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AUDIO INTERFACE MANUAL
© ZOOM Corporation
Reproduction of this manual, in whole or in part, by any means, is prohibited.

Summary of Contents

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    AUDIO INTERFACE MANUAL © ZOOM Corporation Reproduction of this manual, in whole or in part, by any means, is prohibited.

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Control surface R24 Audio Interface system requirements Cubase LE 5 Startup Guide Connecting and disconnecting in audio interface mode Connecting the R24 to a computer for the first time R24 setup and connection Disconnecting Using control surface functions About the control surface...

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    The mixer in audio interface mode Volume, reverb send, pan Stereo link Balance Tuner Chromatic tuner Effects in audio interface mode INSERT effect SEND return effect Working with patches Patch operations Patch initialization (factory reset) Control surface setup for other DAWs Logic SONAR Live...

  • Page 4: Audio Interface And Control Surface

    Audio interface and control surface This section explains how to connect the unit with a computer and how to set up and use the audio interface and control surface functions of the R24 with a DAW and other software. Functions of the audio interface and control surface...

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    Comprehensive built-in mixer Using the R24’s mixer, you can make a mix for monitoring. When simultaneously recording guitar and vocals, for example, you can adjust volume balance, panning and reverb levels.

  • Page 6: Cubase Le 5 Installation Overview, Audio Interface, Control Surface

    Cubase LE 5 installation overview To use the R24 with DAW software, after installing that software, a driver must be installed and set to recognize it. We explain how to do this with Cubase LE 5. ❶ Audio interface By using the R24 between a computer and...

  • Page 7: R24 Audio Interface System Requirements, Cubase Le 5 Startup Guide

    In order to improve the product, specifications might be changed without advance notice. Cubase LE 5 installation guide Please refer to the Cubase LE 5 Startup Guide for detailed instructions for installing the R16/ R24 audio driver and Cubase LE 5. ® ® and Windows 7 are registered trademarks of Microsoft ®...

  • Page 8: Connecting And Disconnecting In Audio Interface Mode

    Connecting and disconnecting in audio interface mode This is an overview of connecting and disconnecting the R24 to a computer with a USB cable. For details, see the included Cubase LE 5 Startup Guide guide. Connecting the R24 to a computer...

  • Page 9: Disconnecting

    Select RESET to restore default settings for each item. • The audio interface and control surface func- tions of the R24 can be used by drawing power through a USB cable from the USB bus. • We recommend always using the latest R24 system software.

  • Page 10: Using Control Surface Functions, About The Control Surface, Control Surface Setup

    Using control surface functions When using the R24 connected by USB as an audio interface, the R24 keys and faders can be used to control Cubase LE 5’s transport and mixer. About the control surface In control surface mode the keys and knobs on the R24 can be assigned to particular Cubase LE 5 functions.

  • Page 11: Transport Section

    Transport section By setting up the control surface, the R24’s transport section keys can be assigned to indi- vidual functions in Cubase LE 5. [F1] key [F2] key [F3] key [F4] key [F5] key [REW] key [FF] key [STOP] key [PLAY] key...

  • Page 12: Fader Section Operation, About Banks, Operating The Fader Section

    Cubase LE 5 can be oper- ated using the R24’s fader and status keys. A group of tracks operated by the faders and status keys is called a “bank.” With the R24, one bank of 8 adjacent tracks can be con- trolled.

  • Page 13: R24 Level Meters (audio Interface Use)

    R24 level meters (Audio interface use) Each level meter other The master level than the MASTER displays meter displays the the signal immediately returning signal from before sending it to the the computer. computer. Checking DAW recording levels Set “REC SIGNAL” (in the INSERT EFFECT menu) to “WET” (signal with effect) or “DRY”...

  • Page 14: Setting The Function Keys, Function Key Setup

    Setting the function keys The five keys above the transport keys can be used as function keys (F1~F5) and assigned as desired. Function key setup Open the “Device setup…” dialog in Cubase LE 5. Select “Mackie Control”. Commands can be assigned using the three columns displayed on the right side of the window From the “Button”...

  • Page 15: Control Surface Functions Quick Reference Guide

    Control surface functions quick reference guide These functions work with Cubase LE 5, Cubase 5, Logic Pro, SONAR, Ableton Live and Digital Performer. Control Status keys Fader section Faders MASTER Fader Display section Soft keys Cursor keys DIAL REW key FF key STOP key PLAY key Transport section REC key AUTO PUNCH I/O key A-B REPEAT key (marker) key (marker) key...

  • Page 16: Recording With Cubase Le 5, Create A New Project

    Recording with Cubase LE 5 In this chapter, we explain how to record into Cubase LE 5 using the R24. Create a new project Copy the ZOOM R24 project templates to the computer. From the CubaseLE5_template folder on the CD included with R24, copy the templates to the...

  • Page 17: Create A New Audio Track

    If the inspector is not shown, click here to show/hide the inspector Select the track input/output bus The names of the R24 busses assigned in the VST Connections (Devices menu) will be displayed Click here to choose a different bus from the...

