I have a Tascam DP-32. I've been using a SanDisk 16 gig STD card. On the third song recorded it started popping (a bit like static), then after switching off/on I get the "file error" message and can't get into the song at all. This is affecting only this one song (all others on the card are accessible). When I took it to the computer, all the individual files of this song were there and accessible, but of course they're not synched on the computer. .
This is a recorded song with 1.2 gigs of acoustic instruments - hours of work! Help! What can I do?
I don't understand why you say the error is in the SD card. I have already copied the entire song on to the computer, then on another SD card. It still won't open on the Tascam machine. Which suggests that the fault is in the particular song folder rather than the card itself?
If I take everything off the SD card, then re-format it, then re-import all songs back on to the card, we'll see if that works, as you suggest. I hope, however, this does upset anything else already recorded?
This is what I've done:
1. Re-formatted the disk
2. Created a "new song" and re-entered wav file data for my song, minus the original data file (editable.sys)
It still comes up "file error", so I can't get into it.
So I tried:
1. Pasting in the original song (including the original editable.sys data file) to the reformatted disk.
Still "file error".
All of this suggest that the fault is not the disk itself, but something on one of the hundreds of wav files that contain the recorded sounds. But which one? No idea!
I appreciate that you are trying to help, but with hundreds of .wav files to wade through - and nothing to glue them together in the right sequence or order - it would be quicker to re-record the whole song. It's not just a matter of re-mixing - if it were, that would be very easy. The problem is that without the .sys file there are hundreds of totally random and unordered sound files that mean nothing unless placed in the right order.
This was a fault on the Tascam machine itself, which is brand new.
Sorry, we might as well stop this correspondence since (not your fault) you've not been able to help much!
A last and pretty stupid question. Having downloaded a firmware update on to my PC (in the form of a file), how do I get this on to the Tascam machine? There's nothing in the manual that tells me how to do this!