Six TASCAM mic inputs with XLR ins and phantom power for great-sounding tracks. Mic inputs additionally have 3-band EQ with hipass filters for sculpting the mix. Five stereo line inputs bring the total count to 16 inputs, and several channels add EQ and RIAA phono preamps for adding flexibility. The M-164FX has two output busses - main and sub - as well as a pair of aux sends for monitors and effects.
The M-164FX adds a stereo effects processor with 16 programs of reverb, delay, chorus and other great-sounding effects.