Zoom LiveTrak L-8 8-channel 12-track Multitrack Recorder + Digital Mixer
The LiveTrak L-8 was on our recommended list for Multitrack Recorders from August 2020 until September 2022 when it had been out-ranked by other recorders.
The Zoom LiveTrak L-8 is marketed towards content creators, podcasters, and bands as an all in one mixer / recorder / streaming device.
It is capable of recording, playing back, and mixing 10 simultaneous tracks on its own or 12 if it is used as an audio interface.
It is also capable of functioning as an audio interface and have the audio feed go direct to streaming platforms.
Aside from the transport buttons, it also has 6 sound trigger pads for samples, canned laughter, or other sound effects for your podcast, interview recording, or live performance.
All in all, the Zoom LiveTrack is a feature-laden but convenient and user-friendly device.
- Simultaneous recording tracks: 10 (plus 2 stereo tracks if direct to DAW)
- Tracks playback/mix simultaneously: 10
- Virtual tracks: 6 with undo/redo history function on all tracks
- Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/line/Hi-Z), 4 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/line), 2 x 1/4" TS (ch 7/8), 1 x 1/8" TRRS (smartphone)
- Outputs: 2 x XLR, 4 x 1/4" TRS , USB
- Sample rate:96kHz
- Bit rate: 24-bit
- On-board effects: 4 x Reverbs, Delay, Chorus, Vocal, 3-band EQ, 75Hz Highpass Filter
- Effects send: Internal
- USB audio interface: Yes
- Storage medium: SDHC/SDXC Card Slot
- Export tracks to computer: Yes, plus capability to simultaneously act as an audio interface/livestream source