The Zoom f-control is a mixing control surface for Zoom F8 and F4 multitrack field recorders. With a portable design, hands-on controls, and versatile editing functions, f-control gives filmmakers total command over their sound mixing and design experience
From the manufacturer
In the box
The F-Control comes with:
- 1.5 m stereo cable
- 1.5 m USB cable
- 4 x AA batteries
Mixing Control Surface for the Zoom F8 and F4
If you’re a location sound recordist, sound designer, or filmmaker who uses a Zoom F8 or F4 in the field, the all-new Zoom F-Control is about to make your job a whole lot easier. F-Control is a hands-on, versatile mixing control surface that works intuitively with your F8 or F4 to make on-location sound mixing simple.
- 9 faders (8 + Master), each 60mm
- 2 USB ports for connecting to F4/F8 and external keyboard
- Hands-on input/output control for trim, pan, and track arming
- 12-segment LED meters for monitoring channel and output levels
- Track Scene edit buttons: Shortcut commands to “Track Name”, “Scene Increment”, “Scene Name”, “Notes”, and “False Take” screens
Create a Complete On-Location Audio Rig
F-Control connects to your F4 or F8 with a single USB cable, so you can keep your setup clutter-free and be ready to record in seconds.
Easy Mixing and Recording
F-Control has nine 60 mm faders (eight + Master) and hands-on input/output control for trim, pan, track arming, and PFL. There are also a dedicated time code button, 12-segment LED meters, and three user-programmable buttons for monitoring channel and output levels.
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.
A Sleek Yet Durable Design
F-Control’s sleek and durable metal chassis is suitable for an array of production environments. Plus, it has tactile knobs and controls to streamline your mixing workflow.
Organization at Your Fingertips
You can organize recordings using the “Track Scene” edit buttons for metadata entry. By simply connecting an external USB keyboard, you can enter information for “Track Name”, “Scene Increment”, “Scene Name”, “Notes”, and “False Take.”
Power Anywhere You Go
TheThere are 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).
Great with F6This works great with Zoom F6 even though it’s not listed in the description.Comes with USB-mini cable, and 1/4″ trs cable … Doesn’t fit F6 so make sure you have a USB-C to USB-A cable and 1/4″ to 3.5mm trs cable.I use it with a wireless pocket keyboard to type file names. Works great. (I have the Rii mwk02+, but I think most will work as long as it has a USB dongle and doesn’t require a lot of power).Minus 1 star because AA battery slot is mostly closed. AA batteries always always always leak acid eventually on me, and there is no way to clean the negative battery contact in this without completely taking it apart.Overall, a little over priced, but nice to have for stationary recording, or configuring before a shoot. Wish it could connect to recorder wirelessly with the wireless dongle that zoom already makes.
AC adaptation is a challenge for F8 usersBigger nobs, faders, meters, smart layout, etc. All great. However, contrary to common beliefs via Amazon Q&A, the mixer does not come with an AC adapter, the F8 does not supply power to the mixer via USB. Solution: Buy an AD-19 adapter & DCH-1 extension cable if you want AC.
Brian W. –
Just buy itHits way above its weight! I used this in a very harsh environment, outdoors, to control the mixer which was safely sealed up in a dry bag to protect from the elements. It got a little beat up, but it never let me down. If you’re here even considering it, just buy it. It will help your workflow.
Excellent companion for the F*nThe FRC-8 is a “must have” addition to Zoom’s F8n. The F8n is fully functional on its own but the FRC-8 makes it a lot easier, especially if you have larger hands. Highly recommended.
Love it!A super addition to my F8! This makes location sound recording flawless. Plug in a keyboard and create notes, scene names, takes easily. Love this thing!
Amazon Customer –
Make a terrific recorder betterWorth it for the ability to attach a keyboard and type in meta data alone. Well built, well thought out and portable. Make a terrific recorder better.
Michael Haney –
A must have…A must have for your 8 channel Zoom recorder
Serious Sound MixingWorks as advertised. Simplifies the operation of the F8. A must have for larger productions.
Raimundo Correa –
excelente complementoLlego muy rápido, es justo como se describe… ideal con mi f4
Clare Butterfield Elsey –
Excellent and was exactly what I needed.Really nice console.Smooth to use and buttons in good condition.