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Zoom HD8 and HD16
Zoom HD8 and HD16 are digital multitrack recording devices manufactured by Zoom Corporation. HD8 and HD16 were presented at Winter NAMM 2007 as the successor of MRS-1608. The HD8 and HD16 models have been discontinued in December 2009.
Differences between HD8 and HD16
HD8 and HD16 have similar technical characteristics. The main differences between the models are:
- HD8 has 8 tracks (6 mono and 1 stereo faders), HD16 has 16 tracks (8 mono and 4 stereo faders).
- HD8 can record 2 track at once, while HD16 can record 8 tracks at once.
- HD16 has an effect send bus.
HD8/16 stores digital audio as monaural Waveform Audio File Format files. Stereo tracks are recorded as two monaural files.
Digital audio can be imported into HD8/16 in Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF) or Waveform Audio File Format (WAV).
MIDI files can be imported as Format 0 Standard MIDI File (SMF), then the unit can play the file with internal instruments or drive an external MIDI unit.