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0 Keyboard Shortcuts
(for Pro Tools|HD, Pro Tools LE, and Pro Tools M-Powered Systems on Windows)
For increased operational speed and ease-of-use, there are many Pro Tools keyboard shortcuts to give you fast access to a wide variety of tasks. This guide lists these keyboard shortcuts. The shortcuts are grouped by functional area for your added convenience and quick reference.
Menu commands that have a keyboard shortcut display their keyboard shortcut on-screen, to the right of the menu command.
Conventions Used in This Guide
Digidesign guides use the following conventions to indicate menu choices and key commands:
Table 1. Global keyboard shortcuts Convention File > Save Session Control+N Alt+Plus/Minus (+/–) keys Action Choose Save Session from the File menu. Hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and press the N key. Hold down the Alt key and press the Plus (+) or Minus (–) key (on numeric keypad or QWERTY, as noted). Hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and click the mouse button. Click with the right mouse button.
Control-click Right-click (Windows)
Global Keyboard Shortcuts
Table 2. Global keyboard shortcuts Task Change parameter on all similar channel strips Change parameter on all selected similar channel strips Shortcut Alt+applicable function (applicable functions listed below) Alt+Shift+applicable function (applicable functions listed below)
Applicable functions: Automation mode • Monitor mode • playlist enables • record, solo and mute enables • record and solo safes • inserting plug-ins • I/O, bus, send assignment • volume/peak indicator/channel delay• extend Edit or Timeline selection • track heights • clear clip meter
Task Toggle item and set all others to same new state Toggle item and set all others to opposite state
Shortcut Alt-click on applicable item (applicable items listed below) Control-click on applicable item (applicable items listed below)
Applicable items: Tracks in Track List • Group enables/activation • Automation Enable window • Memory Location parameters
Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools 1
Task Fine Tune (Fine Adjust mode)
Shortcut Control-click on applicable fader/pot/breakpoint function (applicable functions listed below) Applicable functions: Plug-In parameter editing • fader movement • scrubbing • automation data trimming (requires larger Track View for highest resolution)
Task Select multiple contiguous items (tracks, regions, paths) Select multiple non-contiguous items (tracks, regions, paths)
Shortcut Click to select ﬁrst item, then Shift-click another to select all similar items between (applicable items listed below) Click to select ﬁrst item, then Command-click another to select all similar items between (applicable items listed below)
Applicable items: Tracks (click Track Names) • regions in Region List • paths in I/O Setup
Playback and Record
Table 3. Playback and Record shortcuts Task Start/stop playback Start record Stop record Stop record and discard recording take (not undoable) Half-speed playback Half-speed record Pause (pre-prime deck for instant playback and record) Enable/disable online record Enable/disable online playback Center on selection start/end Play Edit selection Back/Forward (move the playback location backwards/forwards by the Back/Forward amount) (Pro Tools HD only) Back/Forward and Play (move the playback location backwards/forwards by Back/Forward amount and then begin playback) (Pro Tools HD only) Extend a selection backwards by the Back/Forward amount (Pro Tools HD only) 2 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools Shortcut Spacebar Control+Spacebar, or F12, or 3 (on numeric keypad) Spacebar Control+Period (.)
Shift+Spacebar Control+Shift+Spacebar, or Shift+F12 Start+Spacebar, or Alt-click on Transport Play button
Control+Alt+Spacebar Control+J, or Alt+Spacebar Left/Right Arrow keys (when selection exceeds window view) Alt+[ Control+Transport Rewind button or Transport Fast Forward button
Control+Alt+Transport Rewind button or Transport Fast Forward button
Shift+Control+ Transport Rewind button or Transport Fast Forward button
F12.Table 3.and post-roll value through selection start/end Shortcut Alt+Left/Right Arrow keys Control+Left/Right Arrow keys Control+Alt+Left/Right Arrow keys When Transport = Machine/MMC Table 5. Playback and Record shortcuts Task Extend the selection backwards by the Back/Forward amount and begin playback (Pro Tools HD only) Record-safe track Solo-safe track Cycle through record modes (normal/Destructive/Loop/TrackPunch/QuickPunch) Loop playback toggle Loop Record TrackPunch (Pro Tools HD only) QuickPunch Enter/Exit record during playback in QuickPunch Set and enable pre/post-roll time Enable or disable pre/post-roll time Toggle Transport Master (Pro Tools/Machine/MMC) Shortcut Shift+Control+Alt+Transport Rewind button or Transport Fast Forward button Control-click on track Record Enable button Control-click on track Solo button Right-click on Transport Record Enable button Control+Shift+L. Auditioning shortcuts when Transport = Machine/MMC Task Cue Transport to selection start/end Cue Transport with pre/post-roll to selection start/end Shortcut Control+Left/Right Arrow keys Alt+Left/Right Arrow keys Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools 3 . Auditioning shortcuts when Transport = Pro Tools Task Play by pre-roll value up to selection start/end (or current location if no selection) Play by post-roll value from selection start/end (or current cursor location if no selection) Play by pre. or Start-click or Right-click on Transport Play button Alt+L Control+Shift+T Control+Shift+P Control+Spacebar. or click Transport Record Enable button Alt-click with Selector tool before or after selection Control+K (or Alt-click within selection closer to front or back) Control+Backslash (\) Auditioning When Transport = Pro Tools Table 4.
