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Zoom R24 Multitrack Recorder, Interface, Controller, & Sampler


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Take An Entire Production Suite With You With The Zoom R24 Multitrack Recorder, Interface, Controller, and Sampler

The Zoom R24 is the ultimate solution for creators looking to make their mark on the world. It provides everything you need to make professional studio-quality recordings: a 24-track recorder, a pad sampler, a rhythm machine, a DAW control surface and a computer audio interface, all in one portable unit. It even has its own built-in stereo condenser microphones as well as 8 mic/line/instrument level inputs and a chromatic tuner. In addition, the R24 offers a hundred different ways to polish your recordings, including compression, reverb, delay, amp models and mastering effects.


Multitrack Recording Has Never Been Easier

The R24 provides 24 tracks for recording and playback (up to 8 tracks can be recorded simultaneously) in full fidelity WAV format (16 or 24-bit, at 44.1 or 48 kHz sampling rates), making it ideal for both professional production and for use as a musical sketchpad. Battery operation allows for field recording and enables you to capture your musical ideas quickly. You can connect external microphones or line-level sources directly to the R24 or use the built-in stereo mic pair for minimal setup. You can also plug instruments such as electric guitar or bass right into the R24. When your multitrack recording is complete, you can use the R24's internal mixer, complete with real faders, equalization, panning, and more than 100 built-in DSP effects-including amp models and mastering effects like multi-band compression-to create a stereo mix with studio-quality sound.


Create Music Any Way You Like

The R24 is a pad sampler and rhythm machine too. Eight velocity-sensitive pads allow the triggering of up to 24 samples, drum sounds, or loops. 400 internal loops and drum patterns are provided, along with a 2 GB SD card which contains 500MB of loops and patterns from Big Fish Audio. There's also a USB flash drive included which contains an additional 500MB of drum loops recorded by Grammy Award-winning drummer Peter Erskine. Best of all, the R24's multitrack recorder is fully integrated with the pad sampler and rhythm machine, allowing a wide variety of production styles to be accommodated. However you choose to build your productions, you'll find the R24 to be the ultimate creative tool.


Control Your DAW

If you use DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software, you probably love mixing in the box but hate mixing with a mouse. The R24 provides the perfect solution. Mackie Control emulation enables it to act as a full-featured control surface for popular DAWs such as Cubase, Logic, Ableton Live, and Sonar, as well as providing an audio editing platform for video software packages such as Final Cut Pro, adding real faders and transport/autolocate/status buttons that streamline the process of creating the perfect mix. In addition, five assignable function keys allow you to set marker points and initiate advanced editing operations.

The R24 offers eight inputs on combo connectors that can accept either XLR or 1/4" balanced or unbalanced cables. All inputs can handle mic/line/instrument level signals, and Input 1 can also handle low impedance signals from passive electric guitars and basses. Phantom power of +24 or +48 volts can be applied to up to six inputs, allowing the use of external condenser microphones. There are also dual balanced 1/4" TRS output jacks and a headphone output with a dedicated volume control.
A USB port allows the R24 to send and receive digital data and to act as an 8-input/2-output interface for DAWs such as the included Cubase LE. When operating at a sampling frequency of 44.1kHz, input signal can be routed through the R24's onboard DSP effects. You can even synchronize two R24s (or an R24 and an R16) via USB for 16 tracks of simultaneous recording and 48 (or 40)


SPECIFICATIONS

  • 24-track playback, 8-track simultaneous recording
  • Built-in stereo condenser microphones
  • Records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32 GB for up to 100 track hours
  • Records mono and stereo WAV files (16 / 24-bit, 44.1 / 48 kHz sampling rates)
  • Eight balanced mic/line/instrument-level inputs on XLR/TRS combo connectors
  • 1 Low-Z input for connection of passive electric guitar and bass
  • +24 and +48V phantom power (6 channels)
  • Dual balanced 1/4" TRS output jacks
  • Headphone output with dedicated volume control
  • Built-in metronome and chromatic tuner
  • More than 100 send-return and insert DSP effects, including amp/preamp models and mastering algorithms
  • User editing of effects parameters, with 390 patch memories for storage
  • Independent level, pan, and EQ for each track
  • Internal track bouncing and mixdown of multitrack to stereo
  • Flexible overdubbing and both manual and automatic punch-in/out
  • Loop playback with waveform zoom and user-defined start/stop points
  • Variable playback speed from 50% to 150%, without affecting pitch
  • Up to 100 marks per recording
  • Invert track phase function
  • Trim and Divide file editing
  • 24-voice pad sampler (3 banks of 8 pads) with adjustable pad sensitivity
  • Rhythm machine with 160 drum and percussion sounds
  • Storage for 100 user-created rhythm patterns of up to 100 bars each
  • Manual play or step entry of rhythm patterns with adjustable quantization
  • Loop-based audio sequencer integrates recorder, rhythm machine, and pad sampler
  • Backlit LCD with contrast control for easy viewing in low-light environments
  • 4-segment LED metering
  • 8-in/2-out USB audio interface for Macintosh/Windows computers
  • High-definition 24-bit/96 kHz playback capability with DAW software
  • Control Surface functionality (Mackie Control emulation)
  • Full mixing and transport controls for Cubase, Logic, Ableton Live, and other DAWs
  • Two R24s can be synchronized via USB for 48 tracks of playback and 16 tracks of simultaneous recording
  • USB bus power
  • SD card reader function
  • Runs on 6 AA batteries, with alkaline battery life of more than 4.5 hours
  • AC adapter included
  • Steinberg Cubase LE DAW software included


