How to record and merge invisible MIDI

How to reproduce this problem:
import audio track (say, "Peg" by Steely Dan)
   (It is now on Track 1 AUDIO)
Right click on Peg, and select "Convert Harmony to New MIDI Track"
   (This creates a new track of Live's MIDI interpretation of Peg,
    performed on a generic piano on Track 2)
Listen to the cacophony and think: this could use some sustain pedal in places - at times it's kind of sparse, and a sustain pedal would help make it less staccato.
HOW? How do I record the sustain pedal for a track already existing?
I tried the obvious simple thing: Hit record on Track 2 (MIDI), press the sustain pedal as needed. Result? It erases the MIDI note data. Fail.
I then record the sustain pedal data on Track 3 (MIDI) It doesn't work - I can't hear its effect as I record, because sustain data is being recorded to new track (Track 3 MIDI) and the note data is on Track 2 MIDI. Fail.
I then figure: well, why can't I merge MIDI Channels? Answer: I can't. Fail.

So, in a nutshell, I want to use the "Convert to MIDI" feature and record a sustain pedal control on the results. Seems simple enough. Can't figure it out for l;ove or money. Please help.

 

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misterwarwick 2 months ago | 0 comments

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  • misterwarwick
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    Never mind - figured it out. Click the plus sign next to record button. Record pedal info. DUH.
    Real answer: NEVER do this kind of work first thing in the AM without any coffee...

    2 months ago | 0 comments
  • Near Earth Object
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    Now that is a good and true answer :-)
    2 months ago | 0 comments

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