In this free video tutorial, community member Paul Maunder takes a look at the process of loop recording ADR in Pro Tools and the associated track comping features. Playlists and a number of keyboard shortcuts essential to the ADR workflow are also covered.
Whilst it's not intended to be a comprehensive guide of recording and editing ADR, Paul does cover the basics of how to use playlists and Loop Record to track several ADR takes and then use the Track Comping features in Pro Tools, including the next features added in Pro Tools 2018, Paul also takes time to cover the shortcuts that help to create a smooth workflow.
ADR Related Shortcuts
Here is a list of the shortcuts Paul uses in this video with both the Mac and Windows shortcuts.
|New Playlist||Control + /||Start + /|
|Copy selection to target playlist||Option + Shift + Up Arrow||Alt + Shift + Up Arrow|
|Copy selection to new playlist||Option + Shift + Down Arrow||Alt + Shift + Down Arrow|
|Show next playlist||Shift + Down Arrow||Shift + Down Arrow|
|Show previous playlist||Shift + Up Arrow||Shift + Up Arrow|
|Toggle to target playlist||Shift + Right Arrow||Shift + Right Arrow|
|Toggle between 2 most recent playlists||Shift + Left Arrow||Shift + Left Arrow|
|Cycle up through alternate takes for selection||Command + Shift + Up Arrow||Control + Shift + Up Arrow|
|Cycle down through alternate takes for selection||Command + Shift + Down Arrow||Control + Shift + Down Arrow|
|Toggle track between waveform and playlist view||Command + Control + Click on the Playlist Selector||Control + Alt + Click on the Playlist Selector|
|Solo playlist containing Edit cursor||Shift + S||Shift + S|
|Move cursor up through playlists||P (with Command Keyboard Focus enabled)||P (with Command Keyboard Focus enabled)|
|Move cursor down through playlists||; (with Command Keyboard Focus enabled)||; (with Command Keyboard Focus enabled)|
|Snap end of clip to cursor location||Command + Control + Click on Clip with Grabber||Control + Start + Click on Clip with Grabber|
More On Paul Maunder
After initially starting his career producing radio commercials, Paul went on to design and run a post-production studio, working on corporate videos and TV programmes. He is a certificated Pro Tools expert in post-production sound, and outside of the studio, he also works on location heading up film shoots. In addition, Paul helps others progress their knowledge and careers through an involvement with the UK's leading sound engineering school SSR in Manchester.