Stage 1: Connect Audio Interface or Microphone
You can record guitar in Pro Tools utilizing a sound interface or a mouthpiece.
On the off chance that you don’t have a mouthpiece or sound interface, find out about the distinctive chronicle choices in this guide and which one is ideal for you.
In this model, I’m utilizing an iRig HD 2 (look at my audit to perceive any reason why I suggest it for electric guitar) and connecting it to my PC’s USB port.
Perhaps the most well known sound interfaces I prescribe in the event that you need to record acoustic or electric guitar (or vocals and different instruments) is the Focusrite Scarlett range (connection to Amazon for subtleties and various choices).
To record guitar utilizing a Focusrite sound interface, essentially plug it into your USB port before you open Studio One.
A sound interface like the Focusrite Scarlett is the ideal choice on the off chance that you need to record an acoustic guitar utilizing a mouthpiece.
On the other hand, on the off chance that you need to record anything with a mouthpiece, you can purchase a USB receiver like this one.
The best practice is to plug a mouthpiece into a sound interface, however USB receivers can be convenient in certain circumstances.
For instance, when I’m recording vocals, rather than utilizing a sound interface, I just module my iRig Mic Studio (connection to audit). A USB mouthpiece like this gives a straightforward arrangement.
Yet, for the vast majority, I energetically suggest utilizing a sound interface as it gives you undeniably greater adaptability. You can plug any amplifier or various receivers into a sound interface, while a USB mouthpiece gives you zero adaptability.
Stage 2: Set Up Pro Tools
When you have your mouthpiece or sound interface associated with your PC, open Pro Tools.
Any variant of Pro Tools will have the option to record guitar, so it doesn’t make a difference in the event that you have Pro Tools First (free form), or the Pro Tools or Pro Tools Ultimate renditions.
Set Up a Project
At the point when you open Pro Tools, you will be approached to open or make a task.
The layouts can be helpful and I recommend giving two or three a shot so you can get thoughts on organizing your own undertakings.
In this instructional exercise, I’ll make a clear undertaking without utilizing a format (basically uncheck the ‘Make from Template’ choice) so you can perceive how to set everything up without any preparation. I propose doing this to track.
You should see something like this when you make your clear task without utilizing one of the layouts:
Star Tools utilizes windows, so you can drag and mastermind the two default windows (Edit and Mixer) any way you like.
Go to the Window > Arrange menu and play around with the various choices for thoughts on how you may jump at the chance to set up your view.
Most other current DAWs have moved away from utilizing windows, so on the off chance that you don’t care for shuffling various windows, you should look at some different alternatives as shrouded in my Best DAWs for Guitar Guide. I for one can’t bear utilizing windows like this, yet every individual has various inclinations, so mess with it to check whether you like it or not.
Set Up Audio Interface or Microphone
Before you begin recording, you need to mention to Pro Tools what equipment you’ll be utilizing for your information and yield.
Go to the Setup > Playback Engine menu choice to see your choices:
Here you can choose what sound driver you’ll utilize and your yield signal alternatives. While Pro Tools will request that you set this up the first occasion when you open it, you should change your alternatives here in the event that you unplug or plug diverse equipment in.
Select the Playback Engine dropdown menu to see your choices. Here are the choices appearing for me:
On the off chance that you have connected your interface or USB receiver prior to opening Pro Tools, you should see something that coordinates your gadget on this rundown. On the off chance that you don’t see your gadget on this rundown, read the guidance in the ‘Elective Audio Driver’ area beneath.
For instance, you may see ‘Focusrite USB’ as a choice on the off chance that you utilize a Focusrite Scarlett sound interface. As I’m utilizing an iRig HD 2 sound interface, I’ll select the ‘iRig Device’ alternative.
Ace Tools may save and close your task on the off chance that it needs to change to an alternate playback motor.
It will at that point find out if you need to upgrade the motor for playback or recording. As this is an instructional exercise on chronicle guitar, I recommend choosing ‘Record’. This should help lessen inactivity (covered later).
You can generally change to improve the motor for playback later on when you need to alter and blend your tunes as opposed to recording parts.
Select OK then re-open your task if Pro Tools shut it.
You would now be able to go to the Setup > Hardware menu to pick the info and yield channels you need to utilize.
The choices you see here rely upon what sort of gadget you have connected to your PC. You should not change anything or you may have to empower various information sources and yields. In the event that you stall out, check the gadget’s site for subtleties.
