Tascam FW-1884: Assignment Overview

Assignments of Tascam FW-1884 interface elements to Logic functions are covered in the following sections.

Note: The relevant devices are highlighted in the heading of each section.

ENCODERS Section (FW-1884, FE-8)

The following table outlines the encoder controls and their assignments:

Control
Assignment
FLIP
Switches Flip mode between Off and Swap. In Swap mode, the parameter controlled by the fader and encoder of each channel strip is swapped.
PAN
Assigns Pan to encoders.
AUX 1
Assigns Send 1 level to encoders.
AUX 2
Assigns Send 2 level to encoders.
AUX 3
Assigns Send 3 level to encoders.
AUX 4
Assigns Send 4 level to encoders.
AUX 5
Assigns Send 5 level to encoders.
AUX 6
Assigns Send 6 level to encoders.
AUX 7
Assigns Send 7 level to encoders.
AUX 8
Assigns Send 8 level to encoders.

SHORTCUTS Section (FW-1884 Only)

The following table outlines the shortcut controls and their assignments:

Note: If a modifier button, such as SHIFT, is shown below a button description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down.

Control
Modifier
Assignment
SAVE/F1
Saves the active project. The button LED is lit when the project has been edited since the last Save operation.
REVERT/F2
Reverts to the most recently saved version of the project.
ALL SAFE/F3
Disables the Record Enable buttons of all channel strips.
CLR SOLO/F4
Switches Solo off for all channel strips.
SHIFT
Switches Mute off for all channel strips.
MARKERS/F5
Creates a new marker at the current playhead position.
SHIFT
Deletes the marker at the playhead position.
LOOP/F6
Enables/disables Cycle mode.
CUT
Cuts the current selection (of regions or events) and places it on the Clipboard.
DEL
Deletes the current selection.
COPY
Copies the current selection to the Clipboard.
PASTE
Pastes the Clipboard contents to the current playhead position.
ALT/CMD
Modifier for other buttons.
UNDO
Performs an Undo of the last editing operation. The button LED is lit when a Redo is possible.
SHIFT
Performs a Redo (reverses an Undo operation).
SHIFT
Modifier for other buttons.
CTRL
Modifier for other buttons.

Channel Strips (FW-1884, FE-8, FW-1082)

The following table outlines the channel strip controls and their assignments:

Note: If a modifier button, such as SHIFT, is shown below a button description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down.

Control
Modifier
Assignment
REC LEDs
These LEDs are lit when the corresponding channel strip is recording. The LEDs flash when the channel strip is in Record Enable mode (armed).
SEL
Selects the channel strip.
SHIFT
Enables/disables Send bypass, when encoders are controlling a Send level.
READ
Sets the track automation mode to Read.
WRITE
Sets the track automation mode to Write.
TCH
Sets the track automation mode to Touch.
LATCH
Sets the track automation mode to Latch.
SOLO
Enables/disables the Solo state of the channel strip.
SHIFT
Disables the Solo state for all channel strips (driver version 1.20 or later required).
MUTE
Enables/disables the Mute state of the channel strip.
SHIFT
Disables the Mute state for all channel strips (driver version 1.20 or later required).
Encoder
Controls the parameter chosen with the ENCODERS section.
SET
When encoders are controlling a Send level, this combination allows you to set the send destination.
Fader
Controls the channel strip volume.

EQ Section (FW-1884 Only)

The EQ controls apply to a certain EQ band of the selected channel. A Channel EQ is automatically inserted in the channel, if not already present.

Note: If a modifier button, such as SHIFT, is shown below a button description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down.

Mode
Modifier
Assignment
REC
While REC is held down, the SEL buttons activate or deactivate Record Enable for the corresponding channel strip.
GAIN
Edits the Gain of the currently selected EQ band.
SET
Selects the channel strip input.
FREQ
Edits the Frequency parameter of the currently selected EQ band.
SET
Selects the channel strip output.
Q
Edits the Q Factor of the currently selected EQ band.
SET
Selects the channel strip input format.
HIGH
Selects EQ band 6.
SHIFT
Selects EQ band 8.
REC
Switches the bypass state of EQ band 6 (driver version 1.20 or later required).
HI-MID
Selects EQ band 5.
SHIFT
Selects EQ band 7.
REC
Switches the bypass state of EQ band 5 (driver version 1.20 or later required).
LOW-MID
Selects EQ band 4.
SHIFT
Selects EQ band 2.
REC
Switches the bypass state of EQ band 4 (driver version 1.20 or later required).
LOW
Selects EQ band 3.
SHIFT
Selects EQ band 1.
REC
Switches the bypass state of EQ band 3 (driver version 1.20 or later required).

