TASCAM Model 24 Mixer, USB Audio Interface and Multitrack Recorder

More than just a mixer, the TASCAM Model 24 is also a 24-in/22-out USB audio interface and a solid-state recorder with built-in EQ, compression, and effects.
Uniquely TASCAM, the Model 24 is a powerful 24-Track multitrack recording solution featuring USB DAW integration and comprehensive analog mixing capabilities for final mixing and mastering of your tracks. Building on a legacy of industry-leading recording solutions such as the TASCAM 38 Open Reel 8-track, the DA-88 Digital 8-track and -- of course -- the legendary Portastudio family of Analog Cassette and Digital Multitrack recorders, the Model 24 is a complete, standalone 24-track recording studio. Featuring multitrack, bounce and punch-in capabilities, this rugged, portable solution can make any gig a recording session at the touch of a button.


See how prolific producer Johnny K uses the Model 24 to record a band live -- with no outboard gear:


When it's time to mix things up, the Model 24 is ready to stand and deliver. From the high-quality, low-noise mic preamps to the 100mm faders, the Model 24 features an array of channel configurations optimized for microphones, instruments, synths, media players and even smartphones and tablets. The addition of powerful EQ, flexible Aux routing and on-board digital effects make the Model 24 the ideal FOH solution for clubs, Houses of Worship, rehearsal halls and corporate installations.

But the Model 24 is not limited to road work. Equally at home in the studio, the Model 24 features an integrated 24-in/24-out USB audio interface for easy connection to Mac- or PC-based DAWs. With enough inputs to read more track a full band live and full access to EQ and effects on mix-down, the Model 24 brings analog warmth and hands-on control to computer based recording.

Record

At the heart of the Model 24 is the legendary TASCAM Digital Portastudio recording engine. Delivering quality and reliability as only TASCAM can, the Model 24 enables you to record and play back any combination of 24 tracks of digital audio as well as perform overdubs and punch-ins quickly and easily.

Record every live gig you play, build your songs track by track, or play along to pre-recorded backing tracks and record the final performance. The Model 24 is designed to work the way you work, with no delays, no limitations and no compromises.

Connect

Equally at home in a project studio as on the road the Model 24 is the ideal analog counterpart to your Digital Audio Workstation. With enough inputs to capture an entire band in a single take, the Model 24 provides quick and easy signal routing to and from your computer without having to stop to re-patch and re-set levels. Inspiration won't wait, and TASCAM won't slow you down.

Mix

Featuring 12 Mono input channels and 4 Mono/Stereo channels, the TASCAM Model 24 is flexible enough to support most groups on stage but compact enough to carry to the gig. Low noise, high-gain preamps, one-knob compressors (on selected channels), flexible routing, powerful EQ and silky smooth 100mm faders combine to deliver a truly dynamic, real-time mixing experience. Combine this with a 7 band EQ, dual monitor sends, and on-board effects making the Model 24 a truly powerful portable mixing solution, ready to take the stage (or studio). No confusing sub menus, no lost presets, just immediate hands-on control and incredible analog sound quality.

Channel Surfing

Designed for use on the road and in the studio, The Model 24 features four different channel strip configurations. The first two channels feature both an XLR input as well as a switchable line/instrument level 1/4" input. These are followed by a 1/4" TRS Insert connector for easy patching of a compressor, EQ or other effects. Next are the preamp gain controls (with overload indicator LED), switches for a 100Hz Low cut and the Line/Instrument level select switch.

These are followed by the Routing Mode selector, which is common to all channels and allows input assignment selection of your choice - the live incoming signal, the return from a DAW channel or the return from the internal multitrack recorder to each channel for EQ, processing and level control. Worth noting is that the Low Cut switch and the One-Knob Compressor are both wired into the signal path prior to the Routing Mode selection. This ensures that recorded tracks take full advantage of the Low Cut and Compressor setting features.

Directly below this selector, and common to the first 12 channels is a One-Knob Compressor that helps to quickly and easily tame dynamics during a live performance. Also common to the first 12 channels is a musical 3-band EQ with a sweepable midrange frequency.

