When ZOOM was developing the F8n, it was their mission to provide every sound professional with the tools to create something exceptional. With features such as Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters, ZOOM AutoMix™, and mic/line options for both XLR and TRS inputs, the F8n is the next generation of professional field recording.
Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters
The F8n is equipped with Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters that provide overload protection no matter what comes your way. By adding a 1 millisecond delay, the limiters "look ahead" anticipating clipping before it's recorded. Limiting is applied to each of the 8 channels simultaneously at full resolution, with 10 to 20dB of headroom to ensure pristine audio on every take.
Mic Preamps & Zoom AutoMix™
The F8n features a super-low noise floor (-127dBu EIN) and high gain (up to 75dB). Mic/line levels are selectable for both XLR and TRS inputs. Meet your new assistant sound editor, the ZOOM AutoMix™. This smart software automatically adjusts the levels of your mix to reduce the amount of ambient sound, so you can focus on what really matters - capturing a well-balanced mix.
Simultaneous-Recording & Dual SD Card Recording
The F8n can record to an SD card and your computer via USB simultaneously. And you can easily back up your files and stream live while recording. Record simultaneously on two SD/SDHC/SDXC cards, up to 512 GB each, allowing for redundant recording. The F8n's dual-channel recording mode allows you to create safety tracks by doubling up the recordings from inputs 1-4 onto tracks 5-8. Tracks can be controlled independently, allowing you to customize each safety track with different gain, limiting, and more.