For years now, Tascam has been a known name in the world of affordable audio mixers and recording solutions. In the latter half of 2019, the storied gear giant created two new product offerings, the Model 16 and Model 24.

Think of the Model 16 and Model 24 as all-in-one solutions. Something that would fit perfectly in a practice space, studio, or live venue. Both mixer/interfaces bring together the warmth of an analog signal and a digital workflow, along with an impressive array of on-board features including effects, Bluetooth wireless, and so much more.

Want to discover more? Continue reading below to learn about the Tascam Model 16 and Model 24 to find out if they're right for you.

Tascam Model 24

As the largest footprint mixer that Tascam currently offers, the Model 24 is packed with features that make it a perfect solution for both recording and live functions. Fitted with standard 100mm faders, a three-band EQ, and an Aux Send section, many of the controls in the Model 24’s layout harken back to the familiar feel of older mixing desks.

Those who are well versed in the layout of inline sound mixers will find themselves at home with the surface of the Model 24, but will also find inspiration in the easy to use digital controls. The Master section houses a built-in digital effects Processor, giving you instant access to reverb, delay, and modulation effects without the need for any outboard effects equipment.

Outfitted with USB connectivity, the Tascam Model 24 functions as a 24 track audio interface. Plug it into any computer, and the Tascam immediately interfaces with your favorite DAW. For live shows, the Tascam can record your set easily into your DAW. The Model 24 can even record directly to an SD card and maintain individual tracks for manipulation later. For those looking to use the Tascam for rehearsal purposing, this mixer makes it a breeze to play along to prerecorded tracks and add your overdubs as well.

The Model 24 is happy to function as the audio interface centerpiece for your studio setting. Plug it in, and the Tascam will interface with Pro Tools, Logic, or any of the other DAWs you prefer and get right to work. With 24 inputs, you’ll have plenty of I/O for virtually any recording task. When it’s time to mix the project, you’re easily able to use the Model 24 for use of its fader controls, onboard compression, and EQs.

With the host of features that the Model 24 brings you, the value in the Tascam comes from its flexibility and its ability to use as an all-in-one solution for any band’s needs. The Tascam’s mic pre’s are high definition, and its allocation for routing needs (Aux outputs for monitors, headphone outs, and Bluetooth input connectivity) make workflows simple and efficient in most any situation.

For those looking for one product to tackle several needs, the Tascam Model 24 has proved to be a great, flexible, and budget-friendly solution.

Tascam Model 16

Like its big brother, the Tascam Model 16 is built on the principle of handling several jobs with ease. In a smaller footprint, the Model 16 brings you 10 mic preamps, 14 line inputs, and 2 instrument inputs. The same channel strip features from the Model 24 are present with a 3 band EQ section, Aux routing, and the built-in 1-knob compression control.

One of the more convenient controls present on both the Model 16 and its bigger brother is the Bluetooth connectivity. The Bluetooth Stereo Input allows you to stream from devices like your phone, which is great for rehearsing to prerecorded tracks.

The Master Section houses 16 different built-in digital effects, including several hall and room reverbs, delay options, and more. Because of its smaller footprint in comparison to the Model 24, the Model 16 can be rack-mounted to a standard 19” rack, making great for assembling a Front Of House rack for live shows.

While this unit is a more compact alternative to the Model 24, it should be noted how slim and sleek both models are. The number of features Tascam been able to pack into these units without cluttering the layout is impressive. In examining the feature set of the Tascam Model 24 and Model 16, it’s truly impressive everything that can be done with these mixers.

As more and more artists try their hand at doing it all by themselves, Tascam has once again provided the world with the right tool for the job. Whether you need the more expansive Model 24, or are looking at the compact Model 16, it’s hard to imagine more features and functionality within the price range that these new Tascam workhorses are offered at.

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