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Record MIDI Instrument Tracks - Pro Tools 9

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: Recording your MIDI instruments work in a similar way to recording regular audio tracks, but with slight differences. Since you're not recording a real instrument, you have a few steps to do first.? 1. First, create a new instrument track in your Pro Tools session by holding Apple+Shift+N or by going to Track--New. This will open a new track window. Select Instrument Track from the dropdown menu and then click Create. The new track will be added to your session.? 2. Go to the new instrument track's channel in the mixing window. This is where you can "plug in" the software instrument through an insert.? To access the built-in software instruments, go to the top section of the channel under Inserts.?Click on an empty box to open the menu and go to multichannel plug-in--Instrument and then select the instrument you want to use.? 3. This will open a window of the software instrument, which you can play with the MIDI controller. The controller sends the signal to Pro Tools through the mix window. If you can't hear the signal, make sure the Output is sending the signal to your listening source.? 4. To record the software instrument, first record enable the instrument track. Then go to the top of the transport and hit Record and then Play. This will start recording the instrument track. When you play the controller, the notes will appear on the track. Hit the space bar to stop recording. Read more by visiting our page at:
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