Tascam is pleased to announce the latest v1.30 firmware update for the Mixcast 4. As the ideal tool for podcast creation, live streaming, event production or voiceover work, the Mixcast 4 offers a wealth of functionality for streamlined content creation with its built-in audio recorder and USB audio interface. With the upcoming v1.30 firmware update, the product gains another significant boost in its feature set – resulting in enhanced audio production functionality.

Newly introduced in version 1.30 is the addition of level adjustment for each of the Mixcast 4’s eight sound pads. Now, each individual pad, including the pre-assigned Bleep tone, can have its own user-defined output level for volume. This enables complete control by the user for the sound pad mix – to adjust the volume of individual pads to constitute a well-balanced production. Equally convenient, especially when utilised in a live streaming and recording scenario, is the ability to switch between sound pad banks while recording. The Tascam Mixcast 4 has an 8 pad × 8 bank matrix that allows 64 sounds to reside in the sound pads. These banks can now be changed while in record mode, thus facilitating access to all 64 sounds during recording.

Ideally suited for live event production is the Normalise function for sound pad sources. With this new capability, audio on the sound pads can now be normalised. Hence, the Mixcast 4 will automatically set the optimum audio level for a sound that, otherwise, might be too low or too high. Another compelling enhancement is that the Talkback output has been expanded to the USB, Bluetooth and TRRS connections. The Talkback function is a particularly useful feature that enables the host to talk to event participants privately. Previously, Talkback was limited to the Mixcast 4’s four headphone outputs. With the update, participants can now additionally hear Talkback even while connected via USB, Bluetooth or the 3.5-mm TRRS input.

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