Jon Connolly is the most sought-after Pro Tools instructor in the world. Having been with Avid since the company first started out as DigiDesign in the early ‘90s, he quickly became their Product Specialist in Los Angeles, offering Pro Tools installations, training, and support to major studios like Warner Bros., Universal, Capitol, The Village, Record One, Westlake, and more.
Today, Jon is a Pro Tools Master Instructor for Avid, travelling the world and training Pro Tools users of all levels. He also teaches at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music.
In this tutorial, he shows us how to create Clip Groups in Pro Tools!
A Clip Group is best described as a “container” in which you can put multiple clips. They’re created easily, by selecting any number of clips you’d like to group, and pressing Option Command G on a Mac, or Alt Control G on Windows.
You’ll notice that Clip Groups are also stored in the Clips menu. Here, you can double-click the newly created Clip Group and rename it to whatever represents the group.
When clips are grouped, you can rearrange them together as a single unit, and you can also simultaneously clip gain them. Jon shows us how he uses Clip Groups to experiment with the arrangement on drums. By creating a group for each part of the song, he then dragged them from the Clips menu back into the Edit window, moving them around and trying different arrangements!