7. Recording and Playing Back Audio

Now that you’ve configured a session and set audio input levels, it’s time to lay down some tracks.

This chapter shows you the basics of recording and playing back audio in Pro Tools. We’ll begin by discussing the Transport window—the control center for all recording and playback operations. You’ll learn how to use various transport controls and features for punching, looping, and navigating tracks.

In addition, we’ll show you how to record a single audio track, as well as how to record multiple audio tracks simultaneously. Then, we’ll talk about overdubbing tracks using automated punch recording, loop recording, recording to playlists, and recording on the fly with QuickPunch.

Finally, we’ll cover Pro Tools’ ...

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