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File import I've downloaded aiff and wav type files to a Lexar 256mb flash card through a standard card reader/writer. The flash card was formatted using the SPD-S. The problem comes when I try to import the files from the card to the SPD-S. The screen shows that there are no audio files on the card. It reads: Src --------.---. If you push the right page button the screen reads, "cannot execute". My computer is a regular old Dell. Can someone tell me how to get my SPD-S to recognize the audio files on my flash card. I've downloaded some great sound effects, but cannot use them.

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Try IMPORT instead of just trying to load them on your SPD-S.
The SPD-S uses some kind of its own file-format.
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Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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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.

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I'll assume first that you have wav files on your PC that you'd like to import into your 2488 to use as percussion tracks.

You'll have to convert those files on the PC first into mono wav files. The 2488 can handle 16 or 24 bit so the bitrate shouldn't really be a problem. (It will also automatically truncate a larger bitrate down, but you should really dither the files rather than let them truncate... another topic).

You can use Audacity (free) to convert stereo wav files to mono wav (audacity will also dither for you).

Once your files are converted and saved on the PC, on the 2488 open the USB connection from the DISK menu. (This assumes you already have a usb cable connected between your PC and your 2488.) You will see a device appear on your filelist called HD_2488 or something like that with a drive letter. Copy your mono wav files into the WAV directory on the 2488 USB device.
Then on the 2488 press 'exit' to close the USB and from the WAV IN/OUT menu choose 'USB import'. You should see the WAV files listed. If those files are not mono waves you won't even see them listed. Select the file(s) and press enter to import. You'll be prompted to choose which track to import them to.

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Then go to the menu by pressing the 'MENU' sutton and from there select 'WAVE' and then 'IMPORT TRACK'. You'll see the list of wav files on the fat partition of the CF media displayed. Select the wav file with your beat track on it (use the DATA DIAL or up/down arrow buttons to highlight the right wav file) and press the 'YES/ENTER' button. You'll be prompted for the track to import into. Select Track01 and press the 'Yes/Enter' button again and the WAV file will be read and inported into track 1.

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Another problem sould be naming. Try to stick to the old dos 8.3 naming standard (xxxxxxxx.xxx) for any files which you wish to import.

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