I only recently purchased the Zoom F6 and am having problems syncing with the Tentacle. More often than not when I plug it in to sync to the Zoom-s TC it doesn’t sync, flashing a fast red instead. In this forum I read somewhere about this same error being related to a faulty cable, but I’ve tried several now and the the problem persists, albeit intermittent. Could this be related to the Zooms TC polarity on the mini jack socket? I tried a mono mini jack cable but it didn’t work, so I’m stumped. Any help would be appreciated, or some specific Zoom F6 related instructions on syncing to the Tentacle if the problem is inherent. Thanks a ton.
The tip of the 3.5 mm jack on the Tentacle is Timecode out and should be used to connect to the Zoom; that has “tip” for timecode input. The “ring” on the tentacle is build in mic audio output and should be ignored in this case. So, if you use a minijack to minijack (=3.5mm) cable you can send timecode from the Tentacle to the Zoom.
If you want to go FROM the Zoom to the Tentacle you have to reverse the tip and the ring (which is not the polarity).