Scrub (Jog)/Shuttle shortcuts Task Temporary Scrub mode when using Selector tool Extend selection while scrubbing Shuttle Shuttle Lock (Classic or Transport mode) Change direction during Shuttle Lock (Classic or Transport mode) Shuttle Lock stop (Classic or Transport mode) Exit Shuttle Lock mode (Classic or Transport mode) Shortcut Right-click and drag Shift-click and drag with the Scrubber. (also in temporary Scrub mode) Start+number key 1–9 (1=minimum. Transport mode shortcuts Task Play/Stop Rewind Fast Forward Record Enable Loop Playback mode on/off Loop Record mode on/off QuickPunch mode on/off Click on/off Countoff on/off MIDI Merge/Replace mode on/off Shortcut (on Numeric Keypad) 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Shuttle Mode Shortcuts with Numeric Keypad (Pro Tools HD Only) Select Shuttle mode in the Operations Preferences page. Table 7. 5=real-time. 9=maximum) Plus/Minus (+/–) keys For example.Scrub (Jog)/Shuttle Table 6. Shuttle mode shortcuts Task 1 x Forward playback speed 1 x Rewind playback speed 4 x Forward playback speed 4 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools Shortcut 6 4 9 . Table 8. (also in temporary Scrub mode) Alt-click-drag with Scrubber. Start+number+Minus (–) key 0 (press number key to resume shuttle) Spacebar or Escape (Esc) key Transport Mode Shortcuts with Numeric Keypad Select Transport mode in the Operations Preferences page.
or Control+3 (on QWERTY keyboard) F8. Edit mode and tool shortcuts Task Shufﬂe mode Slip mode Spot mode Grid mode Zoomer tool Trimmer tool Selector tool Grabber tool Scrubber tool Pencil tool Smart Tool Cycle through Edit modes Cycle through Edit tools Shortcut F1. or Alt+4 (on QWERTY keyboard) F5. or Alt+2 (on QWERTY keyboard) F3. F7+F8.) Edit Modes and Tools Table 9.)+Memory Location+Period (.Table 8. or Control+6 (on QWERTY keyboard) F6+F7. or Control+1 (on QWERTY keyboard) F6. or Control+7 (on QWERTY keyboard) Single Open Quote (‘) key. or Alt+3 (on QWERTY keyboard) F4. or Control+2 (on QWERTY keyboard) F7. located above the Tab key Escape (Esc) key. or Control+5 (on QWERTY keyboard) F10. or Control+4 (on QWERTY keyboard) F9. or Center-click Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools 5 . or Alt+1 (on QWERTY keyboard) F2. Shuttle mode shortcuts Task 4 x Rewind playback speed 1/4 x Forward playback speed 1/4 x Rewind playback speed 1/2 x Forward playback speed 1/2 x Rewind playback speed 2 x Forward playback speed 2 x Backward playback speed 1/16 x Forward playback speed 1/16 x Backward playback speed Loop playback of Edit selection Recall Memory Location Shortcut 7 3 1 5+6 5+4 8+9 8+7 2+3 2+1 0 Period (.
then press Control+A Enable “All” Edit group and Shift-click on any other track 6 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools . Edit selection. deﬁnition and navigation shortcuts Task Locate cursor to next region-boundary/sync point Locate cursor to previous region boundary/sync point Go to and select next region Go to and select previous region Go to Song Start Extend selection to Song Start Extend selection to next region-boundary Extend selection to previous region-boundary Extend selection to include next region Extend selection to include previous region Return to start of session Go to end of session Extend selection to start of session Extend selection to end of session Link Timeline and Edit selection Set selection start/end during playback Set selection start/end to incoming time code while stopped Select entire region in Edit window Select entire track in Edit window Select all regions in all tracks in Edit window Extend cursor or selection across all tracks Shortcut Tab (if Tab to Transients button is enabled) Control+Tab (if Tab to Transients button is enabled) Start+Tab Start+Control+Tab Start+Enter Shift+Start+Enter Shift+Tab Control+Shift+Tab Start+Shift+Tab Start+Shift+Control+Tab Enter Control+Enter Shift+Enter Control+Shift+Enter Shift+Forward Slash (/) Down/Up Arrow keys Down/Up Arrow keys Double-click with Selector tool Triple-click with Selector tool.Edit Selection. and Navigation Table 10. Deﬁnition. or single-click in track and press Control+A Enter.
