Avid Pro Tools 2021.6 keyboard shortcuts

Avid Pro Tools 2021.6  

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
5 months ago
- Shortcuts
Single-key shortcuts are called Commands Keyboard Focus in Avid Pro Tools.
To enable Commands Keyboard Focus, click the a-z button in the edit window.
Alternatively, press Ctrl + Alt + 1 to enable Commands Keyboard Focus.
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1

Recall zoom memory 1

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2

Recall zoom memory 2

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3

Recall zoom memory 3

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4

Recall zoom memory 4

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5

Recall zoom memory 5

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6

Play to edit start

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7

Play from edit start

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8

Play to edit end

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9

Play from edit end

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0

Edit selection to timeline selection

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-

Toggle Playlist View Mode for tracks containing the Edit selection: audio tracks between waveform and volume view MIDI and Instrument tracks between notes and clips view

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Q

Display Timeline Selection Start

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W

Display Timeline Selection End

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E

Zoom Toggle

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R

Zoom Out Horizontal

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T

Zoom In Horizontal

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Y

Move Clip Start To Current Timecode

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U

Move Clip Sync Point To Current Timecode

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I

Snap Clip End To Current Timecode

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O

Timeline Selection To Edit Selection

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P

Move Edit Insertion To Previous Track

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[

Play Edit Selection

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]

Play Timeline Selection

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\

Nudge Play Earlier By Grid

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A

Trim Clip Start To Cursor

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S

Trim Clip End To Cursor

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D

Fade from Start

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F

Crossfade With No Dialog

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G

Fade Out From Cursor To End Of Clip

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H

Snap Clip Start To Play Position

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J

Snap Clip Sync Point To Play Position

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K

Snap Clip End To Play Position

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L

Move Edit Insertion To Previous Edit

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;

Move Edit Insertion To Next Track

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'

Move Edit Insertion To Next Edit

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Z

Undo

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↑   Shift + Z

Redo

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X

Cut

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C

Copy

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V

Paste

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B

Separate

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N

Toggle Insertion Follows Playback

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M

Nudge Play Earlier By Next Bigger Grid

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,

Nudge Play Earlier By Grid

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.

Nudge Play Later By Grid

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/

Nudge Play Later By Next Bigger Grid

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Ctrl + S

Sign in / Sign out

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Ctrl + 1

Select Create tab

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Ctrl + 2

Select Recent tab

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Ctrl + 3

Select Projects tab

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Ctrl + ←  →

Type menu (Project or Session)

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Ctrl + T

Enable / Disable the Create from Template option

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Alt + ↑  ↓

Toggle through Template Groups

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Alt + ↑  ↓

Navigate through focused Template Session, or Project list

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Ctrl + F

Toggle between Files types (WAV or AIFF)

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Ctrl + B

Toggle through Bit Depth options (16-bit, 24-bit, or 32-bit floating)

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Ctrl + R

Toggle through Sample Rate options

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Ctrl + I

Toggle through the available IO Setup options

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Ctrl + G

Enable or disable the Interleaved option

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Ctrl + O

Open from Disk (sessions only)

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Home

Select the item at the top of the displayed list

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End

Select the item at the bottom of the displayed list

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Page Up / Down

Scroll up or down through focused Template, Session, or Project list

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Space

Start / Stop playback

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↑   Shift + Space

Half-speed playback

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Start + Space

(on Transport Play button) Pause (pre-prime deck for instant playback and record)

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or Alt +
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Ctrl + J

Enable / Disable online playback

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or Alt + Space
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←  →

(when selection exceeds window view) Center on selection start / end

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Alt + [

Play Edit selection

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Ctrl +

(click on Transport Rewind button or Transport Fast Forward button) Back / Forward (Pro Tools | Ultimate Software only)

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↑   Shift + Ctrl +

(click on Transport Rewind button or Transport Fast Forward button) Extend a selection backwards by the Back / Forward amount

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + Alt +

(click on Transport Rewind button or Transport Fast Forward button) Extend the selection backwards by the Back / Forward amount and begin playback (Pro Tools Ultimate only)

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + L

Loop playback toggle

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Start +

(on Transport Play button) Loop playback toggle

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Ctrl + Start + P

Dynamic Transport Mode toggle

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Ctrl + \

Transport Master toggle (Pro Tools / Machine / MMC)

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Ctrl +

(click on track Solo) Solo-safe track

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Ctrl + Space

Start record

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or F12
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or Num 3
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Space

Stop record

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Ctrl + .

