Next, locate the selection for ‘Default Input’. Click the dropdown arrow to reveal all the input options that your computer recognizes, and choose your microphone (or the interface that it is plugged into). If you are working on a laptop, such as a MacBook Pro, the default setting will be Built-In-Microphone.

Now that your microphone is enabled, the next step is to prepare the timeline for recording.

First, create a dedicated track for the new recording by right clicking on an existing audio track and selecting ‘Add Track’. Alternatively, you can select an existing track that is empty. 

When you are ready to record, press the microphone icon next to the audio track you just prepared. Pressing this icon will launch a 3 second countdown before the timeline starts playing and the recording begins.

Watch out for clipping, which is signified by the audio levels reaching the top of their meter and turning red. It is usually a good idea to first do a test recording to ensure that the levels aren’t clipping. Adjust the track volume in the Audio Track Mixer before recording to set an appropriate level.

Once you are done with the voiceover, press the spacebar to end the recording. A new audio file will appear on the track that was armed for recording. This file is saved in an automatically generated folder titled ‘Adobe Premiere Pro Captured Audio’, which is usually in the same directory as the project file, unless otherwise specified.