Recording a multitrack live session, monitoring that session, and mixing it usually requires a bunch of different pieces of gear to get the job done. That’s certainly nothing new and it’s not even that bad if you’ve got a dedicated studio space available when you need it. But it’s not always possible to get access to that perfect combination of dedicated recording space stocked with the right equipment. In those cases, clever producers rely on creative improvisations that might be good enough. But it never hurts, especially in these instances, to be able to simplify things as much as possible.
That’s where the new Zoom LiveTrak L-12 comes in:
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.
Some highlights of the LiveTrak L-12:
- 12 discrete channels (eight mono plus two stereo)
- 3-band mid-parametric EQ and 16 built-in send effects for each channel
- Mono channels have dedicated compressors
- 12-segment LED metering
- 5 monitor outputs provide unique mixes, so every performer can create and save a mix that’s tailored to their preferences
- Save up to nine different scenes and recall custom settings automatically
- Use the built-in slate mic to record comments or talk-back
- Program the built-in metronome to your desired tempo
- 14-in/4-out USB audio interface with flexible routing options
The Zoom LiveTrak L-12 is available for preorder now and retails for $599. The device is expected to ship next month.