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Zoom R16 portable 16-track recorder provides audio interface and controller

Zoom R16 multiitrack recorderZoom launches the first 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. Additionally, the R16 runs on only 6 AA batteries for the ultimate in multi-track portability.
With the R16, recording artists, songwriters, sound engineers and film sound professionals alike can record up to 32 GBs on an SD card. The SD recording, while incredibly convenient for file transferring, also makes the R16 significantly lighter. SD recording also avoids the pitfalls of a potential crashing hard drive and allows for up to 100 track hours of recording using all 16 tracks.
“We have learned a great deal from the success of our H2 and H4n as well as HD8 and HD16, our past multi-track recorders,” says Masa Iijima, CEO of Zoom Corporation. “With the R16 we have brought the most important capabilities from each of these product lines into our design to make a unique and versatile music production solution.”
“The R16 is the all-in-one solution for all kinds of challenges that musicians face,” says Mark Wilder, Samson Director of Marketing. “Its versatility and portability along with the power to record so many tracks simultaneously, makes the R16 another indispensible product from Zoom,” added Wilder.
Features of the Zoom R16 include 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, simultaneous recording on up to 8 tracks, battery operation for remote recording, USB power for audio interface and control surface operation, eight combination XLR-1/4-inch inputs for microphones or instruments, two outputs, 24-bit/96kHz recording capability using digital audio software, over hundred built-in studio effects coming from advanced DSP which can additionally be used as outboard effects, phantom power on two inputs, Mackie control emulation via USB for popular DAW software, professional quality mastering effects, and possibility to connect two R16s via USB for synchronized operation and 16 tracks of simultaneous recording. The R16 comes with Steinberg Cubase LE 4 and supports Windows XP/Vista as well as Mac operating systems.
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