Recording To Your Computer
Once you have the software downloaded and installed, all you need to do is physically hook up your audio feed. Choose an output from your mixer and connect it to the audio input of your computer. I would recommend using a spare auxiliary from your board. There are a host of USB Audio Interfaces that can make this sound even better with more control.
Once you have your audio hooked up, you are ready to go. Check your levels and hit record. It may take a little bit of time learning how to use the software, but it is definitely worth it! Once you have recorded your material and it is in your computer, you can do strange and wonderful things to it. Pro Tools will allow you to manipulate the audio like a word processor manipulates text.
The core of your system will be your computer and your software.
If you really want to step up your media ministry a notch, this is the way to do it. You can learn more about “Pro Tools” at www.avid.com. Don’t be afraid to dig into this; it’s actually a lot of fun. I hope this opens a few eyes and helps some of you “kick it up a notch!” (In the spirit of Emeril Lagasse)