Zoom's F-Control Gives Location Sound Recordists More Flexibility to Mix and Record in the Field
A portable mixing control surface that works with Zoom’s F8 and F4 to provide additional sound mixing control
December 8, 2016 — Zoom Corporation today unveiled the new F-Control, a mixing control surface that works intuitively with Zoom’s F8 and F4 Multitrack Field Recorders. When paired with an F8 or F4, the F-Control creates a complete and professional audio rig, so location sound recordists can have total command of their recording experience.
The F-Control makes recording and mixing simple with nine faders (eight + Master) and hands-on input/output control for fader, trim/pan, and track arming. Adding to its ease of use are a dedicated time code button, 12-segment LED meters, and programmable buttons for monitoring channel and output levels.
When using the F-Control, recordings can be organized with Track Scene edit buttons. There’s also an option to connect an external USB keyboard to enter metadata for “Track Name”, “Scene Increment”, “Scene Name”, “Notes”, and “False Take.”
A second USB port allows for easy connection to an F8 or F4 via a USB cable. The F-Control also includes a ¼” headphone jack so you can connect headphones and monitor audio in the field.
A durable metal chassis makes the F-Control suitable for an array of production conditions. Additionally, the unit is sleek and lightweight enough to fit into a gear bag or backpack so you can take it on any shoot.
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