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

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Zoom LiveTrak L-12 - 12-Channel Digital Mixer & Multitrack Recorder
Key Features
  • Built-In 14-Track SD Recorder
  • USB Audio Interface (iOS Compatible)
  • 8 Mono Inputs + 2 Stereo Inputs
  • Channels 1-2 Offer Hi-Z Inputs
The highly flexible Zoom LiveTrak L-12 is a 12-channel digital mixer and multitrack recorder, well suited for live performances, studio recording, band rehearsals, podcasts, and more. The compact mixer features 8 mono channels, each with combo mic/line XLR-1/4" inputs with high gain, low-noise microphone preamps, +48V phantom power, and a single compression knob, while the two stereo inputs offer dual 1/4" and RCA inputs. Channels 1-2 also offer Hi-Z inputs for connecting guitars and basses. All channels work with the on-board channel strip, which provides a low-cut filter, a 3-band EQ, a pan control, and a send FX for sending signal to the 16 built-in high-quality effects processor with a dedicated EFX Return channel.
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Zoom L-12 Overview

The highly flexible Zoom LiveTrak L-12 is a 12-channel digital mixer and multitrack recorder, well suited for live performances, studio recording, band rehearsals, podcasts, and more. The compact mixer features 8 mono channels, each with combo mic/line XLR-1/4" inputs with high gain, low-noise microphone preamps, +48V phantom power, and a single compression knob, while the two stereo inputs offer dual 1/4" and RCA inputs. Channels 1-2 also offer Hi-Z inputs for connecting guitars and basses. All channels work with the on-board channel strip, which provides a low-cut filter, a 3-band EQ, a pan control, and a send FX for sending signal to the 16 built-in high-quality effects processor with a dedicated EFX Return channel.

The main output utilizes balanced XLR outputs, while a stereo monitor send is available via two 1/4" outputs. Additionally, the Zoom LiveTrack L-12 offers five headphone outputs, each with the ability to set up customized mixes. Simply connect your headphones and adjust the levels to taste. There are nine snap-shot presets, which allow you instant recall of different setups and sessions.

The built-in SD recorder can simultaneously record every channel and the master fader stereo signal output for a total of 14 tracks at resolutions up to 24-bit / 96 kHz. Files can easily be copied to a computer and used in a DAW. In addition, overdubbing and punching in/out can be done as expected when using the unit as a multi-track recorder. The L-12 can also function as a 14-in/4-out USB audio interface, allowing you to record directly to your favorite software DAW or to iOS devices. Other notable features include 12-segment LED meters on all channels, a built-in metronome, and a built-in slate mic for identifying takes. The Zoom LiveTrack L-12 ships with a power cord and a USB cable.

  • 12 discrete channels (8 mono plus 2 stereo) with XLR or 1/4" 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 savable 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)
  • 12-Segment Digital Level Meters: -48 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 optional Zoom FS01 footswitch
     
UPC: 884354018054

Zoom L-12 Specs

Form Factor
Desktop
Number of Tracks
14
Maximum Simultaneous Tracks
12x Recording
Display
LCD (Backlit)
Maximum Sampling Rate
48 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
8
Built-In Microphone
No
Meters
12-Segment LED
Sample Pads
No
Signal Processing
Gain/Trim Range
+16 dB to +60 dB (Pad Off)
-10 dB to +34 dB (Pad On)
+6 dB to +50 dB (Hi-Z On)
High-Pass Filter
75 Hz, 12 dB/Octave
EQ
No
EQ Parameters
High: ±15 dB at 10 kHz (Shelving)
Mid: ±15 dB at 100 Hz to 8 kHz (Semi-Parametric)
Low: ±15 dB at 100 Hz (Shelving)
Dynamic Processing
Mono Channels:
Compressor
Built-In Effects
16x Effect (Type Unspecified)
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O
8x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line Input
2x Stereo RCA Unbalanced Line Input
2x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Main Output
2x 1/4" TRS Monitor Output
5x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
4x 1/4" TS Unbalanced Line Output
Phantom Power
48 V
Digital Audio I/O
No
Host Connection
1x USB-A (Class-Compliant)
Host Connection Protocol
USB 2.0
USB (Non-Host)
1x USB-B (USB 2.0)
Sync I/O
No
Network I/O
No
MIDI I/O
No
Wireless
No
Performance
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz +0/-1 dB (at 44.1 kHz)
20 Hz to 40 kHz +0/-3 dB (at 96 kHz)
Maximum Input Level
Mic/Line:
0 dBu for 0 dBFS (without Pad, Mono)
+26 dBu for 0 dBFS (with Pad, Mono)
Line Inputs:
+16 dBu (Stereo)
Maximum Output Level
Main Outputs:
+14.5 dBu
Monitor Outputs:
+14.5 dBu
Headphone Output Power
10 mW per Channel into 60 Ohms (Max)
Impedance
Inputs:
10 Kilohms
Outputs:
100 Ohms
XLR Inputs:
3 Kilohms
1/4" Inputs:
10 Kilohms
Hi-Z Inputs:
1 Megohm
EIN
128 dB (IHF-A, +60 dB Gain, 150-Ohm Source)
Digital Audio
Audio File Formats
Recording:
WAV
WAV
Sample Rates
44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz
44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz (WAV, Record)
Bit Depths
16 / 24-Bit (Recording)
24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
Audio Storage & Playback
Supported Media
USB Hard Disk Drive
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Supported Media Capacity
SD:
16 MB Minimum to 2 GB Maximum
SDHC:
4 GB Minimum to 32 GB Maximum
SDXC:
64 GB Minimum to 512 GB Maximum
OS Compatibility
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
Mobile Device Compatibility
iPod Touch
Power
Power Requirements
AC Input
AC Input Power
Not Specified by Manufacturer
AC/DC Power Adapter
12 VDC at 2 A (Included)
Physical
Operating Humidity
90%
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Certifications
CE
Dimensions
17.5 x 11.1 x 2.8" / 445 x 282 x 70.5 mm
Weight
5.6 lb / 2.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
8.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
21.25 x 13 x 4.5"

