HELP..Newbie PODcaster

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Member Since: Jan 15, 2006

Just stumbled on this board and wow what a great resource!!

I am an owner of a news website that will be using PODcasting (audio-news and interviews-not music, although music intros will be included) to enhance the service we provide...I just purchased an Edirol R1 and have a basic understanding how t use as an 'on site-remote' recorder.

I also just purchased the TASCAM DP-01 for two microphone (studio recording) and am LOST. Are there any forums or training manuals on how to use this machine? I have everythig set up with two mics, but can not seem to get the hang of how to record....

Thanks for any help and will conitnue to read this forum to see if this has already been discussed.


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Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jan 15, 2006 09:00 pm

Here is the link to Tascams page on it. There is a begginers guide, a quick start manual and the full manual all downloadable to read. Everything you will need to know is in there. If you bought it new the manual and quick start guide should have been with it. And that is really the best place to start if you've never used one before. It will go into detail which buttons do what and so on.

Then if you have any otehr questions ask em here.

But basically you should be able to just hook up your mics, arm the tracks to record, set the mic levels, push record and go. Its very simple really.

Since: Jan 15, 2006

Jan 16, 2006 11:05 pm

Thanks,,,,having a hard time with getting the levels to read....but will go back to the store and see if they can assist....thanks for the quick reply though!

bace135 in the house tonight!
Since: Jan 28, 2003

Jan 16, 2006 11:22 pm

You may need a microphone pre amp to boost the signal of the mic so that they record loud enough???

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jan 17, 2006 07:07 pm

The DP-01 supposedly has pre amps on it. mayk, are you sure you have them turned up far enough. It appears as though it is the small knob on the front of the unit. Next to the 1/4" jack for the mic/line input. You will need to turn this up a little bit until you see you are getting a good signal into the machine.

As well, are you using a condensor mic? IF so it will need phantom power to run. Without it you wont get any sound.

As well here is the page to the unit at Tascam.

They have the manuals and a quick start guide that will get you on your way quickly.

*sticado: short and LOUD!*
Since: Feb 25, 2005

Jan 17, 2006 08:09 pm

if he's getting some signal then i guess its just the pre amp built in that needs to go up, not phantom power.

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