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70 TASCAM DP-03
CD drive uses
This unit has a CD drive that supports writing to CD-R and
CD-RW discs. In addition to playing back Audio CDs (CD-
DA), the unit’s CD drive can also be used for the following
Create audio CDs from stereo master tracks that you
Import tracks from audio CDs into the current song
Backup the current song to one or more CDs
Restore songs backed up on CDs to the unit
Preparations before using CDs with
When using CDs with this unit, please make the following
Before using a CD, put the unit into
mode. If you press the CD button when in the mode
mode, a warning appears
screen does not open.
mode, press the
MIXDOWN/MASTERING button one or two times until
the unit is put in
mode, press the BOUNCE button to switch
screen before inserting or ejecting a CD.
You can only unmount a CD from the
screens. In order to prevent the sound of the CD
drive being operated from occurring during recording, for
example, the power to the drive is disabled when in any
other mode besides CD mode (when the
screen or one
of its submenus is open). For this reason, it is necessary
to put the unit into CD mode in order to load or eject a
CD. After a CD has been mounted (the
pop-up has appeared) return to the
screen to eject the CD.
Types of CDs that can be used with
This unit is compatible with 12-cm and 8-cm CD, CD-R,
CD-RW and CD-RW High Speed discs. CD-RW Ultra Speed
and CD-RW Ultra Speed+ CD-RW discs are not supported.
For the relationship between media types and CD
functions, see the “Media compatibility table” on page 76.
Writing to an already written CD-RW
With this unit, you do not need to erase a CD-RW
beforehand. You can use a previously written CD-RW by
erasing it at the beginning of the desired operation.
When creating an audio CD or backing up a song, the
following message will appear if you insert an already
written CD-RW disc.
CD BACKUP confirmation screen
Press the F3 (
) button to erase the CD-RW disc and
continue with the intended procedure (backup in the
If you do not want to erase the CD-RW disc, press the F4
) button. The disc tray will open slightly. Pull the tray
out and replace the disc with another one.
If you use Track At Once to write a stereo master track
to an unfinalized CD-RW in audio CD format (a CD-RW
by selecting a single
stereo master track and setting
track will be added without showing the CD-RW erasure
warning, and it will not overwrite existing data on the
Loading and ejecting CDs
Put the CD into the disc tray on the right side of the unit.
1 In MULTITRACK mode, press the CD button to open
13 – Using CDs