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Zoom R16

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:24 pm
by Boxbie
Anyone use this?

I'd being using it as a controller for a laptop/DAW for demoing and recording rehearsals.

https://www.zoom-na.com/products/production-recording/multi-track-recorders/zoom-r16-recorder-interface-controller

Anything similar people would recommend?

Re: Zoom R16

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:50 am
by Dr. Sherman Sticks M.D.
if you're just going to use it as a controller and not any of the other features (multitrack, audio interface, etc). then just get a controller geared towards mixing or w/ the configuration u like.

otherwise, zoom r's are really nice for the price

Re: Zoom R16

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:32 am
by Boxbie
Sorry I shoulda said- the audio interface (8 mike ins) is one of the main features I'm after m.

Re: Zoom R16

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:52 pm
by friendship
I've been using this for a few years as both an interface while at home and a portable recorder for out in the field. Having 8 ins is great, I've used it for live tracking a bunch with great results. I never do any mixdown on it, when I've got my recordings I use it in SD Card Reader mode and dump my tracks into my DAW. I've gotten a lot of use out of it.

Re: Zoom R16

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:51 pm
by Boxbie
friendship wrote:I've been using this for a few years as both an interface while at home and a portable recorder for out in the field. Having 8 ins is great, I've used it for live tracking a bunch with great results. I never do any mixdown on it, when I've got my recordings I use it in SD Card Reader mode and dump my tracks into my DAW. I've gotten a lot of use out of it.


Perfect. That's just what I have in mind.
I'm surprised there aren't more things that fit this bill.

Cheers :hobbes:

Re: Zoom R16

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:49 pm
by friendship
Yeah, it's super useful, I'm also surprised there isn't much competition for it.