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Don't know how to Pre-Master or Burn to CD, please help me!

I've had the tascam 2488 Portastudio for 2 years now. I have the manual but I just can't get it to pre-master in order to burn to cd. I'm used to working with the Korg D16 Digital Recording Studio which is a lot easier. I've been recording on the 2488 and running the final mix into the D16 for cd burning. Can someone tell me in the simpliest form how to proceed in using the mastering and cd burning of the Tascam 2488. I know it's probably very easy. It's something I'm not doing correct I'm quite sure. The manual is crazy, or maybe I am. Thanks! Name: Don Q e-mail: mayja77@hotmail.com or dprolyfic1@yahoo.com

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  • fnawesomewes Dec 28, 2007

    After I set the start and end to the final song, i'll go to premaster and it takes me to the song and just sits there. after i hit play, itll play through the song and then appear to be frozen.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    I have a 2488mk11 I have 2 tracks I would like to Pre-master .

  • creekside69 May 11, 2010

    I have a 2488, after I record my tracks I would like to mix the tracks to hear my song playable in a car stereo, how do i do this on the 2488?



    Thanks David

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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

  • Dave Hart Jan 04, 2008

    Hey Don,

    Glad to have helped.

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I have a 2488 I can not get a past the pre-master any tips

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Thanks for the help!
I eventually figured it out and it turned out i had trouble with pushing the play button and record button at the same time.
thanks,
wes

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Thanks Boston Dave, it worked. I really appreciate your expertise. Don Q: concerning the Tascam 2488.

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