Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Recording a track, part of iPad Music Production: Auria.
Okay, now that our levels are set, we are pretty much ready to record, but there are a couple of other things I want to go over here. Now, first of all, you are obviously going to want to be able to hear what you're doing when you are recording, and when you're playing back. Now in this case, James and I have headphones, and we have a headphone amplifier that's plugged into the headphone out of the AudioBox 1818 here. In most cases, if you can, you will want to use the headphone out of the device you are recording to. In some cases you will be able to plug headphones directly into the headphone jack of the iPad, but some devices will disable that. So it's not really a good idea to just plug in the device you are recording into.
You will have less latency issues in those cases. Also, in many cases--especially if you are going to be recording multiple tracks--you will want to use the metronome that's built into Auria. And you can get to that by going to Menu > Settings, and here you will find the Metronome settings. And just having a metronome or a click track helps you make sure that all your tracks are synched together properly. So you can see we can turn that on for recording, or if you want to hear it both when recording and playing back. You can turn that option on as well. We will just have that on for recording in this case. You can set your Time Signature, and most importantly you can set your tempo.
Now we have already predetermined that in this case the song we are recording will be at 89 beats per minute. So I will set that, there is also a Level dial here, so you can set the volume of the metronome. So you may see me adjusting that a bit. I will close that. Now another quick way to turn the metronome on and off is to come up to the Transport options and here you can turn metronome on and off just by selecting it or deselecting it. But at this point, I think we are a pretty much ready to go. Now of course we want to make sure we Record Enable on this track, which we are, you can see our Level meter moving, I'll get my headphones on here.
We are all the way at the beginning of the track here. You can always double tap the Rewind button to make sure at the very beginning. Now to record, you are going to start by pressing the Record button, that just tells Auria that you are ready to record, but it won't actually start recording until you press the Play button. So I think we are ready to go. And I will tap play, so you can hear the metronome going. Is that level okay for you James? James: Down maybe a tiny bit. Garrick: Down a little bit, go back into Settings.
James: Perfect. Garrick: All right, okay. I am actually just going to roll that back a little bit to the beginning. And here we go. (music playing) All right, so there is our first recorded track.
I am just going to switch over to the Edit window to take a look at that waveform. Looking pretty good. Now if you want to be able to hear what you just recorded, you need to disable Record Enable, and now just tap in the timeline to take the playhead back to the beginning, and let's give it a quick listen. (music playing) All right, so that's sounding pretty good, and now we have our first recorded guitar track.
This course will be updated regularly as new features are added to Auria, so check back often. Working with a different app? Check out other installments in this series, including iPad Music Production: GarageBand and iPad Music Production: AmpliTube.
- Creating a new project
- Importing audio
- Using external audio inputs
- Recording tracks
- Using Auto-Punch
- Overdubbing a track
- Trimming regions and adding fades
- Using auxiliaries
- Using automation
- Creating snapshots
- Exporting your project