Question about Music

Open Question

Tascam 246 and 424 mkII 4-track recorders


 Hi there,
 Stumbled across your post on the Tascam 414 whilst searching for a schematic for my 2 four tracks. I use them at home and in the studio for arranging etc. before going to 24 trks...they both have the same problem, as far as I can tell. The motors have deteriorated and run slow. 
 I took the 424's top off, disconnected the molex connectors that attach the mixer to the assembly and the ground, and started examining the "relay" (cassette part). When I manually move the belt, the cassette returns to the proper pitch for a moment, and then slows within a few seconds.
 Both of them play back super warbly, and I don't know if it's a belt or the motor itself...can these be replaced and do you know if Digikey, etc. has this part? If I can troubleshoot this then it will be instructive in my Optigan repair project (same issue--motor speed). 
Thanks,
M.O.

Posted by on

5 Suggested Answers

  • 10 Answers

SOURCE: Electronic drum kit, with USB out, problem

Sounds to me like you have the midi tracks outputting to the microsoft midi mapper or wavetable synth, which is built into the sound chip in your pc, and that this is conflicting with the mobilepre sound card - midi is just data, no audio, needs to drive some kind of synth. what you want to do is disable your internal sound card thru device manager, then just use the m-audio mobile pre as the input/output sound card in ASIO mode - you'll need to monitor via the headphone jack on the mobile pre or plug speakers into the line outs on the interface.

Then do tutorial 8 (in help files) on using soft synths - INSERT>SOFTSYNTHs creates a midi track and an audio track in a track folder.

Good luck.

The dude.

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

  • 4 Answers

SOURCE: reason as a sound module with the 8800

I have a boss 1600 and ive used it in the way that sounds similar to you situation.It sounds like you have overdubbed track 1 to next track.If you dont want to hear track 1 while rec. track 2 turn fader down, unless you have already recorded or overdubbed 1 to 2.You should be able to hear track 1 unless you turn fader down or cancel tracksound for the time being.track 1 swhould be heard but it wont be re-recorded youll only hear it unless you turn fader down.Thats how mine works anyway.It lets you hear it if you want but wont record until you song save or during bounce nd mixdown.Then you select the tracks and or the virtual track you want to use.Id try to undo or stat again and read about the overdubb in manual.Im sure youll figure it out.I cant hardly imagine what all that 8800 has and is capable of doing.But ive seen one and i think the midi devices work alot alike.Hope you get it.Praisehim316.

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

  • 5603 Answers

SOURCE: The click track on my TASCAM 2488 Mk 2 won't click

There is likely an amplitude setting (probably available in a menu) for the click. Make sure that is turned up.

Posted on Aug 28, 2009

  • 5603 Answers

SOURCE: On the VCI-100, My left jog wheel is slow/sticky.

I suspect this uses an optical pickup. You need to open the unit and look at the sensor. If it is an optical pickup, then use the canned air pressure to clean the area of dust.

If it happens to be a mechanical switch, then the mechanical encoder has to be replaced.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

  • 5603 Answers

SOURCE: boss micro br not converting all the tracks in the song to MP3

You have to "mix" the tracks to create a final work before saving the file.

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Can i translate tascam cc-222slmkii owners manual to spanish?


If it is strictly for personal use, I do not see why not, there are numerous translation programs that people could use and it would be no different in the end.

If you wanted to take it to market, that is a different matter- contact Tascam first and see if you can work something out with them so they can distribute it..

Jan 30, 2012 | Tascam CC 222SL MKII CASSETTE CD RW...

1 Answer

How to load music to a tascam 2488neo


I think if you had the manual you would know the answer.

Register and download the manual for free at audio.manualsonline.com

Search for "Tascam Portastudio 2488"

http://music.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/tascam/2488neo.html

Jan 11, 2011 | Tascam 2488mkii 24 Track Recording...

1 Answer

Where I found the Pan funcion?


Here is a link to the manual:http://www.tascam.com/products/2488mkii;9,16,109,19.html Go down to Resources, Documents. As far as I know you have to map your input to a track. If you want Stereo you have to use 2 tracks. The owners manual explains it better than I can here.

Aug 24, 2010 | Tascam 2488mkii 24 Track Recording...

1 Answer

Hi, why is it when I have finished mastering a song and record it on to the cd burner on my tascam 2488 mk2 it playsback so much lower that it sounds out of my monitors?


This is a common problem and I would recommend searching the forums on VSPLANET.com where they have all sorts of info and discussions about recording.

May 27, 2010 | Tascam 2488mkii 24 Track Recording...

1 Answer

How can i assign diferent effects to indivdual tracks?


It's tough. For all that TASCAM touts this is not a user friendly system. I find that assigning compression to one track, removes my reverb from every track. It seems only one effect can be used at a time, and that effect effects them all. Tascam sucks. Never again!

May 04, 2010 | Tascam 2488mkii 24 Track Recording...

2 Answers

Where can I get knobs for a Tascam 2488 MKII. Trim knobs


I get a CAUTION sign when I boot up that says:
Cannot Boot! Not Detect HDD Correctly. Please POWER OFF , and Check H/W..." Can anyone assit me with resolving this problem


Thanks
Scott

Feb 11, 2010 | Tascam 2488mkii 24 Track Recording...

2 Answers

The click track on my TASCAM 2488 Mk 2 won't click


There is likely an amplitude setting (probably available in a menu) for the click. Make sure that is turned up.

Jul 18, 2009 | Tascam 2488mkii 24 Track Recording...

1 Answer

When I plug the usb cable in to my computer and "open USB," it does not show up as a removable disk. I have used this function on the mkII many times before and this is the first time I have had a...


Hi I had exactly the same problem with my Macintosh, it worked fine until recently but suddenly stopped working. As a matter of fact it is probably due to a compatibility issue of the USB driver after a recent software update of MacOSX drivers. Fortunately I have an old Macbook pro with an old version of MacOSX and the Tascam showed up immediatly and USB worked fine. Therefore, if ou can downgrade your USB driver it might solve the problem.

Jul 08, 2009 | Tascam 2488mkii 24 Track Recording...

2 Answers

Control midi program sampletude


The Tascam has no midi In,Out or Thru so the answer is No.

Apr 21, 2009 | Tascam 2488mkii 24 Track Recording...

1 Answer

The unit will not boot up.


Hi Jerry, I had that same message come up and like you I hadn't used the mkii that much...I was able to reach a tech at tascam and he gave me the following advice and it should reset the unit;.


Here's what he said to do; first you power off and then you hold down the following buttons;

quick rout button....shift button....send button...and the shut down button.....while holding down these 4 buttons turn on your unit.....when it says initialize..let go and hopefully it will reset....

Hope this helps JP

Jan 09, 2009 | Tascam 2488mkii 24 Track Recording...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Music Logo

Related Topics:

468 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Music Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

71672 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

14745 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

101580 Answers

Are you a Music Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...