TASCAM is updating its firmware for the Mixcast 4 Podcast Station with built-in recorder/USB audio interface. The Mixcast 4, suitable for podcast creation, live streaming, event production or voiceover work, offers enhanced audio production capabilities, the company said.

The V1.20 update enables users to apply a global voice effect to any or all four mic inputs. This can be useful for raising or lowering the timbre of one’s voice for dramatic effect or for creating a podcast featuring various character voices.

V1.20 will allow input gain control for the USB, Bluetooth and 3.5 mm (1/8-inch) auxiliary input for outside calls or an additional input. To prevent audio feedback, the update also features automatic mute on monitor out when the Mixcast 4 microphone inputs are active.

Three additional enhancements complete the update.

The audio level display is indicated in decibels, as opposed to the green/red color-only indicators, giving users a more accurate reference for signal strength. The audio ducking control is applied to the sound pads for automatic ducking when speaking over musicbeds or when effects are played from the sound pads. And, lastly, front-panel channel buttons are assigned as a Jump function for quick access to individual channel settings.

TASCAM plans to have the Mixcast 4 V1.20 update available in February. It can be downloaded here.

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