22-Channel Analogue Mixer With 24-Track Digital Recorder
The Classic, Reborn – The professional hybrid console with the warmth of analogue and the latest modern technology
TASCAM has continuously been providing industry-leading recording solutions such as the TASCAM 38 Open Reel 8-track, the DA-88 Digital 8-track and the legendary Portastudio family of Analog Cassette and Digital Multi-track recorders. Now, TASCAM is reinventing its legacy, one of its classic lineups, infused with the latest audio technology; The brand new, beautiful multi-track live recording console, Model 24.
Whether for your rehearsals, live shows or production, Model 24 is the most ideal true multi-track recorder, mixer, and audio interface. The triple-function hybrid recording console has evolved to perfectly meet today’s music industry demands.
The Classics, Reborn.
The Simple, Intuitive Design
One glance is all you need - Model 24 was developed to be simple and intuitive for anyone to use. The 100mm physical faders allow for precision when tweaking volume, the accessible 7- band graphic stereo EQ to master the mix, the familiar EQ/Aux knobs, and the input/output jacks are all on the surface for quick and easy access.
TASCAM’s revolutionary recording technology
Model 24 allows the users to directly record to an SD card, 24 tracks simultaneously in 24bit/48kHz, and it is capable of punching in/out 8 tracks at the same time. With TASCAM’s revolutionary recording technology, the console can also directly playback 22 tracks simultaneously from an SD card. TASCAM’s 16 high-grade mic preamps will guarantee a capture of the most pristine sound possible.
Model 24 is flexibly equipped with 22 analog inputs consisting of 20 balanced inputs (12 mono and 4 stereo), 1 unbalanced stereo input. Also, Model 24 lets you connect to your favorite DAW via USB. Your smartphone can be connected with the Bluetooth™ feature to stream rehearsal audio for individual practice or to get the audience going with exciting songs before you strike the first chord on stage.
Durability and Reliability
The console is lightweight – you can easily carry it around between a studio, rehearsal space, venue or wherever you want to work at, and TASCAM’s renowned reliability guarantees the console to function smoothly anywhere.
Optimally prepared for live streaming of musical performances or talk shows, and podcast production
Model 24 offers a USB stereo mix mode that makes podcast recording or broadcasting convenient and easy. All you need for this is a laptop or tablet computer or a smartphone with a suitable streaming application. Background music or other audio signals can also be fed from your computer or smartphone into Model 24 to be combined with live signals. The mixed sound will then transfer back to the computer for recording or streaming.
Model 24: Record. Mix. Connect.
A true triple threat
At the heart of the Model 24 is the legendary TASCAM’s multi-track 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.
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.
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 100-mm 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.
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 jack input. These are followed by a 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 100-Hz 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 multi-track 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 FX, 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 100-mm 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 3–12 have been streamlined to feature XLR microphone and 6.3-mm line-level inputs.
Channels 13/14 – 19/20 are configured as stereo input channels and feature an XLR microphone input as well as dual 6.3-mm 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 21/22 has been optimized for use with mobile devices and features either stereo RCA and mini-jack 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 100-mm faders for the main mix, both monitors and sub-mix as well as 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.
<imgclass="img-fluid img-r" src="../pics/model24_footswitch_v.jpg" alt="Footswitch for the Tascam Model 24 Hybrid Recording Console" width="350" />Following that are the controls for the integrated multi-track recorder, an assignable 7-band graphic EQ and the patch panel for system outputs, headphones and footswitch.
The integrated 24-track digital multi-track 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/out 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 on-board 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.
- 22-channel analogue mixing console with built-in 24-track recorder and USB audio interface
- 22 analogue inputs
- 12 TASCAM Ultra-HDDA microphone preamps with switchable phantom power (48 V) on 12 mono and 4 stereo channels
- Two high-impedance instrument inputs (channels 1 and 2)
- 20 balanced line inputs (12 mono, 4 stereo)
- One multi-purpose stereo channel for input from Bluetooth, RCA connectors or stereo mini-jack connector
- Inserts on input channels 1 and 2
- Main stereo bus, sub stereo bus, two aux/monitor buses, effects bus
- 1-knob compressor for channels 1–12
- 3-band equalizer with sweepable mids for 12 mono channels, fixed mids on 4 stereo channels
- Switchable low-cut filter for 12 mono and 4 stereo channels
- 7-band graphic stereo equalizer – can be used for main stereo bus or aux/monitor bus
- Built-in Bluetooth receiver for wireless playback
- On-board effects processor
- 16 preset effects types
- Can be used on 12 mono and 4 stereo channel sends to sub bus and main stereo bus
- Can be turned on/off by an optional footswitch (Tascam RC-1F)
- Large 100-mm faders for precise level adjustments
- XLR balanced outputs for main stereo bus
- TRS balanced outputs for sub, control room, aux 1 /2 and effects send
- Headphones output with level control (80 mW + 80 mW)
- Tascam multi-track recording engine
- Uses SD cards as recording media (up to 512 GB)
- Up to 24 tracks (22 input channels + stereo mix) can be recorded without the need for a computer
- Recording format: Linear PCM (WAV format, 44.1/48 kHz, 16/24 Bit)
- Playback format: WAV
- Overdubbing, punch in/out recording (eight channels maximum)
- Multi-track playback for advanced live performance
Audio interface features
- USB 2.0 audio interface for use with Windows (ASIO) and Mac (Core Audio) computers
- Transfer to computer: 24 channels (all 22 inputs + stereo mix)
- Transfer from computer: 22 channels, assignable to each channel input
- Audio resolution 44.1/48 kHz, 16/24 bit
New features with firmware v1.60
- Use with streaming programs that support two-channel audio devices (for example, OBS Studio) is now possible under Windows. For details, see a supplement to the user manual available separately for download.
