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Connect yamaha keyboard to tascam 2488 MKII

There doesn't appear to be a port of any kind to attach a keyboard to the 2488. There's a 1/4 inch port for a guitar and for headphones. There are microphone ports and a usb port on the back. I don't see where a keyboard will attach.

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There are 8 inputs on the back. 4 of them support XLR type microphone connections, but also double as 1/4 inch and the remaining four are just 1/4 inch. These are all line level inputs and you can use any of them for a keyboard hookup. Typically you might leave the XLR inputs (A thru D) available for mics and take the next two (E and F) to use from your keyboards L and R outputs. Then just assign those inputs to two adjacent channels (tracks) or one of the stereo pairs, turn up the input levels for those inputs and the faders for those tracks and you'll be able to hear the keyboard playing through the 2488 (or whatever monitors/or stereo you have hooked up to it for monitoring). To record the keyboard simply arm whatever tracks you have those inputs assigned to for recording and record away.

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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.
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If your mics are XLR (a hole on the bottom of the mic with three pins visible in it) you will need one of these for each mic, plugged into one of the four channels on the tascam that has an XLR connection (which will be the female version of the connection on the bottom of your mic). If your mics have a 1/4-inch connection, you can use the 1/4-inch connection on any channel on the tascam. For the stereo connection, you will need one of these of sufficient length to convert the RCA output from your stereo to the 1/4-inch input on your Tascam. Find "Tape Out" or "AUX Out" on your stereo and plug in the RCA side of the cable there (note which color you use for R and L). Use the 1/4" end of the cable to connect to two available channels on your mixer. Use the Pan knob to pan the left channel to the left and the right channel to the right, and voila! Hope this helps, and good luck!

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This will reinitialize it to the factory settings. All data (music) will be lost.
With the 2488 turned OFF
Simultaneouly, hold down the Quick Routing, Shift, Send and Shut Down buttons.
With all buttons pressed .... turn the 2488 ON.

It shoulld go through the normal boot up screens, including a screen that states ' partitioning drive', etc. When finished it will show ' Factory Settings Reinitialized - Reboot (or something like that) and you are done.

I have the original 2488 as well, and tried everything recommended to address the HDD lockups.
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Too much for the processor to handle?? Hope this helps.

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Don Q -

This answer assumes you have the 2488 mkI and not the newer mkII because the process may differ slightly on the mkII.

To premaster you first have to set an out point for the end of your pre-master (the start point is always zero). Go to the 'Audio CD' menu item and choose 'pre-master' under that. You'll see the word 'mastering' appear in the top left of the screen to let you know you've entered mastering mode. Make sure you have the tracks unmuted that you want to mix into the pre-master and have all of your eq, panning, etc set the way you want. Then hit record and play. The pre-master records to a stereo pair of dedicated internal tracks. You can redo the premaster as many times as you like which will overwrite those internal premaster tracks. You can clone the premastered tracks to a stereo pair of tracks, export them as waves or burn them to a CDR.


fnawesomewes - You have to press record and play to record your premaster.

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Link to Tascam 2488 documents page:
http://tascam.com/Products/2488_downloads.html

Individual Items as Listed:

Link to the Tascam 2488 product brochure:
http://tascam.com/Products/2488/2488_bro.pdf

Link to the Tascam 2488 application guide:
http://tascam.com/Products/2488/2488_AppGuide.pdf

Here's the link to the Tascam 2488 quick start guide:
http://tascam.com/Products/2488/2488_quickstart.pdf

Link to the updated Tascam 2488 manual:
http://www.tascamcontractor.com/ftp_resour...w_additions.pdf

Link to the Tascam 2488 manual additions:
http://www.tascamcontractor.com/ftp_resour...e_additions.pdf

Link to the Tascam 2488 MIDI Parameter Mapping
http://www.tascamcontractor.com/ftp_resour...ontrol_v0.2.pdf

Link to TASCAM 2488 Hi-Res images:
http://www.tascamcontractor.com/ftp_resour...488_images.html

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