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Zoom R8 SD card Loops Data Gone

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:29 pm
by whippersnapper
Hello, I am new to the forum.
I have just got myself a Zoom R8 and find it so much easier to use than the Boss Micro BR80.
To use it on Audio Interface with Logic Pro on my Mac is easy in comparison. At last the manufacturers are making stuff that works with other stuff!!!!!
Anyway to the point now...For some reason I kept getting error messages coming up on the screen so I formatted the SD card which sorted that problem out BUT!!!!!!......The manual says the SD card has a LOOPS folder with loops in it and when I tried to programme a loop onto a track there were'nt any to choose from.
I know that by formatting the card it gets rid of all the data but what I cannot understand is how all the drum stuff is still there?
If you format the card, the data goes permanently but the folders remain but empty. I understand that but how are the drum loops still there and all the effects? Or are those permanently stored on the machine somewhere? Don't get it. :?
Where and how can I reinstate the missing loops from the loop folder?
There are supposed to be all and a number of AMPS to choose from ( Page 120 ) of the manual. How do I get to them?
There does not seem to be a support mechanism to deal with idiots like me?
Any help will be greatly appreciated. :?

Re: Zoom R8 SD card Loops Data Gone

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:40 pm
by BlueDogMusicOZ
The drum loops are only on the card.

This is perhaps a lesson for everyone... Back up everything... often!! All your tracks etc... often!

Maybe someone will send you the 500mb of files and you can just put them back on.. we all have them. :shock:

Re: Zoom R8 SD card Loops Data Gone

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:09 pm
by Wulfraed
As stated, loop samples were on the SD card -- and formatting a card wipes out EVERYTHING on the card.

"effects" are software algorithms in the unit itself (custom parameters will be stored with the project on the SD card, but the algorithm itself is in the firmware). That is -- the recorded data is the data fed to a computer program which produces the sound of the effect.

Re: Zoom R8 SD card Loops Data Gone

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:40 pm
by whippersnapper
Wulfraed wrote:As stated, loop samples were on the SD card -- and formatting a card wipes out EVERYTHING on the card.

"effects" are software algorithms in the unit itself (custom parameters will be stored with the project on the SD card, but the algorithm itself is in the firmware). That is -- the recorded data is the data fed to a computer program which produces the sound of the effect.
Okay..I understand that now. Thanks for making it clear.
When I read about the data being wiped off the card, I understood that to be USER RECORDED DATA of which there were only a few of when I was experimenting with my new toy.
I did not expect it to wipe the loops off as well.
Question!!!!!!
I have LOGIC PRO on my Mac. Can I export some of the loops from that programme to the Zoom R8?
Thanks for you help guys.

Re: Zoom R8 SD card Loops Data Gone

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:51 pm
by dbreslauer
whippersnapper wrote: I have LOGIC PRO on my Mac. Can I export some of the loops from that programme to the Zoom R8?
Thanks for you help guys.
Yup! I just checked, and all the loops are just standard .wav files. you can just drop them straight in.

Don

Re: Zoom R8 SD card Loops Data Gone

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:27 pm
by Wulfraed
dbreslauer wrote:
whippersnapper wrote:
Wulfraed wrote: I have LOGIC PRO on my Mac. Can I export some of the loops from that programme to the Zoom R8?
Thanks for you help guys.
Yup! I just checked, and all the loops are just standard .wav files. you can just drop them straight in.

Don
Please be careful with the editing... You have me attributed for something I never stated.

Re: Zoom R8 SD card Loops Data Gone

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:08 pm
by dbreslauer
Wulfraed wrote: Please be careful with the editing... You have me attributed for something I never stated.
oops! fixed.

Re: Zoom R8 SD card Loops Data Gone

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:35 pm
by Unbridled
I know this is a very old thread, but I don't know if it is better to post in an existing thread or start a new one.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knows how to get the loops that originally come with the R8.

When I first got my R8, I was a little over anxious to get going and only glanced at the manual and formatted the stock SD card, thus deleting the loops. I don't know if I'll actually use them, but it would be nice to see if they would be of any use.

Thanks!

Edit: Disregard. A great member here set me up with them.

Re: Zoom R8 SD card Loops Data Gone

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 8:40 am
by luckyluca
Hi,

I'm in the same situation, I've recently purchased a second hand z8 and the previous owner accidentally wiped the sdcard.

Could a nice soul kindly point me to the additional z8 drum loops? Many thanks!
L

EDIT: I'm now sorted, many thanks!

Re: Zoom R8 SD card Loops Data Gone

Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 6:42 am
by GrantsV
Hi, does anyone have a link to the loops? I formatted my card too!!

Re: Zoom R8 SD card Loops Data Gone

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:54 am
by RedEyeJedi
Hi Folks, I also formatted my SD card and lost these loops .is there anywhere they can be found for download ?