Friday, August 28, 2020

Separate a Clip Into 2 Sections - Pro Tools


To separate a clip into 2 sections:

  1. Enable "Commands keyboard Focus" by clicking on the a/z button in the upper right corner of the Pro Tools Edit window.

Enable Commands Keyboard Focus in Pro Tools

  1. Left click in the upper half of the tracks clip at the point you want to separate the clip into two halves.
  2. Press the letter b on your keyboard to separate/split the clip into 2 separate clips at the position of the cursor. A vertical line will appear where the clip is separated. The right hand clip is given a new name.

A Pro Tools Clip Split Into 2 Sections

NOTE: Each separate clip/section can now be manipulated independently. For example, fades can be added at the breakpoint to either separated clip, either clip can be deleted or moved on the time line.