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The Board That Does It All LiveTrak L‑12 Mix, Record, Monitor, Playback, and Remix

With the LiveTrak L-12, you can finally mix, record, and monitor with a single piece of gear. It’s the only digital console that lets you mix your live performance and record up to 12 discrete channels – all while providing five individual custom headphone mixes.






Live Mixing

LiveTrak’s 12 discrete channels (eight
mono plus two stereo) have a 3-band
mid-parametric EQ and 16 built-in
send effects. Its eight mono channels
also have a dedicated compressor.
With all these controls plus its
12-segment LED metering, the
L-12 offers just what you need
for intuitive mixing.




LiveTrak lets you record 12 discrete tracks up to
24-bit/96 kHz WAV audio to an SD card
while simultaneously mixing your live show.
Tracks are recorded pre-EQ and effects, so
they can be transferred to your favorite DAW
for further mixing and editing.


*Effects, EQ, overdub, audio interface,
​fader modes A-E, and channels 13-14
(stereo mix) are not available in 96 kHz.


Five Custom

Each of LiveTrak’s five monitor outputs
provides a unique mix, so every performer
can create and save a mix that’s tailored
to their preferences. Its headphone
amplifier delivers volume that stands up
in any live environment without the need
for a separate headphone monitoring setup.

Let’s Take a Tour


The Channel Strip ( 1 )
All 12 inputs include a channel fader and mute button. The eight mono inputs also include single-knob compression and gain control. Record or playback individual channels with the "Rec/Play" button. Use the "Select" button to apply Channel Strip settings (EQ and panning controls, and "EFX Return" settings) to the selected channel.

Easy EQ Control ( 2 )
The L-12 provides a smooth 3-band mid-parametric EQ and a low cut function for each input channel.

Plenty of Inputs ( 3 )
The L-12’s combo inputs support XLR or 1/4-inch connections. Channels 1 and 2 offer Hi-Z inputs for connecting an electric guitar or bass. Channels 9/10 and 11/12 have TS line connectivity for keyboards and other audio devices, as well as RCA inputs. 

Navigation and Display ( 4 )
LiveTrak’s bright, backlit LCD screen and encoder knob let you access an intuitive menu system to create new projects, recall previous projects, and customize your recorder settings.

16 Onboard Effects ( 5 )
The L-12 offers 16 built-in effects with fully adjustable parameters. Choose from delay and reverb effects, then apply them to any channel.

Custom Scene Settings ( 6 )
Save up to nine different scenes and recall your custom settings automatically. Each scene saves fader position, EQ settings, pan, mute, and more. The “Fader Mode” buttons allow you to design custom mixes for both the Master and monitor outs.

Slate Mic and Metronome ( 7 )
Use the built-in slate mic to record comments or talk-back, and program the metronome to your desired tempo.

Flexible Monitoring Options ( 8 )
Five powered headphone outputs can send individual monitor sub mixes to headphones, in-ear monitors, or powered monitor speakers. Headphone output A also features two 1/4" outputs for connection to additional monitors. The main outputs feature XLR connectors to easily connect to your PA.

USB Connectivity for Your DAW

LiveTrak is also a 14-in/4-out USB audio interface with flexible routing options, offering unlimited possibilities. Class compliant mode, which enables connection with iOS devices, is also supported.*

*Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required.

What’s Under the Hood?

Our Best Mic Preamps Yet
At -128 dBu EIN with +60 dB maximum input gain, LiveTrak is equipped with the quietest and most advanced preamps we’ve ever made. Just wait until you hear how incredible it sounds.

High-Definition Sample Rates
The L-12 supports sample rates up to 96 kHz when recording to an SD card, allowing you to record in high definition. In Audio Interface mode, the L-12 can record up to 48 kHz to a computer and an SD card simultaneously.



Convenient Auto Recording
Record automatically by adjusting the L-12’s customizable audio input commands. Set it to start when the master fader detects a certain dB level, or use a guitar chord or snare hit to start the track. You can capture data up to two seconds before recording starts, in case a performance begins ahead of time.

Versatile Operation Modes
The L-12 is equipped with several operation modes. Audio Interface mode lets you route inputs and outputs to any DAW.

With USB Host mode, transfer projects and audio files to a connected USB flash drive. In Card Reader mode, the L-12 acts as an SD card reader, allowing you to transfer audio files to and from your computer.

Features at a Glance

  • 12 discrete channels (8 mono plus 2 stereo) with XLR or 1/4-inch connectivity
  • 14-track simultaneous recording, 12-track playback
  • 14-in/4-out USB audio interface connectivity
  • 5 powered headphone outputs, each with a customizable and saveable mix
  • Add backing/click tracks from your computer to your live mix and recording
  • RCA and TS line inputs
  • 48V phantom power (channels 1-4 and 5-8)
  • Hi-Z connectivity (channels 1 and 2)
  • 26 dB pad (channels 3-8)
  • Built-in compression control (Channels 1-8)
  • Digital level meters -48 dB to -0 dB
  • Master mute button
  • Low-cut control
  • Stereo panning
  • Master and Monitor Outputs A-E
  • Scene saving function, up to 9 scenes saved at a time
  • 16 built-in delay and reverb effects with adjustable parameters
  • Built-in slate mic
  • Class-compliant mode (for iOS compatibility)
  • SD card input
  • Built-in metronome
  • Automatic recording starting/stopping capability
  • Project protection
  • Import/export projects with USB 2.0 host port
  • Latency adjustment for A-to-D conversion
  • Compatible functions for ZOOM FS01 footswitch


