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Make music on the go with a compact, mobile interface allowing you to record, edit and mix songs.

The Zoom R12 MultiTrack Recorder is made for musicians who want the freedom to make music wherever they go. Compact and mobile, you can record, edit and mix songs without a computer. Use the R12’s full-color LCD touchscreen to easily cut, copy, loop and edit your tracks. 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 ideal for recording everything from demos to release-ready songs. It 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 Zooms’ Guitar Lab. The R12 also has pan and a 3-channel EQ for each track and a compressor on inputs 1 and 2. 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. With 150 preloaded drum loops in a variety of patterns and genres, the R12 provides a versatile rhythm section for any project. Add additional audio samples by importing files into your R12 via Micro SD card or USB thumb drive. The R12 provides up to 5 hours on four AA batteries allowing you to bring your production anywhere. Additionally, you can power the R12 with the optional AD-17 adapter, or a USB battery. The R12 includes an 1/8" stereo headphone jack as well as dedicated 1/4" monitor outputs. Musicians can also plug in their iOS devices to use the optional R12 Control App.


  • Effects channel with reverb, chorus and delay
  • 3-Channel EQ for each track
  • Compressor on inputs 1 and 2
  • Create playlist of projects with Sequence Play
  • 150 preloaded drum loops
  • 3 Subpanels for connecting microphones, instruments or line level devices like keyboards, mixing boards and more
  • 48V Phantom power for condenser microphones

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R12 MultiTrack Recorder Specifications:

Mic/Line (Mono)
  • Inputs: 2
  • Connectors: 2 XLR/TRS combo jacks (Balanced, XLR: 2 HOT / TRS: TIP HOT
  • Input gain: +6 ~ +50 dB
  • Input impedance XLR: 3.9 k ohm TRS: 3.9 k ohm/1 M ohm (when Hi-Z ON, INPUT 1 only)
  • Phantom power: +48 V (switchable separately for INPUTS 1 and 2)
  • Equivalent input noise: –121 dBu or less (IHF-A) at +50 dB/150 ohm input
  • Frequency response: −1.0/+0.5 dB: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Master Out
  • Outputs: 1
  • Connectors: 2 TRS phone jacks (balanced)
  • Maximum output level: +14 dBu
  • Output impedance: 200 oHm
Phones Output
  • Connectors: 1 stereo 0.137" (3.5mm) mini jack
  • Maximum output level: 45 mW + 45 mW (into 32 ohm load)
  • Output impedance: 10 ohm
  • Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 2
  • Maximum simultaneous playback tracks: 8
  • Recording format: 44.1kHz, 16/24-bit, mono/stereo WAV
  • Recording media: 4–32GB cards compatible with the SDHC specification  64–1TB cards compatible with the SDXC specification
Track Settings
  • EQ High: 10 kHz, ±12 dB, shelving
  • Middle: 2.5 kHz, ±12 dB, peaking
  • Low: 100 Hz, ±12 dB, shelving
  • Pan: L100 – R100
  • Input Dynamics Comp/Limiter/Gate
  • Patch memory effects 3 types can be used simultaneously
  • 50 patch memories
  • Guitar Lab supported
  • Can be assigned and used as an insert (input) or send effect
  • Dedicated send effects 10 types of spatial effects
  • Chromatic/Guitar/Bass/Open A/Open D/Open E/Open G/DADGAD
  • Time signatures 3/4, 4/4, 6/8
  • Tempo range: 40.0–250.0 BPM
  • Time signatures: 3/4, 4/4, 6/8
  • Rhythm Loops
  • Sound source format: PCM
  • Number of loops: 150
  • Sound source format: FM
  • Polyphony: 8
  • Number of sound types: 18 (and a PCM drum kit)
  • 2.4" (320×240) full-color touchscreen LCD
  • Connector: USB Type-C
Audio Interface Function
  • 2-in/2-out or 2-in/2-out (iPad) USB 2.0 Full Speed
  • 44.1 kHz, 16/24-bit
  • 2-in/4-out USB 2.0 High Speed
  • 44.1 kHz, 16/24-bit
Mass Storage Function
  • Device USB 2.0 High Speed (5 V/200 mA power supplied when host)
Guitar Lab Connection
  • USB 1.1 Full Speed
DAW Connection (Control Surface)
  • USB 1.1 Full Speed
Mass Storage Function
  • Host USB 2.0 High Speed (5V/200 mA power supplied)
USB MIDI Keyboard Connection
  • USB 1.1 Full Speed (5 V/200 mA power supplied)
  • Batteries: 4 AA (alkaline, lithium, or rechargeable NiMH)
  • AC adapter: ZOOM AD-17 (5V/1.0A)
Estimated Continuous Operation Time Using Batteries
  • (During playback with +48V off and 32 ohm headphone load)
  • Alkaline batteries: about 5 hours
  • NiMH batteries (1900 mAh): about 5 hours
  • Lithium batteries: about 11 hours

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