Musicians have it so good these days. Not only are online distribution channels wide open and hassle free, but the means to create memorable tunes is literally at their fingertips. Take the Zoom R8 for example; it comes loaded with so many features it won’t take long before material for an entire album is recorded on it.
Aside from its slim dimensions of 10×7.5×2 inches, the R8 is more travel ready than it appears. Powered with either four AA batteries, an adapter, or via USB, the R8’s multi-functionality is geared toward the mobile set who spend ridiculous amounts of time on the go. Pre-loaded beats, a tuner, distortion effects, and oodles of juicy stuff lie within the R8, which can carry a 2 GB SDHC card loaded with drum loops.
There really is so much else crammed inside this pocket sized (a big pocket, mind you) studio that anyone interested in both gadgets and recording will faint from the sheer thrill of using it.
The Zoom R8 is being distributed by Samson Technologies, who are selling it for $524.99. Consider it a serious investment on serious hardware for a serious musician.