Recording

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Recording lets you record audio or MIDI data.  Click the "arm" button on a track to prepare the track for recording.

 

arm-track

 

Learn more about :

 

Arming Virtual Instrument (MIDI) tracks

Arming audio tracks.

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Recording Clips

 

Once you have armed a track, you can record clips.

 

Position caret for recording position by clicking on the track.

 

Caret

Click the "Record" button on the transport control to start recording. record-button

 

recording-started

 

Click the "Stop" button to stop recording. stop-recording-button

 

The recording will be saved in your Project folder.  If you want to record multiple tracks at a time, you'll need to arm them simultaneously and have the required inputs and hardware support.

 

Toggle Recording

R or CTRL+R

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Recording hardware/methods

 

There are two main ways to hook up recording hardware to your computer.

 

Analog Mixer With Soundcard

You can take an analog mixer and plug it in the stereo input of your soundcard.  You will probably need to read the manual on your mixer and get some audio cables and/or adapters.  Then plug your microphones and other audio inputs into the mixer.

 

Audio Interface

You can purchase a separate audio interface that connects via USB or firewire.  Then plug your microphones, guitars and various inputs into the audio interface.  Many audio interfaces also have MIDI inputs, if you need that.  Audio interfaces will also allow for the recording of multiple inputs simultaneously.

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Choosing a driver method (ASIO/WaveRT/Wave)

 

Depending on your set up and what you intend to do, you can choose between the three driver types.

 

ASIO

WaveRT

Wave

 

If you are playing virtual instruments or want to live monitor, you'll need a low latency and a fast enough computer and audio interface to handle that.

 

Generally, choose ASIO first, if it is available, followed by WaveRT and then, finally, if nothing else is available, choose Wave.

 

Learn more about setting up your sound driver here.

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Monitoring/Hearing Yourself (Audio tracks)

 

In order to hear yourself, otherwise called "Monitoring", you need to click the arm button followed by clicking the monitor button.

 

Monitor button

 

You will need to have a decently low latency set for your driver.  It should be less than 10 mils for undetectable latency.

 

Learn more about monitoring here.