adjacent regions Duplicate region(s) in Edit Window Delete selection in playlist Constrain audio region to vertical movement Snap region start to stationary playhead or Edit selection start Snap region sync point to stationary playhead or Edit selection start Snap region end to stationary playhead or Edit selection start Shortcut Start+Alt+Plus/Minus (+/–) keys Control+Alt+Plus/Minus (+/–) keys Minus (–) key (on numeric keypad). or Comma (. or Period (. navigation and trimming shortcuts Task Change Grid value Change Nudge value Nudge back by next Nudge value (Nudge Edit selection and any regions entirely inside the Edit selection) Nudge forward by next Nudge value (Nudge Edit selection and any regions entirely inside the Edit selection) Nudge start/end data to right/left by Nudge value (keeps underlying audio and moves start/end) Nudge data within current region to right/left by Nudge value (keeps region start/end and moves underlying audio) Nudge left selection boundary right/left by Nudge value Nudge right selection boundary right/left by Nudge value Trim left edge of region to right/left by Nudge value Trim right edge of region to right/left by Nudge value Reverse Trimmer tool direction when trimming region Trim up to.) (in Commands Keyboard Focus) Shift+Plus/Minus (+/–) keys Start+Plus/Minus (+/–) keys Alt+Shift+Plus/Minus (+/–) keys Control+Shift+Plus/Minus (+/–) keys Alt+Plus/Minus (+/–) keys Control+Plus/Minus (+/–) keys Alt+Trimmer tool Hold down Start key while trimming Alt-click selection and drag to destination Backspace or Delete (on QWERTY keyboard) Right-click to move audio region with Grabber tool Start-click new region with Grabber tool Start-Shift-click region containing the sync point with Grabber tool Control-Start-click new region with Grabber tool Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools 7 . Nudging and Trimming In the following shortcuts.Editing.) (in Commands Keyboard Focus) Plus (+) key (on numeric keypad). Table 11. the Plus/Minus (+/–) key usage is on the numeric keypad only. Editing. but not over.
File menu command shortcuts Task New session Open Session Close Session Save Session Bounce to Disk Import Session Data Import Audio to Region List Import MIDI to Region List Shortcut Control+N Control+O Control+Shift+W Control+S Control+Alt+B Shift+Alt+I Control+Shift+I Control+Alt+l Missing Files Dialog Commands Table 13.File Menu Commands Table 12. Missing Files dialog command shortcuts Task Skip all missing ﬁles Manually ﬁnd and relink all missing ﬁles Automatically ﬁnd and relink all missing ﬁles Regenerate missing fades (toggle on/off) Shortcut Control+S Control+M Control+A Control+R Edit Menu Commands Table 14. Edit menu command shortcuts Task Undo Redo Cut Copy Paste Clear Select All Paste Special Merge Paste Special Repeat to Fill Selection Paste Special to Current Automation Type Shortcut Control+Z Control+Shift+Z Control+X Control+C Control+V Control+B Control+A Alt+M Control+Alt+V Control+Start+V 8 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools .
Automation shortcuts Task Toggle Track View on all tracks Change to previous/next Track View on all tracks included in the current selection Change to previous/next Track View on all tracks Disable/enable Automation playlist on selected track Disable/enable all Automation playlists on selected track Access Plug-In Automation dialog Shortcut Alt+Start+Minus (–) key (on QWERTY keyboard) Control+Start+Left/Right Arrow keys Control+Alt+Start+Left/Right Arrow keys Control-click on Track View selector Control-Shift-click on Track View selector Control-Alt-Start-click on parameters (in Plug-in window) or Track View selector (in Edit window) Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools 9 .Table 14. Edit menu command shortcuts Task Match Edit Selection to Timeline Selection (Pro Tools HD only)) Match Timeline Selection to Edit Selection (Pro Tools HD only) Play Edit Selection Play Timeline Selection Duplicate selection Repeat selection Shift selection Insert Silence Trim Region to Selection Trim Region Start to Insertion Trim Region End to Insertion Separate Region at Selection Heal Separation Strip Silence Consolidate selection TCE Edit to Timeline Selection (Pro Tools HD only) Automation Region menu commands Fades Region menu commands Shortcut Alt+Shift+5 Alt+Shift+6 Alt+[ Alt+] Control+D Alt+R Alt+H Control+Shift+E Control+T Alt+Shift+7 Alt+Shift+8 Control+E Control+H Control+U Alt+Shift+3 Alt+Shift+U See Table 15 on page 9 Table 16 on page 11 Automation Table 15.
End. or in Track List Backspace 10 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools . Automation shortcuts Task Enable/disable plug-in automation Shortcut Control-Alt-Start-click on parameters (in Plug-In window) or Track View selector (in Edit window) Control+Alt+H Control+Alt+T Start-click or Right-click on Transport Return button Copy Automation to Send (Pro Tools HD only) Thin Automation Write automation to start of session/selection (Pro Tools HD only) Write automation to end of session/selection (Pro Tools HD only) Write automation from start to end of session/selection (Pro Tools HD only) Write Automation to Current Parameter (Pro Tools HD only) Write Automation to All Enabled Parameters (Pro Tools HD only) Trim Automation to Current Parameter (Pro Tools HD only) Trim Automation to All Enabled Parameters (Pro Tools HD only) Glide Automation to Current Parameter (Pro Tools HD only) Glide Automation to All Enabled Parameters (Pro Tools HD only) Trim without disturbing extremity breakpoints (Pro Tools HD only) Disable auto-creation of anchor breakpoints when trimming automation (Pro Tools HD only) Vertically constrain automation movement Write new breakpoint to next automation value Start-click or Right-click on Transport End button Start-Shift-click or Shift-Right-click on Transport End/Return button Control+Forward Slash (/) Control+Alt+Forward Slash (/) Control+Shift+Forward Slash (/) Control+Alt+Shift+Forward Slash (/) Alt+Forward Slash (/) Alt+Shift+ Forward Slash (/) Hold Shift while trimming Hold Alt while trimming Press Shift and move automation with Grabber tool Press and hold Alt+Shift while writing a breakpoint (by clicking with the Grabber tool in a track’s Automation playlist) Press and hold Control+Alt while writing a breakpoint (by clicking with the Grabber tool in a track’s Automation playlist) Start+Control+V Write new breakpoint to previous automation value Special Paste of automation data between different controls Conﬁgure Write on Stop modes to remain enabled after an automation pass (Pro Tools HD only) Display Automation playlist of automation-enabled plug-in control (and scrolls track into view) Scroll to track and select it in Mix/Edit window Delete* Alt-click one of the Write On Stop modes (Start. or All) to enable the Write On Stop mode Start-Control-click or Right-click on plug-in control Right-click Track Name in Mix or Edit window.Table 15.
