Join David Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Making a drum loop with MIDI Merge, part of Pro Tools 9 Essential Training.
In this video, I'm going to show you a quick way to create a drum loop using MIDI.…Let's start with the stereo instrument track with Xpand2 on it and a click track.…I'll open up Xpand here, and you're going to see that I have the Session Drums…preset in here, and it's got a kick, snare, cymbals loaded up and other…natural percussion.…Let's take a listen to what we've got.…(Drums playing.)…Those will be the primary sounds that we'd be using: the kick, the snare, and the hi-hat.…
So the first thing that you want to do is choose Loop Playback, and I'm going to…right-click the Play button here and choose the Loop.…Now, note that this is Loop Playback, not Loop Record.…We don't need Loop Record for this.…Now you notice that I've got the MIDI controls showing here in the Transport window.…All of these are active.…We've got Wait for Note, we've got the metronome on, we've got the MIDI Merge…and the Conductor track as active.…
So we're following the tempo and the meter that are in the session.…We're set at 120 and a meter of 4/4.…
- Exploring the Pro Tools interface
- Choosing a playback engine and other settings
- Setting up Pro Tools hardware and software properly
- Importing audio
- Recording and editing audio and MIDI
- Arranging a session
- Writing and editing automation
- Mixing and mastering a session
- Using automatic delay compensation
- Bouncing down a mix as an MP3
- Importing and displaying video
- Archiving a session
Skill Level Beginner
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Mixing and Mastering with Pro Toolswith Brian Lee White9h 18m Intermediate
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1. Getting Set Up in Pro Tools 9
2. Learning the Interface
3. Importing into Pro Tools
4. Recording Audio
5. Editing Audio
6. Arranging a Session
7. Recording MIDI Data
8. Editing MIDI
11. Mixing and Mastering
12. Working with Video
Archiving an entire session4m 22s
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