Recording a voice
To record a voice you'll have to focus on the settings of the Device toolbar. Your Input Channel (the third button) should display the Microphone that you are going to use.
The Meter Toolbar will help you to determine the in- and output level of the recording. The playback level is in green and the recording level in red. If you click the little black triangle next to the microphone you can choose ‘Start Monitoring’. This way you can check the recording level without having to record and delete the tracks afterwards. It also allows you to check if your mike is connected and if you are using the source you had in mind. When you’re satisfied click ‘Stop Monitoring'.
If necessary you can adjust the in- and output levels with the Mixer toolbar.
When you're satisfied, you can start recording by clicking the red button in the Transport toolbar, which is mostly self-explanatory.
So, with the red circle you record, the blue lines pause the recording, the yellow square stops the recording and with the green arrow you can listen to the recording. You can only continue recording in the same track if you use the pause button. If you press the stop button, you ‘ll have to continue in a new audio track. Don’t forget to undo pause, if you want to edit your recording. As long as it is activated, you can’t do anything.
If you push the record button and talk through your microphone you should see the first waveform(s) in your audio track.
If you make a mistake, take a breath and just continue. You can edit the slip of the tongue later, there’s no need to start from scratch. It’s also good practice to wait a few seconds before you start speaking. This will help you if you want to remove noise later on.