|Recording couldn't be easier. You may be able to just look at
the above picture and do it all, but if not, I've put the step-by-step instructions
below. And, after you do a few 1 minute test recordings you'll find that using
the editor becomes 2nd nature.
Here's how to make your 1 minute test recordings.
Arrow 1.) Select your Recording Input. In short what do you want to record?
I'll show you how to choose your source in the next section as this is the only
multi-step part of the process. The Button on the left is the Record Source Button.
On the Right is the DAK Recording Wizard. It lets you control inputs and volume
and recording. Click To See Choosing Recording Source NOW.
Arrow 2.) Just hit record and you'll see the green waves in the 2 big wave
windows. You must see waves or you are not recording. The VU meters near the bottom
THE MUST SEE WAVES
|Do you see waves? With digital
recordings, this is what counts. If you don't see waves in the big wave windows
of the DAK Editor, YOU ARE NOT RECORDING. No waves in
the big wave windows, no recording.
1. Have you chosen the correct input (that you're actually plugged into)?
2. Is the jack from your music source actually an output jack? (Aux jacks are
3. Is your music source actually working?
Arrow 3.) Adjust your volume so you have about 60% of the height of the
wave windows filled with waves as I do above.
Note: I have you setting the recording volume after you are recording
and the reason for that is that you can't see waves till you are in record. The
volume won't change until you release the slider. And this is just a test, so
you'll just clear the editor and start recording for real in a few minutes.
Arrow 4.) Record for about a minute or so, then Click Stop.
Arrow 5.) Click Play to playback your test recording.
Arrow 6.) OK, you are ready to make a real recording now. So Click New,
to clear the editor of your test and start recording for real. The New Button
is the 1st Icon on the far left of the editor, and you'll get an alert asking
you if you are sure you want to clear the editor. Click OK.
And A Final Note For Clarity.
This is the Play Control. It's NOT
USED. On the bottom left side of the editor is the Play Control. It looks
just like the Record Control above, but normally you don't need to use this.
It's more of a system volume and it's best to just leave it in its default settings.