Here’s a quick tutorial on using the ProTools Identify Beat command (also known as Tempo Mapping).
A quick video to show you some useful track mode keyboard shortcuts in protools. These work in ProTools 8.0 and above, I have not tried them in 7.
Record arm a track (your cursor must be placed on that track): Press Shift + R
Place track into input mode: Shift + I
Place track into mute: Shift + M
Place track into solo: Shift + S
You’re in ProTools and ready to make a mixout so you highlight your regions and press command+D to duplicate — what the — your midi has shifted away from your audio. This happens if you’ve identified a beat and the tempo before/after that section is different. Rather than go put the midi region back into place by hand, just select the tempo ruler along with the regions you’re duplicating. This will make sure your tempo map gets copied as well. Here’s a quick video to demonstrate.
This is a tip originally posted on my old blog… by request, I’m moving those posts over to the noisefreak blog.
A pretty widely known shortcut to duplicate a region in protools is to hold down the option key and drag the region to your desired location. However, adding the shift key to the equation will select every track above and below your selection so you can copy to a new location. This is helpful for duplication the chorus of a song or a group shout. This video briefly shows the keys in action.
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