The new TASCAM Model 16 all-in-one mixing studio takes live multi-track recording to an affordable new level. The Model 16 is a compact mixing console that fits comfortably in a rehearsal studio, house of worship, home studio or any production environment where recording quality is paramount and space is limited. The TASCAM Model 16 is £759 ($950 USD).
The Model 16’s 14 inputs provide top panel access for microphones, line inputs, and instruments. Channels 1-8 feature XLR mic inputs utilizing TASCAM’s Ultra-HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) microphone preamplifiers with 48-volt Phantom power. This setup allows combinations of vocals, drums, microphoned instruments and more to be connected along with direct output instruments such as keyboards, bass or acoustic guitar, multi-effects, electronic drums or any line sources.
Channels 9-10 and 11-12 feature a single XLR mic input, each with stereo 1/4” line inputs. Channels 13-14 feature a stereo RCA and mini jack input. Or, alternatively an external Bluetooth device can be connected to the Model 16’s wireless channel for controlling streaming audio volume via the channel 13-14 fader control. The internal 16 track multi-track recorder records WAV files (up to 48kHz/24-bit) directly to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards. Punch in/out is available for up to eight tracks simultaneously.
The Model 16’s built-in USB Audio Interface can send/receive (16-in/14-out) audio data with up to 24-bit/48kHz recording quality. Using the onboard channel Mode switch, each channel (or stereo paired channels) can independently select the input source to fit the recording or mixing environment or setup. The input source for each channel can be selectable as live, internal multi-track recorder (MTR).
Each channel strip features 60MM faders ,a one-knob compressor for inputs one through eight, three-band EQ with a sweepable mid-range frequency and 100Hz Low-cut Filter (three-band only on channels nine through 14). Model 16 has a built-in effects processor with selectable and editable effects (reverb, delay, chorus, flange).
Three AUX Outputs are offered on each channel for flexibility in monitoring and effects routing — MON 1 [pre], MON 2 [pre/post] and FX [post]. Selectable mute, MAIN/SUB and PFL switches are available on each input channel for audio and signal routing options during recording or mixing.
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