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TASCAM DP-03 79
When working with any new piece of equipment like the
unit, it’s sometimes difficult to work out why something
isn’t happening the way you expect. The main thing is to
take your time—after all, you’re not paying hourly studio
rates! Stop and think. Ask yourself questions, like the ones
below, and you can usually find the answer.
Also, see the “Messages” section on page 80 for the
meaning of messages that may pop up on the display.
Consult this table when a message appears when an
operation cannot be completed by the unit.
Why can’t I hear any sound when I play back?
Are the track faders of the tracks set to high enough?
MASTER fader set to high enough?
Have you connected the
PHONES or LINE OUT jack
to your monitoring system properly, and is your
monitoring system set up correctly?
PHONES LEVEL knob set to high enough?
Why does the sound I'm recording distorted?
TRIM knobs of the INPUT A or INPUT B on the
top panel of the unit set too high? Is the input source
Isn’t the monitor system distorted as the monitor level
is too high?
Why can’t I record?
You must have at least one track armed (
blinking) before you start recording by pressing the
PLAY (Á) button while pressing the RECORD (–)
Are input channels assigned to tracks
input” on page 39)?
Why can’t my computer “see” the unit files?
Is the unit connected to the computer via the USB
terminal (see “Connecting with a computer” on page
Before making the USB connection, songs, tracks, or
stereo master tracks are backed up or exported to
the FAT partition? (Files on the MTR partition cannot
directly be read.)
Noise occurs if I connect a passive guitar or bass
Connecting another device to the unit’s line output
(LINE OUT) jacks might reduce the noise.
This might be caused by interference noise from
another device. If there is a power amplifier or other
device that uses a large transformer, a fluorescent
light or something similar nearby, you might be able
to reduce the noise by changing the distance and
orientation of this unit in relation to such equipment.
You might also be able to reduce the noise if you use
this unit’s GROUND connector to ground the unit.
The disc tray does not open
The disc tray will not open unless the
screen is shown on the display. In
mode, press the CD button to open the
screen, and then press the F2 (ø) button or the disc
tray eject button on the right side panel..
An audio CD that I made will not play on an audio CD
Did you finalize the audio CD? An audio CD that has
not been finalized cannot be played on an ordinary
audio CD player. Finalize the audio CD and try again.
(You cannot add songs to a finalized CD.)
Are you trying to play a CD-RW disc on an audio CD
player that does not support CD-RW media? Use an
audio CD player that supports CD-RW media or use
CD-R media to make your audio CD again. (Some audio
CD players might not be able to play all CD-R media
I cannot (or fail to) make an audio CD or backup a
Are you using media that is supported by this unit? This
unit does not support CD-RW Ultra Speed or CD-RW
Ultra Speed+ media.
Depending on the manufacturer and type of media,
writing might fail, writing might succeed but result in
an unreadable disc or writing might take a long time.
In any of these cases, try using media from a different
manufacturer or of a different brand.
15 – Troubleshooting