Zoom R24 Recording Interface
- Words: Roger Thomasson
Eye strain and carpal tunnel getting serious? Facebook addiction cutting deep holes into your productivity? Whatever your reason for wanting to get off the old computer box, the Zoom R24 recording interface (MRSP: $499) could very well be your ticket. For its price, the R24 sports a pretty impressive feature set. For starters, it offers 8-track simultaneous SD-card recording (up to 24-bit/48kHz) with maximum 24-track playback, and allows daisy-chaining of two units for up to 16 record tracks. It offers the requisite built-in effect suite, a 24-voice sampler, and a programmable, assignable drum machine complete with eight pads positioned in a row beneath the track sliders. In a nice gesture, Zoom also partnered with Big Fish Audio to provide 1.5 gigs of drum loops and samples. If you’re looking for an intuitive scratchpad or location-friendly multitrack recording device, the R24 should serve nicely. Another nice touch: You can disconnect the R24 from its brain and use it as a basic MIDI controller.
- Dekmantel: How Some Fanboys from The Hague Found Themselves at the Helm of One of Electronic Music's Best Festivals
- Trainwreck: DJ Slugo Recounts the Time He Found Himself in the Middle of a Hotel Room Brawl
- 20 Questions: FaltyDL Talks NYC Dance Crews, Tripping in Nature, and Motorcycle Gunslinging
- Record Store Week: Pearson Sound, Matias Aguayo, Leon Vynehall, and Gerd Share Their Favorite Shops
XLR8R Downloads Player