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Tascam DP-004 Owner's Manual

Tascam portable 4-track digital pocketstudio owner's manual.

 
D01054920B
DP-004
Portable
4-Track Digital
Pocketstudio
This device has a serial
number located on the
bottom panel. Please
record it and retain it for
your records.
Serial number:
__________________
OWNER'S MANUAL

Summary of Contents

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    D01054920B DP-004 Portable 4-Track Digital Pocketstudio This device has a serial number located on the bottom panel. Please record it and retain it for your records. Serial number: __________________ OWNER'S MANUAL...

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    Do not expose this apparatus to drips or splashes. ASCAM DP-004 Do not place any objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus. •...

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    CAUTION Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by TEAC CORPORATION for compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment. Model Number Trade Name : TASCAM Responsible party Address : 7733 Telegraph Road, Montebello, Telephone number This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

  • Page 4: Tascam Dp-

    For more information about collection and recycling of old products and batteries, please contact your local municipality, your waste disposal service or the point of sale where you purchased the items. TASCAM DP-004 Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union These symbols are only valid in the European Union.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Setting the contrast Table of Contents ... 28 ... 28 ... 31 ... 31 ... 32 ... 32 ... 33 ... 34 ... 34 ... 36 ... 38 ... 39 ... 43 ... 44 ... 45 ... 46 TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Recording the master track ... 64 Undoing operations (undo) ... 66 Undoing the last operation (single undo) ... 66 TASCAM DP-004 Undoing a previous operation (multi-undo) ... 66 Erasing the operation history ... 68 7–Recorder Functions Punching in and out Bouncing tracks Using the bounce function ...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Audio performance ... 103 General ... 103 Optional accessories ... 104 Computer requirements ... 104 Dimensions ... 104 Block diagram Messages 14–Commonly-used Functions ... 87 ... 91 ... 103 Table of Contents ... 105 ... 106 ... 109 TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 8: Introduction, Overview Of This Unit, About This Manual, Manual Conventions

    Manual conventions This manual often refers to the DP-004 as “the unit” and the SD card as the “card.” When we refer to DP-004 features such as keys and connections, we display them like this:...

  • Page 9: Product Parts, Trademarks

    (e.g. key, key). F2 ( EXEC We give hints and tips on using the DP-004 when you see this icon. A note provides additional explanations for NOTE special situations. A caution shows that you may lose data CAUTION (recordings) if you do not follow the instructions.

  • Page 10: About Sd Cards, Precautions For Use, Beware Of Condensation, Cleaning The Unit

    This unit uses SD cards for recording and playback. SD and SDHC cards that are at least 512 MB in size can be used. A list of SD cards that have been tested with this unit can be found on the TASCAM web site (www.tascam.com). Precautions for use SD cards are delicate media.

  • Page 11: Quick Start Guides, Qsg 1–playback And Mixing, Preparing To Listen To The Demo Song

    A screen prompting you to format it appears if you insert such an SD card. 2 Insert four AA batteries into the compartment, paying attention to the plus/minus (+/–) orienta- tion. This unit can use alkaline or NiMH batteries. TASCAM DP-004...

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    3 Close the battery compartment cover after install- ing the SD card and batteries. 4 Connect headphones to the Headphones TASCAM DP-004 CAUTION The volume adjustment dial is small and does not have any indications. Before turning the power ON, always turn it in the direction of the arrow until it stops to minimize the volume.

  • Page 13: Playing And Mixing The Demo Song

    , and press the SONG wheel to select , and press the DATA LOAD screen that shows a SONG LOAD wheel to select DATA DEMOSONG key. EXEC screen reopens. SONG key to reopen the Home Screen. HOME TASCAM DP-004 , and press...

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    Use the knobs to adjust the balance between LEVEL tracks 1–4. Use the dial to adjust the final monitoring VOLUME level. TASCAM DP-004 key and use ¥ MASTER LEVEL 7 Use the tracks 1–4. knobs to adjust the stereo position of...

  • Page 15: Shutting Down The Unit, Qsg 2–recording And Mastering, Connecting And Setting The Input Sources

    MIC/LINE–GUITAR switch to MIC/LINE. 3 Press the INPUT SETTING screen. SETTING connector INPUT A switch on the left side key to open the INPUT TASCAM DP-004...

