Zoom F6 6-Input / 14-Track Multitrack Field Recorder Kit with K-Tek Stingray F6 Bag

Zoom F6 6-Input / 14-Track Multitrack Field Recorder Kit with K-Tek Stingray F6 Bag
Key Features
  • Includes Zoom F6 Field Recorder
  • Includes K-Tek KSF6 Stingray Zoom F6 Bag
Bundled by B&H for your convenience, this Zoom F6 6-Input / 14-Track Multitrack Field Recorder Kit pairs the Zoom F6 with a K-Tek carrying bag tailor-made for the F6.
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Zoom F6 Overview

Bundled by B&H for your convenience, this Zoom F6 6-Input / 14-Track Multitrack Field Recorder Kit pairs the Zoom F6 with a K-Tek carrying bag tailor-made for the F6.

Zoom F6 6-Input / 14-Track Multitrack Field Recorder

Forget about digital clipping and focus on the shot with the Zoom F6, an ultra-compact, multitrack field recorder with 32-bit float technology for distortion-free dynamic range, and up to 14 tracks of simultaneous recording for professional and enthusiast applications on set and in the field. Slide it in a sound bag, sling it over your shoulder, or mount it to a camera; the F6 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 timecode functionality, the F6 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 F6 has the modes, resolutions, and media support to handle your crucial audio tasks.Plus, its operational versatility ensures that the F6 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.

32-Bit Float Recording Avoids Digital Clipping

The F6 is designed to handle the reality of real-world dynamics. Since source levels can change unexpectedly, you need a system that can capture everything from pin-drop quiet to roaring loud without compromise or clipping. With 32-bit float resolution and dual-path A/D converters, the F6 delivers immense dynamic range to cover the audible spectrum with ease. Digital clipping is a thing of the past.

Configurable Recording Settings for Any Situation

The F6 boasts a slew of recording modes and resolutions to choose from—record all six inputs at a maximum resolution of 192 kHz in 24-bit linear or 32-bit float, or (thanks to Zoom's dual-path A/D converters) record them simultaneously in at up to 96 kHz in 24-bit and 32-bit float while printing a stereo mix.

Versatile Multitrack Modes

Maximize portability by recording directly to an SD/SDHC/SDXC card (available separately) for up to 512GB of storage space. Select MP3 format if you're only recording the stereo mix and really need extended time and minimal file size. Using the BWF-compliant WAV format for uncompressed audio quality and industry-standard file compatibility, you can run the F6 in 6-track mode (six inputs recorded in 24-bit or 32-bit float), or 14-track mode (six inputs recorded in 24-bit and 32-bit float, plus a stereo mix). Or select Ambisonics mode to capture four channels of Ambisonics-compatible audio and have two channels to spare for traditional mics.

Audio Interface Functionality

Alternatively, use the F6 as a 6-in/4-out USB 2.0 audio interface at up to 24-bit / 96 kHz. Connect it to your computer, launch your preferred audio recording program, then enjoy the combination of the F6's premium mic preamps and A/D converters, plus the familiarity and features of your favorite software. For safe, redundant recording at up to 48 kHz, it is possible to operate the F6 as an audio interface while recording to an SD card.

Ambisonics Support for VR, AR, and 360-Audio

The F6's Ambisonics mode offers precision A-to-B decoding and balanced gain linking, enabling you to capture professional spatial audio for VR (Virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality), and more. Even while using the first four channels for Ambisonics recording, you can utilize channels 5-6 for other signals such as boom and lav mics. Download the free Zoom Ambisonics Player software to access user-friendly decoding and editing functions for your 360-audio.

Studio-Quality Performance for Discerning Professionals

The F6 can accommodate all manner of condenser microphones as well as balanced line-level signals via six locking Neutrik 3-pin XLR inputs. Six studio-quality microphone preamps boasting massive gain (up to 75 dB) and ultra-low noise (-127 dBu EIN) ensure that your sound sources will be amplified with sonic accuracy. Select mic/line-level per input, apply 24 or 48 VDC phantom power per input, adjust each input via a dedicated level knob, and handle hot signal levels (up to +4 dBu in mic mode, or up to +24 dBu in line mode).

