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I got a Zoom R16 recorder so i can collaborate with long distance band members. They recorded their parts and then sent me the files over email so I can record my tracks, But i cant figure out how to load the file into my recorder so i can playback tracks and record my tracks. The Zoom R16 manual lists 2 way to do this: 1) Plug the R16 to a computer as a STORAGE device, and 2) plug in the SD card into the computer. When I tried the methods described in the R16 manual #1, my computer (Macbook) did not recognized the R16 at all. The R16 turned on and it defaulted itself to USB STORAGE but it would not show up on my desktop. When I tried #2 and copy the WAV files into the SD cards, the R16 could not see them, the R16 interface to browse the SD card was not straightforward. What am I doing wrong? What thins should I look for? Are there other ways to do this?

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According to Zoom's feature page for the R16 Recorder, there are two ways you could do it:

  1. The R16 connect to your computer through a USB interface, and it can function as a mass storage device. That means that you can copy (or drag-and-drop) files onto it.
  2. The R16 records on SD and SDHC cards. These are removable; most computers these days have a slot that you can plug the card into.

In most cases it will be faster to write directly on the SD card, but there may not be enough of a difference to be worthwhile. In either case, you'll want to check your manual for the right filenames and extensions to use for the track you're copying.

  • When I tried #1, my computer (Macbook) did not recognized the R16 at all. The R16 turned on and it defaulted itself to USB STORAGE but it would not show up on my desktop. When I tried #2 and copy the WAV files into the SD cards, the R16 could not see them, the R16 interface to browse the SD card was not straight forward. – Baratier ErebusDuHalm Jan 10 at 18:28

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