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Old 09-20-2017, 02:12 PM
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Default Recording Piano but Sustain Pedal not being recorded

Hi, I am trying to record a piano track using my Yamaha WK 225 keyboard in MIDI mode. I can make a recording but for some reason my sustain pedal, which is plugged into the Yamaha keyboard via 1/4 jack, isn't being picked up in the recording at all. Is there a plug-in or something for a sustain pedal? How can I record keys with sustain effect? I am currently using Pro Tools 11 Trial and will be upgrading to PT 12 soon. Many thanks for any help you can provide! Rock On!
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Old 09-20-2017, 03:26 PM
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Default Re: Recording Piano but Sustain Pedal not being recorded

Also, my keyboard is in MIDI mode but does not have MIDI output, I am plugging keyboard into computer via USB.
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Old 09-20-2017, 04:37 PM
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Default Re: Sustain Pedal effect not being recorded along with piano part.

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Also, my keyboard is in MIDI mode but does not have MIDI output, I am plugging keyboard into computer via USB.
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Old 09-20-2017, 04:53 PM
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Default Re: Sustain Pedal effect not being recorded along with piano part.

Yamaha WK 225 ? You mean Casio WK-225?

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Also, my keyboard is in MIDI mode but does not have MIDI output, I am plugging keyboard into computer via USB.
MIDI is MIDI, wether over USB or legacy 5 PIN DIN wiring. The wiring won't make a difference here.

Does the sustain pedal work on the keyboard playing locally? If not what brand/model pedal is it?

Have you looked through the user keyboard documentation at MIDI and sustain pedal configuration settings?

What VI are you using? What is showing in the sustain pedal MIDI track? Are the note on/off stretched with sustain being held on?

I am not even sure this keyboard sends sustain out vs. note/start stop. The documentation, a MIDI sniffer/monitor utility will tell you for sure.
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Old 09-20-2017, 05:34 PM
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Default Re: Recording Piano but Sustain Pedal not being recorded

Sustain pedal does work fine with the keyboard and I hear the sustain is active while I am playing and recording. However, there is no sustain when track is played back so, it must not have got recorded at all. Yes, sorry, it is Casio not Yamaha. Sustain pedal is a BOSS FS-6.

You asked "What VI are you using?"

Did you mean DI?

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Old 09-20-2017, 05:42 PM
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No I'm asking what VI are you playing the MIDI thought in Pro Tools.
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:54 PM
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Oh, sorry, new to this. I tried it with both Xpand and Mini Grand.
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Old 09-20-2017, 07:14 PM
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Turn off midi merge in the transport.
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Old 09-20-2017, 07:51 PM
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Can you explain in more detail how to do that? Many thanks!
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:38 PM
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Can you explain in more detail how to do that? Many thanks!
MIDI Merge: Google or the Pro Tools Reference Guide (searchable PDF already on your computer) can explain all you need. Please try to spend some time helping yourself here.

I don't follow how MIDI Merge is related to your problem, I just hate to think you are unable to find how to use a Pro Tools feature.
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