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Preparing the Project

You still need to create a track to record your second bass part for the chorus section of the song. Let’s go ahead and rename the track. Also, it wouldn’t hurt to practice one more time before recording.

  1. Select the Fingerstyle Bass Arpeggiator track if it is not already selected.
  2. Press Command-D to duplicate the track.
  3. Control-click (or right-click) the new track’s header and choose Rename Track from the shortcut menu. Type My Arpeggiator Bass in the track’s name field. Press Return to set the new name.

  4. Look at the Smart Controls pane for the new track. Notice that the Arpeggiator settings are already on and ready to go. That’s because duplicating a track also duplicates the track’s instrument and settings. Did you notice that the new track was soloed because the track you duplicated had the Solo button on at the time you created the duplicate track?
  5. Press B to hide the Smart Controls pane. Press Command-K to open the Musical Typing window.
  6. Move the Musical Typing window to the empty space at the bottom of the tracks area where the editors and Smart Controls would be if they were showing.
  7. Start playback and practice the part a few more times using the Note Pad as a reminder of which notes (keys) to play (type) on the Musical Typing keyboard.

  8. Save your progress.

It’s time to try recording multiple takes of the arpeggiator bass part. The good news is that with multiple takes, you can pick which take you want to use and still edit it to fix any performance issues you may have while recording.

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