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Pro Tools Shortcuts Guide

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Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to Pro Tools Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Chapter 2. Global Keyboard Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Parameter Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Toggle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Fine Adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Multi-Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Chapter 3. Edit Window and Mix Window Keyboard Shortcuts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5


Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Transport Mode (Numeric Keypad) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Shuttle Mode (Numeric Keypad) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Scrub (Jog)/Shuttle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Auditioning (Transport = Pro Tools). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Auditioning (Transport = MMC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Edit Modes and Edit Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Edit Selection, Definition, and Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Editing, Nudging and Trimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Clip Gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Track Compositing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 File Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Quick Setup and New Session Dialog Boxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Missing Files Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Edit Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Memory Locations and Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Automation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Fades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Fades Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 View Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Track Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 New Tracks Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Clip Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Clip List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
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Track List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Mix Group List and Edit Group List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Create Group and Modify Group Dialogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Elastic Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Event Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 MIDI Events List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Step Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Options Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Peripherals Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Preferences Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Window Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Window Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Import Audio Dialog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Chapter 4. DigiBase Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39


Global DigiBase Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Auditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Delete or Duplicate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Mouse Click . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Drag and Drop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Chapter 5. Deck Control Command Shortcuts (Pro Tools HD with MachineControl) . . . . 45


General Deck Control Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Deck Control when Transport = Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Chapter 6. Right-Click Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47


Mix Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Edit Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Transport Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Universe Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 MIDI Editor Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Score Editor Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Video Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 DigiBase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

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Pro Tools Shortcuts Guide

Chapter 1: Introduction to Pro Tools Shortcuts

For increased operational speed and ease of use, there are many Pro Tools keyboard and Right-click shortcuts to give you fast access to a wide variety of tasks.
Menu commands that have a keyboard shortcut display their keyboard shortcut on-screen, to the right of the menu command.
Conventions Used in Documentation

Pro Tools documentation uses the following conventions to indicate menu choices and key commands:
Convention File > Save Session Command+N/Control+N Action Choose Save Session from the File menu. Hold down the Command (Apple) key (Mac) or the Control (Ctrl) key (Windows) and press the N key. Hold down the Option key and press the Plus (+) or Minus () key (on numeric keypad or computer, as noted). Hold down the Command key and click the mouse button. Click with the right mouse button.

Option+Plus/Minus (+/) keys

Command-click (Mac Only) Right-click

Chapter 1: Introduction to Pro Tools Shortcuts

Pro Tools Shortcuts Guide

Chapter 2: Global Keyboard Shortcuts

Global keyboard shortcuts apply to many functions in Pro Tools (such as changing a parameter).

Parameter Change
Pro Tools provides global keyboard shortcuts for changing the following parameters: Automation mode Monitor mode playlist enable record, solo and mute enable record and solo safes inserting plug-ins
Actions Change parameter on all channel strips Change parameter on all selected channel strips Mac Option+applicable function (applicable functions listed above) Option+Shift+applicable function (applicable functions listed directly above) Windows Alt+applicable function (applicable functions listed above) Alt+Shift+applicable function (applicable functions listed above)

I/O, bus, send assignment volume/peak indicator extend Edit or Timeline selection track height clear clip meter

Chapter 2: Global Keyboard Shortcuts

Toggle
Pro Tools provides global keyboard shortcuts for changing the following parameters: Tracks in Track List Group enables/activation
Actions Toggle item and set all others to same new state Toggle item and set all others to opposite state Mac Option-click on applicable item (applicable items listed above) Command-click on applicable item (applicable items listed directly above)

Memory Location parameters Automation Enable window


Windows Alt-click on applicable item (applicable items listed above) Control-click on applicable item (applicable items listed above)

Fine Adjustment
Pro Tools provides global keyboard shortcuts for the following types of fine adjustment: Plug-in parameter editing fader movement
Actions Fine tune an item (Fine Adjust mode) Mac Command-click on applicable fader/pot/breakpoint function (applicable functions listed above)

scrubbing automation data trimming


Windows Control-click on applicable fader/pot/breakpoint function (applicable functions listed above)

Multi-Select
Pro Tools provides global keyboard shortcuts for selecting the following items: Tracks Clips in Clip List
Actions Select multiple contiguous items (tracks, Clips, paths) Mac Click to select first item, then Shift-click another to select all similar items between (applicable items listed above) Click to select first item, then Command-click to select the next item (applicable items listed above) Windows Click to select first item, then Shift-click another to select all similar items between (applicable items listed above) Click to select first item, then Control-click another to select the next item (applicable items listed above)

paths in I/O Setup

Select multiple non-contiguous items (tracks, Clips, paths)

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Chapter 3: Edit Window and Mix Window Keyboard Shortcuts

Pro Tools provides keyboard shortcuts for many Edit window and Mix window operations, as well as many Transport commands.

Playback
Action Start/stop playback Half-speed playback Pause (pre-prime deck for instant playback and record) Mac Spacebar Shift+Spacebar Control+Spacebar, or Optionclick, on Transport Play button Command+J, or Option+Spacebar Left/Right Arrow keys (when selection exceeds window view) Option+[ Command+Transport Rewind button or Transport Fast Forward button Windows Spacebar Shift+Spacebar Start+Spacebar, or Alt-click on Transport Play button

Enable/disable online playback

Ctrl+J, or Alt+Spacebar

Center on selection start/end

Left/Right Arrow keys (when selection exceeds window view) Alt+[ Ctrl+Transport Rewind button or Transport Fast Forward button

Play Edit selection Back/Forward (move the playback location backwards/forwards by the Back/Forward amount) (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Back/Forward and Play (move the playback location backwards/forwards by Back/ Forward amount and then begin playback) (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Extend a selection backwards by the Back/Forward amount (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only)

Command+Option+Transport Rewind button or Transport Fast Forward button

Ctrl+Alt+Transport Rewind button or Transport Fast Forward button

Shift+Command+Transport Rewind button or Transport Fast Forward button

Shift+Ctrl+ Transport Rewind button or Transport Fast Forward button

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Action Extend the selection backwards by the Back/Forward amount and begin playback (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Loop playback toggle

Mac Shift+Command+Option+ Transport Rewind button or Transport Fast Forward button Command+Shift+L, or Control-click on Transport Play button Command+Control+P Command+Backslash (\)

Windows Shift+Ctrl+Alt+Transport Rewind button or Transport Fast Forward button

Ctrl+Shift+L, or Start-click on Transport Play button

Dynamic Transport Mode toggle Transport Master toggle (Pro Tools/Machine/MMC) Solo-safe track

Ctrl+Start+P Ctrl+Backslash (\)

Command-click on track Solo

Ctrl-click on track Solo

Recording
Action Start record Mac Command+Spacebar, F12, or 3 (on numeric keypad)* Spacebar Command+Period (.) Windows Ctrl+Spacebar, or F12, or 3 (on numeric keypad) Spacebar Ctrl+Period (.)

