Separate a Section In a Clip at Both Ends - Pro Tools

By TOM BOWSER

The following steps show you how to separate a section out from within a larger clip. The section can then be moved, muted, deleted, independently processed, have effects added to it and more.

To break a selection within a clip at both ends:

  • 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

  • Select the section you want to break/separate from within a clip.
  • To select a section within a larger clip:
    • Left click and hold down the left mouse button in the upper half of the track at the point you want to begin your selection.
    • Drag the mouse cursor over the section you want to select.
    • Release your left mouse button when you've finished your selection.
  • Press the letter b on your keyboard to "break" the selected section on each end.

The vertical line on either end of the selection is given a name. You can use the "Trimmer" tool or place a fade to the left or right of either vertical line/break. See the image below.

A Selection Within a Clip in Pro Tools.

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