Keyboard Shortcuts – an inevitable way to control your Pro Tools. There is no other way than using them and knowing as much as you can, helps to speed up. Beside well known shortcuts, there are also secret ones, you might never heard of!

Pro Tools Experts recently released a list with interesting shortcuts. Let’s break it down:

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Automation

• Enable Automation:  ctrl + ⌥ + ⌘ + click on parameter // doesn’t work for all plugins.

• Switch Track to Automation Display: ctrl  + ⌘ + click on parameter

 

 

 

Change Track View

• Display Waveform: ctrl + ⌘ + click on track nameBildschirmfoto 2015-10-21 um 11.57.47

• Display Volume Automation: ctrl + ⌘ + click on ‘vol’ in the I/O view

• Display Pan Automation: ctrl + ⌘ + click on ‘pan’

• Display Mute Automation: ctrl + ⌘ + click on mute button

 

Create New Tracks

• Stereo/Mono: ⌘ + ←/→

• Audio/Aux/Master/Midi: ⌘ + ↑/↓

• Samples/Ticks: ⌘ + ⌥ + ↑/↓

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Misc

• Trim to preceding region: ctrl + while trim

• Zoom Clip Waveforms: ⌥ + ⇧ + scroll

• Size Selected Track: ctrl + ↑/↓

• Adjust Nudge Size: ⌘ + ⌥  + +/- //on Num Pad

• Adjust Grid Size: ctrl + ⌥ + +/- //on Num Pad

• View Track in Other Window:  ctrl + ⇧ + click on track

• Duplicate backwards: ctrl + ⌥ + ⌘ + click on clip

• Rename Next Track: ⌘ + →    or   ⌘ +   ↵

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