The Zoom livetrak L-20R is a rack-mountable digital mixer/recorder that allows musicians to control their live mix right from the stage. Featuring wireless control, 20 discrete channels, 22 tracks of recording and six custom monitor mixes, the L-20R offers a complete solution for any venue.
From the manufacturer
Mix Remotely. Record Directly.
The Zoom LiveTrak L-20R is a rack-mountable digital mixer that allows musicians to control their live mix right from the stage with the use of an iPad. With wireless control, 20 discrete channels, 22 tracks of recording and six custom monitor mixes, the L-20R offers a complete solution for any venue.
- 20 discrete channels (16 mono plus 2 stereo) with XLR or ¼-inch connectivity
- 22-track simultaneous recording, 20-track playback
- 22-in/4-out USB audio interface connectivity
- Compatible with Remote Mixer app for iPad
- Built-in compression control (Channels 1-16)
- Main outputs plus 6 customizable monitor outputs
- Dedicated headphone output for sound engineer
- Records up to 24bit/96kHz audio to SD card
Portable and Powerful
Featuring 16 mono mic/line inputs and two stereo inputs, the L-20R can handle the most demanding stages. The L-20R offers two EFX busses and each channel includes a 3-band EQ, pan controls and compressor.
22 Tracks of Recording
During your live performance, record 20 channels plus a stereo mix directly to an SD card, then transfer your tracks to your DAW for your final edit.
*Effects, EQ, overdub, audio interface, and fader modes A-F are not available in 96 kHz.
With iPads, the FOH engineer and 6 musicians can control their own mix, including fader levels, EQ settings, channel effects, and more from anywhere in the venue.
*Compatible with all iPad Air models, iPad Mini 2 and later, iPad Pro, and iPad (2017), running iOS 10.3.3 or newer.
*iOS 13 is not currently supported.
It’s Your Monitor Make It Your Mix
With six independent monitor outputs, the L-20R enables musicians to create their own custom mix.
A dedicated output enables the FOH engineer to easily switch between monitoring the main and sub mixes.
A Robust Audio Interface
The L-20R is a 22-in/4-out USB audio interface. Route inputs to any DAW, streaming software, or iOS device*—even while recording to an SD card.
*Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required.
Nice Mixer, but not suitable for a desktop music work stationI wanted to use this in my music desk which has three rack bays, each 3U. I was hoping that this would be flush with my racks. Unfortunately with the way it’s angled, it would have to tilt forward when mounted and the bottom of the unit is up against my desk. So it will have to be angled.The handles also angle upwards, past the front of it, and that creates more of a problem. The only way to make it fit was to remove the handles and now I’m left with something that looks rather ugly.Otherwise, it still works well, but buyer beware if you’re trying to mount this inside of a desktop rack.
Daniel Goodwin –
More than just a live recorder… It’s a master control roomBeen using this for over 8 months and the quality and recording capabilities are great. This is your MIXER, RECORDER, EFFECTS machine. Takes raw WAV tracks and places then with lossless quality in several different frequencies. Then just take the SD card to your favorite DAW or plug in directly to your PC. You can connect live and with the Bluetooth remote, connecting to the iPad for levels and recording make it easier. Only downside is that it is only compatible with the iPad for remote controlling. Use a mini so it isn’t that big and you have to scroll, but features are slick and easy to use. Recording is a breeze once you get used to the controls.
I love this thing.Yes, you need an iPad to run it, but that’s a plus. Everything works right away. I bought this as a recorder that can go wherever I need and transfer the tracks back to my DAW without having to tear my computer apart to bring it to the spot. Built in headphone mixes are exactly what I needed. Real happy I got this
Miles Odonnol –
BTA-1 Bluetooth remote ADAPTER INCLUDED. No need to buy separately. Edit to add: useage comments.My ZOOM L-20R just arrived a few minutes ago. And so did the extra BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter, which I bought separately, but will have to return. Maybe you don’t have to make this mistake.Edit to add: Been using L-20R for 3 months now. We worked up to this unit and it finally gives our group the inputs and monitor jacks we need. We’re happy with discrete track recording, EFX, ability to import 44.1k stereo or mono backing tracks, personal mix monitoring to six jacks, plus master out. Bluetooth link to iPad works solidly. Smooth sailing generally. Gray labels against dark gray panel is classy, but I did plain black n white labels for visibility. See pix.
Juan Avina –
Sound proI always like what Zoom company do about sound equipment, easy to use and excellent quality.
IPAD ONLY CONTROLSthis is a FLAW that really adds to the usability of the device.if you don’t have an iPad then get the zoom version with full mixer and faders and such.
Extremely small footprint and excellent recording preamps.This mixer/recorder is very small and light weight. It can take 16 mics/line inputs and 4 additional line inputs. With your iPad you can mix your live performance and record all channels to its SD card. Being able to record individual channels and live mix at the same time is very useful.The preamps are extremely quiet and well thought out.The only negative is you must have an iPad connected to use.
Sanford Cook –
Almost perfectI didn’t buy the mixer on Amazon, I bought it from Sweetwater. This mixer is fantastic but has 3 relatively minor design flaws. It’s not a standard 3U, it’s a bit larger therefore if you mount it in a rack the size must considered. Next all the connections are in the back therefore extra cabling is needed for wireless receivers. Last, it’s only controlled by Apple IPad. Hopefully, zoom will release an Android application of the controlling software.
Will Craver –
Best bang for the buck.Convenient with the use of the iPad. Small foot print with Iots of channels, up to 20 channels that you can record live music with. Some people don’t like the fact that you need to have an iPad but it’s really easy to use. Take some getting used to but once you do it’s a breeze.
Ricardo Reyes Mendez –
Excelente producto cumple con las expectativas. Muy funcional.Muy practico funcional. Solo le falta su compuerta (gate) pero del todo bien