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Pro Tools 7.0 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 m

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Pro Tools 7.0 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 GuideDigidesign 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 ShortcutsTable 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

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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 rst item, then Shift-click another to select all similar items between (applicable items listed below) Click to select rst 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 RecordTable 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

Table 3. 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, or Start-click or Right-click on Transport Play button Alt+L Control+Shift+T Control+Shift+P Control+Spacebar, F12, 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 (\)

AuditioningWhen Transport = Pro ToolsTable 4. 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- 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/MMCTable 5. Auditioning shortcuts when Transport = Machine/MMC

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

ShortcutControl+Left/Right Arrow keys Alt+Left/Right Arrow keys

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Scrub (Jog)/ShuttleTable 6. 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) 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

Transport Mode Shortcuts with Numeric KeypadSelect Transport mode in the Operations Preferences page.Table 7. 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 8. 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. 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 (.)+Memory Location+Period (.)

Edit Modes and ToolsTable 9. Edit mode and tool shortcuts Task Shufe 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+1 (on QWERTY keyboard) F2, or Alt+2 (on QWERTY keyboard) F3, or Alt+3 (on QWERTY keyboard) F4, or Alt+4 (on QWERTY keyboard) F5, or Control+1 (on QWERTY keyboard) F6, or Control+2 (on QWERTY keyboard) F7, or Control+3 (on QWERTY keyboard) F8, or Control+4 (on QWERTY keyboard) F9, or Control+5 (on QWERTY keyboard) F10, or Control+6 (on QWERTY keyboard) F6+F7, F7+F8, or Control+7 (on QWERTY keyboard) Single Open Quote () key, located above the Tab key Escape (Esc) key, or Center-click

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Edit Selection, Denition, and NavigationTable 10. Edit selection, denition 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,