Pro Tools Basics: Add audio tracks and record

If you’re new to Pro Tools or new to computer-based recording this video is the first in a series of Pro Tools basics and it will show you how to quickly setup and record an audio track. Just about all of the major DAWS (digital audio workstations) use similar conventions for basic setup and recording. On the way we will discuss the edit window view selector and the importance of naming your tracks before recording. The basic process goes:

1. Create a track to record on

2. Set the proper routing for the track (inputs and outputs)

3. Enable the track(s) to be recorded

4. Record

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5 Responses to Pro Tools Basics: Add audio tracks and record

  1. Dan Eaton says:

    Nice job. You have a great instructor voice! I have started to use “Guitar Pro 6” it give classical music scores & tablature scores. I think I will try to finish transcribing my original tunes onto it, and then I can become more familiar with the language (which i should have focused on long ago, obviously). Well, good to be alive.
    Thanks Dan,

  2. patino says:

    Welcome to the dark side Dan, it’s nice to have you.
    P.s. I like the porn soundtrack.

  3. Mark Andes says:

    I have a guitar track and I want to add a drum track using my Roland e-drums as a trigger. Just me playing along to the guitar. Do you have a video for that? I have Mbox with Pro-Tools Express and EZ drummer.

  4. Dan Abreu says:

    Hi Mark, sorry for the late reply. That’s a great question. Unfortunately I don’t have a video for that, but if you haven’t already investigated, you’ll see that there are a couple of ways to do that. One would be to add a new stereo audio track and simply record into Pro Tools from the main outputs of your Roland module. But perhaps a better method would be to record the drums via MIDI. This will give you much more flexibility for editing if needed. Also, you can send that MIDI drum track through any V-Drum presets or internal plug-ins to try different sounds or patches.

    • Mark Andes says:

      Thanks. I been having some luck using a midi cable. But cannot seem to get the other thing… the M-Audio “UNO” interface thing to work. It has a midi plug on one end and a USB on the other.

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