Zoom Announces HD16CD & HD8CD Hard Disk Recording Studios

Zoom has announced two new stand-alone recording studios, the HD16CD and the HD8CD.


The new Zoom HD16CD Hard Disk Recording Studio allows 16-track playback, and 8-track simultaneous recording with 160 virtual takes. Tracks are recorded onto the 80 GB internal hard disk drive via 8 balanced XLR – 1/4″ phone combo inputs with phantom power.

The HD16CD also has two Hi-Z inputs facilitating direct connection of guitars to the recorder. The HD16CD offers 16-bit/44.1kHz linear PCM recording in WAV format, and over 100 internal effects for guitar / bass and vocal recording, mixing and mastering. In addition to these effects, over 500 drum and bass sounds reside in the integral Drum/Bass machine which has touch sensitive pads. There is a sampler function which lets you add original drum sounds to the drum kits available, and this sampling memory is now 60 seconds (compared to 22 seconds on the MRS-1608). Audio tracks can be edited by copy / move / erase / trim / reverse and fade in-out functions.


The HD8CD allows 8-track playback, and 2-track simultaneous recording with 80 virtual takes. Tracks are recorded onto the 80 GB internal hard disk drive via 2 balanced XLR – 1/4″ phone combo inputs with phantom power.

The HD8CD also has two Hi-Z inputs facilitating direct connection of guitars to the recorder. The HD8CD offers 16-bit/44.1kHz linear PCM recording in WAV format, and over 100 internal effects for guitar / bass and vocal recording, mixing and mastering. In addition to these effects, over 500 drum and bass sounds reside in the integral Drum/Bass machine which has touch sensitive pads. There is a sampler function which lets you add original drum sounds to the drum kits available, and this sampling memory is now 60 seconds (compared to 22 seconds on the MRS-1608). Audio tracks can be edited by copy / move / erase / trim / reverse and fade in-out functions.

The Zoom HD16CD and HD8CD will be available at the beginning of the Summer. The HD16CD will retail for €890 / £599 and the HD8CD will sell for €665 / £450. More information on the Zoom HD16CD & HD8CD Hard Disk Recording Studios.

Author: FutureMusic

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