Zoom LiveTrak L-8

  • Item # 1525058
  • Model # ZL8

Because creators are evolving... 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. Powe… Learn More

$449.99

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Podcasting, music and beyond.

Because creators are evolving... 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. Power to the Podcast 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.   Sound Pad Magic Just press a button to play intros, outros, jingles, ads and sound effects. With six easily-assignable Sound Pads, the right sound is at your fingertips. First-Time Caller, Long-Time Listener 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. Freedom of Speech Zoom’s preamps are famous for a good reason: they’re transparent, powerful and ultrareliable. The L-8 features six independent Zoom preamps, built to handle anything from a whisper to a raucous debate. Hear Yourself Talk  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. A Track for Everyone 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. On Air, On the Move  The Zoom LiveTrak L-8 can run up to 2-1/2 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. Record Twice, Once Used as an audio interface, the L-8 can record full episodes directly to your computer and an SD card simultaneously.  You can also livestream while recording.   L-8 is class-compliant, enabling connection with iOS devices. An Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter is required (sold separately). Save Settings. Save Time Once you’ve dialed in your mix, save it. The L-8 lets you save up to seven show “scenes” that can be saved and instantly recalled at the press of a button. And for musicians...Small in Size. Big on Sound. 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. Coming Through Loud & ClearThe 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. True Multi-Track Recording The L-8 lets you record up to ten 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.  *Effects, EQ, overdub and audio interface are not available in 96 kHz. Go Out and Play No outlet? No worries. Get up to 2-1/2 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.  Individual Monitor Mixes 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. High-Quality Audio Interface The L-8 is also a 12-in/4-out audio interface. Track directly into your favorite DAW or use the USB return to run backing tracks from your computer.

Features

  • 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

In the box

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

Technical Specification

Zoom LiveTrak L-8

Inputs:

  • MIC/LINE: 6
  • LINE: 2

Output:

  • MASTER OUT: 1
  • MASTER OUT (PHONES): 1
  • MONITOR OUT (PHONES): 3

INPUTS

MIC/LINE:

  • Type: XLR/TRS combo jacks (XLR: 2 HOT, TRS: TIP HOT)
  • Input gain: +10 – +54 dB/–3 – +41 dB (when Hi-Z ON)

Input impedance 

  • XLR: 3 kohm
  • TRS: 3 kohm/1 mohm (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

  • +48V

LINE:

  • Type: TS phone jack
  • Input impedance: 10 kohm
  • Maximum input level: +3 dBu

Smartphone connection jack:

  • Type: TRRS mini jack (4-contact/TIP: L, RING 1: R, RING 2: GND, SLEEVE: MIC)
  • Input impedance: 10 kohm
  • Maximum input level: +3 dBu
  • OUTPUT
  • MASTER OUT:
  • Type: XLR jacks (balanced)
  • Maximum output level: +14.5 dBu
  • Output impedance: 100 ohm

MASTER OUT (PHONES):

  • Type : Standard stereo phone jack
  • Maximum output level: 10 mW + 10 mW (60 ohm load)
  • Output impedance: 10 ohm

MONITOR OUT (PHONES):

  • Type: Standard stereo phone jack
  • Maximum output level: 10 mW + 10 mW (60 ohm load)
  • Output impedance: 10 ohm

BUSES

  • MASTER: 1
  • MONITOR: 3
  • SEND EFX: 1

CHANNEL STRIP

  • LOW CUT: 75 Hz, 12 dB/OCT

EQ:

  • HIGH: 10 kHz, ±15dB, shelving
  • MID: 2.5 kHz, ±15dB, peaking
  • LOW: 100 Hz, ±15dB, shelving
  • Level meter: 9 segments
  • Send effects: 8 types

RECORDER

  • Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 12 at 44.1/48/96kHz
  • 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

  • 44.1/48kHz
  • Recording: 12 channels
  • Playback: 4 channels
  • Bit depth: 24-bit
  • Interface: USB 2.0

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR AUDIO INTERFACE MODE

Windows:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or later / 8.1 / 10 (32bit/64bit)
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 or faster*
  • USB: USB 3.0/USB 2.0**
  • *Operation is not guaranteed with CPUs from Atom, Celeron or Pentium series or CPUs made by AMD.
  • **Only USB host controllers with Intel Chipsets are supported. Operation is not guaranteed when used with USB hubs or expansion cards.

Mac:

  • OS: macOS 10.12/10.13/10.14 /10.15
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 or faster
  • USB: USB 3.0/USB 2.0*
  • *Operation is not guaranteed when used with USB hubs or expansion cards.
  • iPhone/iPad:
  • OS: iOS 10/11/12/13
  • *Apple Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter required.

CARD READER

Class:

  • Mass storage USB 2.0 High Speed
  • Sampling frequency: 44.1/48/96 kHz

Frequency response:

  • 20 Hz–20kHz: –1dB at 44.1kHz
  • 20 Hz–40kHz: –3dB at 96kHz (when GAIN at 3 o'clock)
  • Equivalent input noise: –121dBu or less (IHF-A) at +54dB/150Ω input
  • Display: LCD with backlight (96×64 resolution)

Power:

  • 4 AA batteries (alkaline, lithium, or rechargeable NiMH)
  • AC adapter (ZOOM AD-17): DC 5V/1A
  • Supports USB bus power
  • Estimated continuous recording time using batteries:
  • Recording 44.1kHz/16-bit/4-ch. audio to SD card (when 48V is OFF, LCD BACKLIGHT is 15 sec., BATTERY SAVING is ON and headphone impedance is 62 ohm):
  • Alkaline batteries: about 2 hours
  • NiMH batteries (1900 mAh): about 3.5 hours
  • Lithium batteries: about 6.5 hours (values are approximate)
  • Power consumption: 5W
  • External dimensions (WxDxH): 268 mm x 282 mm x 74 mm
  • Weight (main unit only): 1.56 kg