Zoom R12 MultiTrak Recorder with Touchscreen

$374.99 $299.99

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Vendor: Zoom SKU: ZOOM-ZR12-US
Zoom R12 MultiTrak Recorder

The R12 MultiTrak from Zoom captures the power and immediacy of classic 8-track recorders with the welcome addition of modern updates like touchscreen track editing! The R12 MultiTrak is great for capturing ideas, scraps, and even full songs without the complicated setup of DAWs, computers, and other equipment. It easily connects to microphones, instruments, or line level devices like keyboards and mixers via two TRS/XLR combo jacks, and it can record up to eight tracks per project. Fleshing out song ideas is easy — just use your own instruments or try out the R12's powerful pre-loaded drum machine, onboard effects, and patch options. The R12 even features a built-in synth that can be controlled via touchscreen or an external keyboard! If you love the feel of hardware recording but yearn for optimized workflow and touchscreen control, the Zoom R12 MultiTrak from Sweetwater is the clear solution to add to your cart!

Touchscreen track editing and effects

Hardware recorders in the past often relied on clunky editing systems that bogged artists down with time stamp entry and complex button sequences. The R12 does away with all that by incorporating useful DAW-like drag-and-drop editing features that streamline the experience.

Onboard drum machine and synthesizer

More than just a recorder, the R12 enables you to flesh out and enhance tracks with a built-in drum machine and synthesizer. The drum machine offers 150 different drum loops across 30 different genres, conveniently broken into song-structure units that make applying them a breeze. The built-in synthesizer is ideal for adding melody, ambience, and depth to full songs and demos alike. Control it using the R12’s touchscreen or plug in an external keyboard via USB for an authentic feel and even more control!

Three ways to power

With a trio of power options, the R12 is extremely portable. Four AA batteries will power the unit for roughly five hours, which makes it perfect for field use. An extra set of batteries or a USB battery pack is enough to ensure long-lasting performance fit for marathon creativity and mobile use. For homebodies, an R12 wall power adapter is available separately.

Robust I/O

There’s a nearly endless list of ways to plug in your Zoom R12 MultiTrak and put it to use. Onboard you’ll find two TRS/XLR combo jacks with high-quality preamps and optional compression — each jack also offers 48V phantom power for condenser microphones! The rear panel also features a 3.5mm out for headphones and stereo 1/4-inch outputs for connecting with studio monitors. The R12’s USB-C jack serves many uses: it can be used to charge the recorder for importing or exporting audio files, and even for charging the device via USB battery packs. To top things off, it also lets you connect the R12 to computers and DAWs. Once connected, the R12 may be used work as an audio interface or a DAW controller.

UPC: 884354027568
Additional Information

Zoom R12 MultiTrak Recorder SPECS






MIC/LINE (MONO)Connectors2 XLR/TRS combo jacks (Balanced, XLR: 2 HOT / TRS: TIP HOT
Input gain+6 ~ +50 dB
Input impedanceXLR: 3.9 kΩ TRS: 3.9 kΩ/1 MΩ (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 Ω input
Frequency response−1.0/+0.5 dB: 20 Hz – 20 kHz




MASTER OUTConnectors2 TRS phone jacks (balanced)
 Maximum output level+14 dBu
 Output impedance200 Ω
PHONESConnectors1 stereo 3.5mm mini jack
 Maximum output level45 mW + 45 mW (into 32 Ω load)
 Output impedance10 Ω




Maximum simultaneous recording tracks2
Maximum simultaneous playback tracks8
Recording format44.1kHz, 16/24-bit, mono/stereo WAV
Cards compatible with microSDHC specifications 4 GB – 32 GB
Recording mediaCards compatible with microSDXC specifications 64 GB – 1 TB




EQHigh: 10 kHz, ±12 dB, shelving
Middle: 2.5 kHz, ±12 dB, peaking
Low: 100 Hz, ±12 dB, shelving
PanL100 – R100




Input DynamicsComp/Limiter/Gate
Patch memory effects3 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 effects10 types of spatial effects




Time signatures3/4, 4/4, 6/8
Tempo range40.0 – 250.0 BPM




Sound source formatPCM
Number of loops150




Sound source formatFM
Number of sound types18 (and a PCM drum kit)




Note: Use a USB cable that supports data transfer. USB bus power is supported.
AUDIO INTERFACE FUNCTION2-in/2-out or 2-in/2-out (iPad)USB 2.0 Full Speed
44.1 kHz, 16/24-bit
2-in/4-outUSB 2.0 High Speed
44.1 kHz, 16/24-bit
MASS STORAGE FUNCTIONDeviceUSB 2.0 High Speed (5 V/200 mA power supplied when host)
MASS STORAGE FUNCTIONHostUSB 2.0 High Speed (5V/200 mA power supplied)
USB MIDI KEYBOARD CONNECTION USB 1.1 Full Speed (5 V/200 mA power supplied)



Other Specs

TUNERChromatic/Guitar/Bass/Open A/Open D/Open E/Open G/DADGAD
DISPLAY2.4"  (320×240) full-color touchscreen LCD

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 32Ω headphone load)


Alkaline batteries: about 5 hours

NiMH batteries (1900 mAh): about 5 hours

Lithium batteries: about 11 hours

• The above values are approximate. • Continuous battery operation times were determined using in-house testing methods. They will vary greatly according to use conditions.

DIMENSIONS256 mm (W) × 158 mm (D) × 61 mm (H)
WEIGHT (including batteries)827 g


* NOTE: 0 DBU = 0.775 VRMS



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