Field recorders are becoming increasingly popular when it comes to recording ambient sounds. These are portable recorders that are compact and therefore easy to use, making various audio recordings possible. The resulting data is saved on an internal flash drive. With the Zoom F4, the Japanese company has presented a smaller variant of their F8. What are the innovations and product characteristics can be expected by audio technicians?
Field recorder for multiple audio tracks
The manufacturer integrated six microphones in this version. In order to retain a clean sound palette, the F4 was augmented with four microphone amplifiers. These can achieve amplification of 75 dB when the underlying sound lies at