Tascam MODEL 12 Integrated Production Suite Mixer/Recorder/USB Interface

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Tascam SKU: MODEL 12
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Building upon the success of the Model 24 and Model 16, the highly flexible TASCAM Model 12 is an all-in-one production mixer for music and multimedia creators, songwriters, and performers. This powerful, versatile hybrid mixer/recorder/audio interface is designed for both live and recording applications and is well suited for bands, studios, conferences, podcasts, houses of worship, and more.

Updates to the Model 12 for the podcaster/internet streamer include mix-minus, Bluetooth pairing, smartphone input, multiple mic-ready channels, dual headphone monitoring, and internal multitrack recording, which allows the device to be used as a powerful live production recorder, USB audio interface, and live streaming tool. Other useful updates include an integrated MIDI I/O with a built-in metronome and separate click output. The 5-pin DIN connectors integrate with other outboard MIDI gear for synchronization and playback allowing for drum machines, synthesizers, and hardware sequencers to play nicely with the Model 12.

The Model 12 offers basic external DAW control using HUI/MCU protocol emulations for integrated, tactile control of most major DAWs. Control parameters include faders, mutes, pans, solos, record arm, play record, stop, FF/Rew, and jog. The professional mixer offers 10 input channels including 8 microphone preamps with phantom power, eight 1/4" Hi-Z jacks, and 10 balanced 1/4" mono line inputs. Additionally, channels 9/10 stereo input also accepts signals from a variety of sources including Bluetooth, USB, or a 3.5mm stereo mini jack.

There is single-knob compression available on all input channels, while two auxiliary sends provide signal routing to dedicated outboard monitors or effect. Aux 2 also sends to one of 16 onboard multi-FX effects. The main and sub stereo buses offer simple grouping as well as a dedicated 2-band EQ for fine tuning your mix. The Model 12 offers 11 faders, with 60mm of throw for quick and immediate mixing moves. Each channel may be assigned to receive audio from the live inputs, the internal multitrack recorder, or the USB audio interface, allowing for versatility in any environment.

The onboard 12-track recorder takes its cue from TASCAM's Portastudio line, offering multitrack recording with the ability to record 10 tracks plus the stereo master internally. Multichannel playback for advanced live performance backing or mixing. What's more, the simple interface allows you to punch in/out of recording and playback without extensive menu diving. Additionally, the Model 12 features a 12 x 10 USB audio interface allowing for the transmission of 10 input channels plus the stereo master at up to 24-bit/48 kHz resolution.

  • 8 XLR mic inputs (with +48V support)/10 TRS line inputs, 3.5mm stereo input and Bluetooth 5.0 input 
  • Ultra-HDDA Mic Pre-amp technology (Ch 1 thru 6)
  • 1-knob compressor and 3-band EQ on all input modules
  • Equipped with 60mm faders 
  • Selectable PFL/AFL modes and in-place solo (SIP)
  • Stereo output to Main L-R and Sub L-R, monaural send to Aux 1 and Aux 2
  • Dual headphone outputs 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 minus one function


Form Factor Desktop
Number of Tracks 12 (10 Inputs + Stereo Mix)
Maximum Simultaneous Tracks 10 x Recording
Maximum Sampling Rate 48 kHz / 24-Bit
Signal Processing
Gain/Trim Range -10 dB to +40 dB (Channels 1 to 6)
-20 dB to +30 dB (Channels 7 to 10)
Mic Inputs:
Up to 50 dB
Mic Inputs:
Up to 79 dB
24 dB
High-Pass Filter 100 Hz, 12 dB/Octave
EQ Parameters Mono Channels:
High: ±15 dB at 10 kHz (Shelving)
Mid: ±15 dB at 100 Hz, 0.5 Q (Semi-Parametric)
Low: ±15 dB at 80 Hz (Shelving)
Stereo Channels:
High: ±15 dB at 10 kHz (Shelving)
Mid: ±15 dB at 600 Hz, 0.5 Q (Notch/Peak)
Low: ±15 dB at 80 Hz (Shelving)
High: ±15 dB at 10 kHz (Shelving)
Mid: ±15 dB at 100 Hz to 8 kHz, 0.5 to 5 Q (Parametric)
Low: ±15 dB at 60 Hz (Shelving)
Built-In Effects 7 x Reverb
2 x Mono Delay
1 x Stereo Delay
2 x Delay+Reverb
2 x Chorus+Reverb
Analog Audio I/O 8 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Unbalanced Stereo Input
2 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
2 x 1/4" TRS Subgroup/Bus Output
2 x 1/4" TRS Aux Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Click Input
2 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Insert In/Out
2 x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Main Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Click Input
Phantom Power 48 V
Host Connection Protocol USB 2.0
MIDI I/O 1 x DIN 5-Pin Input
1 x DIN 5-Pin Output
Other I/O 1 x 1/4" TRS Footswitch Input
Wireless Connectivity Bluetooth
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dB
Maximum Input Level 1/8" / 3.5 mm Inputs:
+8 dBV (Stereo)
Hi-Z Inputs:
+19.8 dBu
Insert Return:
+18 dBu
Line Inputs:
+22 dBu
Mic Inputs:
+10 dBu
Maximum Output Level Aux/Click/Subgroup Outputs:
+16 dBu
XLR Main Outputs:
+22 dBu
Headphone Output Power 45 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
Impedance 1/8" / 3.5 mm Inputs:
10 Kilohms
Hi-Z Inputs:
1 Megohm
Insert Return:
5 Kilohms
Insert Send:
100 Ohms
Line Inputs:
22 Kilohms (Balanced)
Mic Inputs:
1.8 Kilohms
Aux/Click/Subgroup Outputs:
200 Ohms
XLR Main Outputs:
200 Ohms
SNR -103 dBu
THD 0.004% (Min Gain, +2 dBu Input, 1 kHz)
Crosstalk -95 dB (1 kHz)
EIN -128 dBu (150-Ohm Source, Max Gain)
Digital Audio
Audio File Formats Recording:
Sample Rates 44.1 / 48 kHz
Bit Depths 16 / 24-Bit
Audio Storage & Playback
Supported Media SD Card
Memory Card Slot 1 x SDXC
Supported Media Capacity SD:
512 MB Minimum to 2 GB Maximum
4 GB Minimum to 32 GB Maximum
64 GB Minimum to 512 GB Maximum
File System Support SD: FAT16
OS Compatibility macOS 10.12
macOS 10.13
macOS 10.14
macOS 10.15
Windows 7
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
*As of November, 2021: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Supported Drivers/API & Plug-Ins Core Audio (Mac)
Windows Class-Compliant (No Driver Needed)
ASIO 2.0
Processor Requirement 2 GHz or Better
RAM Requirements 2 GB
Minimum Display Resolution 1280 x 800
Power Requirements AC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption 16 W
Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Dimensions 13.5 x 14.2 x 3.96" / 343 x 360 x 98.5 mm (Including Controls and Protrusions)
Weight 9.5 lb / 4.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 13.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19 x 16.5 x 13"

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