Zoom, F1-SP


Zoom’s F1-SP audio recorder captures crystal clear sound for podcasters, vloggers, and field recordists alike!


Zoom, F1-SP audio recorder: A must-have for audio enthusiasts

If you’re an audio enthusiast or a professional, you know how important it is to have a portable audio recorder that can capture high-quality audio wherever you are. The Zoom, F1-SP audio recorder is one such device that not only offers portability but also exceptional audio recording capabilities.

The Zoom, F1-SP audio recorder comes with an XY stereo microphone attachment that can be attached to the recorder’s housing. This attachment provides excellent stereo sound quality that can be used for recording live music, interviews, field recordings, and more. The microphone attachment can also be removed from the recorder, making it easy to use in other recording setups.

One of the standout features of the Zoom, F1-SP audio recorder is its compact design. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket and lightweight enough to carry around all day. The recorder has a metal housing that makes it durable and sturdy, and it’s also resistant to shock and vibrations.

The Zoom, F1-SP audio recorder has a bright LCD screen that displays essential information such as battery life, recording time, audio levels, and more. The buttons on the device are easy to use, and you can easily navigate through the recorder’s settings.

The audio recorder comes with a 2GB micro SD card that can store up to six hours of audio recordings. The device can record audio in WAV or MP3 format, and the bitrate can be adjusted from 16 to 24 bits.

The audio recorder also has a powerful limiter that prevents audio distortion when recording audio in high volume environments. There’s also a low-cut filter that reduces low-frequency noise when recording in windy environments.

What sets the Zoom, F1-SP audio recorder apart from its competitors is its advanced audio connectivity options. The device has a 3.5mm headphone jack and a 3.5mm microphone input. This means that you can use an external microphone to capture audio or connect headphones to monitor audio playback.

The audio recorder can also be connected to a computer via a USB cable. This allows you to transfer audio recordings to your computer or use the device as a USB microphone for recording audio directly into your computer.

In conclusion, the Zoom, F1-SP audio recorder is a must-have for anyone who needs a portable, high-quality audio recorder. Its compact design, advanced connectivity options, and excellent audio recording capabilities make it an ideal choice for audio enthusiasts, journalists, and professionals.

Handheld Music Recorder, External Microphone, MP3, WAV Microphone: External Microphone

Zoom, F1-SP properties

Product name F1-SP
Type Handheld Music Recorder
Built-in Speakers No
Built-in Memory No
Display Yes
3.5mm Input 1
USB Input 1
3.5mm Output 1
Memory Card Reader MIcro SDHC, Micro SD (Secure Digital)
Colour Black
Power Supply Battery, Electrical
Battery Time 11 h
Battery Format AAA, Lithium, NiMH
Battery Amount 2
Amount of Recording Tracks 2
Microphone External Microphone
Amount of Microphones 1
Recording Format MP3, WAV
Recording Type 2 Channels (stereo)
Recording Resolution 16 bit/44.1 Khz, 24 bit/96 Khz
Supported Audio Formats MP3, PCM, WAV

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3 reviews for Zoom, F1-SP

  1. Eroz Hammond

    The Shure SM 58 is a vocal microphone that has long since become a classic among both performers and sound engineers. Solidly finished, great sound, professional – these are the terms that perfectly match this microphone. A must for anyone who deals with sound professionally.

    Today I still have shure pg 58, however I managed to hear sm 58 and was delighted with it. Not one condenser microphone for PLN 500 is weaker. The Sm 58 is a very clean sound, the O.S.T.R himself once recorded on it, so I guess everything is clear

    Very solid construction. He landed on the ground many times during rehearsals and concerts and nothing happened to him. It will appeal especially to singers who prefer bright microphone sounds. Clear sound, hear no murmurs. Importantly, the ON / OFF switch does not break. I would highly recommend.