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    INPUT B At first, the input source for IN A is already selected. 4 Use the wheel to change the DATA GUITAR/LINE TASCAM DP-004 5 Press the INPUT B IN B 6. Use the DATA channels. INT . MIC B-Low...

  • Page 17: Loading A Song File

    3 Use the DATA to open the SONG LOAD appears. key to open the screen. MENU MENU wheel to select and press SONG menu screen. wheel to select and press LOAD screen. A list of the songs TASCAM DP-004 ¥ ¥...

  • Page 18: Setting The Guitar As Track 1 Recording Source, Adjusting The Input Level And Monitoring

    1 in this example. See “Adding another recording (1)” on page 21 and “Adding another recording (2)” on page 22 for how to change track recording sources. TASCAM DP-004 and press Adjusting the input level and monitoring SONG001...

  • Page 19: Recording Guitar To Track 1

    REC indicator of the track that it is assigned to is not lit. Recording guitar to track 1 1 Press the that the track is in record standby. key. The key blinks showing TRACK 1 REC TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 20: Listening To Your Recording

    You are recording. Play your guitar! 3 When you are finished, press the stop ( stop recording. TASCAM DP-004 4 Press the TRACK 1 REC Listening to your recording 1 To go to the beginning of the song, press the...

  • Page 21: Adding Another Recording (1)—record Guitar To Track 2

    ) that are the INPUT A INPUT B is assigned as the recording INPUT A is assigned INPUT B (¶) key to select to change its TRACK 2 IN B wheel to set the input to DATA IN A TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 22: Adding Another Recording (2)—record Vocals On Track 3

    Á record ( ) key to start recording. The – key stops blinking and stays lit constantly. TASCAM DP-004 You are recording again. Play your guitar! 9 When you are finished, press the stop ( stop recording. 10 Press the TRACK 2 REC Adding another recording (2)—record vocals...

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    , change it to INT . MIC B-Mid . If the indicator continues to light even , move the sound source INT . MIC B-Low is shown by the MIC B TASCAM DP-004 INT . MIC . If INT .

  • Page 24: Mixing The Tracks

    ª Press the playback ( ) key to play the recorded Á guitar tracks while you practice the vocal part. TASCAM DP-004 dial as Both guitar parts and your singing can be heard VOLUME through the headphones. 8 Use the track...

  • Page 25: Mastering The Mix

    “ ” appears and this position is set SET OUT ! as the point, which will be the end point of the master. screen. I /O SETTING key at F4 ( TASCAM DP-004...

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    F4 ( EXEC recording mode and return to the Home Screen. TASCAM DP-004 key) to return to the 7 Press the playback (Á) key while pressing RECORDER MODE and holding the record (–) key to start master recording.

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    Do not remove the card or batteries when the unit is turned on. Failure to power off properly first will cause any recordings and settings made since POCKETSTUD IO the last power off and song save to be lost. This data cannot be recovered. TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 28: Names And Functions Of Parts, Top Panel

    Press and hold this key to turn the unit ON and OFF. (See “Start-up & shutdown” on page 36.) The indicator lights when the power is on. TASCAM DP-004 REPEAT key Turns the repeat playback mode on and off. (See “Repeat playback”...

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    If you press the key while holding down the (overload) PLAY (¥) key, recording will begin on every track in recording standby mode (the LEVEL screen where INPUT ASSIGN key to put a track in recording standby RECORD (–) indicator lights). TASCAM DP-004...

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    STOP ( · ) key Press this key alone to stop recording, playback, fast forward and fast rewind. If you press the Ô TASCAM DP-004 or  key at the same time, the transport will also locate to the head of the song ( recording start position (LRP).

  • Page 31: Front Panel, Rear Panel

    Set the MIC/LINE-GUITAR to match the input. channel INPUT B (external mic) is chosen on the screen. Unbalanced line and mic channel INPUT A (external mic) is chosen on screen. Unbalanced guitar, line switch on the left side panel TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 32: Right Side Panel, Left Side Panel

    92.) DC IN 5V connector Connect a dedicated power adaptor (PS-P520, sold separately). TASCAM DP-004 Left side panel MIC/LINE-GUITAR switch Set this switch to match the input signal to the jack on the rear panel. For mic or line signals, set it .