Table 15. Fades shortcuts Task Create Fades (open Fades dialog) Apply crossfade without opening Fades dialog Fade to Start Fade to End Shortcut Control+F Control+Start+F (uses last selected fade shape) Alt+D Alt+G Fades Dialog The following shortcuts are active only when the Fades dialog is open. Fades dialog shortcuts Task Edit crossfade-in only in Fades dialog Edit crossfade-out only in Fades dialog Audition start/stop in Fades dialog Reset to default zoom in Fades dialog Reset standard or S-shape crossfades to default curves Cycle up/down through Out Shape parameter options Cycle up/down through In Shape parameter options Cycle up/down through Link parameter options Cycle up/down through preset Out Shape curves Cycle up/down through preset In Shape curves Shortcut Alt-drag fade-in curve (“None” mode only) Control-drag fade-out curve (“None” Link mode only) Spacebar Control-click on Zoom In or Zoom Out buttons Alt-click fade curve in crossfade fade window (“Equal Power” and “Equal Gain” Link modes only) Start+Up/Down Arrow keys Alt+Up/Down Arrow keys Up/Down Arrow keys Start+Left/Right Arrow keys Alt+Left/Right Arrow keys Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools 11 . Automation shortcuts Task Cut* Copy* Duplicate* Clear* Insert Silence Shortcut Control+X Control+C Control+D Control+B Control+Shift+E *Hold Down Start during the shortcut to affect all Automation playlists on the track Fades Table 16. Table 17.
Track List shortcuts Task Hide all tracks Show all tracks Shortcut Alt-click on a highlighted track name in Track List Alt-click on an unhighlighted track name in Track List 12 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools . Table 20.View Menu Table 18. View menu command shortcuts Task View Narrow Mix window option Shortcut Control+Alt+M Track Menu Commands Table 19. Track menu command shortcuts Task New track Group tracks Duplicate tracks Auto Input Monitoring/Input Only Monitoring (Pro Tools LE and M-Powered) Set Record Tracks to Input Only/Set Record Track to Auto Input (Pro Tools HD) Scroll to Track number Clear all Clip Indicators Shortcut Control+Shift+N Control+G (with two or more tracks selected) Alt+Shift+D Alt+K Alt+K Control+Alt+F Alt+C New Tracks Dialog The following shortcuts are active only when the New Tracks dialog is open. or Control+Shift+Up/Down Arrow keys Drag the Move Row icon (at the right of each Track Entry row) to desired position Track List Table 21. New Tracks dialog shortcuts Task Cycle through Track Type choices Cycle through Track Format choices Cycle through Track Timebase choices Add or delete a Track Entry ﬁeld Re-arrange Track Entry ﬁeld (move up/down) Shortcut Control+Up/Down Arrow keys Control+Left/Right Arrow keys Control+Alt+Up/Down Arrow keys Control+Plus/Minus (+/–) keys.
Region Menu command shortcuts Task Mute/Unmute Regions Lock/Unlock Regions Bring to Front Send to Back Group Regions Ungroup Regions Regroup Regions Loop Region Capture Region Identify Sync Point Quantize Region to Nearest Grid Shortcut Control+M Control+L Alt+Shift+F Alt+Shift+B Control+Alt+G Control+Alt+U Control+Alt+R Control+Alt+L Control+R Control+Comma (. Group List shortcuts Task Temporarily isolate channel strip from groups Suspend All Groups Rename group Group enable/disable Select all tracks in a group Show group members only Shortcut Start-Right-click applicable group function Control+Shift+G. then type the ﬁrst letters of the desired region Control+Shift+F Control+Shift+D Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools 13 . then type the letter corresponding to desired group Click to the left of a Group name in Group List Right-click on Group name(s) in Group List Grouping affects: Volume level/faders • solos and mutes • Automation modes • track display format • track height • editing • playlist enables Grouping does not affect: • record enables • pan • inserting plug-ins • voice and output assignments Region Menu Commands Table 23. or Control-click on Groups pop-up menu Double-click to far left of Group name in Group List Click Group List Keyboard Focus.) Control+0 Region List Table 24. Region List shortcuts Task Select region by name Find region Clear Find Shortcut Click the Region List a–z button.Mix Group List and Edit Group List Table 22.