Stop record Stop record and discard recording take (not undoable) Half-speed record

Command+Shift+Spacebar, or Shift+F12* Command+Option+ Spacebar* Command-click on track Record Enable button Control-click on Transport Record Enable button

Ctrl+Shift+Spacebar, or Shift+F12 Ctrl+Alt+Spacebar

Enable/disable online record

Record-safe track

Ctrl-click on track Record Enable button Start-click on Transport Record Enable button

Cycle through record modes: normal, Destructive, Loop, QuickPunch, TrackPunch, DestructivePunch Loop Record toggle TrackPunch toggle (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) QuickPunch toggle

Option+L Command+Shift+T

Alt+L Ctrl+Shift+T

Command+Shift+P

Ctrl+Shift+P

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Action Enter/Exit record during playback in QuickPunch

Mac Command+Spacebar, F12, or click Transport Record button* Control-click the tracks Record Enable button

Windows Ctrl+Spacebar, F12, or click Transport Record Enable button Start-click the tracks Record Enable button

DestructivePunch or TrackPunch enable/disable an audio track (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) DestructivePunch or TrackPunch enable/disable all audio tracks (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) DestructivePunch or TrackPunch enable/disable all selected audio tracks (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Simultaneously DestructivePunch or TrackPunch enable/disable and record enable/disable all audio tracks (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Simultaneously DestructivePunch or TrackPunch enable/disable and record enable/disable all selected audio tracks (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Temporarily force all VCA slave tracks to toggle their record enable status (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Temporarily force all VCA slave tracks to toggle their Track Input status (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Enable or disable pre/post-roll time Set and enable pre/post-roll time

Option-Control-click a tracks Record Enable button

Alt-Start-click a tracks Record Enable button

Control-Option-Shift-click a tracks Record Enable button

Start-Alt-Shift-click a tracks Record Enable button

Option-click a tracks Record Enable button

Alt-click a tracks Record Enable button

Option-Shift-click a tracks Record Enable button

Alt-Shift-click a tracks Record Enable button

Option-click the VCA Record Enable button

Alt-click the VCA Record Enable button

Option-click the VCA TrackInput button

Alt-click the VCA TrackInput button

Command+K Option-click with Selector before or after selection Option-click within selection closer to front or back

Ctrl+K Alt-click with Selector tool before or after selection Alt-click within selection closer to front or back

Disable and set to zero pre/post-roll time

*Some Pro Tools recording shortcuts use the same key commands as some Mac OS X shortcuts. If you want to retain use of these key commands in Pro Tools, these Mac OS X shortcuts must be disabled.
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Transport Mode (Numeric Keypad)


The following shortcuts apply when you select Numeric Keypad: Transport in the Operations Preferences page.
Action 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 Mac 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Windows 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

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Shuttle Mode (Numeric Keypad)


(Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit Only)

The following shortcuts apply when you select Shuttle mode in the Operations Preferences page.
Action 1 x Forward playback speed 1 x Rewind playback speed 4 x Forward playback speed 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 Mac 6 4 9 7 3 1 5+6 5+4 8+9 8+7 2+3 2+1 0 Period (.)+Memory Location+Period (.) Windows 6 4 9 7 3 1 5+6 5+4 8+9 8+7 2+3 2+1 0 Period (.)+Memory Location+Period (.)

Chapter 3: Edit Window and Mix Window Keyboard Shortcuts

Scrub (Jog)/Shuttle
Action Temporary Scrub mode when using Selector Extend selection while scrubbing Mac Control-click and drag Shift-click and drag with the Scrubber tool, (also in temporary Scrub mode) Option-click-drag with Scrubber tool, (also in temporary Scrub mode) Control+number key 19 (1=minimum, 5=real-time, 9=maximum) Plus/Minus (+/) keys For example, Control+ number+Minus () key 0 (press number key to resume shuttle) Spacebar or Escape (Esc) key Windows Start-click and drag Shift-click and drag with the Scrubber, (also in temporary Scrub mode) Alt-click-drag with Scrubber, (also in temporary Scrub mode) Start+number key 19 (1=minimum, 5=real-time, 9=maximum) Plus/Minus (+/) keys For example, Start+ number+Minus () key 0 (press number key to resume shuttle) Spacebar or Escape (Esc) key

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)

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Auditioning (Transport = Pro Tools)


The following shortcuts are active only when Transport = Pro Tools.
Action 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- and post-roll value through selection start/end Mac Option+ Left/Right Arrow keys Command+ Left/Right Arrow keys Windows Alt+ Left/Right Arrow keys Ctrl+ Left/Right Arrow keys

Command+Option+ Left/Right Arrow keys

Ctrl+Alt+ Left/Right Arrow keys

Auditioning (Transport = MMC)


The following shortcuts are active only when Transport = MMC.
Action Cue Transport to selection start/end Mac Command+ Left/Right Arrow keys Option+ Left/Right Arrow keys Windows Ctrl+Left/Right Arrow keys

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

Alt+Left/Right Arrow keys

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Edit Modes and Edit Tools


Action Shuffle mode Mac F1, or Alt+1 (on computer keyboard) F2, or Alt+2 (on computer keyboard) F3, or Alt+3 (on computer keyboard) F4, or Alt+4 (on computer keyboard) Shfit+F4 Windows F1, or Option+1 (on computer keyboard) F2, or Option+2 (on computer keyboard) F3, or Option+3 (on computer keyboard) F4,or Option+4 (on computer keyboard) Shfit+F4

Slip mode

Spot mode

Grid mode

Enable Snap To Grid while in another Edit mode Enable Snap to Grid and Shuffle mode Enable Snap to Grid and Slip mode Enable Snap to Grid and Spot mode Zoomer tool

F1+F4 F2+F4 F3+F4 F5, or Command+1 (on computer keyboard) F6, or Command+2 (on computer keyboard) F7, or Command+3 (on computer keyboard) F8, or Command+4 (on computer keyboard) F9, or Command+5 (on computer keyboard, if Mac OS X Expose is disabled) F10, or Command+6 (on computer keyboard, if Mac OS X Expose is disabled) F6+F7, F7+F8, or Command+7 (on computer keyboard) Single Open Quote () key, located above the Tab key

F1+F4 F2+F4 F3+F4 F5, or Ctrl+1 (on computer keyboard) F6, or Ctrl+2 (on computer keyboard) F7, or Ctrl+3 (on computer keyboard) F8, or Ctrl+4 (on computer keyboard) F9, or Ctrl+5 (on computer keyboard)

Trimmer tool

Selector tool

Grabber tool

Scrubber tool

Pencil tool

F10, or Ctrl+6 (on computer keyboard)

Smart Tool

F6+F7, F7+F8, or Ctrl+7 (on computer keyboard)

Cycle through Edit modes

Single Open Quote () key, located above the Tab key

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Action Cycle through Edit tools

Mac Escape (Esc) key

Windows Escape (Esc) key, or Center-click Ctrl-click the Shuffle button

Lock out or unlock Shuffle Mode

Command-click the Shuffle button

Edit Selection, Definition, and Navigation


Action Enable or disable Tab to Transients command Locate cursor to next transient Mac Command+Option+Tab Tab (if Tab to Transient enabled) Option+Tab (if Tab to Transient enabled) Tab (if Tab to Transients is disabled) Option+Tab (if Tab to Transients is disabled) Control+Tab Control+Option+Tab Control+Return Shift+Control+Return Shift+Tab Option+Shift+Tab Control+Shift+Tab Control+Shift+Option+Tab Return Option+Return Shift+Return Option+Shift+Return Shift+Forward Slash (/) Down/Up Arrow keys Windows Ctrl+Alt+Tab Tab (if Tab to Transient enabled) Ctrl+Tab (if Tab to Transient enabled) Tab (if Tab to Transients is disabled) Ctrl+Tab (if Tab to Transients is disabled) Start+Tab Start+Ctrl+Tab or Start+Ctrl Start+Enter Shift+Start+Enter Shift+Tab Ctrl+Shift+Tab Start+Shift+Tab Start+Shift+Ctrl+Tab Enter Ctrl+Enter Shift+Enter Ctrl+Shift+Enter Shift+Forward Slash (/) Down/Up Arrow keys
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Locate cursor to previous transient

Locate cursor to next Clip-boundary/sync point Locate cursor to previous Clip boundary/sync point Go to and select next Clip Go to and select previous Clip Go to Song Start Extend selection to Song Start Extend selection to next Clip-boundary Extend selection to previous Clip-boundary Extend selection to include next Clip Extend selection to include previous Clip 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

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Action Set selection start/end to incoming time code while stopped Select entire Clip in Edit window

Mac Down/Up Arrow keys

Windows Down/Up Arrow keys

Double-click with Selector

Double-click with Selector tool Triple-click with Selector tool, or single-click in track and press Ctrl+A Enter, then press Ctrl+A

Select entire track in Edit window

Triple-click with Selector, or single-click in track and press Command+A Return, then press Command+A Enable All Edit group and Shift-click on any other track Command+Control+ Option+Apostrophe () Command+Control+ Option+L Command+Control+ Option+Shift+ Apostrophe () Command+Control+ Option+Shift+L Option+Shift+E

