Rehearse, Record, Live Steam - Zoom L-12 Digital Mixer for Bands
Author: Tom GrahamPosted: 22 March 2020
Synopsis: Bands self-isolating together can make the most of the time by recording new ideas, mixing your own tracks and EPs, and even connecting with fans via a live stream. With a digital mixing desk like the Zoom L-12 it's easier than you think to live stream.
Bands self-isolating together can make the most of the time by recording new ideas, mixing your own tracks and EPs, and even connecting with fans via a live stream. With a digital mixing desk like the Zoom L-12 it's easier than you think to live stream high quality audio and video when using camera software like vMix and Live. Combine multiple cameras, select your Zoom device for audio and then live stream to Youtube and Facebook at the same time.
For those recording, an in-built multi-tracking audio interface allows for each input on the mixer to be recorded to a seperate channel within your choosen DAW software at 24-bit/96 kHz (high quality audio). It can even record to SD card, and to SD and computer simloutanously.
You can spend time mixing your band properly, adjusting EQ and compression parameters to get your sound just right, before saving the settings for later recall. When you have things sounding awesome, and ready show fans a demo of your latest song - simple select the Zoom device as your computer soundcard, with the main left/right channels as recording input. Then connect to your preferred streaming platform and people will hear your digitally controlled mix.
If you want to combine video with the audio, using a camera/webcam connected to a computer, or even multiple cameras with the help of some video camera software - is the best way to sync your video and audio together. In your camera control software such as vMix, just again select the Zoom device as the record device and your set to go. vMix allows you to combine webcams and other cameras and easily mix between them and add effects in a very professional way, and an affordable price will free 60 day trial.
Writing new songs and rehersing is also made easier by the 4 individual headphone outputs direct on the mixer, and ability for each to have its own dedicated mix. With 8 mic inputs, the L-12 is larger enough for most bands, though those wanting to mic up entire drum kits might want to consider the larger L-20 with 16 mic inputs.
Need a hand selecting the right mixer, or the right microphones to record your band? Reach out to one of the SWAMP team for support, we are keen to support your endeavours into recording and live stream production, to learn from your experiences and needs so we can better tailor our range and support services.