Pro Tools - Tips - Page 4

Tips & shortcuts you may find useful when using Avid's Pro Tools.

Enable All Plug-in Automation Controls:

Instantly enable all the available automation controls (parameters) for a plug-in.

  1. Open the plug-in for which you want to enable all automation controls.
  2. Press and hold down the Ctrl, Windows and Alt keys.
  3. Left click on the "Automation Enable" button at the top of the plug-in window. I've drawn a red line around the Automation Enable button in the image below.

Automation Enable button Pro Tools Plug-in


Show Only a Single Automation Type:

  • Right click on the Show/hide automation lanes button. I've drawn a red line around it in the image below.

Automation Enable button in Pro Tools Plug-in

  • Left click on the automation type you want to show from the menu.

Automation Enable button Menu in Pro Tools Plug-in


Clear All Automation From a Track

The following tip will clear ALL automation on a track. You DO NOT need to have the automation showing on the track to clear it using the directions below.

  • Left click in the lower half of the track.

Pro Tools Track Before It Is Selected

  • Press and hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard.
  • Press then release the letter "a" key on your keyboard to select the entire track. The track/region background color becomes darker once selected. See image below.

Pro Tools Track After It Is Selected

  • On the Pro Tools menu bar, left click on Edit > Clear Special > All Automation.

Scroll Left or Right on the Timeline

These tips enable you to easily and quickly scroll left (earlier) or right (later) on the Pro Tools timeline. You need a mouse with a middle scroll wheel or a track pad to use method 1 below. Method 2 uses keyboard keys only.

Method 1:

  1. Press and hold down the SHIFT key on your keyboard.
  2. Rotate your mouse scroll wheel forward to move left (backward) on the timeline.
  3. Rotate your mouse scroll wheel backward to move right (forward) on the timeline.

Method 2:

  1. Press and hold down the Alt key on your keyboard.
  2. Press the Page Up key to move left/earlier on the timeline.
  3. Press the Page Down key to move right/later on the timeline.

Zoom In or Out Using Your Mouse

You need a mouse with a middle scroll wheel or a track pad to use this tip.

  1. Press and hold down the Alt key on your keyboard.
  2. Scroll your mouse wheel forward to zoom in and backward to zoom out horizontally.

Bypass a Plug-in

  1. Press and hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard.
  2. Left click on the plug-in button.

The bypassed plug-in button will change colors from grey to blue. I've drawn a red line around a bypassed EQ plug-in within the image below.

Bypassed Pro Tools Plugin

To re-enable the plug-in repeat the steps you followed to bypass the plug-in.


Markers - How to Move a Marker

  1. Left click and hold down the left mouse button on the marker you want to move.
  2. Drag the marker to its new location.

Redo a Previously Undone Operation

  1. Press and hold down the SHIFT key then Ctrl then the Z key on your keyboard.

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