Samson Announces Zoom R16 Portable 8 Track Recorder, Audio Interface & Controller

Samson has announced the Zoom R16, a new portable digital recorder with 16-track playback and 8-track simultaneous recording utilizing Secure Digital (SD) memory. The R16 is three production tools in one device: a multi-track recorder, an audio interface and a control surface, providing all the tools necessary to create studio-quality recordings, plus battery-power via 6 AA’s.

With the R16, users can record up to 32 GBs on an SD card. which avoids the pitfalls of a potential hard drive crash and allows for up to 100 track hours of recording using all 16 tracks. Connect the R16 to your laptop or desktop computer via USB, launch your favorite DAW or use the included Cubase LE; and, immediately start laying down your production tracks. In addition, USB operation means you can control each function of your favorite DAW software from the R16 for easy mixing with fine-tuned control.

» Digital recorder with 16-track playback and 8-track simultaneous recording utilizing Secure Digital (SD) memory
» 16/24-bit/44.1kHz linear PCM recording in WAV format
» Built-in stereo condenser microphones
» Included 1GB SD card and with support for up to 32GB SDHC
» Allows simultaneous recording on up to 8 tracks
» Battery operation for remote recording
» USB power for audio interface and control surface operation
» 8 mic inputs / 2 outputs (8 x 2)
» 8 combination XLR-1/4-inch inputs
» High-definition 24-bit/96kHz recording capability using digital audio software
» 100+ built-in studio effects coming from advanced DSP which can additionally 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 popular DAW software including Cubase, Logic, Digital Performer and more
» Amazing guitar amp and effects models
» Professional quality mastering effects including multi-band compressor, normalizer and more
» Operates as USB storage device for quick data transfer
» Connect two R16s via USB for synchronized operation and 16 tracks of simultaneous recording
» Undo/Redo functions
» Comes with Steinberg Cubase LE 4
» Supports Windows XP/Vista, Mac operating systems

More information on the Samson Zoom R16.

Author: FutureMusic

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