Zoom LiveTrak L-20 Digital Mixer, 20-Channel

Mix live shows, and multitrack-record them! This mixer can capture all 20 input channels plus a stereo mix to SD card. It's also a 22-in/4-out USB interface.

The Zoom LiveTrak L-20 is a digital console offering everything creators need to mix, monitor, and record complex productions. With 20 discrete audio channels and six individual custom monitor mixes, it's built for bigger, bolder arrangements.

20 Inputs for Bigger Sound

The LiveTrak L-20 is designed to mix bigger. It features 20 inputs (16 mono mic/line inputs and two stereo inputs), all with independent 3-band mid-parametric EQ. The 16 mono inputs offer stand-alone compressor control.

22 Tracks of Recording

Record 20 discrete channels plus a stereo mix directly to an SD card. The LiveTrak L-20 captures pristine audio in resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz.* At -128 dBu EIN with +60 dB maximum input gain, the L-20 is equipped with our quietest and most advanced preamps ever. Mix down finished songs on the L-20 or transfer your discrete tracks to a DAW to perfect later.

*Effects, EQ, overdub, audio interface, and fader modes A-E are not available in 96 kHz.

Create Six Custom Monitor Mixes

With six independent monitor outputs for musicians, each output can have its own custom mix, complete with effects that can easily be switched from a powerful headphone output, to a balanced line output for stage monitors.

And One for the House

The LiveTrak L-20 features a dedicated 7th output for the FOH engineer. The sound engineer can monitor the main mix and any of the sub mixes, thus adjusting them to the musicians' satisfaction.

Channel Strip (A)

All 20 inputs read more include a channel fader as well as dedicated mute and solo buttons. The 16 mono inputs include single-knob compression and gain control. Record or playback individual channels with the "Rec/Play" button.

EQ Control (B)

The L-20 provides a smooth 3-band mid-parametric EQ and a variable frequency low-cut for each channel. Use the "Select" button to apply Channel Strip settings to the selected channel.

2 EFX Sends (C)

The L-20 offers 20 built-in effects with adjustable parameters. Choose from delay and reverb effects, then apply them to any channel using two dedicated EFX busses.

Broad Connectivity (D)

The L-20's combo inputs support XLR or 1/4-inch connections. Channels 1-2 offer Hi-Z inputs for electric guitar or bass. Channels 17/18 and 19/20 have TS line connectivity for keyboards and other audio devices, as well as RCA inputs.

Navigation and Display (E)

The LiveTrak L-20's bright, backlit LCD screen and encoder knob let you access an intuitive menu to create new projects, recall previous projects, and customize your recorder settings.

Slate Mic and Metronome (F)

Use the built-in slate mic to record comments or talk-back. Push the tempo button to program the metronome to your desired tempo.

Transport Controls and Overdub Button (G)

Transport controls include Record, Play/Pause, Stop, Fast forward, and Rewind. The overdub button allows you to record additional tracks to your current project.

Six Custom Monitor Mixes (H)

The "Fader Mode" buttons allow you to design custom mixes for both the master and monitor outs. For each output, easily switch between a powerful headphone output and a balanced line output for stage monitors.

Headphone Output for FOH (I)

The L-20 includes a dedicated headphone output for front-of-house, enabling them to monitor any of the custom sub mixes as well as the master mix.

Custom Scene Settings (J)

Create and save up to nine different scenes to recall fader position, EQ settings, pan, mute, and more.


- Live digital mixer that records up to 20 discrete channels, plus a stereo mix. Perfect for live sets, rehearsals, and podcasting.
- 9 Scene Slots for saving mixes
- 6 monitor outputs, switchable from a headphone output to a balanced line output for powering stage wedges
- Dedicated headphone output for FOH
- Remote mixing app for iOS device
- 20 effects with adjustable parameters on 2 effects channels
- Solo button on each channel
- 22-in / 4-out USB Audio interface for Mac, PC or iOS
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 11.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ZOO ZL20

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 631-542-5270
Email: info@zoom-na.com
Web: https://zoomcorp.com/en/us/contact/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted January 14, 2022 by STEPHEN MOORE in VALE, NC

"It's not for everyone but you can't go wrong."

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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As a mixing board it's very attractive. Lots of neat lights and knobs and faders. As just a mixer this would be quite expensive but when you factor in the ability to multi track record it's worth it in my opinion. I bought this primarily because I needed a new mixer, my old Behringer was toast and I own a Zoom R24 multi track recorder. That device took me a long time to warm up to as I had been used to the Boss BR1600CD recorder. The Zoom R24 won my heart over in time. So I thought why buy Tascam when I am not sure and I liked my last Zoom so I got this.

I got to where I was mixing most of my music in DAW software but since I got this I wanted to make myself record everything on here track by track and mix on board as well. It's made me think a little more about how I play and record and be a bit more meticulous. In a DAW it's easy to cut and paste away problems (which adds another whole creative element btw). Using this I record track by track like in old days and use faders in and out.

This device is lovely to look at and does not feel cheap. It has cool lights and dual intensity leds on faders . It also uses a channel strip for effects and eq. These work very well. I like the effects on board. You have to select the channel that activates these settings. I would say it took me a few minutes but is easy to get. There are also 9 scenes that can be placed in memory for quick recall. So it will remember read more all the setting you currently have when you lock it in.

Ease of Use
You have to download the drivers to use with this off the Zoom site. There is a problem however that I have not yet resolved. I can get sound down the USB cable to the board. I cannot get sound from the board up the USB cable into the computer which means I can't record direct to DAW. My R24 is the same way. I dug through all the settings and it sees the device both for input and output but for some reason I can't make it work. Not entirely convinced it's Zoom driver but it could be. I don't use the device in the direct record to DAW much but I would like to get to that option. I take the wav files off the Zoom that I record and up load them into the DAW via the USB cable. Which is the reason I went away from the BR1600. It was too slow moving files.

I think this will work well for a long time.


Manufacturer Support
Their web site is easy to nav but I am going to contact them for help in resolving the issue I mentioned above.

The Wow Factor
I generally don't buy stuff I don't need. I needed a new mixer. I was getting around about the old one but it was no longer satisfactory.

Musical Background:
past history of rock cover bands as bass and guitar, play in a worship group now

Musical Style:
mostly guitar oriented rock style. But I also do creative funny song stories. I play contemporary Christian music
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