Tascam MODEL 16 Hybrid 14-Channel Mixer, Multitrack Recorder, and USB Audio Interface

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Tascam SKU: MODEL 16
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The highly flexible TASCAM Model 16 is a powerful, versatile, hybrid mixer/recorder/audio interface for both live and recording applications well suited for bands, studios, conferences, podcasts, houses of worship, and more. The full-featured, space-saving mixer offers 14 input channels including 10 HDDA microphone preamps with phantom power, two 1/4" Hi-Z jacks, eight balanced 1/4" mono line inputs, and two balanced 1/4" stereo line inputs. Additionally, the last stereo input can accept signals from a variety of sources including Bluetooth, USB, RCA, or a 3.5mm stereo mini jack.

There is single-knob compression available on the first eight channels, while three auxiliary sends provide signal routing to a dedicated monitor and to one of 16 onboard multi-FX presets. The main and sub stereo buses offer simple grouping as well as a selectable and assignable 4-band semi-parametric EQ for fine tuning your mix. The Model 16 offers 15 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 2.0 audio interface, allowing for versatility in any environment. The integrated 16-track recorder takes its cue from TASCAM's Portastudio line, offering multitrack recording with the ability to record the 14 input channels plus the main mix to an SD card as well as multichannel playback for advanced live performance backing or mixing. What's more, the simple interface allows you to overdub and punch in/out without extensive menu diving. Additionally, the Model 16 features a built-in 16x14 USB 2.0 audio interface (up to 24-bit / 48 kHz resolution) for DAW-based recording and playback.

  • 14 total input channels
  • 10 microphone preamps with 48V phantom power
  • Two Hi-Z instrument inputs
  • 12 balanced line inputs (eight mono, two stereo)
  • Single stereo channel for Bluetooth, USB, RCA, or 3.5mm stereo input
  • Inserts on channels 1-2
  • Main and sub stereo buses
  • Three aux sends (monitor 1, monitor 2, and effects)
  • Single-knob compressor for channels 1-8
  • 4-band semi-parametric stereo EQ selectable for main or monitor outputs
  • Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity
  • Onboard effects processor with 16 editable and foot-controllable effects presets including reverb, delay, chorus, and flanger
  • 60mm faders capable of fine adjustment
  • Independent input channel assign for live, internal MTR, or USB playback
  • Balanced XLR main outputs
  • Balanced 1/4" TRS sub outs, aux outputs, and control room outputs
  • 1/4" stereo headphone output with dedicated volume control
  • Multitrack recording function similar to the TASCAM Portastudio
  • 16 tracks (14 input channels plus the main mix) can be recorded to an SD card
  • Multichannel playback for advanced live performance backing or mixing
  • Punch in/out recording capability
  • Overdub up to eight tracks simultaneously
Audio Interface
  • USB 2.0 audio interface
  • 16 inputs (14 input channels plus the main mix)
  • 14 outputs
  • Up to 24-bit / 48 kHz recording quality
  • Low round-trip latency
Optional Accessories
  • RC-1F footswitch (available separately) allows hands-free control of effects switching
  • Model 16 rackmount kit (available separately) enables convenient mounting in a 19" equipment rack
  • Model 16 dust cover (available separately) protects the Model 16 from dirt, scratches, and moisture


Form Factor Desktop
Number of Tracks 16
Maximum Simultaneous Tracks 14 x Recording
Maximum Sampling Rate 48 kHz / 24-Bit
Signal Processing
Gain/Trim Range Mic Inputs:
Up to 79 dB
24 dB
XLR Mic Inputs:
0 dB to 50 dB
1/4" Line Inputs:
-10 dB to +40 dB (Channels 1 to 8)
-20 dB to +30 dB (Channels 9 to 12)
High-Pass Filter 100 Hz, 18 dB/Octave
EQ Parameters Mono Channels:
High: ±15 dB at 12 kHz (Shelving)
Mid: ±15 dB at 100 Hz to 8 kHz, 0.55 Q (Semi-Parametric)
Low: ±15 dB at 80 Hz (Shelving)
Stereo Channels:
High: ±15 dB at 12 kHz
Mid: ±15 dB at 600 Hz, 0.55 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)
Analog Audio I/O 10 x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Mic Input
12 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Input
1 x Stereo RCA Coaxial Unbalanced Line Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Stereo Output
2 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Insert In/Out
2 x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Main Output
3 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Aux Output
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Control Room Output
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Subgroup/Bus Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
Phantom Power 48 V, Selectable On/Off
Host Connection Protocol USB 2.0
Other I/O 1 x 1/4" TS Footswitch Input
Wireless Connectivity Bluetooth
Frequency Response Analog:
20 Hz to 30 kHz +0.5/-1 dB
20 Hz to 20 kHz +0.5/-1 dB
Maximum Input Level XLR Mic Inputs:
+10 dBu
1/4" Line Inputs:
+22 dBu
Insert Return:
+18 dBu
RCA Inputs:
+8 dBV
1/8" / 3.5 mm Inputs:
+8 dBV
Maximum Output Level Main Outputs:
+22 dBu
Monitor/FX/Subgroup/Control Room Outputs:
+16 dBu
Insert Send:
+18 dBu
Headphone Output Power 10 mW per Channel into 60 Ohms (Max)
Impedance Main Outputs:
100 Ohms
Control Room/FX/Monitor/Subgroup Outputs:
200 Ohms
Insert Send:
100 Ohms
Headphone Outputs:
32 Ohms
XLR Mic Inputs:
1.8 Kilohms
1/4" Line Inputs:
22 Kilohms
Insert Return:
10 Kilohms
RCA Inputs:
10 Kilohms
1/8" / 3.5 mm Inputs:
10 Kilohms
THD Mic Inputs:
< 0.01% (Min Gain, +10 dBu Input, 1 kHz)
< 0.004% (Min Gain, +4 dBu Input, 1 kHz)
Crosstalk -80 dB (1 kHz)
EIN -127 dBu (150-Ohm Source, Max Gain)
Digital Audio
Audio File Formats BWF, WAV
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 or Later
Windows 7 or Later (32-Bit, 64-Bit)
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
Required Hardware Available USB 2.0 Port
Power Requirements AC Input
AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption 40 W
Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Dimensions 16.9 x 18.2 x 4.4" / 43 x 46.3 x 11.3 cm (Including Controls and Protrusions)
Weight 15.4 lb / 7.0 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 22.135 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23 x 20 x 8.8"

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