Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Problems with the MARK SET and AUTOPUNCH functions DP-24

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Geneva, Switzerland
    Posts
    59
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    6

    Problems with the MARK SET and AUTOPUNCH functions DP-24

    Sign in to disable this ad
    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 have to push it two or three times to get it going.

    Also, stranger still, sometimes my singing and/or playing before a punch-in gets recorded - replacing the previous recording!

    I think there's a real bug in my machine now but I need a confirmation before sending it off to the repair shop.

    Can anyone help me with this problem?

    Once again, I thank you for any and all assistance you may be able to provide.
    Your aid has been precious to me in the past and has helped me learn how to use this wonderful recording tool.

    William

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    1,039
    Thanks
    212
    Thanked 123 Times in 116 Posts
    Rep Power
    2383180
    I use the Mark Set function a lot on my DP-24 and lately have also had problems where I have to push the button more than once to get the mark to work. It doesn't do it all the time...........just occasionally. For some reason..........and it could just be my imagination..........the more tracks............saved tracks.........or data in general I have built up in a song.......the more the mark set function has to be repeated to work. I don't seem to have the issue on a brand new song setup in the early going. It hasn't gotten worse so I'm just living with it.
    Just A Song Writer..........

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Mickster For This Useful Post:


  4. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Age
    71
    Posts
    4,532
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 231 Times in 212 Posts
    Rep Power
    10181459
    I have the older 2488NEO. Over time several of the buttons I use frequently have gotten inconsistent with their operation. Evidently dirty or something. I had read of someone using a careful squirt of DeOxit contact cleaner from the top of the machine down the side of the button. This did fix the button operation, but I do expect it will need to be repeated at sometime. May not be the issue here, but a possibility.
    Mark.......

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to arcaxis For This Useful Post:


  6. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Geneva, Switzerland
    Posts
    59
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    6
    Thank you gentlemen.

    I will try to find some of this wonderful DeOxit contact cleaner for future use but in the meantime I think my DP-24 has got a real problem.
    I tried using the Delete Unused function to lighten the load, then I deleted ALL location marks. With a lightning-fast button manipulation I nabbed the IN mark, however even with much positive thinking and begging, it took me at least two minutes to place the OUT mark for a simple AUTOPUNCH operation. I do a lot of punching in and out so all this is becoming quite a nuisance, and THERE'S MOREß! As I mentioned in my initial post, sometimes my voice or guitar is getting recorded before the PUNCH-IN, and as I mentioned in an earlier post, the INPUT B simply doesn't work. All this means, I think, that during the repair time I will just go off with my guitar into the forest not too far away and "get acoustic" :-)

    Thank you once again for all your educated and generous help.
    Wiliam

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Age
    71
    Posts
    4,532
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 231 Times in 212 Posts
    Rep Power
    10181459
    In the manual there is a section called "Deleting unnecessary audio data from a song". Not sure it would help, but if the problem you've been having has been getting progressively worse, perhaps it may help. Just be sure the data you delete, you want to delete.

    Edit: Reread post.....
    I tried using the Delete Unused function to lighten the load
    I'm guessing I maybe suggested what you already did. Just slightly different wording from the manual
    Last edited by arcaxis; 05-20-2016 at 15:42.
    Mark.......

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to arcaxis For This Useful Post:


  9. #6
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    1,039
    Thanks
    212
    Thanked 123 Times in 116 Posts
    Rep Power
    2383180
    Have you updated the firmware? If you haven't....do that now. If you have........before sending it off for repair.............you might try to reinstall the latest operating system software. Firmware can act up in very strange ways. Good luck.
    Just A Song Writer..........

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Mickster For This Useful Post:


  11. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Geneva, Switzerland
    Posts
    59
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    6
    Mr. Mickster,
    Your last response may well have been a true inspiration. I updated my firmware to v115, started a new version of a tune I had been working on and had saved to a Playlist: so far, so good. (Of course, as you mentioned, sometimes everything goes just fine at the beginning...). Anyway, if this solves the problem it's going to be a real blessing 'cause I love recording with my Tascam DP-24 :-). Personal question - do you work with DAW materials as well as your DP-24? I like your sound a lot and I love your song ONE MORE CHANCE.
    Once again, THANK YOU. William

  12. #8
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    1,039
    Thanks
    212
    Thanked 123 Times in 116 Posts
    Rep Power
    2383180
    Quote Originally Posted by TECHNINOT View Post
    Mr. Mickster,
    Your last response may well have been a true inspiration. I updated my firmware to v115, started a new version of a tune I had been working on and had saved to a Playlist: so far, so good. (Of course, as you mentioned, sometimes everything goes just fine at the beginning...). Anyway, if this solves the problem it's going to be a real blessing 'cause I love recording with my Tascam DP-24 :-). Personal question - do you work with DAW materials as well as your DP-24? I like your sound a lot and I love your song ONE MORE CHANCE.
    Once again, THANK YOU. William
    Glad it's working for you William!! A firmware update can solve a lot of bugs. Make sure you are always using the best SD cards too. I do use Reaper for a lot of DAW work. I transfer lots of DP-24 WAV's back and forth for work with the great plug-ins Reaper has. I appreciate the compliment by the way.........thank you......but that particular song is one of the first I ever recorded............with very little knowledge......and by no means my best effort.
    Just A Song Writer..........

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. mesa boogie mark iic vs mark iv
    By jrhoden in forum Guitars and Basses
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-05-2009, 00:20
  2. Mark Bass Little Mark 2 limited edition
    By Obi-Wan zenabI in forum Guitars and Basses
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-04-2008, 19:12
  3. Anyone have a tape machine with autopunch?
    By jake-owa in forum Analog Recording & Mixing - Tape & Gear
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 06-30-2003, 18:53
  4. C1 functions?
    By A1A2 in forum Microphones
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 02-08-2002, 18:33

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •