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Bill Miller



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2002 8:55 pm    Post subject: manual for tascam 244 Reply with quote

Help!

I have a Tascam 244 Porta Studio and no manual for it. Everybody wants to charge me $40 for a 15 year old manual! any suggestions?

Thanks,
Bill
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Mike Zee



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2002 12:16 pm    Post subject: manual for tascam 244 Reply with quote

Hi, Bill,
i've found some list, which i have no idea, mabe try to contact the person:
manual manor
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it's a tough one, really.... the other idea, to keep your eye on e-bay, you may get a luck actually finding there some non-working one for sale for 20bucks or so, from some person who has no idea and sellin' it as a sort of junk, and manual can be with it...

well, good luck.
If I had a situation like this , i'd go to lockal music-store, people are connected that way, and try to locate anybody in the area who may have one, and just ask the person to borrow the manual (even to offer 10 bux for it or something :)), make some xrox-coppies....

The other thing, man, why on earth whould you need a manual for it? heh heh, I mean, there's nothing there you can't figure out, it's not like some modern digital hardware-recorders, where you just can not guess what order of what buttons/data-knob to push/turn to do allots of specific operetions. I had this problem with one of my akai-recorders, which had newer software-version, and I had manual for older version, so all the buttons are the same, but their functions are different and some newer operation, which I could not figure out just by try-and-see-what-happens method ...

What is it you need to know how about your mighty machine, man, ask away ...:)

/respects,
/Mike Zee

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jl



Joined: 25 May 2003
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2003 11:08 pm    Post subject: manual for tascam 244 Reply with quote

tascam don't WANT to scan old manuals they said it on a forum.

find manuals existing on

http://www.tascamcontractor.com/ftp/index.html

look how other k7 machines work and you'll be able to use yours.
i did'nt find porta05 HS ministudio manual and did that.
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Looter



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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2003 11:31 pm    Post subject: manual for tascam 244 Reply with quote

Tascam can maybe provide you with photocopies of the original but it seems to me they really dont care about the documentation for their older, out of production equipment. They'd rather you just buy their newest idea in home recording technology instead of using the ole' 244.

I would like to obtain scans of all the older, 80s vintage manuals for tascam gear so I can convert them to .pdf and put them online. You don't know how many times I've seen questions like this on their BBS and this one as well.
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Maria D.M Perez



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2003 4:23 am    Post subject: manual for tascam 244 Reply with quote

I would like to know if you could provide me an instruction manual for only tascam 244 portastudio. I would be very grateful if you could assist me with this. Hope you can help me out as soon as possible. Thank you.

Sincerely:
Maria D.M.P
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Marzia



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2003 4:40 pm    Post subject: manual for tascam 244 Reply with quote

I would like to know if is possible to find an instruction manual for Tascam Ministudio Porta-05 (English/Italian)

Thank you for the attention

Sincerely
Marzia
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Looter



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2003 2:18 am    Post subject: manual for tascam 244 Reply with quote

i think the email you need is: <A>parts@tascam.com</A> <BR> <BR>tascam can provide you with a photocopied version of their older manuals for nominal fee. [Edit: I'm not sure if TASCAM is providing support for their discontinued models at this time. But I guess you can always try. A friend of mine said that he called the parts dept. about a belt for a cassette four track and he was told: "You're using antiques, buy a newer machine."]

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CARINA



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 4:06 pm    Post subject: manual for tascam 244 Reply with quote

MESSAGE FOR MARZIA, THERE ARE TWENTY AVAILABLE ON E-BAY FOR $18.00 EACH PLUS P&P!
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jude-o-tune



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2003 2:58 pm    Post subject: manual for tascam 244 Reply with quote

you really don't need a manual for a 244. a monkey could use one, trust me. I'm a zoo keeper...it's great for getting 70's guitar sounds when you di and saturate.
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SLIM CHANCE



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2004 7:22 am    Post subject: manual for tascam 244 Reply with quote

anybody out there know if owners manual for tascam 244 portastudio available in australia for a reasonable price? SLIM.
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Dave



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:21 am    Post subject: manual for tascam 244 Reply with quote

does anyone know if the old TASCAM 244 neads a special 4 track tape or can you use standard stereo tape.. i have a manual somewhere.. gotta dust off the thing and fire it up one day..
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Thrash



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:30 am    Post subject: manual for tascam 244 Reply with quote

The 244 uses standard tapes but of good quality. The tapes I used to use were TDK SA-90. They were pretty good. The deck runs at double speed which helps reduce noise.

I have a 244 that is in pristine condition, Ibought it in 1986 and it works as good now as it did then.
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mr mitosis



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2005 6:01 pm    Post subject: manual for tascam 244 Reply with quote

all i would like to know is how to actually record and then listen back to what i've done on a tascam portastudio 244. i was lent one from a friend yesterday and i can't seem to get any result (i don't have his phone number and won't see him until next week). i've tried setting the record function to both sync and 4 track whilst running a sm-57 into channel one, the record light falshes and the meter shows signal is getting through, but when i listen back i can't hear nothin. so i'm not 100% sure the signal is actually making it to the tape, but i have a feeling i might be doing something wrong in terms of switching to monitor mode. do i need to flick any of the switches to any particular position in order to listen back?
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claude



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:57 pm    Post subject: manual for tascam 244 Reply with quote

click and scroll down:

http://www.wtyb.com/equipment/equipment.htm
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claude



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:59 pm    Post subject: manual for tascam 244 Reply with quote

Sorry, dead link.
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erika davis



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:00 pm    Post subject: manual for tascam 244 Reply with quote

Looking for a manual for a Tascam244.
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Erica Davis



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:57 am    Post subject: manual for tascam 244 Reply with quote

In Canada contact Teac Canada they have the manual for the 244 at $15 + shipping and handling. It will be coming from Mississauga,Ontario
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Johan Svensson



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:05 pm    Post subject: manual for tascam 244 Reply with quote

Claude: Thanks for the link anyway! By looking around some, one can find the correct location of the manual:

http://www.wtyb.com/equipment/tascam-244-150-dpi.pdf for high resolution (30 megs)
http://www.wtyb.com/equipment/tascam-244-low-res.pdf for low resolution (5 megs)
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