243 Shortcuts for FL Studio

1. File Operations

Ctrl+O

Open file

Ctrl+S

Save file

Ctrl+N

Save new version

Ctrl+Shift+S

Save as...

Ctrl+R

Export wave file

Ctrl+Shift+R

Export MP3 file

Ctrl+Shift+M

Export MIDI file

Alt+0..9

Open recent files 0..9

Ctrl+F

Browser smart find...

2. Pattern Selector

NumPad1..9

Select patterns 1..9

NumPad+

Next pattern

NumPad-

Previous pattern

Arrow Right

Next pattern

Arrow Left

Previous pattern

F4

Next empty pattern

3. Channel Window & Step Sequencer

0..9

Mute/Unmute first 10 channels

Ctrl+0..9

Solo/Unsolo first 10 channels

Arrow Up

Select previous channel

Arrow Down

Next channel

Alt+G

Group selected channels

Alt+Z

Zip selected channels

Alt+U

Unzip selected channels

Shift+Arrow Up

Move selected channels up

Shift+Arrow Down

Move selected channels down

PgUp

Next channel group

PgDn

Previous channel group

Ctrl+C

Copy channel steps/score

Ctrl+V

Paste channel steps/score

Ctrl+X

Cut channel steps/score

Alt+Delete

Delete selected channels

Ctrl+Shift+C

Clone channels

Shift+Arrow Left

Shift steps left

Shift+Arrow Right

Shift steps right

Alt+R

Randomize

Alt+P

Send to Piano Roll

K

Show Keyboard Editor

G

Show Graph Editor

Ctrl+Alt+R

Channels - Restretch all

4. Record / Playback / Transport

Backspace

Toggle line/none snap

Space

Start/Stop playback

Ctrl+Space

Start/Pause playback

L

Switch Pattern/Song mode

R

Switch on/off recording (this also works during playback)

NumPad0 (zero)

Fast forward

NumPad/

Previous bar (Song mode)

Ctrl+NumPad/

Jump 4 bars back (Song mode)

NumPad*

Next bar (Song mode)

Ctrl+NumPad*

Jump 4 bars forward (Song mode)

Ctrl+E

Toggle Step Edit mode

Ctrl+H

Stop sound (panic)

Ctrl+T

Toggle typing keypad to piano keypad

Ctrl+B

Toggle blend notes

Ctrl+M

Toggle metronome

Ctrl+P

Toggle recording metronome precount

Ctrl+I

Toggle wait for input to start recording

5. Window Navigation

Tab

Cycle nested windows

Ctrl+F8

Open Plugin Picker

Ctrl+Alt+F8

Open Project Picker

Shift+F8

Plugin database

Enter

Toggle max/min Playlist

Esc

Closes a window

F1

Help

F5

Toggle Playlist

F6

Toggle Step Sequencer

F7

Toggle Piano Roll

F8

Show/hide Sample Browser

F9

Show/hide Mixer

F10

Show/hide MIDI settings

F11

Show/hide song info window

F12

Close all windows

Ctrl+F12

Close all unfocused windows

Shift+F12

Align all channel editors (since program version 11.5.8)

Ctrl+Shift+H

Arrange windows - Realign

6. Mixer

Alt+Arrow Left/Arrow Right

Move selected mixer track left/right

Alt+L

Select the channels linked to the selected mixer track

Ctrl+L

Link selected channels to selected mixer track

Ctrl+Shift+L

Link selected channels starting from selected mixer track

F2

Rename selected mixer track

S

Solo current track

Alt+S

Alt solo - activate current track and all tracks routed to/from it

Alt+R

Render armed tracks to .wav

7. Playlist Action

B

Paint tool

C

Slice tool

D

Delete tool

E

Select tool

P

Pencil tool

S

Slip edit tool

T

Mute tool

Y

Playback tool

Z

Zoom tool

Alt

Bypass snap (very useful when combined with other modifiers)

Alt+G

Ungroup selection

Alt+P

Open the Piano Roll or channel depending on what's selected in the Playlist

Alt+T

Add time marker

Alt+NumPad*//

Jump to next/previous song marker (if present)

