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Old 01-10-2021, 10:11 AM
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I am about to purchase an audio interface. I've read through and researched recommendations made on this forum. Then I stumbled upon a description of the Zoom R8 recorder, and its audio interface capability. Frankly, this seems like a great option, since I will likely use the Zoom R8 frequently as a recorder, too.

Are there reasons to not use the Zoom R8 as an audio interface. Some of you likely own the device, hence my question in the title of this thread.

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…Are there reasons to not use the Zoom R8 as an audio interface. Some of you likely own the device, hence my question in the title of this thread.
Hi rmoretti

Depends who you talk to.

If your goal is fairly high quality quick recordings for YouTube, FaceBook etc distribution, and the specs meet your demands, I'm sure it would be fine.

When I see a lot of 'things' (features and effects) built into a single device for this price, something is usually compromised.




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Hi rmoretti

Depends who you talk to.

If your goal is fairly high quality quick recordings for YouTube, FaceBook etc distribution, and the specs meet your demands, I'm sure it would be fine.

When I see a lot of 'things' (features and effects) built into a single device for this price, something is usually compromised.
Thanks, Larry. I probably will make the Zoom R8 purchase. I did seriously consider the Scarlett 2i2 and Motu-2 units you have recommended. But the addition of a very capable recorder in the Zoom R8 for just a little over $100 above those stand-alone A/D interface units is very compelling. My needs are not professional, in any case.
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Thanks, Larry. I probably will make the Zoom R8 purchase. I did seriously consider the Scarlett 2i2 and Motu-2 units you have recommended. But the addition of a very capable recorder in the Zoom R8 for just a little over $100 above those stand-alone A/D interface units is very compelling. My needs are not professional, in any case.
Hi rmoretti

Sounds like you understand the differences and options. Have fun recording!!!




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