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Zoom LiveTrak L-8 Portable 8-Channel Digital Mixer and Multitrack Recorder

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Zoom LiveTrak L-8 Portable 8-Channel Digital Mixer and Multitrack Recorder
Key Features
  • Portable Podcasting/Music Studio
  • 6 XLR-1/4" Mic/Line Inputs with +48V
  • 10 Faders to Control Audio Levels
  • Multitrack Recording via SD Card and USB
The Zoom LiveTrak L-8 digital mixer and recorder puts the flexibility of Zoom's popular LiveTrak L-Series range in a compact and portable format that's optimized for podcasting and music production on the go. The LiveTrak L-8 provides tactile controls and intuitive functionality, so you can start a podcasting or music recording session in minutes.
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Zoom L8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Panel Podcasts are No Problem
  • 3Six Sound Pads for Triggering Samples or Music
  • 4Easy Phone Call Interviews
  • 5Multiple Independent Headphone Outputs
  • 6Track Song Demos with Multiple Musicians
  • 7Flexible Powering Methods
  • 8Efficiently Save and Recall Entire Scenes
  • 9Record up to 12 Tracks

The Zoom LiveTrak L-8 digital mixer and recorder puts the flexibility of Zoom's popular LiveTrak L-Series range in a compact and portable format that's optimized for podcasting and music production on the go. The LiveTrak L-8 provides tactile controls and intuitive functionality, so you can start a podcasting or music recording session in minutes.

With six mic preamps, four independent headphone outputs, a phone tap for call-in interviews, and six sound pads, the LiveTrak L-8 can easily handle roundtable podcasts or tracking multiple musicians. Since it can be operated on AA batteries or a USB power supply, it can join you no matter where you go to record.

Whether you record to an SD card, stream via USB to a computer or iOS mobile device, or do both at the same time, the LiveTrak L-8 gives you up to 12 channels of simultaneous multitrack recording. Just add microphones (dynamic or condenser), hook up headphones, and get ready to produce quality content in no time.

Panel Podcasts are No Problem
  • Thanks to its six transparent, low-noise mic preamps with selectable phantom power, the LiveTrak L-8 can accommodate dynamic or condenser microphones for you and multiple guests.
  • Just insert an SDHC or SDXC card to start recording right away. Keep in mind that you can multitrack record via USB to a computer or iOS mobile device (separately available Apple Camera Connection Kit required) whether or not you track to an SD card.
  • No matter which media you choose, the L-8 records separate tracks to ensure flexibility in post-production processes such as editing and mixing.
Six Sound Pads for Triggering Samples or Music
  • Use sound effects and music clips to add excitement to your podcast. The LiveTrak L-8 features six assignable sound pads that allow you to instantly trigger effects, music, applause, prerecorded interviews, or ads.
  • The LiveTrak L-8 comes with 13 preset sounds for its sound pads, making it ready for out-of-the-box production.
Easy Phone Call Interviews
  • The LiveTrak L-8's phone tap lets you easily interview a guest who is calling in remotely on the phone or via common apps like Skype and FaceTime.
  • Simply connect your mobile device to the 3.5mm TRRS port using the supplied TRRS cable (some iOS devices may require a Lightning to headphone jack adapter), and the L-8 utilizes a mix-minus function to ensure that the caller won't hear their own voice echoing back to them.
Multiple Independent Headphone Outputs
  • The host and each guest in your podcast should clearly hear the content of your production. The L-8 offers four 1/4" stereo headphone outputs with independent level controls and mix selectors.
  • The main headphone output is sourced from the master output while the three other headphone outs can be assigned to the master mix or an independent cue mix.
  • Connect the balanced XLR stereo master outputs to a pair of active speakers for convenient monitoring.
Track Song Demos with Multiple Musicians
  • You can easily record song demos and live performances with multiple musicians using the LiveTrak L-8.
  • The first two channels of the L-8 support 1/4" Hi-Z inputs for direct connection of instruments such as a guitar and bass.
  • Channels 7-8 feature 1/4" line inputs, which can be used to plug in a drum machine or stereo keyboard.
  • Utilize the remaining inputs (channels 3-6) for mics on sources such as vocals and drums.
  • The four 1/4" headphone outputs allow you to create custom mixes for each musician.
Flexible Powering Methods
  • Conveniently run the L-8 in remote locations via four AA batteries—up to 2 hours via alkaline batteries, up to 3.5 hours via 1900 mAh NiMH batteries, or up to 6.5 hours via lithium batteries (batteries available separately).
  • A USB cable and the Zoom AD-17 USB-to-AC adapter are included for powering the L-8 from an AC outlet.
  • Alternatively, you can power the L-8 via a USB battery or power bank.
  • The L-8's USB connection is designed to eliminate accidental interruptions, giving you power on which you can rely.
Efficiently Save and Recall Entire Scenes
  • Set your levels, dial in the mix, then save your settings in one of the L-8's seven scene presets.
  • Recall a scene at the push of a button to instantly reconfigure the L-8.
  • Create different scenes for common scenarios such as podcasting, live streaming, band rehearsals, and more.
Record up to 12 Tracks
  • The L-8 records up to 10 discrete tracks and a stereo mix directly to an SD card at up to 24-bit / 96 kHz.
  • Use the L-8 as a 12-input / 4-output audio interface with your computer or iOS mobile device via USB at up to 24-bit / 48 kHz.
  • Punch record and overdub at any time for more complex productions.
  • Optimize the sound of your tracks via onboard effects and each channel's 3-band EQ and low-cut filter (effects, EQ, and overdub functions are unavailable at 96 kHz).
UPC: 884354021146

