Tip & How-To about Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack Recorder System

Shortcut for exporting multiple tracks

While not mentioned in the manual (page 68 dealing with usb export) you can indeed select multiple tracks to export to the fat partition at once. Under the 'wav in/out' menu item on the 'usb export' you'll see a track list. Simply press the 'insert' button next to any tracks you want to export and a check mark will be placed next to the track which flags it for export. When you press enter it will export all the checked tracks as wav files to the fat partition.

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I've been exporting master tracks and now I've reached a point where the tascam says, "master track too big". how do I free up space on the FAT partition?


If you NO LONGER NEED the songs/data in the FAT partition, you can delete the entire contents thereof in the manner detailed below. Note that these instructions were taken directly from the Neo manual.

1 With the transport stopped, from the DISK menu, highlight FAT REFORM, and press YES/ENTER.
2 A pop-up message appears.
3 Ask yourself once more if you want to erase all the data on the FAT partition. Press YES/ENTER to continue with the operation when a pop-up appears, or press NO/EXIT to halt the operation.
4 When you reformat the FAT partition, four directories (folders) named WAVE, SMF, BACKUP and UTILITY are automatically created. These folders are used for audio files, Standard MIDI Files (SMF) and backup data and system utilities, respectively.

...this will reformat and thereby EMPTY the contents of the FAT partition and create the 4 new, empty files as listed above.

THINK before you do this though, and I hope this helps.


Feb 07, 2010 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

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Master Track too big to export.??


Im having exactly the same problem as you have/had..I cant Export the Master Track..It says "Too Big", have you been able to solve it?

Best Wishes
Steve

Mar 30, 2009 | Tascam DP01 All-In-One Recording Package...

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Tascam DP-02CF: How to transfer files to my computer?


Hi,

You can't see the fat partition from within the DP-02. It's there, but only your PC will be able to read the contents of the fat partition when you have the USB 'opened' on the DP-02. The manual states that if your CF card is less than 5 Gb in size than you will only see/be able to select one partition. The default CF card that comes with the DP-02CF is only 1 Gb.

If you've created a backup or exported your wav files properly and everything is working ok with the CF, then you should be able to see backup or wav files showing up in the fat partition while connected to the PC. Even if nothing is backed up or exported you should still see the directory structure from your PC with the three folders, BACKUP, WAVE and UTILITY. As you are not even seeing these directories, what may have happened is that the fat partition had become corrupted or these folders had gotten erased.

I would have thought that reformatting the FAT partition would have fixed this problem however and that the DP02-CF would automatically recreate the required directories on the CF media after a reformat. The manual is unclear on this however.

So a couple of things you could try:

1. You describe opening the USB connection as 'push the USB button and then hit enter'. I was assuming you meant that you were selecting 'usb' from the menu and then pressing the 'enter' button to open the usb connection. You may wish to verify that the usb connection is being opened properly first.

2. If the connection is opening ok, and after a reformat you still aren't seeing any folders in the fat partition while connected to your PC with the usb open, you might wish to try to recreating those directories in the FAT partition yourself. While accessing the FAT partition (DP-02CF's removable drive) from the PC create the three directories exactly as named in the manual (WAVE, BACKUP, UTILITY). If that works, disconnect from the PC, try exporting a track or backing up a song again, and reconnect to the PC to see if you can see/access those files now.

Best of luck.

bd.

Jan 02, 2009 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

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USB Export!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!AAAAHHHH


all i want is the dvd on the tascam 2488 cause the manual is a lot of work ,it leaves out the little things.

Jan 09, 2008 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

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usb file transfer


In reading and working with the unit, I have learned that the file transfer is for backup only. If you want to manipulate the file they have to be transferred individually via your sound card or an interface.

Jun 21, 2007 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

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