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Altering the tempo of a song after recoding

Can you tell me whether the 2488HDCD MK11 is able to speed up (slightly at least) a finished song before burning it to CD?
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Re: altering the tempo of a song after recoding - Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack Recorder System Home Theater Systems

Not as far as I'm aware.

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Real musicians do change tempo throughout a song, so its not necessarily a bad thing. As long as you like the sound it doesn't matter if you don't stick rigidly to a fixed tempo. Unfortunately you won't be able to fix the tempo after the initial recording so you'll have to live with it or re-record. If you need a click track to record along to, try recording yourself hitting drum stick together along to the already recorded track. As a human you can track small tempo changes much easier than a computer. If you need to create a count in, just copy and paste a section of this click track to the start of the track. I hope this makes sense!

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Tascam Digital recording is an effective solution for broadcast-quality home recordings. The Tascam 2488 is a user-friendly tool and useful for home recording situations, especially when writing songs or cutting demos. It even has bus compression and processing for your final mix to give it that "mastered" feel. There are other recorders as well.

  1. Learn your gear. The Tascam 2488 DAW offers 24 discrete channels that can be recorded at up to 24-bit resolution. 16 tracks can be recorded simultaneously, via eight XLR balanced inputs and eith 1/4-inch unbalanced inputs. There are several high-quality built-in effects, such as reverb, delay, modulation, compression and a great tool for guitarists: amp and effect modeling. So you can simply plug directly into the console and get live amp tones.
  2. Record or program the rhythm tracks. Most Tascam products offer a large library of built-in drum loops to construct rhythm tracks, so you don't even need live drums just to get a song down. You can designate the tempo of your song from the transport located on the right side of the console; this is where you would use a variety of buttons to make edits, undo or redo and automate punch-ins
  3. Record your base rhythm instrument. Let's say a rhythm guitar. There is a dedicated guitar input located on the front of the console, and once you're plugged in you can use the aforementioned amp modeling features to dial up a sound.
  4. Record the remaining track or tracks. This could include bass, vocals, keyboards, horns or any other instrument. The process is always the same. Arm the track you wish to record on, hold in record and hit play, and the machine begins to record whatever you are playing. When you're done, hit stop. If you want to undo what you recorded, simply hit the undo button.
  5. Repeat these steps on any other instrument you want to record. Plug a microphone into one of the first eight XLR inputs, the first 4 of which have phantom power for studio condenser microphones, arm a track and record.

  • If you need to punch-in a section, you can automate it by dialing up the time in the song you wish to replace using the auto punch function. When you enable this and choose the time in the song you wish to record over, once you hit record and play it'll start the track a few seconds before where it begins the punch-in and it will only go into record when it reaches the designated time stamp.
Do not rush. Proper recording takes time and patience.

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I have a 2288 mk11 and I dont get how to set the in and out to edit songs? can you help please

Just use the transport buttons (Play, FF or REW) to navigate to the spot in the song where you'd like to set you IN, OUT or TO point and then with the transport stopped press shift and the corresponding key (either IN, OUT, or TO). You'll see a SET IN (or SET OUT or SET TO) message appear on the screen to show that the point has been set.

These points then apply to all tracks.

When you go to edit you'll be prompted for which track to apply the edit to before you commit the edit. For instance during a COPY edit the 2488 will prompt you for which track to copy from and which track to copy to allowing you to copy a section from between the IN and OUT points to the TO point on the same track, or to copy the section to the TO point on another track.

After setting the IN, OUT or TO point, pressing any of those buttons alone with take you to that point in the song.

You can also edit where the points are set by setting a new one. The last one you set will become the new IN, OUT or TO point.

When mastering (or premastering) the IN point is automatically set to the beginning of the song and you'll have to just set the out point in the same way as described above.

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