LIMS09: Tascam shows M-164UF Mini Mixer

New Analog mixer w. USB looks tasty      16/06/09

No flash plug


1:22 mins
My first tentative steps into the world of recording & mixing were taken via a trusty compact cassette Tascam Portastudio 244... back in the day when dinosaurs roamed the earth and I still had hair... so I still have a soft spot for the brand.
I spotted their stand at the show, and went over to see what was new, and amongst the rather tempting hand-held recorders on display (more on those later...) was a compact analog mixer - the M-16UF. Apparently Tascam are getting back into analog mixers via this new series - their Press blurb is below - so we asked Gary Maguire to give us a quick spin... Here's what they say:- "Utilizing fine analogue technology and sporting a fresh design, Tascam presents a new series of mixing consoles with 16 input channels, featuring numerous connections, a compact size and light weight, equally suitable as keyboard mixers or sub-mixers on stage, for home-recording purposes or at the heart of a small mobile or fixed PA system.

In addition to the features in the standard model M-164, the M-164FX boasts a built-in effects processor, and the M-164UF has an additional USB interface on top of that. The USB connection provides users with 16 audio inputs and two audio outputs on their computer. This makes the M-164UF the ideal choice for multitrack recording in the home studio or on the road. All three consoles are equipped with six microphone/line channel strips with XLR and 6.3 mm phone input jacks, phantom power and 3-band equalization plus five stereo channel strips to connect virtually every conceivable audio source. A 3.5 mm mini-jack on the top panel allows for quick connection of an MP3 player, and there is also a phono input to connect a turntable. A stereo sub-group and two aux sends complete the mix."

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Trus1te    Said...

I wish everything were built like a Tascam. Aluminum. Trendy (There new stuff at least).

I don't think they get enough play for their craftsmanship.

Anyway, thank you Tascam for being awesome.

Now if you could ship me a new powercord for my old portastudio....

16-Jun-09 01:32 PM


The Guvnor    Said...

Portastudio? You were lucky. I used to dreeeam of having a Portastudio 144. All I could afford was a Realistic 4-channel mono mixer and a couple of Hitachi tape decks from Comet. You had to keep the levels low or you'd get more and more hiss with each new track overdubbed. That was analogue!

And you try telling the young people of today that.... they won't believe you!

27-Jun-09 07:11 PM


PJ7hh    Said...

i really wish they hadnt of discontinued these so effing quickly.. at least replace it with something else ... i really despise the audio manufacturing indstry. they have like no balls to stand behind a product- they discontinue things as soon as they make them pretty much.. if it doesnt meet a certain quota.. it takes a few years for most people to get to know a product is dependable. but they take it off the shelf before that can even happen! this mixer is a brilliant idea + price point and i wish i could buy one right now! instead of my mackie 1620i

07-Dec-13 10:41 AM


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