Join David Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Pencil tool, part of Pro Tools 10 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 an unwanted pop…or click on the track.…To do this we need to zoom in all the way on to the audio track, so that the…waveform becomes a single line.…So we can use the Zoom tool to do that, by clicking like this, or what's even…easier is that we can hit the zoom memory location number 5 and that will take…us all the way down to the waveform level.…
Now if we switch over to the Pencil tool, and we can just draw our new…waveform, and to do that I just simply clicked and dragged my pencil across…the waveform there.…You can undo this drawing, which I'm going to do, but if you do end up saving…the changes to this original waveform, the audio file is permanently changed.…So back to the Pencil tool, if we right -click on that, we can see that there…are actually seven flavors of the Pencil tool, Free Hand, Line, Triangle,…Square, Random, Parabolic and S-curve, and we can use the F10 key to go through…
- Exploring the Pro Tools interface
- Selecting inputs, outputs, and busses
- Understanding signal paths and gain stages
- Setting up Pro Tools hardware and software properly
- Importing audio from multiple sources
- Recording and editing audio and MIDI
- Adjusting time, tempo, meter, key, and chord in arrangements
- Mixing and mastering a session
- Setting up an effects loop
- Importing and displaying video
- Adding music, Foley, ADR, and FX
- Archiving a session
Skill Level Beginner
Pro Tools: Audio for Film and Videowith Scott Hirsch5h 9m Intermediate
Pro Tools: Music Editing for TV and Filmwith Skye Lewin3h 30m Intermediate
Pro Tools: Mixing and Masteringwith Brian Lee White10h 32m Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Learning the Interface
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
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