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Tascam DP-02 cd player...

I have a Tascam dp02 that i just got this past weekend and i was wondering is there any way to import tracks from CD to the recorder. I have tried and it says invalid cd.. so i was just asking for help first so i can get it in better terms then those damn instructions lol..

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  • virat77 Jan 05, 2009

    I've tried what the solution guy said and it still doesn't work. I have a DP-01 and am trying to transfer my 'good' music to my dp02. I export tracks, mono tracks onto my compter, burn it to a CD as wav files and insert the burned cd into the dp02 and it still wont read it. Tracks are mono and songs are stereo. I used audacity to break down the stereo tracks and it didnt work then either. My problem is that I dont have and dont want a computer, so I finally borrowed a computer and transfered the files throught the usb. I wish it was easier than this. I tried everything. I tried slower burn speads on my computer. I was thinking it was the type of cd, but Im pretty sure its compatible according to the maunual. I also tried using a different cd but it no luck. my next stop I think is to call tascam and ask.



  • lschwegler May 11, 2010

    How do you edit the .wav file to concert the stereo wav into 2 mono wavs. I attempted this, but wasn't successful in getting the file to show up on the TASCAM DP-02

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Hi,

You cannot rip a CD directly into the DP-02 using the unit's CD drive.

Your choices for doing what you want are:

1.) Rip the CD into .wav files onto your PC using ripper of your choice. Then you'll have to edit the resulting .wav file using a program like 'Audacity' (which is a free one) and convert the stereo wav files into 2 mono wav files. You'll have to save the mono files with dos 8.3 filenames and then import them into the DP02 using the instructions for importing wav files in the manual. To preserve the stereo, import each mono wav file to a separate adjacent track on the DP02 and then pan one left and one right.

2.) You could play the CD on a stereo and connect the stereo outs to the two inputs on the DP02 to record the CD track. You'll need patch cords which are RCA (mini phono 1/8" jack) to regular phono (1/4") to do this.

Cheers,
bd.

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The Tascam DP-02 has a CD Burner not a reader/Player.

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Burning Data disks with winXP "built-in" software (i.e. Dragging files to CD drive and "writing" to disk) didn't work for me.  Use Nero or maybe other good program to burn import data disks for DP01fx/cd!
Doesn't seem to matter what type of CD's you use either.  I did however elect to "finalize" disk after burning.  Does windows have an option for that?
Sure, files must be mono .wav files, 44kHz, 16bit, etc.  Easy convert with NGwave.

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