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Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder Bundle W/ FRC-8 F-Series Remote Controller

    Get An Affordable Bundle With Everything You Need To Get Started Field Recording - The Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder Bundle W/ FRC-8 F-Series Remote Controller


    Advances in video have made filmmaking accessible to creators everywhere. But the accessibility of professional audio devices has not kept pace. Field recorders, with essential features such as time code, have been unobtainable for most. Until now.

    The Zoom F8 Field Recorder is made for serious filmmakers and sound designers. 

    With 8-input/10-track recording, super low-noise preamps, and support for 24-bit/192kHz audio, the Zoom F8 captures the highest-quality audio.

    Mic pre's

    Outfitted with our finest mic preamps to date, the Zoom F8 features an extremely low noise floor (−127 dBu EIN) and high gain (up to 75 dB), with +4 dB line inputs.

    High-resolution audio and advanced limiters

    The Zoom F8 can record at 24-bit/192 kHz resolution and is equipped with onboard limiters designed to provide overload protection. Limiting can be applied to all 8 channels simultaneously at full resolution, with 10 dB of headroom and controls for setting threshold, attack, and release.

    Time code with pinpoint accuracy

    The Zoom F8’s time code is state-of-the-art. It utilizes a precision oscillator that generates time code at 0.2 ppm accuracy, enabling rock-solid syncing of audio and video.

    The Zoom F8 supports all standard dropframe and non-drop formats, and can jam sync to time code being provided by external devices. An input and output are provided on standard BNC connectors, enabling easy integration into any rig.

    Weight and build

    The Zoom F8 is not only versatile and feature rich, it is the smallest field recorder with eight XLR combo preamps ever made. Weighing just 2.1 pounds (without batteries), its aluminum chassis is both rugged and durable.


    Sound professionals sometimes work in dusty, hard-to-see environments. Level meters with adjustable brightness and its 2.4 inch full-color backlit LCD (which can be set to monochrome mode), make the Zoom F8 easy to use in any environment — from low-light to direct sunlight.

    File formats, resolution, and sample rates

    The Zoom F8 records in BWF-compatible WAV format at 16 or 24-bit resolution, and at any standard sample rate up to 192 kHz. When recording files in MP3 format, you can choose bit rates of 128, 192, or 320 kbps.

    For more detailed specifications please download the spec sheet from the details tab.


    F-Control is a mixing control surface that gives filmmakers more power 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 field recorder 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, 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.

    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 phone out to F-Control’s phone 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 10 hours of operation) and 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 give you complete authority over your workflow, so you can fully focus on capturing great audio.