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My DP-01FX will only record on 2 trax for each song, and that is with only one Assign. It won't use the other Assign at all,so what is the point of having 8 trax? and what am I doing wrong. This surely defeats the claim that it will be able to record at least 8 instruments, I would really like it to record at least 4 with added vocals but am I being too ambitios or am I just plain "Thick". Ple ase help me.

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Yes Guys, dementia and modern technology don't mix! Never take up computer orientated things when your over the driving age. Slept on it, and Yes! after recording every 2 trax, "You SAVE them!!" and that frees the Assign for another 2 trax, "SIMPLE?" Well any 6 year old could have pointed out that, but nowhere in the manual does it tell aging music buffs like me to do this. However there must be a glimmer of mental ability left that I could still work it out. So all aging Tascam portastudio users, remember, go into "Menu" and "SAVE" after each 2 trax that you record on. Hope this will help any other users. Bye from Billmacboy, and thank you for the interest and getting back to me.

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