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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #315 on: May 23, 2016, 12:56:55 AM »
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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #316 on: May 25, 2016, 04:37:32 PM »
has anyone received their colored knobs? he shipped mine out the next day.

I got mine today...
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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #317 on: May 25, 2016, 05:11:50 PM »
has anyone received their colored knobs? he shipped mine out the next day.

I got mine today...

Could you please give a real quick critique?  I've held off ordering pending hearing from you guys.  I'm mainly interested in hearing that the replacement knobs are adequately snug that there's no chance of them falling off or being bumped off.  Id also like to hear your impression about whether they seem theyll be durable and not subject to cracking.  Thanks.

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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #318 on: May 25, 2016, 05:16:48 PM »
no sign of mine. bummer, i was hoping to have them for summercamp!

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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #319 on: May 26, 2016, 12:06:43 AM »
has anyone received their colored knobs? he shipped mine out the next day.

I got mine today...

Could you please give a real quick critique?  I've held off ordering pending hearing from you guys.  I'm mainly interested in hearing that the replacement knobs are adequately snug that there's no chance of them falling off or being bumped off.  Id also like to hear your impression about whether they seem theyll be durable and not subject to cracking.  Thanks.


I bought an all black set. Now that I have them, it occurred to me a different color for each pair would have made sense. Otherwise I like them very much. They fit fairly well over the production knobs and seemingly are a vast improvement in usability. I am using the deck tomorrow so Ill find out but trying to fine tune the default knobs is painful. I really like the Zoom 8 in general but round knobs like these 3d printed ones really should be the default. The only thing I would like to see to better these is a different color mark on top to indicate where you are in DBs etc. I think 3D printing of items that may help tapers is a great idea and the guy selling them seems totally legit.
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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #320 on: May 29, 2016, 12:54:05 AM »
I just looked more closely at his page and he appears to be selling colored caps for the existing knobs, rather than larger knobs.  So I don't think you get larger knobs out of this deal - maybe a little taller, but not otherwise larger.

"Zoom F8 snap on caps for original fader pots"

Some guy in the UK is selling 3D-printed large fader knobs for the F8.

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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #321 on: May 30, 2016, 07:48:54 PM »
Depends on your definition of larger. The caps are about 1 1/2 taller but 3/4 wide as the menu knob. I personally would say the knobs are definitely larger than the stock knobs...
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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #322 on: May 30, 2016, 08:31:50 PM »
Long weekend with the f8 finally. Kinda weird doing a festival on my first outing with new gear!

Havent listened to all of my recordings yet. What i did sounded great.

That being said. Im not sold on the f8 at all. Feels like the level meters are about half as responsive as im used to. Several buttons that arent illiminated during use that should be, is the stop button supposed to be illuminated?

While i do have an amzing setup on the inout cables, and bag setup, the 1/4 inputs make it awkward to get in and out of the bag to mess wth AA's at all

I loved having the aa's in there, it saved me a few secs on a set i was running late too. Power up and hit record then mess with batt setup.

My days of carrying so much gear are over. I hauled my whole setup out to Family Groove Company thursday, then half of it sat in the rv the rest of the weekend! I think the only way i could carry 4ch is to switch out my vms for another nbox. Eliminating all the cables, batteries, pfas and everything that comes with that

If i could do it all over again id have two kcy cables instead of normal nbobs. What a pain

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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #323 on: May 30, 2016, 10:07:03 PM »
I really like the F8 but there are some shortcomings. The stop button does not illuminate which is very annoying. You need a flashlight if its dark to make sure you hit the correct button. The need to use 1/4 for line in is also annoying. The gain controls are too small - larger round knobs would be much better.   

I use DC connector - tekkeon and hirose - tekkeon so I don't have to fuss with batteries. Im used to the meters so thats not a problem to me. And I had Ted make me a cable with 1/4 connectors where the wires come out at an angle such that they minimize the annoyance. In general I love it, especially at the price point. The recordings sound great.  I only need four channels so a F4 would be nice however.
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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #324 on: May 31, 2016, 12:44:39 AM »
I also have all that stuff. All right angle chopped 1/4" input cables, and ra dc and hirose cables as well.

Hopefully my new knob additions come soon and they improve it some for me

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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #325 on: May 31, 2016, 10:19:03 PM »
My white knobs arrived today from Spain. Quick shipping as they were sent on May 24 arrived May 31.
I've included this pic of 4 knobs on and 4 off for comparison.
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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #326 on: June 01, 2016, 12:55:22 AM »
Nice! Mine arrived today but required a signature and i wasnt home

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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #327 on: June 01, 2016, 06:53:32 AM »
As a potential future buyer of the F8, I'm curious about the tactile difference between the stock and aftermarket knobs.  Just looking at the pictures, I would think the stock knobs would be easier to manipulate and have an idea of where you were just be feel simply because of their shape.
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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #328 on: June 01, 2016, 08:49:32 AM »
My white knobs arrived today from Spain. Quick shipping as they were sent on May 24 arrived May 31.
I've included this pic of 4 knobs on and 4 off for comparison.

Nice!  Definitely bigger than standard knobs.  I guess I better order a set.

 Thanks for posting the pic.
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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #329 on: June 01, 2016, 09:12:54 AM »
As a potential future buyer of the F8, I'm curious about the tactile difference between the stock and aftermarket knobs.  Just looking at the pictures, I would think the stock knobs would be easier to manipulate and have an idea of where you were just be feel simply because of their shape.

The stock knobs are one of the F8s shortcomings in my opinion. They are so small and so close to each other its hard to manipulate them with any granularity. A notch or something on the top of the custom knobs might provide useful for knowing where you are but I use the meters to determine that. I love the custom knobs but have already had two disappear...
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