Hi Split - thanks for the heads up! Yes, I knew it was a 2 input device, which is just what I was looking for. One vocalist, one keyboard player projects. I don’ t want to tell my band about the R24, I do NOT want to be the recording engineer, I want to be the keyboardist!
Hi Steve - For a triple or 10x the price I can get something to record audio that has audio displays that rivals what we’re used to in Cubase, but to be honest I am fine with what this has to offer.
What I’ve learned, from the manual and from the Zoom R8 forum: As it records, it holds the peak audio for about a second on a bar meter, then drops it. So, options are: 1) record dummy audio (hmm, isn’t that what it’s called whenever I record audio?? ), keeping an eye on the meter just to see where it peaks out, set preamp trim accordingly, and record away.
- Alternatively, or maybe in combination with that … record a full track after that, bring it to Cubase and make sure that the levels are what the initial gain setting adjustments suggested they would be. Then after this confirmation of preamp trim level setting, record away!
Either way, I think that after a while I will “learn” where the preamp needs to be set for a certain volume of audio, without having to confirm like this each and every time.
As a portable device that lets me “loop record” audio takes, it seems like it hits the sweet spot of what I need, avoiding what I don’t (although to be honest, I don’t really need to pay for it’s audio interface function, or drum pads/sounds, etc.).