The Event List can be daunting at first glance, because it shows a long list of words and numbers that are a bit harder to read than the graphic displays found in the other MIDI editors. Nonetheless, the Event List makes it easy to filter MIDI events to find just the type of event you want. This is a priceless tool when you need to quickly find certain types of data and make precise edits that are difficult to do using the other editors. An example might be finding a single program-change message in a complex MIDI Region.
Opening the Event List
Let's open the Event List now and take a look around.
Position Displays the event's bar, beat, division, and tick.
Status Displays the event type (for example, a note or control-change event).
Cha Displays the MIDI channel used to record events (this is not the channel used to play back the event!).
Num For note events, Num displays the note's keyboard position; for control-change events, it displays the controller number.
Val For note events, Val displays the note's velocity; for control-change events, Val displays the control-change value.
Length/Info For note events, this column shows the note's length; for control-change events, it shows the controller name.
Editing Event Settings
Now that you have an overall picture of what the Event List controls, let's use it to change some event settings.
The Event List is currently a mess of data, and with all these entries it's difficult to find exactly the event you're looking for. Event type buttons to the rescue! The event type buttons filter the Event List so it shows only a specific type of event, making it easier to find the event(s) you need to change.