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Zoom LiveTrak L-12 12-Channel Digital Mixer - Recorder

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Product Description

Compact and lightweight, the LiveTrak L12 is your board that does it all; Mix, Record, Monitor, Playback, and Remix. The L12 combines a digital mixer with 12 total input channels (8 mono and 2 stereo), a multitrack recorder that can simultaneously record up to 14 tracks, a 14-in/4-out USB interface and five individual custom headphone mixes. Bundled with Ableton Live 9 Lite software.

Zoom LiveTrak L-12 12-Channel Digital Mixer Features

  • 12 discrete channels (8 mono plus 2 stereo) with XLR or 1/4-inch connectivity
  • 14-track simultaneous recording (every channel and the master fader stereo signal)
  • 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
Zoom L12 Digital Mixer Labeled
    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.
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 tracks up to 24-bit/96 kHz WAV audio to an SD card while simultaneously mixing your live show. Mix and overdub your finished project on LiveTrak, or transfer the discrete tracks 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.

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.

Here's what comes included with the L-12:
  • AC adapter (AD-19)
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Quick Guide


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Product Specifications
Zoom LiveTrak L-12 12-Channel Digital Mixer - Recorder Specifications
    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: 100 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 recording tracks:
      • 14 at 44.1/48 kHz (12 channel + stereo mix) 
      • 12 at 96 kHz
    • Maximum simultaneous playback Tracks:  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 
    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
    • (44.1 kHz): -1.0 dB: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
    • (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
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  631-542-5270 Warranty:  1 Year
H Swain Submitted: 9/27/2018
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Love it
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Great to use for studio
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DVS MUSIC Submitted: 9/27/2018
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BEST bang for your buck!!
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I bought this product to record my drums for videos, artists, personal stuff..etc...It is so easy to use, great EQ for each channel, easy to make individual headphone mixes. You can write the tracks to an SD card that plugs straight into your mac and easily added to any music production program. Perfect start up studio device for anyone!
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Severenmac Submitted: 9/5/2018
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Very cool and flexible
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This little guy has the right features and sounds great. Low noise pre, use as a standalone mixer, usb interface, not crazy about the delays but the compressors work good. Easy to use just read the manual and do a couple practice songs to get the hang of it. Glad I bought it and would recommend if you need good sound and flexibility on a budget. It even includes a long usb cable in the box to get you going. Thanks for reading and happy recording
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Ric M Submitted: 9/5/2018
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Love it!!!
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Needed to upgrade from my Zoom Handy recorder to something with better quality. Couldn’t be happier and easy to use. Love it!
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Astra Studio Submitted: 8/9/2018
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I love this thing
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Flexible console easy to use Clean and multi featured I've had great results using it to mix my live shows. WY to go Zoom!!!! Thank you for a great peace of gear!!!!
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Kenneth Lee Submitted: 7/23/2018
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Well worth the money fantastic
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best on the market for the money
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LUCIO Submitted: 11/8/2017
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It is a great and easier Live Studio recorder
What is your opinion of this product?
The product looks good and works very well. I recommend it.
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George Presley, georgepresley@hotmail.com Submitted: 9/22/2017
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I love, love, love this Thing!
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Tracked a 4 hour live gig last friday (9/15/17). It worked flawlessly. Very impressed!
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