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Pro Tools 10 Essential Training with musician and producer David Franz illuminates the process of recording, editing, mixing, and mastering in Avid Pro Tools, the industry-standard software for music and postproduction. The course covers recording live audio and adding effects on the fly, creating music with virtual instruments and plug-ins, editing for time and pitch manipulation, creating a musical score, and mixing and mastering a track.
It's inevitable that you'll want to undo something you did in Pro Tools. In fact, the Undo command may be your best friend in Pro Tools, well, maybe beyond Auto Save feature. When you do almost anything in Pro Tools, you can undo it. This is particularly handy when editing. So I am going to just do a bunch of edits here and we can take a look at undoing them after I have done them. So I am just going to move some things around, I am going to trim some stuff. All right, so we've got a bunch of edits just happened here, and you probably already know this, but if you press Command+Z on a Mac or Ctrl+Z in Windows, you can undo things.
And you see that up here in the Edit menu, Undo Trim Clip, Command+Z, we can do that a few times here with key the command, and you'll see some of the edits being undone. The Redo command is Shift+Command+Z on a Mac or Shift+Ctrl+Z in Windows. And you can repeat this for multiple redos. So if I do Shift+Command+Z, some of those edits that I undid are now redone, and you can review all of the edits that you've made by going to the Undo History window.
So let's go to the Window menu and choose Undo History, and this opens up all of the things that we've done here so far, and all the things that we can undo. So if I click and drag through here, I can undo do all of them simply just by clicking and dragging. If you go to the Undo History menu up here, we can show the creation times of when those edits were made, we can undo all, and we can clear the undo queue.
Now I don't want to do that because then I wouldn't be able to undo these edits. One other thing I want to show you about undoing is if you go to the Setup menu, choose Preferences and in the Editing tab we have down here at the bottom the levels of undo, the maximum number is 32 and that means that we have 32 steps that we can go back and undo. Now we can reduce the levels of undo, so we could type in here say 10, and that's going to save us some RAM processing power, but is it really worth the price of not having the ability to undo a bunch of steps back? I don't really think so, so I am going to change this back to 32, and use our maximum value.
So obviously the Undo command is one of the most important commands in Pro Tools. Use the undo shortcut or the Undo History window when you need to rethink some of the last actions you performed in your session.
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