Table 24. or double-click with the Grabber tool on region in playlist Right-click and drag region Select or deselect multiple discontiguous regions with the Marquee Bypass dialogs during deletion of audio ﬁles Audition region in Region List Rename region/ﬁle Constrain region placement to start at play/edit cursor location or selection start Event Menu Commands Table 25. When the Marquee (“+”) appears. Event Menu command shortcuts Task Open Time Operations window Open Tempo Operations window Open MIDI Operations window Grid/Groove Quantize (in MIDI Operations window) Change Duration (in MIDI Operations window) Transpose (in MIDI Operations window) Select/Split Notes (in MIDI Operations window) Shortcut Alt+1 (on numeric keypad) Alt+2 (on numeric keypad) Alt+3 (on numeric keypad) Alt+0 (on numeric keypad) Alt+P Alt+T Alt+Y 14 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools . hold Control and drag to select or deselect the desired regions Alt-click Delete or Yes box when prompted Alt-click and hold on region in Region List Double-click region in Region List. Region List shortcuts Task Show/Hide Audio regions Show/Hide MIDI regions Show/Hide Groups Show/Hide Auto-Created region Select All Regions in Region List Select Unused regions Clear selected regions Rename selected regions Time Stamp selected regions Export Region Deﬁnition Export Regions as Files Select or deselect a region Select multiple contiguous regions Shortcut Control+Shift+1 (on numeric keypad) Control+Shift+2 (on numeric keypad) Control+Shift+3 (on numeric keypad) Control+Alt+k Control+Shift+A Control+Shift+U Control+Shift+B Control+Shift+R Control+Shift+M Control+Shift+Y Control+Shift+K Control-click a region Click one region. then Shift-click another region to select or deselect all regions between Place the cursor to the left of the names in the Region List.
MIDI Step Input shortcuts Task Whole note 1/2 note 1/4 note 1/8 note 1/16 note 1/32 note 1/64 note Dotted note Shortcut 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 . Event Menu command shortcuts Task Open MIDI Event List window Open Beat Detective window Identify Beat All MIDI Notes Off Shortcut Alt+Equal (=) Control+8 (on numeric keypad) Control+I Control+Shift+Period (. (decimal key) Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools 15 . Table 26.Table 25. when Enable Numeric Keypad Shortcuts is enabled.) MIDI Events List Entry The following shortcuts are active only when the MIDI Event List window is open. MIDI Events List window shortcuts Task Enter start time ﬁeld for editing Show Event Filter dialog Go to Scroll to Edit selection Insert another event Insert note Insert Program Change Insert Controller Insert Poly Pressure Delete event in MIDI Events List Shortcut Control+Enter (on numeric keypad) Control+F Control+G Control+H Control+M Control+N Control-P Control-L Control-O Alt-click MIDI Step Input The following shortcuts are available in the MIDI Step Input window. Table 27.
Peripherals dialog shortcuts Task Go to Synchronization window Go to Machine Control window Go to MIDI Controllers window Go to Ethernet Controllers window Go to Mic Preamps window (Pro Tools HD only) Shortcut Control+1 Control+2 Control+3 Control+4 Control+5 16 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools .Table 27. Preferences dialog shortcuts Task Session Setup window Shortcut Control+2 (on the numeric keypad) Peripherals Dialog Table 30. Options menu command shortcuts Task Transport Online Video Track Online Auto-Spot regions Shortcut Control+J Control+Shift+J Control+P Additional Options menu commands in Playback and Recording (Table 3 on page 2) Setup Menu Commands Table 29. MIDI Step Input shortcuts Task Toggle Tuplet on/off Next step Undo step Nudge forward Nudge back Select Main Location indicator Edit Selection indicators Shortcut 3 Enter 0 + – = / Options Menu Commands Table 28.
) Alt+O Alt+J Alt+Shift+J Control+1 (on numeric keypad) Control+3 (on numeric keypad) Control+4 (on numeric keypad) Control+5 (on numeric keypad) Control+6 (on numeric keypad) Control+7 (on numeric keypad) Control+9 (on numeric keypad) Zoom Table 33. Window menu command shortcuts Task Toggle Mix and Edit windows Show Task Manager window Show Workspace browser Show Project browser Bring to Front Send to Back Show Transport window Show Big Counter window Show Automation Enable window Show Memory Locations window Machine Track Arming window Universe window (Pro Tools HD only) QuickTime Movie or Avid Video window Shortcut Control+Equal (=) Alt+Apostrophe (‘) Alt+Semi-Colon (. Zoom shortcuts Task Horizontal zoom in or out Vertical zoom in or out (Audio) Shortcut Control+ ] or [ Control+Alt+ ] or [ Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools 17 .Preferences Dialog Table 31. Preferences dialog shortcuts Task Go to Display window Go to Operation window Go to Editing window Go to Automation window Go to Processing window Go to MIDI window Go to Machine Control window Shortcut Control+1 Control+2 Control+3 Control+4 Control+5 Control+6 Control+7 Window Menu Commands Table 32.