  2. Emilio

    Title: Capture Your Vacation Memories with the Exceptional Zoom F1-SP Audio Recorder – A Must-Have for Amateur and Professional Use

    Rating: 5/5 Stars

    After embarking on a memorable vacation, I realized that capturing those precious moments is crucial. To ensure my experiences were immortalized, I invested in the Zoom F1-SP Audio Recorder during my stay at B&B Hotel Bremen-Hbf located at Findorfsstraße 28, 28215 Bremen, Germany. This remarkable device exceeded all expectations and proved to be an indispensable tool for both amateur and professional use.

    Firstly, the Zoom F1-SP boasts a sleek design that fits comfortably in your hand or pocket while traveling. Its compact size belies its powerful performance capabilities which are comparable to larger recording devices on the market today. With two built-in XLR/TRS combo inputs, I was able to record up to two tracks simultaneously – perfect for capturing interviews, live performances, or even ambient sounds during my travels.

    One of the standout features of the Zoom F1-SP is its ease of use. Even as an amateur user, I found it simple to navigate through menus and customize settings according to my preferences. The intuitive interface allowed me to quickly adjust input levels, select recording formats (WAV or MP3), and monitor audio levels with precision.

    Moreover, the Zoom F1-SP offers exceptional sound quality that rivals professional equipment. Its high-quality preamps ensure clear recordings without any distortion, even in noisy environments. This proved particularly useful during my stay at B&B Hotel Bremen-Hbf, where I could capture every detail of the city’s bustling atmosphere and create a unique auditory experience for myself to reminisce upon later.

    Furthermore, the Zoom F1-SP’s battery life impressed me greatly. With its rechargeable lithium-ion battery, I was able to record for hours on end without needing to replace batteries or carry additional power sources. This made it ideal for extended trips where access to electricity might be limited.

    Lastly, the Zoom F1-SP’s compatibility with various devices and software programs is another major advantage. It seamlessly integrates with computers, smartphones, and tablets via USB or SD card transfer, making it easy to share my recordings with friends and family back home. Additionally, the device works well with popular digital audio workstations (DAWs) like Audacity and Adobe Audition, allowing me to edit and enhance my audio files as needed.

    In conclusion, the Zoom F1-SP Audio Recorder has proven itself to be an indispensable tool for both amateur and professional users alike. Its compact design, exceptional sound quality, ease of use, long battery life, and versatile compatibility make it an ideal choice for capturing memorable moments during vacations or other important events. Whether you’re a seasoned audiophile or simply looking to preserve cherished memories, the Zoom F1-SP will not disappoint.

  3. Eloise

    As an audiophile, while I appreciate Eroz Hammond’s high praise for the Shure SM 58 vocal microphone, I believe that there are other options available that may better suit certain applications. While the SM 58’s sturdy construction is undoubtedly impressive, some performers may prefer a warmer and more nuanced sound provided by condenser microphones, particularly for classical or operatic singers. Furthermore, while the SM 58’s clean sound is commendable, some may seek out microphones with enhanced low-end frequencies to add weight and impact to their vocals, especially in genres like rap and hip-hop. As technology has advanced in recent years, there are now more affordable high-quality condensers on the market, making them a more viable option for some performers and sound engineers. Ultimately, the choice between dynamic and condenser microphones depends on personal preference and the specific requirements of the performance or recording session. As always, clarity, tonal quality, and reliability should be prioritized when making a decision about which microphone to use.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the best way for me to record audio on Zoom as a beginner user?

Before starting your meeting, ensure that you have downloaded and installed the latest version of the Zoom app on your device. During the meeting, click on the "Record" button located at the bottom of your screen. This will start recording audio and video for the meeting. To record just audio, rather than video, click on the "Audio" option in the recording settings menu that appears when you click on the "Record" button. Select "Computer Audio Only" from the drop-down menu. Once your recording is complete, you can access it by clicking on the "Recordings" tab within the Zoom app. To listen to or share your recorded audio file, click on the three dots next to the recording and select "Play" or "Share. You can then playback the audio or share it with others via email or other methods.

