Right-click the track header, choose Color from the submenu, and then choose the color you want to use to display the track and MIDI data on the timeline.

If you’ve changed the color of any of a track’s clips, changing the track color will not update the color of those clips.

 

Drag a track’s bottom border to set its height. If you want to set a track’s height as the default height for new tracks, right-click within the track list and choose Set Default Track Properties from the shortcut menu.

Click Minimize Acid Pro b minimize MIDI Track Controls to minimize a track vertically.

Click Maximize Acid Pro b maximize MIDI Track Controls to zoom in vertically so a track fills the track view.

After minimizing or maximizing a track, click the Minimize or Maximize button again to return a track to its previous height.

Track height keyboard shortcuts

  • Press Ctrl+Shift+Up Arrow or Down Arrow to change the height of all tracks at once.

  • Press ` to minimize all tracks. Press again to restore tracks to their previous height.

  • Press Ctrl+` to return all tracks to the default height.

  1. Double-click the track name and type a new name.

  2. Press Enter to save the name.

Right-click a track header, choose Pitch Shift Track from the shortcut menu, and then choose a command from the submenu to change the pitch of all events on a track. The event-specific pitch shift is calculated after the project key and the trackļæ½s pitch shift.

Acid Pro tip MIDI Track ControlsWhen a track is selected, press + and – on the numeric keypad to change track pitch.

Click the Arm for Record button Acid Pro b record MIDI Track Controls on a MIDI track to prepare it for recording.

When you click the Record button Acid Pro b record MIDI Track Controls on the main transport bar, all armed MIDI tracks will begin recording.

For more information about recording MIDI, click here.

Click the Toggle Freeze button Acid Pro b freezemiditrack MIDI Track Controls on a MIDI track to convert a MIDI track to .wav file, effectively taking your soft synths offline and conserving processing and disk resources.

For more information about freezing MIDI tracks, please see Freezing MIDI Tracks.

Click the Mute button Acid Pro b mute MIDI Track Controls to prevent a track from being played in the mix. Click the Mute button on additional tracks to add them to the mute group. To unmute a track, click the Mute button again.

Muting or unmuting a track

  1. Deselect the Automation Settings button Acid Pro b automationtouch MIDI Track Controls to toggle trim mode.

  2. Click the Mute button Acid Pro b mute MIDI Track Controls.

Acid Pro tip MIDI Track ControlsWhen you have a group of tracks muted, hold Ctrl while clicking the Mute button on an unmuted track to remove all other tracks from the mute group. Hold Ctrl while clicking the Mute button on a muted track to reset all Mute buttons.

Adjusting mute automation

When you select the Automation Settings button Acid Pro b automationtouch MIDI Track Controls, the Mute button is displayed as Acid Pro b muteautomation MIDI Track Controls, and you can use the button to edit mute automation.

Click the Solo button Acid Pro b solo MIDI Track Controls to mute all unselected tracks. Click the Solo button on additional tracks to add them to the solo group. To remove a track from the solo group, click its Solo button again.

Acid Pro tip MIDI Track ControlsHold Ctrl while clicking a Solo button to solo a single track and remove all other tracks from the solo group.

During playback, a meter is displayed in the track header to monitor note-on velocities.

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Horizontal meters

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Vertical meters

Right-click the meters and choose a command from the shortcut menu to adjust the display of the meters. This shortcut menu allows you to set the meter’s response, hold peaks and valleys, toggle vertical display, or turn output meters off.

The Volume fader in the track header can function as a trim control that adjusts the overall volume of the track, or it can adjust track volume automation settings.

If the track doesn’t have a volume envelope, the fader sets the volume of the channel (0 to 127).

If the track has a volume envelope, the fader behaves as a trim control that is added to the volume automation settings so your envelope is preserved, but with a boost or cut applied. For example, setting the trim control to -6 has the same effect as decreasing every envelope point by 6. The control range is -127 to 127, but the overall volume of the MIDI track is bound at 0 and 127.

Acid Pro tip MIDI Track ControlsWhen adjusting the mix of your tracks, remember to look at the meters on the Mixing Console. Because you are adding the volumes of all of the tracks together, it is easy to clip the audio output. Make sure that the meters never display the red Clip indication during playback.

Adjusting the volume trim level

  1. Deselect the Automation Settings button Acid Pro b automationtouch MIDI Track Controls to toggle trim mode.

  2. Drag the Vol fader to control how loud a track is in the mix.

    A value of 0 means that the track is played with no boost or cut. Dragging the fader to the left cuts the volume; dragging to the right boosts the volume.

    You can hold Ctrl while dragging a fader to adjust the setting in finer increments, or double-click the fader to return it to 0 dB.

    If multiple tracks are selected, all selected tracks are adjusted.