Stop record and discard recording take (not undoable)

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Space

Half-speed record

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or ↑   Shift + F12
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Ctrl + Alt + Space

Enable / Disable online record

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Ctrl +

(click on track Record Enable button) Record-safe track

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Start +

(on Transport Record Enable button) Cycle through record modes: Normal, Destructive, Loop, QuickPunch, TrackPunch, DestructivePunch

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Alt + L

Loop Record toggle

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + T

TrackPunch toggle (Pro Tools Ultimate only)

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + P

QuickPunch toggle

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Ctrl + Space

Enter / Exit record during playback in QuickPunch

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or F12
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(Transport Record button) Enter / Exit record during playback in QuickPunch

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Start +

(click the track's Record Enable button) DestructivePunch or TrackPunch enable/disable an audio track (Pro Tools Ultimate and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only)

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Alt + Start +

(click the track's Record Enable button) DestructivePunch or TrackPunch enable/disable all audio tracks (Pro Tools Ultimate and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only)

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Start + Alt + ↑   Shift +

(click the track's Record Enable button) DestructivePunch or TrackPunch enable/disable all selected audio tracks (Pro Tools Ultimate only)

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Alt +

(click the track's Record Enable button) Simultaneously DestructivePunch or TrackPunch enable/disable and record enable/disable all audio tracks (Pro Tools Ultimate only)

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Alt + ↑   Shift +

(click the track's Record Enable button) Simultaneously DestructivePunch or TrackPunch enable/disable and record enable/disable all selected audio tracks (Pro Tools Ultimate only)

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Alt +

(click the the VCA Record Enable button) Temporarily force all VCA slave tracks to toggle their record enable status (Pro Tools Ultimate only)

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Alt +

(click the the VCA Track Input button) Temporarily force all VCA slave tracks to toggle their Track Input status (Pro Tools Ultimate only)

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Ctrl + K

Enable or disable pre/post-roll time

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Alt +

(click with Selector tool before or after selection) Set and enable pre/post-roll time

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Alt +

(click within selection closer to front or back) Disable and set to zero pre/post-roll time

The following are available when you select Numeric Keypad: Transport in the Operations Preferences page.
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Num 0

Play/Stop

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Num 1

Rewind

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Num 2

Fast Forward

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Num 3

Record Enable

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Num 4

Loop Playback mode on/off

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Num 5

Loop Record mode on/off

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Num 6

QuickPunch mode on/off

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Num 7

Click on/off

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Num 8

Countoff on/off

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Num 9

MIDI Merge/RepIace mode on/off

These shortcuts are available in Pro Tools Ultimate Only.
The following shortcuts are available when you select Shuttle mode in the Operations Preferences page.
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Num 6

1 x Forward playback speed

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Num 4

1 x Rewind playback speed

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Num 9

4 x Forward playback speed

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Num 7

4 x Rewind playback speed

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Num 3

1/4 x Forward playback speed

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Num 1

1/4 x Rewind playback speed

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Num 5 + Num 6

1/2 x Forward playback speed

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Num 5 + Num 4

1/2 x Rewind playback speed

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Num 8 + Num 9

2 x Forward playback speed

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Num 8 + Num 7

2 x Backward playback speed

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Num 2 + Num 3

1/16 x Forward playback speed

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Num 2 + Num 1

1/16 x Backward playback speed

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Num 0

Loop playback of Edit Selection

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numPeriod + Num 1 - Num 9 + numPeriod

Recall Memory Location

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Start +
+

Temporary Scrub mode when using Selector

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↑   Shift +
+

(Shift-click and drag with the Scrubber tool) Extend selection while scrubbing

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Alt +
+

(with Scrubber, also in temporary Scrub mode) Shuttle

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Start + Num 1 - Num 9

Shuttle Lock (Classic or Transport mode)

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+

Change direction during Shuttle Lock (Classic or Transport mode)

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or -
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0

Shuttle Lock stop (Classic or Transport mode). Press number key to resume shuttle

