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DP02- turning on an effect but not recording effect on track

Weird issue. When I enable an effect (for example, distortion), the sound I hear is the effected sound, I hit record, record the part (still hearing the effect). After the take I playback and it recorded the part WITHOUT the effect. Why? I turn on and off the effects, assign/unassign, etc. takes several tries and eventually it works. But I have no idea why it does this, nor do I have a solution. I have to test the track before I record a part or it'd be a waste of time. Anyone else have this issue? or a fix? Aside from that I love this machine. Had a 424 back in the day and this is almost as easy to use. And damn clean recordings.

thanx
Bill
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  • qq121q Sep 29, 2009

    I'll try it. It isn't consistent. It usually just works. Once in a while it doesn't....strange. thanx for the speedy reply though. Other than that I'm tascam all the way and love the results w this machine. I used to make some pretty good recordings from my old 424 too.


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You MIGHT try turning on the effect right after hitting record. It is possible that the record cancels the effects... I don't know if this is possible, but if it is, try it.

I can kind of see a technical reason they might do this.

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