Zoom R12 Portable Multi-Track Recorder

$499.00 inc GST

Brand: Zoom

SKU: R12
UPC: 4515260027552

Zoom R12 Multi-track digital recorder provides up to 8 tracks of recording and can even run off batteries!


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Zoom R12 Portable Multi-Track Recorder

The Zoom R12 Portable Multi-Track digital recorder is made for musicians who live to make music. And, with the option of running it off batteries, it provides the freedom to make music anywhere!

  • Multi-track digital recorder with up to 8 tracks of recording.
  • 2.4” Full Color LCD touchscreen display with easy touch and swipe editing
  • User friendly graphic interface with on-board editing capabilities
  • Battery Powered up to 5 hours (4 AA’s)
  • 2 XLR / TRS Combo inputs – with phantom power and HI-Z on input 1
  • Send effects channel with 4 options: Reverb, Delay, Chorus, or Guitar Lab preset (choose up to 3 effects from our guitar effects collection including distortions, modulation effects, spacial effects, and much more)
  • Built-in compressor for inputs 1 and 2
  • Pan and 3-band EQ for each track
  • Sequence play – for using backing tracks in a live setting
  • Drum loops (150 preloaded)
  • Records directly to SDXC cards
  • Built-in USB-C audio interface (2-in / 2-out or 2-in/4out) with control surface function

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.

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 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-channel EQ for each track and a compressor on inputs 1 and 2.

Take It Everywhere!

The Zoom R12 is THE portable multi-track recorder, providing up to 5 hours of studio time from four AA batteries! So, you can bring your production literally anywhere. Additionally, you can use the R12 with the included AD-17 power adapter, or a USB battery.

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 Micro SD card or USB thumb drive.

From Headphones to Monitors

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

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.

Connectivity Sorted!

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

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

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. Click balance blends the metronome with your playback audio and routes it to your headphones and/or the main outputs.

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.

Selecting a synth sound on the R12

R12 Control App for iPad

The R12 Control App allows you to mix your recording sessions, adjust effects, manage playlists, and change project and system settings*. It’s perfect for when you want an extra display to make adjustments more quickly.

Accessibility for the Visually Impaired

The R12 Control App provides accessibility for the visually impaired, utilizing VoiceOver and VoiceOver Gestures.

Controlling the R12 with an iPad


Shipping Dimensions

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 376 × 237 × 52 mm



Inputs MIC/LINE (mono) 2
Outputs MASTER OUT 1


MIC/LINE (mono) Connectors 2 XLR/TRS combo jacks
(Balanced, XLR: 2 HOT / TRS: TIP HOT)
  Input gain +6 ~ +50 dB
  Input impedance XLR: 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 OUT Connectors 2 TRS phone jacks (balanced)
  Maximum output level +14 dBu
  Output impedance 200 Ω
PHONES Connectors 1 stereo 3.5mm mini jack
  Maximum output level 45 mW + 45 mW (into 32 Ω load)
  Output impedance 10 Ω


  Maximum simultaneous recording tracks 2
  Maximum simultaneous playback tracks 8
  Recording format 44.1kHz, 16/24-bit, mono/stereo WAV
  Recording media Cards compatible with microSDHC specifications 4 GB – 32 GB
    Cards compatible with microSDXC specifications 64 GB – 1 TB


  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


  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
    Note: Use a USB cable that supports data transfer. USB bus power is supported.
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)


  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.


  5 W maximum


  256 mm (W) × 158 mm (D) × 61 mm (H)

WEIGHT (including batteries)

  827 g
Note: 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms  

Shipping Dimensions

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 376 × 237 × 52 mm

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