Recording in the Audio Editor

Before you start recording, set up the Recording dialog.


  1. In the Audio Editor, click the Record button, or press * on the numeric key pad.

    The Recording dialog opens.

  2. In the File to Create section in the Recording dialog, open the pop-up menu, and select whether you want to record a named file or a temporary file.
  3. Select a file name and the location where you want to save your file.
  4. Select the audio format by doing one of the following:
    • Click the down arrow button to select a preset audio format.

    • Click the audio format text to open the Audio File Format dialog, select the format, and click OK.

  5. Select whether you want to record to an audio file or an audio montage track, by selecting one of the following options:
    • Create New Audio File Window

    • Add to Active Audio File

    • Add to Active Track of Montage

  6. Select an Input.

    For each of the activated recording channels, a meter is displayed in the Recording dialog.

  7. Select whether you want to show the Level or the Spectrum display while recording.
  8. Optional: Make further settings in the Options section, and on the Options and Values tabs.
  9. Click Record to start recording.

    If you have selected one of the Auto-start options, the recording goes into Pause mode until the specified Auto-start criteria are met.

    The background of the Recording dialog turns red to indicate that you are recording.

  10. Optional: Pause the recording by clicking the Pause button.
  11. Optional: Drop markers during recording by clicking the drop marker buttons.
  12. When you have finished recording, click Stop.
  13. Optional: If you want to record another take, click Record again.