This Zoom F8n Pro & ORCA OR-28 Sound Bag Kit from B&H bundles together an 8-input / 10-track multitrack 32-bit field recorder with a compatible, durable field bag for your convenience.
The included F8n Pro is suitable for field sound mixing, videography, and VR. It lets you record up to 8 tracks of external sources plus a stereo mix at resolutions and sample rates up to 32-bit / 192 kHz, while monitoring your audio in headphones. The included field case is an ORCA OR-28 Mini Audio Bag with two positioning options for the recorder. The bag provides easy access to the recorder functions and can accommodate additional gear such as wireless transmitters, cables, and microphones.
Capture every location recording quickly and cleanly with the Zoom F8n Pro, a sound bag–friendly multitrack field recorder with 32-bit float technology for immense dynamic range that frees you from clipping and manual gain adjustments. Offering 8-input / 10-track recording, separate converters for quiet and loud sounds, and high-grade preamps with mic/line input switching, the F8n Pro 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.
From the large, informative color display and user-friendly controls to the flexible powering methods, remote control options, and precision time code functionality, the F8n Pro 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 Pro has the modes, resolutions, and media support to handle your crucial audio tasks.
- Separate A/D converters for low and high gain allow the F8n Pro to achieve equally impressive SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) performance for quiet and loud sounds.
- The 32-bit float WAV format can maintain the resolution at the time of recording, and even if normalization processing is performed after recording, the original sound is reproduced without deterioration.
- It can also be used as an 8-input / 4-output USB audio interface that supports 32-bit float resolution.
The pre-record function allows you to capture up to six seconds of audio before you hit the Record button, guaranteeing you never miss a take.
With a transparent and high-output 100mW per channel headphone amplifier tied to a dedicated 1/4" stereo output, the F8n Pro provides clean, efficient monitoring of pre- or post-fader levels, independent left/right signals, and alerts for battery and recording status.
For convenient wireless remote control from an iOS mobile device, use the free "F8 Control" app to quickly monitor and tweak levels, operate transport controls, add metadata, and more. An Android version of F8 Control is planned for release in 2022.
The Orca OR-28 is a carry bag intended for Zoom F8 field recorders, as well as the Zaxcom Max mixer, the Tascam DR70, and other compatible devices. It features an internal honeycomb frame which can securely hold your recorder/mixer, as well as other gear such as wireless transmitters.
The bag gives you a transparent TPU top for easy viewing; this top can be placed however you'd like to facilitate readability on the job. Additionally, the bag is accessible from six different angles, allowing you to access and arrange gear however you choose. Two pockets are on hand for ancillary gear, such as headsets, cables, and batteries. The OR-27 sports two handles, as well as an included shoulder strap.