Live to Make Music

The R12 is made for musicians who live to make music. And they want the freedom to make music wherever they go.

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Zoom R12 MultiTrak
The R12 MultiTrak with headphones and musicians

ALL YOU NEED ON-BOARD

Compact and mobile, you can record and mix songs without a computer. Use the R12’s full-color LCD touchscreen to cut, copy, loop, and edit your tracks.

The R12 MultiTrak, angle view

AMAZING SOUND

The R12 has super-clean preamps and you’ll love the way they sound. With two XLR/TRS inputs, and 8 tracks of audio, the R12 is perfect for recording everything from demos to release-ready songs.


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Right: Guitarist Roman Lajara

Luisito Quintero applying effects to a recording

Fully Loaded

The R12 includes a send effects channel offering reverb, chorus and delay with a dedicated effects return fader. For advanced tones, you can use presets and effects from Zoom's Guitar Lab.

The R12 also has pan and a 3-band EQ for each track and a compressor on inputs 1 and 2.

Luisito working with the battery-powered R12

Take It Everywhere

The R12 provides up to 5 hours on four AA batteries allowing you to bring your production anywhere. Additionally, you can use the R12 with the included AD-17 power adapter, or a USB battery.

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Engineer and bassist recording a bass track with headphones for playback/play along

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PLAYBACK. PLAY ALONG.

Use Sequence Play to create a playlist of your projects. Then use them as backing tracks, whether you’re playing live or rehearsing a set.



Luisito Quintero recording Bassist, Gabriel Vivas

Timbale and bells

It STARTs WITH
A GROOVE

With 150 preloaded drum loops in a variety of patterns and genres, the R12 provides a versatile rhythm section for any project.

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Luisito recording the guitar track by Roman Lajara

Import Audio Files

Add additional audio samples by importing files into your R12 via Micro SD card or USB thumb drive.

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Jeremy Bosch playing Flute and monitoring sound

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From Headphones to Monitors

The R12 includes an ⅛” stereo headphone jack as well as dedicated ¼” monitor outputs.



Luisito with Flautist, Jeremy Bosch

Using the R12 as a Control Surface

Interface + Control Surface

Use the R12 as a stereo audio interface with your favorite DAW or streaming platform, via USB-C. As a control surface, the transport controls and faders make it easy to adjust and control your software during production.



ATTENTION
TO DETAIL

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Connections

Connect microphones, instruments or line level devices like keyboards, mixers and more.

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Hi-Z

Input 1 on the R12 has a Hi-Z switch, allowing you to plug your guitar directly into the recorder.

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Phantom Power

Both inputs on the R12 offer 48V Phantom Power for condenser microphones.

Luisito Quintero playing shaker using the Click Track on the R12

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STAY IN TIME.
EVERY TIME.

Activate the fully customizable click track with the press of a button. Click balance blends the metronome with your playback audio and routes it to your headphones and/or the main outputs.

Selecting a synth sound on the R12

ADD SOME SYNTH

The R12 has 18 FM synth instruments built in. They can be played by plugging in a MIDI keyboard via USB-C or programmed using the touchscreen.

Luisito and his band mixing down their song on the R12 MultiTrak

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The R12. For Musicians Who Live to Make Music.

R12 package

What’s In The Box

  • R12 MultiTrak
  • AD-17 AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Tour

Optional Accessories

  • SCU-40 Universal Soft Shell Case
  • ZDM-1 Dynamic Microphone
  • ZPC-1 Pencil Condenser Microphones
  • XLR-4c/CP XLR Mic Cables with Color ID Rings
  • ZHA-4 Handy Headphone Amplifier