An All-in-One production Mixer for Music and Multimedia Creators, Songwriters and Performers.
TASCAM’s Model 12 is a compact all-in-one integrated mixer designed for music and multimedia creators, songwriters and performers. Features include TASCAM’s critically acclaimed multi-track recorder, USB audio/MIDI interface, DAW control functions, and unique podcasting capability including mix-minus and smartphone inputs. The Model 12 supports your creative process, production, and workflow from start to finish including podcasting.
12-Track Multi-Track Recording with 10 Track Playback
The Model 12’s intuitive internal 12-track recorder records WAV files of up to 24-bit/48 kHz audio quality directly to an SD card, with 10-track playback. Supporting metronome, punch-in/out, and overdubbing functions, the internal recorder also allows WAV files to be imported directly into a DAW for further editing or production.
12 in / 10 Out USB Audio Interface for DAW Connectivity
An onboard USB Type-C connector facilitates connecting a computer to the Model 12 for playback and recording utilizing a wide range of popular DAW’s.
DAW Control Integration
Basic external DAW control (Faders, Mutes, Pans, Solos, Record arm, Play, Record, Stop, FF/Rew, Jog) using HUI/MCU protocol emulation is integrated for tactile control of most major DAW’s.
* DAW control operation confirmed DAW software:
– Avid Pro Tools
– Apple Logic Pro
– MOTU Digital Performer
– Steinberg Cubase
– Ableton Live
– Cakewalk by BandLab
– Presonus Studio One (Added in V1.30)
– Cockos REAPER (Added in V1.30)
– Steinberg Cubasis 3.3 (Added in V1.30)
Click Output with TAP TEMPO
A dedicated click output with TAP TEMPO allows the tempo to be monitored in both live or recording environments. This allows live performers to play with tracks using the built-in multi-track engine or music creators to monitor the tempo when recording.
Seamless loop playback with the VAMP Playback function (Added in V1.11)
The VAMP Playback function gives a seamless loop playback between two selected points in a song, enabling interactive live playback for extended solos/jams, and repeated playback of selected track only. It can be also used for personal practice and band rehearsals to enhance the user’s performance.
Onboard MIDI Functionality
Standard MIDI in/out connectors allow connection with a wide range of keyboards, drum machines, controllers, and other sources that employ MIDI connectors. The Model 12 can also be used for synchronized operation of multi-track recorders and other external devices like drum machines.
Podcast Your Latest Music and Live Performances to Your Fan Base
The Model 12 incorporates several features for podcasting and internet streaming like mix-minus, smartphone input, multiple mic-ready channels, Bluetooth pairing, dual headphone monitoring, and internal multi-track recording. Use the Model 12 as a versatile live production recorder, USB audio interface and live streaming tool.
* Operation confirmed with the following streaming and telecommunications software:
– OBS (Added in V1.11)
Output Delay for Synchronized Audio/Video Streaming (Added in V1.20)
The output delay creates stable sync between streamed audio and video for all networks and video systems. The easy set-up enables dual Audio Delay for both the USB and Main outputs (Main output can be selected On/Off). In addition, you can monitor the output delay signal by headphones if you choose Main output On.
Delay time: 0 – 2,000ms (1ms step)
All in One Production From Recording to Mastering
The Model 12’s seamless integrated workflow facilitates less focus on the technical and more on the creative. The comfortable, familiar feel of the Model 12’s 60mm faders and 1-knob compressor, 3-band EQ, and TASCAM’s high-quality reverb effects allow fast tweaking of mixes and tones.
Pristine Audio Quality
TASCAM’s Ultra HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps with EIN (Equivalent Input Noise) of -128dB ensure natural low noise and high-grade sound quality. Additionally, Hi-Z line level inputs are included on all channels for direct instrument input.
Compact Size with Plenty of Inputs
The compact Model 12 packs 8 XLR mic inputs (with +48V support), 10 TRS line inputs, a 3.5mm (1/8″) TRRS input (for Smartphone) and Bluetooth 5.0 input to handle any small format recording or live production environment.
Versatile Routing for Perfecting Your Mix
Selectable PFL/AFL modes and solo in place (SIP) allow for flexible monitoring of individual channels, eliminating the need to mute each single channel when dialing in the perfect mix.
Dual Headphone Monitor
Top-panel accessible dual headphone jacks allow monitoring of two discrete headphone mixes simultaneously for performers and engineers alike.
* Add MAIN MIX PRE to PHONE SOURCE selection in addition to MAIN MIX POST (Added in V1.30)
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), Smartphone input with mix-minus function
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)
TASCAM Ultra HDDA Mic Pre-amp technology (CH 1 thru 6)
Supports simple DAW control (HUI/MCU protocol emulation)
TASCAM FX equipped
Equipped with MIDI IN/OUT connectors, USB-MIDI interface function, and MTC output/MIDI clock output with SPP support
Dual headphone output with individual volume and source selection
1-knob compressor and 3 band EQ installed on all input modules
Equipped with 60mm faders
Stereo output to MAIN L-R and SUB L-R, monaural send to AUX1 and AUX2
Adjustable audio delay for MAIN mixed USB output and analog MAIN output (0 – 2000ms) (Added in V1.20)
Recorded tracks can be swapped with other tracks.
Selectable PFL/AFL modes and the in-place solo (SIP)
Dual footswitch (TRS connector) function allows assignment of transport, FX, etc.
Click output with TAP TEMPO support
Built-in metronome function
Optional Carrying bag 『CS-MODEL 12』 for Model 12
Model 12 x1
AC adapter (TASCAM PS-M1524) x1
Power cord for AC adapter x1
USB cable (1m) x1
TRRS cable (1m) x1
Owner’s Manual (including warranty)
SD (512MB to 2GB), SDHC (4GB to 32GB), SDXC (64GB to 512GB)
Class 10 or higher required.