Tascam Model 16 Mixing Console

Availability: Discontinued

  • Tascam Model 16 Mixing Console, a 14-channel analogue mixer with 16-track digital recorder.
  • The perfect mixing solution for small-format live performance, recording and production environments.
  • Features a multi-track recorder, USB audio interface, effects, comprehensive mixing and routing capabilities, and Bluetooth wireless.
  • This all-in-one mixer brings the flagship Model 24’s powerful recording and mixing features and functionality to a new level of compactness and affordability.
Our price £744.00



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Tascam Model 16 Mixing Console

All-in-one analogue mixer, multi-track digital recorder and audio interface

Looking for a versatile, feature-laden mixer to boost your performances? With the Model 16, your perfect mix has met its match.

The Tascam Model 16 is the perfect mixing solution for small-format live performance, recording and production environments, featuring a multi-track recorder, USB audio interface, effects, comprehensive mixing and routing capabilities, and Bluetooth wireless.

The Model 16 all-in-one mixer brings the flagship Model 24’s powerful recording and mixing features and functionality to a new level of compactness and affordability, creating a fully featured compact mixer that combines the warmth of analogue with a digital workflow.


14 Inputs for Complete Flexibility

14 easy-to-access top-panel inputs provide flexible options for microphones, instruments or other audio sources. You can connect up to 10 mics, 14 line signals or two instruments for live recording or mixing. There is also a Bluetooth 5.0 enabled stereo input for a streaming audio device that also provides (selectable) RCA connectors and a stereo mini jack for direct connection of CD player or mobile playback device.


Pristine Audio Quality

Mic inputs 1 through 8 deliver pristine audio quality, featuring Tascam’s Ultra-HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) technology for pure, transparent natural tone with ultra-low noise.


Professional Channel Strip Control Features

A tactile Gain knob tops each channel for precise tweaking of input levels. A push-button low-cut filter and three-position input selector (Live/PC/MTR) facilitate quick and easy control of input source signals. A 1-knob inline compressor is available on inputs 1–8 as is a 3-band EQ with sweepable mid range.


Maximum Audio Routing Possibilities and Monitoring

Three Aux busses (Monitor 1, Monitor 2 (pre/post) and Effects) and PFL (Pre Fader Listen) round out the Model 16’s pro-level signal path routing options. A Sub group provides an additional pair of stereo line outputs which can be used to drive an additional amplifier, for example.

The three Aux outs let you route audio signals for stage monitoring, or to external gear such as outboard effects, signal processors or headphone mixes. And an additional Control Room output with individual level fader can be used to drive a pair of powered studio monitors.


Powerful Internal 16-Track Digital Recorder

The Model 16’s multi-track section features a powerful internal 16-track digital recorder, capturing 14 input signals and the main stereo mix simultaneously to an internal SD card in pristine 48-kHz/24-bit quality. Record anything from live performance to rehearsals, worship events, spoken word and meetings. You can also perform overdubs and punch-in/out quickly and easily. And you can use an optional footswitch for hands-free operation of selected functions.

Recorded tracks can be immediately mixed, mastered or exported to a computer for further editing, formatting and publishing.


High-Quality Internal Audio Interface

An internal USB audio interface with 16 inputs and 14 outputs captures audio at a sampling rate of 48 kHz and with 24-bit resolution for recording or playing back from an external DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). The new-generation Tascam USB driver allows a minimum size of the audio buffer which can be set to as low as four samples. This results in extremely low latency and the highest level of efficiency when recording audio.


Versatile Input Capability

Using the channel Mode switch, each channel can select the input source as needed. This allows a super flexible input configuration to be selected where some inputs can be live, other inputs can play tracks from the internal multi-track recorder, while other inputs can play tracks from a computer via USB, all simultaneously.


16 Editable Multi-Effects

The Model 16’s versatile effects section offers 16 editable and foot-controllable multi-effects, including reverb, delay, chorus, flanger and others. Each effect allows one parameter to be changed using the menu. The selected effect can be mixed to the main stereo output using its dedicated fader and can also be applied to monitor busses 1 and 2.


4-Band Master EQ

A four-band equalizer with two (wide/narrow Q) sweepable mid-bands can be dialed in for crafting the perfect mix. You can assign this EQ to the main outs or monitor 1/2 outs as you like.


Optimally prepared for live streaming of musical performances or talk shows, and podcast production

Model 16 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 16 to be combined with live signals. The mixed sound will then transfer back to the computer for recording or streaming.


Key Features

  • 4-channel analogue mixing console with built-in 16-channel multi-track recorder and USB audio interface


Mixer Features:

  • 14 analogue inputs
    • 10 Tascam Ultra-HDDA microphone preamps with switchable phantom power (48 V) on eight mono and two stereo channels
    • 12 balanced line inputs (8 mono, 2 stereo)
    • One multi-purpose stereo channel for input from mobile devices via Bluetooth or via RCA connectors or stereo mini-jack connector (CH 13/14)
    • Inserts on input channels 1 and 2
    • Channels 1 and 2 can be used with high-impedance instruments like electric guitars/basses
  • Three Aux outputs (monitor 1 (pre fader), monitor 2 (pre/post fader), effects (post fader))
  • Three stereo outputs with independent master faders (Main, Sub, Control Room)
  • One-knob compressor for channels 1–8
  • Switchable low-cut filter (100 Hz) for eight mono and two stereo channels
  • Switchable Mute, Stereo/Sub routing and PFL on each input channel
  • Three-band equalizer with sweepable mids for eight mono channels, fixed mids on stereo channels
  • Semi-parametric EQ with two sweepable mid bands (wide/narrow) for stereo and sub outputs
  • Built-in Bluetooth receiver for wireless playback
  • On-board effects processor
    • 16 effects types
    • Can be used on all input channels, monitor busses, sub and main stereo bus
    • Can be turned on/off by an optional footswitch (Tascam RC-1F)
  • 60-mm faders on each channel
  • 12-segment LED output level meters
  • XLR balanced outputs for main stereo bus
  • TRS balanced outputs for sub, control room, monitor 1/2 and effects send
  • Headphones output with level control (80 mW per channel)


