Time Operations Window in Pro Tools

Time Operations Window in Pro Tools

 

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Overview of the Time Operations Window in Pro Tools

Pro Tools has a dedicated Window that lets you control several Time-related functions that will help you during your sessions.

This window is called “Time Operations”.

Some of the functions it lets you do are:

  • Change Meter
  • Insert Time
  • Cut Time
  • Move Song Start

Let’s see how it works!

 

 

1. Open or create a new Pro Tools session:

Time Operations Window in Pro Tools

 

 

2. Access the Time Operations window by clicking on the top menu bar: Event -> Time Operations -> Time Operations Window:

Time Operations Window in Pro Tools

 

 

The Time Operations Window will appear as:

Time Operations Window in Pro Tools

 

 

The Time Operations window lets us switch between the four available operations by clicking on the top drop down list as:

Time Operations Window in Pro Tools

 

 

There are four different operations available which are:

  • Change Meter: This option lets you change the meter from the default 4/4 to any custom meter you wish.

Time Operations Window in Pro Tools

 

  • Insert Time: This option lets you insert black time anywhere within the timeline.

Time Operations Window in Pro Tools

 

  • Cut Time: This option lets you remove a section of the song on every single track at the same time in order to “shrink” the production.

Time Operations Window in Pro Tools

 

  • Move Song Start: This option lets you change the position of the song start to match any location within the timeline.

Time Operations Window in Pro Tools

 

 

And that is it!

At this point, we have successfully explained an overview of the Time Operations Window in Pro Tools.

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