In this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates setting up a default MIDI thru in Pro Tools and how it can be a useful addition to the template of anyone working in the box or with MIDI hardware.
Default MIDI Thru
By setting up a default MIDI thru in the Pro Tools Preferences a connected MIDI source has a default path set up. If the default destination is a connected piece of MIDI hardware then even in an empty session, if you play your MIDI controller you will hear an output.
It's a long time since I've had any MIDI hardware permanently set up in my studio but including an instrument track set up as a default MIDI thru in your Pro Tools template can offer exactly the same workflow as having hardware as a default MIDI source.
In this video I look at setting up a track preset as a default MIDI thru, I also set up Xpand! 2 to have a useful default patch, though if recalled from a template or a track preset this isn't strictly necessary but is a useful addition to a songwriting template.
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