Question about Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack Recorder System

1 Answer

GENERAL QUESTION HELLO, I HAVE THE TASCAM 2488 MK2, AND I KNOW THAT IT HAS WHAT IS CALLED ''LOOP EFFECTS'', BUT I CANT SEEM TO FIND OUT HOW TO CREATE THE LOOP..A REPEATING LOOP THAT WILL PLAY OVER AND OVER AGAIN TO AN ASSIGNED TRACK BY ITSELF, SO THAT I DONT HAVE TO KEEP PLAYING THROUGH THE WHOLE SONG.. COULD YOU TELL ME IF THIS FEATURE IS ON HERE,AND IN WHAT FUNCTION WOULD I FIND IT??.................THANKYOU

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 189 Answers

Hi,

I believe what Tascam means by the 'effect loop' on the 2488Mk2 is simply a send loop within the device which internal effects can be set on (vs. a the 'send loop' which exists when you send a track out the sends, through an external effect device, and then back through one the the 2488 inputs). This effect loop is sent to the stereo bus as well as the bounce sub mix.

To use the internal effects in this way you'd select a track with the 'select' button for the track (or you can do multiple tracks by repeating this process for each track one at a time). Then press the send button and on the top of the screen you'll see the effects loop. Just set your send there to 100 or so and that track will be sent to the internal effect loop and be affected by whatever single effects you have turned on. To print these tracks with effects you can either premaster or create a bounce mix. Just make sure you mute any tracks you don't want in a bounce because a bounce will record anything which is on the stereo bus.

(See page 42 in your manual for Tascam's explanation for using the single effect and page 58 for how to create a bounce submix).

Hope this helps.

bd.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

MY PC wont recognize my Tascam Portastudio device2488, i have Vista


Tascam 2488:
I use Vista and my 2488 MK1.

When you plug in the USB cable from the 2488 into your Vista PC, Vista will always say 'not recognised'.
You do not need any PC drivers for the 2488. On the Tascam 2488, go to 'Menu', then 'Disk', then 'USB Open/Close', then click 'Yes'.
On your PC the 2488 will appear as a new hard drive in the 'Computer' folder, called HDR2488.
You'll see three folders in there: WAVE, SMF and BACKUP.
Use the WAVE folder to import and export WAV files, the SMF folder to import midi files to the 2488, and the BACKUP folder is where you can import and export Backup files to and from the 2488.
Hope this helps!

May 09, 2012 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

1 Answer

Also the tuner does not come up on my 2488


Re: Tascam 2488Hold down the 'SHIFT' button, and press the 'Tuner' button to get the tuner on screen. Press 'Home' to exit the tuner

Mar 30, 2012 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

1 Answer

Using effects


You can download all of the manuals and guides for the Tascam 2488 for free at this address:
http://tascam.com/product/2488/downloads/
If you believe your machine is broken you will need to contact Tascam directly and they will direct you to an authorized service station:
http://tascam.com/contact/repair/

Mar 01, 2011 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

1 Answer

Recording stops and recorder freezes with tascam 2488mk2


this has happened to me too- with different system error codes also not referred to at all in manual !!! i don't know of solution- and have lost the current recording session by having to just turn the device off and hope for the best... i plan on contacting tascam after this project is complete since my unit is still under warranty - GOOD LUCK out there

Jun 21, 2009 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

1 Answer

Neo drums ?


No the neo does not have the built-in drum patterns/drum machine like the origial grey 2488 did. It was abandoned for the 2488 MkII which was the intermediate model and hasn't reappeared. I create drum patterns either using an external machine recorded in real time to a track on the my 2488 or create a drum pattern on the PC which I save as a mono wav and import to a track on the 2488.

Jun 03, 2009 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

1 Answer

No effects


Internal effects, press 'SELECT' then press 'SEND' then, depending on which type of effect you want, press 'SINGLE' or 'MULTIPLE' & scroll up or down.

