14-Channel Mixer with Integral 16-Track Digital
analogue mixer, multi-track digital recorder and
The Tascam Model 16 all-in-one mixer brings the
flagship Model 24s powerful recording and mixing
features and functionality to a new level of
compactness and affordability, creating a fully
featured compact mixer that combines the warmth of
analogue with a digital workflow. The Model 16 is
the perfect mixing solution for small-format live
performance, recording and production environments,
featuring a multi-track recorder, USB audio
interface, effects, comprehensive mixing and routing
capabilities, and Bluetooth wireless.
With the Model 16, your perfect mix has met its
14 Inputs for
14 easy-to-access top-panel inputs provide flexible
options for microphones, instruments or other audio
sources. You can connect up to 10 mics, 14 line
signals or two instruments for live recording or
mixing. There is also a Bluetooth 5.0 enabled stereo
input for a streaming audio device that also
provides (selectable) RCA connectors and a stereo
mini jack for direct connection of CD player or
mobile playback device.
Mic inputs 1 through 8 deliver pristine audio
quality, featuring Tascams Ultra-HDDA (High Deﬁnition
Discrete Architecture) technology for pure,
transparent natural tone with ultra-low noise.
Strip Control Features
A tactile Gain knob tops each channel for precise
tweaking of input levels. A push-button low-cut
filter and three-position input selector
(Live/PC/MTR) facilitate quick and easy control of
input source signals. A 1-knob inline compressor is
available on inputs 18 as is a 3-band EQ with
sweepable mid range.
Audio Routing Possibilities and Monitoring
Three Aux busses (Monitor 1, Monitor 2 (pre/post)
and Effects) and PFL (Pre Fader Listen) round out
the Model 16s pro-level signal path routing
options. A Sub group provides an additional pair of
stereo line outputs which can be used to drive an
additional amplifier, for example.
The three Aux outs let you route audio signals for
stage monitoring, or to external gear such as
outboard effects, signal processors or headphone
mixes. And an additional Control Room output with
individual level fader can be used to drive a pair
of powered studio monitors.
Powerful Internal 16-Track Digital Recorder
The Model 16s multi-track section features a
powerful internal 16-track digital recorder,
capturing 14 input signals and the main stereo mix
simultaneously to an internal SD card in pristine
48-kHz/24-bit quality. Record anything from live
performance to rehearsals, worship events, spoken
word and meetings. You can also perform overdubs and
punch-in/out quickly and easily. And you can use an
optional footswitch for hands-free operation of
Recorded tracks can be immediately mixed, mastered
or exported to a computer for further editing,
formatting and publishing.
Internal Audio Interface
An internal USB audio interface with 16 inputs and
14 outputs captures audio at a sampling rate of 48
kHz and with 24-bit resolution for recording or
playing back from an external DAW (Digital Audio
Workstation). The new-generation Tascam USB driver
allows a minimum size of the audio buffer which can
be set to as low as four samples. This results in
extremely low latency and the highest level of
efficiency when recording audio.
Using the channel Mode switch, each channel can
select the input source as needed. This allows a
super flexible input configuration to be selected
where some inputs can be live, other inputs can play
tracks from the internal multi-track recorder, while
other inputs can play tracks from a computer via
USB, all simultaneously.
The Model 16s versatile effects section offers 16
editable and foot-controllable multi-effects,
including reverb, delay, chorus, flanger and others.
Each effect allows one parameter to be changed using
the menu. The selected effect can be mixed to the
main stereo output using its dedicated fader and can
also be applied to monitor busses 1 and 2.
four-band equalizer with two (wide/narrow Q)
sweepable mid-bands can be dialed in for crafting
the perfect mix. You can assign this EQ to the main
outs or monitor 1/2 outs as you like.