Zoom F4 Multi Track Audio Recorder

Zoom F4 Multi Track Audio Recorder

Zoom F4 Multi Track Audio Recorder

The Zoom F4 propels your film's sound to a whole new level.
With 6-input/8-track recording, super-low-noise mic preamps, and time code with pinpoint accuracy, the F4 offers Hollywood sound at an indie budget.

*Zoom DHC-1 DC-HIROSE Cable with Zoom AD-19 12V AC Adapter is included.

Super-low-noise microphone preamps
The F4 is equipped with our highest-quality mic preamps. Like the F8, the F4’s mic preamps enable pristine recording and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit/192 kHz. Its impressive audio specs include an extremely low noise floor (-127 dBu EIN) and high gain (up to 75 dB), with +4 dB line-level inputs.

Add Two Additional Mic/Line Inputs
The F4 is outfitted with a 10-pin Zoom mic capsule input to expand your recording capabilities even further. Connecting the optional EXH-6 XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule adds two extra mic/line inputs to your F4, giving you a total of six discrete XLR/TRS combo inputs.

Inputs -
The F4 features four discrete inputs with locking Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors. Each input provides a dedicated preamp with gain control knob, phantom power, a six-segment LED level meter, and a Record Ready and PFL switch. The 1/8" stereo input or the Zoom mic capsule input can provide input for tracks 5 and 6. The F4 also includes a variable-frequency slate tone generator to confirm levels.

Outputs -
In addition to the 1/4” headphone jack with dedicated volume control, the F4 provides four other outputs. Two Main Outs (on balanced XLR jacks). Two Sub Outs (on a single unbalanced 1/8" stereo mini-jack). The front panel OUTPUT button allows easy access to output levels and routing.

Time code and USB connections -
Time code I/O is provided on BNC connectors. The USB port facilitates firmware updates and file transfer. It also allows the F4 to be used as a 6-in/4-out USB audio interface with sample rates up to 96 kHz.

Zoom Interchangeable Mic Capsules
Use the proprietary Zoom capsule input to connect any of the available Zoom mic capsules—such as the SGH-6 Shotgun Mic Capsule or the XYH-6 Stereo X/Y Mic Capsule—to add an on-board microphone to your F4. The optional ECM extension cable allows for remote positioning of all capsules.

TCXO Time Code
For precise audio/video syncing, the F4 utilizes a Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) that generates time code at 0.2 ppm accuracy—a first for this price point. The F4 supports all standard drop frame and non-drop formats, and can jam sync to time code provided by external devices. Standard BNC connectors enable easy integration into any rig.

Advanced onboard limiters
Advanced onboard limiters provide overload protection which lets you capture audio in a wide range of dynamic sound environments. Limiting can be applied to all four channels simultaneously at full resolution, with 10 dB of headroom and controls for setting threshold, attack, and release.

Rock-solid build and lightweight design
A compact metal chassis makes the F4 both rugged and durable, and keeps its weight down to just 2.27 pounds without batteries.

Multi-track recording
With four XLR/TRS combo inputs, a 3.5mm stereo input, and a Zoom mic capsule input, the F4 can record up to six discrete tracks with an additional stereo mix track—all at resolutions up to 24-bit/192 kHz.

Camera return
Input 5/6 can be used as a camera return for monitoring only. This allows you to monitor audio being sent to the camera for confidence checks.

Dual SD card recording
A dual SD card recording feature lets you record simultaneously on two SD/SDHC/SDXC cards* (up to 512 GB each). This means you can instantly back up or split recordings. For example, you can save eight tracks on one card and a stereo mix on another.

File protection
The F4 periodically saves files while recording, providing an extra level of protection from unexpected file interruptions like power loss or sudden SD card removal.

Dual-channel recording
Dual-channel recording mode lets you create safety tracks for inputs 1 and 2, each with independent level, limiting, delay, phase inversion, and high-pass filtering.

Three power sources
Power up your F4 with 8 AA batteries or an external DC battery pack with a converter cable connector. The F4 also includes a Zoom AD-19 power supply and a DC-HIROSE adapter which serves as a third power option.

Onboard Mixer And Effects
An onboard mixer allows for flexible signal routing from all inputs to all outputs (pre- or post-fader) with user-adjustable level, pan, and input/output delay. Built-in limiters can be applied to all channels and tracks simultaneously. The F4 also includes built-in high-pass filtering to reduce the sound of wind and other noise, plus phase inversion and Mid-Side decoding.

Recording Formats
The F4 records in BWF-compatible WAV format at 16-bit or 24-bit resolution, and at any standard sample rate up to 192 kHz. When recording MP3 files, you can choose bit rates of 128, 192, or 320 kbps.

Sennheiser AMBEO Certified
Includes A-B converter for the AMBEO VR Mic, recorder directly outputs the processing-ready B-format.



