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Navigate your recording sessions easily using markers in Pro Tools First

Navigate your recording sessions easily using markers in Pro Tools FirstHave you ever found your self stopping and starting your session at different points to try to find the part of the song that you’re looking for? Well, there’s an easy way to speed up this process. Its quick and simple and it helps you to land in the exact part of the song that you’re looking for every time.

By using markers in Pro Tools First, you can add a visual reference point to show exactly where each part of the session occurs.

How to add markers in Pro Tools First:

Adding a marker in Pro Tools First is really easy. You simply place your cursor at the point in the session at which you want the marker to be located. Then, you click this plus sign:

Add markers in pro tools first

You can also enter markers during playback. Simply click the plus sign whilst the track plays. The following dialogue will open. Here you can name the marker:

Markers dialogue in pro tools first

The marker will be placed at the point in the session at which you pressed the plus sign (or hit enter). Don’t worry if the marker isn’t in quite the right place. You can click on each marker and drag it to the correct point in the session if its position requires alteration.

Why use markers in Pro Tools First:

With the markers in place, you can now see at a glance exactly where things like the verses, choruses, solos etc. occur.

navigate around your session easily using markers in pro tools first

Having markers in place during mixing makes it much easier to navigate your way through your session. No more stopping and starting the session at different points to locate what it is that you’re looking for. Setting up markers in Pro Tools First is also really useful during the editing phase of your session. You can use the markers to identify things like mistakes that need to be corrected. Markers can also be really handy during recording too. You can add them to each of the different parts of the guide track. This enables you to locate the different sections of the session easily during tracking.

Utilizing markers in your Pro Tools First session will allow you to quickly and easily identify anything that you might need to know the location of in a session. Give them a try and see how well they improve your workflow and speed up your recording, editing and mixing.

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