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    New/very old personal folk/pop composition

    Hi everybody! This a song I started writing 50 (!) years ago. I would to have your ideas as to how to improve my home production. I don't use any DAW tools. Thank you very much for all your thoughts. Cheers, William

    WILLIAM PITT Unplugged

    Dear friends, This time I’m sending a very basic recording for your professional observations - just acoustic guitar and voice. What I would like to know is HOW to make this sound “radio listenable”, like a simple yet professional production. Any and all ideas will be very much appreciated...

    Electro-acoustic guitar + distortion pedal = too much extra noise >> what to do?

    Electro-acoustic guitar + distortion pedal = too much extra noise >> what to do? Dear friends, In my recording work I like to noise-up some of my songs with electric guitar sounds but I possess only one guitar - a Martin OMX series electro-acoustic. I love it. The problem may well be the...

    EQUIPMENT: Electro acoustic guitar + distortion pedal - too much ground NOISE

    Hello everybody, I record with a TASCAM DP-24SD. I play a Martin electro-acoustic guitar and I LOVE to put some distortion in certain parts of my recordings. I use, for example, the ZOOM Multi-Stomp, and others. Okay, they're noisy, that's normal, but... there is a sort of "ground noise" that...

    Open your eyes

    Hi! I know that there is a lot yet to be done with this home "production", but I'm not exactly sure what it is. I would really like the song to become something people will listen to. I work with a TASCAM DP-24SD, without any DAW support, so my mixes are always one-time events...

    DP24-SD W/O MIDI ports, how do I trigger a synth or drum machine?

    Hello my dear camarades, Who knows why the wonderful people at TEAC decided to not include MIDI ports in the updated 24 track machine - so be it. The question is: how can I make my work easier, for example when I want to create/record a drum machine part whilst following, exactly, the rhythm of...

    Export 16 bit files to a 24 bit recording?

    Hello! Thanks to David Wills of Pro Audio DVDs, I just recently came to understand the interest of recording in the 24 bit/48kHz mode (which means that I will probably re-record over 20 songs that I’ve been working on for the last five years). Oh well… My question today is can I export 16 bit...

    TASCAM DP-24SD metronome bug

    Hello once again my dear and very patient colleagues, TASCAM DP-24SD This is not new, but… Why does the METRONOME decide to not work with the AUTO PUNCH on sometimes? Obviously at the WRONG times!! One good idea is worth a thousand clouds. Thanks, William

    NAKED (with onlx a guitar) personal work

    Hello Everybody! Eternal newbie that I am, I decided to finally put something out there for your fine and respected observations. It’s one of my songs, called “NAKED (with only a guitar)”. I recorded it on my Tascam SD24. There are 6 tracks of acoustic guitar recorded with Shure SM81 with a bit...

    Jog data dial crash report

    Dear camarades, I very recently replaced my DP-24, which had become totally neurotic, with a DP-24SD in the hopes that the weird behavioral problems of the DP-24, especially concerning crashes while using the JOG DATA dial, would have been resolved. It seems to me that the people of TASCAM have...

    guitar elbow (tendonitis)

    Hello Everybody! HAPPY SPRINGTIME wherever you may be. I'm sure that some of you have experienced "guitar elbow", otherwise known as tendonitis. Has anyone a good idea as to what to do about it? Especially natural means of reducing the discomfort and eventually reinforcing the muscles and...

    T.c. Electronics tone print application

    HELLO EV'RYBODY! I just downloaded the tone print app which sounds like a fantastic idea, then tried it out. Nada. Is it possible that such a wonder cannot function with my Martin OMX serie electro-acoustic guitar which has a built-in FISHMAN pickup? Thanks for any and all commentaries. William

    DP24 in comparison to DP24SD

    Hello! As I have said several times, I do LOVE my DP24. In spite of its rather neurotic character. Nonetheless, after trying to make a mix of the song I'm currently working on and having it crash at 33-03 three times consecutively, I'm losing my patience, a patience which has taken on an even...

    HELP! iTunes doesn't work - for WAV file back-up

    HELP!!! This is rather urgent, as all of you will understand. I have learned the importance of back-up by some rather cruel experiences, so it's something I do automatically now. Nearly at the end work on a new song, I really need to back-up, and suddenly, my iTunes simply doesn't work. Trying...

    DP-24 "EXPORT FAILED" message

    Hello once again! Having acquired the habit of preserving my songs from bug bites, I ALWAYS send my tracks to PLAYLIST as soon as they are at least interesting. This is not the first time: the whole song weighs in at about 500 Megabytes for the moment, I've got over 10 Gigas available on the...

    CUT an entire part of a song on DP-24?

    Dear camarades (you who have always been so helpful for me), Being not at all acquainted with DAW methodology, I wonder if it is possible, with my wonderful (but very high-strung) DP-24, to simply CUT an entire passage of a song - all the tracks simultaneously. For the last two days I have been...

    Corrupted song?

    Hello dear friends, once again - THE BUG IS BACK! Can a SONG be corrupted? A song I've been working on for nearly two months now can't even be played more than, let's say, 10 or 12 measures, then the FILE ERROR message comes on and I have to stop everything. I've got loads of space left on the...

    Cd play/import function dilemma

    Hello my dear camarades who have always been so helpful, To express my new TASCAM DP-24 problem as simply as possible: In an effort to transfer a 24 bit file to a song recorded in 16 bits I have taken the file from the PLAYLIST, burned it onto a virgin CD then tried to PLAY/IMPORT it. This...

    Dp-24 cd function doesn't function

    Hello my wonderful and ever-so-helpful friends, I finally sent my DP-24 to be reviewed and repaired (just before the warranty expired!). The result was that, in fact, there were some real problems concerning the buttons in general and specifically the location marks. Back to work, I was...

    Problems with the MARK SET and AUTOPUNCH functions DP-24

    Dear Appreciated Helpers, I'm having real difficulties utilizing the MARK SET and therefore AUTOPUNCH functions on my beloved DP-24. I have to use all kinds of ruses to get my INs and OUTs set in order to do a PUNCH-IN. The button action of the AUTOPUNCH itself is getting strange. Sometimes I...