Zoom R8 vs UA25 as an audio interface
#968369 - 04/02/12 11:18 PM
Hi - My DAW setup is Sonar X1 running on a desktop PC with a UA25 interface. This is all
set up in the attic. While this is generally fine, I'd like to have the option of
capturing audio in other (more comfy!) parts of the house and then import that audio into
my DAW for processing and mixing. I've been thinking of buying a Zoom R8 to do the remote
audio capture. The type of music I'm working on is pop / rock / acoustic / folk. Do any
of you folks have an opinion on whether the pre-amps and A/D converters in the Zoom R8 are
going to be, in the real-world, noticeably better or worse than those on the UA25?
Besides operating as a standalone recorder the Zoom R8 can also operate as an
audio interface. So, if, as I'm hoping, there is no material difference between the
pre-amps & A/D converters between the Zoom R8 and UA25, then is there any reason why I
shouldn't ditch the UA25 and replace it with the Zoom as my main audio interface? I could
then get a few quid for the UA25 on ebay which would help fund the Zoom R8 purchase!
Appreciate any opinions / experience you may have.
Re: Zoom R8 vs UA25 as an audio interface
[Re: Exalted Wombat]
#968374 - 05/02/12 12:07 AM
Hi - Good point about the R16, but being limited to two tracks will be fine for my current
needs. It will just be used for solo projects and my workflow will have me recording just
a single vocal or single electric guitar or acoustic instrument at a time. The smaller
footprint and (slightly) lower price are the main plus points for the R8, as far as my
needs are concerned, vs the R16.