(Rental) Zoom F4 Multi-Track Field Recorder


Key Features

  • Includes 6-Input Field Recorder
  • Includes K-Tek Stingray Mixpro Audio Bag
  • Integrated Mixer
  • Up to 24-Bit/192 kHz Resolution
  • Four Combo XLR-1/4″ Inputs
  • 3.5mm Stereo Mini-Jack Input
  • High-Quality Preamps with Phantom Power
  • Built-In Limiters on Every Input/Output
  • Easy-to-Read LCD Display
  • Accurate Timecode on BNC Jacks

The F4 Field Recorder is a portable digital multi-track recorder and audio bag designed to provide flexible high-resolution recording and efficient access and transport for sound designers, videographers, and field recordists on set or in various indoor and outdoor production locations. It includes a Zoom F4 six-input field recorder and a K-Tek Stingray Mixpro audio bag. The F4 operates at up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution and features four XLR-1/4” combo jack inputs, a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack input, and XLR, 3.5mm, and 1/4″ outputs. Built-in limiters on every input and output protect against overloading and minimize distortion. Each of the high-gain microphone preamps offers phantom power, dedicated metering, and level control. The easy-to-read LCD display gives access to the integrated mixer, which allows adjustments to level, panning, delay, high-pass filtering, and more. For synchronization with video devices, ultra-precise timecode is supported via BNC connectors.

The Stingray Mixpro easily and securely houses the F4 and provides additional compartments for battery packs, power supplies, cables, and more. Its padded shoulder strap delivers comfort during long shoots and sessions.

Portable Recorder

Number of TracksWAV:
8 (6 Inputs + Stereo Mix)
Max Sample Rate/Resolution192 kHz / 24-Bit
Built-In SpeakerNo
DisplayMonochrome LCD (Backlit)
Memory Card SupportSD (16 MB to 2 GB)
SDHC (4 to 32 GB)
SDXC (64 to 512 GB)
Internal StorageNone


Audio File FormatsBWF, ID3v1, MP3, WAV, iXML
Sample RatesWAV:
44.1 / 47.952 / 48 / 48.048 / 88.2 / 96 / 192 kHz
44.1 / 48 kHz
Bit Depth16 / 24-Bit
Bit Rates128 to 320 kb/s
Signal Processing & FXLimiter, Low-Cut Filter
Timecode SupportYes
Frame Rates Supported23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 29.97 DF / 30 / 30 DF
Clock Accuracy±0.2 ppm
Recording TimeWAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
57.8 Mins per GB (Stereo)
WAV 192 kHz/24-Bit:
14.4 Mins per GB (Stereo)


Analog I/O1 x Proprietary Mic Capsule Input
4 x Combo XLR-1/4″ Female Line/Mic Input (Lockable)
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line Input
2 x XLR 3-Pin Male Balanced Line Output
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Aux Output
1 x 1/4″ TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
Digital I/O1 x BNC Timecode Input
1 x BNC Timecode Output
Phantom Power+24 / 48 V (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
Phantom Power Current≤ 10 mA per Channel
Host Connection1 x Mini-USB (USB 2.0)


Frequency Response10 Hz to 80 kHz +0.5/-1 dB (at 192 kHz)
Gain/Trim RangeMic Inputs:
+10 to +75 dB
Line Inputs:
-10 to +55 dB
1/8″ Inputs:
-10 dBV / +4 dBu
Max Input LevelMic Inputs:
+14 dBu (Limiter On, at 0 dBFS)
Line Inputs:
+24 dBu (Limiter On, at 0 dBFS)
1/8″ Inputs:
+24 dBu
Max Output LevelLine Outputs:
+10 dBV
Headphone Output Power100 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
Dynamic RangeA/D Converters:
120 dBA
D/A Converters:
106 dBA
ImpedanceBNC Inputs:
≥4.3 Kilohms
BNC Outputs:
≤50 Ohms
Mic Inputs:
≥3 Kilohms
Line Inputs:
≥22 Kilohms
Aux Inputs:
≥10 Kilohms
Line Outputs:
≤150 Ohms
Aux Outputs:
≤1 Kilohms
Headphone Outputs:
≤15 Ohms
EIN≤-127 dBu (A-Weighted)


Power OptionsBatteries or AC/DC Power Adapter
Battery Type8 x AA (Not Included)
Approximate Battery Life48 kHz/16-Bit:
9.5 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels, without Headphones)
11.5 Hours (NiMH, 2 Channels, without Headphones)
17.5 Hours (Lithium, 2 Channels, without Headphones)
48 kHz/24-Bit:
9 Hours (Alkaline, All Channels, with Headphones)
10.5 Hours (NiMH, All Channels, with Headphones)
16.5 Hours (Lithium, All Channels, with Headphones)
192 kHz/24-Bit:
2 Hours (Alkaline, All Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom On)
3.5 Hours (NiMH, All Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom On)
6 Hours (Lithium, All Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom On)
AC/DC Power Adapter12 VDC at 2 A (Included)


Mounting Options1/4″-20 Female
Dimensions7 x 5.5 x 2.1″ / 177.8 x 139.7 x 53.3 mm
Weight2.3 lb / 1 kg

Packaging Info

Package Weight4.865 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.7 x 10.4 x 4.9″

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