Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: http://bit.ly/MMASurgeEp1 Managing MIDI input filters is a way of telling Pro Tools what filters to use on a MIDI instrument and control what actually gets recorded. On most MIDI controllers, the loudness of the sound created is determined by how hard you press down on the piano keys. This effect is called "velocity." Based on that, you have the ability to set filters that can adjust specific parameters, such as the velocity, to either minimize or enhance the particular effect. So, you can set up Pro Tools to not recognize the velocity of your playing and make all notes sound as if they're played at the same level.? To begin, navigate to the top menu bar and click Setup -- MIDI -- Input Filter. This will reveal the MIDI Input Filter dialog box. The first option to choose from is with regard to recording. You can choose to record everything or only specific parts that you specify. Usually, All is what you'll want to select. The next section, Channel Info, allows you to specify what information you would like to record. This applies to users who choose either Only... or All Except... under the Record option. Checking or unchecking these boxes will set your particular recording parameters. The third section allows you to choose your Controllers. Try not to leave out too many parameters, because doing so can potentially suck the "life" out of a performance. Every nuance in one's playing ability has the potential to be captured and recorded, and adjusting input filters to, perhaps, ignore some of these nuances can really make things sound mechanical and uninspiring. So, choose wisely when managing MIDI input filters. Read more by visiting our page at: http://www.mahalo.com/courses/learn-pro-tools-9-part-3/prepare-to-record-midi/manage-midi-input-filter//
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