• danczer
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Feb 17th, 2009
    finding it hard to remmeber shortcuts!
    Im pretty knew to handling ProTools but i seem to have mastered all the features but im just finding it hard to remember all the keyboard shortcuts! its pretty embarrassing when trying to get things done fast in front of clients Any tips for this?
  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006
    Re: finding it hard to remmeber shortcuts!
    This is a difficult one to answer ;-) - but it's the same for every DAW. IMHO practice makes perfect... sometimes writing down the KC's on a notepad can help and making sure you use the KC as much as possible - or even challenge yourself to use the KC... Definitely, little notes near your keyboard can help, until the KC's become second nature. Cheers Rounik
  • Vawymia
    Posts: 47
    Joined: Mar 21st, 2008
    Re: finding it hard to remmeber shortcuts!
    I have two suggestions. First, there are companies that sell little sticky labels for the keyboard. A pain to put on, but they really help get you acquainted with the shortcuts. They exist for all the main DAWs, including Pro Tools. Secondly, I would print off the PDF with the keyboard shortcuts. You can get to it from the Help menu inside Pro Tools 8. Then, each time you boot up Pro Tools, find a few new ones to try. Highlight them on the sheet as you use them and review them from time to time. I've done this with zooming shortcuts, for example, since there are tons of them in Pro Tools. Learning how to work them can really improve how quickly you can get things done (and impress your clients, too)!
  • mirek
    Posts: 34
    Joined: Apr 17th, 2008
    Re: finding it hard to remmeber shortcuts!
    i dont worrry too much about it, its part of learning any app.., what i do is look at the short cut thats written next to the action when you go.., eg.., file/open. i look for the short cut key until its burnt into my memory.., if one uses a certain feature a lot, those short cuts should be learnt first.., so i as i say.., look at what it is when i go to the drop down.., hope all that made sense?
  • Logic22
    Posts: 17
    Joined: Sep 13th, 2007
    Re: finding it hard to remmeber shortcuts!
    There is another way. I bought silicon skins that overlay your keyboard (one for Logic and another recently for Pro Tools 9) and they help a lot. I am not affiliated with them in any way I just like their product. If mentioning this site is against the forum rules I apologize and hope the moderators will edit it out if need be.
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