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More Colorful Sessions



When viewing the color palette in Pro Tools, hold ⌘ ⌥ ⌃ (command-option-control), click anywhere on the color palette and drag the mouse up. The further you drag the mouse up, the less opaque the color’s become, drag back down to make more opaque and to revert back to no colors. This command appears to be aesthetic only, but actually is quite useful. Just being able to more easily see the definition between your groups, or your different varieties of tracks makes a world of difference sometimes.

Note: In Pro Tools 8, Digidesign has made this “secret” available to everyone with a slider and a button to color your tracks in the same manner, so you don’t need to know this key command on Pro Tools 8.

One Response to “More Colorful Sessions”

  1. Chris says:

    control + option + command + 8 makes it even better! (I know, not a PT shortcut, but a fun mac one)

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