Adjusting the volume automation level

When you select the Automation Settings button Acid Pro b automationtouch MIDI Track Controls, the fader thumb is displayed as a Acid Pro b automodethumb MIDI Track Controls, and you can use the control to edit volume automation.

The Pan slider in the track header can function as a trim control that adjusts the overall position of the track in the stereo field, or it can adjust track pan automation settings.

If the track doesn’t have a pan envelope, the slider sets the pan for the channel (100% L to 100% R).

If the track has a pan envelope, the slider behaves as a trim control that is added to the pan automation settings so your envelope is preserved, but with a boost or cut applied. For example, setting the trim control to -6 has the same effect as decreasing every envelope point by 6. The control range is -127 to 127, but the overall pan value is bound at 0 and 127.

Adjusting track panning trim levels

  1. Deselect the Automation Settings button Acid Pro b automationtouch MIDI Track Controls to toggle trim mode.

  2. Drag the Pan slider to control the position of the track in the stereo field: dragging to the left will place the track in the left speaker more than the right, and dragging to the right will place the track in the right speaker.

    You can hold Ctrl while dragging the slider to adjust the setting in finer increments, or double-click the slider to return it to the center.

    If multiple tracks are selected, all selected tracks are adjusted.

Adjusting the track panning automation level

When you select the Automation Settings button Acid Pro b automationtouch MIDI Track Controls, the Pan slider handle is displayed as a Acid Pro b automodethumb MIDI Track Controls, and you can use the control to edit pan automation.

Click the MIDI Input button and choose a command from the menu to set the track’s input device and channel for recording MIDI.

Acid Pro tip MIDI Track ControlsIf you want to select multiple input channels, hold Ctrl and select additional channels from the MIDI Channel submenu.

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This track is set to accept input from any MIDI device.
 

Item

Description

Acid Pro b midiinputauto MIDI Track Controls

Auto Input

Uses automatic input routing.

Acid Pro b midiinputnone MIDI Track Controls

Input Off

Turns off MIDI input to the track.

Acid Pro b midiinputhardware MIDI Track Controls

Hardware Input Port List

Displays the devices that are selected in the Make these devices available for MIDI input list on the MIDI tab of the Preferences dialog.

Choose the specific device you want to use to send MIDI to the track.

Acid Pro  MIDI Track ControlsYou must choose a specific input port to use MIDI input filters.

Acid Pro b midinputsoftsynth MIDI Track Controls

Soft Synth Input Port List

Displays the available soft synths in your project.

Choose the soft synth you want to use to send MIDI to the track.

For more information about recording MIDI, click here.

Click the MIDI Output button on the track header and choose the soft synth or MIDI device and channel you want to use to play MIDI data on the track.

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This track is sending MIDI to port 1 on the B4 Xpress soft synth.

Each MIDI track can be played through any DLS, VSTi, or ReWire 2.0 soft synth bus control in the Mixing Console window, or external MIDI port.

For more information about routing MIDI tracks, click here.

Acid Pro tip MIDI Track ControlsIf your track is routed to an external MIDI port, you can load a device-specific program map. When you use a program map, the MIDI Output button will display the device name, and the Program button Acid Pro b programchange MIDI Track Controls  will display the device’s patches.

The Program button  in the track header displays the program (voice or patch) that will be used to play MIDI data on the track. You can set the voice used to play the entire track, or you can add keyframes to add program changes.

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Acid Pro tip MIDI Track ControlsIf your track is routed to an external MIDI port, you can load a device-specific program map. When you use a program map, the MIDI Output button will display the device name, and the Program button will display the device’s patches.

Changing the track voice

  1. Click the Program button Acid Pro b programchange MIDI Track Controls.

  2. Choose a program from the menu, or choose Select Program Change to display the Output Settings tab in the MIDI Track Properties window, where you can select a program.

    If the track does not contain program change keyframes, the selected program is used to play the entire track.

    If the track contains keyframes, the selected program is assigned to the keyframe that occurs before the current cursor position.

Changing the program for a hardware synth

If your track is routed to a hardware synth, there are several ways to change programs:

  • Click the Program button Acid Pro b programchange MIDI Track Controls and choose Synth Control of Program Change if you want to change programs using the synth’s controls.

  • Click the Program button Acid Pro b programchange MIDI Track Controls and choose Use Program Change and Bank if you want to change programs by specifying the program, MSB, and LSB values. Double-click the values in the track header to edit them: Acid Pro b programchangeMSB MIDI Track Controls.

  • If you’ve created a program map for your device, click the Program button Acid Pro b programchange MIDI Track Controls and choose Use Device Program Map to return to the device’s program map. You can then choose a program by clicking the Program button and choosing a program from the menu.

