ZOOM R8 Vs R16 and 24

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ZOOM R8 Vs R16 and 24

Post by geobee » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:47 pm

Hi all, just asking if the effects and guitar models etc are the same in all the units, or are any different to the other. Just sold an R8 as I got a good price for it, and wouldn't mind going up to a 16 or even a 24,as I have found a really good deal on both units. I don't care about the drums, as I have a DR880 and that is one top drum machine. I do like the appearance of the R24, I must say, it just looks a more serious machine on the surface. Any help would be great.
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Re: ZOOM R8 Vs R16 and 24

Post by sciurius » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:28 am

If you don't need the drums and 16 channels are enough then the R16 is a good choice. I have an R24 and found out that I'm not using the R24 specific features so an R16 would have been okay as well. Note that you while can record max. 8 tracks simultaneously, and play (mix) 16 (or 24) tracks simultaneously, you can record and store an virtually unlimited number of tracks on the SD card.

I must add that I do all my mixing with Ardour, not on the R24. And yes, the R24 looks a tad nicer than the R16 :).
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Re: ZOOM R8 Vs R16 and 24

Post by geobee » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:16 am

Thanks for the help, yes, I think the more ''serious'' look of the 24 will sway me that way. It is only 100 dollars more than the 16 too.
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