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Zoom F8 audio recorder setup

Following image shows a scrap piece of 5/8 inch plywood, which was cut with a jigsaw to 12×13 inches. It will serve as a base for my ‘soundboard.

This is in the early stages of building the project.

Doing a layout of the Zoom F8 and Zoom FRC Controller.

Underneath the Zoom F8 audio recorder – there’s a quick release plate and holder – which is attached to a small ball-n-socket unit. It’s very easy to adjust the angle of the F8.

And it takes a few seconds to remove the F8.


The Zoom FRC and USB keyboard were ordered on Oct-14-2018 from Amazon.

Picked up a 12 volt DC gooseneck light with a XLR end – at Long & Mcquade music store in Calgary.

A Power-Sonic 12 volt, 10.5 Ah gel cell battery was purchased from B&E Electronics in Calgary. It lays on its side – in the center of the soundboard and will be attached with velco. The battery weighs 7.2 lbs.

The keyboard and FRC are also attached with velco.


When all the components finally had their positions determined, everything was taken off.

The blank plywood was then sanded, and a couple coats of spray paint were applied. Four rubber feet were added underneath.


The F8 uses 12 watts, the FRC uses 2.5 watts and the keyboard about 0.5 watts = 15 watts total.

This works out to 1.25 amps, and running off the 10.5 Ah battery – it should last 8.4 hours. A bit less, if I use the work light under dark conditions…

Zoom F8, Zoom FRC, Keyboard and gel cell battery. Finished unit.

Here’s the completed project…


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