Zoom LiveTrak L-8

Podcasting, Music and Beyond


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.

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.

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 a 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 & 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.

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.

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


  • 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


Inputs:MIC/LINE: 6


Output:MASTER OUT: 1



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
TRS: 3 kΩ/1 MΩ (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

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

XLR jacks (balanced)

Maximum output level
+14.5 dBu

Output impedance
100 Ω

Standard stereo phone jack

Maximum output level
10 mW + 10 mW (60Ω load)

Output impedance
10 Ω

Standard stereo phone jack

Maximum output level
10 mW + 10 mW (60Ω load)

Output impedance
10 Ω

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
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)
44.1/48 kHz:Recording: 12 channels
Playback: 4 channels
Bit depth:24-bit
Interface:USB 2.0
Windows: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.

Mac:OS: macOS 10.12 / 10.13 / 10.14 / 10.15
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 / 11 / 12 / 13

* Apple Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter required.

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 2 hours
NiMH batteries (1900 mAh): about 3.5 hours
Lithium batteries: about 6.5 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:5 W
External dimensions:268 mm (W) × 282 mm (D) × 74 mm (H)
Weight (unit only):1.56 kg



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