LR-16  Live Recorder

THE WORLDS EASIEST TO USE 16-TRACK RECORDER

OVERVIEW

EVERY BAND'S AND SOUNDMAN'S INSTANT/PORTABLE MULTI-TRACK LIVE RECORDING SOLUTION.

NO COMPUTER REQUIRED
Record Direct to Stand–alone USB Hard & Thumb* Drives.  No more cumbersome computers setups at the gig, tedious learning curves or lengthy DAW setups.

FREE YOUR MIND...AND MAKE MORE MUSIC...

 

PERFECT FOR RECORDING LIVE PERFORMANCES AND REHEARSALS

Just tap into your Pre-Fader mixing console iInserts with a TRS to TRS ¼” snake and your are ready to go. Record your live show with complete mixing freedom. The LR-16 offers error-proof single button recording functionality. The LR-16's inputs record directly to their respective tracks, so there is never the need to arm tracks, or assign any channels.With the new V2 firmware update, the unit is capable of recording 2*, 4,8 & 16 discrete track wave files at 16/24 bit 44.1, 48 & 96*kHz, while automically nameing/numbering the tracks and take folders.
You simply connect, hit record and you are done. No more mic splitters, separate mic preamplifiers, ground loops, or the expense and hassle that goes along with it all. Mix and Record your live shows without worry, added ease and confidence. 
Transfer the individual tracks on the connected hard drive to your DAW of choice, and you are ready to mix down a true multi-track recording of your show. No more unprofessional, 2-channel “board mixes” ever again!

WORKS AS AN AUDIO INTERFACE FOR OS X, Windows, and iOS

When you’ve finished your live recording in the field, the LR-16 is ready to double as a computer audio interface, Simply connect the LR-16 to the USB port of your computer and you have a high quality 16 X 2 USB audio interface.
With the new V2 firmware upgrade the LR-16 also acts as a Mackie Control & MMC Transport Control for your DAW. Convenient features such as native Mac and iPad driver support make installation a breeze.
Zero latency hardware monitoring and a built in mixer allow for error free recording, flexibility and hassle free setup.

FEATURES

  • Records 2,4,8 & 16 Tracks directly to USB 2.0 compatible thumb drives***  or hard disks (16/24-bit 44.1 - 48 & 96 kHz)
  • 24 bit/44.1 - 96 kHz USB Class Compliant Audio Interface.
  • MIDI Machine Control  & Mackie Control when used with DAW as an audio interface
  • Mac® OS-X® compatible 10.5 or higher - Core Audio plug and play drivers.
  • iPad® compatible - plug and play (USB adapter required eg. Apple® Camera Connection Kit).
  • Windows® compatible (Win XP, Vista, 7&8 32/64) WDM and ASIO® drivers.
  • 16 analog 1/4" TRS insert-style inputs with stereo output and headphone output.
  • Independent and Global 12 dB input padding.
  • Zero latency hardware input monitoring.
  • Built in mixer with pan, solo, mute and volume control.
  • Stereo wave file player.


*** Due to the varying performance standards of USB Thumb drives we do not guarantee error free performance on that format.  We strongly suggest the use of standard USB 2.0 hard drives for optimal success rate.  For mission critical recordings we always suggest that you make an extended test recording on any new drive prior to your session.

SPECIFICATIONS

STEREO LINE OUTPUT:

Full-scale output:

8.2dBu, 2 Vrms

Frequency response

± 0.2 dB, 20 Hz-20 kHz

THD+N @ 0dBFS (1kHz sine wave)

-85dB, < 0.005, 20 Hz-20 kHz

THD+N @ -6dBFS

< -82dB, < 0.008, 20 Hz-20 kHz

SNR

> 99dB, < 0.001%, 20 Hz-20 kHz

Crosstalk

< -89 dB, 20 Hz- 20 kHz







HEADPHONES OUTPUT:

Full-scale output:

8.2dBu, 2 Vrms

Frequency response

± 0.2 dB, 20 Hz-20 kHz

THD+N @ 0dBFS (1kHz sine wave)

-85dB, < 0.005% Vrms, 20 Hz-20 kHz

SNR

> 93 dB, 20 Hz-20 kHz

     
LINE INPUTS:

Full-scale input (pad ON)

Unbalanced, 20dBu, 7.7 Vrms

Full-scale input (pad OFF)

Unbalanced, 8.2dBu, 2 Vrms

Frequency response

± 0.2 dB, 20 Hz-20 kHz

THD+N @ -1dBFS

-73dB, < 0.022% Vrms, 20 Hz-20 kHz

SNR

>95dB, A-weighted

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

- 512MB RAM (1GB or more recommended)
- One free USB 2.0 compatible port on PC

PC:
- Pentium® IV 1.2 GHz or better
- Windows® XP(SP2), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
- 32 or 64 bit system
- Internet connection for driver download

Mac®:
- Any Mac hardware compatible with OSX 10.8 or higher
- Apple® OSX 10.8 or better

iPad®:
- iOS® 5 or higher with USB adaptor (e.g. Apple® Camera Kit)

Powered USB port not required for operation

DOWNLOADS

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REVIEWS

SOUND ON SOUND EXPLORES THE LR-16
"Cymatic's neat 16-track recorder brings many professional features within reach of hobbyists and semi-pro musicians looking for a quick and easy way to capture live shows and rehearsals, or record multitrack sessions to a computer...Devices like the LR16 enable recordings to be made in circumstances where you otherwise wouldn't bother, and you'll never regret slinging one in your kit bag on the off-chance!"
Read the full review HERE


FOH MAGAZINE REVIEW
"I’d be a lot more comfortable leaving this set up than having my laptop sit unattended. As for the learning curve, any assistant or volunteer can learn its operation in a matter of seconds. For someone working with a small-format analog desk, the LR-16 is a simple, affordable solution that does the job and does it well. I like that." - George Petersen FOH
Read the full review HERE!


MIKE RIVERS REVIEW
"It’s less bother than fooling with a computer when your primary job on the gig is to play for the audience. It might also be a good addition to a house sound system so you can offer multitrack recording to the bands that play there." - Mike Rivers
Read the full review HERE!


GUITAR INTERACTIVE MAGAZINE REVIEW
"It’s almost trivially simple to use and the audio quality is good enough that I never even gave it a thought when I tested it. At the price point there is literally nothing else that I can think that does this job and I wish I’d had one years ago!"
4.5 out of 5 Stars!!!
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VIDEO AKTIV DIGITAL REVIEW
„Die zurzeit günstigste Möglichkeit, 16 Tonspuren eines Live-Events in einem Rutsch mitzuschneiden. Das nicht mal A4-große Pult passt in den Kamerakoffer jedes Eventfilmers und eröffnet bisher ungeahnte Möglichkeiten der Mehrspur-Aufnahme – auch als Audiointerface.“
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VIDEO REVIEW on Pro Tools Experts
In this video James takes a look at the new Cymatic Audio LR-16 Live Recorder and finds that it is more than just a hardware recorder.
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VIDEO REVIEW on musikmachen.de
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