Zoom L8 Specs

Signal Processing
EQ Parameters
High: ±15 dB at 10 kHz (Shelving)
Mid: ±15 dB at 2.5 kHz (Notch/Peak)
Low: ±15 dB at 100 Hz (Shelving)
Built-In Effects
8 x Effect (Type Unspecified)
Performance
Headphone Output Power
10 mW per Channel into 60 Ohms (Max)
Compatibility
OS Compatibility
macOS 10.12 or Later
Windows 7 or Later (32/64-Bit)
iOS 10 or Later
*As of November, 2021: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Processor Requirement
Mac:
Intel Core i3 or Better
PC:
Intel Core i3 or Better
Required Hardware
Available USB 2.0 Port, USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen 1 Port ([or])
Lightning to USB Adapter (Not Included)
Power
Power Consumption
5 W
Physical
Meters
12 x 9-Segment LED
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.975 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.9 x 13.4 x 3.8"

Zoom L8 Reviews

Saved the day for a long seminar

By Donald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-20

I ordered this board just days before I needed a solution for a full-day seminar at a hotel event venue, and am so glad I did. We ended up having to utilize one of the 4 Monitor Outs to power the house speakers which saved the day by allowing us to use an additional laptop for playing back videos, in addition to recording backup of the full event, and using the rest of the mics for the presenters.

I love this purchase I made

By Gaddi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-20

I always wanted to buy this mix and it turned out fantastic

New frontier for me

By Antonio Carlos
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-28

As a filmmaker, I devote a lot of time to being updated and getting more skills. Sound is indispensable for filmmakers but it's really difficult to have time to learn the basics. This is simple and effective.

Very good!

By Rodrigo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

Very good. I recommend.

More versatile than expected

By Dedrick
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-07

I need a replacement mixer for in sports broadcasts. Topping the requirements were slide pots and multiple headphones. This fit the bill perfectly but I was surprised by the mixer's ability to do so much more - especially the mix-minus feature.

grate

By Moshe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-17

grate

Failed in several instances

By Michael
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-16

Do not trust this device for recording. Even when it worked, it was difficult to tell if it was actually recording because the process for starting the record function was atypical (press play, then release and then press the record button). Also, once the device begins recording, there is no light to indicate this. Just a change from a black triangle to a black circle on the very small LCD screen. With that said, the device failed during several shoots. For reasons that Zoom could not explain (except that it was defective) on several occasions it just stopped recorded after exactly 10 minutes. The files could not be read when this occurred. This happened at least 3-4 times during important shoots. Fortunately, we always made sure to have a backup audio source. But it's not great to see your main audio device fail this many times. I called Zoom, and I expected the tech support representative to say something like I'm really sorry that happened but she basically just said Oh ok, it probably is defective. No apology, no mention of the fact that their device almost screwed up several shoots. They offered to look at it, but told me I would need to pay for shipping even though it had not been a full year that I owned it. Eventually, they relented and offered to pay for shipping. I would not recommend this to anyone who prefers their audio recorders to actually record audio. Only use this is if you don't care if the recorder stops after a few minutes.

All in one Mix

By Gaddi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-21

I've been looking for a long time for something that has everything I need in my work, and zoomlive has it all

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