Encoders and Controls Section (FW-1082 Only)

The three buttons at the bottom of this control surface section determine the mode of other controls:

  • EQ/Pan mode: The controls apply to a certain EQ band of the selected channel.

  • AUX 1–4 mode: The controls apply to Sends 1–4.

  • AUX 5–8 mode: The controls apply to Sends 5–8.

Note: If a modifier button, such as SHIFT, is shown below a button description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down.

Mode
Modifier
Assignment
REC
While REC is held down, the SEL buttons activate or deactivate Record Enable for the channel strip.
EQ GAIN–AUX 1/5
  • EQ/PAN mode: edits the Gain of the currently selected EQ band.

  • AUX 1–4 mode: controls Send 1 level.

  • AUX 5–8 mode: controls Send 5 level.

SET
Selects the channel strip input.
EQ FREQ–AUX 2/6
  • EQ/PAN mode: edits the Frequency of the currently selected EQ band.

  • AUX 1–4 mode: controls Send 2 level.

  • AUX 5–8 mode: controls Send 6 level.

SET
Selects the channel strip output.
EQ Q–AUX 3/7
  • EQ/PAN mode: edits the Q Factor of the currently selected EQ band.

  • AUX 1–4 mode: controls Send 3 level.

  • AUX 5–8 mode: controls Send 7 level.

SET
Selects the channel strip input format.
PAN–AUX 4/8
  • EQ/PAN mode: edits Pan.

  • AUX 1–4 mode: controls Send 4 level.

  • AUX 5–8 mode: controls Send 8 level.

EQ HI–AUX 1/5
  • EQ/PAN mode: selects EQ band 6.

  • AUX 1–4 mode: switches Send 1 Mute on/off.

  • AUX 5–8 mode: switches Send 5 Mute on/off.

SHIFT
  • EQ/PAN mode: selects EQ band 8.

  • AUX 1–4 mode: switches Send 1 Position (pre/post).

  • AUX 5–8 mode: switches Send 5 Position (pre/post).

REC
Switches bypass state of EQ band 6.
EQ HI MID–AUX 2/6
  • EQ/PAN mode: selects EQ band 5.

  • AUX 1–4 mode: switches Send 2 Mute on/off.

  • AUX 5–8 mode: switches Send 6 Mute on/off.

SHIFT
  • EQ/PAN mode: selects EQ band 7.

  • AUX 1–4 mode: switches Send 2 Position (pre/post).

  • AUX 5–8 mode: switches Send 6 Position (pre/post).

REC
Switches bypass state of EQ band 5.
EQ LO MID–AUX 3/7
  • EQ/PAN mode: selects EQ band 4.

  • AUX 1–4 mode: switches Send 3 Mute on/off.

  • AUX 5–8 mode: switches Send 7 Mute on/off.

SHIFT
  • EQ/PAN mode: selects EQ band 2.

  • AUX 1–4 mode: switches Send 3 Position (pre/post).

  • AUX 5–8 mode: switches Send 7 Position (pre/post).

REC
Switches bypass state of EQ band 4.
EQ LOW–AUX 4/8
  • EQ/PAN mode: selects EQ band 3.

  • AUX 1–4 mode: switches Send 4 Mute on/off.

  • AUX 5–8 mode: switches Send 8 Mute on/off.

SHIFT
  • EQ/PAN mode: selects EQ band 1.

  • AUX 1–4 mode: switches Send 4 Position (pre/post).

  • AUX 5–8 mode: switches Send 8 Position (pre/post).

REC
Switches bypass state of EQ band 3.
EQ/PAN
Chooses EQ/PAN mode.
SHIFT
Enables/disables Flip mode. With Flip mode enabled, the faders control Pan.
AUX 1–4
Chooses AUX 1–4 mode.
AUX 5–8
Chooses AUX 5–8 mode.

MASTER Fader (FW-1884, FE-8, FW-1082)

This fader always controls the master volume. If no master channel exists, it controls Output 1/2.

