Pro Tools Reference Guide
Enable the legato option to add legato to the
MIDI selection. Select Gap or Overlap from the
Legato pop-up menu and enter the gap or over-
lap in beats and ticks.
The Remove Overlap option removes any note
overlap for all notes of the same pitch. This
command is different from Legato in that non-
overlapping notes of the same or different
pitches remain unchanged. To create a gap be-
tween previously overlapping notes, enter the
gap in beats and ticks.
Transform Sustain Pedal To Duration
The Transform Sustain Pedal To Duration option
extends the length of all notes that are sounding
when the sustain pedal (controller 64) is down
(64 to 127) to the point when the sustain pedal
goes up (0 to 63). Enable the Delete Sustain Pedal
Events option to convert sustain pedal events to
note durations. Converting sustain pedal events
to note duration can greatly simplify editing
while maintaining the desired performance ef-
fect. For example, if a sustain pedal down event
is deleted while editing, the subsequent MIDI
performance loses its legato effect.
Change Continuously Option
The Change Continuously option lets you change
the duration of notes continuously in ticks or by
percentage. Adjust the Curve slider to modify
the shape of the change.
Change Continuously in Ticks Allows note
lengths to change smoothly from one duration
to another over time. Duration values are speci-
fied in quarter notes and ticks.
Change Continuously by Percentage Allows note
lengths to change smoothly from one percent-
age value to another over time.
The curve for this change can be adjusted
(+/– 99) to affect how gradually the change oc-
Limit Range When selected, restricts the Change
Duration command to a minimum and maxi-
mum range (in quarter notes and ticks).
Randomize When selected, the Change Duration
command is randomized by the specified per-
centage value. For example, using “Set all to”
with a value of 480 ticks, along with a Random-
ize value of 50%, yields durations anywhere be-
tween 360 and 600 (+/– 25% of the duration
Change Duration Examples
To make notes more staccato:
Select the range of MIDI notes to be edited.
Choose Event > Event Operations > Change Du-
Select the option for Scale By with a percent-
age value of 50.
Click Apply. The durations for the selected
notes are reduced by 50%.
With this option you may have to experiment
with the percentage value to achieve the desired
Press Alt+P on Windows or Option+P on
Mac to open the Change Duration window.