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Model 12 Mixer / Interface / Recorder / Controller, 12x10 Channel

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Model 12 Mixer / Interface / Recorder / Controller, 12x10 Channel

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Model 12 Mixer / Interface / Recorder / Controller, 12x10 Channel
Model 12 Mixer / Interface / Recorder / Controller, 12x10 Channel
Model 12 Mixer / Interface / Recorder / Controller, 12x10 Channel
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Model 12 Integrated Production Suite Mixer / Recorder / USB Interface for Music and Multimedia Creators

Tascam Model 12 is a compact all-in-one integrated mixing and recording suite designed for music and multimedia creators, songwriters and performers. It consists of a 10-input mixer, a 12-track version of the highly acclaimed Tascam multi-track audio recorder, USB audio interface, MIDI connectivity, DAW control functions, and unique podcasting capability including mix-minus and smartphone input.

Combining the feel of an analogue user interface with the efficient workflow and pristine quality associated with digital recording and production, the compact and affordable Model 12 supports your creative process from start to finish.

12-Track Recording and 10-Track Playback
Tascam Model 12 12-track recording and 10-track playback
The Model 12's intuitive internal 12-track recorder creates WAV files of up to 24-bit/48 kHz audio quality directly to an SD card. Up to ten tracks can be played back simultaneously. Supporting metronome, punch-in/out, and overdubbing functions, the internal recorder also allows WAV files to be imported from another Tascam Model Series mixer like the Model 12, Model 16 or Model 24. And, of course, it is possible to export tracks in WAV file format which can then be imported directly into a DAW for further editing or production.

All-in-One Audio Production From Recording to Mastering
The Model 12's seamless integrated workflow facilitates less focus on the technical and more on the creative part. The built-in multi-track recorder allows one-button recording and playback. And the comfortable, familiar feel of the 60-mm faders, one-knob compressor, three-band EQ, and high-quality Tascam effects enable fast and intuitive tweaking of mixes and tones.

Pristine Audio Quality
Tascam Ultra-HDDA mic preamps with an Equivalent Input Noise (EIN) of 128 dB ensure low noise and natural, high-grade sound quality. Apart from microphones and line-level sources, all inputs can also be used for direct connection of guitars, basses, and other high-impedance (Hi-Z) sound sources.

Compact Size With Plenty of Inputs
The compact Model 12 packs eight XLR microphone inputs (with switchable +48V phantom power), ten TRS line inputs, a 3.5-mm TRRS input (for a smartphone) and a Bluetooth 5.0 input to handle any small-format recording or live production environment.


• 10-channel mixer with built-in 12-track recorder and USB audio interface

Mixer features

• Ten analogue inputs on six mono and two stereo channels
- Eight mono mic inputs on XLR connectors with switchable phantom power (48 V)
- Ultra-HDDA microphone preamps on inputs 16
- Eight channels can be used with high-impedance instruments like electric guitars/basses
- Ten balanced line inputs (six mono, two stereo)
- Multi-purpose stereo channel for input from mobile devices via Bluetooth or TRRS smartphone connector (CH 9/10)
- Inserts on input channels 1 and 2
Mix-minus function on smartphone mini-jack input
• Two Aux outputs (monitor, effects) and two stereo outputs with independent master faders (Main, Sub)
• Monitoring can be selected between PFL (pre-fader), AFL (after-fader) and SIP (solo-in-place)
• Dedicated click output with tap tempo feature
• One-knob compressor for all input channels
• Three-band equalizer with sweepable mids for all input channels
• Switchable low-cut filter (100 Hz) on each channel
• Semi-parametric EQ with sweepable mid band for aux or main outputs
• Built-in Bluetooth receiver for wireless playback
• On-board effects processor
- 16 effects types
- Can be used on all input channels, aux busses, sub and main stereo bus
- Can be turned on/off by an optional footswitch (Tascam RC-1F)
• Compact 11 x 60mm faders
• 12-segment LED output level meters
• XLR balanced outputs for main stereo bus
• TRS balanced outputs for sub and aux outputs
• Two headphones outputs with separate level controls

Recorder features

• Tascam multi-track recording engine, uses SD cards as storage media (up to 512 GB)
• Up to 12 tracks (10 input channels + stereo mix) can be recorded without the need for a computer
• Recording/playback format: Linear PCM (WAV format, 44.1/48 kHz, 16/24 Bit)
• Overdubbing, punch in/out recording
• Multi-track playback for advanced live performance
• Illuminated Play/Record/Stop buttons for better legibility in poorly lit environments

Audio interface features

• USB audio interface for use with Windows (ASIO) and Mac (Core Audio) computers
• Transfer to computer: 12 channels (all 10 inputs + stereo mix)
• Transfer from computer: 10 channels, assignable to each channel input
• Audio resolution 44.1/48 kHz, 16/24 bit
• USB MIDI interface function
• Simple DAW control support via HUI/MCU protocol emulation

