James introduces a new series for Pro Tools Expert, Recording Basics. In this video James looks at techniques he uses for setting up and mic pre and making sure he gets the right level into Pro Tools for recording. This process would be exactly the same if he was using any DAW or recording platform. He then goes onto talk about 2 particular mic pre-amplifiers the Audient ASP 008 and the Universal Audio 4-710d. Showing how each can be used and also showing how not to use them.