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Pro Tools All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Jeff Strong

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Chapter 3: Editing MIDI Data

In This Chapter

check.png Understanding MIDI and instrument track views

check.png Selecting MIDI data

check.png Editing in the Edit window

check.png Understanding the MIDI Event window

Although MIDI editing in Pro Tools isn’t as elaborate as what you find in some programs (such as Logic or Sonar), it’s plenty powerful enough to tweak your MIDI data quite a bit. If your overall MIDI needs are moderate, the relatively simple Pro Tools MIDI features can do what you need with minimum fuss.

In this chapter, you explore the MIDI-editing functions available to you in Pro Tools. You examine the many uses of the Pencil tool, discovering ways to edit MIDI notes, controller data, and system-exclusive messages.

Working with MIDI and Instrument Tracks

Working with MIDI and instrument tracks is almost the same as working with audio tracks. (The latter are covered in great detail in Book IV, Chapters 1 and 2.) The following sections explain track views, selecting MIDI data, understanding clips, and setting default program changes.

Taking a look at track views

You can adjust the track view for MIDI and Instrument ...

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