Creators are evolving—and so are we. 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.
What Do You Create?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The unique design of the USB connection assures that you’ll never have accidental interruptions.
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. L-8 is class compliant, enabling connection with iOS devices. Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required.
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.
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.
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.
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.
*Effects, EQ, overdub, and audio interface are not available in 96 kHz
Go Out and 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 perfect for high quality recording and mixing, anywhere, anytime.
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.
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.
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/150O input
LCD with backlight (96×64 resolution
4 AA batteries (alkaline, lithium, or rechargeable NiMH), AC adapter (ZOOM AD-17): DC 5V/1A, Supports USB bus power
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 62O): Alkaline batteries: about 2 hours, NiMH batteries (1900 mAh): about 3.5 hours, Lithium batteries: about 6.5 hours