technique of inserting a signal into an audio track. Placing the
recorder in and out of record at specific locations in the track.
Punch-in is a useful technique for correcting performer mistakes or inserting material into already recorded tracks.
|Have the player monitor the pre-recorded material on headphones to avoid track leakage.||Playback the recorded material some distance before the punch in point.||At the appropriate place in the track punch in the record button on the recorder for the player to record the new material.||Punch out of record as soon as the player has finished the new material or when the previous part needs to be back in.|
Some recorders provide a rehearsal mode which mutes the track to be recorded but does not actually record anything so both the engineer and player can practice their moves.