These tutorials are arranged in order of workflow.
- Learn how to get MIDI in and out of Pro tools
- Learn Pro Tools MIDI recording and editing techniques
- Learn MIDI sequencing tips for progamming MIDI drums and synths
The 11 video tutorials in this Pro Tools MIDI Handbook total to a viewing time of 1 hour 20 minutes and can all be viewed by either signing up to our $3.99 monthly subscription or 7-day free trial - which you can cancel anytime within 7 days. (For more information about tutorial subscriptions please read the information at the bottom of this article)
Pro Tools MIDI Basics
MIDI In And Out Routing In Pro Tools
In this tutorial you will learn how to sync external MIDI devices with Pro Tools. Learn how to connect and sync your MIDI devices with Pro Tools so that drum machines and sequencers are synchronised with Pro Tools. This session also shows how to lay down audio in sync with Pro Tools.
Splitting MIDI Events In Pro Tools
Pro Tools MIDI Editing
Mastering MIDI In Pro Tools
Pro Tools MIDI Sequencing Tips
Build MIDI Drum Tracks In Pro Tools
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MIDI & Virtual Instrument Software Reviews
In this video review, Pro Tools Expert Deputy editor Dan Cooper takes a look at Toontrack's latest drum expansion pack for EZ Drummer 2 - Alt-Rock EZX. Watch the video to hear Alt-Rock EZX in the context of a Grunge song in Pro Tools.
In this video review, Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor Dan Cooper takes a look at Sparkle By Virtual Guitarist. Sparkle is an electric guitar rhythm VI that enables users to quickly get guitar parts down in a mix.
Watch the video to hear a selection of presets in a cover recording of Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams"
In this video review, Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor takes a look at Scarbee Classic EP-88s electric piano virtual instrument for Kontakt.
In this video review Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor Dan Cooper takes a look at a new sample library by UVI - World Suite. World Suite has over 320 instruments and 8,000 loops inspired by music from across the world.
In this video review Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor Dan Cooper takes a look at Mello by UVI. Mello is a keyboard instrument VI based on the legendary Mellotron instrument popular with countless artists including The Beatles, Bowie & Radiohead.
Stacker is a drum sample/hit layering tool that enables users to blend up to 3 drum samples together alongside a synth track. Stacker includes versatile delay & reverb units with deep envelope and filtering control.
In this video review Pro Tools Expert team member Dan Cooper takes a look at EZX Dream Pop for EZ Drummer 2 by Toontrack. Thank you our Friends at Time+Space for providing us with a copy for this review. To purchase EZX Dream Pop please visit the Time+Space website.
In this video review Dan Cooper from Pro Tools Expert takes a look at Falcon - a hybrid virtual instrument by UVI. Dan demonstrates a selection of patches found in Falcon whilst showing you the main areas of the interface that he likes. Watch to find out what he thinks.
In this video from Pro Tools Expert James Ivey takes a look and listen to the new B-5 Organ from Acoustic Samples
In this video review Pro Tools Expert team member Dan Cooper takes an in depth look at the new Attack EP88 Electric Piano VI by UVI
In this video review Pro Tools Expert team member Dan Cooper takes a look at the AIR Instrument Expansion Pack that includes seven very detailed virtual instruments.
In this video review Dan dives into his country catalogue to test and review EZX Tradition Country Drums, a new expansion pack for EZ Drummer 2 by Toontrack.
Hear how the drums sound within the context of three country songs and to find out what Dan thinks.
In this video review Dan Cooper manipulates some drum loops in Drum Direktor, a Kontakt instrument by The Loop Loft.
Is it any good? Watch the video to see and hear how it performs and to discover what Dan thinks.
In this video James takes a look at the new Exhale VI from Output. Exhale is an all new modern vocal engine that is a simple or as complex in both sound and control as you want it to be. Take a look and listen as James leads you across the presets then deep into tone creation.
Dan From Pro Tools Expert takes a good look at Martin France Drums by Rattly And Raw. Dan is a big fan of drum VI's, is he impressed? Watch to find out.
In this review Dan Cooper takes a look a PEARL Concert Grand, a grand piano VI by Impact Soundworks.
Dan takes a look at Orchestral Suite by UVI in a quick orchestral demo project.
Over 60 classical instruments including strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion instruments, a full choir, and many complimentary instruments such as a beautiful cathedral organ, harpsichord, celesta, classical guitar and harp.
In this video James takes a look and a listen to the new Sonivox Tony Coleman Drums virtual instrument. This is a very easy to use, drums for VI for those who like there blues, soul and motown. Tony Coleman has played with all the great but is he the one for your next project?
In this video review James takes a look at the Film Score Companion from Sonivox. This is a massive library of orchestral instruments ready to help turn you into the next John Williams (other film composers are available).
Dan Cooper takes a look at this acoustic electronic drum VI showing the main features and sounds it can produce in and out of a mix context.
A big thank you to London based musician Frank Clarke for letting us use his song "Platform" in the video. Check Frank's work out @ www.soundcloud.com/dead-comics
In this video James takes a look and a listen to the amazing new Blackbird Studio Drums for SSD4 and Slate Trigger. The is more of a listen than a show & tell but James talks you round the new kits and samples and shows off some of the attention to detail that has gone into this sample pack. Listen and enjoy some quality drum sounds.
In this video James takes a look and a listen to the CFX Concert Grand piano library by Garritan and Abbey Road Studios. This is so much more than just one piano in a room. James tries this library on classical, jazz and rock music to find out how it works for different musical styles.
The Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand places the user on the bench before the Yamaha CFX, an incredible concert grand piano characterized by a wide palette of tonal colors and the ability to create the most subtle, expressive nuances. This beautiful instrument is matched with the stunning acoustics of Abbey Road Studios’ legendary Studio One and the finest collection of microphones in the world.
All facets of this project – the instrument, the room, the mics, and the recording expertise – work together to create the finest sampled piano ever captured. Experience the passion reflected in every detail.
Dan Cooper takes this acoustic guitar VI for a spin and likes what he finds. Watch and see in this show & tell review how he is able to use the key features of this AcousticSamples VI. If you would like to buy a copy of Sunbird then Digistormers are offering it a a special price. http://www.digistormers.com/store/p143/Acoustic_Guitar_Vsti_%28RTAS%2C_AAX%29.html
Russ checks out a new plug-in from Plug-in Boutique, Big Kick that offers the chance to create huge kick sounds by mixing samples and synth kick drums to create synth kick parts or enhance existing performances.
Russ takes a look to see if this new plug-in from new developers Plug-in Boutique is enough to get them noticed and even more importantly good enough to add to your music production toolbox.
Find out what he things and listen to the samples in this full show and tell review.
In this video James takes a look at Drum Forge a new sample library by JTW Drums & JSD. Take a look and listen at how he thinks drums should sound.
At the heart of The Riser are three editable sound generators – sweep, noise, and chord – letting the user manipulate the movement, timber, and tonality of the transition. Three low-frequency oscillators (LFOs) provide modulation duties to each patch, including beat-synced movements and the “Pumper” effect – a modern pulsating effect used to modify dynamics. Reverb, delay, and mixer controls let the user shape transition volume, effect saturation, and stereo imaging. Users may draw transitions from scratch, or, edit 300 presets spanning rises, falls, swells, fades, and more.