High-end multi-track field recorder for location recording. The Zoom F8N is perfect for capturing on-location audio for professional audio/visual applications. The F8N includes eight input channels in total, each with high-end microphone preamps. The mic pres provide a super low-noise floor and high gain for optimal audio fidelity.Add to kit list
8-Channel Multitrack Audio Recorder & Mixer
The F8N is the perfect companion for any audio/visual professional. The 8-channel design allows you to capture multiple microphone recordings at once. The 8 discrete inputs featuring Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors with integrated locking. The locks ensure your microphone will not come out, even under demanding conditions. This ensures you capture the perfect take every time. The XLR/TRS combo inputs can be used for a variety of mics from condensers to booms and everything in between. This makes it ideal for professional work, allowing you to connect multiple mics for high-end audio.
It is also capable of recording 360-audio with the F8n’s Ambisonics mode. This mode features A and B decoding as well as a customised metering screen. This allows you to create immersive sound, providing a versatile sound stage that puts the listener in the middle of your sound.
Premium-Grade Mic Preamps
Accompanying the 8 discrete inputs are high-end mic pres. The F8N’s custom microphone preamps feature a super-low noise floor. This provides optimised audio fidelity, eliminating any hiss from connected mics. The high gain (up to 75dB) allows you to record high-level sources, ideal for location recording where levels can reach high volumes. The mic/line levels are also a selectable for both the XLR and TRS inputs.
Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters
One of the most unique features is the advanced look-ahead hybrid limiters. These custom limiters provide overload protection, no matter the source. The limiter works by adding a 1 millisecond delay. This eliminates clipping before its recorded, ensuring you capture the perfect take. The limiter is available for all 8 channels simultaneously. It provides 10 to 20dB of headroom, which is highly useful when it comes to mixing and mastering audio.
Integrated High-Pass Filter, Phase Invert & Mid-Side Decoder
You can also shape your sound before post-production using the handy integrated controls. Accompanying the hybrid limiters is a high-quality high-pass filter. This is included to reduce the sound of wind and unwanted outside noise. Phase inversion and mid-side decoding is also included for maximum compatibility and performance value.
Versatile File Formats & Meta Data
The F8N boasts support for class-leading audio formats. The F8N record in BWF-compatible WAV format, ranging up to 24-bit resolution for maximum accuracy. The sample rates range up to 192kHz. You can also record in MP3, with a selectable bit rate ranging between 128 and 320 kbps. Metadata entry is available, allowing you to input a track name, scene names notes and more for various takes.
AutoMix™ and Time Coding
The custom AutoMix technology is a virtual sound editor. The AutoMix software adjusts your levels automatically, helping to reduce ambient noise for a well-balanced mix.
Time coding has also been taken to the next level. The F8N includes a Temperature Compensated Cyrstal Oscillator (XCO) generating a time code at 0.2ppm for unparalled accuracy.
Compact Design With Backlit LCD Screen
The compact and highly robust design makes the F8N highly portable. The highly durable chassis is reinforced with metal places with integrated handles. This ensures it can withstand the wear and tear of live location recording. It features a dedicated headphone with front-panel volume control for quick and easy monitoring. The 2.4-inch full-colour backlit LCD screen provides all the vital information on your settings, even in low-light conditions.
The unit is also compatible with Zoom microphone capsules. The dedicated PFL display provides viewable trim settings at glance. The field recorder also doubles up as a 8-in/4-out USB audio interface, recording at 96kHz. Additionally, you can squire the free Zomm F8 Control App for iOS for wireless control.