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Pro Tools 7 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide by Steven Roback

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12. Working with Regions

Once upon a time, recording engineers performed edits by cutting and splicing back together analog tape. Cutting tape with a razor blade is a destructive process: The original audio recording is altered permanently. In Pro Tools, however, editing is non-destructive: Edits are performed on audio regions that visually represent your audio files. Your original audio files remain untouched on disk. Editing audio regions non-destructively makes it easy to clean up rough spots on tracks, and it frees you to experiment with different arrangements and generate new musical ideas.

This chapter covers the fundamentals of editing audio regions. Using the techniques for selecting audio regions presented in the previous chapter, you’ll ...

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