  • Page 33: Bottom

    3–Names and Functions of Parts Battery compartment The batteries (four AA) that power the unit are inserted here. The SD card slot is in the back of the compartment. SD card slot Insert the SD card into the slot. TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 34: Preparations, Preparing The Power And Sd Card, Installing An Sd Card

    • A list of SD cards that have been tested with this • unit can be found on the TASCAM web site (www.tascam.com). Insert the SD card into the SD card slot inside the battery compartment on the bottom of the unit.

  • Page 35: Preparing The Power, Installing Batteries

    SD card” section. Insert 4 AA batteries in the box according to the + and - indications. Protected CAUTION The included alkaline batteries are for confirming the operation of the unit and might not last very long. 4–Preparations TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 36: Connecting An Ac Adapter (sold Separately), Start-up & Shutdown, Starting Up The Unit

    PS-P520 (sold separately) DC plug NOTE The adapter powers the unit if the adapter is connected even if batteries are installed. TASCAM DP-004 Start-up & shutdown Starting up the unit Press and hold the “ ” appears (or the TASCAM green).

  • Page 37: Shutting Down

    When the power is turned off, the operation history of the currently loaded song will be erased (cleared). You will not be able to undo or redo operations on the song when you turn the power back on. TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 38: Formatting Sd Cards

    The first time you put a new SD card in this unit, a screen prompting you to format it appears. TASCAM DP-004 NOTE The screen prompting you to format it also appears if you put in an SD card that has been formatted by any device other than this unit.

  • Page 39: Display Screens, Home Screen

    When a battery is being used, a battery icon shows the amount of power remaining in bars ( The battery is almost dead and the power will soon turn off if the icon has no bars AC adapter (sold separately) . When using the appears. TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 40: Screen Organization

    Level meter for stereo outputs (L, R) Shows the output signal level from the connector. TASCAM DP-004 Screen Organization The display provides information and allow various settings to be made and functions to be used.

  • Page 41: Using The Screens

    § and ¶ at the bottom of the screen 4–Preparations ¥ MENU opens the sub-menu screen.) TRACK ED IT DATA at the bottom of the BA CK screen above, press the TUNER TASCAM DP-004...

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    NEXT screen. To leave a screen accessed by a dedicated key press • the function key that corresponds to TASCAM DP-004 wheel to set To execute the function, press the function key that • corresponds to To return to the Home Screen from a menu screen •...

  • Page 43: Editing Names

    SAVE CREATE (¥) key (See “5-Song item from the menu WAVE (¥) key (see “Exporting a stereo item from the SONG BACKUP DATA BACKUP (¥) key to open the key (see “Backing-up songs” on page TASCAM DP-004 NAME SONG...

  • Page 44: Recorder Modes

    F4 ( cursor position. When finished editing, press the • the new name. TASCAM DP-004 Recorder modes This unit has four recorder modes. The ordinary mode is Multitrack mode. In this mode, this unit functions as a multitrack recorder. The other modes are Bounce, Master Rec and Master Play.

  • Page 45: Connecting With Other Equipment, Rear Panel Connections, Right Side Panel Connections

    INPUT A or INPUT B Right side panel connections TASCAM PS-P520 (sold separately) Connect guitars and basses to INPUT A NOTE Recorder functions cannot be used when connected to a computer by USB 4–Preparations AC outlet DC plug Computer TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 46: Left Side Panel Connections, Setting The Contrast

    Left side panel connections Headphones Speakers with built-in amplification or audio system TASCAM DP-004 Setting the contrast The LCD display contrast can be adjusted. Use the following procedures to adjust the contrast. 1 When the Home Screen is open, press the to open the screen.

  • Page 47: Song Management, Partitions And Songs, Selecting The Active Partition

    DATA CARD key to open the menu screen. ¥) CARD 3 Use the wheel to select DATA PARTITION key to open the ¥) PARTITION display shows the MTR partition list. screen. MENU and press the and press screen TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 48: Loading A Saved Song

    EXEC 5 Press to select. The unit saves the current F3 ( TASCAM DP-004 song before changing partitions. It then loads the last used song on that partition. Loading a saved song Follow these procedures to load a song from the active partition.

