So my song is done and ready to master..then write..then finalize and burn.. but when i press master it keeps saying trk too short. i set the in and out markers just like the manual says but still nothing. please someone, what am i doing wrong??? i wanna hear my cds
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Re: DP02 when mastering it says trk too short???????
CDs are formatted like any other format of digital audio. One of the restrictions of a CD's formatting is a track can be no shorter than 4 seconds. Usually this happens when there are tracks that were created as part of your project and were not recorded on. When you try to burn a CD, if one track is shorter than four seconds it will give you that message every time. This is because the standard gap between songs is usually three seconds. The CD burner's format requires it to check how many tracks there are (another limitation of the CD format is you can only put 99 tracks on a CD) so the burner reads every bit (literally bit) of audio for the gap between tracks. You must determine the length of every bit of audio on your program and make sure each track is longer than three seconds.
I have been mixing and mastering records on CD for ten years and I still get this problem. It happens to the best of us. Don't be frustrated. Remember a machine will only try to do what you tell it to do. It wont always tell you what you are doing wrong. It will only do what you tell it to do, or not, if it is impossible.
Go through every track in your project and examine how long each track is. Read your error message carefully. My burner will say "track 5 is too short". Check and double check. Make sure no track is shorter than four seconds. When you are confident you have corrected the problem. (delete all empty tracks) Then burn baby burn!
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You can download a manual from the tascam site for this model. as long as you pre-named your songs, they should show in the menu without mastering. You cannot burn any songs without mastering your songs first, however. They will not appear in the create cd section for this very reason. Record, master,burn.
It happens to me also ALL the time with mine. I have a 7 disc duplicator machine I do for weddings and special events. And it's a real pain and costly to have that come up when you need the project done soon. My solution is to change the brand on the master disc. Burn another copy of the master disc on your computer to another brand and then use that brand as the new "master" in the duplicator. (1 sollution)
"Target Overflow" basically means that either sometimes the master disc has too much information on it to burn than the disc you want to copy can hold, or sometimes a CD may be in by mistake instead of DVD. If you have a Dual layer DVD disc you want to make copies of and you only have the basic 4.7GB standard DVD blank disc..it's not enough storage space on the disc to burn so you will see that error also. It should really say "not enough space to burn) lol..but I guess that's asking too much.
Sometimes all is correct with the DVD size and it'll come up for no reason (usually the master disc is still spinning and hasn't stopped but you've already pressed the "Copy" button, it's not "ready" so an error of "target overflow" will come up)
I've had mine for 6 years so I've done alot of testing and trial and error to come to the above conclusions.
I find that these brands work for the best "thorough" burns.
The 2488 requires a start point and end point in order to master down. The start point, by default is zero (the beginning of the song) so you will NOT have to create one, HOWEVER, you MUST provide an end point. The end point is wherever you wish the song to end, so, roll the BIG wheel to the end of the song, then, press LOCATE SET and OUT simultaneously. You have just now marked your out point and thus it will master the whole song. NOTE: If your song is 4:23, then the out point will be/should be a bit longer (a second or two- or even more- that's up to you) than that depending on where the song/music actually begins after the zero mark, therefore, make SURE you roll the BIG wheel enough to encompass the WHOLE SONG. The counter will reflect the time/length as a result of how far you roll the wheel. I hope this helps. One last note, do ALL this at the MIXDOWN prior to MASTERING.
first set the in and out points of song make sure your holding down the shift key while setting in and out points.then pres shift key holding down on it pres master key it should start flashing.then pres record play.good luck
Phantom power should only be used with a condenser/ribbon mic. If you're using a dynamic mic (like the one in the photo) you don't need phantom power. Also I run my mics and instruments through a mixer, then into the unit. Also if you're mixing your masters at a low volume, the CD will play at a lower volume. Try mastering at as high a volume as possible, avoid clipping of course. But get it as loud as possible while mastering. Then the master copy should be louder. I have a DP02 and found out it needs decent monitors to mix and master. That's all I've got.
There's not really any magic fix to this as far as I'm aware. I usually don't burn CD's from my Tascam directly, but export the mix to the PC and do final touches and burn from there. I don't typically normalize though and the levels are what has come out of the Tascam. I do however use compression on many of the tracks (and sometimes on the whole mix) before exporting which will squash the peaks and lows together and thus give you an overall higher volume with your level meters peaking in the normal place you're used to.
There are other factors like EQ without which a mix can sound too loud and perhaps cause you to lower the levels when really things in the mix just need to be allowed to sit in different EQ bands.
Compression is the key though. Unfortunately even well recorded instruments and vocals naturally contain wide fluxuation in terms of lows and highs and these need to be smoothed out in order to obtain anywhere near the volume of a commercial CD. With compression alone the result may still fall short as the use of pro quality mastering effects can really make a world of difference to overall percieved volume as well.
I don't use my Tascam to create CDs for exactly the reasons you are asking about. I do a bounce mix to a couple of tracks and then export via usb to a PC for finalizing and CD creation there.
To answer your questions, you do always need to create a master first for each sermon on the DP-02 before you can burn it to a CD. You also have to finalize the CD to play it on other players.
Mastering as well occurs in real time, so it does take 60 minutes to create a master for a 60 minute recording.
As I don't burn from my Tascam, I didn't realize the burn time was so long though. I would have expected that to be faster for sure. I know my old 2488 MkI is supposed to burn at 4x and I believe the MkII burns at 8x. The DP-02 is newer than both and I would assume it would burn even faster.
Anyway, as I said you might wish to go the PC route. That way you can export the tracks without having to master them and burn them from the PC to CD at up to 40x (depending on the speed of your PC's burner).
Im Guessing Your Trying To Burn It Off Before Mastering It Which Means All The Tracks Between 1 And 10. First You Click Audio Cd Write/Play Then Select Disc At Once And Then It Should Guide You From There. I Hope This Helps www.Myspace.com/CrossRoadsToNowhere2007