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FL Studio shortcuts for 2019 including Mac complete list + PDF


Working with FL Studio shortcuts is essential for fast workflow and master your software and music. Using shortcuts is such an underrated subject and something producers often forget.

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FL Studio shortcuts Mac

If you know that ctrl is a command on a Mac and alt is option, then you’re all good! People often think that it’s a big difference but it’s not if get used to it and you will learn that quickly – your good to go!

Windows

Mac Equivalent

Alt

option

Backspace

delete (< X)

Ctrl

command

Delete

fn+delete (< X)

Insert (Ins)

fn+return

Windows

command

 

General Shortcuts FL Studio

Keys/Action

File Operations

Ctrl+Z

Undo / Redo last edit

Ctrl+Alt+Z

Undo step-by-step

 

Shortcuts by each window in FL Studio

Below are all the shortcuts for FL Studio listed each filtered on a window where you can use the shortcut.

Keys/Action

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+0,1..9

Open recent files 0..9

Ctrl+Shift+H

(Re)arrange windows

 

Keys/Action

Pattern Selector (Numpad)

1..9

Select patterns 1..9

+

Next pattern

-

Previous pattern

F2

Open name editor for selected pattern. Repeated presses randomly choose colors.

F4

Next empty pattern with naming dialog

Ctrl+F4

Next empty pattern

 

Keys/Action

Channel Rack & Step Sequencer

1...9, 0

Mute/Unmute first 10 channels

Ctrl+1..9,0

Solo/UnSolo first 10 channels

Up-Arrow

Select previous channel

Down-Arrow

Next channel

Page Up

Next channel Group

Page Down

Previous channel Group

Alt+Del

Delete selected channel/s

Alt+Down-Arrow

Move selected Channel/s one step down

Alt+Up-Arrow

Move selected Channel/s one step up

Alt+C

Clone selected channels

Alt+G

Group selected channels

Alt+M

Toggle Mixer Track Selectors

Alt+U

Unzip selected channel/s

Alt+Z

Zip selected channel/s

Ctrl+Alt+R

Force restretch of all Audio Clip Channels

Ctrl+Enter

Focus Playlist

Ctrl+Shift+C

Clone channel/s

Ctrl+C

Copy channel Steps/Score

Ctrl+L

Route selected Channel/s to free mixer track/s

Ctrl+V

Paste channel Steps/Score

Ctrl+X

Cut channel Steps/Score

Shift+Up-Arrow

Move selected channel/s Up

Shift+Down-Arrow

Move selected channel/s Down

Shift+Ctrl+Left-Arrow

Shift Steps Left

Shift+Ctrl+Right-Arrow

Shift Steps Right

 

Keys/Action

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)

0 (NumPad)

Fast forward

/ (NumPad)

Previous bar (Song mode)

* (NumPad)

Next bar (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

 

 

Keys/Action

Window Navigation

Tab

Cycle nested windows

F8

Open Plugin Picker

Enter

Toggle Max/Min Playlist

Esc

Closes a window

F1

This Help

F5

Toggle Playlist

F6

Toggle Step Sequencer

F7

Toggle Piano roll

Alt+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+Shift+H

Arrange windows

 

Keys/Action

Mixer

Alt+Left-Arrow / Right-Arrow

Move selected mixer track/s Left/Right

Alt+L

Select the channels Linked to the selected mixer track

Alt+W

Toggle Peak-meter 'Wave' view

Ctrl+L

Link selected channels to selected mixer track

Shift+Ctrl+L

Link selected channels STARTING From selected mixer track

Shift+Mouse-Wheel

Move selected mixer track/s Left/Right (mouse-over track)

Ctrl+Shift+Left-Click

Select multiple mixer tracks

Ctrl+Shift+S

Save Mixer track state

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

 

 

 

Keys/Action

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 Picker Panel

Alt+T

Add Time marker

Alt+/* and Ctrl+Alt+/*

Jump to Next/Previous song marker (if present)

Alt+Left-Click

Grouped Tracks Mute switches - Mute/Unmute all.

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

Backspace

Toggle Global Snap (none, current setting)

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+C

Consolidate selected Pattern/Audio Clips to audio, starting from the first selected Clip

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+C

Consolidate selected Pattern/Audio Clips to audio, starting from the start of the Playlist

Ctrl+Alt+G

Grid Color

Ctrl+Alt+Home

Toggle Resizing from Left

Ctrl+F8

Open Project Picker

Ctrl+Ins

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

Ctrl+Del

Delete space according to the timeline selection

Ctrl+Enter

Select time around selection

Ctrl+Left-Arrow/Right-Arrow

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)

Del

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 Key

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 / PgDown

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+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+Left-Arrow/Right-Arrow

Move selection Left/Right

Shift+Up-Arrow/Down-Arrow

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+Alt+T

Set a Time Signature at the Play head or time selection

Shift+M

Switch stretch mode

Shift+mouse-wheel (on Track label area)

Re-order Clip Tracks

Shift + 0 (zero)

Center Playlist to play-head position (numbers above typing keys)

Shift + 1 to 3

Horizontal Zoom levels 1 (zoom out) to 3 (zoom in), (numbers above typing keys)

Shift + 4

Horizontal Zoom, show all (numbers above typing keys)

Shift + 5

Zoom to selection (numbers above typing keys)

Shift + 6

Fit Performance Zone to Playlist (numbers above typing keys)

 

Keys/Action

Piano roll action

NOTE:

Some keyboard modifiers apply only to Draw mode ().

B

Paint tool

C

Slice tool

D

Delete tool

E

Select tool

F

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

G

Select the Channel above

H

Select the Channel above with note data

J

Select the Channel below with note data

K

Select the Channel below

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 note/s (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+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 note/s OR all notes if no selection is made.

Backspace

Toggle Global Snap (none, current setting)

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

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+Up-Arrow/Down-Arrow

Transpose selection UP/Down 1 Octave

Ctrl+Left-Arrow/Right-Arrow

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)

Del

Delete selected

Double Left-click on note

Open note properties

Double Right-Click or 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 / PgDown

Zoom in / Zoom out

Pencil tool + Shift

Swap to Brush

Right-Click

Delete Selected Note/s

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+Alt+T

Set a Time Signature at the Play head or time selection

Shift+Ctrl+V

Paste from MIDI clipboard

Shift+C

Select by color

Shift+D

Discard selected note lengths

Shift+G

Group selected

Shift+H

Select the next Channel, in the selected Pattern, with note data.

Shift+I

Invert selection

Shift+K

Select the next Channel

Shift+N

Turn off selected chord

Shift+Q

Quick quantize

Shift+M

Select groups of notes at random

Shift+R

Select at random (multiple presses will select more notes)

Shift+Left-Arrow/Right-Arrow

Move selection Left/Right

Shift+Up-Arrow/Down-Arrow

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)

Re-order Clip Tracks

Shift + 0 (zero)

Center Playlist to play-head position (numbers above typing keys)

Shift + 1 to 3

Horizontal Zoom levels 1 (zoom out) to 3 (zoom in), (numbers above typing keys)

Shift + 4

Horizontal Zoom, show all (numbers above typing keys)

Shift + 5

Zoom to selection (numbers above typing keys)