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2488 Mk 1.

I just purchased a 30 month 2488 Mk1 s/hand.The seller hasn't used it for quite a while,and has said it was working fine..it appears that the stop button doesn't do anything,also,with a guitar in there is input on the meters but nothing thru the monitor..except when using the tuner.all I've done is to delete the existing songs.Is there a total reset option thru a combination of buttons?Thanks in advance..Mike ...Oxford UK.

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  • Drizabonio Feb 27, 2008

    Thanks for the reply,as you rightly point out the stop button seems to just be dirty or something,if you press it quite firmly it operates,but cleaning would be the obvious first step,as for the other issues,I seem to have those more under control,the manual seems to be a bit curious,to say the least..But I have taken to checking other forums as well,and there seems to be far more information out there than I would have imagined.again,thanks for the reply and many thanks from jolly ol' Oxford(the original one)

    yours Mike..

  • vandyke Sep 07, 2008

    Is there any danger of messing up my Tascam 2488 if I remove the cover to see if the stop button is dirty? Because I have just developed the same problem. My 2488 dosen't stop when I push the stop button PLUS if I press rewind and the stop button at the same time it returns to zero and starts to play from the beginning instead of just stopping like it used to do. What do I do HELP!!! This one of my main pieces of recording equipment.

    Thanks. Thomas - anotherapproachmusic@yahoo.com

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Hi Mike,

To reset the 2488 to factory defaults: Simultaneously press quick routing/shift/send/shutdown & turn on the unit.

The 'stop' button problem may require a look under the cover to see if the button is dirty or damaged under there. A good cleaning might do it. As for the 'no guitar out the monitors' issue, this sounds like it might have something to do with the setting of the monitor selector. Make sure it's set to 'stereo' and not effect loop or effect send or even muted. You might want to also make sure your monitor level pot is working properly.

Best of luck.
D.

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This issue just popped up on here a couple of weeks ago. Here is a copy of that exchange which might address your problem too:

posted by calman71 on Nov 01, 2008 screen lights up white, no picture Best Solution posted on Nov 03, 2008 3%20stars.png
BostonDave The only thing to try would be to locate the contrast knob next to the screen (near lower right of screen) and turn it to see if the picture gets better. I have the Mk1 which has a green screen, but I find that one is only visible when the contrast knob is pretty much exactly on center.

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bd. Comment by calman71, posted on Nov 06, 2008 Turns out to be loose wires.Thank you for helping ,

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The only thing to try would be to locate the contrast knob next to the screen (near lower right of screen) and turn it to see if the picture gets better. I have the Mk1 which has a green screen, but I find that one is only visible when the contrast knob is pretty much exactly on center.

If that doesn't do it, I would begin to suspect a loose connection behind the LCD screen. You could probably remove the cover and locate the connector yourself, but depending on how old your 2488 is doing so might effect the warranty.

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www.hgr2488.co.uk


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That way you don't need to look at a damaged display and the 2488 (MK1, MKII and NEO) work just like before.

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Hi again,

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).

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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).

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Cheers.

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I've got a Lexicon too and I love the thing.

To use the Lexicon as a 'send effect' (which is what it is) you'll need to connect the effect sends from the back of the 2488 to the inputs on your Lexicon. Then connect the outputs from the Lexicon into two inputs on the 2488. Then assign those inputs to tracks.

You've got to select the previously recorded track(s) where you want to add reverb or other effects (by pressing the select key) and then press the 'send' key to get into the 'send effect' screen. Here you can adjust the amount of signal is sent from that channel to either of the effect sends (typically you might want to send one track of a stereo set of tracks out eff 1 and send the other track out eff 2).

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