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2488 neo. Songs are lost/stuck in partitions. Can't load or listen to them from song menu.

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SOURCE: TRANSFERING OLD TRACKS TO THE NEW TASCAM 2488-NEO

You'll need your PC as the intermediary. You'll have to do a USB export of the tracks you want from the DP01 to your PC and then connect the 2488's USB to the PC and do a USB import of those tracks into new tracks on the 2488.

Page 40 of the DP01FX manual will explain using the USB connection and page 43 details the steps for performing a USB export.

In the 2488 NEO manual refer to pages 80 and 81 for using the USB connection and importing the tracks.

Hope this helps. Best of luck.
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Posted on Oct 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Recently purchased the Tascam 2488 Neo Digital/Microphone Effects

Assuming you have your mic plugged in properly and all is working well save for this one issue, do as follows: press the SELECT button on the track/channel which has the mic on it. Then press the SEND button over to the right of all the tracks. The button is right under the EQ button. After you press the SEND button, a screen opens up and you can send reverb to that channel/track...as much as you want. I hope this helps.

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I formatted my fat partition and now all my songs are gone


Hello
Formatting a partition of hard disc will wipe out all the data stored in it. There is now way to retrive the data from the formatted drive. You may have to backup the data before formatting. Now all lost have been lost for ever. OK.

Jul 13, 2011 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

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Hard drive partitions


hmmm..disappeared,,,from which viewing approach..that would be highly unlikely..however, there is one possible issue. it could be in the hidden folders..what menu are you referring to? what operating system is running?

Oct 22, 2008 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

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I have music saved on the hard drive of my tascam 2488, and i started to use the second partition of the hard drive to do more songs since the first is now full. My problem is that every time i try to...


sounds like a software problem, dont know if there is an update possible, but you can try this:

take out the drive, connect it to a pc, copy all data from both partitions to your pc, format tascam driver to one partition and copy all music from pc back to drive ;)

this will definetily help, thou you dont have the problem reading two partitions.

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Feb 28, 2011 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

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I've been exporting master tracks and now I've reached a point where the tascam says, "master track too big". how do I free up space on the FAT partition?


If you NO LONGER NEED the songs/data in the FAT partition, you can delete the entire contents thereof in the manner detailed below. Note that these instructions were taken directly from the Neo manual.

1 With the transport stopped, from the DISK menu, highlight FAT REFORM, and press YES/ENTER.
2 A pop-up message appears.
3 Ask yourself once more if you want to erase all the data on the FAT partition. Press YES/ENTER to continue with the operation when a pop-up appears, or press NO/EXIT to halt the operation.
4 When you reformat the FAT partition, four directories (folders) named WAVE, SMF, BACKUP and UTILITY are automatically created. These folders are used for audio files, Standard MIDI Files (SMF) and backup data and system utilities, respectively.

...this will reformat and thereby EMPTY the contents of the FAT partition and create the 4 new, empty files as listed above.

THINK before you do this though, and I hope this helps.


Feb 07, 2010 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

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TASCAM 2488neo- Cannot play CD-R or CD-RW on a separate CD player


Read page 75 of the Neo manual VERY CAREFULLY.
I am quite sure you will find a solution to your problem there as I had the same thing happen to me once early on.

Hope this helps.

Jun 21, 2009 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

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How do you get back to songs previously recorded?


Turn on the 2488. SONG then LOAD then you should see a list of your songs on the screen. If you do not, they MAY be (some or all) on a different partition. See the manual concerning the partitions and how to get to them as it is a simple matter.

Hope this helps.

Apr 07, 2009 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

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Tascam 2488 locked up/frozen


This will reinitialize it to the factory settings. All data (music) will be lost.
With the 2488 turned OFF
Simultaneouly, hold down the Quick Routing, Shift, Send and Shut Down buttons.
With all buttons pressed .... turn the 2488 ON.

It shoulld go through the normal boot up screens, including a screen that states ' partitioning drive', etc. When finished it will show ' Factory Settings Reinitialized - Reboot (or something like that) and you are done.

I have the original 2488 as well, and tried everything recommended to address the HDD lockups.
I think I know why Tascam eliminated the Tone Generator (Drums) on the MKII and Neo versions.
Too much for the processor to handle?? Hope this helps.

Bill H

Mar 24, 2009 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

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Rename a song file after copying


Hi,

I'm a little unclear about what you are trying to do. I'll assume that you have copied a song from one partition to another and now wish to change the song name so as to avoid confusion. To do so you need to call up the 'menu' (press menu button) and under 'song' go to 'load'. There you'll see a list of song names (including the song you have currently loaded and are working on). Just navigate to the song name and press the 'title' button (shift - menu) which will allow you to edit the song name. You don't have to reload the song for the title change to keep and you'll see the new title reflected in the LCD window after you press 'home' to return to the normal view.

Regards,

bd.

Dec 11, 2008 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

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Boot in TASCAM 2488


thiagofo,

Formatting of the hard drive is outlined on page 66 of the 2488 manual (assuming this is the old grey 2488 and not the newer blue MkII).

In case you don't have the manual handy, you can either format the entire drive (excluding the fat partition) or just one of the partitions. There is also another option to refrormat the fat partition.

To format the drive, (and create new partitions), go to the 'disk' menu, highlight 'format' and press 'enter'. You'll be asked to specify the new partition size (all partitions will be the size you choose). The press 'enter' again to proceed with the format. A new blank song will be created on each partition. Do not power off the 2488 while the format is in progress.

To format a single partition, from the 'disk' menu choose 'reform' and press 'enter'. You then choose (by highlighting) which partition you want to format and press 'enter' to format. You'll get the warning/confirm message and press 'enter' again to proceed.

The fat partition (visible via usb from a PC) can be formatted also. To do this select 'fat reform' from the disk menu and press 'enter' and then 'enter' again at the warning.


irvingsr3 - I'm not sure if resetting the unit is the easiest way to fix your problem. You might be able to perform a redo, or you might be able to just go and start a new song which will reset most of the control settings to their defaults. When you hit 'undo' it may have rolled back some of your input assignments or tracks which were armed for recording and that could explain why you can't seem to record now.

bd.

Jun 23, 2008 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

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Play and Record button not working


I have the same problem with all three of my Tascam 2488 MKII's.
It's a software problem and starts to show up when the harddisk gets full.

Backup your song files ( something you have to do anyway ) and then reformat the entire hard disk.
Then restore the songs you were working on lately.

Before doing this rather huge task, you can copy your latest song to another partition and go on with this copy.
This is only a provisional solution.

Hope this helps !
Best regards

Jan 24, 2008 | Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack...

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