  • Page 18: Connect An Instrument

    Recording With Cubase LE 5 Connect an instrument Connect an instrument such as a guitar to an R24 INPUT jack and choose an effect patch. The chosen effect patch will be applied to the signal and recorded on the computer via the USB port...

  • Page 19: Adjust The Recording Level

    LE 5 fader, but instead use the fader and adjust the gain on the R16 NOTE • If the Monitor button is on, the R24 input signal and the signal returning to the R24 via the computer will both be output from the R24 at the same time.

  • Page 20: Recording, Check The Recording (playback)

    Recording with Cubase LE 5 Recording Click the Record button on the Transport Panel to start recording. Stop button As you play the instrument, a recorded waveform is drawn in real time in the project window To stop recording, click the Stop button in the transport panel Check the recording (playback) Lower the master channel fader.

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    Moreover, if the application performance is extremely slow and regular computer op- eration is affected, we recommend quitting Cubase LE 5 and disconnecting the R24 USB port from the computer once, and then reconnecting the USB port and relaunching Cubase LE 5.

  • Page 22: Importing Audio Data Into Cubase Le 5, Importing By Drag & Drop

    Importing audio data into Cubase LE 5 By connecting a computer and the R24 with a USB cable and setting the R24 to function as a card reader, you can import audio data as WAV files into Cubase LE 5 audio tracks.

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    • The USB cable can be connected even when the computer or the R24 is on. • If the R24 is connected when off, it can be run on USB bus power. • Project data is stored in folders for each project in the PROJECT folder in the ZOOM_R24 folder.

  • Page 24: Using The "import" Command

    Importing audio data into Cubase LE 5 Using the “Import” command Connect the computer and the R24 DEVICE port with a USB cable. Press USB. READER Select Press ENTER. Access the R24 from the computer コンピューターからR24を操作 Launch Cubase LE 5.

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    • The USB cable can be connected even when the computer or the R24 is on. • If the R24 is connected when off, it can be run on USB bus power. • Project data is stored in folders for each project in the PROJECT folder in the ZOOM_R24 folder.

  • Page 26: The Mixer In Audio Interface Mode, Volume, Reverb Send, Pan, Stereo Link, Balance

    The mixer in audio interface mode In audio interface mode you can make a mix for monitoring using the R24’s internal mixer. In addition, you can adjust the balance of the internal mixer and the sound from the computer. Volume, reverb send, pan...

  • Page 27: Tuner, Chromatic Tuner

    Tuner The R24 tuner can be used as when recording. For details, see the Operation Manual. Chromatic tuner TOOL > TUNER Press TOOL. TUNER Select Tune the instrument. To change the standard pitch, press the beneath Select the standard pitch.

  • Page 28: Effects In Audio Interface Mode, Insert Effect, Send Return Effect

    Effects in audio interface mode The R24’s insert and send-return effects can both be used when the sampling frequency is set to 44.1 kHz. Basic operation is the same but there are a few differences in the menus. Insert effect...

  • Page 29: Working With Patches, Patch Operations, Patch Initialization (factory Reset)

    Importing patches (IMPORT) All effect algorithms (and reverb patches) or a single one can be imported from a selected project on the R24. (Reference: Operation Manual ) In audio interface mode, one complete set of effect data is saved for the mode. There are no project based settings.

  • Page 30: Control Surface Setup For Other Daws, Logic

    Control surface setup for other DAWs You can set up the R24 as a controller for use with a variety of DAW software besides Cubase LE 5. Please refer to the manual for the software that you are using. Logic Control surface setup Select “Preferences”...

  • Page 31: Sonar

    Sonar. Please refer to the manual for the version of Sonar that you are using for details. HINT The F1~F5 keys on the R24 are labeled as follows. F1: AUTO PUNCH I/O key F2: A-B REPEAT key F3: (marker) key...

  • Page 32: Live

    Live. Input and Please refer to the manual for the version of Live that you are using for details. HINT The F1~F5 keys on the R24 are labeled as follows. F1: AUTO PUNCH I/O key F2: A-B REPEAT key F3: (marker) key F4:...

  • Page 33: Digital Performer

    Click the “new external device” to select it, and then click the “Show Info” button. Enter the name “R24” in the “Device Name” field. Click and drag the downward arrow of the original “ZOOM R24” icon and connect it to the downward arrow of the “R24”...

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    4-4-3 Kandasurugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0062 Japan Web Site: http://www.zoom.co.jp R24-Audio Interface Manual-E-1...

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    Cubase LE 5 Windows This Cubase LE 5 Startup Guide explains how to install Cubase LE 5 on a computer, make connections and other settings for the R24. To connect the R24 to a computer running Windows 7 (or Windows Vista, XP) and to enable audio input/output, proceed as follows.

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    Mac OS X Continued from front This Cubase LE 5 Startup Guide explains how to install Cubase LE 5 on a computer, make connections and other settings for the R24. Start Cubase LE 5. Then access the “Devices” To connect the R24 to a computer running Mac OS X and to menu, select “Device Setup...”...

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