Mike Slinn
Mike Slinn

Pro Tools Editing

Published 2022-11-08.
Time to read: 1 minutes.

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Automation

Slip mode should be enabled when working with automation. Grid mode will be particularly frustrating. Audio tracks and virtual instrument tracks can have volume automation applied, however the value of the track view selector for each type of track is different.

Track View Selector

Audio tracks usually have their track view selector pull-downs set to waveform or playlists. To modify volume automation for audio tracks, set the track view selector to volume.

Virtual instrument tracks (for example, EZ Drummer 3) usually have their track view selector pull-downs set to block. To modify volume automation for virtual instrument tracks, set the track view selector to audio volume.

Keyframes

To insert a keyframe, use Alt-Shift-click. To freely move a keyframe, use click-drag. To move a keyframe left and right, while keeping the value unchanged, use Alt-Shift-click-drag.