Elective Audio Driver
In the event that you don’t see a choice in the Playback Engine dropdown that coordinates your sound interface or USB amplifier, that doesn’t imply that it isn’t viable with Pro Tools.
All it implies is that there isn’t an ASIO driver introduced for your equipment.
Check the site for your gadget to check whether they have an ASIO driver you can introduce. On the off chance that they do, introduce it and re-open Pro Tools.
In the event that your gadget doesn’t have an ASIO driver you can introduce, I suggest utilizing ASIO4ALL.
ASIO4ALL is a free sound driver that gives you far more prominent command over your interface contrasted with numerous standard sound drivers.
To begin with, download and introduce ASIO4ALL from this site.
When ASIO4ALL is introduced, re-open Pro Tools and select the ASIO4ALL alternative in the Playback Engine screen.
Snap OK, at that point go to Setup > Hardware. The screen that shows up will allow you to pick between all the various data sources and yields you have associated with your PC.
Snap the wrench symbol on the base option to raise the high level alternatives:
One reason I like utilizing ASIO4ALL is that you can set the yield sign to go to your PC speakers while utilizing your sound interface’s info. This is something you can’t do when you utilize some other ASIO driver.
Dormancy is the postponement between when you play a note on your guitar (or talk into a receiver) and when you hear that note on your speakers or earphones.
The higher the inertness, the more extended the deferral between when you play something and when you hear it.
The objective is to diminish idleness to as low as could reasonably be expected so you don’t see any postponement. There will consistently be some inactivity as your PC needs to handle the sign, yet you ought to have the option to lessen inertness low enough that you don’t see it.
High idleness makes it incredibly hard to record parts as the yield sign will be out of sync to your playing.
You control inactivity by changing the cushion settings. The support is what amount of time your PC requires up preparing your sign.
Lessening the cradle size or length will diminish dormancy.
You can change cradle settings by going to the Setup > Hardware menu. Recall that this menu alternative raises your gadget’s control board, so it will appear to be unique relying upon what gadget you use.
Here is what the cradle settings screen resembles for my iRig gadget:
You can see that the current yield dormancy is 2.49 ms, which is adequately low to not notification any postpone whatsoever. On the off chance that I increment the cradle size, the inertness will increment.
Remember that the lower the cradle size, the harder your PC’s CPU needs to work. On the off chance that you bring down the support size excessively, your PC will begin making perceptible glitches and static clamor.
Play around with the settings to discover the most minimal size you can use without it causing issues.
Stage 3: Set Up Audio Tracks
To record guitar in Pro Tools, you need to set up a sound track.
Go to the Track > New menu alternative and you will see the choices for setting up another track:
In the event that you need to record guitar, select mono and sound track from the initial two dropdown menus.
You can rename the track now or later on. You can even make various tracks immediately on the off chance that you realize that you’ll require a couple.
When you click ‘Make’, you’ll see your new track on the Edit window:
Before you record your guitar, you need to set the track up to utilize the right information sources and yields.
Take a gander at the I/O part of the track to see the current information sources and yields picked. Contingent upon your settings, it might as of now have a few channels chose and all set.
Snap the two catches under the I/O making a beeline for select the information and yield channels you need to utilize:
In the event that you don’t see the correct sources of info or yields here, check your sound settings under the Setup > Hardware menu.
Whenever you have chosen the correct info and yield channels, you can arm the track for recording.
Snap the hover symbol on the track to arm it for recording:
The symbol will streak red to tell you it is prepared to record.
You ought to have the option to play your guitar and hear it through your speakers now. You will likewise see the track meter light up to coordinate the degree of your info signal as demonstrated as follows:
On the off chance that you don’t hear your guitar or you don’t see the meter light up, check your sound equipment settings.
Stage 4: Check Audio Levels
Before you hit record, it’s a smart thought to check your sound levels.
On the off chance that your sound levels are excessively low or excessively high, you’ll end up with a disappointing account. Truly, you can raise or lower the volume of any recorded tracks later on, however you can’t fix a chronicle with cutting.
Give close consideration to the sound meter on the track. In the event that a red bar actually shows up as demonstrated as follows, it implies the sign is excessively high and it is cutting.
Professional Tools will likewise show red content in the track list on the left on any tracks that cut. This is a decent method to check to ensure you’re not pushing anything excessively high.
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