May 17, 2009 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

1 Answer

Tascam 2488 mk2


The only thing to try would be to locate the contrast knob next to the screen (near lower right of screen) and turn it to see if the picture gets better. I have the Mk1 which has a green screen, but I find that one is only visible when the contrast knob is pretty much exactly on center.

If that doesn't do it, I would begin to suspect a loose connection behind the LCD screen. You could probably remove the cover and locate the connector yourself, but depending on how old your 2488 is doing so might effect the warranty.

Cheers.

bd.

Nov 01, 2008 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

1 Answer

How do I connect effects rack (Lexicon) to Tascam 2488 MK 2?


I've got a Lexicon too and I love the thing.

To use the Lexicon as a 'send effect' (which is what it is) you'll need to connect the effect sends from the back of the 2488 to the inputs on your Lexicon. Then connect the outputs from the Lexicon into two inputs on the 2488. Then assign those inputs to tracks.

You've got to select the previously recorded track(s) where you want to add reverb or other effects (by pressing the select key) and then press the 'send' key to get into the 'send effect' screen. Here you can adjust the amount of signal is sent from that channel to either of the effect sends (typically you might want to send one track of a stereo set of tracks out eff 1 and send the other track out eff 2).

Pre, post or off will determine whether the fader affects the signal being sent or not and the loop setting on the top of this screen is for the internal effects.

Once you've got this set up the way you want you just arm the tracks where the Lexicon output is coming into the 2488 for recording, mute whatever you don't want to hear and you can bounce record the raw signal through the Lexicon and record (print) the effected signal on the tracks you've armed.

Hope this helps.

bd.

Aug 30, 2008 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

1 Answer

Mic effects


The short answer is that you'd use the multi effect (or one of the 4 mic effect) to one channel for effecting your mic input. Reverb should be added later using the single effect. You'd send the already recorded track to the send effect and then return it to another track and 'print' it using a bounce. 'Send' sends the signal to the effect and returnsit to the mix bus. So to add reverb to a track you'd send that track to the single effect after configuring the reverb effect the way you'd like it, and then make sure all of the other are turned down and record it to an open track during a bounce.
The single effect is what would be referred to as a 'send effect' and is designed to be used at mixdown or during a bounce. In the 2488 the single, aux and send effects are all 'send effects'. These take an existing sound and change it. Examples are reverb, chorus, delay, phaser and flanger. The internal effects on the 2488 can be used or external sound processors can be fed with the sends and returned to inputs on the 2488.
The 2488's multi-effect, as well as the mic x4 effects are 'insert effects' to be used on the input signal when recording. Examples of insert effects are compression, expansion, gating, limiting and distortion.
You can send all channels (or multiple channels) to the same effect send, but they all must be sent to the same effect (or chain of effects) at once. You cannot for instance send channels 1,2 and 5 to one send effect and 3 and 4 to another at once. You'd have to do something like that in two seperate operations.
Insert effects cannot be shared among channel strips. Each sound source needs its own insert effect. The 2488 has one multi-effect box which acts like an effect chain on one channel or 4 mic effects which can be assigned to 4 mic inputs at once. Each input assigned uses one of the mic effects up (a stereo pair will use 2) of the available 4.
The main thing to remember is that there are the 2 different effect types. Sends are for adding something to the signal like reverb, chorus, delay, phase shift, flange (on the 2488 these are the single effect and the aux send effects) while insert effects act on the signal modify or subtract from it (compression, gate, limiter, distortion).

Hopefully this helps. I know it can be quite confusing starting out.

bd.

Jun 26, 2008 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

2 Answers

Tascam 2488 Recorder


if the multitrack doesnt have built in effects you need to but an extrenal vocal effects processor that you can wire up to it. try lexicon products, they offer really good realistic vocal effects rack units.

Dec 26, 2007 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack Recorder System Logo

265 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Tascam Audio Players & Recorders Experts

Sam Palermo
Sam Palermo

Level 3 Expert

1252 Answers

John
John

Level 2 Expert

509 Answers

 Grubhead
Grubhead

Level 3 Expert

4852 Answers

Are you a Tascam Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...