Recorder Features:

  • Tascam multi-track recording engine
  • Uses SD cards as recording media (up to 512 GB, Class 10 or higher required)
  • Up to 16 tracks (14 input channels + stereo mix) can be recorded without the need for a computer
  • Recording format: WAV (BWF), 44.1/48 kHz, 16/24 Bit
  • Playback format: WAV (BWF)
  • Overdubbing, punch in/out recording (eight channels maximum)
  • Multi-track playback for advanced live performance
  • Illuminated Play/Record/Stop buttons for better legibility in poorly lit environments


Audio Interface Features:

  • USB 2.0 audio interface for use with Windows (ASIO) and Mac (Core Audio) computers
  • Transfer to computer: 16 channels (all 14 inputs + stereo mix)
  • Transfer from computer: 14 channels, assignable to each channel input
  • Audio resolution 44.1/48 kHz, 16/24 bit


Other Features:

  • Simple and quick menu operation with multi-jog dial
  • 19-inch rack installation possible (with optional rackmount kit)
  • Internal power supply with removable power cord



  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10 (October 2020, version 20H2)
  • Windows 10 (May 2020, version 2004)
  • Windows 10 (November 2019, version 1909)
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7



  • macOS Big Sur (11.0)
  • macOS Catalina (10.15)
  • macOS Mojave (10.14)
  • macOS High Sierra (10.13)



  • iOS 14 / iPadOS 14
  • iOS 12
  • iOS 11
More Information


  • 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 (BWF, maximum file size: 2 GB)
  • Playback formats: WAV (BWF)
  • Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
  • Bit depth: 16 bit, 24 bit
  • Recordable channels: 16 channels max. (14 channels + stereo mix)


Audio Inputs and Outputs

  • Microphone Inputs (CH 1–8,9,11)
  • 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 
  • LINE inputs (CH 1–8): 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 1–8)–20 dB to +30 dB (CH 9, 11)
  • 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 13-14): 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: 200 Ω
  • Nominal output level: –2 dBu
  • Maximum output level: +16 dBu
  • Output impedance: 200 Ω
  • PHONES OUT: 6.3-mm stereo phone jack
  • Maximum output power: 80 mW + 80 mW (at 32 Ω)



  • Channel EQ 
  • 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
  • Master EQ 
  • High (shelving): 10 kHz, ±15 dB
  • Mid (wide): variable 100 Hz to 8 kHz, ±15 dB (Mono), Q = 0.5
  • Mid (narrow): variable 100 Hz to 8 kHz, ±15 dB (Mono), Q = 5
  • Footswitch connector: 6.3-mm TS phone jack (Tascam genuine footswitch RC-1F recommended)


Audio Performance

  • 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 % (MIC IN-> MAIN OUT, 1 kHz, GAIN at min., +10 dBu)
  • <0.004 % (MIC IN-> MAIN OUT, 1 kHz, GAIN at min., +4 dBu) 
  • 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) 54 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) (all EQs flat, PAN fully counter-clockwise / fully clockwise, GAIN knobs at max.)
  • Phantom Power: DC 48 V


Computer System Requirements

  • Windows
  • Compatible computers: Windows-compatible computer with a USB 2.0 (or higher) port
  • CPU type/speed: Dual core, 2 GHz or faster
  • Memory: 2 GB or more
  • Drivers: USB Audio Class 2.0, ASIO 2.0, WDM (MME)
  • Screen resolution: 1280 px × 800 px or more
  • Macintosh
  • Compatible computers: Apple Mac computer with a USB 2.0 (or higher) port
  • CPU type/speed: Dual core, 2 GHz or faster
  • Memory: 2 GB or more
  • Driver: Core Audio
  • Screen resolution: 1280 px × 800 px or more
  • USB audio specifications
  • Sampling rate: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
  • Bit depth: 16 bit, 24 bit
  • Maximum number of audio channels: 16 inputs, 14 outputs
  • Bluetooth®: Version 5.0
  • Output class: Class 2 (approximate transmission distance: 10 m)
  • * The transmission distance is approximate. The transmission distance could vary depending on the surrounding environment and electromagnetic disturbances.
  • Supported profile: A2DP, AVRCP 1.0
  • Supported A2DP codecs: SBC, AAC
  • A2DP content protection: SCMS-T


Power Supply and other Specifications

  • Power: AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz
  • Power Consumption: 40 W
  • Dimensions (W × D × H, overall): 430 mm × 463 mm × 113 mm
  • Weight: 7 kg
  • Permissible operating temperature range: 5–35 °C
  • Included items: AC power cord, Owner’s manual incl. warranty