Zoom HD16 – Part 1

Here is the first of the series. All we are doing here is trying to get you started using the recording feature.

I hope this helps,


I Started out in 1976 trying out to sing in bands but no bands were interested in me. In 1977 I started playing guitar. The individual that was teaching me (who for now will remain anonymous) told me that I would NEVER learn how to play guitar because I had no sense of rhythm. I joined my first band in 1978 called "Dead Center" in Jacksonville, Florida. I played an Aspen guitar, black; a Les Paul copy and in 1981. I gave that guitar to the teacher who said I'd never learn to play. I wrote my first song in 1979 or '80. Over the years I have been in many bands but my passion has been songwriting. I have written well over 100 songs and though the early ones were kind of rough around the edges, I think that most of them could be dusted off and given a new facelift. Today I am still working on my songs. Currently I can play guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, harmonica, and Native American flute. The flutes that I play are ones that I made myself. My guitars are the Epiphone G-400 faded, an Ibanez RG370 DX, an Epiphone G 1275 double neck guitar. My acoustic guitars are an Alvarez 12 string and an old Kay guitar. My drum set is a Peace drum set. I do my recording on a Zoom HD16.
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  • Rick
    August 4, 2013 at 3:45 am

    Mark, I am not technical. I have one and I am attempting to insert effects into v-tracks but it doesn’t work. I have all the tracks down (except for the drums, which I will have a live person do) I would like to insert effects into each individual v-track. What video should I watch?
    Thx a bunch,
    Rick that’s a tad frustrated

  • Bill McDonald
    March 31, 2013 at 3:03 am

    hello Mark, I left you a message lastnight, I’am not sur eyou’ll get it, but I truely enjoyed your tutorials on the Zoom HD16. I’ve owened the HD16 for 4 or 5 years now, I messed with it a few times, but reading the book can be confusing. after watching your 7 Videos, I never realized what I had till I watched your videos.I’ve been playing with my HD16 all day today.lol, I do have a few questions I hope you can help me with. First, The DAW I use is Harrison Mixbus, I also use Pro Tools, I was wondering if its possable to Mix with the HD16 , I’am a Mixing engineer. as well as Recording, but my hearts in Mixing. I know you can edit, panning, EQ, and add a few processors. dam I wish I could record with either Mixbus or Pro tools while useing the HD16 , like with the PreSonus Mixer. I know you can import the files ffrom the HD16 to yer computor, but its not the same, after watching you, it doesn’t seem there isn’t anything you can’t figure out how to do. I hope you can help me out. ok one more thing. lol I told ya you impressed me. I recorded one Live gig with the HD16 a yr ago, the Drummer had a heavey foot, and the guitars were out of key on a few runs, and the vocals, lol well, I’am sure you can see , the Band sucked.so I guess I need to prefourm a merical, and I was hopping you’d help me. thanks again for your time Bill

    • Mark
      April 2, 2013 at 11:41 pm

      Hey Bill,
      I may not be able to supply you with everything you need, but we will certainly try. If you go to my channel, I currently have 14 videos on the Zoom HD16. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/user/mdroute249?feature=mhee. Perhaps the video on using your Zoom to operate your DAW software. If that doesn’t help you with your mixing, perhaps you will need to define what type of mixing you want to do.
      I believe you can record with your DAW programs (at least with Pro Tools) but you will need a digital audio interface in order to get a good quality sound for your computer. You may want to look into that.
      As far as your out of tune musicians, Zoom has what is called “Pitch Fix”. I haven’t done a video on it, but if you would need some assistance, I can do a video on it, but it may take me a week or two to get to it. Just let me know.
      Hopefully this helps and as always, you can ask and know that somebody on the other end is listening.
      Take care, …

  • herm lucas
    February 15, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Excellent video, I just recently bought a used Hd16 and I love it. I’m still figuring stuff out but I have finished my first 10 song cd and I’m very pleased with how it turned out. Thanks for your video’s.

    • Mark
      March 25, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      I really like mine as well. If you need any assistance, I will help if I can…

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