Product Highlights
  • 8-Channel (6 combo, plus 2 TS) Mixer
  • 12-Track Simultaneous Recording
  • 6 Sound Pads
  • 13 Preset Sounds
  • Up to 24-bit/96kHz Recording
  • TRRS Connection
  • 4 Headphone Outputs
  • 3-Band EQ & Low-Cut Function
  • 12-in / 4-out USB Audio Interface
  • Battery / USB Power Supply
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Overview

The Board for Creators
LiveTrak L‑8

Podcasting, Music and Beyond

Creators are evolving—and so is 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.

Key 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


Coming Through Loud & Clear

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.


On Air, On the Move

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.


True Multi-Track Recording

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.

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.

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.

Freedom of Speech

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.

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.

Save Settings. Save Time.

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.

 


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 6 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.

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.

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.

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 live stream while recording. 

Go Out & Play

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.

* L-8 is class compliant, enabling connection with iOS devices. Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required.

What's Included

LiveTrak L-8 Mixer/Recorder
TRRS Cable
USB Cable
AD-17 AC Adapter
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Product Specifications

LiveTrak L-8

INPUTS AND OUTPUTS / NUMBER OF CHANNELS

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

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

LINE

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
+14.5 dBu

Output impedance
100 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

Send 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

PHYSICAL SPECS

 
Dimensions (WxHxD)

268 x 74 x 282 mm (10.5 x 2.9 x 11")

Weight (unit only)

1.56 kg (3.44 lbs)

Questions & Answers

Zoom LiveTrak L-8, 8-Channel Mixer (6 combo, + 2 TS)

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