ZOOM L8 LiveTrak

$399.99 USD

Podcasting, Music and Beyond


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ZOOM LiveTrak L-8

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 Livetrak 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.

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

Livetrak L-8 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 Start Guide


Inputs and outputs

Number of channels

InputsMIC/LINETypeXLR/TRS combo jacks (XLR: 2 HOT, TRS: TIP HOT)
Input gain+10 – +54 dB
Input impedanceXLR: 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
LINESpecificationsTS phone jack/TRRS mini jack (4-pole/TIP: L, RING: R, RING: GND, SLEEVE: MIC)
Input impedance3 kΩ
Maximum input level+4 dBu
OutputMASTER OUTTypeXLR jacks (balanced)
Maximum output level+14.5 dBu
Output impedance100 Ω
MASTER OUT (PHONES)TypeStandard stereo phone jack
Maximum output level10 mW + 10 mW (60Ω load)
Output impedance10 Ω
MONITOR OUT (PHONES)TypeStandard stereo phone jack
Maximum output level10 mW + 10 mW (60Ω load)
Output impedance10 Ω
Channel stripLOW CUT75 Hz, 12 dB/OCT 
EQHIGH: 10 kHz, ±15 dB, shelving MID: 2.5 kHz, ±15 dB, peaking LOW: 100 Hz, ±15 dB, shelving 
Level meter9 segments  
Send effects8 types  
RecorderMaximum simultaneous recording tracks12 at 44.1/48/96 kHz 
Maximum simultaneous playback tracks10 
Recording formatWAV 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit, mono/stereo 
Recording media4GB–32GB SDHC-compliant cards (Class 10 or higher) 64GB–512GB SDXC-compliant cards (Class 10 or higher) 
Audio interface44.1/48 kHzRecording: 12 channels Playback: 4 channels 
Bit depth24-bit 
InterfaceUSB 2.0 
Card readerClassMass storage USB 2.0 High Speed 
Sampling frequency44.1/48/96 kHz  
Frequency response20 Hz – 20 kHz: –1 dB at 44.1 kHz 20 Hz – 40 kHz: –3 dB at 96 kHz (when +48 dB)  
Equivalent input noiseActual measurements: 121dB EIN (IHF-A) at +54dB/150Ω input  
DisplayLCD 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 batteries2 hours for alkaline or 3 hours for NiMH when battery saving mode on/48V off  
Power consumption5 W  
External dimensionsXX mm (W) × XX mm (D) × XX mm (H)  
Weight (unit only)XX kg