Select all Clips in all tracks in Edit window

Extend cursor or selection across all tracks

Enable All Edit group and Shift-click on any other track Ctrl+Alt+Start+Apostrophe ()

Move the selection forward by the selection amount Move the selection backward by the selection amount Double the length of the Edit selection

Ctrl+Alt+Start+L

Ctrl+Alt+Start+Shift+ Apostrophe () Ctrl+Alt+Start+Shift+L

Halve the length of the selection

Cancel Zoom toggle and remain at the same zoom level Fit all shown tracks in the Edit window

Alt+Shift+E

Command+Option+Control+Up arrow or Down arrow Shift+R

Ctrl+Alt+Start+Up arrow or Down arrow Shift+R

Record enable tracks that contain the Edit cursor or Edit selection TrackInput Monitor enable tracks that contain the Edit cursor or Edit selection (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Solo tracks that contain the Edit cursor or Edit selection Mute tracks that contain the Edit cursor or Edit selection Move the insertion to the beginning of the Edit selection

Shift+I

Shift+I

Shift+S

Shift+S

Shift+M

Shift+M

Down arrow

Down arrow

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Action Move the insertion to the end of the Edit selection Increase or decrease the height of any lane that contains the Edit cursor or an Edit selection

Mac Up arrow

Windows Up arrow

Control+Up/Down Arrow

Start+Up/Down Arrow

Editing, Nudging and Trimming


In the following shortcuts, the Plus/Minus (+/) key usage is on the numeric keypad only.
Action Change Grid value Mac Control+Option+Plus/Minus (+/) keys Command+Option+ Plus/Minus (+/) keys Minus () key (on numeric keypad), or Comma (,) (in Commands Keyboard Focus) Plus (+) key (on numeric keypad), or Period (.) (in Commands Keyboard Focus) Shift+Plus/Minus (+/) keys Windows Start+Alt+ Plus/Minus (+/) keys Ctrl+Alt+ Plus/Minus (+/) keys Minus () key (on numeric keypad), or Comma (,) (in Commands Keyboard Focus) Plus (+) key (on numeric keypad), or Period (.) (in Commands Keyboard Focus) Shift+Plus/Minus (+/) keys

Change Nudge value

Nudge back by next Nudge value (Nudge Edit selection and any Clips entirely inside the Edit selection) Nudge forward by next Nudge value (Nudge Edit selection and any Clips 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 Clip to right/left by Nudge value (keeps Clip 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 Clip to right/left by Nudge value Trim right edge of Clip to right/left by Nudge value Reverse Trimmer tool direction when trimming Clip

Control+Plus/Minus (+/) keys

Start+Plus/Minus (+/) keys

Option+Shift+Plus/Minus (+/) keys Command+Shift+Plus/Minus (+/) keys Option+Plus/Minus (+/) keys Command+Plus/Minus (+/) keys Option+Trimmer tool

Alt+Shift+Plus/Minus (+/) keys Ctrl+Shift+Plus/Minus (+/) keys Alt+Plus/Minus (+/) keys

Ctrl+Plus/Minus (+/) keys

Alt+Trimmer tool

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Action Trim up to, but not over, adjacent Clips

Mac Hold down Control key while trimming Option-click selection and drag to destination Backspace or Delete (on computer keyboard) Control-click to move audio Clip with Grabber tool Control-click new Clip with Grabber tool Control-Shift-click Clip containing the sync point with Grabber tool Command-Control-click new Clip with Grabber tool

Windows Hold down Start key while trimming Alt-click selection and drag to destination Backspace or Delete (on computer keyboard) Start-click to move audio Clip with Grabber tool Start-click new Clip with Grabber tool Start-Shift-click Clip containing the sync point with Grabber tool Ctrl-Start-click new Clip with Grabber tool

Duplicate Clip(s) in Edit Window

Delete selection in playlist

Constrain audio Clip to vertical movement

Snap Clip start to stationary playhead or Edit selection start Snap Clip sync point to stationary playhead or Edit selection start

Snap Clip end to stationary playhead or Edit selection end

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Clip Gain
Action Show or hide the Clip Gain Line Show or hide Clip Gain Info Add a Clip Gain breakpoint at the current Edit location Nudge the selected clip gain up Nudge the selected clip gain down Nudge the selected clip gain back Mac Control+Shift+Hyphen (-) Control+Shift+Equals (=) Control+Shift+E Windows Start+Shift+Hyphen (-) Start+Shift+Equals (=) Start+Shift+E

Control+Shift+Up Arrow Control+Shift+Down Arrow Control+Shift+Minus (), Control+Shift+M, or Control+Shift+Comma (,) Control+Shift+Plus (+), Control+Shift+Period (.), or Control+Shift+Slash (/) Control+Shift+B Control+Shift+X Control+Shift+C Command+V

Start+Shift+Up Arrow Start+Shift+Down Arrow Start+Shift+Minus (), Start+Shift+M, or Start+Shift++Comma (,) Start+Shift+Plus (+), Start+Shift+Period (.), or Start+Shift+Slash (/) Start+Shift+B Start+Shift+X Start+Shift+C Control+V

Nudge the selected clip gain forward

Clear Clip Gain Cut Clip Gain Copy Clip Gain Paste Clip Gain

Track Compositing
The following shortcuts apply to track Playlist lanes in the Edit window.
Action Solo the Playlist lane containing the Edit cursor Move the Edit cursor up and down through Playlist lanes Copy the selection to the main Playlist Create a new playlist for the first selected track in the session Create a new playlist for each track in the session Mac Shift+S Windows Shift+S

Control+P and Control+ Semicolon (;) Option+Control+V Control+\

Start+P and Start+ Semicolon (;) Alt+Start+V Start+\

Control+Option+\

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Action Create a new playlist for each selected track in the session Duplicate the main playlist for the first selected track in the session Duplicate the main playlist for each track in the session Duplicate the main playlist for each selected track in the session

Mac Control+Option+Shift+\

Windows Start+Alt+Shift+\

Command+Control+\

Control+Start+\

Command+Option+Control+\

Control+Alt+Start+\

Command+Option+ Control+Shift+\

Control+Alt+Start+Shift+\

Zoom
Action Horizontal zoom in or out Zoom to show entire session horizontally without affecting vertical zoom or scrolling Zoom in horizontally on a selection without affecting vertical zoom or scrolling Vertical zoom to show default waveform height (Audio) Incrementally zoom vertically on all audio tracks Vertical zoom in or out (MIDI) Vertical zoom to show all notes (lowest to highest) in MIDI and Instrument (MIDI) Vertical zoom to show all tracks Horizontal zoom to show all tracks Horizontal zoom and scroll timeline excluding MIDI events Horizontal zoom to selection, including MIDI events Continuously zoom vertically on a single audio track (or group of tracks) Mac Command+ ] or [ Command+Control+[ Windows Ctrl+ ] or [ Ctrl+Start+[

Command+Control+]

Ctrl+Start+]

Command+Option+Control+[

Ctrl+Alt+Start+[

Command+Option+ [ or ]

Ctrl+Alt+ [ or ]

Command+Shift+ ] or [ Command+Control+Shift+[

Ctrl+Shift+ ] or [ Ctrl+Start+Shift+[

Option+A Option+Control+A Option+F

Alt+A Alt+Start+A Alt+F

Option+Control+F

Alt+Start+F

Control+drag with the Zoomer tool up or down in the track

Start-drag with the Zoomer tool up or down in the track

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Action Continuously zoom vertically on all audio tracks

Mac Control+Shift+drag in an audio track with the Zoomer tool Command+Option+[ or Command+Option+] Option-click on Zoomer tool or Option+F Double-click on Zoomer tool or Option+A Command-Shift-click any of the Zoom buttons

Windows Start+Shift-drag in an audio track with the Zoomer tool

Incrementally zoom vertically on all audio tracks Fill window with selection

Press Ctrl+Alt+[ or Ctrl+Alt+ ]

Alt-click on Zoomer tool or Alt+F Double-click on Zoomer tool or Alt+A Ctrl-Shift-click any of the Zoom buttons