Following the EQ section are a set of three auxiliary sends labeled Monitor 1, Monitor 2 and Auxiliary, providing additional routing to foldback systems and effects.

Next up is the fader section which is consistent across the entire mixer. This roomy control area boasts a Pan control, a backlit Record enable switch and Mute button with an LED indicating engagement. Below these the Model 24 features a full set of 100mm Level faders and individual selector switches for assignment to the Main Mix, the Sub group and Pre Fade Listen. Once again, these are common to all channel strips.

Channels 3 through 12 have been streamlined to feature XLR Microphone and 1/4" Line Level inputs.

Channels 13 through 20 are configured as stereo input channels and feature an XLR Microphone input as well as dual 1/4" stereo inputs, with the Left input summing to Mono if the right input connector is unused. As these channels will typically be used for keyboards, drum machines, modular synthesizers and effects processors, the audio controls have been simplified to remove the One-Knob Compressor and to feature an intuitive fixed three-band EQ.

The final channel configuration -- channel 24 has been optimized for use with mobile devices and features either Stereo RCA and 1/8" inputs as well as Bluetooth pairing. This channel has also been optimized to feed Monitor 1 and Monitor 2 via rotary auxiliary send controls.

Master and Commander

The Master section of the Model 24 has been designed to for fast and intuitive use during live performance and tracking. Directly at hand are premium grade 100mm faders for the Main Mix, both Monitors and Submix as well Mute and assignment buttons. Directly above are the controls for the on-board Digital Effects Processor which allow you to add Reverb, Delay, Chorus, Flanger and more to one or more sources and destination.

Following that are the controls for the integrated multitrack recorder, an assignable 7-Band Graphic EQ and the patch panel for system outputs, headphones and footswitch.

Make Tracks

The integrated 24 Track Digital Multitrack Recorder makes the Model 24 the ideal choice for performers and songwriters alike. With the press of a button, your entire set is recorded and saved to SD card as individual tracks which can be mixed right there and then or imported into you DAW for editing, overdubs and mastering. And in between live gigs, the Model 24 serves as the ideal songwriter's companion with full record, overdub and punch in capabilities.

Live and Let DAW

Beyond the ability to simply move recorded tracks to and from a DAW, the Model 24 is also designed as a powerful USB Audio Interface, complete with premium quality mic preamps and onboard compression. Ideal for project studios, the Model 24 will provide 24 simultaneous inputs to a computer based recording system, making it incredibly easy to record multiple musicians simultaneously without the frustration of channel limitations. The Model 24 also provides incredible flexibility at mixdown by making it simple to work completely in-the-box, or route tracks back through the mixer for 22 channels of hands-on control and true analog sound.

Features:

- All-in-One Multitrack Recorder with 22-channel Mixer and USB Audio Interface
- WAV 48kHz/24-bit, 24 channel multitrack recording to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards
- Built-in USB Audio Interface to send/receive audio data to/from DAW
- 22 Inputs (20 Balanced, 12 Monaural, and 4 Stereo)
- 16 TASCAM Microphone Preamps
- Input Mode switch on every input channel
- TASCAM Ultra-HDDA Mic Pre-amp (Channels 1 to 12)
- Preamp Gain Controller with Overload indicator (Channels 1 to 12)
- 3-band EQ with a sweepable mid-range frequency (Channels 1 to 12)
- 100 kHz Low-cut Filter (Channels 1 to 12)
- 7-band Graphic EQ
- 16 Pre-set Effects
- 100mm Long-throw Faders for precise adjustment
- Mute, Main/Sub, PLF switches on every input channel
- Bluetooth input supporting both AAC and SBC codecs
- SUB Outputs via XLR Balanced and RCA Unbalanced connectors
- LINE Inputs via RCA Pin and 1/8" Stereo Mini jacks
- 3 AUX Outputs (Monitor 1, Monitor 2, FX)
- 1 Stereo Output for Control Room
- Phantom Power (+48V)
- 1/4" Stereo Headphone Output
- Backlit buttons for key operations such as REC and Play
- Multi Jog-dial for quick menu operation
- 12-segment LED Output Level Meters
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Audio performance
- Residual output noise: -102 dBu (MAIN OUT, MAIN fader: Min)
- Equivalent input noise (EIN): -128 dBu (Mono Input Channel, Rs: 150 ohms, GAIN knob: Max)
- Total harmonic distortion (THD+N): <0.01%,(MIC IN-> MAIN OUT, Max input level, 1kHz, Gain min.
- Frequency response: 20Hz to 30kHz [+0.5/-1.0dB:Analog]
20Hz to 20kHz [+0.5/-1.0dB:Digital]"
- Crosstalk: -80dB, channels/input and output,[1kHz, PAN fully counter clockwise/fully clockwise]
- Maximum gain:
-- 74dB (MIC->MAIN OUT)
-- 50dB (MIC->INSERT OUT)
-- 74dB (MIC->SUB OUT)
-- 79dB (MIC-CR OUT)
-- 75dB (MIC->MONITOR OUT)
-- 75dB (MIC->FX OUT)
-- 24dB (USB/SD -> MAIN OUT)
-- [EQ and-EQ flatten, PAN fully counter clockwise/fully clockwise]"
- Phantom Power: 48V

Audio input /output specs
- Microphone inputs (CH1-13,15,17,19):
-- connector: XLR female, XLR-3-31(1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
-- Maximum Input Level: +10dBu
-- nominal level: -8dBu
-- minimum input level: -58dBu
-- Gain Adjustabke Range: 0-50dB
-- Input Impedance: 1.8k ohm
- LINE inputs (CH1-20):
-- connector: 1/4" TRS-phone, balanced
-- Maximum Input Level: +22dBu
-- nominal level: +4dBu
-- Gain Adjustabke Range: -10 to +40dB: ch 1 to 12, 20 to +30dB: ch 13/14 to 19/20
-- Input Impedance: 22k ohm
- INSERT ch 1 and ch 2:
-- connector: 1/4" TRS-phone, Tip: send, Ring: return, Sleave: GND
- return (ring):
-- nominal level: 0dBu
-- Maximum Input Level: +18dBu
-- Input Impedance: 10k ohm
- send (tip):
-- nominal level: 0dBu
-- Maximum Input Level: +18dBu
-- Input Impedance: 100 ohm

- RCA input:
-- connector: RCA pin jack, unbalanced
-- Maximum Input Level: +8 dBV
-- nominal level: -10dBV
-- Input Impedance: 10k ohm

- STEREO input:
-- connector: 1/8" Stereo mini jack, unbalanced
-- Maximum Input Level: +8 dBV
-- nominal level: -10dBV
-- Input Impedance: 10k ohm

- MAIN output:
-- connector: XLR male, XLR-3-32 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3:COLD), balanced
-- Maximum Output Level: +4dBu
-- nominal level: +22dBu
-- Output Impedance: 100 ohm

- SUB OUT, MONITOR, FX OUT CONTROL ROOM OUT:
-- connector: 1/4" TRS-phone, Tip: HOT Ring: COLD, Sleave: GND, balanced
-- nominal level: -2dBu
-- Maximum Output Level: +16dBu
-- Output Impedance: 100 ohm

- PHONES OUT:
-- connector: 1/4" STEREO-phone
Maximum Output Level: 80mW + 80W, 32 ohm
- Phantom Power: 48V
Channel EQ
-- Low: cut 100Hz, -18dB / Octave
-- HI- Shelving +15dB/-15dB, Cut off frequency:12kHz
-- MID: Peaking
-- (MONO) +15dB/-15dB, 100Hz to 8kHz Variable
-- (Stereo)+15dB/-15dB, Center frequncy = 600Hz
-- MID Band Q FIX, 0.55
-- LOW: Shelving +15dB/-15dB, Cut off frequency:80Hz"
Graphic EQ
- Band: 7-Band
-Frequency: 125/ 250/ 500/ 1k/ 4k/ 8k [Hz]
- Gain: +15dB/-15dB"

