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Old 03-27-2007, 09:21 AM
JohnnyMarks JohnnyMarks is offline
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Default Zero velocity?

Though the manual makes reference to a MIDI velocity range of 0-127, darned if I can find a way to get a note-on velocity of 0 in a MIDI track. Want this for ghost notes to Vienna Instruments (which I suppose no one is using Pro Tools for but me).



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Old 03-28-2007, 06:20 PM
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Default Re: Zero velocity?

Interesting. I'm investigating. Technically you can have a note on velocity of zero, which is also considered to be a note off. But yes a velocity of 0-127 should be standard spec. I see it too, on p. 567 of the Pro Tools reference where it mentions 0-127.

Seems like it's possible in Logic:


There must be a way in Pro Tools. I'm trying...
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Old 03-29-2007, 06:32 AM
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Default Re: Zero velocity?

Haven't tried this, however, can you edit the velocity value of an existing note in the MIDI Event List to read "0"?

And what happens if you drag the velocity stalk/stalks down as low as it'll/they'll go?
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:37 AM
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Default Re: Zero velocity?

Dragging the velocity slider down as far as it will go goes to 1. And in the Event List if you type in a 0, it pops an error message:

"This field requires values in the range of 1 and 127."

But I see where this could be fishy. Having a note ON with a velocity of 0, when a velocity of 0 is sometimes translated as the same thing as note-off (only) by some software and hardware makers out there.
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:50 AM
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Default Re: Zero velocity?

A velocity of '0' is essentially a note-off and it works the same way in Logic.
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