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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #75 on: May 15, 2017, 08:53:57 AM »
Hows everyone powering these? Just picked one up need to figure out the best external battery options. 

The smaller the better any recommendations TS peeps?

Although I use a RavPower RP-PB14 as I wanted the larger capacity (23,000mAh) and batter meter, it is quite large and relatively expensive (around $100).  You can also pick up a couple of these little guys pretty cheap:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-12V-1800mAh-Super-Rechargeable-Pack-Protable-Li-ion-Battery-EU-Plug-For-CCTV-/351953126667?hash=item51f20a850b:g:q3gAAOSw241Ycy9y

They do not have meters and are only 1800mAh, but I am able to get a little over 2 hours powering the F8 with 4 mics using phantom power.

hope this helps~
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #76 on: June 05, 2017, 03:34:19 PM »
Has anyone run a SD MP2 with the F8?
I connected to the F8 with XLR and my signal is through the roof. No gain on both the deck and pre.

Any advice?
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #77 on: June 05, 2017, 03:56:36 PM »
XLR on the F8 is mic in, not line in.  In the F8, the combo input jacks, are XLR mic in and TRS line in.  You need an XLR to TRS connector so you are going line in to the F8 through the TRS input jack.
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #78 on: June 05, 2017, 04:21:03 PM »
I like my F8 but thats one of the "features" that annoy me. You *have* to use 1/4" connectors to the F8 for line in (20 db pad).
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #79 on: June 05, 2017, 08:16:04 PM »
Lesson learned and will go line in this weekend.

Has anyone purchased the 3D printed knobs from the guy in Europe?
I have a set that should be here at the end of the week.
How exactly are they secured to the existing stock knobs?

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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #80 on: June 05, 2017, 08:38:58 PM »
Lesson learned and will go line in this weekend.

Has anyone purchased the 3D printed knobs from the guy in Europe?
I have a set that should be here at the end of the week.
How exactly are they secured to the existing stock knobs?

Keith

I have a set. I wold highly recommend using something to secure them. The guy who makes then told about some two sided tape (very very thin). I wrap it around the knobs and then add the printed knob. Before securing them I had trouble with them falling off occasionally but haven'r had trouble since the tape. Ithink any two sided tape cut to size would be ok or maybe someone else has other suggestions
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #81 on: June 05, 2017, 09:16:34 PM »
Mine fit snug enough that I haven't added anything to secure them.  Probably a good idea though. 
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #82 on: June 06, 2017, 08:10:33 AM »
Lesson learned and will go line in this weekend.

Has anyone purchased the 3D printed knobs from the guy in Europe?
I have a set that should be here at the end of the week.
How exactly are they secured to the existing stock knobs?

Keith


Awesome tip on the double sided tape. I was hoping these did not need to be glued to the existing stock knobs. I guess once they are on they are on and if I sold someone else would want the nicer bigger knobs.

Really starting to like this deck but am not a fan of the stock pre's. I run the nbox with the MG21 actives in 1/2 and also run the SD MP2 with the M20 actives on 3/4.
With the shapeways 4 channel DIN/DINa mount it makes for a really tight sounding rig.

I also like the option of taking an extra two channels from other taper friends to mix in and get a different sound. I took a buddies AKG 414's at a festival a few weeks ago in addition to the SBD and man what a full killer mix it was.

Thanks for all the tips.

Keith

I have a set. I wold highly recommend using something to secure them. The guy who makes then told about some two sided tape (very very thin). I wrap it around the knobs and then add the printed knob. Before securing them I had trouble with them falling off occasionally but haven'r had trouble since the tape. Ithink any two sided tape cut to size would be ok or maybe someone else has other suggestions
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #83 on: June 11, 2017, 05:36:51 PM »
Just picked up the F-control and used it last night. It worked flawlessly. All machine and menu controls are on there. Headphone mixes
are a snap. https://www.zoom-na.com/products/field-video-recording/field-recording/frc-8-f-series-remote-controller

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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #84 on: June 14, 2017, 01:25:47 PM »
Mine fit snug enough that I haven't added anything to secure them.  Probably a good idea though.


Mine snapped right on. Nothing needed to secure as well.
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #85 on: June 14, 2017, 01:55:27 PM »
Mine fit snug enough that I haven't added anything to secure them.  Probably a good idea though.


Mine snapped right on. Nothing needed to secure as well.

Mine snapped on too, but loosened with usage. I would still recommend tape also...
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #86 on: July 13, 2017, 04:27:37 PM »
Hello everyone,

I'm wondering if anybody else would like to have the following features for the zoom F8;

-If the channel knobs are in fader function let the fader go from -infinity to +20db with unity (0db) at 12 o’clock, or at least have 0db at 12o'clock.
-Turn the zoom F8 into a 4 channel + mix recorder: the top 4 channel knobs of the zoom F8 controls the gain of channel 1 to 4 and the 4 bottom knobs (the ones from channel 5 to 8) controls the fader of channel 1 to 4. Dual channel recording would be still possible but would be controlled inside the menu of the channel and not with the channel knobs outside the menu.


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