Recording Electric Guitar

Let’s try out some of the high-quality Guitar Amp sounds that are included with Pro Tools® SE.

Features used:

• Quick Start
• Audio Track Recording and Editing

 

Create the Session

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From the Quick Start choose “Guitar”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Record the guitar

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Click the Track Record Enable button on the “Clean Electric” track so it is ready to record.


Now when you play the guitar that’s connected you can see the meter flickering on that track.

 

 

 

 

 

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You record by using the Transport controls.

Click the Record Enable circle so that it flashes red, then click the Play triangle.

When you finish playing click the
Stop square.

 

 

 

 

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On the “Clean Electric” track, you see a waveform for the sound you just recorded.

Click the Track Record Enable button on the track again to take Pro Tools out of record mode.

 

 

 

 

 

Edit the performance

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You can listen back to your performance by
using the Transport controls.

Click Return to Zero and then click the Play triangle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Clean up the guitar recording by using the
Standard Trimmer tool to trim the end and beginning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Use the “Selector” tool to select any mistakes, then hit Delete on the keyboard to remove them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjust the effects

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Click one of the Effects to access its controls.

While the audio plays back, move the Less/More Reverb control to hear how it changes the sound.

 

 

 

 

 

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Click “Guitar Amp” and move the controls in a similar way to that on a real guitar amp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Try out different effect presets by clicking on the Guitar Amp’s settings drop-down and selecting from its list.

 

 

 

 

 

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