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Recording a Mic Signal Into Pro Tools

Plug your microphone into your chosen input on the stagebox with an XLR cable.

Take the signal from the same BR1 Live Room input on the XLR patchbay through to your desired SSL AWS-924 Delta channel input. In the photo shown, BR1 Live input 1 has been patched through to SSL Channel In 1.

Flip your chosen channel on the SSL desk so that it is taking signal from the Mic In signal path rather than the Line In path. Then, check if the microphone you are using requires phantom power and if so, turn on +48V phantom power on the used channel. Phantom power is only required on condenser microphones that do not not have an independent power supply. If you are not sure on the type of your microphone, please ask at Tech Stores before setting it up.

Turn up the gain to a suitable level, paying attention to the meter at the top of the channel for signal monitoring. A -20dB pad is provided on the preamp stage if your signal is coming in too hot, labelled 'PAD'. Beneath this, there is also a polarity flip, shown by the Ø button.

Then, monitor your signal by making sure that the channel is routed to the mix bus and turning up the fader for signal to be sent to this bus.

Turn up your master fader and your monitor level control to hear the signal.

Finally, make an audio channel inside Pro Tools by using the shortcut Cmd+Shift+N and select your chosen channel as the input for this.

Record Arm for your channel in Pro Tools, and you are ready to record on the press of the '3' button on the number pad, or with record arming on the transport bar and pressing play.

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