Just like recording voice over audio, it is possible to record other live audio in ProTools as it is playing on the Mac Pro editor. For instance, there may be a reason that you would like to capture audio from Youtube or another website. Likewise, you may have a video or audio clip that you would like to capture audio. All of this is possible with the correct setup.
First you will need to set the Mac Pro Sound preference to use the Line Out output. Refer to the article entitled Monitoring Audio Directly from the Mac Pro, Bypassing MOTU V4HD for step by step instructions.
Next you will need to patch the MAC OUTPUT into ACR#1 Mixer Inputs 1 and 2, 3 and 4, 5 and 6, or 7 and 8. The MAC OUTPUT patches are located on ports 3 and 4 on the top row ( C ) of the lower patch panel.
Once you have the patches in place, create a new Stereo Track in ProTools. Map the Input for this new track to the ADAT Optical interface that matches the inputs selected in the previous step. (see Figure 7)
Figure 7: Creating and Configuring a new Stereo track
NOTE: Mixer outputs 1-8 feed the MOTU V4HD
- Input Gain Fundamentals
- Input Gain Settings
- Monitoring Audio from Mac Pro through the MOTU V4HD
- Monitoring Audio Directly from the Mac Pro, Bypassing MOTU V4HD
- Recording Audio from the ISO Booth Mic
- Recording Audio from Talkback Mic at the Editor Workstation
- Recalling Setups on the Yamaha LS9
- ProTools Setup for the MOTU V4HD Audio Interface