Become Speedy Gonzales in Studio One – LEARN about Shortcuts…

After the big success of our most read post of all times we decided to dig deep on the second DAW we are using daily – STUDIO ONE. This post will help you become a faster, more efficient and a better Imager, Composer and Producer on Studio One… Check it out!

First at all, Studio One offers the great opportunity to load different  shortcuts presets (“keyboard mapping schemes”). So if you’re a Pro Tools, Cubase or Logic user, you can use some of your favourite shortcuts in Studio One, too, without creating them yourself.

Studio One Options Keyboard Shortcuts

By the way, creating your own shortcuts is very easy in Studio One. Just select one of the actions (listed under categories alphabetically), click on the “Enter Key” field and press the key you want the action assigned to. If the key is already in use, Studio One warns you and tells you which shortcut you are about to change. If you’ve added a shortcut successfully, your keyboard mapping scheme will be called “XY (modified)”.

Studio One Options Keyboard Shortcuts Warning

And here are the most useful shortcuts, working on the “Studio One” and the “Pro Tools” keyboard mapping scheme: (if the shortcuts are different in these presets they are separated: Studio One /Pro Tools)


X = Create Crossfades

⇧ + X = Create Autofades

⌥ + N = Normalize Audio

⇧ + ⌥ + R = Reverse Audio


⇧ + ⌥ + M = Global Mute

⇧ + ⌥ + S = Global Solo

F11 = Show Channel Inserts


Ctrl + C / Command + C = Copy

Ctrl + V / ⌘ + V = Paste

Ctrl + X / ⌘ + X = Cut

Del = Delete

D / ⌘ + C = Duplicate

Ctrl + A / ⌘ + A = Select All

⌘ + Z = Undo


Q = Quantize

⌥ + Q = Quantize 50%

G = Merge Events (if you selected some Audio: Group Audio)


⌘ + W / ⇧ + ⌘ + W = Close

⌘ + O = Open

⌘ + Q = Quit

⌘ + S = Save

⌥ + ⌘ + S = Save As


Tab = Focus Next

⇧ + Tab = Focus Previous

As you see, Studio One is very flexible if it comes to shortcuts and I hope you enjoy your new skills…

Cheers Andy

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