  • Page 49: Creating A New Song, Saving A Song

    3 Turn the (¥) key. to save the currently loaded song and EXEC key to open the MENU wheel to select , and press the DATA SONG menu screen. SONG wheel to select , and press the DATA SAVE TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 50: Viewing Song Information

    SONG Viewing song information You can check the name, partition and remaining recording time of the currently loaded song. TASCAM DP-004 1. When the Home Screen is open, press the to open the screen. MENU 2. Turn the...

  • Page 51: Copying Songs

    7 Turn the partition and press the wheel to select a song that you want DATA (✔) key. key to open a screen where you F2 ( NEXT wheel to select the copy destination DATA key. F4 ( EXEC TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 52: Erasing Songs

    (¥) key to open the menu screen. SONG 3 Turn the wheel to select DATA ERASE (¥) key. TASCAM DP-004 menu screen This opens the list of songs in the active partition. F1 ( BACK 4 Turn the to erase and press the A check appears in the checkbox.

  • Page 53: Protecting Songs

    “ ,” and DATA PROTECT key. F2 ( EXEC menu SONG Song ” appears and the operation is prevented. to “ ” in step 4. PROTECT TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 54: Basic Recording, Selecting The Input Source

    INPUT SETTING Use the items to set the input sources IN A IN B for the channels. INPUT A INPUT B TASCAM DP-004 2 Use the setting, and turn the IN B input source. INPUT A INPUT selection choices IN A...

  • Page 55: Monitoring The Input Signal, Setting The Monitoring Mode

    6–Basic Recording indicator is not lit. INPUT A connector. LINE OUT channels. INPUT B INPUT SETTING screen. (§) and (¶) keys to select the wheel to select the DATA TASCAM DP-004 INPUT B key to open MODE...

  • Page 56: About The Ol Indicators And Meters

    As shown below, if a “–” appears at the top of a TASCAM DP-004 meter, the level is too high (when a “–” appears, it will stay on screen for a while before automatically...

  • Page 57: Assigning Input Channels

    This unit can simultaneously record a maximum of two tracks. You can also record one input channel to two tracks simultaneously (in this case, you cannot use the other input channel). You cannot assign two input channels to the same track. knob. MASTER LEVEL TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 58: Making The First Recording

    (¶) keys to select a track to change its current input channel. 3 Turn the wheel to set the input to DATA TASCAM DP-004 screen. 4 When finished making settings, press the key to return to the Home Screen. Making the first recording...

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    To go to the beginning of the song (00:00:00:00), press the stop (ª) key. (This is the Return To Zero (RTZ) function) 6 Press the playback (Á) key to play the recorded 6–Basic Recording Ô key while pressing and holding the TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 60: Overdubbing

    Use the LEVEL dial or the volume on your monitoring VOLUME system to adjust the final monitoring volume. TASCAM DP-004 MASTER NOTE • Track PAN and LEVEL knobs control the playback output signal on already recorded tracks. They do not control the input signals.

  • Page 61: Setting Up To Overdub, Rehearsal

    (Á) key to start playback. Just as though you were recording, you can monitor the sound of already recorded tracks playing back and the input source on the track for recording, allowing you to check the monitor balance and volume. TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 62: Recording An Overdub, Mixdown, Level And Balance, Stereo Position (panning), Mastering

    If the volume is too loud, the sound will be distorted. TASCAM DP-004 NOTE The track meters on the Home Screen show the recorded signal levels on the tracks. Therefore, these meters do not change even when the LEVEL knobs are adjusted.

  • Page 63: Setting The End Point

    For how to adjust the OUT point and for other functions, see “Setting IN and OUT points” on page 73. 6–Basic Recording key at F4 ( ” appears and this position is set as key to return to the Home Screen. HOME TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 64: Recording The Master Track

    In this mode, the track mix signal (which will be recorded) is heard through headphones or a moni- toring system during playback and recording. TASCAM DP-004 NOTE When this unit is in master recording mode, some play- back functions and other functions do not work. If you try to use these functions, the “In Master Mode”...

