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Most used protools keyboard shortcuts? Control Surfaces
Old 17th September 2011
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Most used protools keyboard shortcuts?

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Old 17th September 2011
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Apple S to save, apple E to separate region, and tab to transient.

I use mostly shortcuts when editing and for , well about everything, but those three stand out the most off hand.
Old 17th September 2011
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Shift-Command-N for new track.

Then Command-arrow keys and + to select the type of tracks I want.
Old 17th September 2011
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Cmd-period for dumping a performance before it hits the disk. VERY handy and saves time sorting through alternate takes.

And even when you haven't beat detected anything, Beat Detective's fade feature is really handy when you need a ton of crossfades. Cmd-8 (number pad) and select the last radio button.

Don't forget ctrl-option-cmd and click the track meter for PHAT METERS!

-A
Old 17th September 2011
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most used?
spacebar!
Old 17th September 2011
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new favorites:

q and w to center selection start and end

WHY did I wait so long to discover these?

5,6,7,8 to play the neighborhoods of your selection beginnings and endings without clicking in the timeline and losing that selection


old favorites:
r and t to zoom out and in
f keys to change modes and tools
Old 17th September 2011
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Apple S to save, apple E to separate region, and tab to transient.

I use mostly shortcuts when editing and for , well about everything, but those three stand out the most off hand.
Just hitting "b" separates...quicker than apple anything!

Favorite shortcuts? Err, the ones that do the jobs needed! Far to many to list.
Old 17th September 2011
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Originally Posted by psycho_monkey View Post

Favorite shortcuts? Err, the ones that do the jobs needed! Far to many to list.

Wow!
What about your favorites?
Old 17th September 2011
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Command + H general Mac Shortcut when I can't stare at Pro Tools any longer and need a break,
J
Old 17th September 2011
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Shift+Apple+N = New Track
Shift+Option+3.... I am ridiculously OCD about consolidating my tracks.
The 'Cascade Inputs/Outputs' gets used a hell of a lot too. (Option+Apple for all... Shift+Option+Apple for selected tracks)
Old 17th September 2011
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There are so many and you gotta know most to jeep the work flow focused on the music and nit Pro Tools.
The weird thing is, I cannot even tell you what a lot of them are without a keyboard in front if me because they have just become finger locations...I need to get out more. : P
Old 18th September 2011
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Command + H general Mac Shortcut when I can't stare at Pro Tools any longer and need a break,
J


You must be exhausted, since Command + H heals separations.
Old 18th September 2011
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Also when I want to F with the assistant, Control, Option, Command 8.

The popular ones are pretty common. It the ones like holding Control when selecting an output for more than one output/assignment that help things out and make life easier.

Also Option H when needing to move something to a different location.

How about changing the SMPTE start time to add more space to the front of your session (and the playlists are still in the right place....).
Old 18th September 2011
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Right but....hmm...nobody using windows?
Old 18th September 2011
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Wow!
What about your favorites?
That's like asking what's my favourite part of my car...I kind of need all of them!
Old 18th September 2011
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Right but....hmm...nobody using windows?
Everyday!! Specially in the morning when the sun shines through them and wakes me up.
Old 18th September 2011
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SHIFT + mousewheel to scroll horizontally (life wasn't as nice before I learned that one)

Windows key + left-click on the Solo button to temporarily disassociate the track from a group (so you can Solo the track without solo'ing the entire group).

Enter
to goto beginning of session
CTRL + Enter to goto end

Navigating to memory locations via the keypad is definitely a win:
.n. (where n is a memory location number). KP_Enter to create a new one.
Old 18th September 2011
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Ah I use these so much I forgot about them.

Control D and G to fade in and out from selected point in a region.
Old 18th September 2011
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Also when I want to F with the assistant, Control, Option, Command 8.
all this time, I have been buying her dinner!
Old 18th September 2011
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all this time, I have been buying her dinner!
And you NY guys thought you had it all figured out. We're greasier down here...
Old 18th September 2011
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Shift Option 3 - Consolidate tracks

Command S - Save

Command E - Separate

R and T for zooming (Anyone who uses the stupid Zoom tool instead of the Smart Tool at all times is silly)

E for mega zoom on the selected region

Command A for selecting all (Usually do this before Consolidating)

Command F for quick fades and cross fades


Shift Command K for quickly exporting a WAV

; and P for quickly going up and down the tracks while maintaining the same highlighted area

thats it for now....I use more im sure
Old 18th September 2011
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These are all common, nothing new...someone excite me with something....
Old 18th September 2011
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Originally Posted by RedTuxedo View Post
Also Option H when needing to move something to a different location.

How about changing the SMPTE start time to add more space to the front of your session (and the playlists are still in the right place....).
Is there away to make this not happen???
Old 18th September 2011
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One I had forgotten for a long time and someone reminded me of here a while back:
Shift+Command+(select multiple items/buttons for a single function)

I use this ALL the time, especially when setting up a mix template.........
Old 18th September 2011
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Numpad Enter - set marker
numpad . (Marker number) . - to jump to markers.
Numpad 3 - Record
numpad 0 - play
Numpad 1 - rewind
numpad 2 - ff
numpad 6 - quickpunch
numpad 5 - record loop
numpad 4 - playback loop
numpad 7 - click on/off

command K - pre&post roll on/off
Alt K - input only monitoring on/off

command = - toggle mix/edit window
(while in edit window)
P - track selection up
; - track selection down
combined with
Shift R - record enable

All of which let me run a recording session very very quickly.

EDIT: Oh and of course Command Shift N. Then Command Left, Right, Up, Down to change track type. Plus Command Left/Right during naming to name tracks faster, and Command Alt Shift input select to cascade inputs over multiple tracks.

Editting/mixing shortcuts are boring and thus not my favourites :P
Old 18th September 2011
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command click plugins to bypass them

Shift Option for changing selected tracks settings at once
Old 18th September 2011
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Originally Posted by mikebailey92 View Post
Shift+Option+3.... I am ridiculously OCD about consolidating my tracks.
OMG so im not CRAZY... Men when things has to got mixed and in the mix you need some patch working be done..after that ... Consolidate from start till end of the song.
Old 18th September 2011
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Is there away to make this not happen???
I usually have my session start at 1 hour, then I'll change it to 59 minutes to add a minute of time to the front. The playlists stay under/behind the original at the same SMPTE location. I like this.

Not sure I understand your question, but the alternative to changing the SMPTE start time is to move the session manually. Select all (command A) then drag it back. Problem is the playlists don't follow.
Old 18th September 2011
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'Space' is obviously everyone's most used key command, but there's also 'Ctrl [' or 'Ctrl ]' to zoom in & out.... or 'Ctrl =' to switch between edit & mix.
Old 18th September 2011
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here's a question for the shortcut gurus:

i've long since forgotten the shortcut that centers a part of a region you've selected and resizes it to the whole width of the edit window.

anyone...?
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