Question about Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack Recorder System
I am trying to import WAV files from a Tascam HDR 2488 straight into Cubase SL because we don't have enough inputs into Cubase to record a drum kit with 5 mics. (My A level class have been doing drum kit recordings and have recorded five tracks simultaneously.) It imports the tracks ok but it appears to be cutting them off if there is any period of silence in the original recording. For example, when doing two complete takes of a piece on the same track, (one after the other so as to be able to keep both tracks), it exports the first one and the second appears to be missing if there is any silence between the first and second takes. Also, if the drummer stops during the recording because the drums take a break, the WAV file is cut short. When there is a gap in the song where the drums don't play for a few bars, the rest of the WAV file just isn't there. Any suggestions?
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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
SOURCE: owners manual for tascam 2488
Manuals for the 2488 can be found here:
2488mkII manuals are here:
Posted on Jul 08, 2008
SOURCE: Boot Problem in TASCAM 2488
Turning the power off with out going through the shut-down process will sometimes trash the hard drive making it un readable. To force format of hard drive hold down the shut down, send, shift and quick routing keys at the same time then turn power on. This will format the HD. When finished the display will show "Factory initalize complete" "please power off" NOTE you will lose every thing on the HD including the demo song.
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
You should always work in wav format if possible because there is a loss of quality with mp3 which is a compression format in which bits are lost in order to compress the file size.
There are a number of wav editors available which will allow you to load a stereo wav and then save it as a mono wav. The free one I use is called Audacity.
When working with FL or Reason I will sometimes import files to the Tascam, or I will take the outputs from my PCs sound card and line them into the tacams inputs and record them live. I only tend to do this with programs (like synths) where I am using an external midi keyboard and can play live what I want to record.
With basic drum pattern tracks I'll usually create them on the PC, save as wav, convert to mono, and then import to a track on the Tascam.
hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
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