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Zoom LiveTrak L‑20

Multitrack Recorder, Mixer & USB Audio Interface
Published January 2019
By Sam Inglis

Zoom LiveTrak L‑20

The LiveTrak L‑12 ticked a lot of boxes for a lot of people. Could the L‑20 tick the rest?

SOS Gear Of The Year 2018 Editors PickZoom are a company who put a lot of thought into understanding the needs of musicians, and this is very apparent in their LiveTrak L‑12. An innovative combination of USB audio interface, digital mixer and multitrack recorder, the L‑12 is a very effective option for bands who want a single device to handle small-scale live-sound duties, tracking sessions and computer mixing. I was fortunate enough to review the L‑12 in SOS April 2018 and came away highly impressed.

Perhaps because I liked it so much, however, I couldn’t help thinking what Zoom could add to make the L‑12 even better. More tracks would be lovely, for example, as would the ability to reverse signal polarity. Solo buttons and remote control from an iOS device would take the mixer to a new level of usefulness, and I could wish for the ability to tap the recorded signal prior to each channel’s compressor... Still, if...

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Published January 2019