[fruityloops] keyboard shortcut list (become a power user)

  • From: Andrew Ebling <andyebling@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: fruityloops@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: 20 May 2002 10:57:39 +0100

For anyone who didn't see this on looptalk, when I posted it over the weekend.

If you find this list useful, please download and review my tracks


...to show your appreciation ;-).

Of course, if anyone has any additions/comments/suggestions/corrections,
 I'd be glad to receive them.  Thanks.


FruityLoops 3.40 Keyboard and Mouse Shortcut list

Keystrokes and mouse tips given in logical sections.

(Some keystrokes are duplicated where approapriate)

File Operations

Ctrl+O          Open File
Ctrl+S          Save File
Ctrl+shift+S    Save As...

Ctrl+R          Export Wave File
Ctrl+shift+R    Export MP3 File
Ctrl+M          Export MIDI File

Alt+1...8       Open recent file 1...8

Record/Playback Control

Space           Start & stop playback
L               Switch between pattern and song mode
R               Switch on/off recording

0 (numpad)      Fast forward
/ (numpad)      Previous bar (song mode only)
* (numpad)      Next bar (song mode only)

Ctrl+H          Stop sound (Sound Panic)
Ctrl+T          Toggle Typing keyboard to piano keyboard
Ctrl+B          Toggle Blend Notes
Ctrl+Shift+M    Toggle Metronome
Ctrl+I          Toggle Wait for input to start playing

Pattern Selection

1..9 (numpad)   Select patterns 1-9

+ (numpad)      Next pattern
- (numpad)      Previous pattern
Right Arrow     Next pattern
Left Arrow      Previous pattern

F4              Next Empty pattern

Window Navigation

Tab             Cycles windows within program
Enter           Shows/hides/maximises/minimises playlist
Esc             Closes a window

F5              Shows/hides playlist
F6              Shows/hides Step Sequencer
F7              Shows/hides Piano Roll
F8              Shows/hides Sample Browser
F9              Shows/hides FX

F10             Shows/hides MIDI Settings window
F11             Shows/hides Song Info window

F12             Close all windows
Ctrl+shift+H    Arrange windows

Step Sequencer

F6              Shows/hides step sequencer

1...0           Mutes/Unmutes first ten channels
Ctrl+1...0      Solos/Unsolos first ten channels

Up Arrow        Select Previous channel
Down Arrow      Select Next channel

Ctrl+del        Delete selected channel
Alt+G           Group selected channels
Alt+Z           Zip/Collapse selected channels
                (useful for layers)
Alt+U           Unzip selected channers

Alt+Up Arrow    Move Selected channel up
Alt+Down Arrow  Move Selected channel down

Page Up         Next Channel Filter Group
Page Down       Previous Channel Filter Group

Ctrl+x          Cut channel note data
Ctrl+c          Copy channel note data
Ctrl+v          Paste channel note data

Ctrl+shift+C    Clone channel

Ctrl+W          Copy whole pattern

Shift+Left      Shift notes backward one step (for selected channel(s)).
Shift+Right     Shift notes forward one step (for selected channel(s)).

Alt+R           Randomize
Alt+H           Humanize

Alt+P           Send to Piano Roll

K               Show Keyboard Editor
G               Graph Editor

Play List

F5              Shows/hides Play List

Ins             Insert Bar
Del             Delete Bar

Ctrl+Ins        Insert Pattern (before selected pattern)
Ctrl+Del        Delete Selected Pattern
Ctrl+shift+C    Clone Selected Pattern (unreliable).

Alt+Up Arrow    Move selected pattern up
Alt+Down Arrow  Move selected pattern down

Backspace       Center playback grid around song position

- Right click on black "Pattern XX" areas to set pattern names.

- Double click in area betwee pattern 1 and the bar numbers 
to set the song to loop on one bar.

- Combinations of patterns can be cut/copied/pasted by 
setting the song to loop on one bar and using cut/copy/paste

- Right clicking between pattern 1 and the bar numbers sets
the repeat point (the point where playback returns to when
the last bar in the song has been played).

Channel Settings

Enter           Plays sample (same as left clicking on sample display)

- Right click on title bar to set channel name.

- Double click on the FX send digit to view/edit FX in that FX channel.

- Right click on Stretch digits to quick set a coarse value.

- Left click on grey area above keyboard to set limits on hi/lo playback

- Right click on grey area above keyboard to set the key that plays the
sample at its original pitch.

- Remember you can automate the type of chords played by the arpegiator
(this is tricky; bit of a blind/trial-and-error process)

Misc Tricks

- Right click on tempo for quick tempo selection or tempo options

- Right click on empty panel space to turn individual panels on/off

- Tiny switch next to CPU/Output Monitor turns it on/off.


best regards,



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