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Pro Tools HD: Advanced Techniques and Workflows by Edouard Camou

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Customizing MIDI

Pro Tools uses Audio MIDI Setup on Mac and MIDI Studio Setup on Windows computers to generate a list of MIDI devices. In this section I will show you how to make a custom MIDI device and how to use an external hardware such as a software synthesizer.

Organizing external MIDI devices

If you are using a MIDI interface with multiple ports, you might have some devices permanently connected to some of the ports. In this example, I will create a new external MIDI device attached to my MIDI interface port so that Pro Tools can show it directly inside the software. Here are the steps to create a custom MIDI instrument:

  1. Open the MIDI studio by navigating to Setup | MIDI | MIDI Studio.
  2. Audio MIDI Setup (on Mac) or MIDI Studio Setup (on Windows) ...

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