Dual SD card slot supports: 16 MB–2 GB SD cards
4 GB–32 GB SDHC cards
64 GB–512 GB SDXC cards


Connectors: XLR/TRS combo jacks (XLR: 2 hot, TRS: TIP hot)


Input gain: +10 – +75 dB
Input impedance: 3.0 kΩ or more
Maximum input level: +14 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)
Phantom power: +24/+48V 10mA maximum for each channel


Input gain: −10 – +55 dB
Input impedance: 22 kΩ or more
Maximum input level: +24 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)


Equivalent input noise: −127 dBu or less
(A-weighted, +75 dB input gain, 150Ω input)
Frequency characteristics: 10 Hz – 80 kHz +0.5 dB/−1.5 dB
(192 kHz sampling rate)
A/D dynamic range: 120 dB typ (−60 dBFS input, A-weighted)
Crosstalk: −90 dB or less
(between adjacent channels, 1 kHz)
MIC IN: ZOOM mic capsule input
(use disables Inputs 5/6)


Connectors: 3.5 mm stereo mini unbalanced output jack
Reference input level: -10 dBV (Level: -10 dBV setting),
+4 dBu (Level: +4 dBu setting)
Input impedance: 10k Ω or more
Maximum input level: -10 dBV (Level: -10 dBV setting)
+24 dBu (Level: +4 dBu setting)


Connectors: XLR balanced output (2: hot)
Output impedance: 150 Ω or less
Reference output level: −10 dBV, 1 kHz, 600Ω load
Maximum output level: +10 dBV, 1 kHz, 600Ω load


Connector: 3.5 mm stereo mini unbalanced output jack
Output impedance: 1k Ω or less
Reference output level: −10 dBV (Normal Output Type),
−40 dBV (Mic Output Type), 1 kHz, 10kΩ load
Maximum output level: +10 dBV (Normal Output Type),
−20 dBV (Mic Output Type), 1 kHz, 10kΩ load


Connector: 1/4" unbalanced stereo output jack
Output impedance: 15 Ω or less
Maximum output level: 100 mW + 100 mW
(32Ω load)


D/A dynamic range: 106 dB typical (−60dBFS input, A-weighted)


Supported formats: 128/192/320 kbps, 44.1/48 kHz, ID3v1 tags
Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 2


Using a 32 GB card: 30:51:00 (48 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)
7:42:00 (192 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)


Connector: BNC
Modes: Off, Int Free Run, Int Record Run, Int RTC Run, Ext, Ext Auto Rec (audio clock can be synchronized to timecode)
Frame rates: 23.976ND, 24ND, 25ND, 29.97ND, 29.97D, 30ND, 30D
Precision: ±0.2 ppm
Supported input levels: 0.2 – 5.0 Vpp
Input impedance: 4.3k Ω or more
Output level: 3.0 Vpp ±10%
Output impedance: 50 Ω or less


Batteries: 8 AA
AC adapter: Zoom AD-19 DC12 V 2A (center plus) via DC-HIROSE cable adapter (both included)
External DC power supply: HIROSE HR10A-7R-4S 4-pin connector
(1 pin: −, 4 pin: +), 9–16 V


Alkaline batteries: 9.5 hours or more
NiMH (2450mAh): 11.5 hours or more
Lithium batteries: 17.5 hours or more


Alkaline batteries: 9 hours or more
NiMH (2450mAh): 10.5 hours or more
Lithium batteries: 16.5 hours or more


Alkaline batteries: 2 hours or more
NiMH (2450mAh): 3.5 hours or more
Lithium batteries: 6 hours or more


  1.9" monochrome LCD with white backlight


Class: USB 2.0 High Speed


Class: USB 2.0 High Speed
Specifications: 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit, 6-in/4-out


Class: USB 2.0 High Speed
Specifications: 44.1/48 kHz, 16-bit, 2-in/2-out
Note: iPad audio interface operation supported (Stereo Mix mode only)


Main unit: 7.0 in. (W) × 5.5 in. (D) × 2.1 in. (H)
177.8 mm (W) × 141.1 mm (D) × 54.3 mm (H)


Main unit only: 2.27 pounds (1030 g)

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Average Rating (1 Review):  
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Incredible Recorder for the price
Monday, 13 November 2017  | 

There's not much I can add that hasn't already been said about the F4. It's the field recorder I had been waiting for ever since the F8 came out. 4-channels is enough for my shooting, so the F4 is perfect. The same quality preamps as in the F8 really shine here. The headphone amp doesn't seem "colored" as some people mentioned in previous F8 reviews, but I never noticed any coloring in the F8 hp amp unit I used anyway.

I use the F4 in conjunction with an Sennheiser MKH 416 for directional capture and a Rode Stereovideomic X for stereo ambient capture. Shooting loud projects with dual recording ensures that sound is never clipped. And with 75dB clean gain I can make very clean and hiss-free nature recordings.

One thing I wish Zoom or a third party would develop is a lithium battery pack to go in the battery compartment of the F4/F8. It seems like 6 cells of the same type used in our DSLR batteries (2 cells are used in Nikon EN-EL15 for example) could fit in there with room to spare.

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Model:  ZOOM-F4
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Zoom F4 Multi Track Audio Recorder

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