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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2015, 09:56:28 AM »
Figure it best to keep the mk1 and mkii threads separate.  Carry on mk1 users..

I'm diggin' the lastest firmware for the mk1.  Thanks for continuing to support the mk1 Tascam.
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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2015, 02:57:10 PM »
In. :)

Out of curiosity, has anyone used the 'cascade' feature to gang two units together?
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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2015, 03:00:15 PM »
In. :)

Out of curiosity, has anyone used the 'cascade' feature to gang two units together?

Yes, with my 680 and 680MKII. Works extremely well, except for the fact that there's an offset between the two (that varies each time you record) that needs to be adjusted for in post. But the control works perfectly and they stay in perfect sync.

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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2015, 05:45:21 PM »
In. :)

Out of curiosity, has anyone used the 'cascade' feature to gang two units together?

Yes, with my 680 and 680MKII. Works extremely well, except for the fact that there's an offset between the two (that varies each time you record) that needs to be adjusted for in post. But the control works perfectly and they stay in perfect sync.

Good to hear this is confirmed.

You might try turning off the pre-record buffer on both machines to see if the time offset then at least remains constant, and perhaps reduced, if not eliminated.   Doing so helps with R44 cascading.   Of course you loose the advantage of a few seconds of prerecord.   Worth a try I think. 
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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2015, 05:48:41 PM »
Good to hear this is confirmed.

You might try turning off the pre-record buffer on both machines to see if the time offset then at least remains constant, and perhaps reduced, if not eliminated.   Doing so helps with R44 cascading.   Of course you loose the advantage of a few seconds of prerecord.   Worth a try I think.

Hmm. Where is that setting?

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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2015, 06:03:59 PM »
How do people record to the analog 1/4" TRS inputs 5&6?  Assuming I have two pair of mics using analog inputs 1&2 and 3&4, how would I record another pair to the analog TRS inputs 5&6?

If I put a MixPre in front of the DR-680 (to provide P48 phantom power to a pair of mics), could I simply run XLR out from the MixPre to TRS in on the DR-680 using a cable like the one below?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/928711-REG/canare_catmxf006bl_starquad_xlrf_trsm_cable_blue.html
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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2015, 06:05:27 PM »
How do people record to the analog 1/4" TRS inputs 5&6?  Assuming I have two pair of mics using analog inputs 1&2 and 3&4, how would I record another pair to the analog TRS inputs 5&6?

If I put a MixPre in front of the DR-680 (to provide P48 phantom power to a pair of mics), could I simply run XLR out from the MixPre to TRS in on the DR-680 using a cable like the one below?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/928711-REG/canare_catmxf006bl_starquad_xlrf_trsm_cable_blue.html

You just plug in and record.

You can do that, but you can also use P48 from the 680.

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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2015, 06:12:24 PM »
How do people record to the analog 1/4" TRS inputs 5&6?  Assuming I have two pair of mics using analog inputs 1&2 and 3&4, how would I record another pair to the analog TRS inputs 5&6?

If I put a MixPre in front of the DR-680 (to provide P48 phantom power to a pair of mics), could I simply run XLR out from the MixPre to TRS in on the DR-680 using a cable like the one below?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/928711-REG/canare_catmxf006bl_starquad_xlrf_trsm_cable_blue.html

You just plug in and record.

You can do that, but you can also use P48 from the 680.

So I could use a set of those cables to provide P48 to a pair of mics?  (Sorry if this seems obvious.)

Mics: Audio-Technica AT853's, Avantone CK-40 (Busman mod), Busman BSC1's, DPA 4022's, DPA 4060's
Pres: Apogee Mini-MP, Core Sound Battery Box
Decks: Sony PCM-M10, Tascam DR-2D, Tascam DR-680 (Busman mod)
Power: Initial RB-270, Naztech PB15000
LMA: http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=taper%3A%22Chris+Finn%22

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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2015, 06:18:14 PM »
So I could use a set of those cables to provide P48 to a pair of mics?  (Sorry if this seems obvious.)

Yes.

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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2015, 06:18:52 PM »
So I could use a set of those cables to provide P48 to a pair of mics?  (Sorry if this seems obvious.)

Yes.

Sweet, thanks!! :)
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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2015, 09:13:24 PM »
1/4" TRS cables will pass the 48v phantom. i have a set of 15' xlr > 1/4" trs just for those inputs
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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2015, 12:48:39 PM »
Killer, thanks!
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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2015, 04:44:56 PM »
Good to hear this is confirmed.

You might try turning off the pre-record buffer on both machines to see if the time offset then at least remains constant, and perhaps reduced, if not eliminated.   Doing so helps with R44 cascading.   Of course you loose the advantage of a few seconds of prerecord.   Worth a try I think.

Hmm. Where is that setting?

Function screen (brief press of HOME/FUNC button)
 
PRE.REC = OFF
probably should turn auto record (A.REC) off too, though doubtful anyone here is using that.
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Re: TASCAM DR-680 portable 8-track #7 (mk1 'silver handles' version)
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2015, 12:09:25 AM »
Function screen (brief press of HOME/FUNC button)
 
PRE.REC = OFF
probably should turn auto record (A.REC) off too, though doubtful anyone here is using that.

Already off on both machines. So I guess that's not the issue.

 

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