The Zoom R16 digital recorder features 16-track playback and 8-track simultaneous recording using Secure Digital (SD) memory. The unit comprises a multitrack recorder, an audio interface and a control surface. Additionally, the R16 runs on six AA batteries.
With the R16, recording artists, songwriters, sound engineers and film sound professionals can record up to 32 GBs on an SD card. The SD recording allows for up to 100 track hours of recording using all 16 tracks.
Users connect the R16 to a laptop or desktop computer via USB, launch a favorite DAW or use the included Cubase LE, and immediately start laying down production tracks.
Other features include 16/24-bit/44.1kHz linear PCM recording in WAV format' a built-in stereo condenser microphones; included 1GB SD card with support for up to 32GB SDHCl; eight mic inputs/two outputs; eight combination XLR/1/4-inch inputs; high-definition 24-bit/96kHz recording capability using digital audio software; 100-plus built-in studio effects coming from advanced DSP that can also be used as outboard effects; hi-Z input for direct connection of guitar or bass; included preamp with phantom power on two channels; Mackie control emulation via USB for DAW software including Cubase, Logic, Digital Performer and more; guitar amp and effects models; mastering effects including multiband compressor, normalizer and more; Undo/Redo functions; and supports Windows XP/Vista, and Mac operating systems.