The R16 from Zoom unites many different audio tools into a single powerful unit; it's a stand-alone multi-track recorder, and a USB 2.0 computer audio interface/control surface, as well as a battery powered field recorder & mixer. Whether you're recording a full band, working on an indie film, or just using the built-in mics to demo a new song on your acoustic guitar, you'll always have a use for the Zoom R16.
Using the R16 as a stand-alone recorder could mean many different things to different people. If you're a musician, this means that you can record a full live band and overdub up to 16 tracks, without ever touching a computer. If you're a film maker, you can record all of your lavalier and shotgun microphones in the field, and mix them to camera as well. If you're a photographer, you can record ambient sounds for use in a slide show presentation, and use the R16 as the playback device at the installation.
When used as a computer interface/control surface it operates on bus power from USB
Can be used in stand-alone mode and when recording into a computer
Batteries not included
|Inputs||8 x XLR and 1/4" TRS Combo Inputs (with Hi-Z input for guitar & bass)|
|Outputs||2 x 1/4" TRS Master Outputs, 1 x 1/4" Headphone Output|
|Digital I/O Options||1 x USB 2.0|
|Memory Card||1 x SD Card Slot, Compatible with up to 32GB SD Cards for over 100 hours of recording time|
|Sampling Frequency||44.1 kHz 16/24-bit WAV when recording to SD Card, 96 kHz 24-bit when recording into a computer|
|Tracks||16 Tracks, Records up to 8 tracks simultaneously when recording to SD Card|
|Phantom Power||Yes - 2 channels feature phantom power|
|Effects||Over 100 built-in effects|
|Power||Operates on AC power or 6 AA batteries|