122 Shortcuts for Pro Tools

Jump to: File Menu, Edit Menu, View Menu, Track Menu, Clip Menu, Event Menu, Options Menu, Setup Menu, Window Menu, Misc.

Comprehensive list of Pro Tools shortcuts can be found in "Pro Tools Shortcuts Guide" (part of Pro Tools documentation).

1. File Menu

+N

New session...

+O

Open session...

+Shift+O

Open recent

+Shift+W

Close session

+S

Save

+Option+B

Bounce to - Disk...

Option+Shift+I

Import - Session data...

+Shift+I

Import - Audio...

+Option+I

Import - MIDI...

+Option+Shift+I

Import - Video...

+P

Print score...

+Q

Exit

2. Edit Menu

+Z

Undo

+Shift+Z

Redo

+Option+Z

Restore last selection

+X

Cut

+C

Copy

+V

Paste

+B

Clear

Ctrl+Shift+X

Cut special - Cut clip gain

Ctrl+Shift+C

Copy special - Copy clip gain

Option+M

Paste special - Merge

+Option+V

Paste special - Repeat to fill selection

+Ctrl+V

Paste special - To current automation type

Ctrl+Shift+B

Clear special - Clear clip gain

+A

Select all

Option+Shift+5

Selection - Change timeline to match edit

Option+Shift+6

Selection - Change edit to match timeline

Option+[

Selection - Play edit

Option+]

Selection - Play timeline

+D

Duplicate

Option+R

Repeat...

Option+H

Shift...

+Shift+E

Insert silence

+T

Trim clip - To selection

Option+Shift+7

Trim clip - Start to selection

Option+Shift+8

Trim clip - End to selection

+E

Separate clip - At selection

+H

Heal separation

Option+Shift+3

Consolidate clip

+M

Mute clips

+U

Strip silence

Option+Shift+U

TCE edit to timeline selection

+Option+H

Automation - Copy to send...

+Option+T

Automation - Thin

+/

Automation - Write to current

+Option+/

Automation - Write to all enabled

+Shift+/

Automation - Trim to current

+Option+Shift+/

Automation - Trim to all enabled

Option+/

Automation - Glide to current

Option+Shift+/

Automation - Glide to all enabled

+F

Fades - Create...

Option+D

Fades - Fade to start

Option+G

Fades - Fade to end

3. View Menu

+Option+M

Narrow mix

4. Track Menu

+Shift+N

New...

+G

Group...

Option+Shift+D

Duplicate...

Option+K

Set record tracks to input only

+Option+F

Scroll to track...

Option+C

Clear all clip indicators

5. Clip Menu

+L

Edit lock/unlock

Option+Ctrl+L

Time lock/unlock

Option+Shift+B

Send to back

Option+Shift+F

Bring to front

+Option+Ctrl+NumPad0

Rating - None

+Option+Ctrl+NumPad1..5

Rating - 1..5

+Option+G

Group

+Option+U

Ungroup

+Option+R

Regroup

+Option+L

Loop...

+R

Capture...

+Option+Shift+R

Rename...

+,

Identify/Remove sync point

+0 (zero)

Quantize to grid

Option+NumPad5

Elastic properties

6. Event Menu

Option+NumPad1

Time operations - Time operations window

Option+NumPad2

Tempo operations - Tempo operations window

Option+NumPad3

Event operations - Event operations window

Option+0 (zero)

Event operations - Quantize...

Option+P

Event operations - Change duration...

Option+T

Event operations - Transpose...

Option+Y

Event operations - Select/split notes...

Option+NumPad4

MIDI real-time properties

+NumPad8

Beat detective

+I

Identify beat...

+Shift+.

All MIDI notes off

7. Options Menu

Option+L

Loop record

+Shift+P

QuickPunch

+Shift+T

TrackPunch

+J

Transport online

+Shift+J

Video track online

+K

Pre/post-roll

+Shift+L

Loop playback

+Ctrl+P

Dynamic transport

Shift+/

Link timeline and edit selection

+Option+P

Auto-spot clips

Ctrl+Shift+T

Edit/Tool mode keyboard lock

8. Setup Menu

+NumPad2

Session

9. Window Menu

+Option+J

Configurations - Window configuration list

+Option+Ctrl+W

Hide all floating windows

+W

Close window

+=

Mix

Ctrl+=

MIDI editor

Option+Ctrl+=

Score editor

Option+=

MIDI event list

Option+N

MIDI editors - Bring to front

Option+Shift+N

MIDI editors - Send to back

Option+'

Task manager

Option+;

Workspace

Option+O

Project

Option+J

Browsers - Bring to front

Option+Shift+J

Browsers - Send to back

+NumPad1

Transport

+NumPad3

Big counter

+NumPad4

Automation

+NumPad5

Memory locations

+NumPad7

Video universe

+NumPad9

Video

10. Misc.

Shift+Space

Half-speed playback

+Shift+Space, Shift+F12

Half-speed record

Ctrl+Option++Up or Down Arrow Key

Resizes all tracks to the same size in the Edit window

Created by MattFlynn on 2/5/2015. Last updated by Golfmusician on 4/29/2020

 

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Comment #3 by Brazo Aug 7, 2018 at 09:27 pm  Reply

Looks nice. There is a really good mobile app for learning Pro Tools shortcuts but I like that I can print this.

Comment #2 by Mara Salminen Jan 29, 2017 at 09:23 am  Reply

Thanks!

Comment #1 by Roy Dec 17, 2016 at 05:33 pm  Reply

This is laid out BEAUTIFULLY!!! Thank you!

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