Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Recording MIDI, part of Learning SONAR X2.
Garrick: In addition to allowing you to record live audio as well as…import audio files, SONAR also features the ability to record and edit MIDI data.…As you may or may not know, many instruments like…keyboards or drum pads don't actually produce sounds on their own.…When you play a MIDI keyboard, for example, what gets recorded…is data about which note you played, when you played it.…How hard you hit it, how long you held it and other information.…That information is then run through a MIDI…instrument in SONAR to produce the actual sound.…The beauty of MIDI performances is that you can choose…any instrument bank that you have installed on your computer.…You may start by playing your piece through a piano sound but…you can instantly change it to say MIDI horns or a MIDI flute.…
All while keeping the same performance and only the sound will change.…MIDI also lets you change the timing of the notes or even the notes you played.…So, if you came in a little bit early or late, you can fix the timing.…Or if you missed a note or played the wrong one, you can…
- Setting up audio inputs and outputs
- Creating a new project
- Importing audio
- Recording real instruments
- Looping audio
- Connecting to MIDI devices
- Creating groove clips
- Editing tracks
- Creating FX Chains
- Creating sends and busses
- Automating parameters
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