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How do I set the Tascam DM4800/IFFWDMmkII up for use with Logic Pro?

Note: page numbers refer to pages in the pdf manual for the DM4800.

Set the output routing (see p.61):

  1. Go to the Routing>Output Slot screen by holding the Alt button and pressing the Routing button. DM4800 Screen Mode Keys
  2. Use Pod 3 knob to select Slot 1 1-8, and use Pod 4 to set Source Select to Buss/DirectDM4800 POD and Tab SEL
  3. Set Outs 1-8 to Buss/Direct 1-8 accordingly using the arrow keys, data wheel and enter buttonDM4800 Routing Out 1
  4. Do that same thing for 9-16 and 17-24DM4800 Routing Out 2DM4800 Routing Out 3

Set at least two inputs to monitor Slot 1 returns (see p.59):

  1. Go to Routing>Input by pressing the tab button below the Input tab at the bottom of the screen.
  2. On the DM4800, it’s suggested to start with FW/Slot returns at channel 25 and up so you don’t waste any of your analog input channels.
  3. Use the Pod 3 knob to set Layer Select to Ch.17-32.
  4. Use the Pod 4 knob to set Source Select to Slot 1.
  5. Use the arrow keysdata wheel and enter button to set INP Ch25 to Slot 1-1 and INP Ch26 to Slot 1-2. (If you want to monitor more than just two channels through the board, for instance to mix in the board rather than mixing in software, you could set up additional inputs on the board to mix additional outputs from Logic.) DM4800 Routing IN 1DM4800 Routin IN 2

Route your input channels to the Direct outputs (see p.63):

  1. To the right of the Stereo fader on the board press the Layer Status button for Ch.1-24DM4800 Layer 1
  2. Press the SEL button above your input channel on the board to select that channel. DM4800 Ch SEL
  3. On the left side of the board, press the Direct button in the Output Assign section, and disable any other assignments in that area (only Direct should be lit up). DM4800 Output Assign DIR

Route the Slot return channels to the Stereo output (see p.63):

    1. To the right of the Stereo fader on the board press the Layer Status button for Ch.25-48DM4800 Layer 2
    2. Press the SEL button above Ch.25.
    3. On the left side of the board, press the Stereo button in the Output Assign section, and disable any other assignments in that area (only Stereo should be lit up). DM4800 Output Assign ST
    4. Turn the fader on that channel up to 0db and pan it left.
    5. Do the same things for Ch.26, but pan it right (if you’re mixing in the board, the levels, panning, and effects on the Slot return channels will be your mix). DM4800 Pan Knobs

In Logic, go to the Logic menu>Preferences>Audio and set the Input Device and Output Device to the Tascam FW card.

On the output of the tracks, set those to the first pair of output choices. Those should show up on Slot 1 ch 1-2, which we set to show up on Ch.25-26 on the board.

If you’d like to do transport and fader control of Logic from the DM3200, here’s a summary of the Macie Control Emulation for Logic:

The DM4800 needs to be connected via USB to the computer.

On the DM4800:

  1. Go to Remote>Ext.CTRL by holding the Alt button and pressing the Remote button then using the tab select buttons to navigate to the Ext.CTRL tabDM4800 Screen Mode Remote
  2. Add a 24 MC for Logic by using POD 4 to select 24 MC for Logic and pressing the Enter button.DM4800 EXT CTRL Logic
  3. Go to Remote>Machine.CTRL by pressing the tab button below the Machine CTRL tab.
  4. Select M MC for Logic using POD 4. Using the arrow keys, make sure the Arrow cursor is next to the ADD button, then press Enter. Then, using the arrow keys, move the cursor next to the TRA option and press the Enter button to enable TRADM4800 Machine CTRL LogicDM4800 Machine CTRL AddDM4800 Machine CTRL TRA Logic

In Logic:

  1. Go to the Logic menu>Preferences>Control Surfaces>Setup.
  2. Add a Mackie Control and set it’s MIDI IO ports to Port 5 (or Control Port 1) of the DM4800.
  3. Add a Mackie Control Extender and set it’s MIDI IO ports to Port 6 (or Control port 2) of the DM4800.
  4. Add a Mackie Control Extender and set it’s MIDI IO ports to Port 7 (or Control port 3) of the DM4800.

The transport on the DM4800 should work all the time. The Faders and other functions work when the Layer Status on the board, to the right of the Stereo fader, is set to Remote.

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