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Charles Kurck


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Living in Arkansas but Heaven is home
Post Posted 11 Feb 2017 2:06 pm     Reply with quote

After reading Tony Prior’s excellent Zoom R16 recorder review
http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=194904&sid=670c189b2c82aa463a94aaddfbe2dbb1
I placed an order with Sweetwater. With no experience at digital recording, the included Steinberg Cubase LE 8 DAW download is a bear of a learning curve for me. I do want pitch correction software and Cubase does not have it. Before I sink more time into learning Cubase, should I jump ship and get a DAW with built-in pitch correction. Will the Zoom R16 work well with most DAW software on the market ? I am looking at PreSonus Studio One 3 Professional (boxed). https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/S1v3Pbx
I seek advice, opinions, and suggestions.

Regards,
Charles Kurck
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Greg Cutshaw


From:
Corry, PA, USA
Post Posted 11 Feb 2017 4:58 pm     Reply with quote

The DAW functions on the R16 and R24 are pretty worthless in my opinion. They are awesome for capturing tracks though. I have used the R24 extensively and it excels at recording tracks either via mic or Di interface. The preamps in the Zoom units are very noisy so with most mic's you will need an external preamp to get a good signal to noise ratio.

I use the Reaper DAW for editing and mastering. It comes with loads of reverbs, compressors, envelope editing and manual and automatic pitch correction. It is missing RMS meters on each channel however.

My process:

http://www.gregcutshaw.com/Zoom%20R24%20Home%20Studio/Zoom%20R24%20Home%20Studio.html
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Jack Stoner


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Inverness, Fl
Post Posted 12 Feb 2017 3:29 am     Reply with quote

Everyone has their favorite DAW software. My choice is Sonar. I also have Studio One 3, that I got free with some Presonus hardware, but I don't use it.

Cakewalk Sonar is now owned by Gibson and music electronics GURU Craig Anderton is highly involved.
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Tony Prior


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Charlotte NC..
Post Posted 12 Feb 2017 2:21 pm     Reply with quote

WOW Charles talk about history ! Laughing


well, here in 2017 I have not used my R16 for a long time. I am now a Pro Tools 12.x user as well, been on PT for 6 years or so. I have 4 active inputs on my PT's system and can go to 8 or 10 if need be.

I currently do not have a purpose for the R16 but will not part with it, because TOMORROW, I might need it ! Even though it's in the box, stored nicely, it is still relevant.
Recording up to 8 tracks to an SD card in wav format is still VERY RELEVANT with any DAW.
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Charles Kurck


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Living in Arkansas but Heaven is home
Post Posted 26 Feb 2017 7:51 am     Reply with quote

Greg, Jack, and Tony, thank you for your input. I have ordered Studio One.
After I get the first song mixed, I will try to let you know how it worked out for me.

Regards,
Charles Kurck
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Charles Kurck


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Post Posted 26 Mar 2017 4:09 am     Reply with quote

The first song is not mixed yet but we have installed PreSonus Studio One.
The Zoom R16 does control the faders and we are working our way through Joe Gilder's Studio One tutorials.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgtJLQqkPUM

Regards,
Charles Kurck
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ajm


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Los Angeles
Post Posted 26 Mar 2017 8:39 am     Reply with quote

Charles: "The Zoom R16 does control the faders......"

Just to be clear, are you using the R16 to record, or are you using it as a controller for Studio One?

They are not the same thing.
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Charles Kurck


From:
Living in Arkansas but Heaven is home
Post Posted 27 Mar 2017 5:09 am     Reply with quote

ajm:

I am using the Zoom R16 as a stand-alone recorder, a SD card reader, an audio interface, and as a fader control surface.
All these features work well with Studio One DAW and my 8 GB RAM computer.

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Charles Kurck
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