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DAW Lecture 7

Pro Tools 9: MIDI 2 (Lecture 7)

Hearing your Synth MIDI track for composition Aux track for monitoring audio
Instrument Track MIDI and Aux track hybrid  MIDI I/O and Audio I/O on a single track o Similar to Logic inst. tracks except… o Pro Tools uses inserts (not input) for Soft synths o Pro Tools allows audio input of hardware synth o View > Edit/Mix Window View > Instrum
Enable MIDI Input Devices Setup > MIDI > Input Devices  Check desired MIDI ports
Input Filter Used to prevent specified MIDI messages from being recorded  Record All  Record Only…  Record All Except…
Local Control vs. MIDI Thru Disable Local control on MIDI master • Enable MIDI Thru: for playback while recording o Options MIDI Thru o Relays incoming MIDI data to track’s assigned output OR…If Local can’t be turned off, disable MIDI Thru
Default Thru Instrument Setups  Preferences  MIDI o All MIDI input passes to this device  Even if track is not armed • If track is armed, input goes to assigned output, not Default Thru Instrument  Even if no MIDI Output is assigned  Even without a MIDI track
Click (Metronome) Click icon on Transport to enable o 7 on numeric keypad o Double-click on Click icon to open Click and Count-off Options
Setting up a Click Using hardware synth  Select as Click Output o Using Click plug-in  Set up a mono Aux track  Set Click Output to None
Count-Off o Number of bars clicked before playback or recording begins o Specify number in Click and Countoff Options o Click icon on Transport to enable (or 8 on keypad)
Default MIDI Record Mode: Destructive! o Auto-punch replaces existing data  No new region on punch, unless more than one copy of the region is in use  Just like Destructive Record Mode, except you can Undo o Otherwise behaves like audio recording  Pre-/Post-Roll functions similarly
Non-destructive Recording: MIDI Merge Newly recorded data is ADDED to existing data. Can be turned on/off during recording. #9 numeric Continuous controllers
Non-destructive Recording: MIDI Merge Use Merge to record knobs & sliders after notes Check device manual for controller map Soft synths: Numbers sometimes listed in Auto Enable window. Some synths (Pro-53) use Learn mode to auto-assign
Numeric Key Pad Functions: 1-9, (.), 0 1. Transport Rewinding 2. Transport FF 3. Record 4. Loop Playback 5. Loop Record 6. Quick Punch 7. Metronome 8. Count Off 9. MIDI Merge 0. Space Bar Period. used for memory Locations and configurations, to toggle values in Transport Bar
Loop Recording Multiple Takes o Same as loop-recording audio o Options  Loop Record o MIDI Merge button grayed out o Adds new MIDI Region for each pass  Matching Start Time Takes List  No parent region  Don’t play on a pass = no new region • Except last pass; always new reg
Loop Recording with Merge Mode o ADDS new MIDI data to existing regions.  Drum-machine style (MPC)  Multiple passes = ONE region o Options  Loop Playback  NOT Loop Record o MIDI Merge button ON
CNTRL + / Transports Different recording takes to a new playlist
MIDI Event List View and edit MIDI data in a text list  View selected track or region  Window > MIDI Event List • Option+= or Control+Double-click on MIDI Track Name View Filter o Show only the data you need o Same options as Input Filter
Wait for Note Recording will not start until Pro Tools receives MIDI information  Click starts immediately  Count-off is ignored
View Filter o Show only the data you need o Same options as Input Filter
Standard MIDI File (SMF) Used for transferring MIDI data between sequencers. o Keyboard workstation to Pro Tools o Pro Tools to Logic, Nuendo, Cubase, etc.
Pro Tools supports both Type 0 and Type 1 o Type 0 – All tracks are merged to a single track  Often used for Internet streaming o Type 1 – Preserves track structure  Most common for professional use between sequencers
Exporting SMFs o File  Export MIDI o Choose Type 0 or Type 1 o Include Real-time Properties o Track Output device assignments are not exported, but channel assignments are o MIDI Region definitions are not exported; tracks are “Flattened”
Importing SMFs File>Import à MIDI
ReWire...Allows real-time streaming for: Allows real-time streaming of o Audio o MIDI o Tempo o Transport
ReWire allows real-time streaming between which compatible applications? Real-time streaming between compatible applications  Reason and Rebirth RB-338 from Propellerhead  Live from Ableton  Retro AS-1 and Unity DS-1 from Bitheadz  Melodyne
ReWire allows up to ____ _______ ________ ______ directly into Pro Tools, per application. • Allows up to 64 internal audio streams directly into Pro Tools, per application.
In ReWire, audio enters Pro Tools via ______ ____-in Audio enters Pro Tools via RTAS (Real-Time Audio Suites) plug-in o ReWire app’s output is then routed and mixed like a virtual instrument
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