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MRS-1044 Version2
Introducing "Song Editor" for MRS-1044
All-in-one Multi Track Recorder with built-in Multi-Effects
and Rhythm Machine. When inspiration calls, have the
tools to completely create your composition.
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Easily sketch a new musical idea or create a full-blown master track
with all the functions of a private studio.
Simple operation means that nothing gets between you and your music.
But the MRS-1044 is also sophisticated enough to leave you constantly discovering
From beginners to power-users, this Hard-Disk Multi-Track Recorder fits the bill.
Meet the new recording champion.
Practical design with inputs for any instrument, plus digital output
In addition to the common line-level phone jack, the MRS-1044 also has a Hi-Z input
that directly handles the signal from electric guitars or bass. The built-in tuning
function is useful as well. Two phantom powered XLR inputs are perfect for recording
vocals and acoustic instruments. Condenser microphones can be used without preamplifier, letting you capture, for example, all the details of virtuoso acoustic guitar
solo. On the output side, in addition to stereo RCA jacks, S/PDIF optical output allows
you to feed the digital signal to DAT or MD recorder directly. The MIDI In/Out
connectors are great for synchronized operation and Note data transmission and
Multi Effects With VAMS
All the effect expertise you'd expect from ZOOM...Use it for Insert, Send/Return,
or Mastering
Up to 6 insert effects such as Distortion, Flanger, Phaser, Wah, Pitch Shifter, Cabinet
Simulator etc. can be used simultaneously. Choose from a total of 84 effect types, all
based on sophisticated technology such as the VAMS (Variable Architecture Modeling
System) for realistic amplifier simulation. Of course, you can also edit the effects as
you wish. Whether you want that 70's British sound, 90's grunge sound, or 21
century's ultra high gain sound, the MRS-1044 lets you shape any guitar or bass just
the way you like it. Mastering effects can also be routed as insert effects, allowing use
not only for the master track but also for any individual track. This lets you apply
effects such as Multi-Band Compressor / Equalizer, Lo-Fi, Dimension or Resonance
Filter after recording. In an entirely separate routine, Reverb, Chorus and Delay are
available as Send / Return effects. Add sensitive ambience during mix-down, and
Mastering-effects capability gives the user even more power. Get results that rival the
work of a professional studio.
Rhythm Machine
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Cutting-edge realism of RhythmTrak fame
The ability to quickly and effectively create reliable Drum and Bass tracks with the
built-in rhythm machine is another highlight of the MRS-1044. This gives you the
freedom to put your energy where it matters most: into the audio tracks and your
performance on them. Select from over 400 preset patterns to back up your ideas and
give them room to grow. You'll never run out of possibilities. Of course, realistic sound
and advanced editing capabilities are often desirable for your musical work, even for
pre-production. The MRS-1044 provides 24 drum sounds for each of the 30 drum kits.
Plus you get 15 great bass sounds and can create up to 250 original user patterns.
You can use these patterns in a multitude of ways. One method might be to record
some audio tracks using backgrounds from preset patterns, and later replace these
with original patterns that you have created. Pursue your song in any direction you
choose. Eight touch-sensitive pads are handy when creating drum phrases for realtime pattern recording. MIDI based note-on triggering is also possible, for those strong
bass patterns.
Logical and simple user interface
Up to 13 tracks (10 audio tracks, one stereo drum track and one mono bass track) can
be played back simultaneously, and individual faders control the drum and bass tracks
as well. Because tracks 7/8 and 9/10 are linked as stereo you can quickly record and
edit stereo sources or compare the results of your mastering decisions. Since faders
are for mixing purposes only, vertical layout track parameters and simple layout
function buttons, the color of the lit buttons indicates their status, such as logical user
interface will never confuse you. Also the display shows all detailed data, and the
encoder and cursor keys make input quick and easy. For each track, EQ, reverb send,
chorus/delay send, and panning can be selected with the track buttons easily. The
semi-parametric type 2 bands EQ allows professional tone adjustments.
CD Burner (MRS-1044 CD Only)
The MRS-1044 CD can create Audio CDs and Data CDs reliably without extra
procedures such as data transfer or conversion. The built-in CD-R/RW drive is superthin, the type often used in laptop computers, and supports Buffer-Under-RunProtection.
Creation of Audio CD
The audio CD is the most popular and interchangeable medium for distributing
completed musical projects. The Album Burn List function allows you to create your
original Audio CD with any number of tracks in whatever order you desire. The MRS1044 CD easily allows for the creation of professional quality personal CDs, using
Track-At-Once, Trimming for unnecessary empty space and Auto finalize. It also
contains a function which allows auditions of the Master Track, continuous CD burning
and final listening of the completed CD.