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    “Exporting a stereo master” on page 100). • A stereo master can be copied to any track pair among tracks 1–4 by creating a “clone” track (see “CLONE TRACK (track duplication)” on page 87). 6–Basic Recording ) key to start playback. Á TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 66: Undoing Operations (undo), Undoing The Last Operation (single Undo), Undoing A Previous Operation (multi-undo)

    (when undo has been used). Cancelling an undo operation (redo) Press the key when it is lit to return to the UN/REDO TASCAM DP-004 state of the last operation. The UN/REDO turns OFF. NOTE If single undo is used when multi-undo (described below) has already been used to return the unit to a previous state, it will go one more step backward.

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    Erased events cannot be restored. • When the power is turned OFF the operation screen, HISTORY history is completely erased. The operation history is not restored when the power is turned ON again. 6–Basic Recording TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 68: Erasing The Operation History

    4 Press the key to clear the operation history F3 ( and erase unused data. The Home Screen reopens when this operation completes. TASCAM DP-004 To cancel erasing the operation history, press the • key instead of the • If you open the HISTORY screen immediately after erasing the operation history, the event (operation) that appears is “0”...

  • Page 69: Recorder Functions, Punching In And Out, Bouncing Tracks

    1–4 as a stereo mix to tracks 1 and 2 (stereo bounce), or bounce tracks 1–4 as a mono mix to track 1 (mono bounce). NOTE Inside this unit, a mixdown is made to create a mix master that is recorded to the designated tracks. TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 70: Using The Bounce Function

    (single undo)” on page 66). Using the bounce function 1 Press to open the REC MODE RECORDER MODE TASCAM DP-004 2 Turn the 3 Press the mode and return to the Home Screen. Can be overwritten 4 Press the tracks (the indicators light).

  • Page 71: Confirming The Result, Locate And Search Functions, Direct Locate Function

    1 Use the key to return HOME between the time divisions. You can edit the value at the cursor positions. The seconds are selected in the following figure. key to move the cursor (underline) F1 ( D IGIT TASCAM DP-004...

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    4 After setting the desired time value, press the playback (Á) key to start playback from that position. TASCAM DP-004 RTZ and LRP Use simple key operations to return to the top of a song or to the position where recording last started.

  • Page 73: Fast Forward/rewind Search, Repeat Playback, Setting In And Out Points

    You can also use the F3 and F4 keys to capture IN and OUT points when the Home Screen is open. screen. I /O SETTING key at desired ” or “ ” SET OUT ! TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 74: Editing In/out Points

    (see the first I /O SETTING screen figure in the previous section), press the key to open the edit screen. ED IT TASCAM DP-004 2 Edit the values of IN and OUT points using the following guidelines. Use the (§) and (¶) keys to move the cursor...

  • Page 75: Using Repeat Playback, Setting The Interval Between Repetitions

    Turn the Repeat Int to set the value from 0.5 to 9.9 sec. in 0.1-sec. units. 4 When finished making settings, press the key to return to the Home Screen. screen. MENU , and press screen. wheel DATA HOME TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 76: Miscellaneous Functions, Metronome

    Select (metronome OFF), REC&PLAY both during recording and playback) or (functions only during recording). TASCAM DP-004 TEMPO Set speed from 20 to 250 beats per minute (BPM). BEAT Set the frequency of the accent from 1 to 12 for different time signatures.

  • Page 77: Tuner

    For example, in the following screen, the desired tuning is D but the string pitch is too low. screen. MENU wheel to select and press the TUNER screen. TUNER item (standard Calibration wheel to set the standard frequency TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 78: Turning The Power Off Automatically

    You can set the time until the power automatically turns OFF after the last use when using the batteries. 1 When the Home Screen is open, press the to open the screen. MENU TASCAM DP-004 2 Select PREFERENCE PREFERENCE 3 Use the Off setting value, and turn the...

  • Page 79: Viewing Information

    1 When the Home Screen is open, press the to open the MENU 2 Turn the DATA (¥) key. to initialize the unit. The PREFERENCE key to cancel initialization. key to return to the HOME MENU screen. wheel to select and press INFORMATION TASCAM DP-004...

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    F4 ( PREV NEXT page. The pages contain the following information. page: name and partition of currently loaded SONG song, remaining recording time on partition TASCAM DP-004 page: MTR partitions and capacities, FAT CARD partition capacity page: SYSTEM Repeat Interval...