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Space

Exit Shuttle Lock mode (Classic or Transport mode)

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or Esc
The following shortcuts are active only when Transport = Pro Tools.
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Ctrl + ←  →

Cue Transport to selection start / end

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Alt + ←  →

Cue Transport with pre / post-roll to selection start / end

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F1

Shuffle mode

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or Alt + 1
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F2

Slip mode

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or Alt + 2
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F3

Spot mode

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or Alt + 3
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F4

Grid mode

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or Alt + 4
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↑   Shift + F4

Enable Snap to grid while in another Edit mode

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F1 + F4

Enable Snap to grid and Shuffle mode

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F2 + F4

Enable Snap to grid and Slip mode

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F3 + F4

Enable Snap to grid and Spot mode

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F5

Zoomer tool

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or Ctrl + 1
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F6

Trimmer tool

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or Ctrl + 2
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F7

Selector tool

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or Ctrl + 3
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F8

Grabber tool

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or Ctrl + 4
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F9

Scrubber tool

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or Ctrl + 5
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F10

Pencil tool

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or Ctrl + 6
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F6 + F7

Smart tool

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or F7 + F8
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or Ctrl + 7
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'

Cycle through Edit modes

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Esc

Cycle through Edit tools

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or
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Ctrl +

(click the Shuffle button) Lock out or unlock Shuffle mode

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Ctrl + Alt + Tab

Enable or disable Tab to Transients command

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Tab

(if Tab to Transient enabled) Locate cursor to next transient

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Ctrl + Tab

Locate cursor to previous transient

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Tab

(if Tab to Transients is disabled) Locate cursor to next Clip-boundary/sync point

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Ctrl + Tab

(if Tab to Transients is disabled) Locate cursor to previous Clip-boundary/sync point

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Start + Tab

Go to and select next clip

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or Ctrl + Start + '
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Ctrl + Start + Tab

Go to and select previous clip

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or Ctrl + Start + L
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Start + ⤶ Enter

Go to song start

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↑   Shift + Start + ⤶ Enter

Extend selection to song start

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↑   Shift + Tab

Extend selection to next clip-boundary

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Tab

Extend selection to previous clip-boundary

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Start + ↑   Shift + Tab

Extend selection to include next clip

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or Control + Start + ↑   Shift + L
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Start + ↑   Shift + Control + Tab

Extend selection to include previous clip

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or Control + Start + ↑   Shift + L
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⤶ Enter

Return to start of session

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Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

Go to end of session

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↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Extend selection to start of session

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Extend selection to end of session

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↑   Shift + /

Link timeline and edit selection

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↑   Shift + T

Link track edit selection

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↑  ↓

Set selection end/start during playback

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↑  ↓

Set selection end/start to incoming time code while stopped

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(with selector tool) Select entire clip edit window

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(with selector tool) Select entire track in Edit window

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then Ctrl + A

(in track) Select entire track in Edit window

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⤶ Enter then Ctrl + A

Select all clips in all tracks in Edit window

To extend cursor or selection across all tracks, enable "all" edit group and Shift+Click on any other track.
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Alt + ↑   Shift + E

Cancel zoom toggle and remain at the same zoom level

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Ctrl + Alt + Start + ↑  ↓

Fit all shown tracks in the Edit window

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↑   Shift + F

Open or close folder tracks that contain the Edit cursor or Edit selection

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↑   Shift + R

Record enable tracks that contain the Edit cursor or Edit selection

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↑   Shift + I

TrackInput Monitor enable tracks that contain the Edit cursor or Edit selection

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↑   Shift + S

Solo tracks that contain the Edit cursor or Edit selection

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↑   Shift + M

Mute tracks that contain the Edit cursor or Edit selection

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Ctrl +

Move MIDI Record Enable to the previous MIDI or instrument track

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Ctrl +

Move MIDI Record Enable to the next MIDI or instrument track

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Move the instertion to the beginning of the Edit selection

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Move the instertion to the end of the Edit selection

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Start + ↑  ↓

Increase or decrease the height of any lane that contains the Edit cursor or an Edit selection

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Start + Alt + Num +

Change grid value

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or Start + Alt + Num -
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Ctrl + Alt + Num +

Change nudge value

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or Ctrl + Alt + Num -
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Num -

Nudge back by next Nudge value (Nudge Edit selection and any Clips entirely inside the Edit selection)

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,

(in Commands Keyboard Focus) Nudge back by next Nudge value (Nudge Edit selection and any Clips entirely inside the Edit selection)

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Num +

Nudge forward by next Nudge value (Nudge Edit selection and any Clips entirely inside the Edit selection)

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.

