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Tascam LM-8ST Rackmount Line Mixer

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You Pay: $299.99
Product Highlights
  • 1RU Chassis
  • 1/4" Inputs
  • XLR Outputs
  • LED Meters
  • Front Panel Mic Input

The LM-8ST from Tascam is a professional-quality line mixer that provides you with 8 stereo channels, perfect for live performance and installed audio applications. The 1RU unit features 8 pairs of balanced 1/4" TRS inputs, which are switchable from +4 or -10dB. A pair of balanced XLR outputs are provided, the second of which has pre or post-fader bussing.

The mixer's front panel features a mic input with its own level control, as well as 1/4" and 3.5mm headphone jacks for monitoring. Each channel has 2 level control knobs and is switchable to the pre-fader or post-fader output. LED meters let you keep tabs on audio levels. A stereo balanced buss output/input is provided for cascade applications. A ground lift switch is provided to reduce hum caused by ground loops.

Slim 1RU chassis fits into any standard equipment rack
8 pairs of balanced 1/4" TRS inputs are switchable from +4 or -10dB
A pair of balanced XLR outputs are provided, the second of which has pre or post-fader bussing
Mic input on the front panel with independent level control
Standard 1/4" and 3.5mm headphone jacks
Each channel has 2 level control knobs and is switchable to the pre-fader or post-fader output
LED meters let you keep tabs on audio levels
Stereo balanced buss output/input is provided for cascade applications
Ground lift switch reduces hum caused by ground loops
Connectors 1 x XLR Mic Input
1 x 1/4" Headphone Jack
1 x 3.5mm Headphone Jack
8 x Pairs of 1/4" TRS Inputs
1 x Pair of 1/4" Master Buss Inputs
1 x Pair of 1/4" Master Buss Outputs
2 x Pairs of XLR outputs
2 x Pairs of RCA Outputs
1 x AC Power Input
Tascam LM-8ST Rackmount Line Mixer
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    TascamLM-8ST Rackmount Line Mixer
     
    4.7

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Excellent sound (6)
    • Compact (4)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Versatile (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances (4)
      • Amateur recording (3)
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      5.0

      A Great Rack-Mountable Line Mixer with M

      By Richie Witch

      from Space Coast, Florida

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Multi-keyboard Setup
        • Performances

        Comments about Tascam LM-8ST Rackmount Line Mixer:

        I had a pretty specific idea of what I wanted when I started shopping for a mixer.

        • It had to offer multi-buss output
        • It had to have at least eight channels of stereo line-in
        • It had to be rack-mountable and no more than 2U in size
        • All inputs and outputs needed to be balanced
        • It had to produce a clean, uncolored signal

        This unit wins on all my criteria.

        My goal was to create flexible routing options between my synthesizers and my audio interface that I could change on the fly without having to drag out a box of patch cables. On this mixer, signal inputs can be routed to the master buss, buss 1, or buss 2, all of which are stereo, so you have six output channels to work with. My audio interface (a Focusrite Scarlett 18i6) just happens to have six line inputs, so this was perfect for me. This allowed me to give each synthesizer its own hard-wired input channel on the mixer and then send those signals to one or all of the busses.

        In my setup, the master buss is a clean, unprocessed signal, routed directly to the audio interface. Buss 1 connects to an FX chain with an analog filter and a compressor/gate, in series. Buss 2 connects to a parametric equalizer for sound sculpting. And with only two patch cables, I can connect the output of the FX chain to the input of the equalizer, or I can route one buss to the sidechain inputs of the compressor on the other buss.

        To my ears, the output of this unit is absolutely pristine while adding a healthy boost to the signal if needed. My older synths produce a line signal of -10 dbV, like most consumer audio. It was really tough to get much more than a -18 to -14 db signal to my audio interface, even with the synth volume cranked to max, and I found myself adding a lot of processing just to get the signal level up to a more appropriate recording level, especially when working with my older drum machine.

        That's no longer a problem as this mixer has plenty of gain. I've been able to turn the volume on those older synths down to just below half, while keeping the mixer levels at right about the half mark too. This gives me a solid -6 to -2 db signal at the audio interface, giving me a healthy recording signal to work with.

        The look of the mixer is sleek, the pots are silky smooth, and the connections are all balanced and solid. I particularly appreciate the ability to set the input line level between -10 dbV or +4 dbU on each channel, making it easy for me to set up both my older and newer gear to the mixer. And the power switch is on the front panel! I don't understand why any manufacturer puts the power switch on the back panel of a rack-mountable mixer, but some of the units I looked at had this issue.

        I'm really happy with this mixer. It matched all my needs perfectly, sounds fantastic, and looks good doing it.

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        5.0

        Versatile mixer

        By Jokerz

        from Tallahassee, Florida

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Install

          Comments about Tascam LM-8ST Rackmount Line Mixer:

          This is a great mixer for those looking for dual balanced stereo outputs. True 2 stereo zones on XLR outs. True stereo inputs. Searched long and hard to find a mixer like this. Great product

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          5.0

          Perfect In Ear Mixer

          By Matt

          from Switzerland

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Tascam LM-8ST Rackmount Line Mixer:

            2 Independent stereo mixes. saved my live at the last 3 Gigs!

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            4.0

            Tascam LM-8ST Rackmount

            By RGrier

            from South Pittsburg, TN

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Compact
            • Excellent Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Tascam LM-8ST Rackmount Line Mixer:

              Using the item for a keyboard line mixer for liver performance. Unit meets expectation, functions well, limited amount of headroom but that was expected.

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              4.0

              Another good TASCAM product

              By Mikepha

              from St-Jean, P.Q. Canada

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Tascam LM-8ST Rackmount Line Mixer:

                I always found TASCAM products to be solidly built and good sounding. The LM-8ST is no exception. Although I didn't have time to work a lot with it yet, my first impressions are very positive: it is very quiet and has quite a bit of headroom.
                Personally, I would have prefered a dedicated effects send circuit instead of the ST2/AUX buss TASCAM has put in, but it can be configured as such using little switches located under the unit, so it isn't really an issue.
                The knobs have a solid feel and all the inputs can be set to -10 or +4 db. There is also a general ground lift switch.
                All in all, a simple but effective mixer worthy of the TASCAM reputation. A good machine for mixing a keyboard setup.

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                5.0

                Absolutly wonderful little 1 space mixer

                By brianthomsmusic

                from Oakland, CA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Controls
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • No Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Tascam LM-8ST Rackmount Line Mixer:

                Hard to find but you can always count on B&H.

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