CraigF

LSC is shoing the new Zoom FR8

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 I'm giving it a "Resting Bitch Face" review gust looking at it

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A thousand bucks for 8 mic inputs and timecode, huh?  Well I guess the times have changed....

 

That being said, what does $1k really give you in terms of quality, that's going to be the one million dollar question...

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My my, what a big color screen you have?

Some manufacturers are moving ahead by leaps and bounds and other manufacturers are chasing up behind in leaps and bounds.

 

Even Roland :)

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both a 4-pin Hirose and a 2-pole plug on the back

 

From the LSC Facebook page: Not much beyond what you see in the photos. 8 mic/line inputs. Stereo out on TA3's. Sub Out on TRS. Timecode BNC I/O. Hirose 4-pin power. Dual SD cards. Scene/take file names and metadata. All metal construction. Looking at delivery later in the year at or around $1k US

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based on measurements using the pix.  It appears to be 7.25" x 2" x 5.8"  so, roughly the size of a 302, taking an inch off the width and adding it to the depth.

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$1000 dollar for 8 channels rec with timecode i/o, metadata? Not bad.

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Love the chunky screws holding it together, you have to undo about 20 tiny screws just to replace the backup button cell in the Nomad :(

Mind you that's meant to have something to do with limiting RF spray so maybe I shouldn't complain? :)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ain4-2IsT4

 

So by freezing the video I can see a few details.

It looks like the area below the meters has the 8 ISOs plus L and R. There are two lines of this. Left of that is .WAV and 48. These two lines appear to equate to the two mini SD cards. I take that to mean you can record the 8 ISOs plus the mix. Routing options are not clear. The far right bottom corner shows the time remaining on each SD card. 
 

The 8 boxes above the meters appear to show pan control, limiter button, phantom power button, and trim. It appears that these are menu selected, not hard switches. Above that are the time code, track run time, power source and level, TC source and frame rate.

 

For the hard buttons: transport controls, headphone volume, menu and rotary selector, 3-way slate/tone/off lever. For each input there is a PFL button and what I am guessing is a track arm button. Obviously a fader knob that goes from 10 to 75 and what appears to be 6 LEDs (meters ?). All in all, I'd say this is a pretty complete mixer/recorder. If the sound is decent, a hella backup 8-input 10-track mixer/recorder at sub $1,000.

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Interesting product. I notice from the screengrab that the meter markings have a detente at -12. don't see a -20 marker.

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The video shows meters with -40, -30, -18, -12, -6, 0

 

freeze the vid around the 1:10-11 mark, enable HD, and enlarge

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Can it be for the microphone attachment's similar to the H6? Seems awkward to me but that's my guess.

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Or maybe it's for the fader pack that will be released at next year at this time.

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TC, proper DC power connector...it might grab a part of Tascam's attempts at our market despite a higher price (but not necessarily musicians market). Interesting... :)

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Well, it's better than one of those total crap Zoom recorders. I'm surprised that they didn't just build a timecode module inside vs. having only an external timecode input.

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I applaud the fact that the screen is on the left side, seems more natural to me, and the nice dedicated single function transport controls on the front, a win in my book, assuming it sounds ok.

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If the sound is decent, a hella backup 8-input 10-track mixer/recorder at sub $1,000.

 

My thoughts exactly, minus the hella.

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