Friday, August 28, 2020

Mute a Section Within a Clip - Pro Tools


Enable "Commands keyboard Focus" by clicking on the Commands Keyboard Focus button (a/z) at the upper right corner of the Pro Tools Edit window. See the image below.

Track in Pro Tools showing the Commands Keyboard Focus button.

Select the section you want to mute within a larger clip:

  1. Left click and hold down the left mouse button in the upper half of the track at the point you want to begin your selection.
  2. Drag the mouse cursor over the section you want to select/mute.
  3. Release your left mouse button when you've finished your selection.
  4. Press the letter B on your keyboard to "break/separate the selected section from the larger clip. Each end of the selected clip will be given a name.
  5. Press and hold down the CTRL key then press the letter M key on your keyboard to mute the selected clip. The muted clip will turn grey. You can toggle between mute or unmute by pressing the M key.

A muted section within a larger clip in Pro Tools