Tascam Model 12



  • With multi-track recorder, audio interface and DAW control functions
  • 10-Channel mixer
  • 12-Track recording in WAV/BWF format onto SD/SDHC/SDXC cards up to 128 GB possible
  • 44.1 / 48 KHz
  • 16 / 24 Bit
  • 1-Button compressor for all input channels
  • Switchable low-cut
  • 3-Band EQ with tunable mids for all mono channels
  • Master EQ
  • Overdub recording
  • Punch-in/out
  • Integrated audio interface for 12 channels (10 inputs plus stereo sum)
  • LCD display
  • 12-Segment LED meter
  • Integrated effects processor
  • Switchable phantom power +48 V
  • Power adapter included
  • Dimensions: 343 x 99 x 360 mm (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 4.3 kg
  • Suitable protective cover: Article Nr. 497194 (not included)
  • Suitable case: Article Nr. 504823 (not included)


  • 8 x Microphone/Line input combo XLR/jack 6.3 mm (channels 1-6, 7, 9 can be used as instrument inputs)
  • 2 x Line output XLR
  • 2 x Sub-output 6.3 mm jack
  • 2x AUX output: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 x Insert 6.3 mm jack (channel 1 + 2)
  • Footswitch input: 6.3 mm jack
  • Click output 6.3 mm jack with tap tempo function
  • 2x Stereo headphone output: 6.3 mm jack
  • MIDI input and output
  • USB
Available since May 2020
Item number 483453
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Recording / Playback Channels 12x12
Number of Mic Inputs 8
Number of Line Inputs 10
Instrument Inputs 8
Number of Line Outs 4
Headphone Outs 2
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 0
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors USB
MIDI interface Yes
Word Clock No
Max. sample rate (kHz) 48 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered No
Incl. power supply Yes
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 343 mm
Depth in mm 360 mm
Height in mm 99 mm
Connection Format USB port Type C
Number Of Tracks 12
Max.number of input channels 10
Bluetooth 1
Simultaneous Recording: Amount Of Tracks 12
Microphone Inputs 8
Effects 1
Analog Line Inputs 10
5-pole DIN MIDI 1
Storage Medium SD/SDHC Card
Analog Line Outputs 2x Jack, 2x XLR
Fader 12
XLR Connectors 8
Digital Inputs 0
Jack Connectors 8
Rotary Encoders 12
Digital Outputs 0
RCA Connectors 1
Audio I/O 1
Transport Function 1
MIDI Interface 1x Out, 1x Out
Footswitch connection 1
USB connection 1
Digital Connections USB
Computer interface USB
Miscellaneous Connectors Foot Switch
MIDI-interface 1
Special Features Recording on SD Card
Headphone connection 1
Options -
Additional Features Mixer and Multitrack Recorder
Included in delivery Power Supply (Tascam PS-M1524), USB Type C to USB Typ A cable, TRRS cable, manual
Zero latency monitoring 1
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75 Reviews

Magic Mix
Stephen662 30.07.2020
'Brilliant build quality' was the first thing I said to myself as I popped the box. Having read the manual back to front many times whilst waiting on delivery, I found that in half an hour I had set up and ready to go - card formatted, click track working, synced to BFD3 and USB audio streaming out of BFD into a pair of channels.

All I can say is that Tascam have really nailed it with this one, and if they put MIDI etc on the 24 track it would be a truly pro workhorse. However, 10 track recording (and 2 master track) are adequate for my needs; primarily used out of my studio to record jam sessions with buddies.

If you want to get really picky then here's the dirt:

1/ Only two insert points (but appreciate the cost implications of putting them on all channels). I must say though a pair of master inserts would have been nice.

2/ Only 2 fx sends. Again a cost issue - also no dedicated simple returns. If you use the built in FX you are good to go, but if you patch in a box then you are going to lose 2 channels for a stereo return.

3/ Tascam must be the master if syncing to other gear or your DAW. Does not worry me.

EVERYTHING else is just brilliant and a lovely sounding machine it is. Tascam have a certain magic, especially with digital gear. Blindfold, you would swear it is analogue, but to be fair its better than that.

Conclusion, money well spent. Great value, simple to use, and all you need to do is RTFM :)


Overall great
markkus 31.07.2021
Pro: Works great stand alone, when recording capabilities do not exceed the available 12 tracks
Con: Not as analog as it looks (like de model 16/24), but not as flexible as it's digital relative (DP24/32); be sure to check how it fits your use-case. (Edit 2021): class compliant for the 12 tracks, not for DAW control, but I don't use this anyway, I use it on Linux.
MTR capabilities are limited to the physical tracks and once you have recorded the track you can only bounce it to a free track, there are no extra tracks like in the DP24. For live use this is no issue, but when trying to layer some parts you could quickly run out of tracks in a stand-alone mode, so be aware of these limits and how they possibly affect your workflow.
It's hard to tell if I would buy it again, I would probably for this price try other options, for now I have not really had an issue I couldn't work around by going outboard, even went as far as adding a mixer/router on the subs and sacrificing two inputs (stereo) for the returns.
My use case for now was aimed at playing and recording music, in future I'd like to test the broadcasting capabilities with e.g. OBS.


Excellent Recording Equipment
Soren Lambaek 09.05.2022
I use this equipment for recording onboard only so I cannot comment on other features such as DAW and live mixing. However, for recording I like the simplicity and the hands on interface. Everything is top quality and very straightforward. I only had to look up a few things in the manual. But as everything, nothing is perfect, so here are a few things I would like improved:

1) The way headphones works for this system is a bit weird, for example, you cannot really use headphones and speakers at the same time.

2) The phantom power is global rather than for individual for each track, so all your recording mics must either support phantom power or not.

3) I find the tempo click works a bit weird.

4) Editing tools is very limited and could be improved a lot.

5) Such a shame volume, pan, Eq etc. each channel isn't saved with the tracls. I know it would be impossible as this mixer use physical knobs and sliders but annoying when you have a many songs recorded.

6) The effect channel is global, so only one effect is available for entire song, would be nice if different effects could be added.

If you can live with the above limitations then this equipment will serve you well. One thing I love is that you can quickly get stuff recorded and if you want it edited you always have the option to transfer it to a computer or simply set it up as a DAW.


Portastudio on steroids!
Fjellrot 25.02.2021
Brilliant product for old farts like me. I'm screen working too much and I love the opportunity to work with hardware, tactile and with real sliders, switches and buttons. Works very well and fast, great sound and build quality, very nice design and easy to understand. I've only consulted the manual 2 or 3 times. So not much of RTFM! Small footprint, light and easy to carry. A real hit from Tascam. Great business thinking to see the need for this machine.


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