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Digital Multrack-studio from Tascam .

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  • cyssouxcyssoux

    Tascam Portastudio 2488Published on 08/04/06 at 19:42
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    Hi, I use the 2488 for quite some time.

    Features:
    -24 Tracks, effects, 8 among recording, no compression, equalo okay ...
    - But more importantly, the opportunity to work in close and essential (with time) complicit with a pc. Recording on the Tascam 2488 anywhere, reliability hard drive is recognized, aprsrglage on the PC (such as an external hard drive), file processing on the PC, files relating rinjection s, mixing, mastering, engraving ...
    And everything in aillant luxury to synchronize the two ...

    Weaknesses:
    -A Unfortunately crappy catch (dconcertant!), Unclear tiny shit ...
    -no motor faders ... At departure it is believed that this is luxury, but with time ... I who......
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    Hi, I use the 2488 for quite some time.

    Features:
    -24 Tracks, effects, 8 among recording, no compression, equalo okay ...
    - But more importantly, the opportunity to work in close and essential (with time) complicit with a pc. Recording on the Tascam 2488 anywhere, reliability hard drive is recognized, aprsrglage on the PC (such as an external hard drive), file processing on the PC, files relating rinjection s, mixing, mastering, engraving ...
    And everything in aillant luxury to synchronize the two ...

    Weaknesses:
    -A Unfortunately crappy catch (dconcertant!), Unclear tiny shit ...
    -no motor faders ... At departure it is believed that this is luxury, but with time ... I who had a 4416 from Yamaha (but 16 tracks and no dialogue with a PC)

    USE

    Easy to use, one press of the button input 1 and the same time we support on a track for the routing, similar to the effects. Design of the logical screen.
    The manual is not essential as given the simplicity of the device.

    SONORITS

    No compression, very good converter.
    The effects and qualos are correct, but it comes fast processing on a PC.
    Very good momentum, in addition to the final, when burning, this unit adjusts the volume level of each song.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    I had a DMT8 (Fostex) VS880 (Rolland), 4416 (Yamaha), now the 2488 (Tascam) and I can say that I feel a great revolution in my purchases.
    For me it is the logical purchase for that period.
    Now I would like Tascam vraimment that make an effort (for his next model) at the notch. He became, in time, a trsbte and disability.
    And of course, the motorized faders would be perfection.
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  • Anonymous

    Tascam Portastudio 2488Published on 09/14/07 at 21:16
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    All t adja said.

    USE

    Essential manual.
    The basic for recording quickly maitriss

    SONORITS

    Nothing to say for fxs, if not I plussois prcdent with the notice:
    Pramp obliged to external distos.
    For the rest, it's good.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    I used two years ago. (I also bought a 2nd meantime)
    Plus:
    The quality and permitted capabilities.
    The least:
    The notch lighting a review of the cost
    The problems of stability in heavy use "mobile" .It is a bcane who do not like the frquent trips. (I have a permit HDD)
    Unable to hard disks: Brand Seagate does not dpassant 160GB (model not as rpandu).

    Buying a 3rd is not in anticipation (with 2, I have what I need).
    This is......
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    All t adja said.

    USE

    Essential manual.
    The basic for recording quickly maitriss

    SONORITS

    Nothing to say for fxs, if not I plussois prcdent with the notice:
    Pramp obliged to external distos.
    For the rest, it's good.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    I used two years ago. (I also bought a 2nd meantime)
    Plus:
    The quality and permitted capabilities.
    The least:
    The notch lighting a review of the cost
    The problems of stability in heavy use "mobile" .It is a bcane who do not like the frquent trips. (I have a permit HDD)
    Unable to hard disks: Brand Seagate does not dpassant 160GB (model not as rpandu).

    Buying a 3rd is not in anticipation (with 2, I have what I need).
    This is a very good bcane that despite some small manipulations that require delving into the manual is very affordable in addition to offering a very good sound quality.
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  • flopy25000flopy25000

    Tascam Portastudio 2488Published on 01/21/13 at 11:37
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    See section INFORMATION or other notices

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is simple, once you understand the logic.
    The manual lacks a bit of clarity. But once we made the manipes 2 or 3 times with the manual, it will ...
    It is quite possible to copy / paste or back. ;) (Is not it her-V)
    It is true that it is less instinctive than a PC.

