Using the Pencil tool


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Using the Pencil tool

When editing audio, the Pencil tool has one function: to redraw waveforms. Often this is done to repair waveforms, such as to eliminate a pop or a click on the track. To do this, we need to zoom in all the way so that the waveform becomes a single line. Let's go to the Zoom tool, and we can click down here to zoom in. Or, what's even faster is we can use this preset number 5, and it will zoom straight in to the sample level. Now if we go to the Pencil tool, we'll just choose the Free Hand tool, I can click and drag, and that becomes the new waveform.

If you save the session after redrawing this waveform, the audio file is permanently changed. However, you can undo this, and I'm going to do that right now. Now, there are seven flavors of the Pencil tool: Free Hand, Line, Triangle, Square, Random, Parabolic, and S- curve, and you can use the F10 key to scroll through these. The Pencil tool has a lot of uses; however, not a lot of them are audio-editing related. So I'm goin...

Using the Pencil tool
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Using the Pencil tool provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by David Franz as part of the Pro Tools 9 Essential Training

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Audio + Music
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Pro Tools
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