Recording Audio in the File Editor Project View

You can record audio to an audio file project in the File Editor project view. When you record audio in the File Editor, you replace (overwrite) any existing audio in the audio file or selection you record to.

You can select part of the file in the File Editor to record to. When you record to a selection, recording starts at the beginning of the selection and ends at the end of the selection. The part of the file after the end of the selection is unchanged.

If no part of the file is selected, recording starts at the playhead position and lasts until you stop recording. If your recording extends past the end of the audio file, the file is lengthened to include the recording.

To record audio in the File Editor project view
  1. Open an audio file project in the File Editor project view.

  2. Select the part of the project you want to record to.

    If no part of the audio file is selected, recording starts at the current playhead position and proceeds until you stop recording.

  3. Click the Record button in the transport controls (or press Command–R).

    As you record, the recorded area appears red in the waveform display. The level meters in the Recording tab show the levels of the input signal being recorded. If the input signal clips (rises above 0 dB), the peak indicator lights red.