Hybrid Limiters Prevent Overloading for 24-Bit Mode

In 24-bit recording mode, the F6 utilizes advanced look-ahead hybrid limiters to provide reliable protection against overloading the A/D converters. By adding a small delay of just one millisecond, the limiters are able to look-ahead at the input signal and anticipate clipping before it's recorded.

Line and Headphone Outputs for Flexible Routing and Monitoring

To use the F6 as a field mixer, simply connect its 3.5mm stereo line output into your camera, DSLR, mixer, or secondary recorder. Your audio mix will be fed through the unbalanced line, ready to be recorded.

With a transparent and high-output 100mW headphone amplifier tied to a 3.5mm stereo output, the F6 provides clean, efficient monitoring of pre- or post-fader levels and alerts for battery and recording status.

Precision Timecode and Synchronization Features

Whether you keep the F6 powered on all day, or shut it down during breaks, rock-solid sync with video cameras, master timecode clocks, or additional audio recorders will be maintained. Accurate synchronization is made possible with the F6's high-end timecode features. A 3.5mm TRS mini jack is dedicated for timecode I/O, and a Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) boasts super stable timecode accuracy to ±0.2 ppm. You can even jam sync the F6 when constant external timecode isn't present.

Efficient Remote Control Options

If you need extensive external control, Zoom has you covered. For fast and fluid hands-on remote control, the Zoom F-Control (available separately) is ideal. It features smooth 60mm faders, plus tactile controls for trim, pan, arming tracks, transport operations, and more.

For convenient wireless remote control from an iOS mobile device, connect a Zoom BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter (available separately), then use the free F-Control app to quickly monitor and tweak levels, operate transport controls, add metadata, and more.

Power for Hours

To keep up with the pace of on-location production, the F6 offers several methods of powering. Operate it via four included AA batteries or a Sony L-Series type battery (available separately), power it through a USB Type-C connection, or plug it into a wall outlet with the Zoom AD-17 AC adapter (available separately). With up to 16.5 hours of battery life (AA lithium batteries, 16-bit / 48 kHz, 2-channel recording to SD card), you can rely on the F6 hour after hour.

Multifunction USB Type-C Port for Power or Audio

A USB Type-C port on the F6 serves several functions. Use it to hook up a power source, or connect a computer for file backup or live audio streaming.

Highly Visible Display

Day or night, view vital information such as audio levels, recording time, battery status, and more on the 1.54" full-color backlit LCD, which also offers a monochromatic mode. Transport controls and navigation buttons are presented nearby for sound bag-friendly, hassle-free operations.

Zoom AutoMix Software Reduces Ambient Noise

Let Zoom's AutoMix function simplify your job. This smart software automatically adjusts the levels of your mix to reduce the amount of ambient sound, so you can focus on capturing a well-balanced mix. Since you turn AutoMix on/off for each channel, you have complete control over where you want AutoMix to work.

Ultra-Compact, Portable, and Durable

The rugged build quality and compact size make the F6 an excellent choice for location recording on set and in the field. It's equally well suited for placement in an audio bag or a camera-mounted configuration.

Metadata for Simplified Post Production

Add metadata such as notes and track/scene names in BWF and iXML formats to easily catalog your files in preparation for loading them into your video or audio editing workstation. Make it a habit to make organization and collaboration in post-production easy.

Includes Extras

The F6 includes not only four AA batteries, but also a camera-mount adapter, and download codes for Cubase LE and WaveLab LE, ensuring that you can get started right away regardless of your workflow.
UPC: 884354020804

K-Tek KSF6 Stingray Bag for Zoom F6

The KSF6 Stingray Bag from K-Tek is the latest Stingray bag for the Zoom F6 Mixer/Recorder (sold separately), now slightly redesigned to offer a clear viewing shield. It can be used as a protective case and a versatile carrier for common audio applications. Featuring easy access with dual zippers that encircle each side panel to fully reveal inputs, outputs, and controls, the KSF6 bag's bottom flap also opens wide to access the internal battery packs on the bottom of the device, and a large buckle safely snaps the bottom closed. The clear viewing shield offers light weather protection while allowing you to see the display.

