Zoom R12 Multi Track Portable Recorder


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Zoom R12 Multi Track Portable Recorder

  • Zoom R12 Multi Track Portable Recorder
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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Zoom R12 Multi Track Portable Recorder

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

All You Need On-Board

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.

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.

Fully Loaded

The R12 includes a send effects channel offering reverb, chorus, and delay with dedicated effects return fader. For advanced tones, you can use presets and effects from Zooms’ Guitar Lab. The R12 also has a pan and a 3-channel EQ for each track and a compressor on inputs 1 and 2.

Playback and 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.

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.

Import Audio Files

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

Take It Everywhere

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.

From Headphones to Monitors

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

Expanded Control

Musicians can also plug in their iOS devices to use the optional R12 Control App.

** R12 Control App available in late 2022.  

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.

Connections For Everything

Connect microphones, instruments, or line-level devices like keyboards, mixing boards, and more.


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

Phantom Power

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

Stay In Time. Every Time

Activate the fully customizable click track with the press of a button. Use the click balance section to blend the metronome with your playback audio and route it to your headphones and/or the main outputs.

Add Some Synth

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

User Presets


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