What's in the Box
- Zoom F-Control for F8 and F4 Multitrack Field Recorders
- 4.9' / 1.5 m Stereo Cable
- 4.9' / 1.5 m USB Cable
- (4) x AA Batteries
- Limited 1-Year Warranty
The Zoom F-Control is an essential piece of gear for everyone who uses an F8 or F4 Multitrack Field Recorder. With F-Control, you can have total command of your recording experience.
F-Control is a mixing control surface that gives filmmakers more control and flexibility when recording in the field. It works alongside the Zoom F8 and F4 to create a complete and professional on-location audio rig.
Designed for the location-sound recordist, the F-Control from Zoom is a mixing control surface designed for the F8 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 time-code 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 is 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.
Maximize Your F8 and F4
F-Control works intuitively with the F8 and F4 to give you additional mastery over sound design and mixing, as well as broaden your creative possibilities. It connects to your F8 or F4 with a single USB cable, so you can keep your setup clutter-free and be ready to record in seconds.
Recording Essentials at Your Fingertips
F-Control makes recording and mixing easy with nine 60 mm faders (eight + Master) and hands-on input/output control for trim, pan, track arming, and PFL. Monitoring channel and output levels is simple with 12-segment LED meters, three user-programmable buttons, and a dedicated time code button.
You can also organize recordings using the Track Scene edit buttons for metadata entry. F-Control gives you the option to connect an external USB keyboard so you can enter information for “Track Name”, “Scene Increment”, “Scene Name”, “Notes”, and “False Take.”
Connect Your Field Recording Gear
Connect your F8 or F4 to F-Control via one of two USB ports. The Keyboard USB port lets you connect an external keyboard so you can quickly enter metadata when you’re out in the field.
A 1/4” stereo cable connects the F8 or F4 headphone out to F-Control's headphone in, so you can monitor audio via F-Control’s headphone jack.
Power Anywhere You Go
F-Control has two main power options: four AA batteries (for up to 9 hours of operation) or power it with a 4-pin HIROSE connector with an external battery pack. An additional USB bus power option is available when using the F4 (not available with the F8).
Built For the Toughest Productions
Its metal chassis makes F-Control suitable for all production locations. Plus, the F-Control is small and light enough to fit into your gear bag or backpack, so you can take it on any shoot.
Take Charge of Your Creativity
F-Control takes sound recording and mixing to the next level. Its simple and hands-on design gives you complete authority over your workflow, so you can fully focus on capturing great audio.
- 9 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 time-code 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 F8 and F4 Multitrack Field Recorders
|Controls||Faders: 9 x 2.4" / 60.0 mm
Trim/Pan Knobs: 8
Active Track: 8 buttons
Pre-Fade Listen: 8
User Buttons: 3
Dedicated Function Buttons: Scene Inc, Scene Name, Note, Track Name, False Take, and Time Code (TC)
Transport Controls: Play/Pause, Rec, REW, Stop, FF
Headphone Knob: Volume control
Output Button: Toggles L/R, Main, and Sub
Menu: Button and endless encoder
|Display & Indicators||Channels: 8 x 12-segment LED display
Main Output: Stereo 12-segment LED display
|Connectors||To F Series: USB Type-A
Keyboard: USB Type-A
Headphone In: 1/4" / 6.35 mm unbalanced stereo phone
Headphone Out: 1/4" / 6.35 mm unbalanced stereo phone
9-16 VDC IN: HIROSE HR10A-7R-4S 4-pin connector (1 pin: −, 4 pin: +)
|Power Requirements||(4) x AA size (LR6) batteries
External Power Supply: 9-16 VDC
|Power Consumption||2.5 W|
|Battery Operation Time||When using 8 channels at once, LED Brightness = 60, without keyboard
Alkaline Batteries: 8.5 hours or more
NiMH (2450 mAh): 10 hours or more
Lithium Batteries: 18 hours or more
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||9.6 x 7.1 x 1.8" / 243.8 x 180.6 x 45.7 mm|
|Weight||2.2 lb / 1.0 kg (without batteries)|