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getting started[edit]

Reaper[edit]

Rapid Environment for Audio Production Engineering and Recording, or Reaper as its more commonly known, is a DAW, or Digital Audio Workstation. A DAW allows you to record, edit, import and manipulate audio in an almost endless array of ways. One of the most widely used parts of A DAW is the multi track recorder. This allows you to have a track for each type of instrument or voice in the recording or production, and to edit each instrument or voice individually. For example, if you are working on a karaoke piece, you can have your instrumental on one track and record your voice onto another while the instrumental plays back. Once you are done with recording the vocals you can add effects to it without altering or adding to the sound of the backing track. Alternatively if you have a band all the guitars, bass, keyboards, and even each part of the drum kit, (kick, snare, hi hats, etc) can all be recorded to their own individual track; and edited, effected and otherwise manipulated independent of the other instruments or parts.

Tracks[edit]

Tracks are the containers or lanes that hold all the audio in a project. Think of tracks as each being a single instance of iTunes or WinAmp playing a separate audio file each. One instance is playing back the drums so you can hear it while you record your guitar part with the other. A couple instances then can play back the guitars and drums so you can record the vocals on a separate one. This is indeed where the very essence of the term Multi-Track Recording stems from. Reaper or a DAW in general allows you to record and playback as many tracks at once as you have inputs into the computer for. These days you are limited only by your computers processing power.

Items[edit]

Items are the pieces or clips of audio that the track holds. Each time you press record and then stop you have created a new item on that track. Each time you split audio you just turned that one item into two items.

Regions[edit]

Region is a range of audio as defined by you. This covers the entire project and isn’t necessarily limited to or specific to any track or item. For example you can set a marker at the start of the first verse and the end of the first verse select it and mark it as a region. then say if you want to reuse it in the third verse you can copy and paste the region where the third verse begins. Also useful for electronica or other genres where the same parts will make reappearances throughout the production.

Actions[edit]

Action is the word reaper gives to anything performed within the program that can be undone with a click of the Edit menu > Undo or CMD+Z. Copy, Cut, Paste, Set Start Point/End Point, Muting, Soloing, Recording etc are all examples of actions. All actions can be found in the actions list, and can have keyboard shortcuts or HotKeys assigned to them. To view the actions list use Actions menu > View actions list, or simply press the hot key assigned to viewing the actions list which is “? (question mark) by default, or F4 for ReaAccess Users.

KeyMap[edit]

Keymap file is a document that holds reaper actions and binds them to controllers. These controllers can be hot keys via the keyboard, mouse button clicks (usually with modifiers) and midi controllers. The one provided on this site contains plenty of keyboard hot keys assigned to common reaper actions so you can make use of reaper with out removing your hands from the keyboard. Also included are some custom actions to speed up common task by combining multiple steps into a single action assigned to a single hot key.

Installing The Keymap or the ReaperAccess Plug-In On the mac[edit]

KeyMaps will need to be placed in ~/library/Application Support/Reaper/Keymaps. After downloading either the KeyboardNinja KeyMap, or the ReaperAccess Plug-In, unzip it and select the keyboardninja.ReaperKeyMap or the ra_keyboardninja.ReaperKeyMap and copy it in finder. Then press cmd+shift+G to enter the go to dialog. Type in the path ~/library/application support/reaper/KeyMaps and press return. Once in that folder you may paste the keymap file.
If using the ReaperAccess Plug in,you will also need to paste the reaper_access file in ~/library/application support/reaper/UserPlugins using the same procedure. Once the files are pasted into the appropriate location, launch reaper and open the actions list dialog. Navigate over to the import/export button and click on it. It should bring up a drop down menu, navigate down to import and click on it. This should bring up the standard open file dialogue box, and by default it should be pointing to the folder where you pasted the keymap. Once you find the KeyMap file double click it or press return to close the dialog and import it. Upon doing this you should be returned to the actions list dialog box with the keymap imported.

