PT110 Lesson 4 Notecards Flashcards

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1.What timebase do Audio Tracks default to? MIDI Tracks? Instrument Tracks? pg 96

Audio tracks are sample based.Midi tracks are tick based and default.


2.Which Pro Tools timescales are absolute? Which are relative? What is the difference between absolute and relative timescales? Pg 96



Absolute specific duration regardless of tempo, relative durations change relative to tempo.


3.How do audio clips respond to tempo changes on a sample-based track? How do they respond if you change the track to tick-based (without using Elastic Audio)? Pg 98

They dont respond

The starts of the clip becomes fixed and they will move to correpspond with the sample based timeline.


4.Pro Tools provides 960 ticks per quarter note; how many ticks does it provide per half note? How many per eighth note? Pg 98

A normal 1/2 note has 1920 ticks while the 1/8 notes has 480.


5.Why might you want to render a MIDI performance to audio? What are some available options for rendering a virtual instrument’s output to an audio file? pg 99

To enable audio editing and processing options that are not available for MIDI. Drag and drop a MIDI clip or Activate the track freeze.


6.What are some of the different options available for viewing data on MIDI and Instrument tracks in the Edit window? What kinds of operations can you perform in each view? Pg 101

Velocity,clips,blocks,and notes are all viewing options.


7.Where are the MIDI input and output controls located for MIDI tracks in the Mix window? Where are they located for Instrument tracks? Pg 103

They are located in the tracks in the mix window. They are locate above the the pan knobs for midi tracks. They are also above the normal input/output section for instrument tracks.


8.What does the MIDI Thru option do? How is it enabled? Pg 105

Allows data to travel through a track to its MIDI output.

In the options menu.


9.What is the Default Thru Instrument setting used for? How can you change the Default Thru Instrument setting? Pg 105

Forces all virtual instruments to operate in a low latency domain.


10.What keyboard modifier would you use when clicking on a MIDI clip in the Clip List to audition it? What is required for this process to play sound? Pg 106

  • You can click on the option on mac or Alt on windows.The Midi thru(Default thru) has to be enabled.options menu/setup preferences then midi for drive thru


11.How is editing MIDI data different from editing audio? How are MIDI notes affected when deleting a selection or trimming a clip compared to how audio waveforms are affected? Pg 106

when you delete/trimthe start of the MIDI note wll erase the whole note...

if you delete the end/trim the clip the note may overhang if the entire note is not selected..


12.What are some of the functions of the Pencil tool when editing MIDI notes? Pg 107

select note,delete note,add note,trim note,move note-basically turns into smart tool


13.What setting normally determines the Default Note Duration when adding notes with the Pencil tool? How can this setting be changed? Pg 108

The current grid value

in toolbar edit window


14.How can you select a range of MIDI notes using the on-screen keyboard? Pg 110

Click on a range and shift click on another key at the other end of the range.


15.What process can be used to transpose MIDI notes? What modifier can you use to transpose a selection up or down by an octave at a time? Pg 111

select the note or push up or down arrows



16.How can you edit MIDI note velocities from the computer keyboard? Pg 113

push CTRL and arrows


17.Describe some different ways of deleting notes on a MIDI or Instrument track. What track views allow you to delete notes? 115


use pencil and tool bar ALT

select note with grabber or pencil and push delete or double click

Notes view