3. or Zoom preset number (1. 3. new location 18 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools . without moving any tick-based data Import Audio Dialog Table 35. 4. or 5 on QWERTY keyboard in Commands Keyboard Focus) Maximum zoom before waveform drawn from disk Zoom Toggle Zoom presets 1–5 Memory Locations and Markers Table 34.)+Memory Location number+Period (. Import Audio dialog shortcuts Task Start/stop audition of currently selected audio ﬁle or region Add currently selected audio region or ﬁle to list Convert and import selected audio region/ﬁles Remove currently selected audio ﬁles/regions from Regions to Import ﬁeld Remove all audio ﬁles/regions from Regions in Current File ﬁeld Random-access fwd/rew search selected ﬁle Shortcut Spacebar Alt+S (if audio ﬁle has the same sample rate and bit depth as the current session) Alt+O Alt+R Alt+V Drag slider to. 4. 2. Zoom shortcuts Task Vertical zoom in or out (MIDI) Fill window with selection View entire session Zoom vertical and horizontal axis Zoom to previous orientation Shortcut Control+Shift+ ] or [ Alt-click on Zoomer tool or Alt+F Double-click on Zoomer tool or Alt+A Hold down Control key while dragging Zoomer tool Alt-click on any Horizontal Zoom In or Out button. 2. or Memory Location number+Period (.Table 33. Memory Locations shortcuts Task Create Memory Location Reset a Memory Location Delete Memory Location Recall a Memory Location using the numeric keypad Shortcut Enter (on numeric keypad) Start-click on Memory Location button Alt-Left-click on a Memory Location button Period (.) (Classic mode) Start-Shift-drag the Song Start Marker Move only the Song Start Marker. or Audio or MIDI Zoom In or Out button Control-click on Zoomer tool (faster drawing from RAM) Start+E Start+Zoom preset number (1. or 5 on QWERTY keyboard).) (Transport or Shuttle mode). or click at.
Plug-In Settings Librarian Menu shortcuts Task Save settings Copy settings Paste settings Switch between Librarian Settings subfolders in the Plug-in Settings dialog Switch between settings ﬁles in the Plug-In Settings dialog Shortcut Control+Shift+S Control+Shift+C Control+Shift+V Control+Up/Down Arrow keys Up/Down or Left/Right Arrow keys Plug-In Controls Table 37. Mixing shortcuts Task Make track active/inactive Set all faders to their automation null points Reset a control to default value Volume/Peak/Channel Delay amount Shortcut Control-Start-click Track Type icon in Mix window Alt-click on either AutoMatch indicator Alt-click on control Control-click on Track Volume/Peak/Channel Delay indicator Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools 19 . Table 36.Table 35. Target Plug-In window shortcuts Task Change plug-in control setting in parameter ﬁeld Move down/up to next/previous parameter ﬁelds Increase/decrease slider value Input value without leaving ﬁeld Enter value and exit Keyboard Entry mode For ﬁelds that support kHz (kiloHertz) Shortcut Click mouse in text ﬁeld and type desired value Tab or Shift+Tab Up/Down Arrow keys Enter (on numeric keypad) Enter Type “k” after number (multiplies by 1000) Mixing Table 38. Import Audio dialog shortcuts Task Move between ﬁle windows Done Cancel Shortcut Tab Alt+E Escape Plug-In Settings Librarian The following shortcuts apply in the current target plug-in (Target icon is lit in plug-in window).
or Track Compensation indicator Numeric Entry The following keyboard shortcuts apply to: current Location Counter. Subsequent presses toggle through ﬁelds vertically Alt+Forward Slash (/) (on numeric keypad). Subsequent presses toggle through ﬁelds Comma (.Table 38. Spot dialog. Mixing shortcuts Task Clear peak or clip-hold from meter Peak counter reset in Headroom indicator mode Bypass plug-in insert Bypass Send mute Toggle Send display between “All” and “Individual” Bypass Delay Compensation View indicators (Pro Tools HD only) Shortcut Click on indicator Click on Headroom indicator Control-click on insert name in Inserts View Control-click on send name in Sends View Control-click on Send selector Start-Control-click on Plug-In Delay. Numeric Entry shortcuts Task Edit Current Location and Big Counters Edit Start/End/Length ﬁelds (Edit window) Shortcut Asterisk (*) (on numeric keypad) Forward Slash (/) (on numeric keypad). Transport window time fields. Hold down key for continued input. and the Big Counter.) Left/Right Arrow keys Plus (+) or Minus (–) keys followed by offset number (subtraction not supported in Bars|Beats) Up/Down Arrow keys Retype value Increment/decrement the current sub-unit Clear entered numeric value and stay in Time Entry mode Apply entered numeric value and exit Time Entry mode Clear entered numeric value and exit Time Entry mode Enter Esc (Escape) key Note: When Time Code is the selected time scale. 20 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools . initiating a time entry highlights entire ﬁeld.) Initiate time entry in Transport window ﬁelds Capture incoming time code in Session Setup window (with Start ﬁeld selected) Capture incoming time code in Spot dialog and Time Stamp Selected dialog Move sub-unit selection to the right Move sub-unit selection to the left/right Calculator Entry mode Equals (=). Period (. User Offset. and numeric values are entered right to left. Start/End/Length fields in the Edit window. Table 39.
