Pro Tools: Edit modes

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Pro Tools: edit modes

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The edit modes are in the upper left hand corner of the edit window. These modes determine how audio and MIDI regions are moved and edited.


This mode allows you to move regions in a manner where they automatically snap back-to-back without space between them or overlapping. This is used to rearrange adjacent parts of the session.


This mode allows you to move,place or trim regions to specific destinations using numerical values.


This mode allows you to move regions freely without affecting other regions


This mode allows you to snap regions and MIDI notes to a time increment on a grid that is based off the selected time scale.

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Absolute grid

The absolute grid snaps data to exact points on the time scale.

Relative grid

Relative grid moves data in increments that reflect the grid units