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Hooking my tascam dp01 to the pc

I read the instruction manual on how to hook up my tascam dp01 to my pc but it said that it was unable to recognize what was in the usb port. Then i could not figure out how to put my songs from my tascam onto my pc so i can burn a cd,i did what the manual said and it is not very clear apparently because all of my files are gone! I'm sure they have to still be on there it has something to do with the partition, im sure, but i don't even know what that is. I am willing to re-record, so if someone could tell me step by step how to do this i would love you, and if yall know how to find my song files that would be amazing too. PLEASE HELP!

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  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2007

    i dont no how to get my songs to the computer

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2007

    I have the same problem every time i put the tascam in to the comp it say`s not recognisin it in the usb port how would i get it to recognise it?

  • GAS_Wyo Dec 10, 2007

    When I connect to the DP-01 the computer (Windows Vista) it is recognized immediately. I put a backing track in the WAVE file and confirmed it was there. HOWEVER, when I tried to import it from the active FAT partition there was nothing in the file. The DP-01 does not recognize it. I tried to make sure it was a WAV file, renamed it to 7 letters.WAV, reloaded it, etc. Still the DP-01 doesn't recognize it. Any ideas?

  • Mike Guitar Dec 30, 2007

    I'm trying to backup songs to my computer from a Tascam DP-01. I copied files to the FAT on the Tascam, then hooked up the USB cable. The computer did not recognize it.....apparently I don't have the proper USB device driver for Windows VISTA. Is there a driver for Vista? If so, where do I get it (is it free?) ??

  • craigf Mar 30, 2008

    My computer (windows vista) does not recognize the device

  • Anonymous May 10, 2008

    y sama gw jg gt mslhnya...plez deh!!!butuh jawaban bknnya di suruh comment

  • dorian mac May 17, 2008

    I was trying to partition my tracks in order to transfer them on to my PC, but accidently erased all my songs. Does anyone know of a way to retrieve these files. Please help me I don't want to re-record them, but if I have to I will, I hope there is a way.

  • Fixthisthing May 21, 2008

    I can't get windows to recognize my Dp-02cf. I copied the tracks to the FAT partition. Then plug in the USB cable, and open the USB connection. The unit says it is connected. Then I get a message from windows saying the "device has malfunctioned and windows does not recognize it." It does this on two different windows pcs. Any ideas?

  • Tenk Jun 12, 2008

    Hi there

    Yes I am having the same problem with my Tascam DP01. I managed to export 1 track from the mixing desk but when i went back to the tascam, all my files were gone?? I have had to re-record everything and now i have recorded more tracks and am a bit worried about trying to export again as I don't know what happened before and i'll be gutted if I wipe them off again. I hadn't pressed delete or anything!

    Also can you please recommend a mixing program (ie: Cubase) that I can use. My computer is windows vista (which doesn't seem to be compatible with anything I might add) and cubase doesn't seem to be uploading. It mentions something about a soundcard but wont even open. Is this right or would I need a more upto date music program as the cubase i have may be a bit old!

    Thank you

    Ceren (

  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2008

    My problem is more basic: I cannot get the thing to record and play back. the manual does not tell how to do this -or maybe it does, but I cannot get what it says to compoort with what I can understgand. Anyway, I am desperately seeking very basic instruction in how to use the thing, and I will pay $45 an hour cash for someone in the Washington DC area who aready knows how to use it , and can come to my house and teach me.

  • Dzo826 Nov 26, 2008

    I cant get my computer to reconize the dp-01 what can I do

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    bonjours j'ai le tascam dp-01 mais je ne peux pas l'utiliser j'ai vista que faut t'il faire s.v.p.



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The manual for this product isn't very well written at all. You should open the FAT partition on the DP-01 FIRST, BEFORE you connect the USB cable. If you do that, the PC will recognize the DP-01 without difficulty. If you follow the instructions in the manual, the PC will not recognize the DP-01!

Posted on Aug 04, 2008


Hey iv'e had similar problems as well but keep reading and you ll get it figured out.

Posted on Jul 14, 2008


I was wondering can you use the dp01 to record on the cpu daw or do you have to record onto the dp01 then transfer?

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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Please check your usb connections to make sure they are on tight, I spent an hour or more trying to find out if this Tascam recorder was compatible with Vista. My worked when I pushed in the USB cord on my computer and yes the vista then finds a driver to install for your new hardware and presto after it installs it comes up as DP-01 open up the wave file and your player will open up and play the song. Any questions you can email me at

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  • mikelfritz Oct 04, 2010

    Get the song set so you can play it back. Hit shift-in to set the begining position. Advance to the end of the song and hit shift-out to set the end point. Hit master so it blinks, then hit play record to master it. Go to menu -> wave -> export song. Menu -> disk -> usb open. Now attach it to the PC.


Banjohead and other guests : My first problem was I didn't read enough. First you record song/master. Then you export it. Then you must open TASCAM hard drive so it can be recognized by the PC (page 41 Open and Close). Then it will be recognized immediately.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

Hey i had the same problem u need u.s.b 2 or something like that because some computers have u.s.b. 1.5 or something wierd along those lines i fixed mine by plugging mine into the back of the computer in the usb port there.

Posted on Oct 02, 2007

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It will still work without USB 2.0... just slower when transferring files.

Bangyo:  Don't forget that you have to "export" your files first to the FAT drive.  The Tascam will then send your track(s) as .WAV files and will store them in the WAV folder on the DP-01 directory.  When recognized, the DP-01 simply shoes up as a removable disk, the same as a camera or MP3 player (for example).

Hope this helps.  Check out "exporting" in your manual.  It starts at the bottom of page 43. 

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    How do you save to the FAT partician?


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