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New Pro Tools User Here w/ a Problem

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21 years
So I just installed LE a few days ago.. finally got around to recording some acoustic guitar tracks today to practice with it and I've run in to a problem: I'm trying to record a cover of "fell on black days" by soundgarden with the main rhythm guitar line doubled up and panned hard left and right. I can't play the song all the way through flawlessly (I'm a drummer) so I'm playing each verse and chorus in segments.

My problem is, when I go back about 10 seconds (on a track that's already got guitar on it) to give myself a head start to add on the next segment, it records destructively through that last bit of the part instead of non destructively even though I clearly have it set to non destructive recording.

Is there something I'm missing here? I'm guessing perhaps my sound card doesn't have the capability of non-destructive recording but I don't know. Any help would be appreciated.



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21 years

Member Wed, 01/24/2007 - 19:02
fourone3 wrote: I don't think it'd be your card. With LE, your Mbox (rack or M-Audio) is your card. If you computer can handle those, it should be alright.

Double check that the track isn't record enabled. Is the part that's being recorded over selected by any chance?
The track is enabled because I'm still recording on that track. I thought you could do that in pro tools. Isn't that what non-destructive recording is?

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natural Thu, 01/25/2007 - 07:59
Are you sure it's been destructively recorded? What happens if you use the Trimmer on that section? It should reveal the audio underneath.
Also- as mentioned above, use the transport to give you a preroll so you can set the punch in point on the new section.
So- Here's a few things to search for and read up on in the manual:
- Pre Roll
- Trimmer tool
- Smart Tool
- Slip mode
- shuffle mode
- Record modes
Hope this helps.

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Music_Junky Fri, 01/26/2007 - 03:13
Bierce85 wrote: Thanks guys. Before this all I'd used was Cakewalk and Cakewalk left you go right over a track without deleting any of it.

Pro Tools does not delete it. It is still under your new track you just have to trim the older track further to the right (over the newly recorded track).