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Overview: The Zoom LiveTrak L-8play button

Overview: The Zoom LiveTrak L-8

The Zoom LiveTrak L-8: The Board For Musiciansplay button

The Zoom LiveTrak L-8: The Board For Musicians

Zoom LiveTrak L-8: Basic Recordingplay button

Zoom LiveTrak L-8: Basic Recording

Zoom LiveTrak L-8: Audio Interface Modeplay button

Zoom LiveTrak L-8: Audio Interface Mode


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Zoom's LiveTrak L-8 makes recording and mixing high-quality audio easy for podcasters, musicians and small ensembles. With six studio-grade mic preamps, built-in effects and separate headphone monitor mixes, the L-8 ensures pristine sound for any production.

Six Versatile Mic Preamps Provide Pristine Recordings

The L-8 features six high-performance preamps, each with 48V phantom power, a low noise floor (-121dBU) and up to 54dB of gain for crystal-clear recordings. Two inputs accept hi-Z signals for direct recording of electric guitars and basses. Line-level inputs and a USB stereo return provide additional connectivity. Dial in the ideal sound using the 3-band EQ and reverb/delay effects on each channel.

Multitrack Recording and Mixing On the Go

Record up to 12 tracks simultaneously, plus a stereo mix, directly to an SD card at up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution. Overdub, punch in and create custom mixes with ease while monitoring through the four headphone outputs. Power the L-8 for up to 2.5 hours using four AA batteries or a USB power bank for recording in remote locations. A built-in USB audio interface allows streaming and recording with your computer.

Flexible Monitoring Gives Each Performer Their Own Mix

The L-8 provides three separate monitor mixes so each performer can have a tailored listening experience. Send different combinations of inputs and effects to the three monitor busses for the ideal blend in each performer's headphones or stage wedge. Mute channels, set pan positions and adjust levels for maximum comfort and control over what each performer hears.

Designed for Podcasters and Musicians Alike

Whether you're recording a podcast, livestreaming a performance or laying down tracks for your next album, the L-8 delivers professional results. Dedicated sound pads and mix-minus make it easy to incorporate remote guests and call-ins. Save up to seven "scenes" to quickly recall your favorite settings. The L-8's portable, intuitive design provides an all-in-one solution for audio production on the go.

Zoom LiveTrak L-8 8-Channel Mixer
Zoom LiveTrak L-8 8-Channel Mixer
Zoom LiveTrak L-8 8-Channel Mixer

collapse expand iconFeatures

  • 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

    WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm

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    • :
    • MIC/LINE: 6
    • LINE: 2
    • :
    • MASTER OUT: 1
      • Type: XLR/TRS combo jacks (XLR: 2 HOT, TRS: TIP HOT)
      • Input gain: +10 – +54dB/–3 – +41dB (when Hi-Z ON)
      Input impedance 
      • XLR: 3 kohm
      • TRS: 3 kohm/1 mohm (when Hi-Z ON)
      Maximum input level
      • –2dBu when –26dB switch OFF (at 0 dBFS)
      • +24dBu when –26dB switch ON (at 0 dBFS)
      Phantom power
      • +48V
      • :
      • 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
      • Type: XLR jacks (balanced)
      • Maximum output level: +14.5 dBu
      • Output impedance: 100 ohm
      • Type : Standard stereo phone jack
      • Maximum output level: 10 mW + 10 mW (60 ohm load)
      • Output impedance: 10 ohm
      • Type: Standard stereo phone jack
      • Maximum output level: 10 mW + 10 mW (60 ohm load)
      • Output impedance: 10 ohm
      • MASTER: 1
      • MONITOR: 3
      • SEND EFX: 1
      • LOW CUT: 75Hz, 12 dB/OCT
      • HIGH: 10kHz, ±15dB, shelving
      • MID: 2.5kHz, ±15dB, peaking
      • LOW: 100Hz, ±15dB, shelving
      • Level meter: 9 segments
      • Send effects: 8 types
      • Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 12 at 44.1/48/96kHz
      • Maximum simultaneous playback tracks: 10
      • Recording format: WAV 44.1/48/96kHz, 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)
      • 44.1/48kHz
      • Recording: 12 channels
      • Playback: 4 channels
      • Bit depth: 24-bit
      • Interface: USB 2.0
        • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or later/8.1/10 (32-bit/64-bit)
        • 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.
        • 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
          • Mass storage USB 2.0 High Speed
          • Sampling frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz
          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/150 ohm input
          • Display: LCD with backlight (96x64 resolution)
          • 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 (1,900 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