Recorder

  • Track count: 24 (mono)
  • Maximum number of simultaneous recording tracks: 8
  • Maximum number of simultaneous playback tracks: 24 audio + metronome
  • Recording data format: 16 / 24-bit, 44.1 / 48 kHz WAV format
  • Maximum recording time: 200 minutes/1 GB (44.1 kHz 16-bit, mono tracks)
  • Projects: 1000
  • Markers: 100/project
  • Locator: Hours/minutes/seconds/milliseconds and bars/beats/ticks
  • File editing: Divide, trim
  • Other functions:
  • Punch-in/out (manual, auto), Bounce, A-B repeat, Undo/Redo


Audio Interface

  • Number of recording channels: 8
  • Number of playback channels: 2
  • Quantization bit-rate: 24
  • Sampling frequency:44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz


Mixer

  • Faders: 9 (mono x 8, master x 1)
  • Level meter display: 4-segment LED
  • Track parameters: 3-band equalizer, pan (balance), effect send x 2, invert
  • Stereo link: Tracks 1 / 2 - 23 / 24 selectable in pairs


Effects

  • Algorithms: 9 (CLEAN, DISTORTION, ACO/BASS, BASS, MIC, DUAL MIC, STEREO, 8xCOMP, EQ, MASTERING)
  • Patches: 330 insert, 60 send-return
  • Effect modules: 7 insert, 2 send-return


Tuner

  • Type: Chromatic, guitar, bass, open A/D/E/G, D modal


Rhythm

  • Voices: 8
  • Sound format: 16-bit linear PCM
  • Drum kits: 10
  • Pads: 8 (velocity-sensitive)
  • Precision: 48 PPQN
  • Rhythm patterns: 511/project
  • Tempo: 40.0 - 250.0 BPM


Sampler

  • Playback formats: 16 / 24-bit, 44.1 / 48 kHz WAV
  • Editing functions: Trim, Time-stretch


Hardware

  • Recording media: SD card (16MB - 2 GB), SDHC card (4 - 32 GB)
  • Analog-digital conversion: 96 kHz 24-bit delta-sigma ADC
  • Digital-analog conversion: 96 kHz 24-bit delta-sigma DAC
  • Display: 128 x 64 pixel LCD (with backlight)


Inputs: Input 1-8

  • Type: 8 XLR/TRS combo jacks
  • Input impedance: (Balanced input) 1K ohms balanced (2 hot), (Unbalanced input) 50 K ohms unbalanced (1 with Hi-Z input impedance 1 M ohms (Hi-Z on), 6 with phantom power)
  • Phantom Power: 48V, 24V
  • Input level: -50 dBm continuous +4 dBm

Built-in stereo microphones

  • Type: Omnidirectional condenser microphones
  • Gain: -50 dBm continuous +4 dBm

Outputs

  • Output Type: TRS phone (balanced)
  • PhonesStandard stereo phone jack 20 mW x 2 (32 ohm load)


USB

  • Mini-B type (USB 2.0): USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (operation as audio interface/control surface/ card reader/USB storage)


USB Audio Interface

  • Number of recording channels: 8
  • Number of playback channels: 2
  • Bit rate: 24
  • Sampling frequency: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz


Compatibility

  • Windows XP SP3 or later (32-bit)
  • Windows Vista SP1 or later (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) 32-bit: Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz or faster, RAM 1 GB or more, 64-bit: Intel Pentium Dual Core 2.7 GHz or faster, RAM 2 GB or more
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later/10.6.5 or later with Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster and RAM 1 GB or more, USB 2.0 compatible port, Intel chipsets recommended


Power

  • AC adapter: DC 5V 1A (Zoom AD-14)
  • Batteries: 6 AA batteries (4.5-hour continuous operation time with backlight set to 15 seconds and phantom power off)


Other

  • Dimensions: 376 mm (W) x 237.1 mm (D) x 52.2 mm (H)

Manufacturer: Zoom Corporation
Model: R24
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I248733-N-1-B
UPC: 884354009403