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FL Studio Shortcuts: Streamline Your Workflow and Save Time

Updated: Apr 13, 2023

In this article, we explore the most useful FL Studio shortcuts to help you optimize your workflow and save time when creating music. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced producer, incorporating these keyboard shortcuts into your workflow will make your music-making process more efficient and effective.

FL Studio is a powerful digital audio workstation that has been used by musicians and producers to create professional-sounding music for decades. One of the ways to optimize your workflow in FL Studio is by learning the keyboard shortcuts. In this blog post, we'll discuss some of the most useful FL Studio shortcuts that can help you streamline your workflow and save you time.

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General Shortcuts

  • F1: Open the help file.

  • F5: Show/hide the browser.

  • F6: Show/hide the step sequencer.

  • F7: Show/hide the playlist.

  • F8: Show/hide the mixer.

Navigation Shortcuts

  • Alt + Left/Right: Navigate back and forth through your project's history.

  • Ctrl + Up/Down: Scroll up and down through the playlist or piano roll.

  • Ctrl + Left/Right: Move the playback position left or right by one beat.

  • Alt + Middle Mouse Button: Pan the playlist or piano roll view.

Editing Shortcuts

  • Ctrl + C: Copy the selected item.

  • Ctrl + V: Paste the copied item.

  • Ctrl + X: Cut the selected item.

  • Ctrl + Z: Undo the last action.

  • Ctrl + Shift + Z: Redo the last action.

  • Ctrl + D: Duplicate the selected item.

Piano Roll Shortcuts

  • Ctrl + A: Select all notes in the piano roll.

  • Ctrl + B: Paint brush tool.

  • Ctrl + E: Eraser tool.

  • Ctrl + F: Fill tool.

  • Ctrl + R: Randomize the selected notes.

  • Ctrl + T: Paint tool.

Mixer Shortcuts

  • Alt + M: Show/hide the master mixer track.

  • Ctrl + L: Link the selected mixer channels.

  • Ctrl + U: Unlink the selected mixer channels.

  • Ctrl + P: Open the plugin wrapper for the selected mixer channel.

  • Ctrl + S: Solo the selected mixer channel.

  • Ctrl + M: Mute the selected mixer channel.

Miscellaneous Shortcuts

  • Ctrl + H: Open the hint bar at the bottom of the screen.

  • Ctrl + N: Open a new project.

  • Ctrl + O: Open an existing project.

  • Ctrl + S: Save the current project.

  • Ctrl + Shift + S: Save the current project as a new file.

In conclusion, FL Studio shortcuts can be a powerful tool to help you speed up your workflow and work more efficiently. Take the time to learn these shortcuts and incorporate them into your production process, and you'll be amazed at how much time you can save.


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