Table 40.Text Entry The following keyboard shortcuts apply to: naming channel strips. Delete. Pan. Miscellaneous shortcuts Task Increase or decrease track height Set all tracks to selected record drive in Disk Allocation dialog Display Playlist selector (requires selection start or ﬂashing insertion point match user time stamp of region) Display and adjust the AFL/PFL Path fader while in AFL/PFL mode (Pro Tools HD only) Close all open Plug-In. Text Entry shortcuts Task Move down or up rows Move to beginning or end of edit contents Move single letters at a time across a name label Select entire word Select entire line Shortcut Tab or Shift+Tab Up/Down Arrow keys or Home/End keys Left/Right Arrow keys Double-click on word Triple-click on a word in the line Miscellaneous Table 41. Compact) Close all open Plug-In. or Alt+F4 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools 21 . Pan. the Get Info dialog and I/O Setup path names. and Mic Pre windows Access Playback Engine dialog during Pro Tools launch Bypass repeat dialogs when multiple items are changed by single operation (such as Clear. Send. and Mic Pre windows Close active Mix or Edit window (if both are open) or active browser (if two for more browsers are open) Quit Pro Tools Shortcut Start+Up/Down Arrow keys Alt-click on record drive Control-click with Selector tool at start or current cursor location Control-click a Solo button Control+Option+W Hold down N key while launching Pro Tools Alt-click “Proceed” button in dialog Control+Alt+W Control+F4 Control+Q. Send.
Or. or 5 (on QWERTY keyboard) 6/7 (on QWERTY keyboard) 8/9 (on QWERTY keyboard) O (on QWERTY keyboard) 0 Minus (–) key (on QWERTY keyboard) = Q W E R T Y U I H J 22 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools . 3. click the Commands Keyboard Focus button in the Edit window so that it remains lit. Commands Keyboard Focus mode shortcuts Task Zoom presets 1–5 Play to/from edit start by pre/post-roll value Play to/from edit end by pre/post roll amount Copy Edit selection to Timeline selection Copy Timeline selection to Edit selection (Pro Tools HD only) Toggle pre-deﬁned common Track Views (audio track = Waveform and Volume. 2. use the Start key in combination with the single keys listed below. Table 43. Keyboard Focus shortcuts Task Commands Keyboard Focus Region List Keyboard Focus Group List Keyboard Focus Shortcut Control+Alt+1 Control+Alt+2 Control+Alt+3 Commands Keyboard Focus Mode To use the following single key shortcuts. MIDI track = Notes and Regions.Keyboard Focus Table 42. Instrument tracks = Notes and Regions) Capture Time Code Center Timeline selection start Center Timeline selection end Zoom Toggle Zoom Out horizontally Zoom In horizontally Snap start (of selected region) to time code (Pro Tools HD only) Snap sync point (of selected region) to time code (Pro Tools HD only) Snap end (of selected region) to time code (Pro Tools HD only) Snap start (of selected region) to playhead Snap sync point (of selected region) to playhead (Pro Tools HD only) Shortcut 1. 4.
(Semi-Colon) L ‘ (Apostrophe) ] [ A S D F G Z X C V B N Comma (. Nudge Timeline selection (Link Timeline and Edit Selection disabled) or Nudge region (Link Timeline and Edit Selection enabled) Nudge forward by Nudge value. Nudge Timeline selection (Link Timeline and Edit Selection disabled) or Nudge region (Link Timeline and Edit Selection enabled) Nudge forward by next larger Nudge value.Table 43.) M / (Forward Slash) (on QWERTY keyboard) Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools 23 . Nudge Timeline selection (Link Timeline and Edit Selection disabled) or Nudge region (Link Timeline and Edit Selection enabled) Shortcut K P .) Period (. Commands Keyboard Focus mode shortcuts Task Snap end (of selected region) to playhead (Pro Tools HD only) Move Edit selection up Move Edit selection down Tab back Tab forward Play Timeline Selection (Pro Tools HD only) Play Edit Selection Trim Start to Insertion Trim End to Insertion Fade to Start (available if no selection) Fade (without showing Fades dialog) Fade to End (available if no selection) Undo Cut Copy Paste Separate Timeline Insertion follows Playback (disable/enable) Nudge back by Nudge value. Nudge Timeline selection (Link Timeline and Edit Selection disabled) or Nudge region (Link Timeline and Edit Selection enabled) Nudge back by next large Nudge value.
