Tascam Advanced Portastudio Tutorial201
Learning how to take your new Tascam Portastudio to the next level has never been easier thanks to the official Tascam Advanced Techniques for Portastudio DVD Video Tutorial.
Advanced Recording Techniques for Portastudios has been designed to take your recordings up to the next level. You'll learn techniques borrowed from professional studios, employed in a way to specifically optimize your Portastudio tracks. The perfect companion to any Portastudio that Tascam has produced.
This DVD is less about which button to press as it is an in-depth recording school that teaches you the fundamentals of recording and the studio tricks that have been used for years to make hit records.
Take note that we also produce a companion DVD to this named "Tascam Portastudio DVD Video Tutorial", that would be useful for beginners.
Take your Portastudio skills to the next level and pick up the official Tascam Advanced Techniques for Portastudio DVD today!
Using the Index Card
PORTASTUDIO Video Tutorial Video
What's covered in this video
What do you want to do with your Portastudio?
Powering Condenser Microphones
Dynamic vs. Condenser
Drum Kit Example
TASCAM TIP # 1...Use Panty Hose for a Pop Filter
TASCAM TIP # 2...Helping PITCH and TIMING
Setting up a CUE mix
TASCAM TIP # 3...Using Effects without recording them
Negative or Reductive EQ
Printing Effects to tape
Using your Bathroom as a Reverb Chamber
TASCAM TIP # 4...Creating Space with Effects
Making a "psuedo" 12-string guitar part
Using Pitch to help you hit a high note
Tape speed tricks
Drum Machine "octaver" example
Creating a reverse reverb effect
SQUEEZING 4 TRACKS
3 methods of squeezing more tracks from a Portastudio
TASCAM TIP # 5...What Instruments can share tracks and why
Reciprocal EQ Ranges
Share panning position
Punching on blank sections
Bouncing to an External Recorder
Minimizing generation loss
Using a Hi-Fi Stereo VCR
Syncing MIDI Sequencers
Recording a sync tone
Benefits to "Virtual" Tracks
Disadvantages to "Virtual" Tracks
4 steps to a successful "Virtual" track session
Tempo based vs. "Time" based Sync Code
TASCAM TIP # 6...Other Virtual Tracks
Placing elements within the stereo field
ONE Track, ONE Stereo Position
Adding depth to elements
Human perception of distance
Lead Vocal positioning
Positioning other elements
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
I am an "olde dog" that has now learned some new tricks. I've been recording at home for many years, on cassettes, four track digital(TASCAM DP-04) and currently TASCAM DP-02. I play most stringed instruments and do my own singing so 8 tracks and the occassional bounce works good for me. In the past I was satisfied with "one take", thats good enough, let's move on. David has inspired me, at my age of 64, to make it better even if it's only for me and a few friends. I've used DVD'S from David before and got loads of info from them. I like his informal but professional way of presenting the material and the fact that it's in order and easy to follow. The home recording school set has a lot of computer "stuff" that I may never use but who knows, I discovered home recording after playing for 50 years, are computers in my future?. David ALWAYS responds to my Facebook or e-mails as soon as possible and feels like a friend as well as a mentor. Thanks dude!!