Friday, August 28, 2020

Separate a Clip Into 2 Sections - Pro Tools

By TOM BOWSER

To separate a clip into 2 sections:

  • Enable "Commands keyboard Focus" by clicking on the a/z button in the upper right corner of the Pro Tools Edit window.

Enable Commands Keyboard Focus in Pro Tools

  • Left click in the upper half of the tracks clip at the point you want to separate the clip into two halves.
  • Press the letter b on your keyboard to separate/split the clip into 2 separate clips at the position of the cursor. A vertical line will appear where the clip is separated. The right hand clip is given a new name.

A Pro Tools Clip Split Into 2 Sections

NOTE: Each separate clip/section can now be manipulated independently. For example, fades can be added at the breakpoint to either separated clip, either clip can be deleted or moved on the time line.