Become a Site Supporter and Never see Ads again!

Author Topic: Zoom F4 with six inputs and eight tracks (is like a new low priced F8!)  (Read 13609 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Mike Stranks

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Taperssection Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Gender: Male
Re: Zoom F4 with six inputs and eight tracks (is like a new low priced F8!)
« Reply #60 on: November 04, 2016, 03:42:56 PM »
Mine was delivered today... (UK)

Can't find a list anywhere of recommended/compatible SD etc cards...

Anyone here found one yet?
The older I get the better I used to be

Offline graywolf

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Taperssection Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
Re: Zoom F4 with six inputs and eight tracks (is like a new low priced F8!)
« Reply #61 on: November 04, 2016, 07:17:54 PM »
Mine came today as well.

I recorded and played back a short bit of voice on one track just to see if it works okay. Going to take awhile to figure out all those menu items.

I have not seen a list of okay cards either, I just ordered the 64gb SanDisk card B&H had listed with it.

It does not look nor feel cheap. Knobs are big enough for me.

Offline rippleish20

  • Trade Count: (5)
  • Taperssection Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 356
Re: Zoom F4 with six inputs and eight tracks (is like a new low priced F8!)
« Reply #62 on: November 04, 2016, 08:59:15 PM »
Mine was delivered today... (UK)

Can't find a list anywhere of recommended/compatible SD etc cards...

Anyone here found one yet?

https://www.zoom-na.com/sites/default/files/products/downloads/pdfs/ZOOM_F8_compatibleCards.pdf

Ive had no trouble with sandisk 128gb in the F8
« Last Edit: November 04, 2016, 09:00:54 PM by rippleish20 »
MK22's / MK41's / MK41v's / MK4v's / MK4's / AKG C480Bs+ck61, ck63 / Telefunken FET M60 Cards and Hypers / AT853s
KCY 250/5 and Nbob KCY (x2) > naiant PFA or IPA or Nbox  / SP-SPSB-11 Battery Box
Zoom F8 / Sony M-10 / Mixpre-6 / Tascam DR-100mkIII

Offline Mike Stranks

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Taperssection Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Gender: Male
Re: Zoom F4 with six inputs and eight tracks (is like a new low priced F8!)
« Reply #63 on: November 05, 2016, 04:16:01 PM »
Thanks guys

Yup! in the end I figured that if they work in the F6 they'll work in the F4... so I've ordered one that's listed as compatible.

Not had a chance to test recorded audio yet, but in terms of facilities available this is a massive step-up from any of the other recorders I've owned.
The older I get the better I used to be

Offline rastasean

  • in paradise
  • Trade Count: (23)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *****
  • Posts: 3673
  • Gender: Male
Re: Zoom F4 with six inputs and eight tracks (is like a new low priced F8!)
« Reply #64 on: November 06, 2016, 12:04:22 PM »
Nice to see tapers are liking the zoom products! I've only glanced at the F8 and F4 but they look appealing. For awhile I've had the zoom r16, which I don't use enough, so I know they've worked on on these recorders.
Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.

Offline Mike Stranks

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Taperssection Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Gender: Male
Re: Zoom F4 with six inputs and eight tracks (is like a new low priced F8!)
« Reply #65 on: November 06, 2016, 01:05:28 PM »
Nice to see tapers are liking the zoom products! I've only glanced at the F8 and F4 but they look appealing. For awhile I've had the zoom r16, which I don't use enough, so I know they've worked on on these recorders.
R16 was the first multitrack I owned... loved it.... and got some surprisingly good recordings when using external preamps.

Still 'absorbing' the F4... I don't find the manual very user-friendly... seems to discuss part of what I consider a topic then go off somewhere else and then resume... Maybe I'm just getting old...  :)
The older I get the better I used to be

Offline rastasean

  • in paradise
  • Trade Count: (23)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *****
  • Posts: 3673
  • Gender: Male
Re: Zoom F4 with six inputs and eight tracks (is like a new low priced F8!)
« Reply #66 on: November 06, 2016, 05:43:56 PM »
Still 'absorbing' the F4... I don't find the manual very user-friendly... seems to discuss part of what I consider a topic then go off somewhere else and then resume... Maybe I'm just getting old...  :)

written by millennials for  millennials.  ;D
Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.

Offline refrain

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Taperssection Regular
  • **
  • Posts: 77
  • Gender: Male
Re: Zoom F4 with six inputs and eight tracks (is like a new low priced F8!)
« Reply #67 on: November 10, 2016, 07:37:22 PM »
Another small review on the F4:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr7pSufelOY
Mics: AKG 300SE CK91+CK94, 2x Oktava MK-012 Card, Church Audio binaurals, Sony ECM 55B (Lav). 
Audio Recorders: Fostex FR2-LE, Tascam DR-70d.
Assorted audio acessories: Canford audio MS preamp, Presonus Firestudio mobile, Mackie 802 VLZ3 mixer, Behringer Q1002USB mixer, Rode Blimp II, sennheiser hd25 . Audio Monitors: Yamaha HS7, KRK Rockit (passive)

Offline IronFilm

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Taperssection Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 31
    • IronFilm
Re: Zoom F4 with six inputs and eight tracks (is like a new low priced F8!)
« Reply #68 on: November 14, 2016, 04:52:36 AM »
Curtis Judd has another one up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp6R5h8F4tU