Installing The KeyMap On Windows[edit]

Download the KeyMap file. Once the file is downloaded and unzipped, launch reaper and open the actions list dialog. (F4) Navigate over to the import/export button and click on it. It should bring up a drop down menu, navigate down to import and click on it. This should bring up the standard open file dialogue box, point it to the folder where you unzipped the download of the keymap. Once you find the keymap file double click it or press return to close the dialog and import it. Upon pressing return you should be returned to the actions list dialog box with the keymap imported.

Creating Hot Keys[edit]

To add your own hot key to this keymap or the default reaper keymap or any other keymap for that matter:
  1. Open Reaper then open the actions list dialog with its HotKey”?” on mac or F4 for ReaAccess.
  2. Use the filter edit field to narrow the list of actions by what you are searching for.
    e.g. type “Select All Items on Selected Tracks In Current Time Selection” into the filter edit field to see only that action, or “Solo Track” to see only actions relating to soloing a track.
  3. Navigate over to the area listing all the actions and move through the list via Up/Down arrows to find the action you want to add a HotKey to.
  4. Once on the action and its selected, navigate to the add button and activate it.
  5. Move to the field that says add key or move controller. Once in that field press the HotKey combination for example, ALT+A and then move over to and activate OK.
    Alternatively you can press a button on your midi controller or move a knob/slider to assign that button/knob to control that action.
  6. You should now be returned to the actions list dialog box. In the area with all the actions listed you should see your HotKey or midi cc# to the left of the action.

Creating Custom actions[edit]

If there are series of reaper actions you perform sequentially often enough, why not create one hot key to do all those steps for you in one go? Here’s how:
  1. Open the Actions list dialog by pressing its hot key “?”
  2. Navigate over to the new button by where it says custom action and activate it.
  3. Use the filter edit field to narrow down the action’s list to the actions you are interested in.
    In this dialog you will see there is two actions list area side by side. The first one to the left shows the actions list. The second one to the right will show the actions added to your custom action or “macro” as its built.
  4. Navigate to the first actions list area, and find the action you want and double click it.
  5. it will appear in the table on the right. Repeat steps two through 4 to add more items to the list. The area on the right will show items in the order they were added.
  6. Once you have all the action you want in your custom action, you can navigate over to the consolidate undo points and show in actions list check boxes.
    1. Check consolidate undo points if you would like all actions in this custom action undone if you were to press Undo. If you do not check this box only the last action in the list will be undone.
    2. Check show in actions menu if you want the custom action to show up in the regular actions list. This is handy as it makes it easy to add a HotKey to your custom action or edit/delete it should you choose to.
  7. Once appropriate selections are made, you can navigate to the ok button and Activate it. Now you have a custom action with the name you provided.
    If you checked the show in actions list box, you can use the steps for adding a HotKey to an action for assigning a hot key to your custom action. Custom actions show up with the word custom in front of them so you can use the word “custom” as a filter to see all the custom actions in the current KeyMap.

Extensions[edit]

Reaper is a highly Customizable DAW, and as such many have made extensions to, well, extend the functionality of reaper. These include adding new actions to the action list, and or making custom actions of their own as well. The Extension referred to as part of this Site are the SWS Extensions, and more specifically ReaConsole.

ReaConsole[edit]

ReaConsole Is a part of the SWS Extensions, that adds an old school console to Reaper. Now As this is a DAW you may be thinking Console meaning a mixer, but in this case it’s actually is referring to the Command Line Prompt. Pressing C in Reaper will open a Command line window where you can type in a command to quickly, select tracks, Change Volume, Pan, Arm, Flip Phase or etc. to a track or any Number of tracks at once. The [keyboard-ninja-hotkey-list/ HotKey List] has Some Basic ReaConsole Commands, but its highly recommended reading the ReaConsole section of the SWS Extensions manual.

