Recording, editing and mixing. The more I think about how I actually use Pro Tools, the more I
realize that, for me, these three processes are very often intertwined and overlapping.
Nevertheless, there are plenty of specifics that are concerned with editing. For example, you
need to get familiar with the editing tools and with the various transport, navigation and zooming
controls to be able to use these to best effect – and you need to know what’s available for you
to choose from. Similarly, you need to be aware of features such as crossfades, auto-fades, Grid
modes, and so forth. There is also a section on Beat Detective for anyone who hasn’t had time
to work with this powerful feature previously. Reading the first part of this chapter will help you
get ‘up to speed’ with all this stuff.