In this lesson, our instructor Evren Edler gives an introduction to selecting and navigating Pro Tools. He starts off with the universe window and then goes into the time line edit selections, including: selection fields, making a selection, selecting with time line in / out points, edit selections, creating seperate time line selectinos and edit selections, and enabling link track and edit selection. He also goes over how to use the tab key and tab to transients, how to adjust the session view, zoom controls, storing and recalling presets, and working with markers in our sessions.
We often make selections on
our sessions in PT. PT provides two types of selections: Timeline
Selection & Edit Selections
Timeline of Selections:
With any tool selected, move
your pointer over Timebase Ruler or click and drag any desired area
on Edit window by selector tool.
Selecting with Timeline
We can select by typing the
bars/ beats in the main counter or on transport window.
Selecting with Timeline
Selection In/Out Points:
With any tool you can make a
selection on the main timebase ruler. If you want to extend or make
it shorter you can click on clue arrows and grabber tool will
become active and you can make a selection.
When you are working with
Audio or MIDI data on PT, you can select clips by grabber tool or
make selection by selector tool.
Selecting with Edit Selection
You can use the Edit selection
fields in the edit window on main counter. Click on start-end
locations to make a selection. Same thing can be done by slash key
Creating Separate Timeline
Selections & Edit Selections:
The default setting in PT
links the Timeline & Edit selections together. You can separate
those by clicking on the icon of timeline / edit toggle button. In
this way we can play the session and edit completely different
areas in the session.
Using The Tab Key:
When working in a track, you
can use the Tab key to move the cursor to clip boundaries on the
track playlist. If enabled then we can use TAB key to go to the
next transient Option TAB to the previous.
Tab To Transient Points:
This function is very useful
to find the initial peak or modulation in an Audio waveform.
Selecting & Navigating
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.