Product Highlights
  • 12 Channels
  • XLR 3-31 Audio Inputs
  • XLR 3-32 Audio Outputs
  • 1/4" TRS Phone Jack / 1/8" TRRS Jack / USB Type-C Connection
  • 44.1k / 48 kHz Sample Rate
  • 44.1k / 48 kHz Sample Frequency
  • -103 dBu Fader
  • 100 Hz, -12 dB / 15dB/-15 dB EQ
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Overview

Model 12 | Production Suite

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.

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)
  • 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)

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.

Additional Features:

  • 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
Man using the Integrated Production Suite

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dual Headphone Monitor

Top-panel accessible dual headphone jacks allow monitoring of two discrete headphone mixes simultaneously for performers and engineers alike.

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.

Close-up of Inputs on the production suite

What's Included

Model 12 Production Suite
AC Adapter
Owner's Manual

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Product Specifications

Model 12 Integrated Production Suite

Recording Section

 
Supported Media SD (512MB to 2GB), SDHC (4GB to 32GB), SDXC (64GB to 512GB)
Class 10 or higher required.
File System SD card: FAT16, SDHC card: FAT32, SDXC card: exFAT
Recording File Format WAV(BWF)
Playback Format WAV, BWF
Sampling Frequency 44.1k / 48k Hz
Bit Depth 16 / 24 bit
Maximum Recordable Channel Number 12ch (10ch + 2 stereo mix)

Audio Inputs

 
MIC IN CH1 to 6, 7/8, 9/10
Connector XLR 3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD, Balanced)
Maximum Input Level +10dBu
Nominal Input Level -8dBu
Minimum Input Level -58dBu
Gain Adjustable Range 0 to 50dB
Input Impedance 1.8k ohm
Phantom Power supply +48V
LINE IN CH1 to 6, 7/8, 9/10
Connector 1/4" (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 Impedance 22k ohm
INST IN CH1 to 6, 7, 9
Connector 1/4" (6.3mm) TS Phone jack (T: HOT, R: GND, S: GND, Unbalanced)
Maximum Input Level +19.8dBV
Nominal Input Level +1.8dBV
Gain Adjustable Range -10 to +40 dB: CH 1 to 6, -20 to +30 dB: CH 7 and 9
Input Impedance 1M ohm
INSERT CH 1 and 2
Connector 1/4" (6.3mm) TRS Phone jack (T: Send, R: Return, S: GND)
Maximum Input Level +18dBu
Nominal Input Level 0dBu
Input Impedance 5k ohm
Maximum Output Level +18dBu
Nominal Output Level 0dBu
Output Impedance 100 ohm
Music / Talk CH 9/10
Connector 1/8" (3.5mm) TRRS jack (for Smartphone, Unbalanced)
Maximum Input Level +8dBV
Nominal Input Level -10dBV
Input Impedance 10k ohm

Main Output

 
Connector XLR 3-32 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD, Balanced)
Maximum Output Level +22dBu
Nominal Output Level +4dBu
Output Impedance 200 ohm

Sub Out / Aux Out

 
Connector 1/4" (6.3mm) TRS Phone jack (T: HOT, R: COLD, S: GND, Balanced)
Maximum Output Level +16dBu
Nominal Output Level -2dBu
Output Impedance 200 ohm
PHONES OUT PHONES 1 and 2
Connector 1/4" (6.3mm) Stereo Phone jack
Maximum Output Level 45mW + 45mW (32 ohm loaded)
FOOTSWITCH Compatible with TASCAM RC-1F Foot Switch
Connector 1/4" (6.3mm) TRS Phone jack
CLICK Metronome click
Connector 1/4" (6.3mm) TRS Phone jack
USB Audio for connection with PC
Connector USB Type-C
Format USB2.0 High-Speed, Mass-storage class/USB Audio Class
Sampling Rate 44.1k / 48k Hz
Bit Depth 16 / 24 bit
Maximum INPUT 12ch
Maximum OUTPUT 10ch
Bluetooth® to MAIN or CH 9/10
Version 5.0
Output Class Class 2 (Transmission range: approx. 33 ft. / 10 m)
* Transmission range may vary, depending on surroundings.
Supported Profile A2DP
Supported A2DP Codecs SBC, AAC
A2DP Content Protection SCMS-T

Channel EQ

 
Low-Cut 100Hz, -12dB / Octave
Hi-Shelving +15dB / -15dB, Cut off frequency = 10kHz
Mid-Peaking (MONO): +15dB / -15dB, 100Hz to 8kHz Variable
(STEREO): +15dB / -15dB, Center frequency = 600Hz
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

 
Type
  1. Hall 1
  2. Hall 2
  3. Room 1
  4. Room 2
  5. Plate
  6. Studio
  7. Live
  8. Delay 1
  9. Delay 2
  10. Ping Pong
  11. Chorus
  12. Flanger
  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
Power AC 100 to 240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption 16W
Dimensions 343(W) × 360(H) × 98.5(D)mm
13.5(W) × 14.2(H) × 3.96(D)inch
(including knob height and protrusion)
Weight 4.3 kg / 9.5 lb
Operating Temperature 5 to 35 °C / 41 to 95 °F

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