Acoustic guitar is a staple instrument across a variety of musical genres from Folk and Country through to Pop and Rock, so there’s every chance you are going to be recording one on a regular basis.
Here are our tips to help you get the best possible acoustic guitar recordings.
Set Punch In Locator by Playhead ⌃⌥⌘I
Set the start of the punch in to the current position of the playhead.
Punch recording is a technique you can use to overwrite a portion of a previously recorded track, during playback, without touching any of the recording before or after that portion. You punch in to interrupt playback and make the recording, then punch out to return to playback mode. You can choose between two punch recording modes: Quick Punch-In mode and Autopunch mode.
In this article Julian considers where microphone placement and recording techniques in general have left the original intention of “High Fidelity’?
I come from the world of live performance of music. Baked in. My idea of production is getting a high fidelity recording of a performance.
I need to think about the art part of “artist”.
It’s all about the rendering, isn’t it?
Toggle Software Monitoring
Changes the state of software monitoring. As stated in the documentation you should use direct monitoring from your interface when you don’t need to hear the sound with any of the inserts. Monitoring through plug-ins can cause uncomfortable latency.
Enable software monitoring, which allows you to monitor incoming audio through any effects that are inserted into a record enabled audio track, if desired. Many audio interfaces offer a direct or hardware monitoring option which sends the audio signal being recorded to a monitor output before the signal is sent to Logic Pro. If your interface offers direct recording you should use it, and only use software monitoring if you’re using effects on an record enabled channel strip.
Note: When Software Monitoring is on, the audio signal is processed via software, and a certain amount of audible delay (commonly referred to as latency) is inevitable.
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Once you’ve captured your primary performance, it’s not uncommon to want to add some MIDI continuous controller message to enhance the part. Maybe it’s via an expression pedal to add some CC 11 data for more refined dynamic movement. Perhaps you want to use some knobs or sliders on your keyboard controller to create some movement of one or more of the soft synth parameters you are triggering.
The esoterica of MIDI recording in the 21st Century.