Zoom - R24 (24-Track SD Recorder / Interface / Controller / Sampler

The Zoom R24 is the ultimate solution for creators looking to make their mark on the world. It provides everything you need to make professional studio-quality recordings: a 24-track recorder, pad sampler, rhythm machine, DAW control surface and a computer audio interface, all in one portable unit.

It even has its own built-in stereo condenser mics as well as 8 mic/line/instrument level inputs and a chromatic tuner. In addition, the R24 offers a hundred different ways to polish your recordings, including compression, reverb, delay, amp models and mastering effects.

Multitrack Recording Made Easy
The R24 provides 24 tracks for recording and playback (up to 8 tracks can be recorded simultaneously) in full fidelity WAV format (16 or 24-bit, at 44.1 or 48kHz sampling rates), making it ideal for both professional production and for use as a musical sketchpad. Battery operation allows for field recording and enables you to capture your musical ideas quickly.

You can connect external mics or line-level sources directly to the R24 or use the built-in stereo mic pair for minimal setup. You can also plug instruments such as electric guitar or bass right into the R24. When your multitrack recording is complete, you can use the R24's internal mixer, complete with real faders, EQ, panning, and more than 100 built-in DSP effects-including amp models and mastering effects like multi-band compression-to create a stereo mix with studio-quality sound.

Create Music Any Way You Like!
The R24 is a pad sampler and rhythm machine too. 8 velocity-sensitive pads allow the triggering of up to 24 samples, drum sounds, or loops. 400 internal loops and drum patterns are provided,

In addition, you can create your own custom samples and loops from recorded audio tracks. Quantization and time-stretching can be applied to ensure perfect synchronization. Three playback modes are available for each pad (Repeat, Gate, and 1Shot), and the onboard audio sequencer allows step entry of drum parts when absolute precision is required.

Best of all, the R24's multitrack recorder is fully integrated with the pad sampler and rhythm machine, allowing a wide variety of production styles to be accommodated. However you choose to build your productions, you'll find the R24 to be the ultimate creative tool.

Control Your DAW
If you use DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software, you probably love mixing in the box but hate mixing with a mouse. The R24 provides the perfect solution. Mackie Control™ emulation enables it to act as a full-featured control surface for popular DAWs such as Cubase, Logic, Ableton Live, and Sonar, as well as providing an audio editing platform for video software packages such as Final Cut Pro, adding real faders and transport/autolocate/status buttons that streamline the process of creating the perfect mix. In addition, 5 assignable function keys allow you to set marker points and initiate advanced editing operations.


  • 24-track playback, 8-track simultaneous recording
  • Built-in stereo condenser mics
  • Records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32GB for up to 100 track hours
  • Records mono and stereo WAV files (16/24-bit, 44.1/48kHz sampling rates)
  • 8 balanced mic/line/instrument-level inputs on XLR/TRS combo connectors
  • +24 and +48V phantom power (6 channels)
  • Dual balanced 1/4" TRS output jacks
  • Headphone output with dedicated volume control
  • Built-in metronome and chromatic tuner
  • More than 100 send-return and insert DSP effects, including amp/preamp models and mastering algorithms
  • User editing of effects parameters, with 390 patch memories for storage
  • Independent level, pan, and EQ for each track
  • Internal track bouncing and mixdown of multitrack to stereo
  • Flexible overdubbing and both manual and automatic punch-in/out
  • Variable playback speed from 50% - 150%, without affecting pitch
  • Up to 100 marks per recording
  • 24-voice pad sampler (3 banks of 8 pads) with adjustable pad sensitivity
  • Rhythm machine with 160 drum and percussion sounds
  • Storage for 100 user-created rhythm patterns of up to 100 bars each
  • Manual play or step entry of rhythm patterns with adjustable quantization
  • Loop-based audio sequencer integrates recorder, rhythm machine, and pad sampler
  • Backlit LCD with contrast control
  • 4-segment LED metering
  • 8-in/2-out USB audio interface for Mac/Windows
  • High-definition 24-bit/96kHz playback capability with DAW software
  • Control Surface functionality (Mackie Control emulation)
  • Full mixing and transport controls for Cubase, Logic, Ableton Live, and other DAWs
  • 2 R24s can be synchronized via USB for 48 tracks of playback and 16 tracks of simultaneous recording
  • USB bus power
  • Runs on 6 AA batteries


  • Recorder
  • Rec Tracks/Channels: 8
  • Playback Channels: 2
  • Track Count: 24 (mono)
  • Rec Data/Sampler Playback Format: 16/24-bit, 44.1/48kHz WAV format
  • Max. Rec Time: 200 minutes/1GB (44.1kHz 16-bit, mono tracks)
  • Projects: 1000
  • Markers: 100/project
  • Locator: Hours/minutes/seconds/milliseconds and bars/beats/ticks
  • Other Functions: Punch-in/out (manual, auto), Bounce, A-B repeat, Undo/Redo
  • Bit-Rate: 24
  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz
  • Faders: 9
  • Level Meter: 4-segment LED
  • Track Parameters: 3-band EQ, pan (balance), effect send x2, invert
  • Stereo Link: Tracks 1/2 - 23/24 selectable in pairs

  • Rec Media: SD card (16MB - 2GB), SDHC card (4 - 32GB)
  • Analog-Digital/Digital-Analog Conversion: 96kHz 24-bit delta-sigma ADC/DAC
  • Display: 128 x 64 pixel LCD (w/ backlight)
  • Inputs 1-8: 8 XLR/TRS combo jacks
  • Input Impedance: 1kΩ balanced (2 hot), 50 kΩ unbalanced
  • Phantom Power: 48V, 24V
  • Built-In Stereo Mics: Omnidirectional condenser mics
  • Gain/Input Level: -50dBm<continuous<+4dbm< li="">
  • Output Type: TRS phone (balanced)
  • Phones: Stereo phone jack 20 mW x2

    USB Audio Interface
  • USB Type: Mini-B, 2.0
  • Compatibility: Windows XP SP3, Wiindows Vista SP1, Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.5.8/10.6.5

  • AC adapter: DC 5V 1A
  • Batteries: 6 AA

  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 2.06" x 14.8" x 9.3"
  • Weight: 2.9lbs

Item Includes:

  • Operation manual
  • USB cable
  • AC adapter
  • Steinberg Cubase LE software

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