    SOUNDS

    The A / D converters and D / A are transparent. I is not heard no breath sounds or parrasites. The effects are not terrible. Personally I do not using. But perhaps taking the time to settle ...
    Another negative point, the screen ... It is very tiring. There are the HGR2488 but hard to find. Especially in France.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I am......
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    See section INFORMATION or other notices

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is simple, once you understand the logic.
    The manual lacks a bit of clarity. But once we made the manipes 2 or 3 times with the manual, it will ...
    It is quite possible to copy / paste or back. ;) (Is not it her-V)
    It is true that it is less instinctive than a PC.

    SOUNDS

    The A / D converters and D / A are transparent. I is not heard no breath sounds or parrasites. The effects are not terrible. Personally I do not using. But perhaps taking the time to settle ...
    Another negative point, the screen ... It is very tiring. There are the HGR2488 but hard to find. Especially in France.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I am not my computer and quickly ordis drunk ... So for me it suits me pafaitement. There's ways to make good models, see more ... After that I'm not a Pro.
    The price / quality ratio is good secondhand even encors today ...
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  • her-Vher-V

    Lost time

    Tascam Portastudio 2488Published on 11/04/11 at 17:36
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    The features are easily findable everywhere.
    So I let you do.

    UTILIZATION

    The general configuration is ca.
    In the sub menu is more complicated of course, as well as other things we do and we would seem natural.

    I do have never managed to do a copy / paste!

    SOUNDS

    Normal for this type of product.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It is better to deviate from this product to move Green I think the computer (a personal MacBookPro or iMac + Logic + sound card)

    Example to make a mix, do not miss it, because otherwise everything must be redone.
    So I spent the whole night, to re-mixes because I miss a few seconds I was more concentrated.
    While the computer would help to keep your mix,......
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    The features are easily findable everywhere.
    So I let you do.

    UTILIZATION

    The general configuration is ca.
    In the sub menu is more complicated of course, as well as other things we do and we would seem natural.

    I do have never managed to do a copy / paste!

    SOUNDS

    Normal for this type of product.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It is better to deviate from this product to move Green I think the computer (a personal MacBookPro or iMac + Logic + sound card)

    Example to make a mix, do not miss it, because otherwise everything must be redone.
    So I spent the whole night, to re-mixes because I miss a few seconds I was more concentrated.
    While the computer would help to keep your mix, and improve it as and as it keeps all settings in memory.
    The computer allows you to work in time cleaner, more accurate and even good quality.

    In addition, the computer keeps a constantly changing with technology.

    I lost about 3 years and I discovered that I was more than bored.
    Especially these three years have been one of the most active periods in terms of production and recording. I would have been able to take this time to create even more. But it's fate ...

    This is my biggest frustration-time musician
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  • ericthegreatericthegreat

    great for beginners

    Tascam Portastudio 2488Published on 11/02/11 at 00:11
    The Tascam Porta Studio will give you everything you need to get up and running and creating great music. With very little recording experience under my belt I have been able to turn out good quality work. Ive been wanting to get into home recording for a while now and I needed an affordable way to begin. After many hours of research, the NEO has been by far the best decision I could have made. It's a little intimidating at first especially when you first unbox it but once you get the basics down...it's all gravy from there. The manual could be a little more comprehensive, especially for beginners!

    UTILIZATION

    I recommend purchasing the instructional video. YouTube also has short......
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    The Tascam Porta Studio will give you everything you need to get up and running and creating great music. With very little recording experience under my belt I have been able to turn out good quality work. Ive been wanting to get into home recording for a while now and I needed an affordable way to begin. After many hours of research, the NEO has been by far the best decision I could have made. It's a little intimidating at first especially when you first unbox it but once you get the basics down...it's all gravy from there. The manual could be a little more comprehensive, especially for beginners!

