Zoom Introduces the F8n MultiTrack Field Recorder



Zoom has introduced the Zoom F8n MultiTrack Field Recorder. It is a recorder you can depend on every day. Zoom describes it as “Some make sound. Others make history.”

When developing the F8n, it was our mission to provide every sound professional with the tools to create something exceptional. With features such as Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters, Zoom AudioMix, and mic/line options for both XLR and TRS inputs, the F8n is the next generation of professional field recording.

Features include:

Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters: The F8n is equipped with Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters that provide overload protection no mater what comes your way. By adding a 1 millisecond delay, the limiters “look ahead” anticipating clipping before it’s recorded. Limiting is applied to each of the 8 channels simultaneously at full resolution, with 10 to 20 dB of headroom to ensure pristine audio on every take.

Mic Preamps: The F8n features a super-low noise floor (-127 dBu EIN) and high gain (up to 75 dB). Mic/line levels are selectable for both XLR and TRS inputs.

Zoom AutoMix: Meet your new assistant sound director, the Zoom AutoMix. This smart software automatically adjusts the levels of your mix to reduce the ambient sound, so you can focus on what really matters – capturing a well-balanced mix.

State-of-the-Art Time Code: The F8n utilizes Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) that generates time code 0.2 ppm accuracy, enabling rock-solid syncing of audio and video. When powered off, F8n will maintain up to 0.2 ppm accuracy. Time code I/O is provided on BNC connectors.

Simultaneous-Recording: The F8n can record to an SD card and your computer via USB simultaneously. For use during livestreaming, file back-up and more. And you can easily back up your files and stream live while recording.

Dual SD Card Recording: Record simultaneously on two SD/SDHC/SDXC cards, up to 512 GB each, allowing for redundant recording.

Three Power Sources: A 4-pin Hirose connector allows the use of external 9-18 volt DC battery packs. Power can also be provided by 8 AA batteries or the AD-19 AC adapter included with your device. The F8n can switch power sources at a user-defined voltage level for uninterrupted recording.

Dual-Channel Recording: The F8n dual-channel recording mode allows you to create safety tracks by doubling up the recordings from inputs 1-4 onto tracks 5-8. Tracks can be recorded independently, allowing you to customize each safety track with different gain, limiting, and more.

Pre-Record: The pre-record function allows you to capture up to 6 seconds of audio before you hit the RECORD button.


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