Connect a microphone

You can connect a microphone to your computer to record your voice, an instrument, or any other sound to an audio track. You can connect a microphone to your computer’s audio input port, a USB port, or to an audio interface connected to your computer. You can also use your computer’s built-in microphone to record sound.

Connect a microphone to your computer

Do one of the following:

  • Connect the microphone to an input on the audio interface using a standard XLR cable.

    Figure. Illustration of XLR connector.
  • Connect a USB microphone to your computer’s USB port on your computer. Choose the USB microphone as the track’s input source.

    Figure. Illustration of USB connector.
  • Connect an audio interface to your computer’s USB or FireWire port, then connect a microphone to the audio interface for recording.

  • Connect an audio mixer or console to an audio interface, then connect the interface to your computer.

  • If your computer has an audio input port, connect the microphone to the audio input, then choose Built-in Input as the track’s input source.

    Figure. Illustration of stereo miniplug connector.
  • If you’re using your computer’s built-in microphone, choose Built-in Microphone as the input source in Logic Pro > Preferences > Audio > Devices.

After you connect a microphone, you choose the input source for the track you want to record to; you can also turn on monitoring to hear sound from your microphone as you play. You can choose the input source in the New Tracks dialog when you create a new track, or choose it from the Input slot on the track’s channel strip in the Mixer or the inspector.