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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2017, 01:01:02 PM »
Alright I give up.  How do you set it up to record stereo tracks?  I have ch 1/2 linked and 3/4 linked but it seems no matter what setting I pick I either get 4-track ply waves or dual-mono stereo tracks.  I want to record 2 stereo tracks, one of channels 1/2 and one of 3/4.  Do I have to unlink them?  Thanks

re: replacement knobs-- Has anyone looked into popping off the original knobs and designing one that connects to the pot directly?  It seems like the ones available now slide over the stock knobs, correct?
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2017, 09:47:30 PM »
It is really quite simple. In the REC menu, the first two items are Rec to SD1 and Rec to SD2. In those options, choose "mono/Stero WAV" and any tracks selected as stereo with record stereo WAVs. YOu can have different settings on each SD even.

Did you read the manual? It's on P 23.

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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2017, 01:06:21 AM »
Alright I give up.  How do you set it up to record stereo tracks?  I have ch 1/2 linked and 3/4 linked but it seems no matter what setting I pick I either get 4-track ply waves or dual-mono stereo tracks.  I want to record 2 stereo tracks, one of channels 1/2 and one of 3/4.  Do I have to unlink them?  Thanks

re: replacement knobs-- Has anyone looked into popping off the original knobs and designing one that connects to the pot directly?  It seems like the ones available now slide over the stock knobs, correct?

The ones mentioned earlier in part 2 of this thread are the only ones I have seen, and they do fit over the stock knobs.  Work surprisingly well and look nice.  Service from the vendor is very good.
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2017, 02:38:18 PM »
Did you read the manual? It's on P 23.

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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2017, 06:09:01 AM »
It is really quite simple. In the REC menu, the first two items are Rec to SD1 and Rec to SD2. In those options, choose "mono/Stero WAV" and any tracks selected as stereo with record stereo WAVs. YOu can have different settings on each SD even.

Did you read the manual? It's on P 23.

Check it out!

 :)  Yeah I did RTFM and it seemed pretty straightforward but the results were not what I expected.  Perhaps I was looking at the wrong output files or something.   Thanks for the help.

re: the knobs- the reason I asked about them is that the guy who makes the mounts in the retail section is only about an hour away from me and I was thinking about looking into if he could make some knobs that might fit the actual pot on the f8 and not slide over the existing ones as the ones currently offered do.
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2017, 11:37:26 AM »

re: replacement knobs-- Has anyone looked into popping off the original knobs and designing one that connects to the pot directly?  It seems like the ones available now slide over the stock knobs, correct?

The original F8 trim knobs are glued and have no shaft , so anything you want to put to replace them will have to go glued as well to hold on

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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2017, 02:16:45 PM »
I've been a long time R-44 user.  I am at the point where I just need more than 4 channels and want to entertain getting an F8.  What kind of price are people paying and where?  I see them all over Kingdom Come for $899.99.  Anyone pay less than that?

I'd also love to see links for the knobs, breakout cable, and case options on page 1 so I don't have to re-read 50+ pages of posts.
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2017, 02:23:05 PM »
The advertised price is pretty well controlled and standardized by Zoom.  The recent price reduction to $899 is the best I have seen for a new unit.
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2017, 02:33:37 PM »

The original F8 trim knobs are glued and have no shaft , so anything you want to put to replace them will have to go glued as well to hold on

I popped one of the knobs off as soon as I got it thinking I was going to order a pair of your knobs and that's how they attached to the F8.  Only when I read a bit more did I see that yours slipped over the stock knobs. 

I was able to pop it back on without the need for glue (well, yet anyways...) and was just kind of thinking out loud about bigger knobs that attach directly to the pots.  I'm not sure how good a 3-d printer could do with the size of the hole needed for knobs to attach directly to the pots, however.  Thanks for chiming in, I'll probably end up getting a set of your knobs anyways.
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #39 on: January 30, 2017, 02:47:53 PM »
I certainly recommend getting knobs from Efksound.  Service and communication were stellar.
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2017, 03:35:35 PM »
Anyone have any brilliant suggestions for rechargeable AA's to use in the standard caddy and any loose insight on runtime with them? I know it will vary depending on configuration.
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #41 on: January 30, 2017, 05:40:35 PM »
Anyone have any brilliant suggestions for rechargeable AA's to use in the standard caddy and any loose insight on runtime with them? I know it will vary depending on configuration.

There were runtime tests/data in the detailed review of the F8 posted somewhere in this recorders forum.

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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2017, 12:00:37 PM »
For those considering an F8 (or an F4), it appears that the current price drop is the result of a rebate that is only available for a limited time. 

https://www.gothamsound.com/news/f4-f8-instant-rebate

Same info on other sites and Zoom's FB postings.

Ends February 6.
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2017, 06:58:43 PM »
Hey I can't seem to find the answer in the manual as to why sometimes the mixer pots get grayed out like this:

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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #44 on: February 03, 2017, 04:45:35 AM »
Hey I can't seem to find the answer in the manual as to why sometimes the mixer pots get grayed out like this:
Is the track armed?

 

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