Question about Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack Recorder System

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On the Tascam 2488 Digital Portastudio, how do you activate the Compression on just one (1) track? The way I'm doing it now, it's either "on" or "off" and it compresses ALL tracks.

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  • gpucheu Apr 22, 2009

    Thanks for the quick response. Not sure I understand completely, but will print out answer and try later.

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Press micx4 key then select key of the imput track 
this will show the mic effect screen
press select or input key for the track or input channel to assign the mic effect
the mic effect screen for the channel appears 
press yes/enter 
the mic effect library opens
use left/right key to toggle between factory presets user presets or save preset
use the dial to select the effect you want to load
press yes/enter

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You need to select the single track, and then associate to the effect, probably you are sending the whole channel to effect or


1. Press SINGLE to pull up the effect window.
2. Press ENTER in this window to see a list of effect
programs you can choose from. Use the DATA
WHEEL to scroll through the programs and press
ENTER to choose one.
3. Press the SELECT button above one of your
tracks, then press SEND (to the right of the
STEREO fader.)
4. Use the CURSOR buttons to select the Loop
Level and turn the DATA WHEEL to increase
the amount of signal being sent to the effect.
You can also send the channel to Effect 1 and
Effect 2 if you have external effects processors you
can connect to these outputs.

You can also add different effects or multieffect in the same way (eg. flanger-compressor to get an Eddy Van-Halen guitar style).

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

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Page 40 of the DP01FX manual will explain using the USB connection and page 43 details the steps for performing a USB export.

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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.

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

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Link to the updated Tascam 2488 manual:
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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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http://tascam.com/details;8,16,5,19.html
That is the link to download the manual in pdf format.

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