Mixcast 4

Mixcast 4

MINISTUDIO

Podcast Recording Console

DESCRIZIONE

Mixcast 4; all you need for successful podcast creation.

Audio creation made easy

Mixcast 4 makes professional content creation easy. For podcast creation, live streaming, event production or voice over, Mixcast 4 can mix and record mic input with internal background music, effect sounds and jingles via the trigger pads, and external audio input from your phone, PC or Bluetooth device.

Together with the Tascam Podcast Editor software you get a complete package including waveform editing and multi-track recording for all work steps from pre-production to completion.

Stress-free touch panel control

Equipped with four mic inputs and four individual headphones outputs, the Mixcast 4 is always ready for podcast production without complicated settings. It provides all audio-related operation and workflow needed for live-streaming, events, podcasts, and other applications. The auto-mixing function, for example, can automatically adjust optimal levels and set mic priority for a perfect mix.

And thanks to the 5-inch colour touch screen, you can intuitively access the well-structured menu and make the desired settings with just a few simple steps.

A complete workstation with all the functions you need

From audio recording to the mixing of recorded audio, the Mixcast 4 offers a complete production environment with multiple convenient functions such as 14-track recording direct to the unit’s SD card, Bluetooth audio input, an Aux input connector to easily mix and record phone conversations (with mix-minus) or other sound sources, and USB connectivity that allows the unit to add sounds from a computer.

You can even use Mixcast 4 as a 14-in/2-out USB audio interface with your favourite DAW software.

Enhance content with real-time sound effects

The Mixcast 4 comes with eight banks of fully customisable, illuminated sound pads which can be triggered during a podcast production or live broadcast. In addition to preset sound effects, users can flexibly assign new sounds, music or even mic sounds that have been pre-recorded on the unit.

The Mixcast 4 sound pads also allow for easy and on-time voice effects such as pitch transformation, reverb and more to make live streams and recordings even more interesting and fun.

Tascam Podcast Editor available for post-editing and control

The Tascam Podcast Editor offers simple and practical editing of audio content, track arming, as well as easy configuration and assignment of sound effects and background music to the sound pads.

There’s no need for expert knowledge on DAW software as Podcast Editor also offers intuitive graphics that will help users record audio easily using the Mixcast 4. Tascam Podcast Editor is designed specifically for Mixcast 4 and is available for both computers and mobile devices.

Supported Operating Systems

Windows

    • Windows 11
 
    • Windows 10 (November 2021, version 21H2)
 
  • Windows 10 (May 2021, version 21H1)

Mac

    • macOS Monterey (12.0)
 
    • macOS Big Sur (11.0)
 
  • macOS Catalina (10.15)

iOS

    • iOS 15 / iPadOS 15
 
    • iOS 14 / iPadOS 14
 
  • iOS 13 / iPadOS 13

  • Podcast production of up to 4 people: 4 mic inputs with auto-mix, 4 headphone outputs
  • Invite guests and friends: Mix-Minus to connect call-ins with echo-free audio via Bluetooth, USB input or 4-pole TRRS audio cable
  • Sound pads for instant sound triggering and effects
  • Easy and intuitive control using the 5-inch touch panel
  • Fully compatible with the dedicated TASCAM Podcast Editor software to cover the entire production workflow
  • Direct internal multi-track recording to SD card (up to 14 tracks)
  • 14in/2out USB audio interface
  • Nine language options including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean
Recorder specifications
Recording media SD cards (64 MB – 2 GB)
SDHC cards (4–32 GB)
SDXC cards (48–512 GB)
Recording/playback format WAV, 48 kHz, 24 bit, 2-channel stereo / 14-channel poly (BWF)
Approximate recording times with 16-GB SD card (in hours:minutes)  
  Stereo recording 16:30
  14-track recording 2:20
Analogue audio inputs
Mic inputs 1-4 XLR/TRS combo jacks
XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
6.3-mm standard TRS jacks (Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
  Maximum input level +10 dBu (when LEVEL at min.)
  Nominal input level −10 dBu (when LEVEL at min.)
  Minimum input level −76.5 dBu (when LEVEL at max.)
  Gain range 66.5 dB
  Input impedance 2.1 kΩ
Headset input (TRRS, CTIA standard) 3.5-mm, 4-pole mini jack
  Maximum input level +4 dBV (when LEVEL at min.)
  Nominal input level −16 dBV (when LEVEL at min.)
  Minimum input level −82.5 dBV (when LEVEL at max.)
  Gain range 66.5 dB
  Input impedance 2 kΩ
Line input (TRRS, CTIA standard) 3.5-mm, 4-pole mini jack
  Maximum input level +8 dBV
  Nominal input level −12 dBV
  Input impedance 12 kΩ
Line inputs L/R (balanced) 6.3-mm standard TRS jacks
(Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
  Maximum input level +24 dBu
  Nominal input level +4 dBu
  Input impedance 11 kΩ
Analogue audio outputs
Phones outputs 1-4 6.3-mm standard stereo jacks
  Maximum output power 45 mW + 45 mW (0.1% THD+N or less, 32 Ω)
Headset output (TRRS) 3.5-mm, 4-pole mini jack
(signal mirrors Phones 1 output)
Line output (TRRS, CTIA standard) 3.5-mm, 4-pole mini jack
  Maximum output level −25 dBu
  Nominal output level −45 dBu
  Output impedance 100 Ω
Monitor output L/R (balanced) 6.3-mm standard TRS jacks
(Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
  Maximum output level +20 dBu
  Nominal output level 0 dBu
  Output impedance 200 Ω
Line output 3.5-mm stereo mini jack
  Maximum output level +6 dBV
  Nominal output level −14 dBV
  Output impedance 200 Ω
Control input/output
USB port USB Type-C connector
  Formats USB 2.0 High Speed
USB Audio Class 2.0
USB Mass Storage Class
Audio performance
Equivalent input noise, mic inputs ≤−125 dBu (150 Ω termination, LEVEL at max.)
Frequency response (mic inputs 1–4) 20 Hz – 20 kHz: ±0.3 dB (JEITA)
S/N ratio (mic inputs 1–4) 101 dB (channel faders at 0, 20 kHz SPCL LPF, A-weighted)
Distortion (mic inputs 1–4) 0.003 % (1 kHz sine wave, channel faders at 0, 20 kHz SPCL LPF)
Crosstalk ≥95 dB
Note: Measurement conditions conform to JEITA CP-2905B.
Bluetooth
Output class Class 2
(approx. 10 m* unobstructed transmission distance)
Supported profile A2DP
Supported A2DP codecs SBC, AAC
Supported A2DP content protection SCMS-T
Computer hardware requirements
Windows Windows computer with a USB 2.0 (or higher)
  CPU/processor speed 2 GHz or faster dual core processor (x86)
  Memory 2 GB or more
Mac Mac computer with a USB 2.0 (or higher)
  CPU/processor speed 2 GHz or faster dual core processor
  Memory 2 GB or more
Power supply and other specifications
Power supply Dedicated AC adapter (PS-P1220E NUT), DC 12 V
Power consumption 12.5 W (maximum)
Weight 2.55 kg
Permissible operating temperature range 0–40 °C
Dimensions (W × H × D) 375 mm × 57 mm × 264 mm (excluding protrusions)
375 mm × 71 mm × 267 mm (overall)