Zoom L-12 Reviews

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How does the Latency Adjustment work? Looking at ...

How does the Latency Adjustment work? Looking at the manual, there is only an ON or OFF function. Is there a way to manually delay the output? For example in the Zoom F8n, you can delay the output by a number of frames. I'd like to delay the output of this mixer because it's going to a video switcher and I know if someday I use HDMI inputs, the video will be delayed and then the sound will be slightly off. I'd hate to take the output of the mix and feed it back into a camera to feed it back to the video switcher if I don't have to
Asked by: Isaac
Yes it is.
Answered by: Mark S
Date published: 2020-02-04

Hi, I bought L-12 and I am unable to use it as ...

Hi, I bought L-12 and I am unable to use it as audio interface, but it works fine as stand alone. I put the selection switch to audio interface and downloaded the drive for windows for my desktop and select ASIO then the zoon L-12 is selected but doesn't show any tracks. Am I doing anything wrong here?
Asked by: Santu
@Bob, Thanks for the help. Yes BOB, I tried several times bu the Zoom L-12 is not working and I don't want to restart random and reboot randomly just to make it work in DAW. Recently bought Motu M2 and it works flawlessly. in REAPER and in ABLETON. It was 2 years back I got the zoomL-12 and I kept it in shelf just it didn't work in DAW. My problem is I am in Nepal and I asked my friend to get it for me, he got it from Norway when he was here in vacation and left after few weeks so I can't return. Well but it works standalone. Last week I was doing 2hrs of the live session every day for 2 weeks and then I needed the zoom but again it didn't work as Interface so I used it as a mixer and then output to MOTU M2 which was my USB interface. I don't want to use 2 audio devices for one job, thats all. Well lets see, Zoom has responded and emailed me lets see. Will send them VDO of whole process how I am working so they can find solution.
Answered by: Santu
Date published: 2020-07-16

Can the XLR Master Out, the 1/4" Master Out, and ...

Can the XLR Master Out, the 1/4" Master Out, and headphone outs send a mono signal?
Asked by: Tim
Yes, as long as you are using mono signals, you can have dual mono output for the left and right master outputs, and for the headphone output on the Zoom LiveTrak L-12 Digital Mixer and Multitrack Recorder.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2022-04-24

Can I record via the USB output (into my laptop) ...

Can I record via the USB output (into my laptop) while simultaneously using an analog (headphone) output into my video camera?
Asked by: Van
Yes, you can perform this kind of operation with the L-12.
Answered by: Zoom Customer Support
Date published: 2019-07-08

Can you do multitrack recording internally on the ...

Can you do multitrack recording internally on the SD card while ALSO using it as a multichannel interface to DAW?
Asked by: Anna
Yes!
Answered by: Zoom Customer Support
Date published: 2019-07-01

If I am using this as a multitrack audio ...

If I am using this as a multitrack audio interface on a computer, can I also record to an SD card?
Asked by: Ryan
Yes, this is 100% possible
Answered by: Zoom Customer Support
Date published: 2020-10-01

Can you apply EQ to the master output?

Can you apply EQ to the master output?
Asked by: Mordechai
No, the L-12's EQ section can only be applied to channels 1-12.
Answered by: Zoom Customer Support
Date published: 2019-09-19

Can you pad the master output signal down to mic ...

Can you pad the master output signal down to mic level?
Asked by: Dennis
Yes, you can pad the master output signal from the Zoom LiveTrak L-12 Digital Mixer & Multitrack Recorder by using an attenuator like the Hosa Technology ATT-448 In-Line Switchable Input Attenuator XLR Barrel (B&H # HOATT448) and setting the attenuation level for -30 or -40 dB to reduce the line level signal to mic level. The ATT-448 can be used on each of the XLR outputs with XLR cables.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2023-09-11
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