Zoom LiveTrak L-12 Live Mixer/Recorder

$599.99

The Board That Does It All

THE LIVETRAK L-12

Mix, Record, Monitor, Playback, and Remix

With the LiveTrak L-12, you can finally mix, record, and monitor with a single piece of gear. It’s the only digital console that lets you mix your live performance and record up to 12 discrete channels – all while providing five individual custom headphone mixes.

Effortless Live Mixing

LiveTrak’s 12 discrete channels (eight mono plus two stereo) have a 3-band mid-parametric EQ and 16 built-in send effects. Its eight mono channels also have a dedicated compressor. With all these controls plus its 12-segment LED metering, the L-12 offers just what you need for intuitive mixing.

Record Everything, Remix Anywhere

LiveTrak lets you record 12 discrete tracks up to 24-bit/96 kHz WAV audio to an SD card while simultaneously mixing your live show. Tracks are recorded pre-EQ and effects, so they can be transferred to your favorite DAW for further mixing and editing.

Five Custom Monitoring Mixes

Each of LiveTrak’s five monitor outputs provides a unique mix, so every performer can create and save a mix that’s tailored to their preferences. Its headphone amplifier delivers volume that stands up in any live environment without the need for a separate headphone monitoring setup.


Let’s Take a Tour

The Channel Strip  ( 1 )

All 12 inputs include a channel fader and mute button. The eight mono inputs also include single-knob compression and gain control. Record or playback individual channels with the "Rec/Play" button. Use the "Select" button to apply Channel Strip settings (EQ and panning controls, and "EFX Return" settings) to the selected channel.

Easy EQ Control  ( 2 )

The L-12 provides a smooth 3-band mid-parametric EQ and a low cut function for each input channel.

Plenty of Inputs  ( 3 )

The L-12’s combo inputs support XLR or 1/4-inch connections. Channels 1 and 2 offer Hi-Z inputs for connecting an electric guitar or bass. Channels 9/10 and 11/12 have TRS line connectivity for keyboards and other audio devices, as well as RCA inputs. 

Navigation and Display  ( 4 )
LiveTrak’s bright, backlit LCD screen and encoder knob let you access an intuitive menu system to create new projects, recall previous projects, and customize your recorder settings.

16 Onboard Effects  ( 5 )

The L-12 offers 16 built-in effects with fully adjustable parameters. Choose from delay and reverb effects, then apply them to any channel.

Custom Scene Settings  ( 6 )

Save up to nine different scenes and recall your custom settings automatically. Each scene saves fader position, EQ settings, pan, mute, and more. The “Fader Mode” buttons allow you to design custom mixes for both the Master and monitor outs.

Slate Mic and Metronome  ( 7 )
Use the built-in slate mic to record comments or talk-back, and program the metronome to your desired tempo.

USB Connectivity for Your DAW 

LiveTrak is also a 14-in/4-out USB audio interface with flexible routing options, offering unlimited possibilities. Class compliant mode, which enables connection with iOS devices, is also supported.*

 *Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required.

What’s Under the Hood?

Our Best Mic Preamps Yet

At -128 dBu EIN with +60 dB maximum input gain, LiveTrak is equipped with the quietest and most advanced preamps we’ve ever made. Just wait until you hear how incredible it sounds.

High-Definition Sample Rates

The L-12 supports sample rates up to 96 kHz when recording to an SD card, allowing you to record in high definition. In Audio Interface mode, the L-12 can record up to 48 kHz to a computer and an SD card simultaneously. 

Convenient Auto Recording

Record automatically by adjusting the L-12’s customizable audio input commands. Set it to start when the master fader detects a certain dB level, or use a guitar chord or snare hit to start the track. You can capture data up to two seconds before recording starts, in case a performance begins ahead of time.

Versatile Operation Modes

The L-12 is equipped with several operation modes. Audio Interface mode lets you route inputs and outputs to any DAW. 

With USB Host mode, transfer projects and audio files to a connected USB flash drive. In Card Reader mode, the L-12 acts as an SD card reader, allowing you to transfer audio files to and from your computer. 

FEATURES AT A GLANCE

  • 12 discrete channels (8 mono plus 2 stereo) with XLR or 1/4-inch connectivity
  • 14-track simultaneous recording, 12-track playback
  • 14-in/4-out USB audio interface connectivity
  • 5 powered headphone outputs, each with a customizable and saveable mix
  • Add backing/click tracks from your computer to your live mix and recording
  • RCA and TRS line inputs
  • 48V phantom power (channels 1-4 and 5-8)
  • Hi-Z connectivity (channels 1 and 2)
  • 26 dB pad (channels 3-8)
  • Built-in compression control (Channels 1-8)
  • Digital level meters -48 dB to -0 dB
  • Master mute button
  • Low-cut control
  • Stereo panning
  • Master and Monitor Outputs A-E
  • Scene saving function, up to 9 scenes saved at a time
  • 16 built-in delay and reverb effects with adjustable parameters
  • Built-in slate mic
  • Class-compliant mode (for iOS compatibility)
  • SD card input
  • Built-in metronome
  • Automatic recording starting/stopping capability
  • Project protection
  • Import/export projects with USB 2.0 host port
  • Latency adjustment for A-to-D conversion
  • Compatible functions for ZOOM FS01 footswitch