View entire session and reset waveform display to the default height Set all audio track waveform heights to match the waveform height of the top-most audio track in the Edit window Zoom vertical and horizontal axis

Hold down Command key while dragging the Zoomer tool Option-click on any Horizontal Zoom In or Out button, or Audio or MIDI Zoom In or Out button Command-click on Zoomer tool Control+E Option+Shift+E

Hold down Ctrl key while dragging Zoomer tool

Zoom to previous orientation

Alt-click on any Horizontal Zoom In or Out button, or Audio or MIDI Zoom In or Out button Ctrl-click on Zoomer tool)

Maximum zoom before waveform drawn from disk (faster drawing from RAM) Zoom Toggle Cancel Zoom Toggle and remain at the same zoom level Recall Zoom presets 15

Start+E Alt+Shift+E

Control+Zoom preset number (1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 on computer keyboard), or Zoom preset number (1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 on computer keyboard, in Commands Keyboard Focus) Command-click Zoom preset number in Mix Window toolbar

Start+Zoom preset number (1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 on computer keyboard), or Zoom preset number (1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 on computer keyboard in Commands Keyboard Focus) Ctrl-click Zoom preset number in Mix Window toolbar

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File Menu
Action New Session Open Session Open Recent Close session Save Session Bounce to Disk Import Session Data Import Audio Import MIDI Print Score from Pro Tools Session Mac Command+N Command+O Command+Shift+O Command+Shift+W Command+S Command+Option+B Shift+Option+I Command+Shift+I Command+Option+l Command+P Windows Ctrl+N Ctrl+O Ctrl+Shift+O Ctrl+Shift+W Ctrl+S Ctrl+Alt+B Shift+Alt+I Ctrl+Shift+I Ctrl+Alt+l Ctrl+P

Quick Setup and New Session Dialog Boxes


Action Toggle Audio File Type Toggle Bit Depth Toggle Interleaved option Toggle Sample Rate Toggle I/O Settings Toggle Quick Setup options (Quick Setup only) Mac Command+F Command+B Command+G Command+R Command+I Command+Up/Down Arrow Windows Ctrl+F Ctrl+B Ctrl+G Ctrl+R Ctrl+I Ctrl+Up/Down Arrow

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Missing Files Dialog


Action Skip all missing files Manually find and relink all missing files Automatically find and relink all missing files Regenerate missing fades Regenerate missing render files Mac Command+S Command+M Command+A Command+R Command+D Windows Ctrl+S Ctrl+M Ctrl+A Ctrl+R Ctrl+D

Edit Menu
Action Undo Redo Cut Copy Paste Clear Select All Cut Special Cut Clip Gain Copy Special Copy Clip Gain Paste Special Merge Paste Special Repeat to Fill Selection Paste Special to Current Automation Type Clear Special Clear Clip Gain Change Timeline Selection to Edit Selection Mac Command+Z Command+Shift+Z Command+X Command+C Command+V Command+B Command+A Control+Shift+X Control+Shift+C Option+M Command+Option+V Command+Control+V Control+Shift+B Option+Shift+6 (on numeric keypad) Option+Shift+5 (on numeric keypad) Option+[ Windows Ctrl+Z Ctrl+Shift+Z Ctrl+X Ctrl+C Ctrl+V Ctrl+B Ctrl+A Start+Shift+X Start+Shift+C Alt+M Ctrl+Alt+V Ctrl+Start+V Start+Shift+B Alt+Shift+6

Change Edit Selection to Match Timeline Selection Play Edit Selection

Alt+Shift+5

Alt+[

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Action Play Timeline Selection (in Dynamic Transport Mode or when Link Timeline and Edit Selection is disabled) Duplicate selection Repeat selection Shift selection Insert Silence Trim Clip to Selection Trim Clip Start to Insertion Trim Clip End to Insertion Separate Clip at Selection Heal Separation Strip Silence Consolidate selection TCE Edit to Timeline selection (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Restore Last Selection

Mac Option+]

Windows Alt+]

Command+D Option+R Option+H Command+Shift+E Command+T Option+Shift+7 Option+Shift+8 Command+E Command+H Command+U Option+Shift+3 Option+Shift+U

Ctrl+D Alt+R Alt+H Ctrl+Shift+E Ctrl+T Alt+Shift+7 Alt+Shift+8 Ctrl+E Ctrl+H Ctrl+U Alt+Shift+3 Alt+Shift+U

Command+Option+Z

Ctrl+Alt+Z

Memory Locations and Markers


Action Create Memory Location Edit a Memory Location Mac Enter (on numeric keypad) Control-click on Memory Location marker Option-click on a Memory Location marker Period (.)+Memory Location number+Period (.) (Transport or Shuttle mode), or Memory Location number+ Period (.) (Classic mode) Windows Enter (on numeric keypad) Start-click on Memory Location marker Alt-click on a Memory Location marker Period (.)+Memory Location number+Period (.) (Transport or Shuttle mode), or Memory Location number+ Period (.) (Classic mode)

Delete Memory Location

Recall a Memory Location using the numeric keypad

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Action Move only the Song Start Marker, without moving any tick-based data Toggle the Timeline Insertion/Play Start Marker Follows Playback preference on and off

Mac Control-Shift-drag the Song Start Marker Control+N

Windows Start-Shift-drag the Song Start Marker Start+N

Automation
Action Toggle Track View on all tracks Mac Option+Minus () key (on computer keyboard) Control+Command+ Left/Right Arrow keys Control+Option+Command+ Left/Right Arrow keys Command-click on Track View selector Command+Shift-click on Track View selector Command+Option+Controlclick on Track View selector (in Edit window) Command+Option+Controlclick on parameters (in Plug-in window) Windows Alt+Minus () key (on computer keyboard) Ctrl+Start+ Left/Right Arrow keys Ctrl+Alt+Start+ Left/Right Arrow keys Ctrl-click on Track View selector Ctrl+Shift-click on Track View selector Ctrl+Alt+Start-click on parameters (in Plug-in window)

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 Open Plug-in Automation dialog

Access Plug-in Automation commands (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only): Automation dialog, Enable/disable plug-in automation Copy Automation to Send (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Thin Automation Write automation to start of session/selection (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Write automation to end of session/selection (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only)

Ctrl-Alt-Start-click on Track View selector (in Edit window)

Command+Option+H

Ctrl+Alt+H

Command+Option+T Control-click on Transport Return to Zero button

Ctrl+Alt+T Start-click on Transport Return to Zero button

Control-click on Transport Go to End button

Start-click on Transport Go to End button

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Action Write automation from start to end of session/selection (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Write Automation to Current Parameter (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Write Automation to All Enabled Parameters (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Trim Automation to Current Parameter (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Trim Automation to All Enabled Parameters (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Glide Automation to Current Parameter (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Glide Automation to All Enabled Parameters (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Suspend Trim automation on all tracks

Mac Control-Shift-click on Transport Go to End or Return to Zero button Command+Forward Slash (/)

Windows Start-Shift-click on Transport Go to End or Return to Zero button Ctrl+Forward Slash (/)

Command+Option+ Forward Slash (/)

Ctrl+Alt+ Forward Slash (/)

Command+Shift+ Forward Slash (/)

Ctrl+Shift+ Forward Slash (/)

Command+Option+Shift+ Forward Slash (/)

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+ Forward Slash (/)

Option+Forward Slash (/)

Alt+Forward Slash (/)

Option+Shift+ Forward Slash (/)

Alt+Shift+ Forward Slash (/)

In the Automation window, Command-click the Suspend button Command-click the control name in the Track View selector Press Shift and move automation with Grabber tool Press and hold Option+Shift while writing a breakpoint (by clicking with the Grabber tool in a tracks Automation playlist) Press and hold Command+Option while writing a breakpoint (by clicking with the Grabber tool in a tracks Automation playlist)

In the Automation window, Ctrl-click the Suspend button

Suspend currently displayed automation type on a track

Ctrl-click the control name in the Track View selector

Vertically constrain automation movement

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 tracks Automation playlist) Press and hold Ctrl+Alt while writing a breakpoint (by clicking with the Grabber tool in a tracks Automation playlist)