- Windows 11
- Windows 10 (November 2021, version 21H2)
- Windows 10 (May 2021, version 21H1)
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 7
- macOS Monterey (12.0)
- macOS Big Sur (11.0)
- macOS Catalina (10.15)
- macOS Mojave (10.14)
- macOS High Sierra (10.13)
- macOS Sierra (10.12)
- OS X El Capitan (10.11)
- iOS 15 / iPadOS 15
- iOS 14 / iPadOS 14
- iOS 13 / iPadOS 13
|Recording media||SD (512 MB – 2 GB)
SDHC (4–32 GB)
SDXC (64–512 GB)
Class 10 or higher required
|File system||FAT16 (SD), FAT32 (SDHC), exFAT (SDXC)|
|Recording file format||WAV|
|Sampling frequency||44.1 kHz, 48 kHz|
|Bit depth||16 bit, 24 bit|
|Recordable channels||24 channels max. (22 channels + stereo mix)|
|Audio inputs and outputs|
|Microphone inputs (CH 1–12, 13/14–19/20)||XLR-3-31, balanced
(1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
|Maximum input level||+10 dBu|
|Nominal input level||–8 dBu|
|Minimum input level||–58 dBu|
|Gain adjustable range||0–50 dB|
|Input impedance||1.8 kΩ|
|Phantom Power||DC 48 V|
|LINE inputs (CH 1–20)||6.3-mm TRS phone jack, balanced|
|Maximum input level||+22 dBu|
|Nominal input level||+4 dBu|
|Gain adjustable range||–10 dB to +40 dB (CH 1–12)
–20 dB to +30 dB (CH 13/14 to 19/20)
|Input impedance||22 kΩ|
|INSERT (CH 1–2)||6.3-mm TRS phone jack
(Tip: Send, Ring: Return, Sleeve: GND)
|Nominal input level||0 dBu|
|Maximum input level||+18 dBu|
|Input impedance||10 kΩ|
|Nominal output level||0 dBu|
|Maximum output level||+18 dBu|
|Output impedance||100 Ω|
|STEREO inputs (CH 21–22)||RCA pin jack, unbalanced
3.5-mm stereo mini jack, unbalanced
|Maximum input level||+8 dBV|
|Nominal input level||–10 dBV|
|Input impedance||10 kΩ|
|MAIN output||XLR-3-32, balanced
(1: GND, 2: HOT, 3:COLD)
|Maximum output level||+4 dBu|
|Nominal output level||+22 dBu|
|Output impedance||100 Ω|
|SUB OUT, MONITOR, FX OUT, CONTROL ROOM OUT||6.3-mm TRS, balanced
(Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
|Nominal output level||–2 dBu|
|Maximum output level||+16 dBu|
|Output impedance||100 Ω|
|PHONES OUT||6.3-mm stereo phone jack|
|Maximum output power||80 mW + 80 mW (at 32 Ω)|
|Other inputs and outputs|
|Footswitch connector||6.3-mm TS phone jack (Tascam genuine footswitch RC-1F recommended)|
|USB connector||USB B-type, 4-pin|
|Low cut||100 Hz, –18 dB/Oct.|
|High (shelving)||12 kHz, ±15 dB|
|Mid (peaking)||variable 100 Hz to 8 kHz, ±15 dB (Mono)
fixed 600 Hz, ±15 dB (Stereo)
Q = 0.55
|Low (shelving)||80 Hz, ±15 dB|
|Residual output noise||–100 dBu
(MAIN OUT, MAIN fader at min.)
|Equivalent input noise (EIN)||–128 dBu
(Mono input channel at 150 Ω, GAIN at max.)
|Total harmonic distortion (THD+N)||<0.01 % (GAIN at min., +10 dBu)
<0.004 % (GAIN at min., +4 dBu) (MIC IN to MAIN OUT)
|Frequency response||Analogue: 20 Hz to 30 kHz, +0.5/-1.0 dB
Digital: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.0 dB
|Channel crosstalk||–80 dB
(1 kHz, PAN fully counter-clockwise / fully clockwise)
|Maximum gain||74 dB (MIC to MAIN OUT)
50 dB (MIC to INSERT OUT)
74 dB (MIC to SUB OUT)
79 dB (MIC to CR OUT)
75 dB (MIC to MONITOR OUT)
75 dB (MIC to FX OUT)
24 dB (USB/SD to MAIN OUT)
(EQ flat, PAN fully counter-clockwise / fully clockwise)
|Power supply and other specifications|
|Power||AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz|
|Power consumption||52 W|
|Dimensions (W × D × H)||577 mm × 529 mm × 106 mm (overall)|
|Permissible operating temperature range||5–35 °C|
|Included items||AC power cord, Owner’s manual incl. warranty|
Design and specifications subject to change without notice.
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