Data Backup
Considering all the risks associated with data storage, the Data CD is the most safe
and efficient medium for data backup. Data backups can be performed according to
each project or for all projects collectively. Splitting and saving for high capacity data
is also supported.
Digital Recorder
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10 virtual takes for each physical track = 100 virtual takes / tracks
For musical convenience, you can repeatedly record a phrase and then select the
best take to add to your composition. Or, you can create a phrase with different
parameters and effects and then choose one take considering the blend within the
song. It's like having access to a recording studio and a mixing studio rolled into one.
You can select a recorded track as a source for insert effects (including mastering
effects) and then record the results on another track. You can repeat the process with
various settings without recording repeatedly, compare the different takes, or take up
the project again at a later stage.
Digital editing functions for speedy and precise action
Favorite takes can be linked with the copy and paste function. Completed tracks can
be bounced onto a stereo track for later use. For many other functions, the fully digital,
non-compressed format assures that there will be no loss in sound quality. Up to 100
markers can be set for a project, to enable smooth cutting and pasting. You can opt
for manual punch-in / punch-out with a foot switch, or use the markers to automate the
process. If you make a mistake, Undo / Redo are available at the touch of a key.
100 scene memory settings per project, plus Scrub / Preview function
The sequencing capability includes not only mixing-level control but supports
advanced techniques such as switching effects automatically during recording, or
setting Lo-Fi for a portion of a recorded passage. The Scrub / Preview allow queuing
with perfect timing, A-B repeat functions and a host of other user support functions
help to make editing a breeze.
Master Track
The Master Track can record stereo output signals directly and can be used
exclusively for Mix-Down or Mastering after completion of recording to normal tracks
1-10. As well as normal tracks, 10 virtual takes can be used, so various mixes,
equalizations and comparisons with different mastering effects can be easily handled
without recording to any external media, such as DAT. When creating audio CDs, this
Master Track should be selected automatically so the normal tracks 1-10 can be
diverted and neither bouncing nor copying is necessary.
Optional Board
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USB Interface (OPTION)
SCSI Interface (OPTION)
The hard disk format for the MRS-1044
is FAT32. Thus, if the MRS-1044 is
connected to a PC using the USB
interface, all folders/files can be
controlled on the PC. For power users,
non-real-time processing such as data
backup, creation of audio CDs and data
export/import with DAW software can
be performed on your own PC.
An optional SCSI interface allows the
connection of various SCSI devices to
the MRS-1044. Various media such as
stand-alone HD drives, Zip drives, MO
drives and CD-R/RW drives can be
selected depending on the purpose. It
also allows splitting and saving the data
to removable media except for HD
For a listing of compatible SCSI
devices, please visit www.zoom.co.jp
¥Connector is a D-sub Half-pitch 50
¥The MAC OS & Mac OS X is not
UIB-02 USB Interface Board
SIB-01 SCSI Interface Board
Even if you have never used a Hard-Disk Recorder before, you can use MRS-1044
without complex setup procedures. Creating multi-tracks is as easy as using a
cassette MTR, but the fully digital design of the MRS-1044 ensures CD-quality sound.
To begin composing, select a track number and assign a preset backing pattern by
just pressing REC. Simply choose the effects you prefer, and create the song you've
been hearing in your head. After completing a recording, it is still possible to switch
rhythm patterns or effects. This allows you to try out various possibilities and gives you
the freedom to explore your musical ideas.
