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FDP Forum / Home Recording Forum / I'm STILL Using my Tascam 788

5Strats
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GospelBilly!
Jul 26th, 2018 08:05 AM   Edit   Profile  

As someone who is loath to learn new things in recording technology, I hereby confess that I'm still using my Tascam 788 to record demos at home.

At least I know how to use it and the companion Tascam CD burner.

AND . . . I was shocked at how good this new demo sounds (to me at least).

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Jul 26th, 2018 08:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

All the newer stuff is metric, any ways. You'd just be back at the hardware store.

ejm

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Jul 26th, 2018 08:48 AM   Edit   Profile  

I love my dinosaur technology ancient Tascam 788.
I know how to use it, it does what I want it to do......what more do you need?
I absolutely dread the thought of the day that either it or the CD burner die.

I have seen several 788s for sale the past few years, but none of them have the latest software/firmware. If they did, I'd have one.

AFAIK Tascam no longer makes any sort of portastudio with:
- A CD drive, or
- MIDI.

The (not so) funny thing is that they did with (among others) the DP24/32 series. They had a version of each both with, and without, those features. They had the design, they had the technology.
Then, they deleted the versions with those features.

If it was still available/supported I'd probably have a DP24.

I still scratch my head over that move. I can only guess that since Gibson purchased Tascam, that it was part of a Gibson decision. And it has been widely discussed where the Gibson mindset has led them.


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Gimme dat Stromboli
Jul 26th, 2018 09:08 AM   Edit   Profile  

It's whatever you're comfortable with and how much time(and money) you're willing to invest into the tools. I sometimes have equated learning the Pro Tools/etc. side of the business to being a carpenter and spending a month in class learning how to use a new hammer. But me personally, I have been fascinated with what goes on over at the "other side of the glass" in the studio since a fairly young age. I try to strike the balance. But just like players who have just one guitar, say a beat up old Tele since 1972, I envy the uncomplicated approach.

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GospelBilly!
Jul 26th, 2018 09:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm going to send the guitars alone and then just the vocals to my friend who has a pro studio in NC. He's going to add better bass playing and better drums.

If nothing else, the 788 is good enough sounding to record guitar parts to send via Dropbox to be used in a "real" studio,

Leftee - METRIC?! (;oD

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Jul 26th, 2018 01:09 PM   Edit   Profile  

Wow, there's one on eBay for £70 buy it now.

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Jul 26th, 2018 01:29 PM   Edit   Profile  

What do you play your guitars through when recording?

5Strats
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GospelBilly!
Jul 26th, 2018 03:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

Leftee - Believe it or not, I'm using the direct line outs from my Fender G-DEC 30 with very good results.

I researched the hell out of units for, or that can be used for, direct recording and ended up going with something that works and I already had. I bought a Boss GT-1000 and sent it back because it sounded terrible, regardless of my tweaking efforts. The demos of that unit sound really nice so go figure.

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Gimme dat Stromboli
Jul 26th, 2018 03:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

I don't know the mechanics involved, but if you could simultaneously record a direct line in for re-amping later in the studio, it would give you more options.

(This message was last edited by littleuch at 05:19 PM, Jul 26th, 2018)

Leftee
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Jul 26th, 2018 04:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

That’s pretty cool!

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THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Sep 5th, 2018 10:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

Love my New Tascam 800A

ejm

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Sep 6th, 2018 11:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

Bubbalou: I just googled Tascam 800A.

Nothing comes up.
What is it?

And how does it relate to the subject being discussed, which is the Tascam 788 digital 8 track portstudio?


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GospelBilly!
Feb 14th, 2019 05:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

Update - I've been using an Avid Eleven rack unit for about 8 months with excellent results.

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pwn me like it's 1999
Feb 14th, 2019 05:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

The Avid unit is my last purchase, guitar interface-wise. If I can't find the sound there, I won't find it anywhere.

reverendrob
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& hath no need of thee.
Feb 15th, 2019 07:13 AM   Edit   Profile  

The Eleven Rakc is very solid - it doesn't have *EVERYTHING* for me, at least - but I'm not ever going to find that In one box.

What's there is stupid good, though, and the stereo fx loop is a godsend integrating a few things with per-patch settings.


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GospelBilly!
Feb 24th, 2019 02:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

I agree Rob, the basic amp sounds are excellent, even though the FX aren't the best.

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