  • Page 81: Sd Card Management, Overview Of Partitions, Write-protected Cards

    SD cards have write-protect (lock) switches. Unprotected Files cannot be recorded or edited on a card if you slide its switch down. Slide the switch down if you want to prevent the contents of the card from being changed or erased. Protected TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 82: Formatting Cards And Setting Partition Sizes

    DATA FORMAT (¥) key. screen opens. FORMAT TASCAM DP-004 The following table shows the FAT and MTR screen. partition sizes for different SD card capacities. The MENU FAT partition size is set automatically according , and press the to card capacity.

  • Page 83: Reformatting Mtr Partitions

    (¥) key to open the 3 Turn the DATA menu screen CARD key instead of F4 ( key. key to open the MENU wheel to select , and press the CARD menu screen. CARD wheel to select REFORMAT TASCAM DP-004 MENU...

  • Page 84: Reformatting The Fat Partition

    DATA want to reformat and press the A pop-up message warning that all data on the partition will be erased appears. TASCAM DP-004 screen. 5 Press the REFORMAT When reformatting finishes the •...

  • Page 85: Initializing Sd Cards

    To cancel initialization, press the • of the F3 ( CAUTION If you want to use the card with a DP-004 again you will need to format it (see “Formatting SD cards” on page 38). key to open the MENU...

  • Page 86: Edit Points

    Edit points Among track editing functions, SILENT, CUT and OPEN use the IN and OUT points for editing. These TASCAM DP-004 are the same IN and OUT points used for repeat playback. See “Setting IN and OUT points” (on page 73) for instructions about how to do this.

  • Page 87: Clone Track (track Duplication)

    1 /2 SOURCE TRK choices are (single track). If ) or 1 /2 , the choices are DESTINATION TRK F2 ( EXEC key to return to F1 ( BACK menu screen without editing. TASCAM DP-004 SOURCE , the MASTER 1 /2...

  • Page 88: Clean Out (track Erase), Silence (part Erase)

    This completely erases the selected track. This erases the entire track, so the IN and OUT points have no effect. There is only one parameter. TASCAM DP-004 CLEAN OUT TRK Select the track or tracks to erase. The choices are (single track),...

  • Page 89: Cut (remove Part)

    IN point. As a result, the length of the track becomes shorter. F2 ( EXEC key to return BACK There is only one parameter. The IN and OUT points appear on the screen, but they cannot be changed here. 10–Editing Tracks TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 90: Open (insert Silence)

    This operation splits a track at the IN point and the beginning of the part after the IN point is shifted to the OUT point. As a result, the length of the track becomes longer. TASCAM DP-004 (single track), 1 /2 (tracks 1 to There is only one parameter.

  • Page 91: Exchanging Data With A Computer

    One or more tracks can be converted to WAV files and exported to a computer, and WAV files (one at a time) on a computer can be imported to this unit. These WAV files are stored on the WAVE directory of this unit’s FAT partition. TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 92: Supported Operating Systems, Connecting With A Computer

    CAUTION When disconnecting this unit from the computer, follow the correct procedures for your computer OS. If TASCAM DP-004 these procedures are not followed correctly, data on the FAT partition could be damaged (see “Connecting with a computer” below).

  • Page 93: Disconnecting

    If you turn the unit’s power ON after making the USB connection, the screen above appears right away. The unit appears as an external drive named “DP-004” on the computer’s display. CAUTION • Do not make a USB connection when the remain- ing battery level is low.

  • Page 94: Song Backup And Restoration, Backing-up Songs

    Trash, or type Command-E to eject the DP-004. Depending on the OS version or OS settings you might also be able to eject the “DP-004” icon by clicking an eject button next to it in the Finder window or by using a control key.

  • Page 95

    Ô / DATA keys, to name the song (maximum of 8 char- F2 ( EXEC ” and an icon appear on the display. DATA BACKUP TASCAM DP-004 key.

  • Page 96: Restoring Songs

    CD-R, for example. • You can also restore a backed-up song file to a differ- ent DP-004 unit. Since files can be shared freely between DP-004 units, you can easily conduct over- dubbing or mixdown at different locations. TASCAM DP-004 Restoring songs Basically, restoring is the reverse of backing up.

