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Big Things Come in Small Packages: Tascam MiniStudio Creator Review

It may look a little strange, but this little studio really packs a punch! We take a look at just what the Tascam MiniStudio can do!

By Laura Shenton | 29/11/2018

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At first glance, it may look like some retro games console, but the Tascam MiniStudio is actually an all-in-one studio perfect for podcasting!

At a Glance

The Tascam MiniStudio really lives up to delivering “everything you need to become the next internet sensation". It has two XLR microphone inputs with 48v phantom power, meaning you can have a mic for yourself and a guest.

Each mic also has its own gain dial and a setting switch for what kind of input is attached. It offers a clear display of the broadcasting levels in a circular window in the middle. It also offers the option to connect your headphones or even some speakers up for monitoring purposes.

It Gets Cooler!

Connect the MiniStudio up to a computer and download the app to operate it and things get cooler! The software comes with two tabs; One for Easy setup, for those who aren’t as confident with more complex things, and then an Expert tab that allows you to fiddle with EQ, compression, reverb and more! This gives you the chance to make your microphone recordings sound even better than before!

You can also use the software to apply different sound effects to the Pon keys on the MiniStudio, meaning you can press these to play out the sound effect during broadcasts.

A Few Little Extras

The Tascam MiniStudio also offers a few little fun features too. Using the computer software, you can change how your voice sounds on the microphone, and we don’t mean you can change the polar pattern of the mic! You can make your voice sound like it’s coming from an old radio system, deeper, higher, super echoey, or even like it’s very broken up! We aren’t sure when you’d use these effects, but they are quite fun to mess around with!

Summary (AKA Is It Any Good?!?)

The Tascam MiniStudio Creator is a fantastic little audio interface that has the power to give you amazing results. Despite its retro-looking exterior, it really has a lot to offer!

With 2 XLR ports, you can easily mic up yourself and your lovely guest, adjust the levels clearly, and even throw some fun effects on the mics if you wanted to! Also, with capabilities for finer adjustments thanks to the inclusion of EQ, and PON keys so you can include live sound effects, this interface really can do it all.

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