Zoom LiveTrak L-12 Live Mixer/Recorder
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
Here's what comes included with the L-12:
- AC adapter (AD-19)
- USB 2.0 cable
- Quick Guide
- Rack mount adapter
Number of Input and output Channels:
Mono (MIC/LINE) 8
Stereo (LINE) 2
MASTER OUT 1
MONITOR OUT 5
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
Type TRS phone/RCA pin (unbalanced) jacks
Maximum input level +10 dBu
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
SEND EFX 1
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)
P-P Dly (delay)
Vocal 1-4 (delay + reverb)
Maximum simultaneous 14 at 44.1/48 kHz (12 channel + stereo mix)
recording tracks 12 at 96 kHz
Maximum simultaneous 12
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
44.1/48 kHz Recording: 14 channels
Playback: 4 channels
Bit depth 24-bit
Interface USB 2.0
Class Mass storage
USB 2.0 High Speed
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