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Old 01-26-2022, 03:00 PM
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Default Can't hear myself recording over beat

Hi. I'm very new to Pro Tools.

I imported a wav file, my beat, to record my vocals over. However, when I play start, I can't hear myself over the beat as I'm recording. I don't know what I need to do.
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Old 01-26-2022, 06:02 PM
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More than likely the loudness of your beat file was maximized when it was produced. Use clip gain to reduce it's level 12dB or more. This will give you a lot more headroom available for being able to hear your voice.
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Since you are just starting out, it might be good to watch something like the Writing a Song In Pro Tools tutorial video, which will cover the basics of recording in PT and should help get you on your way.

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There is a little button named "I" which stands for input monitor, next to the red record button in your mixer. Switch it on and off you go.

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Grab the faders and adjust to suit.(the faders do not affect the recording level unless you are doing fancy routing to print plugins)
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