TASCAM has announced the Version 1.30 firmware update for the Mixcast 4 Podcast Station with built-in Recorder / USB Audio Interface. 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 the new upcoming V1.30 firmware update, the Mixcast 4 gains a dramatic boost in its feature set—resulting in enhanced audio production functionality.
Newly introduced in the V1.30 update 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 new function enables complete control by the user for the sound pad mix—to adjust the volume of individual pads to constitute a well-balanced podcast.
Equally compelling in the V1.30 update is the ability to switch between sound pad banks while recording. The TASCAM Mixcast 4 has an 8 pad x 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.
Another important enhancement provided as part of the V1.30 firmware update is the Normalize function for sound pad sources. With this new capability, audio on the sound pads can now be normalized. 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 Mixcast 4 enhancement that arrives as part of the V1.30 update is that the Talkback output has been expanded to the USB, Bluetooth, and TRRS connections in addition to the headphone outputs. The Talkback function is a particularly useful feature that enables the host to talk to podcast participants privately. Previously, the Talkback function was limited to the Mixcast 4’s four headphone outputs. With the V1.30 update, the Talkback function can now additionally allow participants to hear Talkback even while connected via USB, Bluetooth, and the TRRS 3.5 mm input.
The Mixcast 4 V1.30 firmware update is expected to become available later in July 2022 from tascam.com.
Users can access the update by navigating to the Mixcast 4 download page: tascam.com/us/product/mixcast_4/download