Zoom LiveTrak L-8 - Digital Mixer and Recorder

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  • Zoom LiveTrak L-8 - Digital Mixer and Recorder, the board for creators.
  • Perfect for podcasters, musicians, singer-songwriters and small bands.
  • It's now easier than ever to mix, monitor and record in one portable, affordable package.
  • Features six independent Zoom preamps, built to handle anything from a whisper to a raucous debate.
  • Can run for up to 1 and a half hours with just four AA batteries, or on a USB battery, letting you podcast from anywhere.
Our price £379.00 £315.83
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Zoom LiveTrak L-8 - Digital Mixer and Recorder


Creators are evolving, and so are their mixers. 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.

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.

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.

 

Main Features

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Zoom LiveTrak L-8 can run up to 1 ½ hours with just four AA batteries, or on a USB battery, so you can podcast from anywhere.

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.

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

Save settings, save time. Once you’ve dialled 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.

 

Coming Through Loud and Clear

The L-8's six high-performance preamps each feature phantom power, a low noise floor (-121dBU EIN), and a maximum input gain of +54dB.

Additionally, there are two Hi-Z, line-level, and USB inputs. You can also fine-tune each channel with EQ and onboard effects.

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 favourite DAW for fine-tuning.

*Effects, EQ, overdub, and audio interface are not available in 96 kHz.

No outlet? No worries. Get up to 1 ½ hour 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.

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.

The L-8 is also a 12-in/4-out audio interface. Track directly into your favourite DAW or use the USB return to run backing tracks from your computer.

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

 

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

 

What's in the Box:

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

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/–3 – +41 dB (when Hi-Z ON)
  • Input impedance: XLR: 3 kΩ
  • Input impedance: TRS: 3 kΩ/1 MΩ (when Hi-Z ON)
  • Maximum input level: –2 dBu when –26dB switch OFF (at 0 dBFS)
  • Maximum input level: +24 dBu when –26dB switch ON (at 0 dBFS)
  • Phantom power: +48 V

Line:

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

  • 1/48 kHz:
    • Recording: 12 channels
    • Playback: 4 channels
  • Bit Depth: 24-bit
  • Interface: USB 2.0

System Requirements for Audio Interface Mode

Windows

  • OS: Windows® 8.1 ~ 11 (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 ~ 12
  • 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 ~ 15
  • *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 – 20 kHz: –1 dB at 44.1 kHz
    • 20 Hz – 40 kHz: –3 dB at 96 kHz (when GAIN at 3 o'clock)
  • Equivalent input noise: –121 dBu 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/4ch audio to SD card (when 48V is OFF, LCD BACKLIGHT is 15sec, BATTERY SAVING is ON and headphone impedance is 62Ω):
    • Alkaline batteries: about 1.5 hours
    • NiMH batteries (1900 mAh): about 3 hours
    • Lithium batteries: about 5 hours
    • The above values are approximate.
    • Continuous battery operation times were determined using in-house testing methods. They will vary greatly according to use conditions.
  • Power Consumption: 5W
  • External Dimensions: 268 mm (W) × 282 mm (D) × 74 mm (H)
  • Weight (Unity Only): 1.56 kg
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