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TASCAM is the professional audio division of TEAC Corporation, headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, California. TASCAM established the Home Recording phenomenon by creating the "Project Studio" and is credited as the inventor of the Portastudio, the first cassette-based multi-track home studio recorders.

Analog Recording with a Tascam 424 mark III

Trying to find instructions for analog recording online has been a dead end for me so I’m reaching out here.

My set up is simple:
Mic’d guitar
And mic’d vocal
Goes into Midas DM12 mixer
(All the basic outs are used for PA)

Then I have a Tascam 424 mark III four track recorder and I want to capture this “mix” from the remaining RECORD OUT RCA connection that goes into my Tascam SUB INPUT RCA input.

Tascam releases entry level interfaces with 4 sample buffer capability!

Tascam has a new line of entry level interfaces with drivers that have buffers as small as 4 samples (on Windows)! This is over a USB-C connection.

This is the smallest asio buffer size i am aware of on any interface. With some rme and focusrite buffers around 3ms at 64 sample, are we approaching sub-milisecond lantencies over usb? This would be awsome! Ill keep my eyes open for latency specs, as i have not seem them yet.

Just thought it was an intersting innovation, and a good sign for interfaces of all ranges.

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:

Tascam ATR-60 8 track - Good price? And help to understand (missing manuals)

Hi folks,

this is my first thread here after soooo much reading of this supercool forum! I hope that the thread will be helpful for other people too.

I want to buy my first multitrack - accually on 70% I bought it - I made a deal with a seller and I have one week for change my mind. It is TASCAM ATR 60 8 tape recorder with: (see attached pics)

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?


Synchronizing Tascam HS-P82 with SD Mixpre-6 during recording


Is there anyway I could synchronize TASCAM HS-P82 with Sound Devices Mixpre-6 during recording, so that the audio tracks would be in sync for mixing.

I have never worked with syncing, so my question may be naive, but maybe somebody has some actual experience and could share his/her knowledge.

Thanks anyway...

Sound Devices Mixpre-6 vs Tascam HS-P82 Little Test

Here is another test I did today to compare Sound Devices Mixpre-6 vs Tascam HS-P82.

It's not a strictly scientific test, but I think one can get the taste of how both recorders compare in sonic quality.
One of them is called Recorder_01, the other is Recorder_02, for obvious reasons.

Tascam Ts r8 problem

I haven't used this machine for a while, but hooked it up and the left spool won't snug up....right spool mechanism is fine...when I put the left spool on, line up the tabs, turn the tightening collar there is a lot of slop and the spool wobbles...any ideas, of something that needs to be tightened or something broke...anyone know if TEAC still supports this machine...?
thanks, Terry