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Tascam DP-24SD & DP-32SD

Step-by-Step Guide

This guide complements the Tutorial Videos and can be used as a quick-start or as a reference. Unlike the videos, which use the block diagram to overview and understand how the machine works, the quide  contains straight-forward steps for practical tasks such as 'How to record', How to add reverb', 'How to bounce', 'How to backup tracks & songs', etc. Details & background info are also provided, but are arranged so they can be easily read or skipped as reqd.

The latest Contents and sample pages show the range of topics.

A few user reviews are on the Tascam forum here & here.

The guide is a PDF document which will be sent via email. It has clickable cross-references for use on-screen... or you can print it out; everything is in alphabetic order for easy navigation.
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Tutorial Videos on YouTube

These Youtube videos cover many aspects of the dp24 & dp32 machines, including generic recording tips & info. The tutorial is aimed at the novice, but takes an unorthodox approach by using the block diagram to explain how the machine works and how the controls relate to each other, so may be of interest to others.

There are currently 24 videos in the series, split into 14 parts; see Playlist

If you prefer a written guide, see the Step-by-Step Guide - no block diagrams; just plain simple steps for practical tasks.

The tutorial has taken a lot of time & effort to put together but is offered free online, without adverts, for anyone interested. If you find it useful and wish to donate anything, however small, it would be much appreciated; go to Payments.

...or, instead of donating, why not buy your own DVD version for reference & viewing offline... or if your internet is slow/unreliable!

Tutorial Videos on DVD (MP4 format)

The YouTube tutorial videos for the first 12 parts (21 videos, runtime 4hours 18mins) are available on a single mp4 DVD. It includes a few corrections & clarifications which are not on the YouTube videos, and it also shows the current part title throughout to aid navigation.

The first few seconds is a time index to all parts; click images below to zoom in.

contents 1    contents 2

Note the video format is mp4. This allows all videos to fit onto a single DVD for cost & convenience of skipping forwards or backwards through the whole set... but means your playback device must be able to handle mp4 video files.

If you want to play the DVD on a standalone DVD player, please check your user manual first to see if it can read mp4 videos.

Blu-Ray players are more likely to be compatible, but please check before purchasing. Models confirmed ok are:
Panasonic 4K Ultra DMP-BTD280EB
Sony BDP S1500

A computer will definitely be ok although you may need to update your media player software. Examples include:-

Windows: Windows Media Player v12, Media Player Classic
Macintosh: Quicktime, Elmedia, Divx
Linux: VLC media player

The DVD will be shipped in a plastic sleeve as shown.

DVD cover

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Demo Song

The sd-card supplied with new machines from Tascam should contain a demo multi-track song for practice mixing etc. It does not appear to exist on Tascam's website, so if you've lost it, you can download a copy here. The ReadMe file shows how to unzip and install it  Demo Song  ReadMe

Note these files are held on the storage site. If there are problems downloading, check your computer's access or contact me via the email address below.


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Step-by-Step Guide  GBP 30 free updates
Video tutorial DVD (mp4)  GBP 25 free postage
Guide + DVD (mp4)  GBP 45 special offer, save 10

I have no affiliation with Tascam.