Ctrl+Alt+NumPad*//

Jump to next/previous song marker (if present) and select until next song marker (if present) or until song end

Alt+Right Click

Audition the clip selected

Alt+Right Shift

Engage snap free 'Slice Mode', release Alt after clicking on the clip to use snapping

Ctrl+A

Select all

Ctrl+B

Duplicate selection (or all clips in zoom range if nothing is selected) to the right

Ctrl+C

Copy selection

Ctrl+D

Deselect selection

Ctrl+P

Toggle Performance mode

Ctrl+T

Add time marker

Ctrl+V

Paste selection

Ctrl+X

Cut selection

Ctrl+Alt+G

Grid color

Ctrl+Alt+Home

Toggle resizing from left

Ctrl+Insert

Add space at the start of the timeline selection of equal length to the selection

Ctrl+Delete

Delete space according to the timeline selection

Ctrl+Enter

Select time around selection

Ctrl+Arrow Left/Arrow Right

Select time before/after selection equal to the selection length

Ctrl+Left Click

Select

Ctrl+Shift+Left Click

Add to selection

Ctrl+Shift+Right Click

Zoom to selected clip

Ctrl+Right Click

Zoom on selection / Drag to make zoom selection (zoom on release)

Delete

Delete selected clip/pattern source data

Double Left Click (on clip/pattern)

Open clip/pattern properties (e.g. Channel Settings, Piano Roll)

Home

Move the playback marker to the start of the Playlist

Insert

Slice clip at mouse cursor position

Left Shift+Left Click (on Playlist)

Add and resize clip/pattern (move mouse L/R after click and hold to resize) (must be in pencil mode)

Left Shift+Right Click

Pan view

Middle Mouse Button

Pan view (hold & drag left/right)

PgUp/PgDn

Zoom in / Zoom out

Pencil tool + Shift

Swap to Brush

Right Click

Delete selected clip/pattern

Right Shift+Left Click

Slice clip/pattern (click above/below clip/pattern & drag vertical)

Right Alt+Right Shift+Left Click

Vertical slice clip (release Alt to engage snap)

Right Shift+Right Click

Slice clip/pattern & delete smallest part (click above/below clip/pattern & drag vertical)

Right Alt+Right Click

Quantize selected

Right Alt+Left Click

Mute selected

Shift

Temporarily swaps between Paint & Draw modes

Shift+C

Select all clips according to the currently selected clip source

Shift+G

Group selected clips

Shift+I

Invert selection

Shift+Q

Quick quantize clip start times

Shift+Arrow Left/Arrow Right

Move selection left/right

Shift+Arrow Up/Arrow Down

Move selection up/down

Shift+Left Click (on clip/pattern)

Clone (drag while holding clip/pattern)

Shift+Mouse Wheel (on clips)

Nudge clip position

Shift+Mouse Wheel (on track label area)

Reorder clip tracks

Shift+0 (zero)

Center Playlist to playhead position

Shift+1..3

Horizontal zoom levels 1 (zoom out) to 3 (zoom in)

Shift+4

Horizontal zoom, show all

Shift+5

Zoom to selection

Shift+6

Fit Performance Zone to Playlist

8. Piano Roll Action

B

Paint tool

C

Slice tool

D

Delete tool

E

Select tool

F

Show next property in the Piano Roll event lane (lower section)

M

Toggle Keyboard view mode

O

Toggle Portamento

P

Pencil tool

T

Mute tool

Y

Playback tool

Z

Zoom tool

Alt

Bypass snap (very useful when combined with other modifiers)

Alt+A

Arpeggiator

Alt+B

View note helpers

Alt+C

Change color of selected notes (to selected color group)

Alt+E

Riff machine

Alt+F

Flam

Alt+G

Ungroup selected notes

Alt+K

Open Limit tool

Alt+L

Open Articulate tool

Alt+N

Switch waveform helper view (when available)

