TASCAM has announced the new Version 1.30 firmware update for the Mixcast 4 Podcast Station with built-in recorder/USB audio interface, which includes the addition of level adjustment for each of the unit’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 control by the user for the sound pad mix to adjust the volume of individual pads.
The V1.30 update also adds the ability to switch between sound pad banks while recording. The 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.
There’s also a new Normalize function for sound pad sources. Audio on the sound pads can now be normalized, and as a result, the Mixcast 4 will automatically set the optimum audio level for a sound that, otherwise, might be too low or too high.
Further, the Talkback output has been expanded to the USB, Bluetooth, and TRRS connections in addition to the headphone outputs. The Talkback function enables the host to talk to podcast participants privately. Previously, it was limited to the Mixcast 4’s four headphone outputs, but users can now additionally allow participants to hear Talkback even while connected via USB, Bluetooth, and the TRRS 3.5 mm input.
The V1.30 firmware update is expected to become available later in July 2022 via the Mixcast 4 download page on the company website. www.tascam.com. Users can access the update by navigating to the Mixcast 4 download page (here).