Dp008ex foot switch

Discussion in 'Digital Pocketstudios and Compact Portastudios' started by Curt Curtis, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Curt Curtis

    Curt Curtis New Member

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    First post. New to recording.

    I'm using a generic normally open foot pedal to pause recording. I can see the track record lights going from solid, back to flashing when pedal is pressed, but the recording timer keeps going. Does this mean there will be a period of silence while recording is paused?
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    -mjk- Moderator Staff Member

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    If you listen back to the track, that will tell the story. I do not know about that recorder in particular, but it sounds like you are punching in and out when you push the switch.
  3. Curt Curtis

    Curt Curtis New Member

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    Thanks for the reply. Yes I'm punching out and back in, and there is that silence while punched out. I'm wondering if the tascam foot switch (fs1) will pause both functions.
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    -mjk- Moderator Staff Member

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    I use a footswitch with the DP-32 (a different footswitch). It will separately punch in/out and start/stop.

    Btw, welcome to the Tascam Forums!
  5. Curt Curtis

    Curt Curtis New Member

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    Thank you. I was trying to use it on the record mode, but reading the owners manual (which is extremely difficult to navigate), l think it only works in the playback mode, not record. I was on stage Sunday and wanted to pause the recording between songs, and on break.
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