Tascam Model 12 Digital Mixer

Product #65496 | SKU MODEL 12 | Tascam
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  • MIDI I/O, Metronome, and Click Output.
  • 10 x Input Channels.
  • 8 x Microphone Preamps.
  • 10 x Line Inputs (6 Mono + 2 Stereo)
  • Single-Knob Compressor.


Building upon the success of the Model 24 and Model 16, the highly flexible Tascam Model 12 Digital Mixer 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 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 synchronisation and playback allowing for drum machines, synthesisers, and hardware sequencers to play nicely with the Model 12. Other useful updates for the podcaster / internet streamer include Bluetooth pairing, mix-minus, 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.

The professional mixer offers 10 input channels including 8 microphone preamps with phantom power, eight 1/4" Hi-Z jacks, 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 AEQ 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.

Key Features:

  • 8 XLR mic inputs (with +48V support) / 10 TRS line inputs, 3.5mm stereo input and Bluetooth 5.0 input.
  • 1-knob compressor and 3-band AEQ 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.


Operating System
Windows OS Windows 10 (May 2019 Update), Windows 8.1, Windows 7
Mac OS macOS Catalina, macOS Mojave, macOS High Sierra (10.13), macOS Sierra‎ (10.12), OS X El Capitan (10.11)
System Requirements
CPU Dual Core / 2 GHz or Faster
Memory 2 GB or More
Driver Windows: USB Audio Class 2.0, ASIO2.0, WDM (MME)
Mac: Core Audio
Screen 1280 × 800
Audio Performance
Residual Output Noise Main Output: -100 dBu (Main Fader at Min)
EIN Mono Input Channel: 127 dBu (Rs: 150 Ohms, Gain Knob: Max)
THD Mic In to Main Out: 0.01% or Less (Max Input Level, +10 dBu, 1 kHz, Gain Min.)
Mic In to Main Out: 0.004% or Less (Nominal Input Level, +4 dBu, 1 kHz, Gain Min.)
Frequency Response Analogue: 20 Hz to 30 kHz (+0.5/-1 dB)
Digital: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+0.5/-1 dB)
Crosstalk Channe / Input and Output: -80 dB (1 kHz, Pan Fully Counter Clockwise / Fully Clockwise)
Maximum Gain Mic – Main Out: 74 dB
Mic – Insert Out: 50 dB
Mic – Sub Out: 74 dB
Mic – CR Out: 79 dB
Mic – Monitor Out: 75 dB
Mic – FX Out: 75 dB
USB/SD – Main Out: 24 dB
(AEQ Flatten, Pan Fully Counter Clockwise / Fully Clockwise)
Recording Specifications
Recording Supported Media:
SD: 512 MB to 2 GB
SDHC: 4 GB to 32 GB
SDXC: 64 GB to 512 GB
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: 44.1/48 kHz
Bit Depth: 16-/24-Bit
Recordable Channels: Maximum 12 Channels (10 Channel + 2 Stereo Mix)
Analogue Audio Inputs
Mic Input Mic In: Channel 1 to 6, 7/8 to 9/10
Connector: XLR 3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
Maximum Input Level: +10 dBu
Nominal Input Level: -8 dBu
Minimum Input Level: -58 dBu
Gain Adjustable Range: 0 to 50 dB
Input Impedance: 1.8 Kilohms
Phantom Power Supply: +48V
Line Input Line In: Channels 1-6, 7/8, 9/10
Connector: 1/4" / 6.35 mm TRS Phone Jack (Balanced)
Maximum Input Level: +22 dBu
Nominal Input Level: +4 dBu
Input Impedance: 22 Kilohms

