ZOOM FRC8 F-CONTROL Control Surface for F8 and F4 Multi-track Field Recorders

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ZOOM FRC8 F-CONTROL Control Surface for F8 and F4 Multi-track Field Recorders

The ZOOM FRC8 F-CONTROL is a control surface designed to be used with Zoom’s F4 and F8 multi-track field recorders.
For Location Sound Recordists and Audio Engineers, the F-Control creates a complete and professional audio rig that provides a broad spectrum of creative possibilities with complete control over sound design and mixing.

o Control Surface for the Zoom F8 and F4 Multi Track Field Recorders
o 9 x 60mm faders (eight + Master)
o 6.3mm (1/4″) Stereo Headphone jack
o USB port for external keyboard connection
o Hands-on input/output control for trim, pan and track arming
o 12-segment LED meters for monitoring channel and output levels
o Dedicated time code buttons
o Track Scene edit buttons: Shortcut commands to Track Name, Scene Increment, Scene Name, Notes and False Take screens
o 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)
o Rugged metal chassis
o Exclusive TWO Year Warranty

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.

Maximise 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 6.3mm (1/4”) stereo cable connects the F8 or F4 headphone out to F-Control’s headphone in, allowing you to 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 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).

Built For the Toughest Locations

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.



o Faders: 9 x 60mm Faders
o Trim/Pan Knobs: 8
o Active Track: 8 buttons
o Pre-Fade Listen: 8
o User Buttons: 3
o Dedicated Function Buttons: Scene Inc, Scene Name, Note, Track Name, False Take, and Time Code (TC)
o Transport Controls: Play/Pause, Rec, REW, Stop, FF
o Headphone Knob: Volume control
o Output Button: Toggles L/R, Main, and Sub
o Menu: Button and endless encoder


o Channels: 8 x 12-segment LED display
o Main Output: Stereo 12-segment LED display


o To F Series: USB Type-A
o Keyboard: USB Type-A
o Headphone In: 6.35mm (1/4″) unbalanced stereo phono
o Headphone Out: 6.35mm (1/4″) unbalanced stereo phono
o 9-16 VDC IN: HIROSE HR10A-7R-4S 4-pin connector (PIN 1: negative / PIN 4: positive)


o 4 x AA size (LR6) batteries
o External Power Supply: 9-16 VDC


o Power Consumption: 2.5 W


When using 8 channels at once, LED Brightness = 60, without keyboard
o Alkaline Batteries: 8.5 hours or more
o NiMH (2450 mAh): 10 hours or more
o Lithium Batteries: 18 hours or more


o Dimensions: W243.8 x D180.6 x H45.7 mm (9.6 x 7.1 x 1.8″)
o Weight: 1.0 kg (2.2 lb) without batteries

ZOOM FRC8 Included Accessories

o 1 x 1.5m stereo cable
o 1 x 1.5m USB cable
o 4 x AA batteries

Weight2 kg
Dimensions29 × 26 × 7.5 cm