Zoom LiveTrak L-8 Mixer

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  • Zoom LiveTrak L-8 Mixer
  • Zoom LiveTrak L-8 Mixer
  • Zoom LiveTrak L-8 Mixer
  • Zoom LiveTrak L-8 Mixer
  • Zoom LiveTrak L-8 Mixer
  • Zoom LiveTrak L-8 Mixer
  • Zoom LiveTrak L-8 Mixer
  • Zoom LiveTrak L-8 Mixer
  • Zoom LiveTrak L-8 Mixer
  • Zoom LiveTrak L-8 Mixer

What's in the Box

  • LiveTrak L-8 Mixer/Recorder
  • TRRS Cable
  • USB Cable
  • AD-17 AC Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide

Creators are evolving—and so are we. Zoom LiveTrak L-8 makes it easier than ever to mix, monitor and record professional-sounding podcasts and music performances in one portable, affordable package. Podcast creators are a special breed. They require a unique set of audio features, along with the flexibility of a proper mixing console. The LiveTrak L-8 combines Zoom’s famous audio performance with features made for podcasters. Just press a button to play intros, outros, jingles, ads and sound effects. With 6 easily-assignable Sound Pads, the right sound is at your fingertips.

Remote interviews are a snap with the L-8; just connect your phone via the provided TRRS cable. The Mix-Minus function automatically prevents echo and feedback to and from the caller.  Or use the USB connection to route audio from Skype, Facetime, Hangouts, Slack and more.

Zoom’s preamps are famous for a good reason: they’re transparent, powerful and ultra-reliable. The L-8 features six independent Zoom preamps, built to handle anything from a whisper to a raucous debate. If you can’t hear yourself, how are you supposed to speak your mind? The L-8 is equipped with four headphone outputs, so that each participant can clearly hear what is going on.

The pros know that when you record everyone on their own separate track it just sounds better and provides more flexibility in the edit. The L-8 records separate tracks directly to your SD card, enabling you to edit them later. The L-8 lets you record up to 10 discrete tracks plus a stereo mix directly to an SD card at resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz*. You can punch-in and overdub with ease, then transfer your work to your favorite DAW for fine tuning. The Zoom LiveTrak L-8 can run up to 2 ½ hours with just four AA batteries, or on a USB battery, so you can podcast from anywhere. The unique design of the USB connection assures that you’ll never have accidental interruptions. No outlet? No worries. Get up to 2 ½ hours of power from just four AA batteries. You can also power using a USB battery, and with the L-8’s unique USB connection design, you never have to worry about accidentally disconnecting.

Used as an audio interface, the L-8 can record full episodes directly to your computer and an SD card simultaneously.  You can also live stream while recording. L-8 is class compliant, enabling connection with iOS devices. Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required. Once you’ve dialed in your mix…save it! The L-8 lets you save up to 7 show “scenes” that can be saved and instantly recalled at the press of a button.

From singer-songwriters to small bands, the L-8 is the ideal mixer and recorder for musicians who may be small in number, but big on sound. 

The L-8 features six high performance preamps each with phantom power, a low noise floor (-121dBU EIN), and maximum input gain of +54dB.  Additionally, there are two each Hi-Z, line-level and USB inputs. You can also fine-tune each channel with EQ and onboard effects. Never settle for that “compromise” monitor mix again. The L-8 provides three custom monitor mixes, so no matter where you are on stage, you hear exactly what you need.

Features at a glance:

  • 8-channel mixer (6 combo, plus 2 TS)
  • 12-track simultaneous recording, 10-track playback
  • Mix-Minus function preventing audio feedback from dial-in guests
  • TRRS connection and included TRRS cable for phone connectivity
  • 6 assignable Sound Pads, with 13 preset sounds
  • 4 headphone outputs, consisting of 3 custom monitor mixes, plus one main mix
  • 3-band EQ and a low-cut function
  • 7 scene memories for storing mixes
  • 12-in / 4-out USB audio interface
  • Class-compliant mode (for iOS compatibility)
  • Battery operated with four AA batteries or a USB power supply
  • Record up to 24-bit/96kHz, record up to 48kHZ to computer and SD card simultaneously
Mic/Line Inputs 6
Line Inputs 2
Master Out 1
Master Out (Phones) 1
Monitor Out (Phones) 3
Mic/Line Input Types Mic/Line
Type: XLR/TRS combo jacks (XLR: 2 HOT, TRS: TIP HOT)
Input Gain: +10 - +54dB
Input impedance: XLR: 3 kΩ, TRS: 3 kΩ/510 kΩ (when Hi-Z ON)
Maximum input level: –2 dBu when –26dB switch OFF (at 0 dBFS)
+24 dBu when –26dB switch ON (at 0 dBFS)
Phantom power: +48 V
Specifications: TS phone jack/TRRS mini jack (4-pole/TIP: L, RING: R, RING: GND, SLEEVE: MIC?
Input Impedance: 3 kΩ
Maximum input level: +4 dBu
Output Master Out
Type: XLR jacks (balanced)
Maximum output level: 10 mW + 10 mW (60Ω load)
Output impedance: 10 Ω
Master Out (Phones)
Type: Standard stereo phone jack
Maximum output level: 10 mW + 10 mW (60Ω load)
Output impedance: 10 Ω
Monitor Out (Phones)
Type: Standard stereo phone jack
Maximum output level: 10 mW + 10 mW (60Ω load)
Output impedance: 10 Ω
Buses Master: 1
Monitor: 3
Send EFX: 1
Channel strip Low Cut: 75 Hz, 12 dB/OCT
EQ: HIGH: 10 kHz, ±15 dB, shelving MID: 2.5 kHz, ±15 dB, peaking LOW: 100 Hz, ±15 dB, shelving
Level Meter 9 segments
Sound Effects 8 types
Recorder Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 12 at 44.1/48/96 kHz
Maximum simultaneous playback tracks: 10
Recording format: WAV 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit, mono/stereo
Recording Media: 4GB–32GB SDHC-compliant cards (Class 10 or higher) 64GB–512GB SDXC-compliant cards (Class 10 or higher)
Audio interface 44.1/48 kHz: Recording: 12 channels Playback: 4 channels
Bit Depth: 24-bit
Interface: USB 2.0
Card reader Class: Mass storage USB 2.0 High Speed
Sampling frequency 44.1/48/96 kHz
Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz: –1 dB at 44.1 kHz 20 Hz – 40 kHz: –3 dB at 96 kHz (when +48 dB)
Equivalent input noise Actual measurements: 121dB EIN (IHF-A) at +54dB/150Ω input
Display LCD with backlight (96×64 resolution)
Power 4 AA batteries (alkaline, NiMH or lithium) • AC adapter (ZOOM AD-17): DC 5V/1A • USB bus power
Estimated continuous operation times using batteries 2 hours for alkaline or 3 hours for NiMH when battery saving mode on/48V off
Power consumption 5 W