Write new breakpoint to next automation value

Write new breakpoint to previous automation value

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Action AutoMatch all controls on a track (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) AutoMatch all controls of one automation type (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) AutoMatch all controls of one automation type on a channel (Pro Tools HD with ICON work surface only)

Mac Command-click the Automation Mode selector on the track

Windows Ctrl-click the Automation Mode selector on the track

In the Automation window, Command-click the button for the automation type Hold Command and press the Channel Strip Mode controls for the track whose controls you want to AutoMatch Hold Command and press the Rotary Encoder Select switch for the control you want to AutoMatch Hold Command and press the Auto switch in the Dyn or EQ section of the console In the Automation window, Command-click the Preview button Command+Control+V

In the Automation window, Ctrl-click the button for the automation type Hold Ctrl and press the Channel Strip Mode controls for the track whose controls you want to AutoMatch Hold Ctrl and press the Rotary Encoder Select switch for the control you want to AutoMatch Hold Ctrl and press the Auto switch in the Dyn or EQ section of the console In the Automation window, Ctrl-click the Preview button

AutoMatch a Pan control or the controls for an individual Insert or Send (Pro Tools HD with ICON work surface only)

AutoMatch the controls for a plug-in displayed in the Dynamics or EQ section (Pro Tools HD with ICON work surface only) Suspend preview (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Special Paste of automation data between different controls Configure Write on Stop modes to remain enabled after an automation pass (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Display Automation playlist of automationenabled plug-in control, track volume, or track pan Delete* Cut* Copy* Duplicate* Clear* Insert Silence

Start+Ctrl+V

Option-click one of the Write On Stop modes (Start, End, or All) to enable the Write On Stop mode Command-Control-click on control

Alt-click one of the Write On Stop modes (Start, End, or All) to enable the Write On Stop mode

Backspace Command+X Command+C Command+D Command+B Command+Shift+E

Backspace Ctrl+X Ctrl+C Ctrl+D Ctrl+B Ctrl+Shift+E

*Hold down Control (Mac) or Start (Win) during the shortcut to affect all Automation playlists on the track.

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Fades
Action Create Fades (open Fades dialog) Apply crossfade without opening Fades dialog Fade to Start Fade to End Mac Command+F Command+Control+F (uses last selected fade shape) Option+D Option+G Windows Ctrl+F Ctrl+Start+F (uses last selected fade shape) Alt+D Alt+G

Fades Dialog
Action Edit crossfade-in only in Fades dialog Mac Option-drag fade-in curve (None Link mode only) Command-drag fade-out curve (None Link mode only) Spacebar Command-click on Zoom In or Zoom Out buttons Option-click fade curve in crossfade fade window (Equal Power and Equal Gain Link modes only) Control+Up/Down Arrow keys Windows Alt-drag fade-in curve (None mode only) Ctrl-drag fade-out curve (None Link mode only) Spacebar Ctrl-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

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

Option+Up/Down Arrow keys

Alt+Up/Down Arrow keys

Up/Down Arrow keys

Up/Down Arrow keys

Control+Left/Right Arrow keys

Start+Left/Right Arrow keys

Option+Left/Right Arrow keys

Alt+Left/Right Arrow keys

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View Menu
Action View Narrow Mix window option View Real-Time Properties window Mac Command+Option+M Option+4 (on the numeric keypad) Windows Ctrl+Alt+M Alt+4 (on the numeric keypad)

Track Menu
Action New Track Group Tracks Mac Command+Shift+N Command+G (with two or more tracks selected) Option+Shift+D Option+K Windows Ctrl+Shift+N Ctrl+G (with two or more tracks selected) Alt+Shift+D Alt+K

Duplicate Tracks Auto Input Monitoring/Input Only Monitoring (Pro Tools LE only) Set Record Tracks to Input Only/Set Record Tracks to Auto Input (Pro Tools HD) Scroll to Track number Clear all Clip indicators

Option+K

Alt+K

Command+Option+F Option+C

Ctrl+Alt+F Alt+C

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New Tracks Dialog


Action Cycle through Track Type choices Mac Command+ Up/Down Arrow keys Command+ Left/Right Arrow keys Command+Option+ Up/Down Arrow keys Command+Plus/Minus (+/) keys or Command+ Shift+Up/Down Arrow keys Drag the Move Row icon (at the right of each Track Entry row) to desired position Windows Ctrl+Up/Down Arrow keys

Cycle through Track Format choices

Ctrl+Left/Right Arrow keys

Cycle through Track Timebase choices

Ctrl+Alt+Up/Down Arrow keys Ctrl+Plus/Minus (+/) keys, or Ctrl+Shift+Up/Down Arrow keys Drag the Move Row icon (at the right of each Track Entry row) to desired position

Add or delete a Track Entry field

Re-arrange Track Entry field (move up/down)

Clip Menu
Action Mute/Unmute Clips Lock/Unlock Clips Time Lock/Unlock the selected Clip Bring to Front Send to Back Group Clips Ungroup Clips Regroup Clips Loop Clip Capture Clip Identify Sync Point Quantize Clip to Nearest Grid Open Elastic Properties windows Mac Command+M Command+L Option+Control+L Option+Shift+F Option+Shift+B Command+Option+G Command+Option+U Command+Option+R Command+Option+L Command+R Command+Comma (,) Command+0 (zero) Option+5 (on numeric keypad) Windows Ctrl+M Ctrl+L Alt+Start+L Alt+Shift+F Alt+Shift+B Ctrl+Alt+G Ctrl+Alt+U Ctrl+Alt+R Ctrl+Alt+L Ctrl+R Ctrl+Comma (,) Ctrl+0 Alt+5 (on numeric keypad)

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Clip List
Action Select Clip by name Mac Click the Clip List az button, then type the first letters of the desired Clip Command+Shift+F Command+Shift+D Command+Shift+1 (on numeric keypad) Command+Shift+2 (on numeric keypad) Command+Shift+3 (on numeric keypad) Command+Option+K Command+Shift+A Command+Shift+U Command+Shift+B Command+Shift+R Command+Shift+M Command+Shift+Y Command+Shift+K Command-click a Clip Click one Clip, then Shift-click another Clip to select or deselect all Clips between Place the cursor to the left of the names in the Clip List. When the Marquee (+) appears, hold Command and drag to select or deselect the desired Clips Option-click Delete or Yes when prompted Windows Click the Clip List az button, then type the first letters of the desired Clip Ctrl+Shift+F Ctrl+Shift+D Ctrl+Shift+1 (on numeric keypad) Ctrl+Shift+2 (on numeric keypad) Ctrl+Shift+3 (on numeric keypad) Ctrl+Alt+k Ctrl+Shift+A Ctrl+Shift+U Ctrl+Shift+B Ctrl+Shift+R Ctrl+Shift+M Ctrl+Shift+Y Ctrl+Shift+K Ctrl-click a Clip Click one Clip, then Shift-click another Clip to select or deselect all Clips between Place the cursor to the left of the names in the Clip List. When the Marquee (+) appears, hold Ctrl and drag to select or deselect the desired Clips. Alt-click Delete or Yes when prompted

Find Clip Clear Find Show/Hide Audio Clips

Show/Hide MIDI Clips

Show/Hide Groups

Show/Hide Auto-Created Clip Select All Clips in Clip List Select Unused Clips Clear selected Clips Rename selected Clips Time Stamp selected Clips Export Clip Definition Export Clips as Files Select or deselect a Clip Select multiple contiguous Clips

Select or deselect multiple discontiguous Clips with the Marquee

Bypass dialogs during deletion of audio files

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Action Audition Clip in Clip List

Mac Option-click and hold on Clip in Clip List Double-click Clip in Clip List, or double-click with Grabber tool on Clip in playlist Control and drag Clip

Windows Alt-click and hold on Clip in Clip List Double-click Clip in Clip List, or double-click with Grabber tool on Clip in playlist Start-click and drag Clip

