The Pencil tool in Pro Tools allows you to redraw the sound wave. It is useful for redrawing sound waves that have clipped or distorted.
[notice type=”support” title=”STEP BY STEP” tag=”h4″]STEP[/notice]
Solo the track with the clip or distortion.
Locate the general area of where the clip or distortion is.
Zoom in until you can see where the wave form distorts or clips.
Click on the Pencil tool in the Tool Bar.
Left click and hold at the point where the distortion begins. Redraw the wave form to the point where the distortion ends.
Repeat the steps above until you have a nice natural sound replacing the distortion. It takes patience and practice to make it sound good.
[notice type=”information” title=”TIPS” tag=”h4″]If you have trouble finding the point where the distortion occurs, you can use the scrub function to help locate it. Hold down the control button and the left mouse button. Drag the mouse left or right to scrub over the area where the distortion occurs. This will help you audibly locate the distortion.[/notice]