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Tascam 2488 channel faders 1-5 are linked to channel 8. Not stereo linked. updated software, gone through manual dvd etc. can you help please.

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Second set your Main Mix fader: far right faders to 0. Then, the channel your microphone is on bring up the fader and you should start hearing some of your vocal through the monitors.
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I know you can that you can change this by simply hooking up a scan tool for specific year. There are language options accessible for situations like this. Here is a sample of what can be changed using VAG 5052 or equivalent scanners.

  • 0?xxxxx: Model
    • 1 = Lamborghini
    • 2 = Audi A3 (8P)
    • 3 = Audi A4 (8E)
    • 4 = Audi A4 Cabriolet (8H)
    • 5 = Audi A6 (4B)
    • 6 = Audi TT (8J)
    • 7 = Audi R8 (42)
  • 0x?xxxx: Treble Speaker Monitoring inactive
    • 0 = Front Treble Speaker Monitoring inactive active (NOT Audi A4 Cabriolet)
    • 1 = Front Treble Speaker Monitoring inactive inactive (ONLY Audi A4 Cabriolet)
  • 0xx?xxx: Sound Characteristic
    • 0 = Sound Characteristic linear
    • 1 = Audi A4 (8E)
    • 2 = Audi A6 (4B)
    • 3 = Audi A4 Cabriolet (8H)
    • 4 = Audi TT (8J)
    • 5 = Audi A3 (8P)
    • 9 = Sound System
  • 0xxx?xx: Telephone/Telematic
    • 1 = Telephone not installed (Remote Feed Voltage for Microphone active)
    • 2 = Base Plate (Temic - Remote Feed Voltage for Microphone inactive)
    • 3 = Base Plate (Cullmann - Remote Feed Voltage for Microphone inactive)
    • 4 = Base Plate (Nokia - Remote Feed Voltage for Microphone inactive)
    • 5 = Telematic Europa (Remote Feed Voltage for Microphone inactive)
    • 6 = Telematic US (Remote Feed Voltage for Microphone inactive)
    • 7 = Base Plate diagnostic capable with Comfort Control
  • 0xxxx?x: Equipment I
    • 1 = Tuner not installed
    • 2 = Digital-Radio installed
    • 3 = Satellite-Radio installed
    • 4 = Satellite and Digital-Radio installed
    • 5 = Analog Input (AUX) installed
    • 7 = Satellite-Radio & Analog Input (AUX) installed
  • 0xxxxx?: Equipment II
    • 1 = TV-Tuner/CD-Changer/Multi-Function Steering Wheel not installed
    • 2 = TV-Tuner installed
    • 3 = CD-Changer installed
    • 4 = TV-Tuner and CD-Changer installed
    • 5 = Multi-Function Steering Wheel installed
    • 6 = TV-Tuner and Multi-Function Steering Wheel installed
    • 7 = CD-Changer and Multi-Function Steering Wheel installed
    • 8 = TV-Tuner and CD-Changer and Multi-Function Steering Wheel installed

Adaptation Channel 001: Tire Circumference The tire circumference is beeing adapted in "mm".

Channel 002: Wheel Pulse The wheel pulse describes the amount of wheel pulses per revolution.
If value 0 is entered the system calibrates automatically itself after several kilometers and inputs a value.

  • 43 = Audi A3 (8P) / Audi TT (8J)
  • 45 = Audi A4 (8E)

Channel 003: Language (Screen)
  • 0 = German
  • 1 = English (UK)
  • 2 = French
  • 3 = Italian
  • 5 = Spanish
  • 6 = Portuguese
  • 7 = English (UK)

Channel 004: Back-Up Camera
  • 0 = Back-Up Camera not installed
  • 2 = Back-Up Camera installed

Channel 005: Speed Threshold (Video Input)
  • 0 = max. 0 kph or 0 mph
  • 1 = max 5 kph (Standard for Europe)

Channel 007: Options Channel 008: Volume Characteristic Channel 010: Region
  • 0 = Europe/North America
  • 1 = Australia/South America
  • 2 = South Africa

Channel 011: Language (Speech Recognition)
  • 0 = German
  • 1 = English
  • 2 = French
  • 3 = Italian
  • 5 = Spanish

Channel 018: Start Screen The start screen setting has to correspond with the control module coding, e.g. a S3 start screen doesn't work with an A4 coding.

  • 0 = Standard Start Screen
  • 1 = Audi S3 Start Screen
  • 2 = Audi S4 Start Screen
  • 3 = Audi RS4 Start Screen
  • 4 = Audi TT Start Screen
  • 5 = Audi R8 Start Screen

Channel 065: Read Test Channel 066: Self Test Channel 067: CD/DVD Drive
  • 000 - Normal/Eject-Button enabled
  • 001 = Eject CD/DVD (will not be saved)
  • 255 = Eject-Button disabled/locked (Anti-Theft-Protection)

Channel 068: Screen Test Values will not be saved, they only act as initiation for each Test Picture.

  • 0 = No Test Picture
  • 1 = Test Picture: Red
  • 2 = Test Picture: Green
  • 3 = Test Picture: Blue
  • 4 = Test Picture: White
  • 5 = Test Picture: Black
  • 6 = Test Picture: Checkerboard
  • 7 = Test Picture: Checkerboard (inverted)
  • 8 = Test Picture: 64 Gray Scales (vertical Bars)
  • 9 = Test Picture: Special

Channel 069: Display Mechanism
  • 000 = Display closed
  • 001 = Display open
  • 200 = Display half open (Obstacle)
  • 255 = Position undefined

Channel 070: Display Brightness
  • 0 = 0% Brightness (Display OFF)
  • 1 = 20% Brightness
  • 2 = 40% Brightness
  • 3 = 60% Brightness
  • 4 = 80% Brightness
  • 5 = 100% Brightness

Channel 099: Transport Mode Only applies to models without Gateway/Diagnostic Interface for Databus.

  • 0 = Transport Mode inactive
  • 1 = Transport Mode active

Channel 111: Reset
  • To perform a system reset/restart save 1 as new value.

Channel 114: FM Frequency
  • Range: 875...1080

Channel 117: Signal Test (Output)
  • 0 = Fader Center & Balance Center
  • 1 = Fader Front & Balance Left
  • 2 = Fader Front & Balance Right
  • 3 = Fader Rear & Balance Left
  • 4 = Fader Rear & Balance Right

Channel 136: Driver Position
  • RNS-E Basic
    • 03226 = Left-Hand-Drive (LHD)
    • 02632 = Right-Hand-Drive (RHD)
  • RNS-E High/US
    • 00005 = Left-Hand-Drive (LHD)
    • 00013 = Right-Hand-Drive (RHD)

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