Overdub software instrument recordings

Overdubbing is the process of recording a performance on top of an existing performance, merging them into a single region. You can use this process to add a supplementary recorded sound to a previously recorded performance, for example. You can also use spot erase to remove any unwanted notes from a recorded performance.

Overdub a software instrument recording

  1. Select a MIDI region.

  2. Click the Set Locators button in the toolbar.

    Cycle mode is turned on and the left and right locators match the start and end points of the selected MIDI region.

  3. Click the Record button in the control bar (or press R) to start recording.

    Recording begins after the predefined count-in.

  4. Use your MIDI keyboard, Musical Typing window, or onscreen music keyboard to record a part. Record as many cycle passes as you wish.

  5. Click the Stop button in the control bar (or press the Space bar) to stop recording.

The end result is a single MIDI region that contains the merged performances from each cycle pass. However, you can also overdub a MIDI recording when not in Cycle mode.