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Old March 31st, 2018, 11:12 PM   #1
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Firmware updates I'd like to see for the Zoom F4 / F8

I wish they'd implement a firmware update for the Zoom F4/F8 to apply the headphone output features (such as the start/stop beeps, and the PFL buttons being applied) to also the main/sub outs as well. This would be *very* useful as a work around to deal with the biggest complaint of the F4/F8: their poor headphone pre amp (I go into a bit more detail here in my blog post: A better headphone output for the Zoom F4 / F8? – David Peterson ).

A second firmware wish is if Zoom could do a firmware update for the Zoom F8 for 2nd order ambisonic microphones (such as OctoMic), or for doing A Format (of 1st order of course) with an independent safety track level as well in A format. They're already pretty close to this, as they've already got a bunch of ambisonic options in their recent firmware update, but not these fairly obvious other options which should prove to be popular with ambisonic recordists.

Third request: could we get a firmware update for the Zoom F4/F8 that will mute outputs (option for selecting main and/or subs) unless *if* in recording mode? Would be very handy to mute the chitter chatter on the lavs/boom that gets broadcast out to all IFBs, unless currently rolling. (obviously you wouldn't want to apply this to the same outputs you might be using for your headphone monitoring...)
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