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Pro Tools All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Jeff Strong

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Chapter 3: Preparing to Record

In This Chapter

check.png Understanding record modes

check.png Allocating disk space

check.png Setting levels

check.png Monitoring track inputs

check.png Creating click tracks

After you get your mics set up — see Chapter 2 of this mini-book for more on that — and before you actually start to record, you can still do a few things to make the process easier and to optimize the performance of your system. This chapter covers all you need to do before you actually start to record. For starters, this includes understanding and using Record modes and dealing with disk allocation.

This chapter also shows you how to enable your tracks to record, set your levels to give you the best sound possible, and manage your monitoring setup to perform at your best. To top it off, this chapter guides you through setting up a click track, song tempo, and meter map so when it comes time to edit your audio (not that your performances need editing), you’ll be able to do it quicker and with less effort. If you’re not sure what ...

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