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Zoom R16 - Multi-Track Recorder, Interface, Controller

by Zoom
£333.60 inc. vat
£278.00 ex. vat
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Zoom R16 - Multi-Track Recorder, Interface, Controller

The Zoom R16 Multi-track Recorder is an 8 channel, portable recorder that doubles both as a standalone recorder and an audio interface and control surface for audio recording software.

Stand-alone, Portable, Multi-track Recording

As a standalone recorder, the R16 can simultaneously record 8 channels of mic or line level signal in at up to 24 bit, 44.1kHz, and can playback 16 channels of recorded audio at once. Sounds can be captures through either the 8 combo TRS/XLR connectors on the rear of the unit, or through in the onboard stereo mics, meaning you can record ideas and demos quickly without external mics or cables. Inputs 5 and 6 offer +48 phantom power support and input 1 has a Hi-Z switch for connecting guitars and bass directly to the unit.

The unit records to SD cards, with SDHC format cards supported at up to 32 GB. There are no moving hard-drive discs, fans or other motorised parts meaning operation is silent.

The R16 hosts a huge variety of onboard effects; over 130. These range from plug in effects such as compression, EQ, limiters, reverbs and delays with 24 dedicated guitar and bass amp simulations. With integrated tuner and metronome, the R16 lets uses ensure instruments and vocalists are in tune, and that drummers stay in time. The metronome can even be routed solely through the headphone out, isolating it from the rest of the track.

Dedicated Control Surface and Interface

When used as a control surface and interface, the R16 can record at up to 24 bit/96kHz through USB 2.0. If your recording at 44.1kHz, the R16’s built in DSP can be used on your tracks as well. If you’re already set up with audio software, the R16’s onboard transport controls integrate perfectly with the control functionalities of your software. If you’re not, the R16 ships with Cubase 4 LE, a powerful introduction to the world of computer based recording with Cubase.

The stand alone device can be powered from either mains power or off six standard AA batteries. If you’re using the device as an interface, then the r16 can be powered by USB power. 

Zoom R16 Specifications

  • Physical Tracks : 16 
  • Simultaneous Recording Tracks :
  • Simultaneous Playback Tracks : 16 
  • Recording Data Format : 44.1kHz, 16/24bit WAV 
  • Maximum Recordable Time : 200 minutes / 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 :
  • Output Channels :
  • Quantization : 24bit 
  • Sampling Frequency : 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz 
  • Faders :
  • 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 :
  • Beat : 1/4 - 8/4, 6/8, Unaccented 
  • Tempo : 40.0 - 250.0 BPM 
  • Recording Media : SD Card (16MB-2GB), SDHC Card (4-32GB) 
  • A/D Conversion : 96kHz 24bit delta-sigma ADC 
  • D/A Conversion : 96kHz 24bit 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) 1kΩ balanced, 2nd hot, (Unbalanced input) 50kΩ unbalanced, (Hi-Z Input) 470kΩ / 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: 1kΩ / Rated Output Level: +4dBm 
  • Headphones Output : 1/4''Stereo Phone Jack, 20mW x 2 (at 32Ω 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 x6 
  • Battery Life : 4.5 hours (with backlight on and phantom power off) 
  • Dimensions : 376(W) x 237.1(D) x 52.2(H) mm 
  • Weight : 1.3kg (without batteries)