Arm For Recording

Arm For Recording

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Arming a track simply means that you are preparing it for recording.  When you arm a track, you are instructing the software that you want to record on that track.


Arming a track


To arm a track, click the "arm" button on a track.  Once a track is armed, it will highlight in red.


Arm Toggle



hmtoggle_arrow1 Choosing Recording Input


You can record from multiple sound cards and different inputs at the same time.  Some specialty sound devices allow you to record on multiple inputs at a time.

On the track header, click the selector arrow on the Arm button. arm-selector


This brings up a list of sound devices, followed by inputs.


arm-device arm-left


Select the device, followed by the input that you'd like to arm for recording.


For those that wish to record a mono signal, click the sound device followed by clicking Left or Right depending on where you've plugged in your device.


After you've chosen an input, send some audio through the input to verify that you have chosen the correct input.  You will see the meters move if it is the correct input.


hmtoggle_arrow1 Setting A Recording Level


When you arm a track, the volume slider turns into a red recording level adjuster.  Move the slider to adjust the recording input level.




(This is not an option in ASIO mode due to the way that ASIO drivers work. )


hmtoggle_arrow1 Recording Multiple Tracks Simultaneously


You can arm multiple tracks at the same time if your sound device supports it.  In this way, you can record an entire band in real time, with each recording on its own separate track.  Just keep in mind that you will need to use the arm chooser button as described in the above section to choose the correct input for each track.


In this case we are using a Lexicon Lambda and would like to record the "Left Channel" input.


To choose an input, click the arm arrow for track 1. Click on "Lexicon" or whatever your device is called and choose "Left Channel".

arm-device arm-left


On the second track, we'd like to record the "Right Channel".  First click on the arm arrow on track 2, followed by clicking on "Lexicon" or whatever your device is called and choosing "Right Channel".


arm-device arm-right


You will see that both tracks are now armed for recording.




Tip: You can set up a project with the correct inputs and armed tracks for your band and then save it as a project template.  The next time you record your band, simply load the template and everything will be ready to record!


hmtoggle_arrow1 Monitor/Hear Yourself


You can hear yourself with effects by turning monitoring on.  Click the speaker icon after arming the audio track.


hmtoggle_arrow1 Loop Recording & Punch In/Out


Record in loop mode or in a specific time section. To learn more about loop recording or punch in/out go to the recording section.