Tascam 488 MK I Tape Speed

Discussion in 'TASCAM DIY Repairs and Mods' started by rcsmrs00, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. rcsmrs00

    rcsmrs00 New Member

    Mar 2014
    Los Angeles
    488 Mk I
    Hey guys! I just joined tascamforums after purchasing a 488 Mk I

    I am totally new to the whole analog recording thing and am inexperienced in operating this machine

    with that being said I bought one with the original manual (thank goodness) and its served as a guide for beginning my journey into recording with a 488 and has given me enough know-how to perform basic recording functions.

    however there are some questions I just can find answers to and Im hoping someone on here can help.

    The main thing is when I record on the 488, playback and everything sounds totally fine. no problems there.
    however when I am done using the 488 and i take the tape out for playback in another tape player
    (just random sony and panasonic handheld cassette players/recorders) the tape is much slower....much slower

    The manual did mention something about the tape speed of the 488 but didn't really solve what to do.
    My friend records through a 424 and he doesn't seem to have a tape speed problem

    How do I record on the tape, and then be able to play back in other cassette players without my tape being all slow? I have no clue what to do. Any help is appreciated Thanks!