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NAMM 2020TASCAM announces Model 12 Integrated Production Suite for audio and multimedia creators, desktop production, live performance and more


TASCAM has introduced the Model 12 Integrated Production Suite, a multitrack recording mixer for audio and multimedia creators featuring an integrated 12 track multitrack recorder, USB audio interface, 10 input mixer, MIDI connectivity, click output, and DAW controller.

Combining the feel and interface of analog recording and mixing with the efficient workflow and pristine quality associated with digital production, the compact and affordable Model 12 is perfect for desktop-style audio and multimedia production, small format live performances as well as podcasting and live streaming.

Applications include music production, multimedia production, remix/EDM creation, songwriting, and live performance where a solo artist plays along with tracks and/or beats.

10 inputs allow connection of a range of audio sources, from microphones to instruments and/or rhythm/beat sources. Channels 1-6 feature combo XLR/1/4-inch inputs utilizing TASCAM's Ultra-HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) microphone preamplifiers with 48-volt Phantom power. Stereo channels 7/8 and 9/10 feature combo XLR/1/4-inch Left channel inputs with adjoining Right channel 1/4-inch inputs. Channel 9/10 also allows portable device connection such as mobile phones and tablets with connection via a 1/8-inch TRRS mini connector or Bluetooth 5.0 connection.

The Model 12's internal 12-track multitrack recorder records WAV files (up to 48kHz/24-bit) directly to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards (up to 512 GB capacity). Basic external DAW control (Faders, Mute, Pan, Solo, Record arming, Play, Record, Stop, FF/Rew, Jog) is available using HUI/MCU protocol emulation. The internal recorder allows simultaneous recording/playback of 12 tracks (10 tracks and stereo master) to and from SD cards. Punch in/out is also available.

The Model 12 incorporates unique songwriting features and live play functionality not found in other mixers in this class. A dedicated Click Output feature facilitates streamlined operation for playing live or for recording environments when overdubbing parts. An internal metronome with TAP TEMPO is also included as a guide click.

The Model 12's built-in USB Audio Interface can send/receive (12-in/10 out) audio data with up to 24-bit/48kHz recording quality to and from a wide range of popular DAWs, including GarageBand and more.

Via the onboard Channel Mode, an input source switch on each channel (including stereo paired channels) is selectable to live input, internal multitrack recorder (MTR) or USB for versatility. This enables mixing of live performance inputs with recorded tracks from the internal MTR or an external DAW.

Outputs include stereo MAIN (XLR) and SUB (1/4" balanced) stereo outputs, AUX1 and AUX2 (1/4" balanced) outputs and two individual 1/4-inch STEREO phones outputs. Integrated MIDI IN/OUT functionality is offered including MIDI sync and MTC, as is a dual FOOTSWITCH feature for external footswitch control of the onboard digital recorder, punch in/out and more when recording or performing live.

Each channel strip features 60mm faders with 16 TASCAM selectable and editable effects (including reverb, delay, chorus, flange), a 1-knob compressor, and a 3-band EQ with a sweepable mid-range frequency and 100Hz Low-cut Filter.

Two AUX Outputs are offered on each channel for flexibility in monitoring and effects routing. Selectable Mute, MAIN/SUB, and SOLO (PFL/In-place) switches are available on each input channel for versatile audio and signal routing options during recording or mixing.

Featuring a faux wood-paneled retro-styling that reflects its analog character and heritage in the TASCAM Model mixers and PORTAStudio, the new TASCAM Model 12 Integrated Production Suite brings dynamic new features and functionality to songwriters, artists and creators in audio, multimedia, and remix/dance music production.

Features at a glance:

  • 10 inputs (8 Monaural XLR mic inputs [+48V support]) /10 TRS line inputs) and Bluetooth 5.0 input, 3.5mm (1/8") TRRS input (for Smartphone).
  • TASCAM Ultra-HDDA Mic Pre-amp technology (CH 1 thru 6).
  • 1-knob compressor and 3 band EQ installed on all input modules.
  • Equipped with 60mm faders.
  • Selectable PFL/AFL modes and the in-place solo (SIP).
  • Stereo output to MAIN L-R and SUB L-R, monaural send to AUX1 and AUX2.
  • Dual headphone output with individual volume and source selection.
  • TASCAM FX equipped.
  • Recording function with punch in/out support allows direct SD card 12 track recording / 10 track playback.
  • 12 in / 10 out USB audio interface function (USB Type-C connector).
  • Built-in metronome function.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 input with AAC and SBC codec support.
  • Equipped with MIDI IN/OUT connectors, USB-MIDI interface function, and MTC output/MIDI clock output with SPP support.
  • Supports simple DAW control (HUI/MCU protocol emulation).
  • Click output with TAP TEMPO support.
  • Dual footswitch (TRS connector) function allows assignment of transport, FX, etc.
  • Smartphone input with mix-minus function.

Pricing and availability was not announced.




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