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Pro Tools Tips

Avid Pro Tools Tips & Techniques
Published March 2017
By Mike Thornton

In the HD-only Trim automation mode, faders turn gold, and can be used to apply offsets to any existing level automation.In the HD-only Trim automation mode, faders turn gold, and can be used to apply offsets to any existing level automation.

These small tips could make a big difference to your Pro Tools experience!

In this month’s workshop, rather than discuss a single Pro Tools feature in detail, I thought I’d compile some of the smaller tips that I’ve accumulated over the years. However experienced you are with the program, I find there are always new tricks to learn!

  • Make Edit Selections On The Fly

Sometimes it is easier or more appropriate to make selections whilst playing, rather than auditioning the material before placing the cursor. To make selections on the fly, put Pro Tools into Play, and when the playback cursor reaches the spot you want to mark as your ‘in’ point, hit the down arrow key on the keyboard. (I’m talking...

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Published March 2017