    UTILIZATION

    I recommend purchasing the instructional video. YouTube also has short instructional videos. I have called TASCAM Customer Service twice so far and both experiences have been excellent. quick, comprehensive, knowledgeable answers, advice and instruction! I bought the package deal and the accessories that come with NEO are awesome. The condenser mic is an AT2020. I have recorded a lot of vocals and acoustic guitar and the audio quality is excellent for the price. I added a Shure SM57 dynamic mic. This set up is good for your live gear as well. I haven’t had much experience in analog gear and this was easy for me to set up and use.


    SOUNDS


    I've recorded, mixed, and mastered 2 tunes - basically for practice. There's almost nothing you can't do with this thing. The condenser mic that came with the package sounds very good- guitar, acoustic and vocs. My only complaint is the manual - not so detailed. But I did find the Tascam forums and the face book page so that helps a lot.

    OVERALL OPINION

    If you are looking to make great recordings and have a low budget I would highly recommend the tascam port studio 2488 to anyone wanting to get into analog mixing and recording. Unit also isn’t that heavy so you can take it around with your if you need it to be mobile.
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  • koda2koda2

    Tascam Portastudio 2488Published on 05/15/04 at 15:20
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    I revisit my opinion and, after one month of use and mix after having several pieces I'm really happy with the result and made the sound, which for my part I find quite neutral. I use a sequencer yam arrangements for the Midi sync two apparreilles done rather easily in this process I started and I was surprised at the ease of working with the screen of 2488 is easily accessible and clear understanding for the different themes of work. the result is really the height of my hope, even if I struggle a little at the mastering mastering (tendency to save too much mistakes of the early surment).
    it is true that after use the guitar effects are leger.l use of 2488 is very easy to damage......
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    I revisit my opinion and, after one month of use and mix after having several pieces I'm really happy with the result and made the sound, which for my part I find quite neutral. I use a sequencer yam arrangements for the Midi sync two apparreilles done rather easily in this process I started and I was surprised at the ease of working with the screen of 2488 is easily accessible and clear understanding for the different themes of work. the result is really the height of my hope, even if I struggle a little at the mastering mastering (tendency to save too much mistakes of the early surment).
    it is true that after use the guitar effects are leger.l use of 2488 is very easy to damage against the technical terms the user manual is not more pousser.n is not the sound engineer who wants to. In conclusion, I would not hesitate to repeat this purchase.

    UTILIZATION

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    SOUNDS

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    OVERALL OPINION

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  • Oliver Sp@rkOliver Sp@rk

    Tascam Portastudio 2488Published on 05/09/04 at 23:06
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    Hello,

    CHARACTERISTICS good for, it is enough to refer to tascam.

    I take the DCID tascam 2488 rather than the Roland BR-1600 CD for 24-bit registration number and track more important (12 mono + 6 = Stereo 24 tracks)

    Saw the entries combi XLR / jack

    short throws and it was just an impression of quality out of the box ... trs good.

    we could just ask 8 XLR / jack as his highest competitor cit ..

    UTILIZATION

    Coming from a Roland VS 840 EX fairly easy to use, adaptation to tascam took me at most 15 minutes (and jsuis not a pro, using home studio) so it is logical and easy to use! Congratulations on that!

    only complaint the manual a bit too soft and too often failing to......
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    Hello,

    CHARACTERISTICS good for, it is enough to refer to tascam.

    I take the DCID tascam 2488 rather than the Roland BR-1600 CD for 24-bit registration number and track more important (12 mono + 6 = Stereo 24 tracks)

    Saw the entries combi XLR / jack

    short throws and it was just an impression of quality out of the box ... trs good.

    we could just ask 8 XLR / jack as his highest competitor cit ..

    UTILIZATION

    Coming from a Roland VS 840 EX fairly easy to use, adaptation to tascam took me at most 15 minutes (and jsuis not a pro, using home studio) so it is logical and easy to use! Congratulations on that!

    only complaint the manual a bit too soft and too often failing to explain in dtail ... at least for a little more complex functions.

    In short it is a pleasure to use this device.

    SOUNDS

    So I am announcing the big diffrence with my old roland vs 840 (16 bit)>> I burned my first cd this weekend and what sin! I'm bluffing on this issue ...

    against the effects by the scratches are Intgr for bof (Roland is much better), other effects are ok but this level, it suprieur rival.

    dynamic level, no problem, the compression in mastering your mix gives fishing!

