TASCAM has announced firmware update version 1.30 for the Mixcast 4 podcast station with built-in recorder / USB audio interface. As the perfect tool for podcast creation, live streaming, event production, or voice-over work, the Mixcast 4 offers a host of features for streamlined content creation. With the new V1.30 firmware update coming soon, the Mixcast 4 gets a dramatic improvement in its feature set, resulting in enhanced audio production functionality.
Newly introduced in the V1.30 update is the addition of a level setting for each of the Mixcast 4’s eight sound pads. Now each individual pad, including the pre-assigned Bleep tone, can have its own level user-defined output for the volume. This new feature gives the user complete control over the sound pad mix, to adjust the volume of individual pads to make up 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 edited in record mode, making it easier to access all 64 sounds while recording.
Another important improvement provided as part of the V1.30 firmware update is the Normalize function for sound pad sources. With this new feature, audio on sound pads can now be normalized. Therefore, the Mixcast 4 will automatically set the optimum audio level for sound that might otherwise be too low or too high.
Another compelling Mixcast 4 improvement that arrives as part of the V1.30 update is that Talkback output has been extended to USB, Bluetooth, and TRRS connections in addition to headphone outputs. Talkback is a particularly useful feature that allows the host to talk to podcast participants privately. Previously, the Talkback feature was limited to the four headphone outputs of the Mixcast 4. With the V1.30 update, the Talkback feature can now allow participants to hear Talkback even when connected via USB, Bluetooth and the input 3.5mm TRRS.
Mixcast 4 V1.30 firmware update is expected to be available later in July 2022 from tascam.com.
Users can access the update by going to the Mixcast 4 download page: tascam.com/us/product/mixcast_4/download