(in Commands Keyboard Focus) Nudge forward by next Nudge value (Nudge Edit selection and any Clips entirely inside the Edit selection)

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↑   Shift + +

Nudge start/end data to left/right by Nudge value (keeps underlying audio and moves start/end)

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or ↑   Shift + -
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Start + +

Nudge data within current Clip to left by Nudge value (keeps Clip start / end and moves underlying audio)

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Start + -

Nudge data within current Clip to right by Nudge value (keeps Clip start / end and moves underlying audio)

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Alt + ↑   Shift + +

Nudge left selection boundary right by Nudge value

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Alt + ↑   Shift + -

Nudge left selection boundary left by Nudge value

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + +

Nudge right selection boundary right by Nudge value

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + -

Nudge right selection boundary left by Nudge value

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Alt + +

Trim left edge of Clip to right by Nudge value

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Alt + -

Trim left edge of Clip to left by Nudge value

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Ctrl + +

Trim right edge of Clip to right by Nudge value

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Ctrl + -

Trim right edge of Clip to left by Nudge value

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Alt +

(click Trimmer tool) Reverse Trimmer tool direction when trimming Clip

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↑   Shift

(hold down while trimming) Trim up to, but not over, adjacent Clips

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Alt +

(click selection and drag to destination) Duplicate Clip(s) in Edit Window

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Backspace

Delete selection in playlist

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or Del
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Start +

(move audio Clip with Grabber tool) Constrain audio Clip to vertical movement

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Start +

(click new Clip with Grabber tool) Snap Clip start to stationary playhead or Edit  selection start

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Start + ↑   Shift +

(click Clip containing the sync point with Grabber tool) Snap Clip sync point to stationary playhead or Edit selection start

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Ctrl + Start +

(click new Clip with Grabber tool) Snap Clip to stationary playhead or Edit selection end

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Alt + Start + .

Snap Clip to next

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Alt + Start + ,

Snap Clip to previous

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Transpose up one semitone

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Transpose down one semitone

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Alt +

Copy and transpose up one semitone

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Alt +

Copy and transpose down one semitone

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↑   Shift +

Transpose up one octave

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↑   Shift +

Transpose down one octave

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Alt + ↑   Shift +

Copy and transpose up one octave

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Alt + ↑   Shift +

Copy and transpose down one octave

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Start +

Transpose up in key

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Start +

Transpose down in key

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Alt + Start +

Copy and transpose up in key

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Alt + Start +

Copy and transpose down in key

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Ctrl +

Increase velocity by five

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Ctrl +

Decrease velocity by five

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Increase velocity by fifteen

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Decrease velocity by fifteen

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Select previous note

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Select next note

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↑   Shift +

Add previous note to the current selection

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↑   Shift +

Add next note to the current selection

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Start +

Trim note start to the left

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Start +

Trim note start to the right

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Alt +

Trim note end to the left

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Alt +

Trim note end to the right

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Start + ↑   Shift +

Trim note start to the left by the next value

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Start + ↑   Shift +

Trim note start to the right by the next value

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Alt + ↑   Shift +

Trim note end to the left by the next value

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Alt + ↑   Shift +

Trim note end to the right by the next value

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Start + ↑   Shift + -

Show or hide the Clip Gain Line

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Start + ↑   Shift + =

Show or hide Clip Gain Info

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Start + ↑   Shift + E

Add a Clip Gain breakpoint at the current Edit location

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Start + ↑   Shift +

Nudge the selected clip gain up

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Start + ↑   Shift +

Nudge the selected clip gain down

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Start + ↑   Shift + -

Nudge the selected clip gain back

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or Start + ↑   Shift + M
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or Start + ↑   Shift + ,
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Start + ↑   Shift + +

Nudge the selected clip gain forward

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or Start + ↑   Shift + .
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or Start + ↑   Shift + /