The 40 GB (MRS-1044 CD) and 20GB (MRS-1044 Version2) Hard Disk provides 120
hours (CD) and 60 hours(Version 2) of recording time. The MRS-1044 comes
equipped with professional-level pre-production necessities like phantom-powered
XLR inputs, 24-bit A/D-D/A converters, 24-bit data processing, 44.1kHz noncompressed 16bit linear recording data format, and S/PDIF digital output. Built-in
rhythm machine and multi-effects support help you achieve quick pre-production on
any project. An optional USB interface allows the transfer of recorded data to PC for
further editing work or for backup, as well as burning onto CD-R/RW media. Real-time
processing on MTR, and Non-real-time processing on PC is the current trend for many
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Physical Track :
Virtual Track :
Drum Track :
Bass Track :
Recording Track :
Recording Data Format :
Recording Time :
Marker :
Location Display :
Track Edit :
Punch In / Out :
Other Functions :
100(10 Virtual Takes per Track)
2 Tracks
2 Tracks
16Bit Linear with NO compression
Over 44 hours (Monaural track conversion)
100 Marking points per project
Hour / Min / Sec / mSec or Measure / Beat / Tick
Copy, Move, Paste, Erase, Exchange
Manual, Auto
Bounce, Scrub / Preview, A-B repeat, Undo / Redo
Playback Track :
Fader :
Level Display :
Track Parameter :
Equalizer(High) :
Equalizer(Low) :
Effect Send :
Stereo Link :
Scene Function :
13(10Audio Tracks+Stereo Drum Track+Monaural Bass Track)
13(10Audio Tracks+Stereo Drum Track+Monaural Bass Track)
11(1-6 Mono, 7/8-9/10 Stereo, Drum, Bass, Stereo Master)
Post Fader, Pre Fader or Fader Value Monitor
Equalizer, Effects Send, Pan (Balance at Stereo Link)
f:500Hz-18kHz Gain+-:12dB
f:40Hz-1.6kHz Gain+-:12dB
Chorus/Delay Send, Reverb Send
1/2, 3/4, 5/6 Track assignable, 7/8, 9/10 Track fixed
100 scenes per project (Assignable on Marker)
Algorithm :
Modeling System :
Insert Effect Patch :
Insert Effect Module :
Send / Return
Effect Module :
Send / Return
Effect Patch :
Tuner System :
Tuner Calibration :
4types(Guitar / Bass, Mic, Line, Mastering)
VAMS(Variable Architecture Modeling System)
220(Guitar / Bass 100 + Mic 50 + Line 50 + Mastering 20)
4(Compressor, Pre-Amp / Drive, Equalizer, Modulation / Delay)
2(Chorus / Delay, Reverb)
2(Chorus / Delay, Reverb)
40(Chorus / Delay 20 + Reverb 20)
40(Chorus / Delay 20 + Reverb 20)
Chromatic Auto Tuner
435-445Hz(1Hz resolution)
Polyphony :
Sound Data Format :
Drum Kit :
Drum Sound :
Bass Sound :
Pad :
Resolution :
Odd Meter :
Factory Preset Pattern :
Maximum Patterns :
Maximum Bars :
Notes / Events :
Tempo :
Drum 8 voices and Bass 1 voice
16bit linear PCM
30 drum kits
24(8 Pad 3 Bank)per drum kit
15(5 octave per sound)
8 Velocity Sensitive Pads
Over 400(Programmable)
255 patterns per song (Programmable)
999 bars per song, 255 bars per pattern
Approx. 10,000notes / events per song
Approx. 10,000notes / events per song
40.0-250.0(1/10 Resolution)
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Hard Disk : E-IDE 3.5Inch, 20GB (V2) / 40GB(CD)
CD-R/W Drive : E-IDE, Buffer-Under-Run-Protection supported (CD)
Project : Max.1,000 projects
A/D Converter : 24bit 64times Oversampling
D/A Converter : 24bit 128times Oversampling
Sampling Frequency : 44.1kHz
Signal Processing : 24bit
Frequency Response : 20Hz~20KHz +- 1dB (At 10K Ohm Load Impedance)
S/N Ratio : 93dB (IHF-A)
Dynamic Range : 97dB (IHF-A)
THD+N : 0.02% (400Hz 10k Ohm AT LOAD)
Display : 60 x 42mm Original LCD (With Back-lit)
Guitar/Bass Input (Hi-Z) : 1 x 1/4" Monaural Phone Jack, Input Impedance 500k Ohm
Unbalance Input : 2 x 1/4" Monaural Phone Jack, Input Impedance Over 50K Ohm
Balance Input : 2 x XLR-3-31 type, Input Impedance 1kohm Balance, 2nd Hot
Phantom Power : 48v (with On/Off Switch)
Input Level : -50dBm <Variable < +4dBm
Master Out : RCA PIN Jack (L/R)
Output Impedance : 1k Ohm
Rated Output Level : -10bBm
Headphone Out : 1/4" Stereo Phone Jack, 50mW (at 32 Ohm Load impedance)
Digital Out : S/P DIF Optical (20bit)
MIDI : In/Out
Control Input : FP-02 Input, FS-01 Input
Optional Board Slot : 1
Dimensions : 430 (W)x 260 (D)x 77 (H)mm
Weigh : 3.5kg (V2), 3.9kg (CD)
Power Requirement : DC-12V 2A (Supplied AC Adaptor AD-0009)
Power Consumption : 20W (12V 1A) Typical
Supplied Accessories : Universal AC Adapter (AD-0009), AC Cable
Optional Accessories : FS-01 (Foot Switch), FP-02 (Expression Pedal)
Optional Board : UIB-02 (USB interface board), SIB-01 (SCSI interface board)
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