  • Page 97: Track Import And Export, Importing Tracks

    2 Use the computer to copy WAV files on its drive to the WAVE directory in this unit’s FAT partition. 3 Disconnect the unit from the computer using the proper procedures and then remove the USB cable (see “Disconnecting” on page 93). TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 98

    FAT partition, but those spaces are not included in the actual file name. 6 Turn the wheel to select the WAV file that you DATA TASCAM DP-004 want to import, and press the DATA The amount of open space on the currently active (¥) key to partition and the size of the selected WAV file appear on the display.

  • Page 99: Exporting Tracks

    In step 3 above, if you press the F2 (NEXT) key after selecting a track but before putting a checkmark next to any track, the selected track is exported alone. key. The F2 ( NEXT TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 100: Exporting A Stereo Master

    “.WAV” extension. Furthermore, do not use special TASCAM DP-004 symbols, for example. You can import the tracks that you exported to the • computer to this unit or another DP-004. – ”) Are you sure? Exporting a stereo master You can export a stereo master that you have made on the unit (see “Mastering”...

  • Page 101

    7 After copying finishes, disconnect the unit from the computer using the proper procedures and then remove the USB cable (see “Disconnecting” on page 93). wheel and the key. A F2 ( EXEC TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 102: Troubleshooting

    Is the control set to high enough? • VOLUME TASCAM DP-004 Why does the sound I'm recording sound distorted? Are the • LEVEL the top panel of the unit set too high? Is the input source too loud? Isn’t the monitor system distorted as the monitor...

  • Page 103: Specifications & Messages, Audio Input/output Ratings, Audio Performance, General

    General Recording media SD card (512 MB - 2 GB) or SDHC card (4 GB - 32 GB) File system MTR partition: TASCAM original FAT partition: FAT32 Battery life About 8 hours (Record mode) About 8.5 hours (Music playback mode) (when measured with alkaline batteries.

  • Page 104: Optional Accessories, Computer Requirements, Dimensions

    USB (USB 2.0 recommended) Macintosh Power PC, iMac, G3, G4 266 MHz or faster 64 MB or more memory USB port (USB 2.0 recommended) TASCAM DP-004 Recommended USB host controller Intel chipset Supported OS Windows Windows 2000 SP4 or later, Windows XP and Windows Vista Macintosh Mac OS X 10.2 or later...

  • Page 105

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  • Page 106

    You tried to export a master track which was too large for the remaining space on fthe FAT partition Master T rack T oo Large ("Exporting a stereo master" on page 100) . Connect the unit to a computer and free up some space on the FAT partition. TASCAM DP-004 Meaning and remedy...

  • Page 107

    Save the song and turn the unit off and then on, and perform track edit again. T rk Edi t F ai l Replace the batteries with new ones or use a PS-P520 AC adapter (sold separately). Battery Empty 13–Specifications & Messages Meaning and remedy ® ® CARD FORMAT TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 108

    If these error message continue to appear, please contact a TEAC Repair Center. SD Read Busy SD Wri te Busy /F Error F i leErr Audio Rst F ai l SaveParam F ai l Mount Error SD-Card Error ! TASCAM DP-004 Meaning and remedy...

  • Page 109

    This section is a brief guide to some operations on the DP-004 which may not be immediately obvious from looking at the panel controls. Key sequences are written like this: “press and hold the key and press STOP How to...

  • Page 110

    Insert silence at a point in a track Cut and close up part a track Remove a section of a track and replace it with silence Make an exact copy of (clone) a track TASCAM DP-004 Keys, etc. TO press REC MODE ® MASTER ®...

  • Page 111

    See "Assigning input channels" on page 57. See "Setting interval between repetitions" on page 75. ® PREFERENCE See "Turning the power off automatically" on page 78. ® PREFERENCE See "Setting the contrast" on page 46. ® PREFERENCE Description TASCAM DP-004...

  • Page 112

    Río Churubusco 364, Colonia Del Carmen, Delegación Coyoacán, CP 04100, México DF, México TEAC UK LIMITED Phone: +44-8451-302511 Suites 19 & 20, Building 6, Croxley Green Business Park, Hatters Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire. WD18 8TE, U.K. TEAC EUROPE GmbH Phone: +49-611-71580 Bahnstrasse 12, 65205 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim, Germany DP-004 www.tascam.jp www.tascam.com www.tascam.com www.teacmexico.net www.tascam.co.uk www.tascam.de...

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