3. The Edit Window

The majority of your time in Pro Tools will be spent in the Edit window. This chapter gives you a brief overview of this window and gets you familiar with the Edit modes and Edit tools. We’ll download and import a few new drum samples as we explore the Edit window’s functionality. At the same time, we’ll begin to delve into Bars and Beats using Grid mode, and start using the Edit modes and tools to place a few drum samples at the correct beats in order to create a custom drum loop.

Exercise 1: Import Audio a New Way

In Pro Tools, there are often several ways to perform similar functions. Just as you may sometimes take the highway to get home, and sometimes the back way, both routes get you where you’re going—but they serve ...

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