Will this work as a PA?

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by Switchfooter, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. Switchfooter

    Switchfooter Member

    Feb 16, 2015
    My band is in desperate need of a PA, and my friend offered me one of these: https://reverb.com/item/438599-tascam-m35-modded-1983

    Of course his is not modded (as far as I know), and isn't quite as pristine. I don't know hardly anything about this kinda stuff, so any help/opinions/tips are greatly appreciated. What I'm wondering is will this work for live sound? We'll probably just be running vocals for a while...

    Also, what would it take to run this into a DAW? I'm assuming run each channel into an audio interface? If it can be done easily, I'll probably buy it after I have something else for a PA.

  2. 335guy

    335guy Member

    Dec 26, 2008
    Man, that's pretty old school. If everything works on it as it should, then it would work as a PA mixer. But I wouldn't buy it. I would take it if it were offered for free and I had nothing else.

    There are plenty of more recent, and better, low cost analog mixers available. And I wouldn't want to drag that bulky beast around to gigs. Perhaps just to use as a rehearsal room mixer.

    As for using it for recording, I guess it's allure might be in the preamps. But then, those could sound poor, or noisy, or both. Most audio interfaces have preamps built in already. No real need to use a mixer in front of one. I'd pass.

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