Another Pro Tools quick tip, this one is the cool way that Pro Tools HD users can convert volume automation to clip gain and vice versa.
Some people are not aware of this feature but it has several uses including;
- You may want to commit your automation to the track as clip gain and then render it to the audio track for exporting as a completed audio track.
- You may have a track with a lot of clip gain changes written to it and may want to convert that to volume automation instead, leaving the original audio unaffected.
Here’s how to do it.
How To Copy Automation To Clip Gain In Pro Tools HD
If you want to convert your automation to clip gain in Pro Tools HD then simply open up the volume automation laneon the track you wish to copy the automation from and select it. Then select Edit/Automation/Convert Volume Automation to Clip Gain. That’s it. Make sure you have the Clip Gain option turned on in the clip so you can see it.
How To Copy Clip Gain To Volume Automation In Pro Tools HD
If you want to go the other way and convert your clip gain to volume automation in Pro Tools HD then simply select the audio on the track you wish to copy the clip gain from. Then select Edit/Automation/Convert Clip Gain to Volume Automation.
It’s as simple as that!