Recording a Microphone - Video Edit Suite

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Overview

This article describes recording a microphone with the Zoom UAC-2 interface into Adobe Audition.

  • You will need to get an microphone with an XLR connector from Media Loan.
  • You will also need an XLR mic cable

Audio Interface

The Video Edit Suites have a Zoom UAC-2 audio interface.

  • There are two XLR/1/4" mic/instrument inputs on the front.
    • Microphones can be connected to theses inputs with XLR cables.
    • Guitars can be connected with 1/4" cables.
    • Each input has:
      • Gain control
        • Rotate the knob to adjust levels
      • Hi-Z
        • Press when connecting high impedance sources like an electric guitar.
      • Phantom Power
        • Press the 48V 1-2 button

Recording

Setting Mic Levels

  1. Connect the microphone to Input 1 on the Zoom UAC-2
  2. If it is a condenser mic turn on the phantom power.
    • Press and the 48V 1-2 button
  3. Talk into to the mic
  4. Adjust the trim knob while looking at the Clip Sig light for Input 1 on the Zoom UAC-2.
  5. turn up the gain control until the light is red. Then turn back the gain control until it is green.

Monitoring

  • Turn down the silver knob on the Zoom UAC-2
  • Connect the headphones to the headphone jack on the Zoom UAC-2

Audition

Create a New Multitrack Session

  1. Open Audition from the dock
  2. If prompted sign to the Creative Cloud Desktop app with your Evergreen email and password.
  3. Go to File > New > Multitrack Session...
  4. In the New Multitrack Session window set the following settings
    1. Session Name: use a meaningful name.
    2. Folder Location: Click Browse and select your folder on your Desktop.
    3. Template : None
    4. Sample Rate: 48000
    5. Bit Depth : 24
    6. Master: Stereo
    7. Click OK

Recording

  1. Go to the Mixer window
  2. On Channel One click on Default Stereo Input and select Zoom UAC-2 Driver in 1
  3. On Channel One click the R button (record)
  4. On Channel One click the I button.
    • This allows you to monitor the input.
  5. Put on the headphones
  6. Turn up the headphone levels on the Zoom UAC-2
  7. Talk into the microphone and adjust the Gain knob on the Zoom UAC-2 while looking at the meter in Audition
    • Try to get the signal in the yellow but not in the red in Audition.
    • Make sure that the Clip Sig light for Input 1 does not turn red.
  8. Click the Record button (Red dot) at the bottom to start recording.
  9. Hit the Stop button to stop recording.
  10. Repeat as needed.

Playback

  • If you need to listen to the audio with the speakers turn off the Input button
    • Click the I button.
  • Take off the headphones.
  • Now you can turn up the silver output knob ion the Zoom UAC-2 and the listen with the speakers.

Editing and Exporting

  • After recording you can edit the audio.
  • You will need to export the Multitrack Session to a mono or stereo wav file when you are done
  • Read Multitrack Editor - Audition for more details