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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:04 pm    Post subject: Tascam 2488 portastudio... Reply with quote

Anyone have any experience with it? I'm thinking I'm going to pick one up, moreso for recording drums, but any information/soundclips you guys could give me would be great.

Mike, that's what you use, or used, isn't it?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the smaller version, the 788 and it was wicked. the 2488 is it's much bigger brother, 8 tracks at once? 24 in mixdown?

It's a beast, you'll love it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

is it analog or digital?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Digital.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i loved my tascam tape portastudio. then i got cakewalk. but then i tried this fostex thingy a couple years ago, and it sucked balls. too many buttons and menus with a dinky screen and heiroglyphics. back to cakewalk.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I use Sonar. I think once you experience all that flexibility it's hard to be constrained again.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

does cakewalk have anything close to all the outboard gear for sonar that digidesign does for protools? i've always wondered about how comparable they are in a toe-to-toe contest.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Protools = Chuck Norris
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chico > Chuck Norris
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dots wrote:
does cakewalk have anything close to all the outboard gear for sonar that digidesign does for protools? i've always wondered about how comparable they are in a toe-to-toe contest.


you mean HW? You can use any HW you want with it - it supports it all and you can get the same stuff cheaper because you can shop around and aren't tied in to the brand. I'm a big exponent of it. I bought a 10in/10out 24-bit 96kHz audio interface with 4 ultra-quiet high headroom preamps that can accept TRS jacks or XLRs, with 48V phantom power and -10dB pads on each, also a HiZ input for DI'd guitar/bass - all for <500.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike wrote:
dots wrote:
does cakewalk have anything close to all the outboard gear for sonar that digidesign does for protools? i've always wondered about how comparable they are in a toe-to-toe contest.


you mean HW? You can use any HW you want with it - it supports it all and you can get the same stuff cheaper because you can shop around and aren't tied in to the brand. I'm a big exponent of it. I bought a 10in/10out 24-bit 96kHz audio interface with 4 ultra-quiet high headroom preamps that can accept TRS jacks or XLRs, with 48V phantom power and -10dB pads on each, also a HiZ input for DI'd guitar/bass - all for <500.


finally remembered to check this. . . what i'm talking about are the protools external processors. digidesign makes pci cards that plug into external enclosures with extra processing power. it's how you can get 64 tracks going all at once. i don't suppose cakewalk does that?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any number of manufacturer's make the Audio Hardware you're talking about. Cakewalk are a software house only. The freedom to buy HW at the correct functionality/pricepoint is the advantage.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool, i was just wondering. couldn't find anything like what digidesign does on cakewalk's site, so it's gotta be 3rd party if anybody's doing that.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i own a 2488 and use it for recording and mastering. i've heard of people having problems with it freezing up but i can tell you, in two years, i've never had a problem with mine it at all. i use a boss 1180 (i prefer the effects in the boss unit over tascam) to record ten tracks, then dump that to a stereo track on the tascam. that leaves me 20+ tracks left to record with. not to whore myself out here but if you want to hear what i recorded on the tascam, check out myspace.com/giginthesky. all five songs were recorded using the 2488.
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