TASCAM Model 12 Mixer, USB Audio Interface and Multitrack Recorder

So much more than a mixer, the Model 12 has a Portastudio-style SD card multitrack recorder right on board, plus a 12-in/10-out USB interface for your DAW.

TASCAM's Model 12 is a compact all-in-one integrated mixer designed for music and multimedia creators, songwriters and performers. Features include TASCAM's critically acclaimed multi-track recorder, USB audio/MIDI interface, DAW control functions, and unique podcasting capability including mix-minus and smartphone inputs. The Model 12 supports your creative process, production, and workflow from start to finish including podcasting.

22-Track Multi-Track Recording with 10 Track Playback

The Model 12's intuitive internal 12-track recorder records WAV files of up to 24-bit/48 kHz audio quality directly to an SD card, with 10-track playback. Supporting metronome, punch-in/out, and overdubbing functions, the internal recorder also allows WAV files to be imported directly into a DAW for further editing or production.

Learn how to set up a song on your TASCAM Model 12 with this tutorial:

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12-in/10-out USB Audio Interface for DAW Connectivity

An onboard USB Type-C connector facilitates connecting a computer to the Model 12 for playback and recording utilizing a wide range of popular DAWs.

DAW Control Integration

Basic external DAW control (Faders, Mutes, Pans, Solos, Record arm, Play, Record, Stop, FF/Rew, Jog) using HUI/MCU protocol emulation is integrated for tactile control of most major DAWs.

Click Output with Tap Tempo

A dedicated click output with tap tempo allows the tempo to be monitored in read more both live or recording environments. This allows live performers to play with tracks using the built-in multi-track engine or music creators to monitor the tempo when recording.

Onboard MIDI Functionality

Standard MIDI in/out connectors allow connection with a wide range of keyboards, drum machines, controllers, and other sources that employ MIDI connectors. The Model 12 can also be used for synchronized operation of multi-track recorders and other external devices like drum machines.

Stream Your Latest Music and Live Performances to Your Fan Base

The Model 12 incorporates several features for podcasting and internet streaming like mix-minus, smartphone input, multiple mic-ready channels, Bluetooth pairing, dual headphone monitoring, and internal multi-track recording. Use the Model 12 as a versatile live production recorder, USB audio interface and live streaming tool.

All in One Production From Recording to Mastering

The Model 12's seamless integrated workflow facilitates less focus on the technical and more on the creative. The comfortable, familiar feel of the Model 12's 60mm faders and 1-knob compressor, 3-band EQ, and TASCAM's high-quality reverb effects allow fast tweaking of mixes and tones.

Pristine Audio Quality

TASCAM's Ultra-HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps with EIN (Equivalent Input Noise) of -128dB ensure natural low noise and high-grade sound quality. Additionally, Hi-Z line level inputs are included on all channels for direct instrument input.

Compact Size with Plenty of Inputs

The compact Model 12 packs 8 XLR mic inputs (with +48V support), 10 TRS line inputs, a 3.5mm (1/8") TRRS input (for Smartphone) and Bluetooth 5.0 input to handle any small format recording or live production environment.

Versatile Routing for Perfecting Your Mix

Selectable PFL/AFL modes and solo in place (SIP) allow for flexible monitoring of individual channels, eliminating the need to mute each single channel when dialing in the perfect mix.

Dual Headphone Monitor

Top-panel accessible dual headphone jacks allow monitoring of two discrete headphone mixes simultaneously for performers and engineers alike.


- 8 XLR mic inputs (with +48V support) / 10 TRS line inputs, 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo input and Bluetooth(R) 5.0 input
- 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 AUX1 and AUX2
- 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
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Dimensions (W x H x D): 13.5" × 14.2" × 3.96" (343 × 360 × 98.5 mm) (including knob height and protrusion)

Weight: 9.5 lb (4.3 kg)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 12.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 19 x 16 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MODEL 12

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-726-0303
Web: https://tascam.com/us/support/contact

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (10 ratings)
Submitted June 15, 2021 by a customer from gmail.com
"DAW Front End That Doubles As Live Mixer"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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These mixers are amazing in any studio setting-Sturdy,quiet and well made. First off,the pre's sound smooth/musical w no added color. A plus for our needs is that the effects don't print as you record;they are for live band mode(or used as effects in the cans while overdubbing and such). This allows us to record in the studio,or remote situations,@48 w/o effects,move the tracks to Studio One,and then mix down with our fave effects @96 within our DAW. We send various "outs" to the line inputs of our studio grade interfaces,making the Tascam 12 so much more than a live mixer or standalone recorder-it's like a Swiss army knife for your project studio. The main outs have shelved EQ's if we need that option. In addition,we can send a stereo pair out of channel inserts and/or headphone outs to wherever we need. I have fun using the bluetooth to add backing tracks for fun/rehearsal,but another professional option is using the 12's stereo DAW/computer channel output for live backing tracks. Super Sweet Thing-you can record your ideas quickly,without cranking up your laptop or pc,then waiting on your DAW to load 300 new plugins(wtf?!),etc.,and then,finally...forgetting your song idea in the meantime. That's the beauty of the Tascam 12's Portastudio heritage,with all of the old school joy of instant recording mixed with DAW fluent options that allow for serious studio integration. One of the best purchases we've made in years.

Studio grade preamps,quiet read more with tight knobs and faders. Heavy well made unit.

Channel strips are top notch,plus the effects are very good for live use.

Ease of Use
The beauty of tactile knobs and faders! It's fun to mix with my ears,again. Excellent DAW mixer w basic controls.

The 12's aren't plastic,these are heavy mixers.

Worth every penny!

The Wow Factor
The Tascam 12 and a pair of 8" monitors makes for one heckuva studio. Or add quality cans,and go remote. Or use as your DAW control surface. Or...

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