Zoom R8: The perfect companion for guitarists
(John Gorbe | Posted 2011-06-08)
If you're a guitarist these days you know there have been major changes in technology that make our life easier. You also understand the importance of portability and efficiency as we lead very demanding and busy schedules.
Zoom also understands this and has created a device that will make many guitarists wish this new offering were around years ago! Do you want portability, versatility, studio quality recordings, and the perfect songwriting companion?
Zoom's all new R8 is making this a reality. It combines four production tools in one compact, versatile device. In addition to being an 8-track playback/2-track simultaneous recorder that utilizes SD memory, the R8 is an audio interface, a control surface and a pad sampler.
The R8 offers over 500 drum patterns to work with as well as a 2GB SD card containing 500 MB of drum loops recorded by Big Fish Audio. It supports up to 32 GB using SDHC cards for a maximum of 100 track hours. Using SD media for recording not only makes the R8 lighter and more portable, it also ensures increased reliability with no concern for a crashing hard drive.
Take your R8 into your studio and record additional tracks using its USB audio interface. Then when you're ready to mix, use the R8's control surface capabilities to manage each function of your favorite DAW software. Choose from over 140 built-in studio effects to enhance your recording and use the pro-quality mastering effects to complete that studio sound.
The new R8 is very intuitive and features a host of complimentary offerings that makes this unit a must have for the guitarist on the go or just for those who like simplicity and an all-in-one solution to recording.