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Pro Tools Keyboard Shortcuts. There are just so many. Some are very well known, some really obscure but there is a middle ground of what I consider essential but in my experience aren’t as widely known as they should be. Here are six. You’ll probably know some of them. Do you know them all?
Julian considers changing how he uses tab in Pro Tools after being reminded of a useful keyboard shortcut on an Editors Keys shortcut keyboard.
Using the numeric keypad’s plus and minus keys, nudging offers a way to move clips, clip boundaries and many other things up and down the timeline by specified amounts. There are lots of variations on the nudge shortcuts, just try every combination of modifier you can think of with plus and minus and you’ll probably find at least one you didn’t know. One of the simplest and most useful is adding Shift. To see what it achieves check out this free tip.
My name is Lucy J Mitchell and I am a freelance Sound Editor and Dubbing Mixer for TV, Film and Computer Games living on the Surrey-London border and have been working in the Audio Post Production industry for almost 10 years. In my first article on Pro Tools Expert I covered the first 7 Pro Tools functions I could not live without In this article I am going to cover the second batch of 7 Pro Tools functions I could not live without.
In this free video Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates a useful tip showing how it is possible to duplicate a clip backwards down the timeline, creating a duplicate before the clip being duplicated rather than after it.
My name is Lucy J Mitchell and I am a freelance Sound Editor and Dubbing Mixer for TV, Film and Computer Games living on the Surrey-London border and have been working in the Audio Post Production industry for almost 10 years. In my first article for Pro Tools Expert I am going to share here the first 7 of 14 Pro Tools functions I could not live without.
this free video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers troubleshoots potential conflicts with the three record keyboard shortcuts on a Mac and demonstrates how to abort a record pass and keep your clips list tidy.
In this free video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates using the Page Up and Down Keys to navigate the Pro Tools Edit and Mix Windows. Page Up or Down to move vertically in screen-sized jumps and add Alt/Option to scroll horizontally.
In this free video tutorial, you will learn about how to change the keyboard focus in Pro tools using, rather appropriately, the keyboard.
In this free video tutorial, you will learn about how to use the Back, Forward and Back and Play commands in Pro Tools HD. This is really useful, helping with those times when you make the right automation move but just a bit too late. Hitting Back and Play gives a second go without disrupting the automation pass too much.
It's no secret, becoming a Pro Tools Keyboard Shortcut Ninja is the key to developing a quick and productive Pro Tools workflow. Being able to visually see Pro Tools keyboard shortcuts below your fingertips is a great way to effortlessly learn essential shortcuts. In this article, we share a handful of Pro Tools keyboard stickers Pros & Cons, yes, there are negatives to stickers!
In this free video tutorial, you will learn about how to change track heights in the Pro Tools edit page using keystrokes. This is basic Pro Tools but there is a useful extra keystroke included which you might not know.
In this free video tutorial, you will learn about how, when a track exists in more than one group in Pro Tools, which group "wins" when more than one is active and you'll see how the group taking priority is displayed in uppercase when it is taking priority over an active group, a helpful visual reminder.
In this free video tutorial, you will learn about a very quick tip in Pro Tools which is the quickest way to adjust levels within a mix group without suspending it.
In this free Pro Tools Tip, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates the different options available when creating tracks in Pro Tools by double-clicking with the mouse including some less obvious features available with this workflow aid.
This, very quick tip is one of those must-haves in Pro Tools. You can get by without it but once you've used this you'll never want to get by without it again.