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Beginner question -- cables for Portastudio 414 MKII

Hello. I am new to the forum and new to tape recording, too. In fact, I just purchased a Portastudio 414 MK II and am waiting for it to arrive. I will mostly fiddle around with it to make demos on its own, but once I have the basics figured out I want to know how best to connect this to my computer. I use an Apogee Duet as an interface through Garage Band (I know there are far better DAWs out there, but I am still very green when it comes to recording and Garage Band has worked ok for the basic needs I've had so far). So, my questions are:

Recording analog drum machines to Tascam Portastudio

Hi there,

I'd like to know if any of you have every tried recording analog drum machines onto a Tascam Portastudio?

I want to record a Korg Volca Beats to my Tascam Portastudio 414 mkii but no matter what I try there's feedback and the kick sounds very unstable.

Any help at all?


Tascam Portastudio: Your Opinion and/or Experience

Hi, I'm brand new on this board and just found it through a Google search.

I'm new to home recording, so just dipping my toe in. It looks like I can get a used Tascam Portastudio DP-02 for around $100.00 on CL or eBay.

I'm not an electric guitar player -- in fact, I don't even own one -- but I do own nine acoustics, including a Gibson and a Martin, and three mandolins. I've begun writing songs in my head, and I need something to capture the melody, since I don't read or write music.

Tascam Portastudio 414 8 track problem

Hi guys,

For some reason track 1 is giving me allot of distortion. Has the volume pegged pretty much. I tried cleaning the tape head, but it didn't work. Also there does not need to be a tape for there to be distortion. If I just hit play without any tape I get the same thing. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated!


Tascam portastudio 424 mk11 into protools?

Hey everyone, I am a newbie here, and also a freshman interms of my audio experience.

I just wanted to see if anyone else out there has ever sort of hooked up their vintage tape/analog set up and worked within protools, and sort of did a mesh between analog and protools editing?

I just wanted to see if you had any tips or tricks.

Right now I am working on connecting my Tascam 4 track into the pro tools interface to see what I can transfer/work with from it. Or if its possible to record direct from the analog sound into digital?

Universal Audio Becomes RTAS Plug-In Developer For Avid Pro Tools

For those of you who found issue with Pro Tools 9 NOT having TDM support here's a bit of news.

Universal Audio Becomes RTAS Plug-In Developer For Avid Pro Tools

I can only speculate that this means, HEAT may become available as a powered Plugin for the UAD-2 Cards. Of course, this now means you will have to buy another piece of hardware for the extra functionality. $700 is a far cry from $8000 for an HD1 card.

RTAS - Real Time AudioSuite

Real Time AudioSuite. Based on Digidesign’s AudioSuite plug-in architecture that uses off-line processing, RTAS acts exactly like a TDM plug-in, but instead of using Digidesign DSP, uses the host computers processing capability. The upside is that RTAS does not require the expensive hardware that TDM does, but the downside is that the number of instantiations will vary with processor power, and there are certain limitations as to where a plug-in can be placed.
(See TDM)

Advice needed for 24 track portastudios

Hello all my first post here :D Im new to recordings though i have used pro studios many times for the bands that i have played in myself, i no longer have the time to travel to studios but still want to record new material, i would like to produce something of a decent standard if at all possible using a portastudio ! are there any machines worth buying ? i have a budget of approx £500 to £600 ( British pounds ) one item did catch my eye " Tascam 2488 neo " !
Angel :)