Learn how to use Pro Tools Mute/Unmute Region command. It’s a really quick and easy way to mute and unmute the playback of selected regions in a playlist.
Start with any mono or stereo audio recording on a track.
Use the Selector Tool to select a range of the audio that you want to mute.
Use the Command+E (Mac) or Control+E (Windows) shortcut to Separate the Region. Or, go to: Edit Menu \ Separate Region \ Separate At Selection.
Once you’ve separated the region, it will automatically be selected.
From the Edit menu select Mute Regions.
The region is dimmed or grayed out to indicate that it’s now muted. Play the session to hear – or not hear – the muted region.
UnMuting a Muted Region
To unmute a region you’ve previously muted, you’ll use the same command.
Use the Time Grabber tool to select the muted region that you want to unmute.
In the Edit Menu, the menu item that previously said Mute Regions now says Unmute Regions. Select Unmute Regions.
Your previously muted region is now unmuted and back to normal.
Mute / Unmute Keyboard Shortcuts
The Mute and Unmute regions command can be done using the keyboard shortcuts: Command+M (Mac) or Control+M (Windows).
Use the Time Grabber tool to select another region on your playlist.
Mute the newly selected region by pressing the “M” key while holding the Command button (Mac). Or, press the “M” key while holding down the Control key (Windows).