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Old 04-06-2013, 12:13 PM
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Default Can't record instrument track 2 with MIDI...


I just recently purchased an M-Audio MobilePre with Pro Tools SE so that I could start recording directly from my guitar. I am able to record with the guitar just fine. And I am capable of selecting notes in a MIDI session to write a little bass part with a synth to go under it. Now I want to add drums. So I opened a new instrument track, and chose a drum kit, but now whenever I open the MIDI window, it still shows the synth part I wrote and the "Inst 1" label at the top. How do I change this to "Inst 2" so that I can place some drum parts? Note when I say MIDI, I mean the virtual keyboard on the screen is all I am using to write these simple parts. I do not have any real keyboards plugged in.

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Old 04-06-2013, 08:25 PM
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Default Re: Can't record instrument track 2 with MIDI...

In Mix or Edit window, double click on the name of the track (doesn't matter what type of track it is) and rename it to a more descriptive name. It is best practice to give each and every track in a session it's own distinctive name.

In the Midi Window, to the left you should see a 'Tracks' list. Select which track you want to edit and go to it. Select midi Merge button on transport if you want to record non-destructively....that is to say adding Midi whilst keeping what is already there. If Midi Merge is not engaged, existing Midi will be replaced.
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