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Tascam DP-02 DVD Video Training Tutorial Help (2009)

4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Format: Multiple Formats, NTSC, Color
  • Region: All Regions
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  • DVD Release Date: October 30, 2008
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001JP6572
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #288,047 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

The Tascam DP-02 / DP-02CF DVD Tutorial is designed to be more than just a complete guide to using the DP-02 and the DP-02CF: it teaches basic recording techniques to musicians getting their first start in recording.

It begins with a section called "Recording School" that teaches beginners the basics about microphones, multitrack recording and mixing. It goes on for the next 70 minutes to cover every aspect of recording, editing and mixing on the DP-02 and the DP-02CF 8-track Digital Portastudios.

Whether you have the Hard Disk based DP-02 model or the Compact Flash based DP-02CF model, this DVD goes into great detail helping you get the most out of your digital recording studio.


The DP-02 & DP-02CF models
Front Panel Overview
Rear Panel Overview

"What is Multitrack Recording?"
The signal path
Channels vs. Tracks
Recording levels
Setting levels on the DP-02
Microphone placement
Types of Microphones
Phantom power

Creating a Song
Naming a Song
Connecting a Microphone
Routing Inputs to Channels
Setting Levels
Arming Tracks
Recording 1st Track
Importance of good Monitors
Using the Guitar (Hi-Z) input
Linking stereo Channels
Input Effects (DP-02 only)
Punching in
Setting Location points
Bouncing Tracks

Setting In and Out points
Copy and Paste
Setting To point
Function Key
Using Bar/Beats Display

Mute function
Loop effect
Effect sends
Mixing down your Song (master)

Exporting Tracks
Connecting a Computer
Importing Tracks
Burning CDs (DP-02 only)
Backing up


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Customer Reviews

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it promises January 23, 2009
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I bought this because the manual shows you how to use the buttons and settings OK, but doesn't walk you through the step-by-step you need if you are new to the game. As the narrator says - At the (low) price of the machine you may have just bought one to try it out (got mine on Amazon) and not have all the necessary experience to use it first time out.
The narrator is very easy to watch and seems to really enjoy the product. He does a terrific job with explanations, and if you missed it you can replay. Overall, I'm very impressed with this video. The narrator (teacher) is also an excellent player, so his examples are quite impressive and inspiring. I believe video really helped me out with the DP-02.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent tutorial September 7, 2009
By Joe B
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TASCAM says any idiot can use it out of the box. I'm not any idiot. I've used AMPEX 300 multi track recorders since my days at CHESS Records in Chicago. I was beyond whelmed when I bought the TASCAM DP 02. I could not figure it out! The manual assumes that the buyer knows a LOT about digital recording. I don't.

The DVD put it all in place with a very intelligent walk through. I found out that it can do things magical that the manual doesn't even address.

If you're gonna buy a TASCAM DP 02 or DP 02/CF, You gotta get the DVD even if you are experienced in digital recording.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical, detailed, and succinct December 2, 2009
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I got this video after purchasing a DP-02 from Guitar Center and not knowing how to use it. I was skeptical about the DVD and especially didn't want to pay $40 for something that would take up my time and not get me very far. Let me just say it was well worth it, even if I had spent $40. The chapters on mixing and mastering, and how to use with a computer are great. The guy who does it all is very knowledgeable and has a cool Australian accent. You also learn other tactics to recording which are not directly connected to the DP-02. It is somewhat fast paced to fit a lot in, but is fine for going over until you get the hang of everything (using buttons in sequence, auto punch, etc). This video did exactly what I needed and I've been using this recorder and making music with it for over a year now, and almost never had to look anywhere else for instruction. Highly recommend!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tascam DP-02 DVD June 5, 2011
By Fuzzlip
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Overall, I'd recommend this DVD because I found it infinitely more helpful than the "instruction manual" that comes with the recorder. I've done some in-home recording using analog gear, so that helped me get started with the DP-02, but I found the instruction manual less than adequate when it came to expanding my skills. The DVD proved to be helpful by providing information I'll be able to incorporate in my future recordings. Some of the descriptions and demonstrations of the functions the recorder is capable of are pretty darn quick, but I guess that's why the remote comes with "rewind." All-in-all, the DVD is worth the price because now I have a helpful reference as I work expand my ability to use the capabilities of the DP-02.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tascam DP-02 DVD... a must have December 10, 2009
By DavidM
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If you have a DP-02 this DVD will make using it a breeze. It's as simple as that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tascam DP-02 DVD March 3, 2012
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I was suprised that this product arrived in less than 3 days.I wanted this product because it was my understandng it was a good tutorial for learning the proper recording methods for the Tascam DP-2 Recorder.After viewing DVD, I was very pleased with the product.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great tutorial DVD January 7, 2012
By jj
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I had no experience with track audio recording prior to purchasing. This DVD made it very simple for me. I'd recommend this DVD to everyone that wants the ease of learning with great results.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great help! September 25, 2010
By Bart
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This video really helps understanding this recorder much faster than just reading the manual. I recommend this video to users of this perfect machine!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A must!
I would not have made it to first base without the tutorial. Sometimes you will feel he is not explaining the whole process- but he is actually covering topics in the order of the... Read more
Published on March 11, 2011 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely Helpful!
For anyone getting into home recording for the first time purchasing the DP-02 or DP-02CF Tascam recorders, i would certainly recommend purchasing this DVD. Read more
Published on February 1, 2011 by someguy2011
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Clear Help!
I boughtt the DVD a couple of weeks ago...its very clear and explains the DP 02 really well.
If you need to learn how this recoreder works, buy this dvd. Read more
Published on August 7, 2010 by MJ Ben
2.0 out of 5 stars Barely better than the manual
The goofball in the video must like the sound of his own voice. His instructions are somewhat limited as he will perform a function without telling you what button he is pressing... Read more
Published on April 16, 2010 by doctor spock
5.0 out of 5 stars Tascam Tutorial Review
Excellent video for training on the Tascam Recorder DP-02. Just like going to a classroom. Takes the frustration out of reading heavy manuels that just confuse someone!
Published on March 18, 2010 by Adrian Rodriguez
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Training Disk
The companion DVD for the DP-02 is invaluable. Yea, I read thru the manual, but for me it is really helpful to see how it's done. Read more
Published on January 30, 2010 by Ken S
4.0 out of 5 stars Good DVD not very in depth
This is a pretty good dvd. The host is a likeable guy and easy to listen to. There were some parts that I wish the dvd would have explain in greater detail. Read more
Published on January 7, 2010 by Matthew C. Banta
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