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Tascam DP-24SD & DP-32SD

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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  comprises lists of simple steps for practical tasks such as 'How to record', How to add reverb', 'How to bounce', 'How to backup tracks', etc. Details and background info are also provided, but they are arranged so they can be easily read or skipped as reqd.

Here are the latest Contents and sample pages.
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. Some user feedback is in this Tascam forum thread.

Price is GBP 30 via this PayPal link. Please include a message to identify the payment. The price includes free updates if the guide is re-issued.

Special offer: save GBP 10 by buying both the Step-by-Step guide and the DVD tutorial for GBP 45 via this PayPal link. Please include a message to identify the payment and shipping address.

Tutorial Videos (online & offline)

Online tutorial

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 20 videos in the series; 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; PayPal link. Please include a message to identify the payment.

...or, instead of a donation, why not buy your own copy of the DVD version for viewing offline (or if your internet is slow/unreliable)...

Offline DVD tutorial

The whole video series (runtime 4hours 18mins) is available on a DVD. It includes additional clarifications which could not be added online due to Youtube restrictions.

Note the format is mp4, so it will only play on a computer unless your TV can read mp4 files. This decision allows the whole series to fit onto a single DVD for cost & convenience... you can skip forwards or backwards throughout the whole tutorial. The first few seconds displays a time index to all parts, and the current part no. is always on-screen.

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Price is GBP 25 including postage via this PayPal link. Please include a message to identify the payment and your shipping address. It will be shipped in a plastic sleeve as shown.

DVD cover

Special offer: save GBP 10 by buying both the DVD and the Step-by-Step guide for GBP 45 via this PayPal link. Please include a message to identify the payment.

I have no affiliation with Tascam.

Demo Song

The sd-card supplied with new machines 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. There is also a ReadMe file showing how to unzip and install it  Demo Song  ReadMe

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