TASCAM Pocketstudio 5 Getting Started 15
5 – Your first song using the Pocketstudio 5
This does not pretend to explain every possible func-
tion of the Pocketstudio 5, but it will guide you
through the first steps in making a recording.
We’ll assume that you are going to use the built-in
tone generator to give your song a backing track of at
least drums and bass and that you will be playing
rhythm and lead guitar and singing.
Before you start recording
Find yourself a quiet area where you won’t be dis-
turbed while you’re recording.
We will assume that you are using the headset (stereo
headphones and microphone) that came with the
Pocketstudio 5. Plug the red plug (microphone) into
the smaller (3.5 mm) microphone jack, and the black
plug into the headphone jack.
Turn the headphone level control A to about half-
Setting up a new song to record into
The Pocketstudio 5 card comes with a song already
recorded out of the box. However, you will probably
want to make your own song. Here’s how you do it:
1From the home screen, which you see after
turning on the Pocketstudio 5, press MENU.
2The cursor should be at CARD. Press
3With the cursor at SONG LOAD, press
4With the cursor at New Song, press
ENTER. An asterisk (*) flashes briefly at the
right of the screen to show that the card is
accessed, and the display then shows the
home screen, with SONG2 (your new song)
ready for recording.
5You can now rename the song. Press MENU,
and select the CARD menu (press ENTER
again). Use the cursor keys to move down to
SONG EDIT and press ENTER.
6With the cursor at SONG NAME, press
7Use the cursor pad and wheel to edit the song
name (see “Naming songs, etc.” on page 12)
and then press ENTER, followed by MENU.
The home screen now shows your song title.
When you connect the Pocketstudio 5 to a computer
(see “Managing songs and data on your Pocketstudio
5” on page 23), the song folder will still appear as
is the original song number. However,
the name of the song will be included in the folder. You
should also see the
SMF LOAD ;