    I would put 7 / 10 levels because effects can do better ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I do not regret my choice!

    I aim:

    * Its looks
    * The screen clear and readable
    * The pro's that mix of DGIG
    * 24-bit
    * Ease of use

    I regret:

    * The manual bof
    * The effects Intgr trs means (especially for those guitar DDIS)

    9 / 10 report because qualitprix / performance is excellent!
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  • rorororo

    Tascam Portastudio 2488Published on 10/08/04 at 00:47
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Clock and MTC sync
    8 tracks simultaneously in record mode
    24 simultaneous recording
    player / CD recorder
    import export wave files
    40 GB hard drive

    while the 24-bit

    UTILIZATION

    I use it for the month of June is a tool for authors trs prcieux composers arrangers, it is pro trs, the sound is neutral, the use is very simple

    IDAL is the tool for those who want to record their songs in multitrack Faie a true model, then empty into a major studio to make an album.
    For those who do live like me IDAL is the tool for a big sound and a load time between 10 seconds to 5 titles.
    I do not regret my choice, I Achter de new

    SOUNDS

    Trs good dynamic

    OVERALL OPINION

    4 months......
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    Clock and MTC sync
    8 tracks simultaneously in record mode
    24 simultaneous recording
    player / CD recorder
    import export wave files
    40 GB hard drive

    while the 24-bit

    UTILIZATION

    I use it for the month of June is a tool for authors trs prcieux composers arrangers, it is pro trs, the sound is neutral, the use is very simple

    IDAL is the tool for those who want to record their songs in multitrack Faie a true model, then empty into a major studio to make an album.
    For those who do live like me IDAL is the tool for a big sound and a load time between 10 seconds to 5 titles.
    I do not regret my choice, I Achter de new

    SOUNDS

    Trs good dynamic

    OVERALL OPINION

    4 months
    this is the best quality price
    I was advised by t he sound technician
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  • louphilouphi

    Tascam Portastudio 2488Published on 11/22/04 at 10:15
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    I bought this beautiful machine and high-tech trs I am happy because it really is a beautiful device trs.
    strengths:
    Dynamic-mastering really great for this type of machine as compared to the price of hardware mastering, it was a really good rsultat (but the rest of the model all of the same!) Saw the price of the machine and the price of mastering gear.
    Good effects of micro-and decision-vote provided they are excellent possde a good condenser microphone. With the power supply fantme and insert effects (compressor, d-esser and expander) sound of the voice is really stunning. No need for external prampli 10 000 balls (in CHF). The voice work is excellent, as I said.
    - There's......
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    I bought this beautiful machine and high-tech trs I am happy because it really is a beautiful device trs.
    strengths:
    Dynamic-mastering really great for this type of machine as compared to the price of hardware mastering, it was a really good rsultat (but the rest of the model all of the same!) Saw the price of the machine and the price of mastering gear.
    Good effects of micro-and decision-vote provided they are excellent possde a good condenser microphone. With the power supply fantme and insert effects (compressor, d-esser and expander) sound of the voice is really stunning. No need for external prampli 10 000 balls (in CHF). The voice work is excellent, as I said.
    - There's everything you need to do a good job: correcting legalization more than adequate, quite a few tracks stro,, panoramic position in the mix of effective memory of scnes (saw) all the possibilities of numrique (copy and paste silences, Repport tracks ... etc ... it's described on the doc), making guitar faade, g Midi nrateur its great, the drum patterns are well worth my old pace bote Boss), imports and exports in MIDI and WAV files, efficient burner, USB ......... short, it's beautiful work and again, for the price (1390 euros in Toulouse Music-Action), there's still no better for 24 tracks.