Automation/Clock Rate Section (FW-1884 Only)

The following table outlines the automation/clock rate controls and their assignments:

Control
Assignment
READ
While READ is held down, SEL buttons are lit if a channel strip is in Read automation mode. Pressing the SEL button sets Read mode. Turning the encoder also edits the automation mode.
WRITE
While WRITE is held down, SEL buttons are lit if a channel strip is in Write automation mode. Pressing the SEL button sets Write mode. Turning the encoder also edits the automation mode.
TCH
While TCH is held down, SEL buttons are lit if a channel strip is in Touch automation mode. Pressing the SEL button sets Touch mode. Turning the encoder also edits the automation mode.
LATCH
While LATCH is held down, SEL buttons are lit if a channel strip is in Latch automation mode. Pressing the SEL button sets Latch mode. Turning the encoder also edits the automation mode.
F7
Switches encoders to editing of pan parameters on selected channel strip.
F8
Switches encoders to Channel view: EQ Edit mode for the selected channel strip. In this mode, the encoders are used to edit the EQ parameters, while the left/right cursors are used to shift the EQ parameter bank (parameter group).
F9
Switches encoders to Channel view: Plug-in Edit mode for the selected channel strip. In this mode, the left/right cursors are used to shift the plug-in parameter bank. The up/down cursors are used to choose the channel strip Insert slot for editing.
F10
Switches encoders to Channel view: Instrument Edit mode for the selected channel strip. In this mode, the left/right cursors are used to shift the instrument parameter bank.

Mode Controls Section (FW-1082 Only)

The following table outlines the mode controls and their assignments:

Note: If a modifier button, such as SHIFT, is shown below a button description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down.

Control
Modifier
Assignment
F1
Saves the active project. The button LED is lit if the project has been edited since the last Save operation.
SHIFT
Opens the Save As dialog.
F2
Performs an Undo of the last editing operation. The button LED is lit when a Redo is possible.
SHIFT
Performs a Redo.
F3
Copies the current selection (of regions or events) to the Clipboard.
SHIFT
Cuts the current selection and places it on the Clipboard.
F4
Pastes the Clipboard contents.
SHIFT
Clears the current selection.

Master Section (FW-1884, FE-8, FW-1082)

The following table outlines the master controls and their assignments:

Note: If a modifier button, such as SHIFT, is shown below a button description, it indicates that the control has an alternate use while the modifier is held down.

Control
Modifier
Assignment
Cursor buttons
Identical to (but independent of) the computer keyboard arrow keys, except when encoders are in EQ, Plug-in, or Instrument Edit mode.
SHIFT
Horizontally or vertically zoom in and out (of the window with key focus).
SHTL
Enables Shuttle mode for the wheel.
Wheel
Shuttle mode off: moves playhead by one bar. Shuttle mode on: shuttles playhead.
Bank LEDs
Shows currently selected fader bank. If you only have an FW-1884, a bank refers to eight channels. If you have FE-8 extensions added, a bank encompasses the total number of (physical) channel strips: 16, 24, and so on. If no LED is lit, bank 5 or higher is selected.
< BANK
Shifts fader bank down by one bank.
SHIFT
Shifts fader bank down by one channel.
SET
Switches to Mixer (multichannel) view (driver version 1.20 or later required).
BANK >
Shifts fader bank up by one bank.
SHIFT
Shifts fader bank up by one channel.
SET
Switches to Mixer view and shows all Aux and Output channels (driver version 1.20 or later required).
<< LOCATE
Goes to previous marker.
SET
Deletes the current marker (driver version 1.20 or later required).
LOCATE >>
Goes to next marker.
SET
Creates a new marker at the playhead position (driver version 1.20 or later required).
NUDGE buttons
Nudges the selected event/region left or right (by the current nudge value).
SET
Chooses the current nudge value: tick, division, denominator, bar, frame, 1/2 frame.
SET
Modifier for other buttons.
IN
Moves playhead to left locator position.
SET
Sets left locator at current playhead position.
SHIFT
Sets punch in locator at current playhead position.
OUT
Moves playhead to right locator position.
SET
Sets right locator at current playhead position.
SHIFT
Sets punch out locator at current playhead position.
REW
As per Rewind key command.
FFWD
As per Forward key command.
STOP
Stops playback.
PLAY
Starts playback.
REC
As per Record key command.