hows the zoom l 12 as a audio interface?

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musicianvw
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hows the zoom l 12 as a audio interface?

Post by musicianvw » Thu May 23, 2019 4:29 pm

i was just wondering if anyone uses the L 12 as a audio interface and if so hows it working for you thanks
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Re: hows the zoom l 12 as a audio interface?

Post by mkok » Mon May 27, 2019 4:27 am

I use the L-20 as an audio interface and it works great. I can get latency on my 10 year old i7 pc to 64 buffers which is great for playing vst instruments. Remember though it is not a controller though so the faders etc won’t control the DAW. I love my L-20 as I can take it out to record live and either transfer or record the tracks playing back directly into my DAW. It also gives you a lot of inputs. The l12 should be just as good but with a few less channels and features.
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Re: hows the zoom l 12 as a audio interface?

Post by musicianvw » Mon May 27, 2019 4:53 pm

so it does not work as a control surface
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Re: hows the zoom l 12 as a audio interface?

Post by mkok » Tue May 28, 2019 4:25 pm

No it is definitely not a control surface. Download the manual you will see that it’s very clear. I knew that before I bought it as the main thing I wanted it for was recording on location. I only sold my old Yamaha n12 when I realised it also worked as as great audio interface.
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Re: hows the zoom l 12 as a audio interface?

Post by sciurius » Wed May 29, 2019 1:43 am

As I said elsewhere: The R24 is a recorder/surface that can mix, the L12 is a mixer that can record. Both have their purposes. I'm still happy I chose the R24 since it serves my purposes better than the L12 would have done. A friend of mine chose the L12 and is very happy with it.

See him and his L12 in action: https://youtu.be/EeWgilY08X0 .
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