Join David Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with the MIDI event list, part of Pro Tools 9 Essential Training.
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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 few ways to open up the MIDI event list. You can press Option on a Mac, or Alt in 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 a 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 am 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 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 will see the attack and release velocity, and we'll see the length of the note.
We can also choose to show other information. If we go up to the MIDI event list menu, we can 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 sub-counters. 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. (Music playing.) So I just double-clicked in this field, and I can enter a new value, and hit Return, and it stays.
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.
- 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