Gain Adjustable Range:
Channels 1 to 6: -10 to +40 dB
Channels 7/8 and 9/10: -20 to +30 dB
Instrument Input Instrument In: Channels 1-6, 7, 9
Connector: 1/4" / 6.35 mm TRS Phone jack (T: HOT, R: GND, S: GND, Unbalanced)
Maximum Input Level: +22 dBu
Nominal Input Level: +4 dBu
Gain Adjustable Range: -10 to +40 dB
Input Impedance: 1 Megohm
Insert Insert: Channels 1 & 2
Connector: 1/4" / 6.35 mm TRS Phone Jack (T: Send, R: Return, S: GND)

Return (Ring)
Maximum Input Level: +18 dBu
Nominal Input Level: 0 dBu
Input Impedance: 10 Kilohms

Send (Tip)
Maximum Output Level: +18 dBu
Nominal Output Level: 0 dBu
Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
Stereo Input Connector: 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Mini Jack (Unbalanced)
Maximum Input Level: +8 dBV
Nominal Input Level: -10 dBV
Input Impedance: 10 Kilohms
Analogue Outputs
Main Output Connector: XLR 3-32 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
Maximum Output Level: +22 dBu
Nominal Output Level: +4 dBu
Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
Other Outputs Sub Out (L/R), Aux Out (1/2), Click (Mono)
Connector: 1/4" / 6.35 mm TRS Phone Jack (T: HOT, R: COLD, S: GND)
Maximum Output Level: +16 dBu
Nominal Output Level: -2 dBu
Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
Phones Headphones Out: 1 and 2
Connector: 1/4" / 6.35 mm Stereo Phone Jack
Output Level: 80 mW + 80 mW (32 Ohms Loaded)
Footswitch 1/4" / 6.35 mm TS Phone Jack
USB Connector: Type-C Format: USB 2.0 High-Speed, Mass Storage Class/USB Audio Class
Sampling Rate: 44.1/ 48 kHz
Bit Depth: 16-/24-Bit
Maximum Input and Output: 12 Inputs / 10 Outputs
Bluetooth Specifications
Bluetooth Output Class: Class 2
Transmission Range: Approximately 33' / 10 m (Transmission Range May Vary, Depending on Surroundings)
Bluetooth Version: 5.0
Supported Profile: A2DP, AVRCP 1.0
Supported A2DP Codecs: SBC, AAC
A2DP Content Protection: SCMS-T
Channel AEQ Low-Cut: 100 Hz, -18 dB/Octave
Hi-Shelving: +15 dB/-15 dB, Cut Off Frequency: 10 kHz
Mid (Peaking): +15 dB/-15 dB, 100 Hz to 8 kHz Variable
MID-Band Q Fix: 0.55
Low-Shelving: +15 dB/-15 dB, Cut Off Frequency: 80 Hz
Master Section Hi-Shelving: +15 dB/-15 dB, Cut Off Frequency: 10 kHz
Low-Shelving: +15 dB/-15 dB, Cut Off Frequency: 60 Hz
Effect Types Small Hall
Large Hall
Small Room
Large Room
Short Delay
Delay + Small Hall
Delay + Large Hall
Chorus + Small Hall
Chorus + Large Hall
MIDI I/O 2 x 5-Pin DIN Connectors
Can Sync with Other External MIDI Devices (Drum Machines, Synthesisers, Hardware Sequencers)
Power Specifications
Power Power Adapter: 15 VDC
Centre Pin Positive
Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer

In The Box

  • Tascam Model 12 Integrated Production Suite Mixer/Recorder/USB Interface.
  • Power Supply.


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  • Chris
    Great piece of kit. Everything works just like it should. Fantastic value. Very happy
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  • Eder
    Fantastic equipment! I record music at home and I upgraded my home studio with this unit. It is just incredible! I am extremely happy with this purchase and am immense shout out to Rubber Monkey team, it arrived to my house in Auckland in less than 24 hours! Top service!
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  • Product: Tascam Model 12 Digital Mixer
  • Manufacturer: Tascam
  • Model: MODEL 12
  • SKU: MODEL 12
  • RM Product #: 65496

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