5 – Your first song using the Pocketstudio 5
TASCAM Pocketstudio 5 Getting Started 21
5Add the master reverb (reverberation) effect.
From the EQ screen, press Ó to get to the
reverb (REV) screen:
In this screen, you can set the send level (the
level of the signal sent to the reverb unit) for
the two inputs, and the four recorded tracks.
You can also set the master send level
All values are between 0 and 127. Use the
cursor keys to scroll to the appropriate line,
and the wheel to set the send level.
The tone generator instruments use a different reverb
unit, completely separate from this one.
In addition to the send levels, the return level
(the amount that the reverb feeds into the
stereo mix) can also be set (RtrnLev).
6There are four parameters you can use to tai-
lor the reverb sound to your own distinctive
Time: the time that it takes the reverb
sound to die away. A longer time simulates a
larger space (a cathedral has a longer reverb
time than a small room). The time can be set
from 0.1 seconds to 5 seconds.
PreDly (pre-delay): the time between the
signal entering the reverb, and the start of
the reverb. Sound takes time to travel, and if
it has to travel a long way to the first wall
(imagine a drum kit in the middle of a large
warehouse), the reverb sound will take some
time before it starts. The pre-delay time can
be set from 1 to 200 milliseconds.
HiCut (high-cut): how much of the treble
sound is reflected in the reverb. A bare room
will sound “live” with lots of damping, but a
furnished room will produce a more mellow
sound with the treble frequencies filtered out.
With this setting, the lower the value, the
more “live” the reverb space will sound. Val-
ues from 1 to 100.
Density: how “complicated” the sound
is. A space with large flat walls will produce a
less complex “dense” sound than a rough-
walled or irregularly-shaped space (back to
the cathedral again). Set this from –80 to 80.
7When you’ve got the sound to your liking,
press the MP3 key so that it flashes red (to
show it’s in the recording mode).
8Use the wheel to select a new MP3 file
(NewMix) or an existing MP3 to overwrite,
and press ENTER. The MP3 key then lights
solid red, and the Pocketstudio 5 shows the
Press PLAY and then RECORD, and use the
faders to adjust the levels while the song is
playing, if necessary. These level changes will
be recorded to the stereo MP3 file.
9Press STOP. The RECORD key flashes as the
mix is written to card, and then the MP3 key
flashes and then lights green.
You do not need to start recording immediately at the
start of the song, if you want to avoid mixing a count-
in, etc. You can start playback and press RECORD where
you want to start the mixdown.
10 To replay the MP3 mix file when the MP3 key
is lit green, the transport keys now control
the playback of the mixed MP3 file, not the
For more details concerning the mixdown and the
MP3 capabilities of the Pocketstudio 5, consult the
Func /REV ,.
SendTr3: 100 ;