    For more information about creating program maps and assigning them to hardware devices, click here.

Adding a program change keyframe

  1. Click the Program button Acid Pro b programchange MIDI Track Controls and choose Insert Program Change Keyframe. The program change keyframe
    row is displayed at the bottom of the track.

  2. Using the Draw Acid Pro b draw MIDI Track Controls or Envelope Acid Pro b envelope MIDI Track Controls tool, double-click in the track’s keyframe row to add a keyframe.

    Acid Pro programchangekeyframe MIDI Track Controls

  3. To edit a keyframe, double-click it to display the Output Settings tab in the Track Properties window, and then select the program you want to assign to the keyframe.

The sliders and faders in the track header can function as trim controls that adjust the overall setting for a continuous controller, or they can adjust automation settings.

The trim level is added to the automation settings so your controller envelope is preserved, but with an offset applied. For example, setting the Pan trim control to -9% left has the same effect as moving every envelope point 9% to the left.

Adjusting MIDI controller trim levels

  1. Deselect the Automation Settings button Acid Pro b automationtouch MIDI Track Controls.

  2. Choose the controller you want to adjust:

  3. If the track’s channel selector is set to All, you can click the Acid Pro b downarrow2 MIDI Track Controls on the Volume and Pan controls to choose the channel you want to adjust.

Acid Pro  MIDI Track ControlsTo change a track’s channel, click the MIDI Output button, choose MIDI Channel from the submenu, and then choose the channel you want the track to send MIDI data (or choose All to send on all channels).
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  • Click the Acid Pro b downarrow2 MIDI Track Controls on the other sliders to choose the continuous controller you want to adjust.

    If the controller you want to adjust is not displayed in the menu, choose Configure Controllers from the menu. You can use the Output Settings tab in the Track Properties window to configure which controllers are available on the track.

  1. Drag the slider to edit the controller value.

    You can hold Ctrl while dragging the slider to adjust the setting in finer increments, or double-click the slider to return it to 0.

    If multiple tracks are selected, all selected tracks are adjusted.

Adjusting MIDI controller automation levels

When you select the Automation Settings button Acid Pro b automationtouch MIDI Track Controls, the controller slider handles are displayed as Acid Pro b automodethumb MIDI Track Controls, and you can use the controls to edit automation.

The controls in the track header can function as trim controls or automation controls for track volume, panning, and continuous controller values. Adjusting the trim control affects the level of the entire track as it did in previous releases of ACID software.

The trim level is added to the track automation setting so your automation settings are preserved, but with a boost or cut applied. For example, setting the trim control to -3 dB has the same effect as decreasing every envelope point by 3 dB.  

To adjust trim levels, deselect the Automation Settings button Acid Pro b automationtouch MIDI Track Controls. When the button is selected, the track controls adjust automation settings.

  1. Click the Paint Clip Selector button in the track header. A menu is displayed to list the track’s current clips.

    Acid Pro clipchoosermidi MIDI Track Controls

  2. Choose a clip from the menu. The selected clip will be used for creating events with the Draw Acid Pro b draw MIDI Track Controls or Paint tool Acid Pro b paint MIDI Track Controls.

For more information about using clips, please see Using Clips with Tracks.

MIDI Track Controls

The controls in the track list allow you to adjust track volume, panning, and MIDI controller values.

Acid Pro miditrackleft MIDI Track Controls

Acid Pro tip MIDI Track ControlsTips:

  • MIDI track controls are duplicated on MIDI track channel strips in the Mixing Console window.

  • To move faders and sliders in fine increments, hold Ctrl while dragging the control.


What do you want to do?

Acid Pro  MIDI Track Controls Change a track’s color

Acid Pro  MIDI Track Controls Change a track’s height

Acid Pro  MIDI Track Controls Rename a track

Acid Pro  MIDI Track Controls Pitch shift a track

Acid Pro  MIDI Track Controls Arm a track for recording

Acid Pro  MIDI Track Controls Freeze a track

Acid Pro  MIDI Track Controls Mute a track

Acid Pro  MIDI Track Controls Solo a track

Acid Pro  MIDI Track Controls Monitor track output levels

Acid Pro  MIDI Track Controls Adjust a track’s volume

Acid Pro  MIDI Track Controls Pan a track

Acid Pro  MIDI Track Controls Set a track’s MIDI input port and channel

Acid Pro  MIDI Track Controls Set a track’s MIDI output port and channel

Acid Pro  MIDI Track Controls Set the track voice or add a program change keyframe

Acid Pro  MIDI Track Controls Adjust a track’s MIDI controllers

Acid Pro  MIDI Track Controls Adjust trim levels

Acid Pro  MIDI Track Controls Set the track’s paint clip

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MIDI Track Controls