Apple GarageBand keyboard shortcuts

Apple GarageBand

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
21 months ago
- Shortcuts

These shortcuts are great for navigating around in GarageBand interface as well as editing tracks, applying some actions on selected tracks and more.

Space

Start or stop playback

• Enter

Go to beginning

βŒ₯ Option + • Enter

Go to end of last region

.

Move forward

,

Move back

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + .

Move cycle area forward

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + ,

Move cycle area back

End

Move forward by visible width of the timeline

Home

Move back by visible width of the timeline

<

Turn Catch mode on/off

⌘ Cmd + ←

Zoom out

⌘ Cmd + β†’

Zoom in

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + N

Create a new track

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + A

Create a new audio track

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + S

Create a new software instrument track

⌘ Cmd + D

Duplicate the selected track

⌘ Cmd + Del

Delete the selected track

↑   Shift + • Enter

Rename the selected track

↑

Select the next higher track

↓

Select the next lower track

M

Mute/Unmute the selected track

S

Solo/Unsolo the selected track

Control + I

Turn monitoring for the selected track on/off

A

Show/Hide automation for the selected track

Control + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + Del

Delete all automation on the selected track

Control + βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + M

Unmute all tracks

Control + βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + S

Unsolo all tracks

⌘ Cmd + Z

Undo

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + Z

Redo

⌘ Cmd + X

Cut

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + Del

Cut an arrangement marker together with its regions

⌘ Cmd + C

Copy

⌘ Cmd + V

Paste

Del

Delete

⌘ Cmd + A

Select all

←

Select previous region on the selected track

β†’

Select next region on the selected track

⌘ Cmd + T

Split selected region or event at the playhead

⌘ Cmd + J

Join selected regions or notes

L

Loop selected region continuously

Control + ↑   Shift + O

Add selected region to the Apple Loops Library

↑   Shift + N

Rename the selected region

⌘ Cmd + G

Turn Snap to Grid on/off

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + G

Show/Hide alignment guides

R

Start recording

Control + R

Turn the Record Enable button for the selected track on/off

C

Turn the cycle area on/off

K

Turn the metronome on/off

↑   Shift + K

Turn count-in on/off

βŒ₯ Option + ↑

Transpose selected notes up one semitone

βŒ₯ Option + ↓

Transpose selected notes down one semitone

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ↑

Transpose selected notes up one octave

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ↓

Transpose selected notes down one octave

β†’

Select the next score event

←

Select the previous score event

↓

Select the next staff event

↑

Arrow Β Select the previous staff event

⌘ Cmd + P

Print score notation

⌘ Cmd + K

Show/Hide the Musical Typing window

B

Show/Hide Smart Controls

N

Show/Hide the Score Editor

P

Show/Hide the Piano Roll Editor

O

Show/Hide the Loop Browser

Y

Show/Hide the Library

E

Show/Hide the Editor

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + P

Show/Hide the Note Pad

F

Show/Hide the Media Browser

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + A

Show/Hide the Arrangement track

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + O

Show/Hide the Movie track

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + X

Show/Hide the Transposition track

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + T

Show/Hide the Tempo track

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + M

Show/Hide the master track

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + O

Open a Movie

⌘ Cmd + N

Create a new project

⌘ Cmd + O

Open an existing project

⌘ Cmd + W

Close the current window or project

⌘ Cmd + M

Minimize the GarageBand window

⌘ Cmd + S

Save the current project

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + S

Save As

⌘ Cmd + ,

Show GarageBand preferences

⌘ Cmd + H

Hide GarageBand

⌘ Cmd + Q

Quit GarageBand

⌘ Cmd + /

Open detailed Help (move the pointer over an interface item)

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Program information

Program name: Apple GarageBand Apple GarageBand (Productivity)

GarageBand is a sound processing software for creating music or podcasts. It works under macOS and iOS and is developed by Apple. It is a part of iLife software suite under macOS.

Web page: apple.com/mac/garageband

Last update: 11 Nov 2019

Shortcut count: 83

How easy to press shortcuts: 84%

Platform detected: macOS

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