Tascam’s Model 16 combines analogue feel with digital recording

Affordable, compact and retro-looking, with plenty of flexibility.


Tascam’s retro-looking Model 24 analogue mixer with digital recording gets a little brother in the shape of the Model 16. Tascam intends this compact all-in-one mixing console to fit comfortably into environments like home studios and rehearsal spaces. Basically, if recording quality is paramount, but space is limited, the Model 16 may be your saviour.

The mixer features 14 inputs, 10 of which have a built-in mic preamp. Channels 1-8 feature Tascam’s Ultra-HDDA preamps with 48v phantom power, with the first two channels also providing high-impedance instrument inputs. The Model 16 also sports a wireless channel, meaning an external Bluetooth device can be connected, which could be useful as an onboard metronome solution, or for playback.

It’s internal 16 track multi-track recorder will record your sessions in WAV format, directly to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards.

The Model 16 can also function as a 16-in/14-out USB audio interface, recording audio at 24-bit/48kHz. Channels 1 through 8 feature a one-knob compressor and all channels on the mixer have a 3-band EQ. Not to mention the onboard effects processor, with reverb, delay, chorus and flanger.

With plenty of flexibility, appealing design and an affordable price tag, the Model 16 could be a suitable companion for anyone working with small set-ups in small spaces.

Tascam’s Model 16 is available from this month, priced at £759. There are loads more technical specs on their website, tascam.eu.


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