Cory, is that you?? Man, you sure have changed!
got this mixer but its behaviour is questionable,suspectedly...without a manual! but really knowing a few shortcuts would be fair. its RCA jacks in to their respective places on a TSR-8 and all's well but when recording it seems we can record only 4 tracks at once since signals spill into other channels lest we can figure how to record 8 seperate mics onto their respective channels. in other words: mic #1 records ALSO on track 5,mic #2 records ALSO on track 6,e.t.c.right down the line....and no MUTE buttons only RTN buttons....feedback,playback problems,you name it.
so....can anyone help....we appreciate your support immensly.
Dano is spot on and he's had a LOT more experience using the M-308B in operation regardless of how long its been.
Like I said you CAN use the M-308 to track 8 tracks at once using the direct out jacks but you lose independence and flexibility and will have to repatch during the process, but I can certainly be done. Think of the PGM GROUPS as a infinitely variable summing patchbay with 8 inputs and 4 outputs, whereas using the direct outs are fixed (unless you repatch or use a hardware patchbay) 1 channel to 1 track x8.
After happily finding and reading this thread, I was wondering what the specific merits of using the PGM OUTs would be - or more specifically what the major disadvantages of the 8-to-8 connecting are (assuming no panning or variable track assignment is desired).connect them using the DIRECT OUT jacks of each channel to the track inputs using TS to RCA cables, and then connect the outs to the TAPE IN jacks on the back of the M-308B using RCA to RCA cables.