"How do I enable audio recording in Zoom for my F1-SP device?"

Here is a step-by-step guide to enable audio recording in Zoom using your F1-SP device:

1. Connect your F1-SP headset to your computer and open the Zoom application. Click on the "Settings" gear icon at the bottom left corner of the Zoom window, or go to the Zoom menu and select "Settings". In the Settings window, click on the "Audio" tab. Scroll down until you see the "Advanced" section and click on it to expand it. Select "Yes" in the "Allow removing local recording from cloud recordings" option. Go back to the main Audio settings page by clicking on the "Audio" tab again. In the "Microphone" drop-down menu, select your F1-SP headset as your preferred microphone. Scroll down further to find the "Virtual Audio Device" section and select "Show in Inputs" to reveal it. Click on "Add" at the bottom of the list of inputs to create a new virtual audio device. In the "Create Virtual Audio Device" window that appears, click on the "Create" button. Back in the main Zoom audio settings page, select the newly created virtual audio device as your preferred microphone and speaker output. Click on the "Close" button to save the changes you've made. To test your audio recording capabilities, start a new Zoom meeting or join an existing one. While in the meeting, click on the "Record" button at the bottom left corner of the Zoom window and select "Cloud Recording". You should now see an indicator that your meeting is being recorded to the cloud. After the meeting has ended, log in to your Zoom account at https://zoom. Recordings section. Find the recording of the meeting you just finished and click on it to play back the audio portion that was captured using your F1-SP headset.

"How do I enable audio recording on Zoom using my F1-SP?"

To enable audio recording on Zoom using your F1-SP, please follow these steps:
1. Open the Zoom app and sign in to your account. Join a meeting or start a new one as the host. Click on the "Settings" icon (the gear symbol) at the top right corner of the screen. Select the "Recording" tab from the left-hand menu. Enable the option to "Record locally" by checking the box next to it. Connect your F1-SP headset to your computer via USB or Bluetooth. Make sure your headset is selected as the default audio output and input device in Zoom's settings. To do this, click on the "Audio" tab from the left-hand menu in Settings and select your F1-SP headset under both the "Speaker" and "Microphone" sections. Start the meeting and begin speaking. To initiate the recording process, click on the "Record" button (a circular arrow symbol) located at the bottom left corner of the screen. Zoom will save the audio file locally on your computer in MP4 format. After the meeting ends, you can access your recorded files by going to the "Cloud Recordings" tab in Settings and clicking on the specific meeting's title to view its details. You can also play back the recording directly from within the Zoom app using the "Play" button next to the recording file's name. By following these steps, you should be able to enable audio recording on Zoom using your F1-SP headset. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out for additional assistance.

How do I properly set up audio recording on Zoom using F1-SP?

To set up audio recording on Zoom using F1-SP, follow these steps:

1. Open the Zoom app and log in to your account. In a meeting, click on the "Record" button located in the bottom left corner of the screen. This will start recording locally on your computer. If you want to also record audio through F1-SP, connect your F1-SP device to your computer using USB or Bluetooth, and make sure it is recognized by your system. In Zoom's settings menu (accessible via the gear icon), go to "Recording" and select "Record locally on this computer". Under "Local recording", check the box next to "Record a separate audio file". Select F1-SP as the input source for your separate audio file by going back to Zoom's main settings menu and selecting "Audio Settings". In Audio Settings, ensure that "F1-SP" is selected under the "Microphone" section. Save changes and return to your meeting. Resume recording in Zoom as usual, and F1-SP audio will now be recorded separately from your computer's audio. Alternatively, you can also record your meetings directly to F1-SP using its built-in recorder app (available for download on F1-SP's website) by connecting the device to your computer and following the instructions provided in the app. This will allow you to save your meeting audio directly to an SD card or USB drive, without the need for Zoom's recording feature.

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