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 Commands keyboard Focus button (a/z) at the upper right corner of the Pro Tools Edit window.
Track in Pro Tools showing the Commands Keyboard Focus button.
  1. Left click in the upper half of the track/clip at the point you want to separate it into two halves.
  2. Press the letter b on your keyboard to separate/split the clip into 2 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.

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.