What is Pre-Roll Or Count-In Recording?

These recording modes allow the user to hear some prior material, or a count-in, before recording is initiated.

How do I Record with Pre-Roll?

Record-with-preroll is an action that may be triggered from the Transport menu ( you can also assign a keyboard shortcut to it ).

When this action is initiated with the playhead at location “A”, Mixbus will rewind the specified preroll amount, and play through it, before reaching the playhead location “A” where recording is to begin. The resulting region will start at “A”, but you can trim the region back to expose more of the recording, if needed.

How do I Record with Count-In?

Record With Count-In is very similar to record-with-preroll, but there are 2 differences:

  • You hear only the metronome click before recording starts, you don’t hear the previous material
  • The tempo of the metronome is that of the recording start-point, not the prior material

Use Record With Count-In if you want to record at the very start of the session, so you can hear a count-in before the music starts. Alternatively, you can use record-with-countin if you don’t want to hear the prior material and you want to “punch-in” after a countoff of the previous tempo


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