Bundled together by B&H for your convenience, this Zoom F8n Multitrack Field Recorder Kit provides you with the aforementioned field recorder and the Zoom F-Control, a remote control in a mixer form factor. Among other distinguishing features, the F8n sports look-ahead limiters that eliminate clipping, eight XLR inputs with +75 dB of gain, and the ability to record up to 10 tracks of audio simultaneously. The F-Control sports nine faders (eight for channels and one for the master) in a durable metal chassis.
Zoom F8n 8-Input / 10-Track Multitrack Field Recorder
Capture every location recording cleanly and redundantly with the Zoom F8n, a sound bag–friendly, multitrack field recorder with look-ahead limiters for distortion-free 24-bit audio, and up to 8-input / 10-track recording for professional and enthusiast applications on set and in the field. Like other F-Series recorders such as the F4 and F6, you can slide it in a sound bag, sling it over your shoulder, or mount it to a camera; the F8n packs quantity and quality into a rugged frame that's more than ready for filmmaking, production/location sound mixing, sound effects recording, and electronic news gathering (ENG).From the large, informative color display and user-friendly controls to the flexible powering options and precision time code functionality, the F8n is properly equipped to please novices and demanding veterans alike. Whether you need long-duration stereo recording for an interview, redundant capture of multi-mic setups for a video shoot, or Ambisonics sound files for virtual reality and 360-audio projects, the F8n has the modes, resolutions, and media support to handle your crucial audio tasks. Plus, its operational versatility ensures that the F8n will always enhance your workflow, be it simple, complex, or always changing. You can feel confident using it as your main recorder, a USB audio interface for your dedicated computer rig, or a backup unit for added safety. Since it supports dual SD card recording, 4-channel safety recording, and 6-second pre-recording, you can stop worrying about losing takes.
Look-Ahead Limiters Prevent Clipping
Configurable Recording Settings for Any Situation
Versatile Multitrack Modes
Audio Interface Functionality
Ambisonics Support for VR, AR, and 360-Audio
Studio-Quality Performance for Discerning Professionals
Zoom Mic Capsule Input
Headphone and Balanced Line Outputs for Flexible Routing and Monitoring
With a transparent and high-output 100mW headphone amplifier tied to a dedicated 1/4" stereo output, the F8n provides clean, efficient monitoring of pre- or post-fader levels, independent left/right signals, and alerts for battery and recording status.
Precision Time Code and Synchronization Features
Efficient Remote Control Options
For convenient wireless remote control from an iOS mobile device, use the free F-Control app to quickly monitor and tweak levels, operate transport controls, add metadata, and more.
Power for Hours
Multifunction Mini-USB Port
Highly Visible Display
Zoom AutoMix Software Reduces Ambient Noise
Compact, Portable, and Durable
Metadata for Simplified Post Production
Built-In Slate Function and Tone Generator
Zoom F-Control for F8n, F8, F6, and F4 Multitrack Field Recorders
Designed for the location sound recordist, the F-Control from Zoom is a mixing control surface designed for the F8n, F8, F6, and F4 multitrack field recorders. It creates a complete and professional audio rig that offers a broad spectrum of creative possibilities with complete control over sound design and mixing.
The interface provides nine 60mm faders (eight + Master) and hands-on input/output control for trim, pan, and track arming. Monitoring channel and output levels is simple with 12-segment LED meters, three user-programmable buttons, and a dedicated timecode button.
Additional controls include Track Scene Edit buttons which provide shortcut commands to Track Name, Scene Increment, Scene Name, Notes, and False Take. The unit connects to the F8/F4 recorder via USB for a seamless and uncluttered setup, while an additional USB port lets you connect an external keyboard to quickly enter metadata while out in the field. An included 1/4" stereo cable connects the F8/F4 phone out to F-Control's phone in, so you can monitor audio via F-Control's headphone jack.
The durable metal chassis is robust enough to go anywhere, and yet small and light enough to fit into gear bags and backpacks. The F-Control can be powered by an optional DC power supply or via the included four AA batteries. Additionally, the unit can be USB-powered when using the F4 (not available with the F8). The F-Control ships with a stereo audio cable and a USB cable.
- Nine faders (eight + Master), each 60mm
- 1/4" headphone jack
- USB port for external keyboard connection
- Hands-on input/output control for trim, pan, and track arming
- 12-segment LED meters for monitoring channel and output levels
- Dedicated timecode buttons
- Track Scene edit buttons: Shortcut commands to Track Name, Scene Increment, Scene Name, Notes, and False Take screens
- Power options: 4 x AA batteries, 4-pin Hirose connector with external battery pack, and USB bus power via the F4 (not available with the F8)
- Durable metal chassis
- Compatible with Zoom F8n, F8, F6, and F4 multitrack field recorders