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Pencil Tools with MIDI - Pro Tools 9

Learn guitar chords for FREE through our new game Chord Master: You can add new notes to your MIDI track with the use of the options within the pencil tool. This can be a quick and easy way to add consistent, individual notes to a project. By controlling their velocity you'll also be able to make them sound like a real instrument.? Start off with a MIDI or instrument track in the piano roll view.? No go to the pencil tool button in the top tool bar. Click the down arrow to view all the pencil options. Each one will add notes to your project, but they automatically adjust the velocity in different ways.? Free Hand: This option is the easiest for adding quick notes to your track. You can place notes anywhere on the grid with the pencil tool. Use the piano roll on the left side of the track to place notes according to the row.? Line: When you select Line, you'll be able to create a long series of individual notes by clicking and dragging the cursor to the right. The individual notes will depend on your grid's resolution settings. This is a quick way to add a lot of consistent notes to the track.? If you set the track view to Velocity, you'll see that all the notes created with the Line tool have the same velocity.? Triangle: This tool can create a line of notes the same way as the Line tool. However, when you use the Triangle, the velocity of the group of notes will rise and fall in a triangle pattern. For example, the first note will be low, then the velocity will rise up to the middle note and then fall down to the last one.? Square: When you create a series of notes with the Square tool, their velocity will rise up and down instantly at each note.? Random: This pencil tool makes your line of notes have a series of random velocities. They won't be consistently the same. Instead, some will be higher and some will be lower. Read more by visiting our page at:
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