Pro Tools 10 Training: How to Use 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 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, ...

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 10 Essential Training

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Audio + Music
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Pro Tools
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