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    The new ZOOM F8


    For those of you who don't know, the company ZOOM have just developed the F8 multi-track field recorder. This is a breakthrough for them into the realm of professional high-end audio equipment. They could be a good contender at a fractional price. Check the website below for specifications.

    ZOOM F8
    http://www.phileweb.com/news/photo/audio/160/16050/001.jpg


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    I saw it couple of days ago and I'm quite excited. Looks great on paper. No information on the "working as audio interface" part.

    Now it's time to see how much it's gonna cost in my country.

    It's a direct competitor to sound devices at fraction of the cost.

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    I doubt it will have the functionality of an audio interface. It is not what these units are designed for conventionally.

    I don't know that for sure though, it's ZOOM, so maybe.

    What country are you in?


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    I'm from Croatia.

    I'm waiting to see a lot more review videos and opinions online

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    VlatkoBlazek wrote:
    I'm from Croatia.

    I'm waiting to see a lot more review videos and opinions online

    Yeah, it's relatively new, so I would recommend anyone wait a period of time before committing to purchase.

    There is going to be a bit of media bias to begin with.


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    Alas! There is an audio recording comparison and in-depth review available now.

    ZOOM F8 vs Sound Devices 744T

    http://mixeli.us/technology/zoom-f8/


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    thanks you for sharing give people smilesad

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    I have a Zoom H6, in many ways the predecesor to the F8.
    It works nicely as a computer interface for Windows (and Mac, I believe) but Linux drivers has trouble understanding it. Using the H6 to mix down the mikes so the USB interface inputs as a stereo input basically works, it's just confused about the sample rates.
    Trying to make the Linux interface understand more than two inputs, though becames a mess. It's basically an USB interface and works as such but assignment of channels and sample rates are all over the place.

    I'm willing to help in making the H6 work better on Linux, I can even provide an account on a computer coupled to one if I'm reasonably sure I have to do with someone I can trust.
    That could also provide a path to making the F8 work better on Linux, I believe.

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