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facilities:recordingstudio:basics [2019/08/05 10:52]
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-=====Digital Signal Flow=====+=====Using Pro Tools===== 
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 +Launch Pro Tools from the dock, this will bring up the dashboard window. 
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 +Make sure you create a session, not a project and name it! 
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 +Use the default settings, unless you know what you are doing: 
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 +  * File type    :​BWF(.WAV) 
 +  * Bit Depth    :24-bit 
 +  * Sample Rate  :44.1 kHz 
 +  * I/O Settings :Last Used     
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 + - and make sure the location is set to a scracth drive EG  
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 +  /​Volumes/​Scratch1/ ​  
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 +====Check Playback Engine==== 
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 +In the set-up menu, select playback engine. This should always be: 
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 +  * Playback Engine : HD Native 
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 +The H/W buffer size should be 256 or lower for recording - you can raise this to get more processing power when mixing 
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 +====Check Command 8 Control surface==== 
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 +Go to setup/​peripherals and the MIDI controllers tab: 
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 +  * Type         :​Command 8 
 +  * Receive From :Command 8 Port 1 
 +  * Send To      :Command 8 Port 1 
 +  * # Ch'​s ​      :8 
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 +====Create a Track==== 
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 +Use the track/New menu or shift+command+n to create a new track. The default settings are: 
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 +  1 New Mono Track in Samples  
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 +Name your track straight away, and save your session. 
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 +====Check Levels==== 
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 +<WRAP center round important 60%> 
 +Make sure the Control Room Level  and Headphone Level on the Command 8 is down! 
 +</​WRAP>​ 
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 +Click the green input monitoring button (I) to hear the track input. ​ If you have used input A1 - as described above you should see signal in the meters. 
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 +Slowly turn up the Levels on the command 8 until you can hear the input. 
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 +====Recording==== 
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 +When you are ready to record, move the playhead by clicking where you want to record from. 
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 +  - Click Input monitoring off 
 +  - Click the red Track Record Enable **on the track** 
 +  - Start recording by pressing record then play: 
 +      - on the command 8 
 +      - with the transport on screen. 
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