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Learn Power App | Avid Pro Tools 10

1/1/2012

Objective
Add automation to individual clips prior to mixer automation and prior to any processing by plug-ins.

Background
Pro Tools 10 adds extensive clip gain options. Among other uses, this is great for adjusting the drive amount going to distortion plug-ins, and for making detailed fixes that are subsequently controlled by the overall mixer automation.

STEP 1

Go View > Clip and select both Clip Gain Line and Clip Gain Info.

STEP 2

Select the Grabber tool.

STEP 3

Click on the Clip Gain line to create a node, then drag up or down to change gain. (This works like standard automation breakpoint editing.)

STEP 4

To move all nodes up or down simultaneously to increase or decrease overall gain, respectively, select the Trim tool, then click within the gain range covered by the Clip Gain line and drag up or down.

STEP 5

You can also use the Pencil tool to draw gain changes or add periodic changes (triangle, square, line, or random).

STEP 6

To render the gain changes you''ve made, right-click on the clip gain fader icon and select Render Clip Gain.

TIPS

  • Step 3: To delete a node, alt-click (Windows) or option-click (Mac). You can also change an existing node''s gain with click-on-node + drag.
  • Step 5: It''s possible to cut, copy, paste, and nudge Clip Gains. See the Pro Tools reference documentation for more information.

 

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