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Chapter 16. Recording MIDI > Loop-Recording MIDI

Loop-Recording MIDI

Pro Tools offers two distinct modes for loop-recording MIDI. The first, called Loop Playback, lets you add individual parts or notes to a looped section, building a full MIDI part over many passes. This method is most commonly used to program drum parts. On the first pass, you record the kick drum; on the next pass, the snare; then the closed hi hats; and finally, the open hi hats on select beats. Looping in real time is an intuitive and creative way to program drum loops.

The second loop-recording mode, called Loop Record, is more akin to the way Pro Tools is used to record audio in Loop mode. In Loop Record mode, the same section is looped, and each performance becomes its own MIDI region. This is generally used to work out parts or try new things. Because there’s no need to start and stop the recording process, the creative juices can keep flowing, and you can the retrieve the serendipitous events later. We’ll cover both methods.


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