NAMM 2009: Zoom R16

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NAMM 2009: Zoom R16

Post by rsowden » Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:37 pm

Here's another new recorder from Zoom: http://www.gearwire.com/samsontechnolog ... amm09.html
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Re: NAMM 2009: Zoom R16

Post by dengen » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:01 am

Too bad it doesn't look like it has the drum machine, I don't think this is an MRS-8 replacement for me. I don't really need to record 8 tracks at a time, 2 at a time is enough for me. I would buy a machine to replace my MRS-8 if it had any of the following upgrades (and didn't loose MRS-8 capabilities):
  • USB 2.0 connectivity
  • More than 8 tracks
  • SDHC
  • Uncompressed 16/44 wav recording
It looks like they did do the 'shift' thing to get 16 tracks in the space of 8 on this, which I think is a great thing. Of course this is a mock up so maybe the final will be a bit different. Combining the tech in this and whats in the MRS-8 looks like Zoom could build the machine I'm looking for.
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Re: NAMM 2009: Zoom R16

Post by rsowden » Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:43 pm

Here's more info: http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/news/news ... mpaign=rss

I don't see anything about drums or a MIDI out.
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Re: NAMM 2009: Zoom R16

Post by dengen » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:18 pm

Yeah, I think its more targeted at control surface / band recording. The whole reason I like the stand alone multi-trackers is so that I don't have to fiddle with the computer since I do enough of that at work :)

BTW- thanks for keeping an eye out for these things, I still remember you were the one who 'announced' the PS-04 back in the day...
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Re: NAMM 2009: Zoom R16

Post by sailcat » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:28 pm

anybody got any more recent information on this unit? No mention of it on the Samson/Zoom website. Anybody got a contact inside the company?
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Re: NAMM 2009: Zoom R16

Post by Incognito » Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:20 am

That sounds awesome. Anyone have any idea of the price?
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Re: NAMM 2009: Zoom R16

Post by Incognito » Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:28 am

Nevermind, saw a video and said it'd be $399. That was in January, when is this thing getting released??
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Re: NAMM 2009: Zoom R16

Post by beck » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:13 pm

I'm holding out for an R4 with FAST programmable drums (able to load your own samples like HD8) :D
I need a good replacement for the PS-04 and zoom seems to have left behind those of us who want a pocket studio (not a pocket recorder, as in the H4/H2, but a STUDIO with full editing capabilities, programmable drums, and great quality sound). If they'd come out with a 24-bit recorder like the R16 that's pocketable, has drums programmable like the HD8/16 series (loadable samples) or at least as good as the PS-04's, and full editing and post-insert effects (send or mastering), I'd pick it up. Zoom, please help out your pocket studio fans! Don't leave us behind to purchase a half-as-good boss micro br when we just want a good quality sound pocket studio and great drums from zoom!
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