Input MIDI on the piano roll
This is the most important window for editing MIDI.
Lets take a look at the details
Input MIDI to record a drum track
This video takes a look at inputting MIDI to make a drum track.
Rhythm on/off beats
A combination of on/off beat patterns make for a cool drum beat.
This video will look into this in detail.
Input MIDI to record a drum track in Logic Pro X
Using the pencil tool, we can input MIDI data.
If we make a mistake, we can delete the MIDI data.
This is the finished MIDI above.
※We do not need to think about the MIDI length for drum sounds
How to change the window zoom
We can zoom in to see regions or events in closer detail, or zoom out to see more of the project.
Set the project time signature
Right-click the blank part of transport and customize control bar and display.
Select “Custom” and “time signature/division.”
Piano roll will change the time signature which in turn changes the division of the bar shown in the red box.
Drum layout on the keyboard
Drum sounds are designated to certain keys on your keyboard.
Though complicated at first, it will stick rather quickly when trying it out.
Input MIDI to record piano roll with software instruments
Software instruments rely more on note length than drums.
※Drag on the right or left of the note to extend the length of a note.
The sounds will change depending on note length.
Length makes a big difference in the sound, so adjust accordingly.
Overview of Bass
The bass is an important instrument the body of the rhythm.
We will look at the details of the bass.
Velocity determines note strength
The strength of a note is important for musical expression.
The strength of a note is called the “velocity”.
When inputting MIDI manually, the notes will have the same velocity.
Let try changing it.
Choose the velocity tool from the tool menu, and drag the note.
After changing the velocity, the color of the notes will change.
Take a listen to the sounds.
The sounds have been changed accordingly.
These series focus on learning MIDI sequencing.