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To set up your MIDI devices to work with Pro Tools, plug in all of your devices: your MIDI controllers, MIDI interfaces, and sound modules. Then make all the proper MIDI connections. Then start up your computer and Pro Tools. Download any necessary drivers for your MIDI devices, and Windows should let you know if you need them. Once you've started up Pro Tools, you can go to Setup > MIDI > MIDI Studio Setup. The MIDI Studio Setup, or MSS application, will open up.
Now I want to create a new device here. So I'm going to click Create, and I want to add a Korg Triton. So I'll type that in as the Instrument name. Then I'll go down to the Manufacturer, find Korg and Triton. Then I'm going to choose the Input Port, and I want that to be Mbox 2 Pro, and the same for the Output Port. By default, all of the send channels and receive channels are active.
If we wanted to make some inactive, we can click them and gray them out, but let's keep them all active. These determine which MIDI channels send and receive MIDI data. Now we can close this, and we'll go to Pro Tools. Now I've got a MIDI track here. I'm going to choose All as the Input selector. So any MIDI control that's connected to my system will be able to control this MIDI track. Now I want to choose Korg Triton > channel-1 as the Output.
That'll send any MIDI data that's recorded through this track to the Korg Triton, on channel-1. We can choose which patch we want from the Korg right here. You can see all of the Korg Triton patches listed right here. So that's how you set up a MIDI device in Windows for Pro Tools. Repeat these steps as many times as necessary for each MIDI device that's connected to your system. With your MIDI gear properly connected and routed through the MIDI Studio setup, Pro Tools will know where your MIDI data is coming from, and recording MIDI data will be much easier.
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