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Tracktion Waveform Shortcuts Cheat Sheet by

Commonly used keyboard and mouse shortcuts for Tracktion's Waveform DAW

Welcome & Conven­tions

Welcome! This cheat sheet describes common mouse and keyboard shortcuts for Tracktion Waveform. Please note that these shortcuts are written for macOS, using the comm­and (cmd) key where indicated. On a Windows system, you'd use your cont­rol (ctrl) key. I hope you find this guide useful. Feel free to provide feedback. Enjoy!
<required>
<>'s indicate some sort of key combin­ation is required. eg: <nu­mbe­r> = type any numbers
[optional]
[ ]'s indicate something is optional
bold
bold indicates a keyboard key
+
plus indicates holding a combin­ation of keys / mouse buttons / performing movements
|
pipe indicates OR. eg: a | b = press key a or key b

Keyboard Navigation

home
Move Cursor to Start of Song
w
Move Cursor to Start of Clip
end
Move Cursor to End of Clip or End of Song
]
Move Cursor to Next Marker
[
Move Cursor to Previous Marker
a
Set In/Out Markers to Selection
i
Set In-Marker
o
Set Out-Marker
shift + [
Move Cursor to In-Marker
shift + ]
Move Cursor to Out-Marker
<nu­mbe­r>, enter
Add a marker at the Cursor.
Again, move Cursor to specified marker

Transport & Master

space
Play / Stop
r
Record
cmd + r
Toggle arm all inputs
l
Toggle Loop
q
Toggle Snap
c
Toggle Click
p
Toggle Punch
s
Toggle Scrolling
y
Toggle Automation Write
h
Toggle Automation Read

Viewing

b
Toggle Browser
m
Toggle Mixer
v
Toggle Plugins
ctrl + p
Toggle MIDI Editor

Selection

cmd + a
Select all
esc
Select none
alt + up arrow
Select item above selection
alt + down arrow
Select item below selection
alt + left arrow
Select item to the left of selection
alt + right arrow
Select item to the right of selection
alt + home
Select item at the top of selection
alt + end
Select item at the bottom of selection
 

Common Editing

delete | back­space
Delete
cmd + c
Copy
cmd + x
Cut
cmd + v
Paste
cmd + i
Paste + Insert
cmd + z
Undo
cmd + y
Redo

Editing Clips

g
Insert new MIDI Clip
/
Split Clip at Cursor
d
Duplicate
shift + left arrow
Nudge clips left
shift + right arrow
Nudge clips right
shift + up arrow
Nudge clips up
shift + down arrow
Nudge clips down
e
Mute clips
j
Move clips to Cursor
k
Move end of clips to Cursor
x
Auto-c­ros­sfade clips

Manipu­lating Tracks

t
Insert new track
shift + s
Solo tracks
shift + m
Mute tracks
shift + alt + m
Reset mutes/­solos
z
Toggle track height
shift + z
Set all tracks to default height
f
Toggle selected plugins

MIDI Editor (Tools & Views)

alt + cmd + 1
MIDI Selection Tool
alt + cmd + 2
MIDI Pencil Tool
alt + cmd + 3
MIDI Eraser Tool
alt + cmd + 4
MIDI Line Tool
alt + cmd + 5
MIDI Melody Paint Tool
alt + cmd + v
Show MIDI Velocities
alt + cmd + c
Show MIDI Contro­llers
alt + cmd + e
Toggle MIDI Note Echo
alt + cmd + s
Toggle MIDI Step Mode
alt + cmd + r
Insert Rest in Step Mode
alt + cmd + t
Toggle MIDI Toolbar

MIDI Editor (Note Editing)

With one or more notes selected...
cmd + o
Shift MIDI notes up one octave
shift + cmd + o
Shift MIDI notes down one octave
alt + cmd + right
Nudge note start right
alt + cmd + left
Nudge note start left
cmd + f
Fit notes on screen
cmd + 3
Create triad chord
cmd + 7
Create seventh chord
cmd + t
Invert chord up
shift + cmd + t
Invert chord down
cmd + m
Merge notes
cmd + /
Split notes
alt + v
Randomize velocity
shift + l
Legato notes
alt + cmd + m
Mute notes
 

Mouse Nav & Zoom (Timeline)

Position mouse directly above Cursor on Timeline (changes to cross-­arrow)
left-click [+ drag] anywhere in a track
left-click [+ drag horizo­ntally] in Timeline
Position Cursor
left-click + drag vertically
Zoom around Cursor
Position mouse away from Cursor on Timeline (changes to hand)
left-click + drag
Change Song Position
right-­click + drag horizo­ntally
Zoom around Cursor
alt + left-click [+ drag horizo­ntally]
Position Cursor
alt + left-click + drag vertically
Zoom around Cursor

Mouse Nav & Zoom (Track)

Position mouse within a track
left-click + drag
Position Cursor
shift + left-click + drag
Position Song
ctrl + left-click + drag
Zoom around Cursor
shift + alt + left-click + drag (repea­tedly)
Zoom in to selection area
shift + alt + left-click (repea­tedly)
Zoom out from area
ctrl + alt + left-click + drag
Set In/Out Markers
mousewheel
Zoom around mouse
shift + mousewheel
Position Song
ctrl + mousewheel
Resize tracks around mouse
Position mouse between tracks
left-click + drag
Resize track
shift + drag
Position Song
<­shift | ctrl | cmd­> + left-click + drag
Resize all tracks
Position mouse over a track's inputs or outputs
mousewheel
Scroll the track list
ctrl + mousewheel
Resize tracks around the mouse
Position mouse over an expanded MIDI Clip
mousewheel
Scroll the keyboard position
<­shift | ctrl­> + mousewheel
Resize the MIDI notes
alt + mousewheel
Zoom track around mouse

Editing Pitch

cmd + =
Pitch up 1 semitone
cmd + -
Pitch down 1 semitone
shift + cmd + =
Pitch up 1 octave
shift + cmd + -
Pitch down 1 octave

Custom Mappings

shift + enter
Move Cursor to Start of Song
`
Toggle between Controls Panel and Compact Toolbar
shift + r
Rename track
alt + cmd + r
Insert Rest in MIDI step entry
These are mappings I added manually. You'll need to do the same to use them.
               

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