Other features

• MIDI input and output
• Support for MIDI timecode (MTC) and MIDI clock output with song position pointer (SPP)
• Simple and quick menu operation with multi-jog dial


Recording media
SD (512 MB 2 GB)
SDHC (432 GB)
SDXC (64512 GB)
File system: FAT16 (SD), FAT32 (SDHC), exFAT (SDXC)
Recording file format: WAV (BWF, maximum file size: 2 GB)
Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Recordable channels: 12 channels max. (10 inputs + stereo mix)

Audio inputs and outputs
Microphone inputs (CH 16, 7/8, 9/10): XLR-3-31, balanced
Line inputs (CH 110): 6.3-mm TRS phone jack, balanced
Instrument inputs (CH 16, 7, 9): 6.3-mm TS phone jack, unbalanced
Inserts (CH 12): 6.3-mm TRS phone jack
Music/Talk input (CH 9/10): 3.5-mm TRRS mini jack, unbalanced
Main output: XLR-3-32, balanced
Sub output, Aux output: 6.3-mm TRS, balanced
Phones output 1/2: 6.3-mm stereo phone jack
Footswitch connector: 6.3-mm TS phone jack (Tascam genuine footswitch RC-1F recommended)

EQ Bands
• 3-band EQ with Sweepable Mid Frequency, 100Hz Low-cut
• 3-band Master EQ

Audio performance
Residual output noise: 103 dBu
(MAIN OUT, MAIN fader at nom.)
Equivalent input noise (EIN): 128 dBu
(Mono input channel at 150 Ω, GAIN at max.)
Total harmonic distortion (THD+N): < 0.003 % (MIC IN-> MAIN OUT, 1 kHz, GAIN at min., +2 dBu)
Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.1/0.15 dB (MIC IN-> MAIN OUT)
Channel crosstalk: 95 dB
(1 kHz, PAN fully counter-clockwise / fully clockwise)
Maximum gain:
74 dB (MIC to MAIN OUT)
74 dB (MIC to SUB OUT)
75 dB (MIC to AUX 1/2 OUT)
24 dB (USB/SD to MAIN OUT)
(all EQs flat, PAN fully counter-clockwise / fully clockwise)
Phantom Power: DC 48 V

Computer system requirements

Compatible computers: Windows-compatible computer with a USB 2.0 (or higher) port, Dual core, 2 GHz or faster

Compatible computers: Apple Mac computer with a USB 2.0 (or higher) port, Dual core, 2 GHz or faster

USB audio specifications
Sampling rate: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Bit depth: 16 bit, 24 bit
Maximum number of audio channels: 12 inputs, 10 outputs
Bluetooth®: Version 5.0
(approximate transmission distance: 10 m)

Power supply and other specifications
Power supply: Tascam AC adapter (included, input voltage AC 100240 V, 50/60 Hz)
Power consumption: 16 W
Dimensions (W D H, overall): 343 mm 360 mm 99 mm
Weight: 4.3 kg
Permissible operating temperature range: 535 C
Included items: AC adapter, Owners manual incl. warranty

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all mod cons/retro vibe 6 of 7 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Moncton, New Brunswick
Great for those not into working out their musical ideas "inside the box". Old school "Portastudio" look and layout but digital convenience and audio quality (complete with "undo/redo" to fix your mistakes:) I'm using this for composing/recording "demos" and having a blast. The mixer is clean and quiet with great EQ and all the essential features; simple and intuitive for anyone who's used an analog console before. MTR features are on point (track-swapping, stereo mix export, etc.), and the manual is detailed enough to reduce the learning curve. Highly recommend.
Posted by Mark on Dec 29, 2021
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Tascam Model 12 a Remarkable Multi Track Recorder 11 of 12 customers found this review helpful
Product Experience   I own it
Closest Store   Calgary Royal Vista, Alberta
Tascam's Model 12 is a well built multi track recorder. What I like over the 16 and 24 track models is that you can switch each input channel to instrument , where as the 16 and 24 only have this feature on the first 2 channels. So this is more suited for direct electric guitar plug in for all channels. Making it easier to add one guitar track at a time. The two separate Headphone channels is a nice feature too. The Mic pre amps are very quiet and offer a warm sound. The 16 effects are a nice feature , but by default there set to max so you have to dial them back to your liking. There is a bit of a learning curve to using all the features , but once you get into it becomes easier. The Manual could of been much better to understand , the the Tascam Forums are a real help to figuring things out. Over all sound quality is very good. Much easier and faster to record your musical thoughts then the other digital multi track home studios that are out there. This is more like the old cassette Tascam Porta Studio's of the past , but with much better Mic pre amps and much cleaner recordings on the SD card.
Posted by Romany on Aug 1, 2021
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