This bag can be carried over the shoulder or worn around the body with the integrated waist belt/shoulder strap that is adjustable for various sizes. In addition, the breathable material is comfortably padded and offers two MOLLE rigging points to hold your additional accessories. For tabletop operation, a built-in adjustable kickstand enables easy control of the interface and comfortable viewing, whether you choose to sit down or stand up.

The KSF6 Stingray bag is built with an integrated frame for stability and protection. The multilayer walls offer exterior durability, and the soft orange high-contrast interior provides extra padding and makes it easy to visually separate the bag from the recorder. Inside, wide touch-tap straps hold the F6 for solid support.

This latest version adds a removable clear viewing shield with a hook-and-loop fastener for light weather protection
Integrated frame for more stability and protection
Integrated comfortable waist belt that is also usable as a shoulder strap
Access openings to all connecting points of the mixer/recorder
Integrated kickstand for tabletop use (for workstation-style working)
MOLLE straps for extra attachment options (e.g. Stingray Gizmo Bags medium and small)
Wide touch-tab straps for solid attachment
UPC: 703669161371

Zoom F6 6-Input / 14-Track Multitrack Field Recorder Specs

Portable Recorder
Number of TracksWAV:
8 (6 Inputs + Stereo Mix)
Max Sample Rate/Resolution192 kHz / 32-Bit
Built-In SpeakerNone
DisplayColor LCD (Backlit)
Memory Card SupportSD, SDHC, SDXC (Up to 512 GB)
Internal StorageNone
Audio File FormatsBWF, MP3, WAV, iXML
Sample RatesWAV:
44.1 / 47.952 / 48 / 48.048 / 88.2 / 96 / 192 kHz
Bit Depth16 / 24 / 32-Bit
Bit Rates128 to 320 kb/s
Signal ProcessingLimiter
Frame Rates Supported23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 29.97 DF / 30 / 30 DF
Clock Accuracy±0.2 ppm (Timecode)
Recording TimeWAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
57.69 Mins per GB (Stereo)
WAV 192 kHz/24-Bit:
14.41 Mins per GB (Stereo)
Analog I/O6 x XLR 3-Pin Female Balanced Line/Mic Input (Lockable)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
Digital I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Timecode In/Out
Phantom Power+24 / 48 V
Phantom Power Current≤ 10 mA per Channel
Host Connection1 x USB Type-C (I/O, USB 2.0)
Gain RangeMic Inputs:
+12 to +75 dB
Line Inputs:
+8 dB to +55 dB
Max Input LevelMic Inputs:
+4 dBu
Line Inputs:
+24 dBu
Max Output LevelLine Outputs:
+10 dBV
Headphone Output Power100 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
Dynamic RangeLine Outputs:
95 dB
Headphone Outputs:
108 dB
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
≥3 Kilohms
Line Inputs:
≥5 Kilohms
Line Outputs:
≤100 Ohms
Headphone Outputs:
≤15 Ohms
Timecode Input:
4.6 Kilohms
Timecode Output:
≤50 Ohms
EIN≤-127 dBu (A-Weighted)
Power OptionsBatteries or AC/DC Power Adapter
Battery Type4 x AA (Included)
1 x L Series (Not Included)
Approximate Battery LifeWAV 48 kHz/16-Bit:
7.5 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom Off, with Headphones)
10.5 Hours (NiMH, 2 Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom Off, with Headphones)
16.5 Hours (Lithium, 2 Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom Off, with Headphones)
WAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
5 Hours (Alkaline, All Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom Off, with Headphones)
7 Hours (NiMH, All Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom Off, with Headphones)
10.5 Hours (Lithium, All Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom Off, with Headphones)
WAV 192 kHz/24-Bit:
0.5 Hours (Alkaline, All Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom On, with Headphones)
1.5 Hours (NiMH, All Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom On, with Headphones)
3.5 Hours (Lithium, All Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom On, with Headphones)
AC/DC Power Adapter5 VDC (Not Included)
Dimensions3.9 x 2.5 x 4.7" / 100 x 62.9 x 119.8 mm
Weight1.2 lb / 530 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10 x 7.5 x 5"

