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Mix and Record F-Control Mixing Control Surface for the Zoom F8 and F4

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.

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.

Hands-On Design, Better Workflow

 

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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured: Andrew Jones, Location Sound Mixer

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.

 

Featured: Paula Fairfield, Sound Designer/Sound Effects Editor

Features at a
Glance

  • 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

Accessories

What's Included: 

  • 1.5m stereo cable
  • 1.5m USB cable
  • 4 x AA batteries

Media

Video

Zoom F-Control: Introduction

A look at the major features and functions of the Zoom F-Control, a mixing control surface for the Zoom F8 and F4. 

Downloads

Specs

Power Requirements:

AA size (LR6) battery x 4
External DC power supply 9–16 V

Battery Operation Time:

<When using 8 channels at once, LED Brightness=60, without keyboard>
Alkaline batteries: 8.5 hours or more
NiMH (2450mAh): 12 hours or more
Lithium batteries: 16.5 hours or more

Connectors:

TO F Series: USB (Type A)
Keyboard: USB (Type A)
From F-Series Headphone: 1/4" unbalanced stereo phone
Headphone: 1/4" unbalanced stereo phone
9-16V DC IN: HIROSE HR10A-7R-4S 4-pin connector (1 pin: −, 4 pin: +)

Power Consumption:

2.5 W

Dimensions:

9.6 in (W) x 7.11 in (D) x 1.8 in (H)

Weight:

2.16 lbs (without batteries)