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How to Record to External Hard Drives in Pro Tools

Q: I recently bought a Glyph Studio mini. I thought it would be nice to have it to record on. I am sort new to recording, and I’ve been recording on my laptop’s hard drive. I bought Pro Tools from sweetwater and am enjoying it, but I want to record on my Glyph. So my question is, is there a specific configuration needed to record to the Studio Mini? The manual didn’t say anything about recording to the drive. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

A: When you create a new session in Pro Tools using either the Quick Start window or the New Session command (command+N), a dialog will open asking you to name and save the session. At this point you can save it to whatever drive you like — so you shouldn’t have to do anything to the drive or set anything in Pro Tools in advance. As long as the drive mounts on your computer, you’ll be fine!

The Quick Start screen in Pro Tools

The Quick Start screen in Pro Tools

The New Session dialog in Pro Tools

The New Session dialog in Pro Tools

Once you have created a new session, you can save it to any location/drive/folder you like.

Once you have created a new session, you can save it to any location/drive/folder you like.

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