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I have tascam 788 and cdrw788 burner. I try to burn a song to disk, and during "writing to cd" process, i get "in panic" message. it is hooked up properly because it has worked before. i have successfully burn songs before. I get 'in panic" message, start over, get it again, start over and sometimes it works most of the time it dosent. i get same message when i try to export WAV files. PLEASE HELP!

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When I try to burn a CD on my TASCAM 788 Portastudio I get message "IN PANIC" at the very end of the process. What can I do?


If it's coming from where I think it is, not much... In Linux OS (which is free), when it's kernel crashes, it advises the user by "Kernel Panic". Usually these devices are built on a free software base, then whatever routines are needed to support the 'non-standard' hardware on the platform.

Bottom line is that there is either a hardware/software problem. I suggest you find out who makes the device and see if you can get help from them (via the web, "http://tascam.com/product/788/"). The only other approach is to start changing out hardware. You could start with the CD that you are using. Just try to get a 'like' device, which responds to the command that it uses. You can get it's model number and search for replacements.

I don't know what kind of help you will get, since the page at tascam stated it "has been discontinued". It is still a good starting place. With just the product, I found a list of items, such as FAQs and PDF files for it or like items. Might try and find one of these that has the word "panic" in it.

Best of luck.

Jack

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Need manual for cd-rw788 burner


Where can I get a manual for a tascam cd-rw 788 burner ?

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How to download from the Tascam 788 to the CD Burner?


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

Chapter 8

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Is there a good tutorial avail? I lost all my music trying to create a cd without finalizing or mastering!!!! Panic took over and i rushed to undo without fully understanding what i did exactly. No...


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.

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Its says write error when I go to burn a avi file onto a dvd disc


Is the AVI file less than 4.7 GB in size?

Does the "write error" happen more than once?

Did it happen only with one "blank" disk?

Can you select some other file, and successfully write it to a disk?

How many seconds after clicking "start burn process" does it take before you get the error-message?

After getting the "write-error", look at the disk.
Does it appear that anything has been burned onto the disk?

If you put the disk into some other DVD-reader, is it still reported as 'blank" ?

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I have always been using Nero burn software with my LG GSA-2166D DVD RW. Now I bought Nero Multimedia Suite 10. No any writing process has been successful. I have since yesterday spoiled 10 DVD's....


speed of source data is too slow = the hard disk cannot deliver the data fast enough and the burning process stops; this is a sign of a severely fragmented file system and very charged background processes: defragment your hard disk, stop using other programs when burning a disk and use 8X as a recording speed.
 Track Following Error = the laser head in the burner is no longer capable of following the track it has itself burned - the lens is dirty, clean it.

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CD burner won' finlize process. Will initialize the burn, write the songs, but when it is finishing, it cancels process and spits out the disk. Please help!


hi there,

it sounds to me as though you are suffering from Buffer underrun. I would like to suggest that you attempt burning at a slower speed, maybe 16x or even 12x.

Kindest regards,

Ste

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Tascam 788


Hi,

Sorry to hear about your problem. A number of things could cause this error to appear including bad sectors on the hard drive (which will require a reformat).

Two things you can check though before getting into replacing or reformatting the drive (which will erase all of your data) are 1) Make sure the power adapter hasn't failed. A bad or incompatible adapter won't provide enough power to the drive when it tries to spin up and could cause this error. You can try a replacement after-market adapter but you'll have to match the specs in the manual. 2) You can open up the 788 and inspect the two wires connecting the disk drive to the motherboard. One is power and the other will be an IDE ribbon cable. If either is loose that could be the cause of your problem.

If you do determine that the drive is bad you'll need to remove the drive, hook it up to a PC and reformat it there. Then reinstall it in the 788 which will upon bootup automatically reformat it again with Tascam's proprietary disk format. You can optionally replace the drive. I believe Tascam's site has a list of drives which are compatible with the 788. Reformatting (or replacing) the drive will obviously cause all of your data to be lost, but should get your 788 working again (if a bad format was the problem).

One thing of note if the drive format being bad turns out to be the problem is that Firmware versions 1.07 and below have a bug which can cause bad sectors to corrupt the drive after delete operations. If you have a firmware version which is 1.07 or below you should upgrade to a newer revision or you'll risk corrupting the drive again in the future. You can get the upgrade and instructions on how to apply it here: http://www.tascam.com/products/788;9,16,132,19.html

Best of luck and hopefully it's just a loose connection or a bad power adapter.

bd.

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Tascam 788


The 788 can be used to play music from a SCSI attached CD-RW drive, but the record (and all other mixing functions) are disabled so you are not able to record the CD output onto a track using the SCSI attached drive.

Your options are:

1.) Rip tracks files from the CD onto you PC as wav files. You'll have rip (or later convert) those files to mono 16 or 24 bit wav files at 44.1kHz, use the old dos 8.3 naming convention for the filenames, and them burn them onto a CD-R or CD-RW as data files which can then be taken and imported into the 788.

2.) Play the CD through with an external CD player or stereo and route the output into an input on the 788. Assign the input to a track and record. Be careful to use a line level output, like an aux out (or try the CD player's outputs directly into the 788) if you are using a stereo. Avoid using a speaker output as the signal from a speaker output will be too strong and can damage the 788.

Hope this helps.

Cheers.

bd.

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Unfortunately it's pretty much impossible to get a recording to sound like anything produced commercially these days without using lots of compression. Your burned CD problems might be the result of a faulty burner on your DP01-FX/CD. I have a 2488 and I still export all my mastered songs as wav files and burn them onto disc using my PC just because of the flexibility on the PC and you can control settings better which can cause disc burning problems (not to mention that the burner is newer and faster on my PC).

If you don't want to work on a PC you could look into replacing the burner in your Tascam. It is similar to replacing a PC's burner and the either the Tascam site and/or the Tascam Forum should be able to provide you with the specs and a list of compatible CD burners.

To get the final product to sound louder you could invest in an external compressor (a good used one should run you less than $100). You'll have to use the DP01's send loops to route a bounce of the stereo mix out to the compressor and then route the result back into the DP01 inputs and record on a couple of free tracks.

Hope this helps.

Cheers

bd.

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