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Showing and Hiding Tracks

Pro Tools lets you temporarily hide tracks in a session, so that you can show only the tracks you need to do your work.

The names of all the tracks in a session appear in the Tracks list, which is on the top left of the Edit and Mix windows. You can show or hide tracks by selecting their names in the Tracks list. In addition, you can sort tracks by track name, track type, or group membership.

Even though hidden tracks do not appear in any Pro Tools window, they play back normally.

To hide tracks:

  • Click the Show/Hide icon for the track in the Tracks list so that the icon is dimmed (Figure 4.45).
    Figure 4.45

    Figure 4.45 To hide a track, click its Show/Hide icon in the Tracks list so that the icon is dimmed.

To show tracks:

  • Click the dimmed Show/Hide icon for the hidden track in the Tracks list.

To hide or show all tracks:

  • Click the Tracks list menu button and select Hide All Tracks or Show All Tracks from the pop-up menu (Figure 4.46).
    Figure 4.46

    Figure 4.46 To hide or show all tracks, choose Hide All Tracks or Show All Tracks from the Tracks list menu.

To show tracks by track type:

  • Click the Tracks list menu button, then from the pop-up menus choose Show Only and the track type to display (Figure 4.47).
    Figure 4.47

    Figure 4.47 To show tracks by track type, choose Show Only from the Tracks list menu.

To sort the display of track names in the Tracks list:

  • Click the Tracks list menu button, then from the pop-up menus choose Sort Tracks By and the sort term (Figure 4.48).
    Figure 4.48

    Figure 4.48 To sort tracks in the Tracks list, choose Sort Tracks By from the Tracks list menu.

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