Alt+O

Open LFO tool when in lower Event Editor area

Alt+Q

Quantize

Alt+R

Open Randomize tool

Alt+S

Open Strum tool

Alt+G

Glue

Alt+U

Open Chop tool

Alt+V

Toggle ghost channels on/off

Alt+W

Open Claw Machine tool

Alt+X

Open Scale Levels tool

Alt+Y

Open Score Flipper tool

Alt+Mouse Wheel

Change the selected note property of the note the mouse pointer is near or on

Alt+Arrow Keys

Nudge the position of the selected notes or all notes if no selection is made

Ctrl+A

Select all

Ctrl+B

Duplicate selection, or all notes in zoom range if nothing is selected, to the right (works also with time line selections)

Ctrl+C

Copy selection

Ctrl+D

Deselect selection

Ctrl+G

Glue selected and touching notes

Ctrl+I

Insert current controller value

Ctrl+L

Quick legato

Ctrl+M

Import MIDI file

Ctrl+Q

Quick quantize

Ctrl+U

Quick chop

Ctrl+V

Paste selection

Ctrl+X

Cut selection

Ctrl+Alt+G

Grid color

Shift+Enter

Flip separator (since program version 11.5.8)

Ctrl+Alt+Home

Toggle allow resizing from left

Ctrl+Delete

Delete space equal to selection

Ctrl+Enter

Select time around selection

Ctrl+Insert

Insert space equal to the current time line selection

Ctrl+Alt+Insert

Slice & insert space (since program version 11.5.8)

Shift+Arrow Left/Arrow Right

Shift left/right

Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Left/Arrow Right

Rotate left/right (since program version 11.5.8)

Ctrl+Arrow Up/Arrow Down

Transpose selection up/down 1 octave

Ctrl+Arrow Left/Arrow Right

Select time before (left) or after (right) current selection

Ctrl+Left Click

Select

Ctrl+Shift+Left Click

Add to selection

Ctrl+Right Click

Zoom on selection/Drag to make zoom selection (zoom on release)

Delete

Delete selected

Double Left Click (on note)

Open note properties

Double Right Click / X1 Button (on ghost note)

Swap to ghost channel to edit the note

Left Shift+Left Click (on Piano Roll)

Add and resize notes (move mouse L/R after click and hold to resize)

Left Shift+Right Click

Pan view

Left Alt+Right Click

Audio preview

Middle Mouse Button

Pan view (hold and drag left/right)

PgUp/PgDn

Zoom in / Zoom out

Pencil tool + Shift

Swap to Brush

Right Click

Delete selected notes

Right Alt+Right Click

Quantize selected

Right Shift+Left Click

Slice notes (click above/below note and drag vertical)

Right Shift+Right Click

Slice notes & delete smallest part (click above/below note and drag vertical)

Shift+G

Group selected notes

Ctrl+Shift+V

Paste from MIDI clipboard

Shift

Temporarily swaps between Paint & Draw modes

Shift+C

Select by color

Shift+O

Select odd (since program version 11.5.8)

Shift+D

Discard selected note lengths

Shift+G

Group selected

Shift+I

Invert selection

Shift+N

Turn off selected chord

Shift+Q

Quick quantize

Shift+R

Select at random (multiple presses will select more notes)

Shift+M

Select more at random (since program version 11.5.8)

Shift+Arrow Left/Arrow Right

Move selection left/right

Shift+Arrow Up/Arrow Down

Move selection up/down

Shift+Left Click

Clone (drag while holding clip/pattern), release Shift after dragging to unlock vertical movement

Shift+Mouse Wheel (on clips)

Nudge clip position

Shift+Mouse Wheel (on track label area)

Reorder clip tracks

Shift+0 (zero)

Center Playlist to playhead position

Shift+1..3

Horizontal zoom levels 1 (zoom out) to 3 (zoom in)

Shift+4

Horizontal zoom, show all

Shift+5

Zoom to selection

Shift+6

Step sequencer mode zoom (since program version 11.5.8)

Alt+T

Time markers - Add one... (since program version 11.5.8)

Ctrl+T

Time markers - Add auto (since program version 11.5.8)

Created by MattFlynn on 8/8/2014. Last updated by MattFlynn on 8/9/2014

 

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