I hope this isn't a silly question but is there a way of recording one of the internal instrumnents in Protools 8 (eg grand piano) onto an instrument track in a session without using a midi controller.

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    piano roll view. although that's editing it into place, not really recording it. Sep 9, 2010 at 11:55
  • big question. how you plan on playing the virtual instrument?
    – Hector Lee
    Sep 9, 2010 at 14:04

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Not natively.

I've used v.m.k and it's been helpful:


Allows you to use the computer keyboard as a controller.

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