Just in case you thought the ZOOM guys forgot about you creative types that are long on talent but a little short on cash--WE GOTCHA COVERED!!! The new ZOOM MRS802 Series Hard Disk Recorders put 8 tracks of Hard Drive recording in your hands and still leave you some cash for gas. The MRS-802 features 8 recording tracks with 10 virtual takes per track (2 channels simultaneous recording), 24-bit converters/44.1 sampling rate, 120 hours of recording time on a huge 40GB internal hard drive, 190 editable guitar-vocal-and mastering effects, a fully programmable drum machine with ZOOM's exclusive "FAST" song programmer and 43 drum kits loaded with hundreds of studio quality drum and percussion sounds. Both of the 802's two input channels provide an XLR balanced mic and 1/4 in. unbalanced input, switchable 48volt phantom power for condenser mics, one 1/4 in. guitar/bass input, front panel headphone output with volume control, MIDI I/O for external sync or to import SMFs to control the drum machine, Scrub/Preview function for super easy editing and punch In/Punch Out, automated "Scene" recall (100 scenes per song) for easy song setup, a "Loop" function to create phrase loops and Time Stretch/Compression for matching loops with different BPM, and a large easy-to-read backlit LCD screen with full metering. The optional USB-2 interface comes complete with Audio File Manager software (Windows and MAC OS) for linking with DAW software and importing or exporting data in WAV/AIFF formats. The MRS-802CD with built-in CD-R/RW burner allows you to create CD's in either multi-track or "Album" format.
8 digital recording tracks
10 virtual takes per track
40 GB Hard Drive
Programmable drum machine
Extensive bank of effects for instruments, vocals and mixing
CD-R/RW drive for recording, back-up and importing samples.
The MRS-802CD has 2-track simultaneous input capability. 2 mono tracks can be linked to make stereo channels. It has 1/4 in. and XLR inputs (balanced and unbalanced) with 48V phantom power, as well as MIDI in and out, and RCA outputs.
The MS-802CD has a full range of non-linear editing capabilities, including cut and paste, copy, move, reverse direction play and time stretch/compress--all the effects of Zoom's more expensive models.
These editing functions also help out with the sampling and looping functions the MRS-802CD offers. You can import and edit samples and loops using the CD-R/RW or the optional USB interface to import audio files.
The 802CD is loaded with hundreds of pre-recorded beats, and each one can be edited and re-saved. There are more than 400 drum and percussion sounds built-in, including 43 different drum kits, each with 24 different sounds. Use the drum machine as a rhythm tool for timing, or compose complex rhythm tracks for your songs using Zoom's FAST(TM) programming system.
The MRS-802CD has a huge palette of killer effects for guitars, instruments and vocals. 280 pre-programmed and editable effects "patches" are available at the inputs, and 40 send/return effects patches are available for mixing and mastering.
Every track has editable track parameters that include: EQ high, EQ low, pan, chorus, delay, reverb. These functions are also automated, allowing the user to make automatic changes on any given track mid-song. Parameter settings are saved as "scenes". Users can save up to 100 scenes per song/project.
Once the user has finished mixing, they can master it to the stereo master channel, use the CD-R/RW drive to burn a CD player-ready disc, and they are ready to take it out the car for an audition. If several projects are completed, a complete album can be sequenced and copied to a CD-R.
New to version 2.x
40 Gig Harddrive
Version 2.0 comes standard with a 40GB hard drive. In non-compressed 16-bit linear / 44.1 kHz sampling frequency format, this translates into 120 hours of high-quality recording.
MTC send support
In addition to the Timing Clock transmission offered by the MRS-802 Version 1.x model, the MRS-802 Version 2.0 can also output MIDI Time Code (MTC) messages.
Whereas the conventional Timing Clock signal is based on tempo information set internally by the MRS-802, the MTC specifies the current position in hours/minutes/seconds/frames, representing absolute time information. This assures more stable operation compared to Timing Clock and allows the tempo to be freely set or changed at the receiving device.
Continuous playback of multiple projects
By entering the master tracks of multiple projects in a playlist, these can be played automatically in succession. This is useful to record several projects in one go on an external recorder or to create automatic accompaniment for a number of songs. Because the playlist information can be used when creating an album for burning a CD, you can check the song sequence before deciding on the final content of the album.
Support for Disk-At-Once burning
In addition to the track-at-once method which inserts blank gaps between tracks on an audio CD, the MRS-802 Version 2.0 also supports the disc-at-once method which writes tracks continuously without gaps.
Using disc-at-once, it is easy to create a non-stop CD with seamless content. You can also divide one project into several tracks and write the result to an audio CD. This makes it possible to create a CD of a continuous live performance which still allows jumping back and forth to specific songs.
Display Master Fader
When playing an audio CD or a playlist using the sequence play function, the [MASTER] fader settings are shown on the display while the fader is being operated to adjust the volume. The value appears automatically on the display as soon as the [MASTER] fader is moved, and the original display appears again after the adjustment is finished.
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