    Weaknesses:
    -The Multi-effects guitar, for heavy distortion is really low-end (well, from Tascam, the effects, it is not their thing sr). The flanger, chorus, phaser, compressor and Exciters are not too bad, but distos ..... It's really too synthetic and even in the piece of BMD of the gear, guitars, it's really not a. But we n'achte no such gear for guitar effects and any good guitar home the hardware Necessary for having the sound.
    The manual, which is really too amber (those in compar Fostex for instance) and that really leaves on the end if we did not used to this kind of enregitreur. But with a little understanding, practice and visit our site prfr even when you get there. But they could make an effort and add some pages for us to put together a record sale complte A Z for example.
    -A little less, is the absence of two headphone jacks on the faade. It's not much, but I was on my old Fostex 280 and when working two (or listen to someone for example) is a little more. Otherwise, we use the cost of proximity but at night is not!!

    Voil. If c'tait again, I Rasht because the ratio quality price is excellent for me. There's more that esprer it is solid and it will not crash (but, there's a lot of the element of chance in it). It is guaranteed three years at Music-Action and in three years, provided one uses the max, it was time to see the future possibly failure. In addition it is the Tascam and when they are even with the Fostex matres gender. In short, I'm happy and I put rev 9 / 10 because you can not get 10/10 is like the school. That day, I think, the best machine 24 tracks the price and the quality. Dpchez you for a price increase rcente and would be a shame to go back to ct Tascam on the market already well supplied multi numriques.

    Although you and any questions, Do not hesitate.

    UTILIZATION

    See above. 8 because of the manual

    SOUNDS

    See above 8 because of the guitar effects

    OVERALL OPINION

    See above
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  • shelobshelob

    Tascam Portastudio 2488Published on 04/23/05 at 01:32
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    Nobody really talks, but a revolution of 2488 this is the MIDI sound ...
    and yes you connect your 2488 to your PC, of ​​course you buy the 2488 and you do not want to invest in a sound card too expensive ... 2488 plays whatever role of expander!
    And it's great .... a master keyboard to the PC, the MIDI IN of the PC in the tascam and go for the midi sounds ... The MIDI sounds are respectable, much better than a lot of sound card that cost a fortune ... after it on .. you can associate other expander ...

    UTILIZATION

    The handling is quick to use basic ...
    Once you start to get into the technique, it is not the 2488 who we stop ... is the documentation that is really light .........
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    Nobody really talks, but a revolution of 2488 this is the MIDI sound ...
    and yes you connect your 2488 to your PC, of ​​course you buy the 2488 and you do not want to invest in a sound card too expensive ... 2488 plays whatever role of expander!
    And it's great .... a master keyboard to the PC, the MIDI IN of the PC in the tascam and go for the midi sounds ... The MIDI sounds are respectable, much better than a lot of sound card that cost a fortune ... after it on .. you can associate other expander ...

    UTILIZATION

    The handling is quick to use basic ...
    Once you start to get into the technique, it is not the 2488 who we stop ... is the documentation that is really light ... you spend three days trying to figure out things that are not explained in the doc ... it's a shame, because when you find .... use is simple, but a full doc we avoid looking ....
    but quickly forgotten or ... very good sound quality mic phantom power supply, no need really preamp .... with a good condenser mic is terrible ...
    effects are respectable for a table at this price that offers voice effects, guitar effects, an expander midi ... enough to mix and burn ... It's really good.
    Purists will always find fault with the quality of effects etc. .... a table that manages a while it occurs only in the 2488 ...
    I also use guitar effects, with the song .... Some good combination
    I put 9 / 10 the table and storage for future ... but 2 / 10 doc for the shit.

    SOUNDS

    The sound is very good ...
    but always the same ... requires the microphone that comes with it ....

    Not expect a great sound with a microphone carrouffff!!

    effects, well there is this problem of "single" that requires you to assign the effect, and then bounce to another track if you want to use a different effect on another voice, without touching the one that have just been bounced ... (It's not very clear, but those using the 2488 know what I mean ...) I even read on the forums that some believe they can affect only one purpose ... Well no ... but must bouncer! c true is boring ...
    7 / 10 because of the bounce forced

    OVERALL OPINION

    So I have been using 1year ...
    I'm starting to realize now how it works ....

    Why I bought this model for the generator's playing Expander ... and the integrated effects ....
    and of course PRICE ....

    So a table that I advise those who want a home studio solution with or without a PC ... without having to purchase a quantity of effects, expander, rack, everything you want ....
    The 2488 that is sufficient to itself ... it is the only market to offer all in one.
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