Designed for the location-sound recordist, the F-Control from Zoom is a mixing control surface designed for the F8 and F4 multitrack field recorders. It creates a complete and professional audio rig that offers a broad spectrum of creative possibilities with complete control over sound design and mixing.
The interface provides nine 60mm 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.
Additional controls include Track Scene Edit buttons, which provide shortcut commands to Track Name, Scene Increment, Scene Name, Notes, and False Take. The unit connects to the F8/F4 recorder via USB for a seamless and uncluttered setup, while an additional USB port lets you connect an external keyboard to quickly enter metadata while out in the field. An included 1/4? stereo cable connects the F8/F4 phone out to F-Control?s phone in, so you can monitor audio via F-Control?s headphone jack.
The durable metal chassis is robust enough to go anywhere and is small and light enough to fit into gear bags and backpacks. The F-Control can be powered by an optional DC power supply or via the included four AA batteries. Additionally, the unit can be USB-powered when using the F4 (not available with the F8). The F-Control ships with a stereo audio cable and a USB cable.
11.8 x 10.3 x 3.1 in
Faders: 9 x 2.4? / 60.0 mm Trim/Pan Knobs: 8 Active Track: 8 buttons Pre-Fade Listen: 8 User Buttons: 3 Dedicated Function Buttons: Scene Inc, Scene Name, Note, Track Name, False Take, and Time Code (TC) Transport Controls: Play/Pause, Rec, REW, Stop, FF Headphone Knob: Volume control Output Button: Toggles L/R, Main, and Sub Menu: Button and endless encoder
Display & Indicators
Channels: 8 x 12-segment LED display Main Output: Stereo 12-segment LED display
To F Series: USB Type-A Keyboard: USB Type-A Headphone In: 1/4? / 6.35 mm unbalanced stereo phone Headphone Out: 1/4? / 6.35 mm unbalanced stereo phone 9-16 VDC IN: HIROSE HR10A-7R-4S 4-pin connector (1 pin: ?, 4 pin: +)
4 x AA size (LR6) batteries External Power Supply: 9-16 VDC
Battery Operation Time
When using 8 channels at once, LED Brightness = 60, without keyboard Alkaline Batteries: 8.5 hours or more NiMH (2450 mAh): 10 hours or more Lithium Batteries: 18 hours or more
Dimensions (W x D x H)
9.6 x 7.1 x 1.8? / 243.8 x 180.6 x 45.7 mm
2.2 lb / 1.0 kg (without batteries)