ACCESSORIES

Here's what comes included with the L-12:

  • AC adapter (AD-19)
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Quick Guide

Optional Accessory:

  • Rack mount adapter 

SPECS

Number of Input and output Channels:                                       
            Inputs                                                                         

            Mono (MIC/LINE)                   8
                        Stereo (LINE)                          2

            Outputs
                        MASTER OUT                         1                                             

                        MONITOR OUT                       5

Inputs

            Mono (MIC/LINE)
                        Type                                        XLR/TRS combo jacks
                                                                        (XLR: 2 HOT, TRS: TIP HOT)

                        Input gain                                PAD OFF: +16 - +60 dB
                                                                        PAD ON: −10 – +34 dB

                                                                        Hi-Z ON: +6 - +50 dB                

                        Input impedance                    XLR: 3 kΩ

                                                                        TRS: 10kΩ/1 MΩ (when Hi-Z ON)

                        Maximum input level               PAD OFF: 0 dBu (at 0 dBFS)

                                                                        PAD ON: +26 dBu (at dBFS)

                        Phantom Power                      +48 V

           
            Stereo (LINE)
                        Type                                        TRS phone/RCA pin (unbalanced) jacks

                        Maximum input level               +10 dBu

 

Outputs

                  MASTER OUT                        

                        Type                                        XLR jacks (balanced)

                        Maximum output level            +14.5 dBu

                        Output impedance                  100 Ω

 

            MONITOR OUT A (TRS)

                        Type                                        TRS phone jacks (balanced)

                        Maximum output Level           +14.5 dBu

                        Output impedance                  100 Ω

 

            MONITOR OUT A-E (PHONES)         

                        Type                                        Standard Stereo phone jacks

                        Maximum output level 42 mW + 42 mW at 60 Ω

                        Output impedance                  100 Ω

 


Buses

                        MASTER                                 1

                        MONITOR                               5

                        SEND EFX                              1

 

Channel Strip

                        COMP

                        LOW CUT                                75 Hz, 12 dB/OCT

                        EQ                                           HIGH: 10 kHz, ± 15 dB, shelving

                                                                        MID: 100 Hz-8 kHz, ±15 dB, peaking

                                                                        LOW: 100 Hz, ± 15 dB, shelving

 

Level meters                                                  12 segments


Send effects                                                  16 types
                                                                        Hall 1 & 2 (reverb)

                                                                        Room 1 & 2(reverb)

                                                                        Plate (reverb)

                                                                        Church (reverb)

                                                                        DrumAmb (reverb)

                                                                        GateRev (reverb)

                                                                        Spring (reverb)

                                                                        Delay (delay)

                                                                        Analog (delay)

                                                                        P-P Dly (delay)

                                                                        Vocal 1-4 (delay + reverb)

 

Recorder       

            Maximum simultaneous                      14 at 44.1/48 kHz (12 channel + stereo mix)
            recording tracks                                 12 at 96 kHz

           

            Maximum simultaneous                      12
            playback tracks                                

 

            Recording format                                WAV 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit,
                                                                        mono/stereo WAV format      

 

            Recording media                                16 MB-2 GB SD cards, 4 GB-32 GB SDHC                                                                                 cards, 64 GB-512 GB SDXC cards

Audio interface

            44.1/48 kHz                                        Recording: 14 channels

                                                                        Playback: 4 channels

 

            Bit depth                                             24-bit

            Interface                                              USB 2.0

Card reader

            Class                                                   Mass storage

                                                                        USB 2.0 High Speed

USB HOST

            Class                                                   USB 2.0 High Speed

Sampling rate                                                44.1/48/96 kHz

Frequency characteristics                           Frequency characteristics (44.1 kHz):
                                                                        -1.0 dB: 20 Hz - 20 kHz


                                                                        Frequency characteristics: (96 kHz):

                                                                        -3.0 dB: 20 Hz - 40 kHz

Equivalent input noise                                Actual measurements: -128 dB EIN (IHF-A) with
                                                                        +60 dB/150 Ω input 

Display                                                           LCD with backlight (128x64 resolution)

Power supply                                                ZOOM AD-19 AC adapter (DC12 V/2 A)

Power consumption                                     17W maximum

External dimensions                                    445 mm (W) x 282 mm (D) x 70.5 mm (H)

                                                                        17.5” (W) x 11.1” (D) x 2.78” (H)

Weight (main unit only)                               2.53 kg / 5.58 lbs