Zoom R16 Multitrack Recorder, Audio Interface & Controller

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  • Zoom R16 Multitrack Recorder, Audio Interface, Controller
  • Recorder - Record 8 Tracks Simultaneously
  • Audio Interface - 8-in/2-out Capability
  • Control surface - For All Major DAW Functions
  • Sync Two R16s for 16 Tracks of Simultaneous Recording

Zoom R16 Multitrack Recorder, Audio Interface & Controller


The R16 is versatile piece of kit which works as a portable multi-track recorder, a USB audio interface and a controller surface.

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Whether you're recording 8 tracks simultaneously, using the R16's eight input channels and two output channels as an audio interface or using it as a controller for transport and mixing operations, it's all possible with the Zoom R16.

Record 8 tracks simultaneously and easily with 16-track playback

Capture audio in any setting, from live music performance, drums with multiple mics to music rehearsals and songwriting, even audio for film and video. You can playback up to 16 tracks using its 16/24-bit linear WAV format and 44.1kHz sampling rate.

Audio interface with 8-in/2-out capability

The R16 functions as an audio interface enabling direct input of sound to a computer. It features support for high quality 24-bit/96kHz encoding, it has eight input channels and two output channels which can be used simultaneously.

If you use the sampling rate of 44.1kHz, the internal DSP effects of the R16 are also usable on your computer tracks. Adjust the mixing balance between the DAW playback sound and the direct sound for monitoring with the dedicated control.

Control surface for all major DAW functions

Use the R16 to control Transport and mixing operations of the DAW software. Get greater control and a better feel for mixing. In Mackie Control emulation mode, major DAW applications such as Cubase, Logic, and Sonar are supported.

Sync two R16s for 16 tracks of simultaneous recording

The R16 is the first recorder that incorporates the ability to generate a synchronization signal based on USB data transfer timing. By connecting two R16 units via USB, you can designate one to function as a USB host and the other as a USB slave, allowing synchronised transport operation. This lets you record on up to 16 tracks simultaneously to competently handle a live performance.


Please download the PDF from the link below for further details on the Zoom R16's other features.

  • Built-in high-sensitivity stereo microphones
  • Supports SDHC cards up to 32 Gb
  • Versatile inputs for guitars, mics and line sources
  • Use master track for final mix
  • 135 DSP Effects including guitar amp simulations
  • Tuner and metronome onboard
  • Locate function makes editing easy
  • Power options (Supplied AC Adaptor or 6 AA/LR6 batteries)
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed mode for fast file transfer
  • USB host capability with connecting USB memory


  • Physical Tracks: 16
  • Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 8
  • Simultaneous Playback Tracks: 16
  • Recording Data Format: 44.1kHz, 16/24bit WAV
  • Maximum Recordable Time: 200 minutes / GB (referred to mono tracks)
  • Projects: 1,000
  • Markers: 100 / Project
  • Locator: Min. / Sec. / msec or Meas. / Beat / Tick
  • File Editing: Divide
  • Other Functions: Punch-In / Out (Manual, Automatic), Bounce, A-B Repeat, UNDO / REDO

Audio Interface

  • Input Channels: 8
  • Output Channels: 2
  • Quantization: 24bit
  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz


  • Faders: 9
  • Level Meters: 4-Segment LED
  • Track Parameters: 3-Band Equaliser, Pan (Balance), Effect Send x 2, Invert
  • Stereo Links Track pairs: 1/2 to 15/16 selectable


  • Types: 135
  • Modules: 7 for Insert, 2 for Send / Return
  • Patches: 330 for Insert, 60 for Send / Return
  • Tuner: Chromatic, Guitar, Bass, Open A/D/E/G, D modal


  • Sounds: 5
  • Beat: 1/4 - 8/4, 6/8, Unaccented
  • Tempo: 40.0 - 250.0 BPM


  • Recording Media: SD Card (16MB-2GB), SDHC Card (4-32GB)
  • A/D Conversion: 96kHz 24bit delta-sigma ADC
  • D/A Conversion: 96kHz 24bit delta-sigma DAC
  • Display : 20-digit 2-line custom LCD (with backlight)
  • Inputs: 8 x XLR-1/4''Phone Combo Jack / Input Impedance: (Balanced input) 1kΩ balanced, 2nd hot, (Unbalanced input) 50kΩ unbalanced, (Hi-Z Input) 470kΩ / Input Level: -50dBm to +4dBm continuously variable
  • Built-in microphones: Omnidirectional condenser microphones Gain: -50dBm to +4dBm continuously variable
  • Phantom Power Supply: 48V (with On/Off switch)
  • Master Output: 1/4"TRS Phone (balanced) / Output Impedance: 1kΩ / Rated Output Level: +4dBm
  • Headphones Output: 1/4''Stereo Phone Jack, 20mW x 2 (at 32Ω load)
  • USB: [B type (USB2.0 High-Speed compatible)] Audio Interface / Control Surface or Mass Storage Class operation [A type (USB2.0 High-Speed compatible)] USB Host capability
  • Power Requirements: AC adaptor (DC5V/1A/center positive) or AA size (LR6) battery x6
  • Battery Life: 4.5 hours (with backlight on and phantom power off)
  • Dimensions: W 376 mm x D 237.1 mm x H 52.2 mm
  • Weight: 1.3kg (without batteries)

System Requirements

  • Windows®
    • Windows® XP SP2 or later / Windows® Vista SP1or later / Windows® 7
    • Intel® Pentium® 4 1.8GHz or better
    • 1GB RAM or more
  • Intel® Mac
    • OS X 10.4.11or later/ 10.5 / 10.6 / 10.7
    • Intel® Core Duo 1.83GHz or better
    • 1GB RAM or more