20 Most Recent Tascam 2488 Portastudio Multitrack Recorder System Questions & Answers

TapcoLINK help:
I found this on www.recording.org

Ok first thing. Unplug any USB devices not pertinent to recording when you want to record. Second, left click Start->right click Computer and select properties. Left click on Device Manager (left column). Look for your Tapco mixer and see if it has any red X or error message. It might be that it isn't completely installed correctly. Also in the Device Manager at the top, click View and select Show Hidden Devices. Look for something under "non plug and play devices" (I think) called Mackie Subunit or some garbage like that. I'm traveling so I don't have any Mackie gear to plug in to verify. Anyway, this is the bit that actually interfaces with the Windows sound in Vista and Win7. You may have to manually install the driver as Windows says it doesn't need one. Right click and select update driver.
-Browse my computer for driver software
-Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
-Click "Have Disk" and browse to whatever folder you dowloaded the Tapco drivers to.

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Nov 29, 2019

You will lose all your data. Here are the instructions:
Turn off your unit, push down on the following buttons; Quick Routing, Shift, Sendand Shut Down button. Keep all these buttons down at the same time and keep them down while you turn on the power button to boot up the unit. You will see the changes being made as the unit boots up. Good Luck!

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Nov 29, 2019

These units have what is known as a Rotary Encoder. They're just like the volume controls on audio equipment, now a days. You can turn it all the way, and it never stops. The pulses from these encoders, are routed to the microprocessor(computer inside your unit). The encoder may be bad, or the microprocessor itself. If you'd like to enquire about repairing your unit, please contact me directly from my website at audioserviceclinic.com. Thank you.

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Nov 27, 2019

I had the same issue on my 2488neo. What I found that worked for me, was during the mixdown, make sure the solid levels on the right side of the mini screen are at the top of the black line, don't worry about it sounding too loud. After your mix down is done, pick a mastering tool that best fits your style of music, during this process any levels that go over peek will be eliminated. Once your mastering is done, burn a CD, but don't finalize the CD, so you can use it again to keep checking if the volume does not match that of a regular CD (a known band CD from the store) this worked for me, hopefully it will for you as well..

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Feb 14, 2019

You assign the effects basically the exact same way you assigned the channels to inputs, except you press and hold the "MICX4" button and press the "Select" key to the channel (or channels) you want to assign the effects to. Once you assign the effects to the channel, you can edit to the effect you want, and edit the values of the effect.
Good Luck!

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Dec 10, 2018

I think if you had the manual you would know the answer to the last question.

Tracks must be a minimum of 4 seconds long (page 118)

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Tascam 2488... | Answered on Mar 12, 2018

You should be able to view the file on a computer. Select the file and delete it. Presumably there was an error after the file was recorded and all you probably have is the file name and a shell of a file. Hence it being only 30K.
There is nothing you can do with the file. And whatever you recorded was lost.
A 40 minute wave file would be massive. Try recording as MP3 for long files. You might be OK at 3 to 6 minutes with a WAV file.

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Mar 02, 2018

If it has identical wiring and voltage, yes. Fleabay will have one.

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Aug 07, 2017

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.

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Sep 25, 2016

Tascam has a great website with FAQs and manuals links.

I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/robert_aad3edb7dfa380b9

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Apr 02, 2016

I guess this is what you need
View Tascam 2488 PDF User Manual Online
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Tascam 2488... | Answered on Nov 03, 2015

adjust your top knob which is called the gain, this will allow the incoming signal to be muchlouder depending on where you set it , the bottom fader is for playback volume and mixing and you should also a avolume control for your head set , follow also the recording instructions in your manual for optimal settings , there,s no reason that your recordings should come out with low volume other then your gain control being set to low , hope i was able to help , if i was please leave a nice rating ,sincerely glenn mayer

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Aug 03, 2015

When I record on DP-02/CF Tascam I can't get the music to play back. Do I have to do something other than rewind to be able to hear it? Albert S.

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Aug 03, 2015

I just had the same problem with my Tascam recorder. Did you ever find a solution? I really don't want to lose all the work I've done

Tascam 2488... | Answered on Aug 03, 2015

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