Add a Real Instrument track

You can add a Real Instrument track and use it to record sound from a microphone.

To add a Real Instrument track:

  1. Click the Add Track button on the left side of the control bar, or choose Track > New Track.
    Add Track button
  2. In the New Track dialog, select Real Instrument.
    Add Track button
  3. Click the triangle next to Instrument Setup.
  4. Choose the type of input for the track from the upper-left pop-up menu. If you are using the microphone built into your computer, choose Built-in Microphone; if you are using a microphone connected to your computer’s audio input port, choose Built-in Input.
  5. Choose the input channel from the lower-left pop-up menu. If you are using a stereo microphone, choose a Stereo input channel pair; otherwise, choose a Mono (monophonic) input channel.
  6. If you want to turn on monitoring for the track, select the “I want to hear my Instrument as I play and record” checkbox.
  7. If you want to use a different audio device to hear your project, choose an audio output from the upper-right pop-up menu.
  8. Click Create.

    The new track appears in the timeline, and the Track Info pane opens.

    Track Info-Real Instrument
  9. In the Track Info pane, select an instrument category from the list on the left, then select the instrument you want to use from the list on the right.
  10. To change the default track name, click the name in the track header. When the name appears highlighted, type a new name.