Production Gear: Zoom R8

Zoom has just announced its new portable production unit called the R8. The Zoom R8 is perfect for that "producer-on-the-go" who needs a compact tool for 8-track playback, audio interface, sampler and control surface. It comes pre-loaded with lots of drum samples and sounds and can support up to 32GB SDHC cards to add even more sounds whenever you need it. The Zoom R8 also has internal microphone for recording and is bundled with Cubase LE software. Check inside for more details.
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Zoom has just announced its new portable production unit called the R8. The Zoom R8 is perfect for that "producer-on-the-go" who needs a compact tool for 8-track playback, audio interface, sampler and control surface. It comes pre-loaded with lots of drum samples and sounds and can support up to 32GB SDHC cards to add even more sounds whenever you need it. The Zoom R8 also has internal microphone for recording and is bundled with Cubase LE software. Coming in at around $300, this unit would be a god-send for producers who need it...

Zoom: R8 Specs & Price

Portable, powerful 8-track recorder with built-in stereo mics provides the ultimate music production studio for the musician “on the go”

8-track playback, 2-track simultaneous recording, digital multi-track recorder, audio interface, control surface, and pad sampler

Drum machine, over 150 guitar and studio effects with pro-quality mastering effects, provide a studio quality sound

Use as an audio interface or controller with included Cubase LE Software, or other major DAW programs

Includes 2GB SD card and holds up to 32GB SDHC for 100 track hours

Powered by only 4 AA batteries, included power adapter, or USB connection

Available at: Zoom.co.jp

Price: $299.99

Website: www.zoom.co.jp

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