Question about Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack Recorder System
I've been trying to reload/update it with an update from the internet using the ISO formatted files. It will not let me do this. This I suppose may be due to the type of CD I am using, however I'm not sure that is the problem (operating system).
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Tascam 2488 Recorder
The 2488 has three effects types: “Mic” effects (compression, exciter, de-esser) you use while recording or insert into a channel; multieffects (distortion, amp model, modulation effects, delay, wah, etc.); and an internal send effect (reverb, delay, chorus, pitch shift, flanger, phaser, and gated reverb).
To add effects to an already recorded track you can assign the effect using the internal send loop for the channel and then bounce the track to print a copy of the track with the effect applied.
Posted on Jan 03, 2008
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.
Posted on Jan 03, 2008
SOURCE: TASCAM 2488 won't boot up..HELP!
reseat the HDD cables, just unplug them and blow on them to remove any dust or anything on the cables and the connectors and plug them back in, but first make sure it is unplugged from the socket and once it is press the power button to let all the power out of it so you don't shock yourself , i hope I was helpful and it solves your issue
Posted on Apr 10, 2008
The easiest way to record using an external Lexicon effects unit (without an external mixer) is to connect your mic onto one of the 2488's inputs and assign that input to a channel strip (track). You should have the 2488 sends (output) going to the Lexicon's inputs. Then connect the Lexicon outputs back into another set of inputs on your 2488 and assign those inputs to two empty channel strips (tracks).
Then you will have to take that channel that has your mic input assigned to it and press send and set the levels there to send the signal out the sends (to the Lexicon).
Now you have a channel strip assigned to the mic input which contains your dry signal, and you have the two inputs returning from the Lexicon which contains your wet or effected signal.
You then have some options. You can control the amount of effected signal you hear while recording by adjusting the faders of the two wet tracks and you can either record the dry signal or the wet signal (or both) onto separate tracks.
Typically when recording the singer will want to hear an effect (say reverb) on his voice, but the engineer wants to record only the dry track at recording time (because effects can always be added later, but they can't be taken out). To accomplish this you would use the setup above, but only arm the mic input track for recording. In this way the singer hears the reverb, but only the dry vocals get recorded and the engineer can add reverb to that track again later as desired (and mix it back with the dry vocal etc).
On the other hand if you want to record only the effected signal you would simply arm the two channels to which the inputs coming back from your Lexicon are assigned for recording. This will get you a recording of the effected signal only.
Hope this helps you do what you are trying to do.
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
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 !
Posted on Feb 25, 2009
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