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 for Production Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes an extended look at Arcade, a loop and sample-based synthesiser from Output letting you see and hear just how Arcade lets you edit, tweak and craft your loops like no other VI has before.
In this extended video review Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers looks at Amber, a virtual acoustic guitar instrument from UJAM, examining the interface and auditioning the instrument both in isolation and in context with other instruments.
In this brief overview/video review we show you around UK Pop EZX within EZ Drummer 2. Watch the video to hear how a small selection of the drums featured in this library sound and to hear a quick example of the beginnings of a Royal Blood style track using UK Pop EZX.
Boom - Our friends at UVI have just released a new rise & impact sound effects library for both UVI Workstation and Falcon instrument platforms called Meteor. Production Expert was given early access to Meteror in order to provide The Production Expert Communities with an exclusive video review.
In this video review, we take a look at UVI's latest instrument for Falcon and UVI Workstation Nagoya Harp. The Nagoya Harp, is a Japanese harp instrument from the early 20th century that combined the mechanics from a typewriter. This instrument has an instantly recognisable sound and UVI has done a great job of preserving this traditional Japanese instrument whilst also incorporating some modern day tech making this a unique software instrument.
The UVX80 feature set and GUI design are both typical UVI, great for regular users of UVI synth instruments as the UVI synth familiarity in this product will quickly diminish any kind of learning curve. There is a vast selection of presets that lend themselves more to rhymic styles of synth sounds. I found I only needed to hold a key down for 2 bars to get inspired to produce a song.
Waves have produced a very natural sounding grand piano instrument in Grand Rhapsody. The control set offers quite a lot of scope for producing a variety of standard and creative piano tones - for the money you are not going to find a better piano virtual instrument on the market.
Silk is the fourth Virtual Guitarist instrument from UJAM. Like the other three (Iron, Amber, and Sparkle), Silk is optimised for one purpose. To produce great-sounding guitar tracks with minimum fuss. The interface is intuitive, and it is a great songwriting tool that allows you to generate parts for the ideas you are working on simply and efficiently.
In this video review, Production Expert team member Marcus takes a close look at Regroover Pro by Accusonus.
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.
Watch the video to hear a selection of presets in a cover recording of Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams"
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 James Ivey from Pro Tools Expert takes a look and a listen to the Acoustic Samples Wurlie virtual instrument. Using audio examples he takes you through the controls of this VI and shows you how to take control and make the tone your own.
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.
In this review Dan Cooper takes a look a PEARL Concert Grand, a grand piano VI by Impact Soundworks.