K-Tek KSF6 Stingray Bag for Zoom F6 Specs

CompatibilityZoom F6
Interior Dimensions7.5 x 6.3 x 1.6" / 19 x 16 x 4.1 cm
Type of ClosureZipper
Carrying/Transport OptionsShoulder Strap
Exterior Dimensions7.7 x 6.5 x 3.2" / 19.6 x 16.5 x 8.1 cm
Weight0.98 lb / 0.44 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.985 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.45 x 8.65 x 4.7"
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can I send the audio signal out to an IFB so my ...

can I send the audio signal out to an IFB so my Director and Script Supervisor can hear what is being recorded?
Asked by: daniel
Yes, you can connect the AUX output to an IFB system.
Answered by: daniel
Date published: 2021-02-23

Can it be mounted on both the top and bottom of ...

Can it be mounted on both the top and bottom of the unit?
Asked by: Brent
The included camera mount would connect to the top of the of the Zoom F6, but there is a 1/4-20 inch threaded receiver on he bottom as well. This recorder could be mounted on top of a tripod. It is a bit heavy and large to be put on top of a camera.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2021-02-04

Can the F6 dual record onto 2 different SD cards ...

Can the F6 dual record onto 2 different SD cards so that if one were to corrupt you would still have the back up?
Asked by: Luke
It has only one card. You can run a line out of it’s 3.5mm stereo line output to your camera or another recorder for backup. Generally today’s SD cards are pretty reliable - I’ve never had any trouble. Another option would be to buy an f4 recorder - no 32 bit float, but it’s still an excellent recorder and it does have two SD card slots.
Answered by: EDWARD
Date published: 2021-01-12

HOW TO Set the sound mixer/recorder (ZOOM F6) to ...

HOW TO Set the sound mixer/recorder (ZOOM F6) to accept external word clock and timecode signals?
Asked by: Pramod
I don't think the F6 takes input of timecode. It generates a tone used for syncing. Honestly, I haven't owned it long enough and nothing I have accepts input for sync tone so I can't really tell you.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2020-12-30

Does this recorder can solo or mute channels to ...

Does this recorder can solo or mute channels to the headphones, while recording?
Asked by: Alejandro
Yes! There is a PFL function for each input that can be selected while recording.
Answered by: Jacob
Date published: 2020-11-17

Any suggestions on SD card capacity? Planning to ...

Any suggestions on SD card capacity? Planning to record three tracks plus a stereo track in 32-bit, recording for one hour, thanks.
Asked by: Matthew
The F6 can be used with SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards up to 512GB. You may like the SanDisk 256GB Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC Memory Card (B&H # SAEPSD256GB).
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2020-10-19

All of my current mics only have 3.5mm outputs. ...

All of my current mics only have 3.5mm outputs. Some powered and some aren't Can I use my mics with this if I use a 3.5mm to XLR adapter?
Asked by: Richard
This adapter can work for both powered and most non-powered 3.5mm mics B&H # ROVXLRP. However, please note that the non powered mics will require you to turn on the phantom power within the recorder. The adapter brings that 48v charge down to 3-5v plugin power to run the mic. As well, if using 3.5mm jack mics with locking threads used on wireless systems, this unit will work with mics wired for Sennheiser wireless.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-09-10

Can you adjust the gain for all channels at once?

Can you adjust the gain for all channels at once?
Asked by: Jonathan
Yes, you can use the Trim Link function.
Answered by: Zoom Customer Support
Date published: 2020-07-23
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