Table of Contents
2 TASCAM Pocketstudio 5 Getting Started
1 – Welcome
About this manual.......................................3
What’s in the box? ......................................3
Powering up the Pocketstudio 5 ................4
The AC adaptor............................................... 4
Using batteries ............................................... 4
2 – About multitrack recording
Cards and memory ......................................... 5
Multi-track recording ..................................5
Tone generator rhythm ............................. 5
Tone generator MIDI files .......................... 5
Punching ..................................................... 5
Mixdown ..................................................... 5
Effects ......................................................... 6
3 – Parts of the Pocketstudio 5
Rear panel....................................................7
Front panel...................................................7
Right panel...................................................8
Top panel .....................................................9
Navigating around the Pocketstudio 5......10
The “home” screen......................................... 10
The menus....................................................... 11
The wheel ....................................................... 11
Enter and exit (“Yes” and “no”) .................... 11
MENU .............................................................. 11
Function key ................................................... 11
The cursor pad................................................ 12
Naming songs, etc. ......................................... 12
4 – Basic use of the Pocketstudio 5
Playback ...................................................... 13
Stopping ..................................................... 13
Recording .................................................... 13
Fast forward and rewind ........................... 13
Special location (RTZ) ................................. 13
Special location (LRP) ................................. 13
Patching and routing on the
Pocketstudio 5 ..........................................13
Routing an input to a track ........................... 14
Track bouncing ............................................... 14
Routing on mixdown ..................................... 14
Marks ...............................................................14
Punch recording ..............................................14
Editing data .....................................................14
5 – Your first song using the
Pocketstudio 5
Before you start recording .............................15
Setting up a new song to record into ...........15
Setting up the rhythm ....................................16
Selecting the pattern ..................................16
Adding the rhythm guitar ..............................16
Tuning the guitar ............................................17
Adding a guitar effect ....................................17
Adding EQ .......................................................18
Saving the song ..............................................18
Making the recording .....................................19
Adding vocals..................................................19
Adding the lead guitar ...................................20
Mixdown .........................................................20
Transfer to computer......................................22
6 – Managing songs and data on your
Pocketstudio 5
Managing songs ......................................... 23
Naming songs .............................................23
Deleting a song from the card ...................23
Using CF cards ............................................. 24
Before you start using a new CF card ...........24
Checking how full the card has become .......24
Optimizing a card............................................25
Connecting the Pocketstudio 5 to a
computer .................................................. 25
Disconnecting the Pocketstudio 5 ............. 25
Windows 98(SE) ..........................................25
Windows Me/Windows 2000
/Windows XP ...........................................25
Macintosh ....................................................25
Exiting USB mode (any system) .................25
Pocketstudio files........................................ 26
How to share your Pocketstudio 5 files .... 26
Some notes on keeping files..........................26
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