Join Frank D. Cook for an in-depth discussion in this video Solution: Recording audio, part of Pro Tools 12 Essential Training: 101.
- [Instructor] So here's how the completed session should look. Let's walk through how to get there. I'll start by opening the DHY remix 01 session, and renaming it as DHY remix 02, by choosing "save as". Then I'll set the session tempo in the "transport" window, which I can get to under the "window" menu, by choosing "transport", and clicking in the "tempo" field, to type in a BPM value of 90 beats per minute.
Note that I could also have changed the tempo, by double-clicking on the red "song start" marker here at the beginning of the tempo ruler, and entering my BPM value in the "tempo change" dialog box. Next, I'll add a click track, by choosing "track", "create click track", and Pro Tools adds the track at the bottom of the "edit" window. Next, I'll connect the microphone to my audio interface, and I'm going to use input two, and then I'll route that input to the countdown track by using the input path selector in the "mix" window.
Switch to the "mix" window by pressing "command equals" on the Mac, or "control equals" on Windows, and I'll click on the input path selector, to choose input two. Next I'll record enable the track, and set the input levels, by adjusting the gain control on my audio interface, until I have a strong signal, while keeping the peak levels well below the top of the meter. Get that gain set, test one, two, three, okay, that's lookin' good.
Then, I'll enable the "count off" control in the transport window, to provide a timing reference, and verify that the metronome click is enabled. Next, I'll start a record pass, by record arming the session, and pressing "play". (metronome clicking) One, and two, gettin' freaky with the fo'. When finished, I'll disable "count off", and listen back to the track to verify the recording.
One, and two, gettin' freaky with the fo'. Now, if I notice any issues at this point, I would just simply re-enable "count off", and record another pass. But once satisfied, I'll disarm the track, and turn off the metronome to silence the click. So that completes the audio record challenge. We'll just save the changes at this point, by pressing "command S", and then we can close the session.
AuthorFrank D. Cook
- Getting started with Pro Tools menus, windows, and edit tools
- Creating a session
- Creating a click track
- Recording audio
- Importing audio and video
- Recording, viewing, and editing MIDI data
- Selecting and navigating within tracks
- Adding markers
- Editing clips
- Creating fade effects
- Mixing tracks and adding automation
- Backing up a session
- Bouncing a mix to disk
Skill Level Beginner
Q. This course was updated on 03/23/2017. What changed?
A. Challenges and solutions were added to chapters 3–10 and three videos were updated in the first couple chapters.
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Get In the Mix with Pro Toolswith Brian Lee White2h 46m Intermediate
1. Getting to Know Pro Tools
2. Getting inside Pro Tools
3. Creating Your First Session
4. Making Your First Audio Recording
5. Importing and Working with Media in a Session
6. Making Your First MIDI Recording
7. Selecting and Navigating
8. Basic Editing Techniques
9. Basic Mixing Techniques
10. Finishing Your Work
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