In this free tip, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates how to find an approximate tempo for the purposes of setting delay times using the T key.
In this free tip Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates how to use the right-click clip gain menu to address level issues in audio including how to audition changes and how to render them to the clip once you are happy with the results.
In this free tip Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates how the target button can be used to pin a lug-in window so it remains open all the time. This particularly useful for metering plug-ins, especially when mixing to loudness specs but can be just as useful to keep an eye on gain reduction meters when mixing into a bus compressor.
If you are serious about having a pain free session when using Pro Tools and not having studio downtime, delays and angry clients then read this now.
In this quick 2 minute tip video we show you how to switch between plug-in and virtual instrument presets in Pro Tools without using a mouse. This is a great technique that will speed up your workflow and save you several hundred mouse clicks in a session.
Mixing a great sounding track isn't just about playing with fader levels and plug-ins, it's so much involved. Top mixers know that the key to producing great sounding mixes is more about working with disciplined mindsets.
The quick tip articles in this post touch on many of these mixing mindset along with some useful pointers and workflows that will enable you to work smarter and more creatively the next time you approach a mix.
We've compiled these 20 Pro Tools shortcut articles and hot tips to help you speed your way around Pro Tools. Bookmark them today so when you have a second and a coffee in your hand you can improve you Pro Tools chops.
To finish of this Getting To Grips With Pro Tools series on taking your first steps in Pro Tools here are two useful tips. We are not going to how to mix in this series, there is plenty of content on the site about that. However, in the first part of this last part, we are going to look at the thorny issue of headroom on the mix bus and the second tip is a look at a rarely seen part of Pro Tools, the Disk Allocation window.
Managing the Clip List or the Region List as it used to be called in older versions of Pro Tools is an important part of looking after your session. As you work, especially when editing, the list can fill up with a lot of clips. The size of this list can impact on the performance of Pro Tools, especially in older versions. If you notice Pro Tools is getting slower to respond, then it might be time to prune the Clip List.
Memory Locations can be used as markers on the timeline but they can do much, much more. I save selections in Photoshop all the time, here's how to do it in Pro Tools.
In part 13 of our Getting To Grips With Pro Tools series, we are going to take a look at using the Edit & Mix group feature. For mixing this can be a real time saver. If you create a group of all your drum tracks, then when you hit Solo on the Snare track all the drum tracks will be soloed.