6. Recording Audio

Before you start recording, there are a few things you need to do, such as connecting audio sources, configuring inputs in Pro Tools, and setting levels.

If you’re recording music, you may also want to generate a click track, set the session meter and tempo, and configure monitoring so that you can follow the click and do overdubs later.

This chapter covers these necessary steps and takes you from your first recording to recording multiple takes, punching in fixes, and auditioning your takes.

Connecting Audio Input Sources

Before you create a Pro Tools session and start recording, it’s helpful to make sure your audio sources are properly connected.

Microphones should be connected to XLR microphone inputs, and phantom power ...

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