Offline Mike Stranks

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Taperssection Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Gender: Male
Re: Zoom F4 with six inputs and eight tracks (is like a new low priced F8!)
« Reply #69 on: November 14, 2016, 05:47:22 AM »
Curtis Judd has another one up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp6R5h8F4tU

I do like Curtis Judd's style and commonsense approach. I agree absolutely with everything he's said about the F4 limiters. I've also found that unless the digital clipping is HUGE then it can usually be rescued to usability by using a quality plug-in. I use izotope De-clip.
The older I get the better I used to be

Offline rippleish20

  • Trade Count: (5)
  • Taperssection Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 356
Re: Zoom F4 with six inputs and eight tracks (is like a new low priced F8!)
« Reply #70 on: November 14, 2016, 11:44:56 AM »
I bought a F4 even though I already have a F8. I like the F8 very much for the most part but  I never do more than four tracks, the little gain knobs are annoying to me and keeping track of the mini to regular size XLR cables for the main out is just yet another thing I have to keep track of (I end up doing a fair number of SBD recordings for a couple of bands and having to carry around cables to accommodate boards with 1/4 outs, boards with XLR outs in combination with the F* wanting 1/4 for line in, stuff for streaming,  etc adds up to much crap I have to keep track of already). At any rate, I like the F4 but the mono screen is *really* a downgrade from the F8. I can understand going to a monochrome screen but why does it have to be such a low resolution one?
MK22's / MK41's / MK41v's / MK4v's / MK4's / AKG C480Bs+ck61, ck63 / Telefunken FET M60 Cards and Hypers / AT853s
KCY 250/5 and Nbob KCY (x2) > naiant PFA or IPA or Nbox  / SP-SPSB-11 Battery Box
Zoom F8 / Sony M-10 / Mixpre-6 / Tascam DR-100mkIII

Offline RMayberry

  • Trade Count: (9)
  • Taperssection Regular
  • **
  • Posts: 170
  • Gender: Male
  • "Just Keep On Breathing"
    • Patchy's House
Re: Zoom F4 with six inputs and eight tracks (is like a new low priced F8!)
« Reply #71 on: December 08, 2016, 03:39:29 PM »
Hello tapers and tapets.
I just got my Zoom F4 and I am having some trouble figuring something out:

The manual and even the side of the deck show "TRS" for line level input. BUT, i am using a "TRS to XLR" and the levels are super low. I then changed the cable to "TS" ends and its at a normal level.

Does anyone know need to if I have to use a "TRS to XLR cable" or a "TS to XLR cable"?
Don't Kill Live Music, Occupy A Venue

Offline graywolf

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Taperssection Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
Re: Zoom F4 with six inputs and eight tracks (is like a new low priced F8!)
« Reply #72 on: December 08, 2016, 05:38:17 PM »
I have used a XLR to TRS cable and it worked fine. The wiring diagram in the manual shows TRS. However, I can see no reason you couldn't use a TS.

Offline pohaku

  • Site Supporter
  • Trade Count: (28)
  • Taperssection Member
  • *
  • Posts: 801
  • Gender: Male
Re: Zoom F4 with six inputs and eight tracks (is like a new low priced F8!)
« Reply #73 on: December 08, 2016, 10:44:59 PM »
Hello tapers and tapets.
I just got my Zoom F4 and I am having some trouble figuring something out:

The manual and even the side of the deck show "TRS" for line level input. BUT, i am using a "TRS to XLR" and the levels are super low. I then changed the cable to "TS" ends and its at a normal level.

Does anyone know need to if I have to use a "TRS to XLR cable" or a "TS to XLR cable"?


What are you trying to run (xlr) into the line level input (trs)?
Mics: akg c460 (ck61, ck63), c414buls, c568eb; at4049a, 4051a, 4053a, at853; josephson c42; neumann U87, km84i; beyer m130, m160, m500; aea r84; gefell m71, mt711s, m200, m201; sony c38; schoeps cmc6, (mk4, mk21, mk41, mk4v); sennheiser mkh40, md421, md431, md541
Pres: API, a-designs, pendulum, purple, millennia, gt, littlebox, tinybox, usbpre2, CA 9200, pipsqueak, pueblo pending
Cables: KCY, CMR, Naiant AKG actives, PFAs, asst.  GAKables and Darktrain
Recorders/converters: dr680, m10, dr-2d, d50, dr70d, zoom f8, 788T SSD CL-8, lynx aurora 8


Yeah, I'm an attorney, but everyone needs a day job!

Offline tim in jersey

  • Site Supporter
  • Trade Count: (8)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *
  • Posts: 3261
  • Gender: Male
Re: Zoom F4 with six inputs and eight tracks (is like a new low priced F8!)
« Reply #74 on: December 09, 2016, 12:27:52 AM »
Does the F4 have a HOLD button/function? This is a real deal-breaker for me. I'm often in situations where I have to "set it and forget it" and have to abandon the bag afterwards and guard the stand while the w00ks kick the gear tucked under the SBD...



 

RSS | Mobile
Page created in 0.212 seconds with 37 queries.
© 2002-2017 Taperssection.com
Powered by SMF
Website Design by Foxtrot Media, Inc., a Baltimore Website Company