Like everything else, technology has had a great impact on the music industry; the emergence of sophisticated computers brought with it a new culture of computer recording that gradually replaced the more traditional multi-track recording.
With more developments in computer and software technology, software recording became the ‘in-thing’ in the music industry. Despite all this, classic music producers continued to wonder when the old days of workstation recording would return; when creative sounds would overtake mechanical sounds.
It was not long after then that the Zoom R Series 8-track digital recorder burst into the music industry, bringing back the old memories of work station recording. The recorder allows musicians to do quality recording on CD; it also allows dual track recording through the use of built-in microphones and external condenser microphones that plug into XLR inputs.
The Zoom R Series 8-track digital recorder also has metronome and chromatic tuners that allow it to bounce tracks and carry out the editing and mixing of audio sounds. With this recorder, lovers of computer technology can still send their files to their computers and have their sounds edited with sound software.
The Port-a-studio remains the most popular Zoom R Series product. R-24 however, is one of the newer versions of the Zoom R Series product and helps musicians feel more in charge by allowing them to create their own high-quality CDs and MP3s.
If there is only one product that has had a singular effect on the music industry, both in audio and video aspects, it would definitely be the Zoom R Series recorder.