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I Need Help with Midi Notes in Protools
Old 10th November 2009
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I Need Help with Midi Notes in Protools

Hi All, I am trying to trigger a light show from Pro Tools. The scenario I am trying to solve is "Send Midi Note 12 Out Midi Channel 9 with a Velocity of 127". I can do the last two parts, but how do you set a Midi Note from 1 to 127. When I look at the notes view in the midi track, the midi instrument scale to the left does not go from 1 to 127 and the corresponding note at the top in the midi window if I pencil in a not is in music notation (C#, Fb etc...)

Any help is greatly appreciated. First one to help and wants to IM me an address will get a present.
Old 10th November 2009
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๐ŸŽง 10 years
I believe the note would be C1 or C2. Probably C2.

MIDI Note Frequency
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Gear Maniac
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Thanks, this looks like a step in the right direction, so according to the chart C0 would be midi note 0 and C1 would be midi note 12? Or does Protools start midi note 0 at C1? In Protools the midi scale only goes to G8 so I could only write up to midi note 91? Am I reading the chart on the link correctly? C0 to B0 is 1-11, C1-B1 is 12-23, C2-B2 is 24-35, C3-B3 is 37-47 etc... Argh, would be nice to be able to convert that protools scale to midi notes or have a conversion chart Protools Midi Staff to Midi Note.
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Gear Maniac
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
Looks like the answer I am looking for is on the site you posted, but a different page and I think you have to transpose the table y axis because the Protools octave scale defaults to -2 to 8 rather than -1 to 9.

MIDI Note Numbers

Looks like Midi Note 0 is Protools Note C-2. That would put midi note 12 as C-1 The scale in Protools goes to G8 so that gets you all 127 notes. I'll test the triggering now.
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