Pro Tools - Tips - Page 5

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

Show or Hide the Clip Gain icon:

  1. Press and hold down the SHIFT + Windows Start keys then press the = key on your keyboard. Press the = key again to toggle the Clip Gain icon.

I've drawn a red line around the Clip Gain icon in the image below.

NOTE: The Windows Start key has the Windows symbol on it. See image below.

Pro Tools Clip Gain icon

Reduce Editing Mistakes With Shuffle Lock:

Use "Shuffle Lock" to prevent accidental editing while in Shuffle Mode.

To engage Shuffle Lock:

  1. Press and hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard.
  2. Left click on the "Shuffle" edit mode button of the Edit Window Tool Bar. A small lock will appear to the left of the Shuffle button. See the image below.
Shuffle Lock enabled in Avid Pro Tools

NOTE: You cannot enable Shuffle Lock while in Shuffle mode.


Show or Hide the Clip Gain Line:

  1. Press and hold down the SHIFT + Windows Start keys then press the - key (hyphen) on your keyboard. Press the - key again to toggle the Clip Gain line.
Clip Gain Line visible in Avid Pro Tools

The Clip Gain line is only visible if the track is set to size small or larger.

NOTE: The Windows Start key has the Windows symbol on it. See image below.


Remove Output Meters From Edit Window Toolbar:

  1. Right click on a blank area of the Edit window tool bar.
  2. Left click on the words "Output Meters" to remove the checkmark. See image below.
Pro Tools Edit Window Output Meters

Quickly Switch Between Edit Modes:

Pro Tools has four Edit modes: Shuffle, Slip, Spot and Grid. See image below.

Pro Tools Edit Modes: Shuffle, Spot, Slip, and Grid.

Quickly Switch Between Edit Modes by pressing the:

  1. F1 key to enter Shuffle mode
  2. F2 key to enter Slip mode
  3. F3 key to enter Spot mode
  4. F4 key to enter Grid mode

TIP: Press F4 a second time to enter "Relative Grid" mode.




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