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Recording Audio

Lesson 35 from: Songwriting in Logic Pro X for Electronic Music Production

Tomas George

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35. Recording Audio


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Recording Audio

Hello and welcome to this lecture where we're going to be looking at setting up a microphone, ready to record Logic Pro 10. So whether you're recording vocals or percussion or any audio, you need to be able to set up a microphone in logic Pro, it's really simple and straightforward. The first thing you need to do is of course, plug in your audio interface and make sure you're getting signal through this audio interface. Most audio interfaces nowadays will not need a driver, but some of them still may need a driver. So check online Google your audio interface and find out if you need a driver. The one I'm using right now is the focus, right? Scarlett two I two, you literally just plug it in and logic pro will read this straight away. So when you create a new instrument, you have input here, you can choose your input. So input one, input two. So the Scarlett two I two has two inputs. So this microphone I'm speaking in right now is plugged into input one. So if I select input one, this wi...

ll select this input, so automatically matches input one with input one on logic pro and input two with input two on logic pro outputs recommend just choosing output one and two and then hit crete. And now when I speak, you can see up here there's signal. If we look on the side here, if I speak really loud, it's never going to go above 0.0 because I'm using actually a vocal preamp with a built in limiter. So it's stop the signal going above 0.0. If you're not using a vocal preamp, just make sure the signal does not go above zero. If it goes above zero, decibels or zero DB, it will distort and it will ruin the signal. So it always be aware that the signal is not above zero. If you just click on it, it will reset and it will tell you the largest signal up here. So if I speak really loud, you see it now, it's set on minus 1.5. And if I click it is back to where it was OK to arm the track, you have to hit this arm button. And then when you record, we actually record what I'm saying right now. So obviously to hit record, either press r the short record or this circle button up here. And if hit this, I, then you'll actually be able to hear this back. So you'll be able to monitor this back. Sometimes I don't actually want to hear my vocals, especially voiceovers. I just want them to record. It can be off putting, especially if there's a slight delay or latency. And now let's go into the preferences. So go logic pro X up the top down to preferences and go to audio, you'll notice there's buffer size here. So the lower the buffer size, the less latency you'll get. So this actually means the less buffer size you have, the less delay you might have. If you have a powerful computer, generally, you won't really get much delay. So if you are experiencing any latency, which is a very common problem, just lower your buffer size, lower buffer size will take up more CPU or more computing power. So if you don't have a very powerful computer, you might not be able to drop too low because you will notice a drop in the quality of the audio recording. If your computer isn't fast enough to process this, we also have output device. So right now I'm going out there built in output. So if you want to output out of your audio interface, just select your audio interface, an input device, just choose your audio interface here. That's basically how you set up ready to record if you select input device here and your audio interface does not appear I would recommend searching online and seeing if you do need a driver for this audio interface. Nowadays, you won't really need this for any modern USB audio interfaces. That's basically how you can set up ready to record logic pro So thank you for watching this lecture and I'll see you in the next one.

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