Tascam Announces Vintage-Styled Model 24 Multitrack Recording Mixer

Tascam has unveiled their latest recording device this week in the form of the Model 24—a multitrack mixer that can function as an interface via USB or as a standalone, SD card-based recording unit.

Designed for both live and in-studio deployments, the Model 24 offers 24 tracks of 24-bit, 48 kHz audio capture, which breaks downs as 22 channels and a stereo main mix. The SD-card recording option allows for overdubs, automatic and manual punch in/punch out, and transport controls.

Tascam Model 24 Multitrack Recording Mixer

There are 12 main mono channels, four standard stereo channels, an additional stereo channel with RCA and stereo minijack connections, and even Bluetooth connectivity for good measure. Each of the 12 mono channels includes a one-knob compressor, a low-cut filter, and 3-band semi-parametric EQ with sweepable midrange, and each can be assigned to playback via USB or SD memory.

Beyond these core specs, the Model 24 sports a decidedly retro aesthetic which calls back to the original, tape-based Tascam Portastudios of the late '70s and early '80s. While there are plenty of other standalone mixers with built-in recording functionality, the Model 24 is an impressive package with a flexible enough array of features to work in any mixing scenario. It would be a good choice for schools or houses of worship that need a single unit for mixing and recording applications, or perhaps synth heads that need a versatile board to accommodate a growing collection of instruments.

Tascam has yet to reveal a specific price or release date yet, but we expect to see listings for the Model 24 hit Reverb soon.

TASCAM Model 24 - The Multi-Track Live Recording Console
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