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I have a Tascam DP-02 8-track all-in-one digital recorder. I've successfully armed and recorded Ch's 1 and 2 to input A and saved the session. When I loaded the session the next day to resume the project, I am unable to assign any more channels to either input A or B. The manual is no help. Here's another question: do the white assign buttons ever light up, or only just the small yellow one's next to them?

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  • FluteFiddler Sep 14, 2008

    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly, but it does not solve the problem I am having. Tracks one and two have been recorded on and saved at the end of my first session. Since then,I've reloaded the project ("song") but I've been unable to "arm" additional tracks for recording on either input A or B. Hope someone will keep trying to figure this one out. DA

  • FluteFiddler Sep 14, 2008

    Just the sort of review that convinced me to purchase my DP-02. Unfortunately this material does nothing to solve my problem. But thanks anyways.

  • FluteFiddler Sep 14, 2008

    That particular question is about the white rectangular assign buttons. When activated by pressing it along with the shift key, the little amber light next to it toggles on or off depending on activity or inactivity. My question about the assign buttons is whether or not they themselves lightup, and if so -- under what conditions? This is more of a curiosity since my assign buttons seem to work fine.
    But as to the main question. When I start with a newly created song, any of the tracks can successfully be "armed" to eighther the A or B input bus. The levels will show readings for the bus, the armed track, and the master. After two tracks have been recorded, it seems as though the recorder will no longer allow me to arm any of the remaining 6 tracks regardless of buss choice.

  • FluteFiddler Sep 14, 2008

    Perhaps I should have started by saying that I have gone over the owners manual repeatedly and have not found the answer in it. If you found the answer in it, I would be grateful to have you point it out. As far as I am aware, I am doing everything correctly -- according to the manual. Again, if you spotted the answer, please cite the page and paragraph. Thanks for mentioning the manual, though. I'm sure there are some who would not look there first.

  • FluteFiddler Sep 14, 2008

    One or both inputs A and/or B must be assigned in order to record. Is that what you meant? If so, then of course one or the other has been assigned. I've never had both on at the same time, though the manual says it can be done as long as both are not assigned to the same track.

  • FluteFiddler Sep 15, 2008

    I knew it had to be some fundamental step that I was missing. Thanks so much for spotting what surely must have seemed obvious to you, but completely overlooked by me. Great job!

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P.23 of the manual tells you how to do it. If you want to assign the input to another track, you must first clear the current assignment, and then re-assign the input. If you need further assistance let me know. If you have a moment to accept and rate my solution it would be greatly appreciated.
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lee

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    Lee A. Sep 15, 2008

    You are very welcome. Glad I could help. It wasn't necessarily obvious but It did sound like the exact answer you were looking for. Enjoy!
    Thanks,
    Lee


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Owners manual may be helpful. Have a look below
http://www.tascam.com/products/dp-02;9,16,3580,19.html

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This is the answer to the light queston,
they should be on if you assigned the input to the input plugins beside it

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    Bill schichtl Sep 14, 2008

    i did some research



    is a or b chanel already assigned if so your recorder doesent take multichanels

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Acam's DP02 makes recording simple by matching 8-track CD-quality recording with a Portastudio interface - so you can ditch the menus and concentrate on the music. A pair of record-quality Tascam mic pres feature XLR inputs with phantom power for condenser mics and a guitar in for direct recording. Each channel gives you dedicated controls for instant access to fader level, record arm/track mute, pan, effect send, high and low EQ. There's also an EQ frequency button for finer control over the mix.

Two effects processors are included in the DP02. A multieffects processor on the input provides great-sounding overdrive, flange, delay and more for your guitar, vocal, drum and bass tracks. In addition, there's a reverb processor on a send and return for adding hall, room, plate or chamber reverb to your mix. The DP02 is loaded with great Tascam extras like a chromatic tuner, metronome, and bar-and-beat display for getting around your song.

The DP02 records two channels at a time to a built-in 40GB hard drive. When you're satisfied with your production, arm the dedicated master track for your stereo mixdown. You can transfer your tracks and mixes or backup your song to a computer through a speedy USB 2.0 connection or burn it to a CD with the slot-loading drive. No other workstation makes recording so simple, affordable and fun as the Tascam DP02.

Features:

Two XLR mic/line inputs with phantom power for condenser microphones

Eight-track recording at uncompressed 44.1k/16-bit audio quality

Portastudio-based interface with volume fader, pan, effect send, high and low EQ controls per channel

EQ frequency button to access high and low EQ shelf frequencies

USB 2.0 interface for transferring tracks, mixes and backup files to a computer

Dedicated stereo master track for mixdown

Internal metronome and bar/beat display for song position

Headphone output

Stereo line outputs on RCA analog and S/PDIF optical digital connectors

40GB internal hard drive

Multieffects processor with guitar, bass, vocal and drum programs

Stereo reverb processor with send/return controls for multichannel mixing

Built-in chromatic tuner

Built-in CD-RW burner for CD mastering and song backup

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I had a look for u on the net only the small yellow ones light up but ill get back to you about the other question as soon as i find a ansew wont be long thanks from chris

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  • chris07551 Sep 14, 2008

    it saying the same way you did the first ones it should be the same ,,
    im still looking for you but .
    it also says you cant resume and add to same channel for some reason


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