Here's what comes included with the L-12:

  • AC adapter (AD-19)
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Quick Guide

Optional Accessory:

  • Rack mount adapter (RKL-12)
  • Foot swtich (FS01)
  • Carrying Bag (CBL-20)



The Zoom LiveTrak L-12: Introduction

The Zoom LiveTrak L-12 lets you mix, monitor, and record performances, podcasts, and so much more. With 12 discrete tracks, a stereo mix, and the ability to record directly to an SD card or computer, the L-12 is the perfect mixer-recorder for any live performance or recording setting.

The LiveTrak L-12: Creator Reactions

Renowned musicians Carlitos del Puerto, Kenneth Crouch, Rafael Moreira, and Donald Barrett all loved using LiveTrak during their performance. Watch as they give insight into what they enjoyed most about LiveTrak.

The LiveTrak L-12, with Carlitos del Puerto, Kenneth Crouch, Rafael Moreira, and Donald Barrett

The LiveTrak puts on a great show during any live performance. See how Carlitos del Puerto, Kenneth Crouch, Rafael Moreira, and Donald Barrett and their sound engineer used LiveTrak to mix and record live.

The LiveTrak L-12, with Collections of Colonies of Bees

For indie rock band Collections of Colonies of Bees, the LiveTrak's incredible features make it simple to mix and record live. See how they used LiveTrak during a performance.


Number of Input and output Channels

Mono (MIC/LINE): 8
Stereo (LINE): 2



Mono (MIC/LINE):

Type: XLR/TRS combo jacks
         (XLR: 2 HOT, TRS: TIP HOT)

Input gain
PAD OFF: +16 - +60 dB
PAD ON: −10 – +34 dB
Hi-Z ON: +6 - +50 dB

Input impedance
XLR: 3 kΩ
TRS: 10kΩ/1 MΩ (when Hi-Z ON)

Maximum input level
PAD OFF: 0 dBu (at 0 dBFS)
PAD ON: +26 dBu (at dBFS)

Phantom Power
+48 V

Stereo (LINE):

Type: TS phone/RCA pin (unbalanced) jacks
         Maximum input level  +10 dBu


Type: XLR jacks (balanced)
Maximum output level: +14.5 dBu
Output impedance: 100 Ω


Type: TRS phone jacks (balanced)
Maximum output Level: +14.5 dBu
Output impedance: 100 Ω


Type: Standard Stereo phone jacks
Maximum output level: 42 mW + 42 mW at 60 Ω
Output impedance: 100 Ω







Channel Strip

75 Hz, 12 dB/OCT


HIGH: 10 kHz, ± 15 dB, shelving
MID: 100 Hz-8 kHz, ±15 dB, peaking
LOW: 100 Hz, ± 15 dB, shelving

Level meters
Level segments:


Send effects

16 types:
Hall 1 & 2 (reverb)
Room 1 & 2(reverb)
Plate (reverb)
Church (reverb)
DrumAmb (reverb)
GateRev (reverb)
Spring (reverb)
Delay (delay)
Analog (delay)
P-P Dly (delay)
Vocal 1-4 (delay + reverb)

Maximum simultaneous recording tracks:

14 at 44.1/48 kHz (12 channel + stereo mix)
12 at 96 kHz

Maximum simultaneous playback tracks:


Recording format:

WAV 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit, mono/stereo WAV format

Recording media:

16 MB-2 GB SD cards, 4 GB-32 GB SDHC cards, 64 GB-512 GB SDXC cards

Audio interface
44.1/48 kHz:

Recording: 14 channels
Playback: 4 channels

Bit depth:



USB 2.0

System Requirements for Audio Interface mode

OS: Windows® 7 SP1 or later / 8.1 / 10 (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.


OS: Mac® OS X 10.10 / 10.11 / 10.12 / 10.13 / 10.14
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.


OS: iOS 8 / 9 / 10

* Apple Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter required.

Card reader

Mass storage
USB 2.0 High Speed


USB 2.0 High Speed

Sampling rate
Sampling rate:

44.1/48/96 kHz

Frequency characteristics
44.1 kHz:

-1.0 dB: 20 Hz - 20 kHz

96 kHz:

-3.0 dB: 20 Hz - 40 kHz

Equivalent input noise
Actual measurements:

-128 dB EIN (IHF-A) with +60 dB/150 Ω input


LCD with backlight (128x64 resolution)

Power supply:

ZOOM AD-19 AC adapter (DC12 V/2 A)

Power consumption:

17W maximum

External dimensions:

445 mm (W) x 282 mm (D) x 70.5 mm (H)
17.5” (W) x 11.1” (D) x 2.78” (H)

Weight (main unit only):

2.53 kg / 5.58 lbs