Rename Clip/file

Constrain Clip placement to start at play/edit cursor location or selection start Constrain Clip placement to end at play/edit cursor location or selection end

Command+Control and drag Clip

Start+Ctrl and drag Clip

Track List
Action Show/Hide all tracks Mac Option-click on any Track Show/Hide icon in Track List Option-click on any Track Name in Track List Windows Alt-click on any Track Show/Hide icon in Track List Alt-click on any Track Name in Track List

Select all tracks

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Mix Group List and Edit Group List


Action Suspend All Groups Mac Command+Shift+G, or Command-click on Groups pop-up menu Double-click to far left of Group name in Group List Click the Group List Keyboard Focus, then type the letter corresponding to desired group Click to the left of a Group name in Group List Control-click (or Right-click) applicable Group parameter Control-click on Group(s) in Group List Windows Ctrl+Shift+G, or Ctrl-click on Groups pop-up menu Double-click to far left of Group name in Group List Click Group List Keyboard Focus, then type the letter corresponding to desired group Click to the left of a Group name in Group List

Rename group

Group enable/disable

Select all tracks in a group

Temporarily isolate channel strip from Groups

Show group members only

Create Group and Modify Group Dialogs


Action Add selected track to a group in Tracks View Remove selected track from a group in Tracks View Select or deselect all attributes in Attributes View Select or deselect all attributes for a single Send or Insert (across a row) in Attributes View Select or deselect attributes for a single control across all Sends, all Inserts, or for the four track controls (down a column) in Attributes View Mac Press A Press R Windows Press A Press R

Option-Shift-click any attribute Control-click any attribute in a row

Alt-Shift-click any attribute

Start-click any attribute in a row

Option-click any attribute in a column

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Elastic Audio
The following shortcuts apply to Elastic Audio-enabled clips or tracks.
Action Toggle between Real-Time and Rendered Elastic Audio processing Add a Warp marker on top of an event Mac Command-Control-click the Elastic Audio plug-in button With the Grabber tool, Control-click any Event marker With the Grabber or the Pencil tool, Control-click and drag a Warp marker to a new location Double-click a Warp marker, or with the Grabber or the Pencil tool, Option-click a Warp marker Press Delete or Backspace With the Grabber tool, Optionclick and drag first Event marker to the left or right With the Grabber tool, Control-click at the location where you want to add an Event marker With the Graber Tool or Pencil tool, Option-click the Event marker you want to delete Windows Ctrl-Start-click the Elastic Audio plug-in button With the Grabber tool, Start-click any Event marker With the Grabber or the Pencil tool, Start-click and drag a Warp marker to a new location Double-click a Warp marker, or with the Grabber or the Pencil tool, Alt-click a Warp marker Press Delete or Backspace With the Grabber tool, Altclick and drag first Event marker to the left or right With the Grabber tool, Start-click at the location where you want to add an Event marker With the Graber Tool or Pencil tool, Alt-click the Event marker you want to delete

Relocate a Warp marker (without applying warping)

Delete a Warp marker

Delete all Warp markers in a selection Telescope-Warp audio before first Warp marker in or out

Add an Event marker

Delete an Event marker

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Event Menu
Action Open Time Operations window Mac Option+1 (on numeric keypad) Option+2 (on numeric keypad) Option+3 (on numeric keypad) Option+0 (on numeric keypad) Option+P Windows Alt+1 (on numeric keypad) Alt+2 (on numeric keypad) Alt+3 (on numeric keypad) Alt+0 (on numeric keypad) Alt+P

Open Tempo Operations window

Open Event Operations window

Quantize (in Event Operations window)

Change Duration (in Event Operations window) Transpose (in Event Operations window) Select/Split Notes (in Event Operations window) Open MIDI Event List window Open Beat Detective window

Option+T Option+Y

Alt+T Alt+Y

Option+Equal (=) Command+8 (on numeric keypad) Command+I Command+Shift+Period (.)

Alt+Equal (=) Ctrl+8 (on numeric keypad) Ctrl+I Ctrl+Shift+Period (.)

Identify Beat All MIDI Notes Off

MIDI Events List


Action Enter start time field for editing Mac Command+Enter (on numeric keypad) Command+F Command+G Command+H Command+M Command+N Command+P Windows Ctrl+Enter (on numeric keypad) Ctrl+F Ctrl+G Ctrl+H Ctrl+M Ctrl+N Ctrl-P
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Show Event Filter dialog Go to Scroll to Edit selection Insert another event Insert note Insert Program Change

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Action Insert Controller Insert Poly Pressure Delete event in MIDI Events List

Mac Command+L Command+O (letter) Option-click

Windows Ctrl+L Ctrl+O (letter) Alt-click

Step Input
The following shortcuts are available in the Event Operations Step Input window when the Enable Numeric Keypad Shortcuts option is enabled.
Action Whole note 1/2 note 1/4 note 1/8 note 1/16 note 1/32 note 1/64 note Dotted note Toggle Tuplet on/off Next step Undo step Nudge forward Nudge back Select Main Location indicator Edit Selection indicators Mac 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 Decimal key (.) 3 Enter 0 Plus (+) Minus () Equals (=) / Windows 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 Decimal key (.) 3 Enter 0 Plus (+) Minus () Equals (=) /

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Options Menu
Action Transport Online Video Track Online Auto-Spot Clips Mac Command+J Command+Shift+J Command+P Windows Ctrl+J Ctrl+Shift+J Ctrl+P

Additional Options menu commands are in Playback and Recording

Setup Menu
Action Session Setup window Mac Command+2 (on the numeric keypad) Windows Ctrl+2 (on the numeric keypad)

Peripherals Dialog
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Action 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)

Mac Command+1 Command+2 Command+3 Command+4 Command+5

Windows Ctrl+1 Ctrl+2 Ctrl+3 Ctrl+4 Ctrl+5

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Preferences Dialog
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Action 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

Mac Command+1 Command+2 Command+3 Command+4 Command+5 Command+6 Command+7

Windows Ctrl+1 Ctrl+2 Ctrl+3 Ctrl+4 Ctrl+5 Ctrl+6 Ctrl+7

Window Menu
Action Toggle Mix and Edit windows Hide All Floating Windows Mac Command+Equal (=) Command+Option+ Control+W Command+Option+J Option+Apostrophe () Option+Semicolon (;) Option+O Option+J Option+Shift+J Command+1 (on numeric keypad) Command+3 (on numeric keypad) Command+4 (on numeric keypad) Command+5 (on numeric keypad) Windows Ctrl+Equal (=) Ctrl+Alt+ Start+W Ctrl+Alt+J Alt+Apostrophe () Alt+Semicolon (;) Alt+O Alt+J Alt+Shift+J Ctrl+1 (on numeric keypad) Ctrl+3 (on numeric keypad) Ctrl+4 (on numeric keypad) Ctrl+5 (on numeric keypad)

Show Window Configuration List Show Task Manager Show Workspace Show Project Bring to Front Send to Back Show Transport

Show Big Counter

Show Automation Enable

Show Memory Locations

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Action Machine Track Arming

Mac Command+6 (on numeric keypad) Command+7 (on numeric keypad) Command+9 (on numeric keypad) Control+Equal (=) Control+Equal (=)repeatedly Option+Control+Equal (=) Control-click (or Right-click) in the Video window Control-click (or Right-click) in the Video Universe window

Windows Ctrl+6 (on numeric keypad) Ctrl+7 (on numeric keypad) Ctrl+9 (on numeric keypad) Start+Equal (=) Ctrl+Equal (=) repeatedly Alt+Start+Equal (=) Right-click in the Video window Right-click in the Video Universe window

Show Video Universe window

Show Video

Open MIDI Editor Cycle through all open MIDI Editors Open Score Editor Access Video window commands

Access Video Universe window commands (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only)

Window Configuration
Action Add new Window Configuration or replace existing one in Window Configuration List Mac Period (.)+number (199) +Plus (+) (numeric keypad only) Period (.)+Window Configuration number (199)+Asterisk (*) (numeric keypad only) Windows Period (.)+number (199)+Plus (+) (numeric keypad only) Period (.)+Window Configuration number (199)+Asterisk (*) (numeric keypad only)

Recall a Window Configuration

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Import Audio Dialog


Action Start/stop audition of currently selected audio file/Clip Add currently selected audio files to list Convert and import selected files Add currently selected audio Clips to list Convert and import selected Clips Remove currently selected Clips/files from Clips to Import field Add All audio Clips/files to list Convert and import all audio Clip/files Remove all audio files/Clips from Clips in Current File field Random-access fwd/rew search selected file Mac Command+P or Command+Spacebar Command+A Command+C Command+A Command+C Command+R Windows Spacebar

Alt+S Alt+C Alt+D Alt+O (N/A)

Command+Option+A Command+Option+C Command+Option+R

(N/A) (N/A) (N/A)

Drag slider to or click at new location Command+P Tab Command+. (Period) or Escape Command+W

Drag slider to or click at new location Alt+P Tab Escape

Audition selected file Move between file windows Cancel

Done

Alt+E

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Chapter 4: DigiBase Shortcuts

Pro Tools provides shortcuts for managing and auditioning files in DigiBase browsers.

