Audio recording devices have gotten smaller, and can do so much more. Zoom, the company that brings the handheld H6 and F4, will be bringing out the Zoom F6. And you won’t believe how small it is for what it can do.
More on Zoom F6
The Zoom F6 is a 6 channel XLR unit, using the same pre-amps as with the F8n. This recorder will record 32-bit float bit depth WAV files. Along with the dual analog – to – digital converters, the dynamic range will be wide enough where you won’t need to set the gain, because it will never clip.
The F6 will be connected via Bluetooth, and also through the USB-C connection. USB-C will also be used to power the unit, when not using (or charging) the battery. At full charge, a battery can give you a full day of recording. A secondary battery of 2-AA is available.
The unit can be used on table top, in a sound bag, or set underneath your camera using the adapter.
The F6 does have a time code in/out option, line-out and headphones connectors.
I noticed the dials and buttons to be pretty close together. I also noticed standard XLR inputs, which I’m assuming because the XLR/TRS combos would cause the unit to be bigger.
Speaking of size, the F6 looks to be half the size of the F8n. The weight also is lighter, so putting this in a travel rig is ideal.
No price is set, yet, but you can get notified when the Zoom F6 is out. The expectation is June.