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Using MIDI Merge and Replace - Pro Tools 9

Learn guitar chords for FREE through our new game Chord Master: When you're recording MIDI tracks, you may need to add more material to a recording. You can record additional notes onto a track or you can replace part of a track with new notes. Once you're finished, the two performances will be merged into a single track.? To merge or replace, you'll need to know where the Merge button is located on the transport window.? To open the transport window, hold Apple+1 or go to Window--Transport. The Merge button has an icon of an arrow merging onto another. When the button is highlighted, it performs merging functions. When it isn't highlighted, it means your MIDI is replacing.? Merging: Merging means you're adding to a track without affecting the notes that are already there. First highlight the Merge button in the transport. Then record enable the MIDI track. Click Record and then Play.? The track you've already recorded will start playing. When you play your MIDI controller, it will record new notes to the same track. When you're finished, there will be a single region even though it contains two separate performances.? Replacing: To replace part of a region you recorded, make sure the Merge button is not highlighted. Place the play marker where you want to start re-recording the region. Click Record and then Play.? The play marker will start moving and you can play notes on the MIDI controller. Everything from the start of the play marker to the end will be replaced with what you record. When you're finished, it will still be a single region. Read more by visiting our page at:
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