Foot switch
- Connector: 1/4" TS-phone, *TASCAM genuine Foot switch RC-1F recommended

Recorder
- Recording Media: SD (512MB - 2GB) / SDHC (4GB - 32GB) / SDXC (64GB - 128GB)
- File System: SD card:FAT16 / SDHC card:FAT32 / SDXC card:exFAT
- Recording File Format: wav
- Playback Format: wav, MP3
- Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz/48kHz
- Bit Depth: 16 bit / 24 bit
- Maximum Recordable Channel Number: 24 ch ( 22 ch + 2 stereo mix )

Computer system requirements
- Windows:
-- OS: Windows 7(32-bit SP1, 64-bit SP1), Windows 8.1(32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
-- Compatible computers: Windows-compatible computer with a USB 2.0 port
-- CPU type/speed: Dual core/2 GHz or faster
-- Memory: 2GB or more
-- DRIVER: USB Audio Class 2.0, ASIO2.0, WDM(MME)
-- Screen resolution: 1280 x 800 Dot or more
- Macintosh:
-- OS: OS X El Capitan(10.11), OS X Sierra(10.12), OS X High Sierra(10.13)
-- Compatible computers: Apple Mac computer with a USB 2.0 port
-- CPU type/speed: Dual core/2 GHz or faster
-- Memory: 2GB or more
-- DRIVER: Core Audio
-- Screen resolution: 1280 x 800 Dot or more

USB Audio specifications
- Sampling Rate: 44.1kHz/48kHz
- Bit Depth: 16 bit / 24 bit
- Maximum INPUT and OUTPUT: 24 inputs / 22 outputs

USB
- Connector: USB Mini-B type 4-pin
- Format: USB2.0 High-Speed mass-storage class/USB Audio Class

FXs
- Type: 1 SMALL HALL / 2 LARGE HALL / 3 SMALL ROOM / 4 LARGE ROOM / 5 PLATE / 6 STUDIO / 7 LIVE / 8 SHORT DELAY/ 9 DELAY / 10 PING PONG / 11 CHORUS / 12 FLANGER / 13 DELAY + S.HALL / 14 DELAY + L.HALL / 15 CHORUS + S.HALL / 16 CHORUS + L.HALL

Bluetooth
- Bluetooth version: 4
- Output class: Class 2 (approximate transmission distance : 10m) The transmission distance is approximate. The transmission distance could vary depending on the surrounding environment and electromagnetic waves."
- Supported profile : A2DP, AVRCP 1.0
- Supported A2DP codecs: SBC, AAC
- A2DP content protection: SCMS-T

Power: AC 100V to 240V, 50/60Hz
- Power consumption: 52W

Dimensions:
- Size (w/sides) 576 x 513 x 112.5 mm/22.67" x 20.20" x 4.43" WxHxD, inc. knob height and protrusion)
- Size (w/o sides): 540 x 503 x 112.5 mm/20.26" x 19.80" x 4.43" (WxHxD, inc. knob height and protrusion)

Weight: 10kg / 22.04lb
Operating temperature range: 5 to 35 degrees C / 41 to 95 degrees F
Included items: AC power cord, Owner's manual/warranty
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 28.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 26 x 25 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TAS MODEL24
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: (323) 726-0303
Web: https://tascam.com/us/support/contact
(3 ratings)
Submitted May 22, 2019 by Albert Ventura in New Orleans, LA
"This Product Speaks For Itself"
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I just bought this unit about a month and a half ago. It's by far the easiest portable digital recorder to operate available. No track assign hassles. Being an analolg board over a digital recorder is indeed the best of both worlds. Love the pre amps in this board.I've not tried to bounce tracks yet but don't foresee any difficulty in doing so. I'll update this review once I've bounce a few around. The $1000 for the recorder and the gig bag purchased for it were well worth the investment. I'd gladly do it again.
Musical Background:
Professional performing guitarist
Musical Style:
Rock,Classic Rock, Metal and Blues
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