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Problem with Tascam 2488

O.K. I know that am about to come up on the end of all the recorded songs I can record so how come I can't get the 2488 to go back to the begining in song space 1 or 2 or any of them to start recording on the spaces again? What I am not understanding in the manual?

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On my tascam 2488 neo, ive recorded a song that is 2min16sec. i set my in at zero and out at 2min23. i hit mixdown and then try to hit play and record and the record button will not light up or actually...


I think if you had the manual you would know the answer to the last question.

Tracks must be a minimum of 4 seconds long (page 118)

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

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Export time on TASCAM 2488 is really long, exporting over 7000MB to FAT, takes 2 hours?


I've never transferred a file that large myself yet, but some song files I have transferred do take upwards of an hour and I agree, that's a long time. To not notice so much, what I've come to do is first, take a well deserved break, or even work on the computer end of things ie: song organizations, really anything I can use that 'down time' for which will help make me more productive and/or organized. as the 2488 needs lots of organizational skills going on in one's head. Or, as I suggested at the outset- just take a break from it all as recording does tend to get long in the tooth after a while. Maybe even read the manual- as boring as THAT is, it has certainly helped me...some..seriously!

Mar 08, 2010 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

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How do you get back to songs previously recorded?


Turn on the 2488. SONG then LOAD then you should see a list of your songs on the screen. If you do not, they MAY be (some or all) on a different partition. See the manual concerning the partitions and how to get to them as it is a simple matter.

Hope this helps.

Apr 07, 2009 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

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Tascam 2488


Hi,

You'd plug the XLR connection into any of the first four inputs on the 2488 (labelled a to d). This is a dynamic mic so you don't need phantom power and should make sure your phantom power switch is off (out) on the 2488. You'd then assign the input you've chosen to a track, arm the track for recording, turn up the input level for that input to test the signal level, and record away by pressing record and play together.

Hope this helps.

bd.

Nov 02, 2008 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

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Play and Record button not working


I have the same problem with all three of my Tascam 2488 MKII's.
It's a software problem and starts to show up when the harddisk gets full.

Backup your song files ( something you have to do anyway ) and then reformat the entire hard disk.
Then restore the songs you were working on lately.

Before doing this rather huge task, you can copy your latest song to another partition and go on with this copy.
This is only a provisional solution.

Hope this helps !
Best regards

Jan 24, 2008 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

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Don't know how to Pre-Master or Burn to CD, please help me!


Don Q -

This answer assumes you have the 2488 mkI and not the newer mkII because the process may differ slightly on the mkII.

To premaster you first have to set an out point for the end of your pre-master (the start point is always zero). Go to the 'Audio CD' menu item and choose 'pre-master' under that. You'll see the word 'mastering' appear in the top left of the screen to let you know you've entered mastering mode. Make sure you have the tracks unmuted that you want to mix into the pre-master and have all of your eq, panning, etc set the way you want. Then hit record and play. The pre-master records to a stereo pair of dedicated internal tracks. You can redo the premaster as many times as you like which will overwrite those internal premaster tracks. You can clone the premastered tracks to a stereo pair of tracks, export them as waves or burn them to a CDR.


fnawesomewes - You have to press record and play to record your premaster.

Dec 07, 2007 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

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I can't figure out how to record on 8 tracks at the same time.


Link to Tascam 2488 documents page:
http://tascam.com/Products/2488_downloads.html

Individual Items as Listed:

Link to the Tascam 2488 product brochure:
http://tascam.com/Products/2488/2488_bro.pdf

Link to the Tascam 2488 application guide:
http://tascam.com/Products/2488/2488_AppGuide.pdf

Here's the link to the Tascam 2488 quick start guide:
http://tascam.com/Products/2488/2488_quickstart.pdf

Link to the updated Tascam 2488 manual:
http://www.tascamcontractor.com/ftp_resour...w_additions.pdf

Link to the Tascam 2488 manual additions:
http://www.tascamcontractor.com/ftp_resour...e_additions.pdf

Link to the Tascam 2488 MIDI Parameter Mapping
http://www.tascamcontractor.com/ftp_resour...ontrol_v0.2.pdf

Link to TASCAM 2488 Hi-Res images:
http://www.tascamcontractor.com/ftp_resour...488_images.html

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