Time for action—recording with a microphone
Ok, now that we're safe from feedback, we have a couple of options. Let's start with recording with a microphone:
- Under Preferences, choose Devices, and make sure the device is set to record only one channel or Mono.
- Get something to sample. Maybe a cat, dog, or loud sibling.
- Grab a mic.
- The microphone will need to be plugged into an audio interface that has the ability to boost the microphone's audio signal properly. Also, check to see if the microphone requires Phantom Power. Phantom Power is not some strange mutation. It's a 48-volt power signal that a condenser mic requires to power its capsule properly.
- Once the microphone is plugged in, turn up the trim (audio input volume) on the audio interface. Most ...