Table 44. DigiBase Browser and window shortcuts Task Opens the Workspace browser Opens the Task Manager window Opens or closes the Project browser Brings all browsers to the foreground Sends all browsers to the back Cycle to previous/next browsers Zoom presets in the Edit window Shortcut Alt+Semi-Colon Alt+Apostrophe (‘) Alt+O Alt+J Alt+Shift+J Control+Left/Right Arrow keys Start+1. 2. as noted. Text Entry shortcuts Task Scroll horizontally Fine-tune scroll (Fine Adjust mode) Zoom in/out of timeline Zoom in/out of waveforms Shortcut Shift+Scroll Wheel Control+Scroll Wheel Alt+Scroll Wheel in timeline (press Alt again when done scrolling) Alt+Shift+Scroll Wheel in timeline DigiBase Shortcuts The following shortcuts are available only in DigiBase windows. DigiBase Browser and Window Keyboard Shortcuts Table 45. DigiBase auditioning shortcuts Task Browser Item: Starts or stops auditioning from head Shortcut Spacebar – or – Audio Import dialog: Starts or stops auditioning from head Browser Item: Starts or stops loop auditioning from head Import Audio dialog: Starts or stops auditioning Alt+Spacebar Alt+P 24 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools . 3. or 5 – or – View presets in DigiBase browsers DigiBase Auditioning Keyboard Shortcuts Table 46. 4.Scroll Wheel Commands The following keyboard shortcuts apply to moving scrollbars on systems with a scroll wheel.
DigiBase Delete or Duplicate shortcuts Task Region List: Deletes a Region from the timeline Shortcut Delete – or – Browser Item: Deletes items from the browser/disk Deletes locked ﬁles selected in a browser Deletes any selected browser item.DigiBase Delete or Duplicate Keyboard Shortcuts Table 47. and closes the Search pane – or – Browser Close Box: Closes all open browsers Column Header: Hides a column for the individual browser Browser Back Button: Opens the navigation menu Control-Alt-click Control-click – or – Browser Items: Selects discontiguous items – or – Column Headers: Selects discontinuous column headers – or – Browser Up Button: Opens menu for navigating up several levels. and suppresses any warning dialog Creates duplicates of any selected ﬁles Control+Delete Alt+Delete Control+D DigiBase Mouse Click Keyboard Shortcuts Table 48. and sort order – or – Region List: Select a region without changing which region is highlighted in Timeline Browser Items: Opens a new window and leaves the original window open Control-double-click Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools 25 . DigiBase mouse click shortcuts Task Selects contiguous items in a browser Shortcut Shift-click – or – Selects a range of contiguous column headers Selects all of the ﬁles in a multichannel ﬁle in a browser Column Headers: Makes a secondary sort order Alt-Shift-click Alt-click – or – Region List: Auditions a ﬁle – or – Browser Find Button: Cancels a search. – or – Browser View Preset Buttons: Stores column order and width.
from Name or Icon: Snaps to head – or – Browser Audio File. from Waveform Display: Spots to temporary sync point Browser Audio File to Timeline: Snaps to head and copies the audio ﬁle to the session’s Audio Files folder Region List: Snaps to sync point Start-Alt-drag and drop Start-Shift-drag and drop – or – Browser Item: Snaps to sync point Browser Item: Snaps to sync point and copies the audio ﬁle to the session’s Audio Files folder Region List: Snaps to tail Start-Alt-Shift-drag and drop Start-Control-drag and drop – or – Browser Item: Snaps to tail Browser Item: Snaps to tail and copies the audio ﬁle to the session’s Audio Files folder Browser Item: Spots with variable cursor Browser Item: Spots with variable cursor and copies the audio ﬁle to the session’s Audio Files folder Start-Control-Alt drag and drop Start-Control-Shift drag and drop Start-Control-Alt-Shift-drag and drop 26 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools . DigiBase drag and drop shortcuts Task Browser Item: From one folder to another folder on the same volume will create a copy of that item in the target location Alt-drag and drop Shortcut – or – Browser Media File to Region List or Timeline: Creates a copy of the media ﬁle in the session’s Audio Files folder Browser File: Imports to Timeline and creates a new track.DigiBase Drag and Drop Keyboard Shortcuts Table 49. Waveform Display: Sets sync point and spots to Timeline Shift-drag and drop Control-drag and drop – or – Region List: Opens the Replace Region dialog Waveform Display: Sets the sync point and spots to the Timeline and copies the audio ﬁle Region List: Snaps to head Control-Alt-drag and drop Start-drag and drop – or – Browser Audio File.
a division of Avid Technology. Digidesign. PN 9329-17740-00 REV A 11/05 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Pro Tools 27 . and Pro Tools are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology. All rights reserved. and availability are subject to change without notice. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. This guide may not be duplicated in whole or in part without the express written consent of Digidesign. specifications. in the US and other countries. system requirements. Inc. Product features. DigiBase navigation shortcuts Task Selection up Selection down Scroll Page up Scroll Page down Scroll to top of browser Scroll to bottom of browser Scroll to track Up one browser level (same as Up Arrow icon) Open folder (same window) Open folder (new window) Open Show/Hide icon Close Show/Hide icon Cycle to next or previous browser Enter/exit Name Edit ﬁeld Revert to original text Open/close Search Pane Move to next Search ﬁeld Move to previous Search ﬁeld Shortcut Up Arrow key Down Arrow key Page Up Page Down Home End Control+Alt+F Control+Up Arrow key Control+Down Arrow key Control+Option+Down Arrow key Right Arrow key Left Arrow key Control+Left/Right Arrow keys Enter Escape (Esc) key Control+F Tab Shift+Tab © 2005 Digidesign. Inc.DigiBase Navigation Shortcuts Table 50. Avid.
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