Zoom LiveTrak L-8 Digital Mixer, 8-Channel

The Zoom LiveTrak L-8 is a ready-to-go portable recording solution for live music or podcasting. Use this digital mixer on battery power, or plug it in.

The Zoom LiveTrak L-8 is a portable digital mixer and recorder, ideal for podcast and music recording in the studio and on the go.

The L-8 combines a digital mixer with 8 input channels, and a multi-track recorder capable of recording up to 12 tracks simultaneously. It can be used as a 12-in / 4-out USB audio interface even while you are recording to the SD card. Whether recording to the SD card or computer, it will save a separate file for each input so you will have the flexibility to edit and mix in post-production.

Podcasters can connect up to 4 pairs of headphones to the L-8's outputs. In addition to the master output mix, the L-8 has 3 independent monitor mixes, enabling different mixes to be sent to individual musicians, participants, and performers.

Sound effects are a necessity for podcasters. The L-8 has 6 sound pads that can be used to play intros, jingles, sound effects, and more. You can trigger a pre-recorded ad or interview to give your hosts a break. If your podcast has a theme or a music bed, you can hit a sound pad to easily play it.

Remote podcast guests can be problematic, but not with the L-8. Equipped with a smartphone connection jack and an included TRRS cable, the L-8 is ideal for podcasting with call-in guests. The Mix-Minus function automatically prevents echo and feedback to and from your caller. You can also use the USB connection to route audio from Skype, Facetime, Hangouts, Slack, and more.

Powered with four AA batteries for up to 2 hours, read more the L-8 is your anytime, anywhere recorder and mixer. For longer recording sessions, you can connect a portable USB battery, and if the USB battery dies, it will automatically switch to the AA battery power. You can always power the L-8 using wall power with the included power adapter.


- 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
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- LINE: 2


MIC/LINE inputs:
- Type: XLR/TRS combo jacks (XLR: 2 HOT, TRS: TIP HOT)
- Input gain: +10 - +54 dB
- Input impedance: XLR: 3 kO
- TRS: 3 kO/510 kO (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

LINE inputs:
- TS phone jack/TRRS mini jack (4-pole/TIP: L, RING: R, RING: GND, SLEEVE: MIC)
- Input impedance: 3 kOhms
- Maximum input level: +4 dBu

- Type: XLR jacks (balanced)
- Maximum output level: +14.5 dBu
- Output impedance: 100 O
- Type Standard stereo phone jack
- Maximum output level: 10 mW + 10 mW (60O load)
- Type: Standard stereo phone jack
- Maximum output level: 10 mW + 10 mW (60O load)
- Output impedance: 10 Ohms


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
Send effects: 8 types

- 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/150O input

Display: LCD with backlight

- 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
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ZL8

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 5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted March 30, 2022 by a customer from gmail.com in Austin, TX
"The L8 Packs A Punch"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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We have two Tascam 12's that we use like Swiss Army knives at work; they are well built and do a little bit of everything really well,but when it came to my personal studio needs,it was the L8 that fit my needs perfectly. I wanted a stand-alone recorder that allowed me to record studio grade basic tracks of wav files for transfer to Studio One,which the L8 does well,yet it also allows me to duplicate those tracks in S1 in real-time if I choose. I designate Ch 1 and 2 for guitar and bass, run the line outs from my Antelope Audio Synergy Discrete 4 preamps (with effects!) to Ch 3-6 for vocals and such,while using Ch 7-8 for groove box/loops in stereo. It all just works! The L8 and a pair of 3" Presonus w Bluetooth make for a great portable unit. I used it and a pair of cans plus a quality condenser mic on location to record audio for a video and it was smooth sailing.The L8 isn't as robustly built as a Tascam 12 but it's a great second choice for those on a budget.
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