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  • Introduction & Edit Window Basics 7:56

    Introduction & Edit Window Basics

    Begin by learning how these editing tips and tricks will help speed up your workflow and give your songs a nice polish before mixing your song. We'll also take a look at the general layout of the Edit Window in Pro Tools so you have a good understanding of the modes and tools we'll be using when we get into the specifics later.

  • Optimizing Editing Preferences 10:29

    Optimizing Editing Preferences

    Take a look under the hood at Pro Tools' editing preferences to make sure your Pro Tools system is optimized for efficient editing.

  • Navigating, Zooming, & Scrolling Efficiently 7:26

    Navigating, Zooming, & Scrolling Efficiently

    In this video, you'll learn faster ways to navigate in your Edit Window, as well as learn helpful keyboard shortcuts to get you around faster and more efficiently.

  • Clean Up Audio Clips Before Mixing 12:39

    Clean Up Audio Clips Before Mixing

    See how to use Strip Silence, Batch Fades, and other tools to clean up all your song's clips with just a few clicks. You'll also learn how to manually edit with the use of Cuts, Fades, Crossfades, and Clip Gain to ensure that your Clips sound smooth as butter for mixing.

  • Efficient Use of Edit & Mix Groups 6:37

    Efficient Use of Edit & Mix Groups

    When editing multiple Tracks or Clips, it's much less time consuming to group them together so your edits effect all the tracks at once. In this video you'll see ways to create groups for editing as well as important keyboard shortcuts that will keep you working quickly.

  • Using Playlists to Comp Together a Perfect Take 4:31

    Using Playlists to Comp Together a Perfect Take

    Now take a look at the Playlists View and the features it has that can make comping your takes effortless and fast.

  • Elastic Audio: Tempo Change 7:37

    Elastic Audio: Tempo Change

    Elastic Audio is a powerful tool that lets you change the timing of every transient with incredible ease and accuracy, but a lot of people don't know that you can also use it to change the tempo of your tracks, and have the audio stretch to fit the new tempo just like MIDI. This video outlines how to do it and achieve the best results.

  • Elastic Audio: Timing Edits 7:05

    Elastic Audio: Timing Edits

    Now see how to fix performance timing issues between musicians using Elastic Audio. You'll also gain an understanding of how to quantize the audio using Event Operations.

  • Using Beat Detective to Lock Live Drums to Grid 9:53

    Using Beat Detective to Lock Live Drums to Grid

    In this video, you'll learn how to use Beat Detective to lock in live drums tight to the grid, all while maintaining the feel and groove of the real drummer. You'll also see how to quickly cleanup the cuts after you're done cutting and moving clips with Beat Detective.

  • MIDI Editing & Automation 15:11

    MIDI Editing & Automation

    Next, explore the wonderful world of MIDI editing and how to make quick changes to any selection using Event Operations. You'll also explore the basics of editing automation so you can make exact changes and tweak any aspect of your track in great detail.

  • Using AudioSuite Plug-Ins for Creative Edits 9:59

    Using AudioSuite Plug-Ins for Creative Edits

    Now see how and when to use Audiosuite plug-ins to apply effects directly to a Clip. Your CPU will thank you for processing certain things into the clips and freeing up valuable resources.

  • Overview & Conclusion 2:04

    Overview & Conclusion

    We've now covered lots of ways to speed up your workflow while editing in Pro Tools. Now, let's sum it all up with a quick recap, and a few points to see you on your way to making crisp and clean tracks that are ready for mixing and mastering!

Product Overview


Studio pro Patrick Coffin presents in-depth Pro Tools video tutorials! If you use Pro Tools, this series is a must-see. Watch how to edit in Pro Tools like a pro, and utilize tons of cool features and functions, as well as incredibly helpful tips and tricks for editing in Pro Tools. This series is for beginner to intermediate level Pro Tools users and is compatible with Pro Tools 2012 and higher.

Patrick welcomes you and discusses how the videos in this series will speed up your workflow, give your songs a nice polish before mixing your song, and allow you to be more creative. As a refresher, you'll also take a look at the general layout of the Edit Window in Pro Tools so you have a good understanding of the modes and tools you'll be using throughout the videos. Patrick then shows you how to optimize Pro Tools' Editing Preferences to make sure your Pro Tools system is optimized for efficient editing.

Throughout this comprehensive course, you'll learn things like how to navigate, zoom, and scroll efficiently in Pro Tools, how to use Strip Silence, Batch Fades, and other tools to clean up all your song's Clips with just a few clicks, and efficient use of Edit and Mix Groups.

Patrick then goes over how to use Playlists to comp together a perfect take, using Elastic Audio to change Tempo as well as timing, using Beat Detective to lock live drums to the Grid, MIDI editing and automation tricks, using Audiosuite plug-ins for creative edits and much more!

To see what these detailed Pro Tools tutorials show you, and how they'll take your editing skills up several notches, check out the individual Pro Tools video tutorial descriptions on this page. Become more efficient and creative when working in Pro Tools while making your tracks sound like a million bucks... Watch “Pro Tools Editing Tips & Tricks” today.


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