Join David Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Pencil tool, part of Pro Tools 9 Essential Training.
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 going to mention just a few of them here quickly, and then cover most of…
- Exploring the Pro Tools interface
- Choosing a playback engine and other settings
- Setting up Pro Tools hardware and software properly
- Importing audio
- Recording and editing audio and MIDI
- Arranging a session
- Writing and editing automation
- Mixing and mastering a session
- Using automatic delay compensation
- Bouncing down a mix as an MP3
- Importing and displaying video
- Archiving a session
Skill Level Beginner
Music Editing for TV and Film in Pro Toolswith Skye Lewin3h 30m Intermediate
Mixing and Mastering with Pro Toolswith Brian Lee White9h 18m Intermediate
Audio for Film and Video with Pro Toolswith Scott Hirsch5h 9m Intermediate
1. Getting Set Up in Pro Tools 9
2. Learning the Interface
3. Importing into Pro Tools
4. Recording Audio
5. Editing Audio
6. Arranging a Session
7. Recording MIDI Data
8. Editing MIDI
11. Mixing and Mastering
12. Working with Video
Archiving an entire session4m 22s
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