Mix and Record

The Zoom F-Control is an essential piece of gear for everyone who uses an F8 or F4 Multitrack Field Recorder. With F-Control, you can have total command of your recording experience.

F-Control is a mixing control surface that gives filmmakers more control and flexibility when recording in the field. It works alongside the Zoom F8 and F4 to create a complete and professional on-location audio rig.

Product image of the F-Control
F-Control in use in a video production

Maximize Your F8n and F6

F-Control works intuitively with the F8n and F6 to give you additional mastery over sound design and mixing, as well as broaden your creative possibilities. It connects to your F8 or F6 with a single USB cable, so you can keep your setup clutter-free and be ready to record in seconds. 

Location sound engineer using faders on F-Control to fine-tune recording on the F8n.

Production Sound Mixer, Andrew Jones

F-Control in use in a video production
Location sound engineer using a keyboard to input track metadata.

Recording Essentials at Your Fingertips

F-Control makes recording and mixing easy with nine 60 mm faders (eight + Master) and hands-on input/output control for trim, pan, track arming, and PFL. Monitoring channel and output levels is simple with 12-segment LED meters, three user-programmable buttons, and a dedicated time code button.

You can also organize recordings using the Track Scene edit buttons for metadata entry. F-Control gives you the option to connect an external USB keyboard so you can enter information for “Track Name”, “Scene Increment”, “Scene Name”, “Notes”, and “False Take.”

F-Control connected to a keyboard and a Zoom F8n Field Recorder

Connect Your Field Recording Gear

Connect your F8 or F4 to F-Control via one of two USB ports. The Keyboard USB port lets you connect an external keyboard so you can quickly enter metadata when you’re out in the field.

A 1/4” stereo cable connects the F8 or F4 headphone out to F-Control's headphone in, so you can monitor audio via F-Control’s headphone jack.


Soundman working with the F-Control on location

Hands-On Design, Better Workflow

Paula Fairfield capturing sounds in the desert.

Paula Fairfield, Sound Designer, capturing sounds in the desert with her F-Control and F8n.

Power Anywhere You Go

F-Control has two main power options: four AA batteries (for up to 9 hours of operation) or power it with a 4-pin HIROSE connector with an external battery pack. An additional USB bus power option is available when using the F4 (not available with the F8).

Live sound with F-Control set up in a sound cart.
Sound man monitoring  audio and making adjustments through the F-Control
F-Control with headphones connected on the ground in the desert

Built For the Toughest Productions

Its metal chassis makes F-Control suitable for all production locations. Plus, the F-Control is small and light enough to fit into your gear bag or backpack, so you can take it on any shoot.

Paula Fairfield.

Take Charge of Your Creativity

F-Control takes sound recording and mixing to the next level. Its simple and hands-on design gives you complete authority over your workflow, so you can fully focus on capturing great audio.

Featured: Paula Fairfield, Sound Designer/Sound Effects Editor

Sound designer check gear in the field
Paula Fairfield recording a pistol at a target range

What's In the Box

What's Included: 

  • F-Control (FRC-8)
  • 1.5m stereo cable
  • 1.5m USB cable
F-Control Packaging