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Corrupted Audio File on Tascam using Scandisk III 8Gb
You should be able to view the file on a computer. Select the file and delete it. Presumably there was an error after the file was recorded and all you probably have is the file name and a shell of a file. Hence it being only 30K.
There is nothing you can do with the file. And whatever you recorded was lost.
A 40 minute wave file would be massive. Try recording as MP3 for long files. You might be OK at 3 to 6 minutes with a WAV file.
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Ok, so I have a Tascam 2488 Portastudio. I've recorded my songs, done the whole pre-master thing and everything sounds perfect . . . until I burn my songs to CD. When listed to on CD players, th
I had the same issue on my 2488neo. What I found that worked for me, was during the mixdown, make sure the solid levels on the right side of the mini screen are at the top of the black line, don't worry about it sounding too loud. After your mix down is done, pick a mastering tool that best fits your style of music, during this process any levels that go over peek will be eliminated. Once your mastering is done, burn a CD, but don't finalize the CD, so you can use it again to keep checking if the volume does not match that of a regular CD (a known band CD from the store) this worked for me, hopefully it will for you as well..
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When I try to burn a CD on my TASCAM 788 Portastudio I get message "IN PANIC" at the very end of the process. What can I do?
If it's coming from where I think it is, not much... In Linux OS (which is free), when it's kernel crashes, it advises the user by "Kernel Panic". Usually these devices are built on a free software base, then whatever routines are needed to support the 'non-standard' hardware on the platform.
Bottom line is that there is either a hardware/software problem. I suggest you find out who makes the device and see if you can get help from them (via the web, "http://tascam.com/product/788/"). The only other approach is to start changing out hardware. You could start with the CD that you are using. Just try to get a 'like' device, which responds to the command that it uses. You can get it's model number and search for replacements.
I don't know what kind of help you will get, since the page at tascam stated it "has been discontinued". It is still a good starting place. With just the product, I found a list of items, such as FAQs and PDF files for it or like items. Might try and find one of these that has the word "panic" in it.
Best of luck.
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2488 jog wheel not behaving correctly, jumping around.
These units have what is known as a Rotary Encoder. They're just like the volume controls on audio equipment, now a days. You can turn it all the way, and it never stops. The pulses from these encoders, are routed to the microprocessor(computer inside your unit). The encoder may be bad, or the microprocessor itself. If you'd like to enquire about repairing your unit, please contact me directly from my website at audioserviceclinic.com. Thank you.
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How do i load a song from a cd onto tascam 2488 mkII?
Although I was a factory authorized service center for Teac and Tascam, this is a much later product than I'm familiar with; no problem however.
If you have your owner's manual, the procedure will be listed there. If you no longer have the manual, just Google Teac, in Montebello, CA. I'm quite sure it will be our their website.
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MY PC wont recognize my Tascam Portastudio device2488, i have Vista
I use Vista and my 2488 MK1.
When you plug in the USB cable from the 2488 into your Vista PC, Vista will always say 'not recognised'.
You do not need any PC drivers for the 2488. On the Tascam 2488, go to 'Menu', then 'Disk', then 'USB Open/Close', then click 'Yes'.
On your PC the 2488 will appear as a new hard drive in the 'Computer' folder, called HDR2488.
You'll see three folders in there: WAVE, SMF and BACKUP.
Use the WAVE folder to import and export WAV files, the SMF folder to import midi files to the 2488, and the BACKUP folder is where you can import and export Backup files to and from the 2488.
Hope this helps!
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Cant get my tapco link midi 4x4 to be found by my PC w/vista.
I found this on www.recording.orghttp://recording.org/home-recording-forum/39765-tapco-link-usb-and-tracktion-2-a.html
Ok first thing. Unplug any USB devices not pertinent to recording when you want to record. Second, left click Start->right click Computer and select properties. Left click on Device Manager (left column). Look for your Tapco mixer and see if it has any red X or error message. It might be that it isn't completely installed correctly. Also in the Device Manager at the top, click View and select Show Hidden Devices. Look for something under "non plug and play devices" (I think) called Mackie Subunit or some garbage like that. I'm traveling so I don't have any Mackie gear to plug in to verify. Anyway, this is the bit that actually interfaces with the Windows sound in Vista and Win7. You may have to manually install the driver as Windows says it doesn't need one. Right click and select update driver.
-Browse my computer for driver software
-Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
-Click "Have Disk" and browse to whatever folder you dowloaded the Tapco drivers to.
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