Chapter 4: Adding to Your Editing Palette
In This Chapter
Getting to know the Smart tool
Using processing plug-ins
Performing fades and crossfades
Aside from the basic editing methods — the ones I describe in the first three chapters of this mini-book — Pro Tools offers some extra goodies that can make the editing process easier. And what might I mean by goodies? In this particular case, I’m talking about the aptly named Smart tool, the Pencil tool, processing plug-ins, fades, and crossfades. This chapter lays out these tools and helps turn you into a Pro Tools editing pro (or at least an informed amateur).
Signing On to the Smart Tool
The Smart tool in Pro Tools is, well, smart. This tool consists of three tools I describe in Chapter 3 in this mini-book — the Trimmer, the Selector, and the Grabber. But the Smart Tool is more than just these three tools. The Smart tool actually changes how it works, depending on what you try to do with it. For example, ...