Zoom disrupted the audio recorder market for enthusiast filmmakers with their F4 and F8 audio field recorders in 2015 and 2016. The quality of these recorders was unprecedented at their price points (now priced at $600 and $900 respectively) I like both of these recorders so much that I bought both of them!
But one thing that is difficult to do with them is to truly mix while recording. The controls are rather small and placed in close proximity to one another. And when working on a dark set, they’re nearly impossible to see. That’s where the Zoom F-Control makes a huge difference and simplifies the process of making a good mix.
Also, we talk a little bit about what a mix is and why you care if you’re a filmmaker or Vlogger.
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Gear used or mentioned in this episode:
Zoom F-Control Surface (FRC-8) for Zoom F4 and F8 Recorders
Zoom F4 Audio Field Recorder (Price recently reduced to $600 USD)
Zoom F8 Audio Field Recorder
Sony MDR-7506 Headphones (my new favorite headphones for recording, but not for post work)
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