Global DigiBase Shortcuts


Action Open the Workspace browser Open the Task Manager window Open or closes the Project browser Bring all browsers to the foreground Send all browsers to the back Cycle to previous/next browsers View presets in DigiBase browsers Mac Option+Semicolon (;) Option+Apostrophe () Option+O Option+J Option+Shift+J Command+Left/Right Arrow keys Control+1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 Windows Alt+Semicolon Alt+Apostrophe () Alt+O Alt+J Alt+Shift+J Ctrl+Left/Right Arrow keys Start+1, 2, 3, 4, or 5

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Auditioning
Action Browser Item: Start or stop auditioning from head (when Spacebar Toggle File Preview is enabled) or Audio Import dialog: Start or stop auditioning from head Browser Item: Start or stop loop auditioning from head Start or stop preview when browser is front-most window Stop preview when browser is front-most window Start and stop Context Preview in the front-most browser during session playback Enable/disable Loop Preview mode Option+Spacebar Alt+Spacebar Mac Spacebar Windows Spacebar

Command+P

Ctrl+P

Escape

Escape

Press Esc or Command+P

Press Esc or Ctrl+P

Control-click the Preview button Command-click the Preview button Command+P

Start-click the Preview button Ctrl-click the Preview button

Enable/disable Auto-Preview mode

Import Audio dialog: Start or stop auditioning

Alt+P

Delete or Duplicate
Action Clip List: Delete selected Clip from the timeline or Browser Item: Delete items from the browser/disk Delete locked files selected in a browser Delete any selected browser item, and suppresses any warning dialog Create duplicates of any selected files Command+Delete Option+Delete Ctrl+Delete Alt+Delete Mac Delete Windows Delete

Command+D

Ctrl+D

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Mouse Click
Action Select contiguous items in a browser or column headers Select all of the files in a multichannel file in a browser Column Headers: Make a secondary sort order or Clip List: Audition a file or Browser Find Button: Cancel a search, and closes the Search pane or Browser Close Box: Close all open browsers Column Header: Access list of columns that can be shown or hid Browser Back Button: Open the navigation menu or Browser Items: Select discontiguous items or Column Headers: Select discontinuous column headers or Browser Up Button: Open menu for navigating up several levels or Browser View Preset Buttons: Store column order and width, and sort order Clip List: Select a Clip without changing which Clip is highlighted in Timeline Browser Items: Open a new window and leave the original window open Control-click Ctrl-double-click Control-click in any DigiBase column label Command-click Start-click (or Right-click) in any DigiBase column label Ctrl-click Mac Shift-click Windows Shift-click

Option+Shift-click

Alt+Shift-click

Option-click

Alt-click

Command-double-click

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Drag and Drop


Action Browser Item: From one folder to another folder on the same volume, create a copy of that item in the target location or Browser Media File to Clip List or Timeline: Create a copy of the media file in the sessions Audio Files folder Browser File: Import to Timeline and create a new track Waveform Display: Set sync point and spots to Timeline or Clip List: Open the Replace Clip dialog (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit) Waveform Display: Set the sync point and spot to the Timeline and copy the audio file Clip List: Snap to head or Browser Audio File, from Name or Icon: Snap to head or Browser Audio File, from Waveform Display: Spot to temporary sync point Browser Audio File to Timeline: Snap to head and copy the audio file to the sessions Audio Files folder Clip List: Snap to sync point or Browser Item: Snap to sync point Browser Item: Snap to sync point and copy the audio file to the sessions Audio Files folder Clip List: Snap to tail or Browser Item: Snap to tail Control+Option-Shift-drag and drop Start-Alt-Shift-drag and drop Control+Option-drag and drop Start-Alt-drag and drop Command+Option-drag and drop Control-drag and drop Ctrl-Alt-drag and drop Shift-drag and drop Shift-drag and drop Mac Option-drag and drop Windows Alt-drag and drop

Command-drag and drop

Ctrl-drag and drop

Start-drag and drop

Control+Shift-drag and drop

Start-Shift-drag and drop

Control+Command-drag and drop

Start+Ctrl-drag and drop

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Action Browser Item: Snap to tail and copy the audio file to the sessions Audio Files folder Browser Item: Spot with variable cursor

Mac Control+Command+Optiondrag and drop Control-Command-Shift drag and drop Control+Command+Option+ Shift-drag and drop

Windows Start+Ctrl+Alt drag and drop Start+Ctrl+-Shift drag and drop Start+Ctrl-Alt+Shift-drag and drop

Browser Item: Spot with variable cursor and copy the audio file to the sessions Audio Files folder

Navigation
Action 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 (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 Mac Up Arrow key Down Arrow key Page Up Page Down Home End Command+Option+F Command+Up Arrow key Windows Up Arrow key Down Arrow key Page Up Page Down Home End Ctrl+Alt+F Ctrl+Up Arrow key

Command+Down Arrow key Right Arrow key Left Arrow key Command+Left/Right Arrow keys Enter or Return Escape (Esc) key Command+F Tab Shift+Tab

Ctrl+Down Arrow key Right Arrow key Left Arrow key Ctrl+Left/Right Arrow keys Enter Escape (Esc) key Ctrl+F Tab Shift+Tab

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Chapter 5: Deck Control Command Shortcuts (Pro Tools HD with MachineControl)

Pro Tools provides shortcuts for using the MachineControl option to control a remote deck.

General Deck Control Commands


Action Rewind Fast Forward Shuttle Backward Shuttle Forward Toggle Transport Master All Transport Buttons Off/Unthread Tape Search Mode Toggle (Play-Pause/Stop) Mac Shift+< Shift+> Option+comma Option+period Command+\ Command+period Spacebar/Command+period Windows Shift+< Shift+> Start+comma Start+period Control+\ Control+period Spacebar/Ctrl+period

Deck Control when Transport = Machine


Action Cue to Selection Start Cue to Selection End Cue to Selection Start Minus Preroll Mac Command+Left Arrow Command+Right Arrow Option+Left Arrow Windows Control+Left Arrow Control+Right Arrow Alt+Left Arrow

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Chapter 6: Right-Click Shortcuts

The following Right-click shortcuts apply to both Mac and Windows systems equipped with a twobutton mouse. Right-clicking the noted feature allows you to perform commands and access menus.

