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Tascam Model 12


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Integrated Production Suite
Model 12

Desktop Tool for Music and Multimedia Creators

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:
– Skype
– Discord
– 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
Key Features

  • 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


Other Features

  • 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

Included Items

  • 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)

Spec description

Recording section
Supported MediaSD (512MB to 2GB), SDHC (4GB to 32GB), SDXC (64GB to 512GB)
Class 10 or higher required.
File SystemSD card: FAT16, SDHC card: FAT32, SDXC card: exFAT
Recording File FormatWAV(BWF)
Playback FormatWAV, BWF
Sampling Frequency44.1k / 48k Hz
Bit Depth16 / 24 bit
Maximum Recordable ChannelNumber12ch (10ch + 2 stereo mix)
Audio Inputs
MIC INCH1 to 6, 7/8, 9/10
ConnectorXLR 3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD, Balanced)
Maximum Input Level+10dBu
Nominal Input Level-8dBu
Minimum Input Level-58dBu
Gain Adjustable Range0 to 50dB
Input Impedance1.8k ohm
Phantom Power supply+48V
LINE INCH1 to 10
Connector1/4″ (6.3mm) TRS Phone jack (T: HOT, R: COLD, S: GND, Balanced)
Maximum Input Level+22dBu
Nominal Input Level+4dBu
Gain Adjustable Range-10 to +40 dB: CH 1 to 6, -20 to +30 dB: CH 7/8 and 9/10
Input Impedance22k ohm
INST INCH1 to 6, 7, 9
Connector1/4″ (6.3mm) TS Phone jack (T: HOT, R: GND, S: GND, Unbalanced)
Maximum Input Level+13.8dBV
Nominal Input Level-4.2dBV
Gain Adjustable Range-10 to +40 dB (CH 1 to 6), -20 to +30 dB (CH 7 and 9)
Input Impedance1M ohm
INSERTCH 1 and 2
Connector1/4″ (6.3mm) TRS Phone jack (T: Send, R: Return, S: GND)
Return (Ring)
Maximum Input Level+18dBu
Nominal Input Level0dBu
Input Impedance5k ohm
Send (Tip)
Maximum Output Level+18dBu
Nominal Output Level0dBu
Output Impedance100 ohm
Connector1/8″ (3.5mm) TRRS jack (for Smartphone, Unbalanced)
Maximum Input Level+8dBV
Nominal Input Level-10dBV
Input Impedance10k ohm
ConnectorXLR 3-32 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD, Balanced)
Maximum Output Level+22dBu
Nominal Output Level+4dBu
Output Impedance200 ohm
Connector1/4″ (6.3mm) TRS Phone jack (T: HOT, R: COLD, S: GND, Balanced)
Maximum Output Level+16dBu
Nominal Output Level-2dBu
Output Impedance200 ohm
Connector1/4″ (6.3mm) Stereo Phone jack
Maximum Output Level45mW + 45mW (32 ohm loaded)
Working impedance16 to 250 ohm
Control input / output
ConnectorUSB Type-C
Transfer FormatUSB2.0 High-Speed
FormatMass-storage class/USB Audio Class 2.0 (USB class-compliant)
CLICKMetronome click
Connector1/4″ (6.3mm) TS Phone jack, metronome click output
FOOTSWITCHCompatible with TASCAM RC-1F Foot Switch
Connector1/4″ (6.3mm) TRS Phone jack
Connector5-pin DIN
Formatstandard MIDI
Connector5-pin DIN
Formatstandard MIDI
USB Audio
Sampling Rate44.1k / 48k Hz
Bit Depth16 / 24 bit
Maximum INPUT12ch
Maximum OUTPUT10ch
Bluetooth®to MAIN or CH 9/10
Output ClassClass 2 (Transmission range: approx. 33 ft. / 10 m)
* Transmission range may vary, depending on surroundings.
Supported ProfileA2DP
Supported A2DP CodecsSBC, AAC
A2DP Content ProtectionSCMS-T
Channel EQ
Low-Cut100Hz, -18dB / Octave
Hi-Shelving+15dB / -15dB, Cut off frequency = 10kHz
Mid-Peaking+15dB / -15dB, 100Hz to 8kHz Variable, MID Band Q Fix, 0.5
Low-Shelving+15dB / -15dB, Cut off frequency = 80Hz
Master section EQ
Hi-Shelving+15dB / -15dB, Cut off frequency = 10kHz
MID-Peaking+15dB / -15dB, 100Hz to 8kHz Variable, Q: 0.5/5
Low-Shelving+15dB / -15dB, Cut off frequency = 60Hz
Internal Effects
  1. HALL 1
  2. HALL 2
  3. ROOM 1
  4. ROOM 2
  5. PLATE
  7. LIVE
  8. DELAY 1
  9. DELAY 2
  11. CHORUS
  13. DELAY + HALL 1
  14. DELAY + HALL 2
  15. CHORUS + HALL 1
  16. CHORUS + HALL 2

*Fx type and settings can be stored in the library slot

PowerAC 100 to 240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption16W
Dimensions343(W) × 98.8(H) × 360(D)mm
13.5(W) × 3.9(H) × 14.2(D)inch
(sides panels, inc. knob height and protrusion)
Weight4.3 kg / 9.48 lb
Operating Temperature5 to 35 °C / 41 to 95 °F
Include ItemsAC adapter(TASCAM PS-M1524), Cord for AC adapter(JAPAN USA/EUROPE/AUSTRALIA), USB cable(1m), TRRS cable(1m), Owner’s manual (with warranty), TASCAM ID registration guide

NOTE: 0dBV = 1Vrms, 0dBu = 0.775Vrms


Audio Performance

Frequency Response20Hz to 20kHz (+0.3/-0.7 dB, MIC IN to MAIN OUT)
S/N ratio103dB (MAIN OUT, MAIN fader: nominal position)
Equivalent Input Noise-128dBu (Mono Input Channel, Rs: 150Ω, GAIN knob: Max)
Total Harmonic Distortion0.003% (MIC IN to MAIN OUT, nominal input level, +2dBu, 1kHz, GAIN min.)
Crosstalk-95dB, channels / input and output
(1kHz, PAN fully counter clockwise / fully clockwise)
Maximum Gain74dB (MIC to MAIN OUT)
74dB (MIC to SUB OUT)
75dB (MIC to AUX 1/2 OUT)
(EQ flatten, PAN fully counter clockwise / fully clockwise)