Recording Audio (103)

Pro Tools Tutorials Audio Recording

Pro Tools Tutorial Series 103

In this Pro Tools Tutorial series you’ll be exploring into the essentials of recording audio in Pro Tools.

You’ll learn about different types of hard drives for audio, using a click track, dealing with monitoring latency. and more.

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Before You Record into Pro Tools


Making Audio Connections

Pro Tools Front Panel Controls 02:39
Connecting Digital Audio Sources 02:25
IO Setup Basics 05:16

Preparing Your Hard Drive

Hard Disk Considerations

Disk Capacity – How much disk space do you need? 04:39
Disk Interface – What works with Pro Tools? 06:17

How to record audio into Pro Tools

Recording Audio

Setting levels and recording audio 07:14
Recording to a Click track 08:50

Introduction to Pre-Roll and Post Roll

Pre and Post Roll: What they are and how to set them

Explanation and demonstration of Pre Roll and Post Roll 04:51

Stereo vs. Mono when Recording and Mixing

Discussing Stereo and Mono Recording Considerations

Choosing a Track Format that matches your audio source 05:39
Mono and Stereo sources in the final mix and a short discussion of Panning 05:41

Input Only vs. Auto Input Monitoring

Input Monitoring Modes explained and demonstrated.

Auto Input and Input Only Monitoring Modes Explained 09:31

Dealing with Monitoring Latency

Explore ways to manage monitoring latency when recording

How to set your HW Buffer Settings 06:53
Using the Low Latency Monitoring Mode on Firewire Interfaces 04:39
Using Zero Latency Monitoring on the Mbox 04:53

CPU Usage and RTAS Processing Settings

Playback Engine Settings

Setting CPU Usage and Number of RTAS Processors 03:20
Discussion of the DAE Disk Buffer Size and Cache Size 04:42
What does Host Based mean? 01:51