Recording is probably the most fundamental thing you can do with Logic Pro. You connect a microphone or instrument to your Mac (usually with an interface) and hit Record to capture your awesome, creative ideas.
Of course, you’ll need a way to hear yourself as you record. When you have a live microphone in the room, you definitely don’t want to have your studio speakers on while you record.
(Active microphone + Active speakers = a feedback loop. Which can damage your gear and your hearing. Don’t do this!)
So you’ll need a different way to hear yourself as you record. And that solution will be a pair of headphones.
So you have your headphones connected to your audio interface. You’ve record-enabled your track in Logic Pro. And you’ve given both your microphone and headphones plenty of volume…
But you don’t hear anything in your headphones 🙁
Hmm… that’s gonna be a problem! If you can’t hear yourself while you’re recording, how will you know if you’re performing well?
Or maybe you can hear yourself. Unfortunately, you hear more than one version of your voice or instrument in your headphones. And they sound phasey and weird. Which is only distracting when you try to record…
Or let’s say you can hear yourself. You hear only one single voice or instrument. But there’s a delay between when you speak or play to what you hear in your headphones.
These are 3 of the most common issues when recording with headphones. And luckily, they’re all very easy to solve as well.
All it takes is getting to know how your interface and Logic Pro monitoring solutions work.
So in today’s video above, let me show you how to get comfortable with:
- Direct Monitoring through your interface
- Software Monitoring though Logic Pro
And how to set up and choose the best monitoring solution for your needs.