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Zoom F4 MultiTrack Field Recorder

  • 6-Input/8-Track Recording
  • Four XLR/TRS Combo Inputs 
  • 3.5mm Stereo Input
  • Zoom Mic Capsule Input 
  • Dual SD Card Recording
  • Dual-Channel Recording
  • Includes Cubase LE and Wavelab LE
  • Rock Solid and Lightweight

The Zoom F4 MultiTrack Field Recorder is a lightweight, rugged recorder capable of capturing high-quality sound to take your audio to the next level. Featuring 6 inputs and 8 track recording, the F4 offers recording and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit/192kHz with super-low-noise microphone preamps. The super low noise floor of -127 dBu EIN and high gain of up to 75dB along with the Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator creates a high-senisitivty recording environment that supports pinpoint accuracy time and video syncing. The onboard limiters and easy-to-read LCD means you can control your sound in a large varity of dynamic sound environments making monitoring audio a breeze.

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.

Built-in shortcuts allow easy access to important menus and features. Hold the front panel OPTION button for access to TC Jam, Trim Link, Clear Clip and other important shortcuts.

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.


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.


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) let you connect to external mixers and processing devices. Two Sub Outs (on a single unbalanced 1/8" stereo mini-jack) enable easy connection to a camera. The front panel OUTPUT button allows easy access to output levels and routing.

Time code and USB
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.

The Zoom F4 MultiTrack Field Recorder 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.


  • 6-Input/8-Track Recording
  • Four XLR/TRS Combo Inputs 
  • 3.5mm Stereo Input
  • Zoom Mic Capsule Input 
  • Dual SD Card Recording
  • Dual-Channel Recording
  • Rock Solid and Lightweight
  • Zoom Interchangeable Mic Capsules
  • Includes Cubase LE8 and WaveLab LE9
More Information
SKU 53600
Specifications "
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 (XLR) +10 - + 75 dB
Input Impedance (XLR) 3.0 kOhms or more
Maximum Input Level (XLR) +14 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)
Phantom Power (XLR) +24/+48V 10mA maximum for each channel
Input Gain (TRS)  -10 - + 55 dB
Input Impedance (TRS) 22 kOhms or more 
Maximum Input Level (TRS) +24 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON) 
Equivalent Input Noise -127 dBu or less 
Frequency Characteristics 10 Hz - 80 kHz + 0.5 dB/-1.5 dB 
A/D Dynamic Range 120 dB type 
Crosstalk -90 db or less 
MIC IN Zoom mic capsule input  
Connectors (RTN IN) 3.5 mm stereo mini unbalanced output jack
Reference Input Level (RTN IN) -10 dbV, +4 dBu 
Input Impedance (RTN IN) 10 kOhms or more 
Maximum Input Level (RTN IN) -10 dBv, +24 dBu 
Connector (MAIN OUT 1/2) XLR Balanced Output
Output Impedance (MAIN OUT 1/2) 150 oHm or less 
Reference Output Level (SUB OUT 1/2) -10 dBv, -40 dBv
Maximum Output Level (SUB OUT 1/2) +10 dBv, -20 dbV
Connector (SUB OUT 1/2) 3.5 mm stereo mini unbalanced output jack
Output Impedance (SUB OUT 1/2) 1kOhms or less
Connector (Headphone) 1/4" unbalanced stereo output just
Output Impedance (Headphone) 15 oHms or less
Maximum Output Level  (Headphone) 100 mW + 100 mW
Supported Formats 128/192/320 kbps, 44.1/48 kHz, ID3v1 tags
Maximum Simulataneous Recording 2
Connector (Time Code) BNC
Modes (Time Code) Off, Int Free Run, Int Record Run, Int RTC Run, Ext, Ext Auto Rec (audio clock can be synchronized to timecode)
Frame Rates (Time Code) 23.976ND, 24ND, 25ND, 29.97ND, 29.97D, 30ND

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