Mix Window
Feature Channel Volume fader Channel Pan slider Channel Mute button Channel Solo button Channel Record Enable button Channel Track Input button Send fader Send Pan slider Channel Input selector Channel Output selector Shortcut Temporarily isolate control from group operation

Make Active/Inactive Rename Select Assignments To Show Assignments To Show Only Assignments To

Send selector Send Assignment button

Access send assignment views Mute Make Active/Inactive Rename Select Assignments To Show Assignments To Show Only Assignments To Bypass Make Active/Inactive Automation dialog (plug-ins only) Automation Safe (plug-ins only) Rename (hardware I/O only)

Insert Assignment button

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Feature Track name (in Mix window, Edit window and Track List)

Shortcut Hide/Show Hide and Make Inactive/Show and Make Active Make Inactive/Make Active Scroll Into View Locked (video track only) New Rename Duplicate Split Into Mono (multichannel tracks only) Delete Expand Channels to New Tracks By Channel Name By Channel Number By Channel Name and Number By Timecode Track Compositing Commands: Filtering Lanes Show All Lanes Show Only Lanes With > Clips Within The Edit Selection Show Only Lanes With > Clips Outside The Edit Selection Show Only Lanes With > Clips Rated >=15 Hide All Lanes Hide Only Lanes With > Clips Within The Edit Selection Hide Only Lanes With > Clips Outside The Edit Selection Hide Only Lanes With > Clips Rated >=15 Rating Access Panning modes: X/Y Mode 3-Knob mode Divergence Editing mode AutoGlide mode Access Group List commands and information: Group ID Tracks (list of tracks in Group) Attributes (list of Group Attributes) (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Modify Duplicate Delete Select Tracks in Group Show/Hide Tracks in Group Show/Hide Only Tracks in Group Show/Hide All Tracks

Surround Panning Mode button (in Surround Output Window) (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Group List items

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Edit Window
Feature Clip, Clip selection, or point in Clip (Blocks and Waveform Track views) Shortcut Tools Zoomer Trimmer Selector Grabber Scrubber Pencil Insert Key Signature Meter Chord Cut Copy Paste Clear Matches (Clip or Clip selection only) Match Criteria Expand Alternates to New Playlists Expand Alternates to New Tracks Elastic Properties (Elastic Audio track only) Conform to Tempo (Elastic Audio track only) Remove Warp (Elastic Audio track only) Remove Pitch Shift (Elastic Audio track only) Separate Delete Fades Clip Gain Bypass/Unbypass Clip Gain Copy Clip Gain Clear Clip Gain Render Clip Gain Show/Hide Clip Gain Line Snap to Next Snap to Previous Spot Rename (Clip or Clip selection only) Group Clips (Clip or Clip selection only) Ungroup Clips (Clip or Clip selection only) Loop Unloop Rating 15

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Feature Command+right-click (Mac), Control+right-click (Windows) Clip, Clip selection, or point in Clip (Blocks and Waveform Track views)

Shortcut Tools Zoomer Trimmer Selector Grabber Scrubber Pencil Insert Key Signature Meter Chord Cut Copy Clear Matches (Channels or Alternates) Elastic Properties (Elastic Audio track only) Conform to Tempo (Elastic Audio track only) Remove Warp (Elastic Audio track only) Snap to Next Snap to Previous Spot Rename Move Clip Start to Selection Start Move Clip Sync to Selection Start Move Clip End to Selection Start Loop Unloop Tools Zoomer Trimmer Selector Grabber Scrubber Pencil Insert Key Signature Meter Chord Add Event Marker Remove Event Marker Elastic Properties Conform to Tempo Remove Warp Conform to Tempo Remove Warp Marker Remove Pitch Shift

Clip, Clip selection, or point in Clip (Analysis Track view, Elastic Audio track only)

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Feature Clip, Clip selection, or point in Clip (Warp Track view)

Shortcut Tools Zoomer Trimmer Selector Grabber Scrubber Pencil Insert Key Signature Meter Chord Add Warp Marker Remove Warp Marker Elastic Properties Conform to Tempo Remove Warp Separate Delete Fades Rename (Clip only) Group (Clip or Clip selection only) Ungroup (Clip or Clip selection only) Loop Unloop Rating 15

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Feature Clip, Clip selection, or point in Clip (Playlist view only)

Shortcut Tools Zoomer Trimmer Selector Grabber Scrubber Pencil Insert Key Signature Meter Chord Cut Copy Paste Clear Copy Selection to New Playlist Copy Selection to Main Playlist Copy Selection to Duplicate Playlist Matches (Clip or Clip selection only) Match Criteria Expand Alternates to New Playlists Expand Alternates to New Tracks Separate Delete Fades Snap to Next Snap to Previous Spot Rename (Clip or Clip selection only) Loop Unloop Rating 15

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Feature Clip, Clip selection, point in Clip (Aux Input, MIDI, and Instrument track only)

Shortcut Tools Zoomer Trimmer Selector Grabber Scrubber Pencil Insert Key Signature Meter Chord Cut Copy Paste Merge Clear Separate Consolidate Mute Notes MIDI RealTime Properties Event Operations Quantize Change Velocity Change Duration Transpose Select/Split Notes Input Quantization Step Input Restore Performance Flatten Performance Open in MIDI Editor Open in Score Editor Add Warp Marker Remove Warp Marker Elastic Properties Conform to Tempo Remove Warp Rename Loop Unloop

Control-Right-click Clip, Clip selection, or point in Clip (Warp Track view)

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Feature Clip List items

Shortcut Clear Rename Time Stamp Replace Clip (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Compact Export Clip Definition Export Clips as Files Recalculate Waveform Overviews Select Parent in Workspace Object Select in Edit Window

Toolbar

Show/Hide controls in Edit Window toolbar

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Transport Window
Feature Transport Play button Shortcut Access Playback modes Half Speed Prime for Playback Loop Dynamic Transport Access Record modes Normal Loop Destructive QuickPunch TrackPunch (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) DestructivePunch (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Access Automation commands (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Write to Start Write to All Access Automation commands (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) Write to End Write to All

Transport Record button

Transport Return to Zero button

Transport Go To End button

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Universe Window
Feature Universe window Shortcut Access Universe window commands

MIDI Editor Window


Feature Midi Editor window Notes Pane Shortcut Tools Zoomer Trimmer Selector Grabber Scrubber Pencil Smart Insert Key Signature Meter Chord Cut Copy Paste Clear Separate Consolidate Mute MIDI Real-Time Properties Event Operations Quantize Change Velocity Change Duration Transpose Select/Split Notes Input Quantization Step Input Restore Performance Flatten Performance Open in New MIDI Editor Open in Score Editor Open in MIDI Event List Display Notation

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Feature MIDI Editor window Track List

Shortcut Access Track List commands: Hide/Show Hide and Make Inactive/Show and Make Active Export MIDI New Rename Duplicate Split Into Mono (multichannel tracks only) Delete MIDI Real-Time Properties Open in New MIDI Editor Open in Score Editor Open in MIDI Event List Notation Display Track Settings Show/Hide controls in MIDI Editor Window toolbar

MIDI Editor window toolbar

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Score Editor Window


Feature Score Editor window Notes Pane Shortcut Tools Zoomer Trimmer Selector Grabber Pencil Insert Key Signature Meter Chord Symbol Cut Copy Paste Merge Clear Event Operations Quantize Change Velocity Change Duration Transpose Select/Split Notes Input Quantization Step Input Restore Performance Flatten Performance Open in MIDI Editor Open in MIDI Event List Notation Display Track Settings Score Setup Send to Sibelius Print Score Show All Tracks Show Only Selected Tracks Hide All Tracks Hide Selected Tracks Notation Display Track Settings Score Setup Show/Hide controls in Score Editor Window toolbar

Score Editor window Track List

Score Editor window toolbar

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Video Window
Feature Video window Shortcut Access Video window commands Online Video Out Firewire Half Size Actual Size Double Size Fit Screen

DigiBase
Feature Any column header in a Browser menu File in Name column of Browser menu Shortcut Access list of DigiBase columns to show or hide Access DigiBase Browser menu commands: Calculate Waveform Update Database for Selected Calculate Elastic Analysis Clear Elastic Analysis Invent Selection Reveal in Explorer Reveal in Browser Duplicate Selected Lock Selected Unlock Selected Delete Selected Unmount Loop Preview Auto-Preview Spacebar Toggles File Preview Audio Files Conform to Session Tempo Access DigiBase Preview commands: Loop Preview Auto-Preview Spacebar Toggles File Preview Display Volume fader

Preview button

Volume field

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