simultaneous recording that uses Secure Digital (SD) memory. The 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 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 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.


Multitrack Recorder
  • Over 100 studio-quality effects including guitar amp models and mastering effects
  • Records on up to 32GB SDHC cards for maximum recording time
  • 8 balanced XLR-1/4-inch combination inputs
  • Records in WAV 48kHz/44.1kHz at 16-bit or 24-bit
  • Easily viewable 4-segment LED meter bridge
  • 2-channel simultaneous 48V phantom power supply capability
  • Over 4 hours of operation using 6 AA alkaline batteries (AC adapter included)
  • Sync two R16s via USB for 16 tracks of simultaneous recording
Audio Interface
  • High-definition 24-bit/96kHz recording capability using digital audio software
  • 8 in / 2 out (8 x 2) via USB
Control Surface
  • Full mixing and transport controls for Cubase, Logic, Sonar and more!
  • USB Control Surface uses Mackie Control emulation
Included Accessories
  • USB Cable, AC adapter, Steinberg Cubase 5 LE software bundled

R16 Multitrack Recorder/Interface/Controller Specifications:

  • Physical Tracks: 16
  • Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 8
  • Simultaneous Playback Tracks: 16
  • Recording Data Format: 44.1kHz, 16/24-bit WAV
  • Maximum Recordable Time: 200 min. / GB (referred to mono tracks)
  • Projects: 1,000
  • Markers: 100 / Project
  • Locator: Min./Sec./ msec. or Meas./Beat/Tick
  • File Editing: Divide
  • Other functions : Punch-In / Out (Manual, Automatic), Bounce, A-B Repeat, UNDO / REDO
Audio interface
  • Input Channels: 8
  • Output Channels: 2
  • Quantization: 24-bit
  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz
  • Faders: 9
  • Level Meters: 4-Segment LED
  • Track Parameters: 3-Band Equalizer, Pan (Balance), Effect Send x 2, Invert Stereo Links Track pairs: 1/2 to 15/16 selectable
  • Types: 135
  • Modules: 7 for Insert, 2 for Send / Return
  • Patches: 330 for Insert, 60 for Send / Return
  • Tuner: Chromatic, Guitar, Bass, Open A/D/E/G, D modal
  • Sounds: 5
  • Beat: 1/4-8/4, 6/8, Unaccented
  • Tempo: 40.0-250.0BPM
    • Recording Media: SD Card (16MB-2GB), SDHC Card (4-32GB)
    • A/D Conversion: 96kHz 24-bit delta-sigma ADC
    • D/A Conversion: 96kHz 24-bit delta-sigma DAC
    • Display: 20-digit 2-line custom LCD (with backlight)
    • Inputs: 8 x XLR-1/4" Phone Combo Jack / Input Impedance: (Balanced input) 1kÎ balanced, 2nd hot, (Unbalanced input) 50kÎ unbalanced, (Hi-Z Input) 470kÎ / Input Level: -50dBm to +4dBm continuously variable
    • Built-in microphones: Omnidirectional condenser microphones Gain: -50dBm to +4dBm continuously variable
    • Phantom Power Supply: 48V (with On/Off switch)
    • Master Output: 1/4"TRS Phone (balanced)/Output Impedance: 1kÎ / Rated Output Level: +4dBm
    • Headphones Output: 1/4" Stereo Phone Jack, 20mW x 2 (at 32&Omega: load) USB: [B type (USB2.0 High-Speed compatible)] Audio Interface / Control Surface or Mass Storage Class operation [A type (USB2.0 High-Speed compatible)] USB Host capability
    • Power Requirements: AC adaptor (DC5V/1A/center positive) or AA size (LR6) battery x 6
    • Battery Life: 4.5 hours (with backlight on and phantom power off) Dimensions (mm): 376(W) x 237.1(D) x 52.2(H)
    • Weight: 1.3kg (without batteries)
    Audio Interface System Requirements
      • Windows XP SP2 or later / Windows Vista SP1 or later / Windows 7
      • Intel Pentium 4 1.8GHz or better
      • 1GB RAM or more
      Intel Mac
      • OS X 10.4.11 or later / 10.5 / 10.6
      • Intel Core Duo processor 1.83GHz or better
      • 1GB RAM or more
      • * USB 2.0 compatible port
      • * 64-bit operating system is not supported
      • * USB hub is not supported
      • * Intel Chipset is recommended
      Cubase 5LE System Requirements

      • Windows
      • OS: Windows XP (SP2 or later) / Vista / 7
      • CPU: 2GHz or higher (Dual Core CPU recommended)
      • RAM: 1GB or higher (1GB or higher recommended)
      • HDD: 4GB of free disk space
      • DVD-ROM drive
      • Internet access required for license activation

      • Macintosh
      • OS: OS X 10.5.5 or later / 10.6
      • CPU: PowerPC G5 or higher (Intel Core Duo CPU recommended)
      • RAM: 1GB or higher
      • HDD: 4GB of free disk space
      • DVD-ROM drive
      • Internet access required for license activation
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