[LAU] Zoom R16

Brett W. McCoy idragosani at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 22:10:16 UTC 2012

Bob van der Poel <bob at ...> writes:

Re-opening this thread...

> Just got a Zoom R16 last night. So, still reading the shit-awful
> manual we expect from just about everything we get these days (sorry,
> pet peeve!).
> I did some googling and it seems that linux can read files as a mass
> usb from the zoom, but not much more. Anyone with progress on this?

I was experimenting around with this some more today and discovered some 
interesting things! I just tested with a Zoom R8 but assume the same will be 
true for the R16.

1. I can use the device as a USB audio interface and it works with jack

2. It shows up as an Alsa MIDI device in the MIDI connection list (like in 

3. Connecting the MIDI ports to the mcu ports in Ardour works! I could start and 
stop the transport in Ardour, for instance. I haven't test everything with it 
yet, but this is a huge improvement!

Tested on Ubuntu Studio 12.04 (64-bit)

-- Brett

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