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ZOOM F8 Preamps & Ribbon Mics
« on: June 25, 2017, 04:32:09 AM »
Hi Folks,
I plan to use a Zoom F8 for a Live Music Recording.

Especially for horns and piano I usually take my passive Ribbon Mics (NoHype LRM-2 and SE Voodoo V1).

I heard that the Zoom F8 is built with really good Mic Pramps (usually for quiet sources in Field recording).

So what do you mean? Is it better to record the session with some further Mic Preamps (For example Triton Fethead for Ribbons) or just with the internal Zoom preamps?

Thanks for your feedback!

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Re: ZOOM F8 Preamps & Ribbon Mics
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2017, 09:39:44 PM »
I don't care for the sound of the F8 preamps. Many here do.

I use an nBox pre with the F8 and prefer that sound to anything else.
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Re: ZOOM F8 Preamps & Ribbon Mics
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2017, 08:50:42 AM »
I have an F8 and some Beyerdynamic m160 and m130 ribbons. I'm anxious to try my ribbons with the F8.
The F8 preamps have 75 db of clean gain and 3300ohms input impedance which should be perfect for your
ribbons. I would use it without fear.

 

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