Tascam 2488 / MKII / Neo Tutorial199
The Tascam 2488/MKII/Neo DVD Tutorial is designed to be more than just a complete guide to using the 2488, MKII and Neo versions: it teaches basic recording techniques to musicians getting their first start in recording.
It begins with a section called "Recording School" that teaches beginners the basics about microphones, multitrack recording and mixing. It goes on for the next 90 minutes to cover every aspect of recording, editing and mixing on the 2488, 2488 MKII and 2488 Neo 24-track Digital Portastudios.
Recording School on Original 2488 Grey Unit
Special Notes section on the MKII version
Special Notes section on the Neo version
Whether you have the original silver 2488 model or the subsequent blue MKII or black Neo models, this DVD goes into great detail helping you get the most out of your digital recording studio.
Take your 2488 skills to the next level and pick up the official Tascam DVD Tutorial today!
"What is Multitrack Recording?"
The signal path
Channels vs. Tracks
Setting levels on the 2488
Types of Microphones
RECORDING ON THE 2488
Creating a Song
Naming a Song
Connecting a Microphone
Routing Inputs to Channels
Recording 1st Track
Importance of good Monitors
Using the front Guitar (H) input
Linking stereo Channels
Naming Tracks (User Words)
Setting Location points
EDITING ON THE 2488
Using the Jog function
Setting In and Out points
Copy and Paste
Setting To point
Front panel shortcuts
BUILT IN TONE GENERATOR
Benefits of using drum guide
Setting time/measures display
Rhythm guide setup
Selecting from the 20 drum kits
Adjusting the Tone Generator Parts
Compression (Mic Effects)
Stereo L/R Dynamics Processor
External Effect returns
8 Inputs available at Mixdown
Pre/Post send settings
Mixing down your Song (Pre-master)
MASTERING AND BURNING
Burning to CD-R (Track at once)
Burning to CD-R (Disc at once)
"Opening" the USB connection
Connecting a Computer
"Closing" the USB connection
(Features brand new sections on both the MKII and Neo versions)
The tutorial is very very good, It will get you started with the 2488 much faster than just reading the manual. It should encourage you to experiment with some of the ideas in the tutorial before setting up for an important recording session. The respect for the 2488 as high quality recording equipment is apparent in the enthusiasm expressed in the tutorial. The importance of understanding the signal path from mic to disk is properly stressed so that mapping your setup eventually becomes second nature.
It would had taken me three times if I only used the instructional booklet. The video takes you through each area of coverage in a watch/see format! Order this video with any Tascam 2488 purchase. Great Video...
Excellent video, covers almost all the features of the 2488. The host not only explains each function but shows the keystrokes and demonstrates how to record some guitar and vocals. If you are new to home recording there is even an introductory section titled "Recording School" which explains the basics of recording. I started recording on my 2488 immediately after watching this video. The visual demonstrations are like they say `Worth a thousand words'. I learned faster watching this video than I would have by reading the manual.
This DVD is a must have if you own the tascam 2488. The 2 hour tutorial is much easer to learn from then the book that comes with the recorder . You must have both the dvd and the book to recorded on the complex And great sounding 2488 . Dave does a GREAT job explaning the ins and out of this great tascam recorder . Thanks Dave for a must have dvd .
If one purchases a Tascam 2488 they will find the manual lacks a lot. David Wills who narrates the video brings to light the ins and outs of home recording on the 2488. I'm very computer ignorant, but was able to start recording the second day after watching the DVD. Highly recommended.