DA-88 Recording via TDIF

Discussion in 'DRTS Multi-channel Recorders' started by William Rees, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. William Rees

    William Rees New Member

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    DM-24 DA-88 DA-20
    Hi

    I have what I think is a good used DA-88

    All transport functions are OK the machine seems in good condition

    When I go to record from my DM-24 via TDIF direct

    I switch to digi on the DA-88 then all the meters above the track arm switches ( which are in the armed record ready mode ) will go from min to max levels and keep on doing this up and down levels showing - even though no audio is actually going into the DA-88 ?

    Does anyone know what this is ? Perhaps the machine is faulty after all..

    Thanks
  2. wkrbee

    wkrbee Active Member

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    Verify both the Da-88 and Dm-24 are set to the same sample frequency. Do you using a real Tascam TDIF cable ? Some of the aftermarket cables were wired wrong, or people were using a generic ribbon cable wired incorrectly too.
  3. William Rees

    William Rees New Member

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    Thanks wkrbee

    I will look into that

    I will check sample rate

    The TDIF cable is not a Tascam cable - but is made by the company HOSA which I think is a quality brand and are selling many types of cables. They seem to have a decent reputation too

    As I said if I select the record ready switch - the meter above starts to show max/min level
    Immediately... This happen on all the tracks selected for record ready and in digital mode...

    I will check the sample rate for both DA-88 and DM-24....

    Thanks
    Billr