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The belt may not be broke and still intact but could be slipping. Try cleaning the belt and belt path with some 91% alcohol and q-tips.

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Dec 02, 2010

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Tascam 2488... | Answered on Dec 02, 2010

Hi and welcome to FixYa!

May I ask if you have stored several songs on the unit? You may need to free some data or recorded songs for you to record a new one. If the files are all free but still you can't record then the problem can be on the unit itself. It may have reached it's break point and the only cure is a reset from the dealer.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Nov 30, 2010

you have to mix it down and master it first

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Nov 27, 2010

Secure the connection of the hard drive by pushing if firmly or
by pulling the connection, then reconnect it again.

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Nov 17, 2010

does it say , cannot boot, hdd......check h/w???Had the same troubles..Tried new hard drive, wasn't the problem...Just for kicks, plugged in a new Cd-rom.....Shazammmmmmmmm!!That's was MY PROBLEM....It BOOTS UP NOW......Carl -in -Louisiana.......Post me back if it helps..

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Nov 17, 2010

check to make sure on the channel ur using that its not on mute

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Nov 03, 2010

do you not have a manual ? if not go here

http://safemanuals.com/314159.php?k=e0b8049c8dc27f9e66c31eac84f7014e&ID=2835869&q=TASCAM 2488MKII

if you still cant retriev it , let me know --i can get you to the right area

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Oct 15, 2010

Here's a 2488 DVD tutorial. You may even find it elsewhere at a better price. It is of great help.


Tascam 2488... | Answered on Sep 13, 2010

Assuming you are talking about your monitors for your 2488, the first thing I'd do is to consult the manual for proper placement of the monitors relative to the 2488. A quick rule of thumb is to place the monitors at ear level to the left and right of the 2488 so when you sit facing the 2488 yo will have one monitor facing each ear essentially. Again, consult your monitor manual as it will show the best placement and don't worry about electrical fields, etc. I have my monitors to the left and right of the 2488, the 2488 in the center and a 21" flat screen computer display in the center of all that with no problems whatsoever. That is the accepted practice generally speaking. Hope this helps.

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Sep 13, 2010

If it's still under warranty, take it back if it does not work properly.

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Sep 08, 2010

Turn on the 2488. SONG then LOAD then you should see a list of your songs on the screen. If you do not, they MAY be (some or all) on a different partition. See the manual concerning the partitions and how to get to them as it is a simple matter.

Hope this helps.

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Sep 08, 2010

Thia may help as your question seems vague:

To remove time from the front of a recording, MARK IN point at 0 (ZERO)
Then mark the OUT point just before the song starts...this lgt of time is up to you.
Then, EDIT TRK and scroll to CUT then YES

Doing the above will cut out the marked are between the IN and OUT points. Exercise caution when doing this but you can always UNDO.

Hope this helps.

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Sep 08, 2010

A little testing is required to nail this down.

1) Will a standard mic work in either channel?
2) Will a line level source work in either channel?

It is likely that either the power supply for the phantom power or the supply for the mic pre-amp IC has failed or the IC itself has failed. If a standard mic works, then it is the phantom power supply that is faulty.

I am not aware of any service manual available other than from Yamaha directly (for a price of course...)

If you can update this with the test results, perhaps we can walk through this repair.


Tascam 2488... | Answered on May 12, 2010

so the error message your receiving is please....

sorry just need a little help clarifying problem and we will get this up and working again

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Apr 23, 2010

Yes. Rather than pressing the track SELECT button to assign the effect, press one of the SOURCE buttons to the left of the EFFECTS. This will record the effect HARD to the track as oopposed to SOFT. SOFT being that the effect will NOT be recorded whereas HARD means it IS recorded and will be there anytime you play the track. NOTE: Just make sure that's the effect you want as it is then part of the track.

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Apr 09, 2010

Simple answer = Yes. Make sure you have 2 mics plugged in two separate selected channels/tracks, arm the tracks then record. It will record both tracks. You can record up to 8 tracks at once using mics, guitars, etc.

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Apr 09, 2010

In no certain order:
A - Rec on a different track each time
B - Use a virtual track (see manual for full explanation)
C - Use the UNDO feature to recall a previously recorded track

A good reading of the manual concerning virtual tracks may well be your best bet overall.

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Apr 05, 2010

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