R16 released

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R16 released

Post by Armin » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:43 pm

http://www.zoom.co.jp/english/products/r16/index.php

Now it's officially released !

In EU is it due to arrive on 07.08.2009:
R16 Thomann cyberstore


As for some questions:

1) Recording format
R16 has 96kHz 24bit delta sigma ADC DAC converters.
In case you use the R16 as soundcard it can record up to 96kHz/24bit.

Standalone as a recorder can it record 44.1kHz 16bit (CD Quality) or 44.1kHz 24bit



2) Input routing

Input1 linked to track1 or track9
Input2 linked to track2 or track10
...

Only channel1/9 has Hi-Z (for Guitar/Bass).

In case we like to record multiple guitar tracks we have two options:
a)
record guitar1 to track1
assign this track to e.g. track2
record guitar2 to track1
assign this track to e.g. track3
record guitar3 to track1
...

or

b)
record guitar1 to track1
use the swap feature to swap track1 with any other track
record guitar2 to track1
...


3) V-Tracks

There are not the usual 10 V-Tracks per channel.

R16 can assign ANY recorded or imported wav file to ANY track.
So you can record as many tracks as you like and select 16 out of them and assign them to the channels.
There is no 10 V-Track limit anymore.
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Re: R16 released

Post by brandon » Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:45 pm

A manual, a manual, my kingdom for a manual. :-)
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Re: R16 released

Post by Armin » Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:54 pm

There seams to be no manual for download yet.

If you have any questions feel free to ask - now can I answer ;-)
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Re: R16 released

Post by Henky » Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:26 pm

OK here's my first question: can it send or receive midi clock (MTC) messages over the USB port?
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Re: R16 released

Post by Armin » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:10 pm

Henky wrote:OK here's my first question: can it send or receive midi clock (MTC) messages over the USB port?
USB works as audio interface, control surface or card reader.
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Re: R16 released

Post by Henky » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:54 pm

Any idea then how it syncs with a second R16?
What kind of signal is used to do this, it must be some kind of time code.
So if I understood you right, you can't synchronise with anything else other than a second R16?
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Re: R16 released

Post by Armin » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:58 pm

15 things I prefer in R16 compared to MRS / HD:

01) Size (it's perfect for my desk)
02) Batterie powered (about 3 hours with rechargeable batteries, 4.5 hours with alkaline)
03) Sound quality - high quality DA AD
04) 24 bit uncompressed recording possible
05) Works as 8 channel in / two channel out audio card
06) SD card recording - no hard drive - can use as many cards as I own. (Up to 32GB)
07) 16 track sync recording with two R16's
08) All mono sliders
09) Can record mono tracks ->mono wave files or stereo tracks ->stereo wav files
10) USB Stick can be used to store/restore files
11) Unlimited 'V-Tracks'
12) Larger display
13) Build in mics
14) Soundcard and controller mode bus powered
15) Easy import/export of mono and stereo wav files
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Re: R16 released

Post by Armin » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:06 pm

Henky wrote:Any idea then how it syncs with a second R16?
What kind of signal is used to do this, it must be some kind of time code.
So if I understood you right, you can't synchronise with anything else other than a second R16?
Yes, you are right there must be some kind of time code - maybe it's MTC maybe not.
To sync two R16 one must be set to master the other to slave.

Sync works very good - it's not only possible to start/stop both R16 from the master but also to change the time or measure on the master and the slave will follow.
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Re: R16 released

Post by Henky » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:37 pm

Thanks Armin for your answers.

The thing is that since the R16 has no internal drums, the next best thing is to sync an external drumcomputer.
You see now I'm used to do the mixdown on my HD16 and have complete control over the drums, I can change drumsounds panning etc whenever I like.
It seems this is impossible with the R16, if I want to do a mix and have complete control over the drums I'm forced to do this on my computer.
Working with drums will be limited to recording just the sound of it and that's a shame.
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Re: R16 released

Post by Wulfraed » Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:32 am

Armin wrote:There seams to be no manual for download yet.
Well, I seem to be downloading something the claims to be a manual currently: E_R16.pdf
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Re: R16 released

Post by Wulfraed » Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:34 am

Armin wrote: 1) Recording format
R16 has 96kHz 24bit delta sigma ADC DAC converters.
In case you use the R16 as soundcard it can record up to 96kHz/24bit.

Standalone as a recorder can it record 44.1kHz 16bit (CD Quality) or 44.1kHz 24bit
Hmmm, might have been nice if they'd used the D-S data for the file format too...
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Re: R16 released

Post by brandon » Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:51 am

Wulfraed wrote:
Armin wrote:There seams to be no manual for download yet.
Well, I seem to be downloading something the claims to be a manual currently: E_R16.pdf

Have you got the link to it?
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Re: R16 released

Post by brandon » Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:53 am

Can all 8 inputs accept Mic signals? The pics on the site only show 2.

Also how do you get round the one input per track problem. i.e. guitar in input 1 can only record to track 1 etc.

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Re: R16 released

Post by Henky » Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:22 am

The manual is at the usual download page but they just added it:
http://www.zoom.co.jp/archive/English_Manual/E_R16.pdf

Only two have phantom power... but all of them will accept a mic.

Seems pretty easy to assign the actual wav files to tracks so this will make it easy to assign recorded track 1 (wav file 1) to track 2 for playback and start over again on track 1 with new recordings.
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Re: R16 released

Post by brandon » Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:26 am

Thanks Henky
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Re: R16 released

Post by brandon » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:26 am

Is everyone trying to download the manual as it is very slow!
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Re: R16 released

Post by Armin » Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:37 pm

brandon wrote:Is everyone trying to download the manual as it is very slow!
Download works but very SLOW.
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