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Lesson 8. Recording > Setting Audio Options

Setting Audio Options

Before you record audio into Logic, we need to address some basic functions and features. Think of Logic as being like a high-end professional camera. It offers a lot more features and flexibility than that cheap throwaway. You have many more options that give you control over the final image. Before you snap the picture, however, you need to make sure that all the settings are just right so that they'll create the best possible image. In Logic, some options are set just once, before you start to record, while others may need changing during the process of creating your song. You'll choose some settings based purely on personal preference. Nevertheless, it's best to think through all your choices before beginning your work.

Choosing a Sampling Rate

We first addressed sampling rate in Lesson 4, “Editing Audio Regions,” when you used the Sample Editor to convert the HH.aif file from 48 kHz to 44.1 kHz to match the sampling rate of the song. It is extremely important that you are aware of your song's sampling rate setting, because it greatly affects your computer's performance. Logic can support sampling rates of up to 192,000 samples per second, but a rate that high takes well over four times the disk space and four times the digital signal processing power as the 44,100 samples per secondused for this song. You must also make sure that the sampling rate you've selected in Logic is compatible with the audio interface you are using. Most audio interfaces support 44,100 samples per second (44.1 kHz), so you should be fine using the 44,100 setting when recording audio in this lesson.


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