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Pro Tools 10 Essential Training with musician and producer David Franz illuminates the process of recording, editing, mixing, and mastering in Avid Pro Tools, the industry-standard software for music and postproduction. The course covers recording live audio and adding effects on the fly, creating music with virtual instruments and plug-ins, editing for time and pitch manipulation, creating a musical score, and mixing and mastering a track.
When you really want to fine-tune your MIDI data, edit using the MIDI Event List. This powerful window allows you to precisely edit any parameters of a MIDI event, as well as copy, paste, and delete individual parameters, events, and phrases. There are a few ways to open up the MIDI Event List. You can press Option on Mac or Alt on windows and press the Equals key, and that opens up the MIDI Event List. You can also choose Window > MIDI Event List, or you can right-click on the name of the track and choose Open in MIDI Event List.
The MIDI Event List shows all of the MIDI events that happen on a particular track, and we can choose which track to view, right here. So I'm going to choose the drums first, and you'll see that we've only got four MIDI events here. All it is is these four drum loops that are repeated and shown down here on this track. If we switch over to the bass track, we'll see a lot more information. We can see the start time. This quarter note symbol indicates that this is note data. Next to the note icon we'll see the note's pitch, and we'll see the attack and release velocity, and we'll see the length of the note.
You can also choose to show other information if we go up to the MIDI Event List menu. We could choose Show Note End Time. And we can also insert particular data, insert at certain playback locations, we can filter out particular data, we can show subcounters, we can do all kinds of different stuff from this menu. Now most of the data that's shown in here can be edited simply by double-clicking. So I just double- clicked in this field, and I can enter a new value. I hit Return and it stays. And as you heard when I clicked once, you can hear the note. (Music Playing) As you can see, in this window, you can edit all the fine details of your MIDI performance.
Although, I don't personally use the MIDI Events List very often, I know some people who prefer editing using this type of list. So the option is here in Pro Tools if you want to use it.
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