Apple GarageBand keyboard shortcuts

Apple GarageBand

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
3 years 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.

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Space

Start or stop playback

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⤶ Enter

Go to beginning

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⌥ Option + ⤶ Enter

Go to end of last region

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Move forward

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Move back

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↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + .

Move cycle area forward

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↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + ,

Move cycle area back

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End

Move forward by visible width of the timeline

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Home

Move back by visible width of the timeline

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Turn Catch mode on/off

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⌘ Cmd +

Zoom out

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⌘ Cmd +

Zoom in

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⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + N

Create a new track

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⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + A

Create a new audio track

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⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + S

Create a new software instrument track

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⌘ Cmd + D

Duplicate the selected track

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⌘ Cmd + Del

Delete the selected track

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↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Rename the selected track

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Select the next higher track

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Select the next lower track

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M

Mute/Unmute the selected track

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S

Solo/Unsolo the selected track

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Control + I

Turn monitoring for the selected track on/off

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A

Show/Hide automation for the selected track

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Control + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + Del

Delete all automation on the selected track

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Control + ⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + M

Unmute all tracks

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Control + ⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + S

Unsolo all tracks

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⌘ Cmd + Z

Undo

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↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + Z

Redo

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⌘ Cmd + X

Cut

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⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + Del

Cut an arrangement marker together with its regions

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⌘ Cmd + C

Copy

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⌘ Cmd + V

Paste

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Del

Delete

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⌘ Cmd + A

Select all

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Select previous region on the selected track

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Select next region on the selected track

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⌘ Cmd + T

Split selected region or event at the playhead

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⌘ Cmd + J

Join selected regions or notes

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L

Loop selected region continuously

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Control + ↑   Shift + O

Add selected region to the Apple Loops Library

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↑   Shift + N

Rename the selected region

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⌘ Cmd + G

Turn Snap to Grid on/off

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⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + G

Show/Hide alignment guides

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R

Start recording

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Control + R

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

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C

Turn the cycle area on/off

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K

Turn the metronome on/off

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↑   Shift + K

Turn count-in on/off

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⌥ Option +

Transpose selected notes up one semitone

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⌥ Option +

Transpose selected notes down one semitone

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⌥ Option + ↑   Shift +

Transpose selected notes up one octave

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⌥ Option + ↑   Shift +

Transpose selected notes down one octave

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Select the next score event

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Select the previous score event

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Select the next staff event

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Arrow  Select the previous staff event

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⌘ Cmd + P

Print score notation

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⌘ Cmd + K

Show/Hide the Musical Typing window

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B

Show/Hide Smart Controls

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N

Show/Hide the Score Editor

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P

Show/Hide the Piano Roll Editor

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O

Show/Hide the Loop Browser

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Y

Show/Hide the Library

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E

Show/Hide the Editor

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⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + P

Show/Hide the Note Pad

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F

Show/Hide the Media Browser

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↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + A

Show/Hide the Arrangement track

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↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + O

Show/Hide the Movie track

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↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + X

Show/Hide the Transposition track

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↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + T

Show/Hide the Tempo track

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↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + M

Show/Hide the master track

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⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + O

Open a Movie

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⌘ Cmd + N

Create a new project

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⌘ Cmd + O

Open an existing project

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⌘ Cmd + W

Close the current window or project

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⌘ Cmd + M

Minimize the GarageBand window

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⌘ Cmd + S

Save the current project

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↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + S

Save As

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⌘ Cmd + ,

Show GarageBand preferences

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⌘ Cmd + H

Hide GarageBand

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⌘ Cmd + Q

Quit GarageBand

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⌘ 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: 14 June 2020

How easy to press shortcuts: 84%

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Shortcut count: 83

Platform detected: macOS

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