A Note on Keyboard Navigation[edit]

In dialogs like the actions list, tab would usually move you forward between buttons and fields, and SHIFT+TAB moves you backwards. On the mac, CMD+TAB will cycle between all open applications, and CMD+` will cycle you through all open windows within an application. So for example if in Reaper you have an FX browser window open and the actions list in addition to the main Reaper window, you can cycle between all these windows using CMD+`. On windows ALT+Tab will cycle you through all open windows period. You don’t have an option just to cycle through windows within a certain app.

If you are a VoiceOver user on the mac, VO+Left/Right Arrows can be use for most of the instructions that say navigate or move to in these guides. VO+Space or Return can be used to Activate a button. Also you may need to interact with certain elements at times like the actions list area that list all the actions.

For Windows users or non screen reader users on Win/Mac, the “TAB” key is probably your best bet for use when the guides say to move to or navigate to. Also on Windows F6 can be used as well. Windows screen reader users will also be fimiliar enough to try the down arrow when all else fails.

The Keyboard Ninja shortcuts and HotKeys are given in the mac variant. If you are a PC user use this conversion chart.

  • CMD = CTRL
  • OPT = ALT
  • CTRL = WIN (the key between CTRL & ALT bearing the start menu logo)

I hope to have a fully converted version of the Keyboard Ninja HotKey available soon. As it stands importing the Mac KeyMap into a Windows Version of Reaper yields Mixed Results.

In Reaper escape will close any floating windows or unselect selections. For example if you are done with a FX Browser window a simple press of the escape key will close it. If you have Items selected and in focus a simple press of the escape key will unselect.

notes for blind users[edit]

For Windows Users:[edit]

If you are on Windows,you will need to grab Osara Once downloaded along with Reaper and the SWS Extension, you will want to install the latter two , before then installing Osara. While i will try to list Osara HotKeys where available, you should highly consider joining the RWP mailing list. You may get quicker answers to Osara Specific Questions there as I am predominantly a Mac user. Also to follow along with some of the work flows outlined throughout this site, you may need to add your own HotKeys to the KeyMap. The even newer kid on the block, though it appears to be built off the legacy of ReaAccess (the original Reaper access plug-in that appears to now be abandoned), is ReaEar. Can't say anything more about that one other than what's on their site. Discussions on all these can be found on the aforementioned RWP Mailing list.

For Mac Users:[edit]

Once You have Voice Over up and running, you will need to install Reaper, the SWS Extension and your choice of the Keyboard Ninja KeyMap or the ReaperAccess Plug-IN. The ReaperAccess plug in is developed by Victor Tsaran of JSonar fame. While development on it has halted and Osara should be getting aMac port at some point, what few features it has can still be useful. This plug in, solves the issue of The track list being clunky and tedious to navigate especially in projects with large track counts. It also allows for some spoken feedback of what command was just executed in addition to speaking meters (cmd+ctrl+J or K) and track numbers/name as you navigate through the track list with just up and down arrows. For more on how to install the plug in see the Getting Started page. However as ReaperAccess was in its earliest days of development before being halted, I have found some confusions with track selection if trying to switch between using it to select tracks and ReaConsole. If you are a heavy ReaConsole user then you may want to forgo the spoken feedback and etc of the plug in and just use the Keyboard Ninja KeyMap on its own. ReaperAccess uses the Keyboard Ninja KeyMap, so if you start out using it and become a heavy ReaConsole user, you can always remove the plug in without having to learn new keyboard shortcuts. Lastly while not Mac Centric you can also benefit from being a member of the RWP Mailing List.


A Note on Keyboard Navigation[edit]

In dialogs like the actions list, tab would usually move you forward between buttons and fields, and SHIFT+TAB moves you backwards. On the mac, CMD+TAB will cycle between all open applications, and CMD+` will cycle you through all open windows within an application. So for example if in Reaper you have an FX browser window open and the actions list in addition to the main Reaper window, you can cycle between all these windows using CMD+`. On windows ALT+Tab will cycle you through all open windows period. You don't have an option just to cycle through windows within a certain app

If you are a VoiceOver user on the mac, VO+Left/Right Arrows can be use for most of the instructions that say navigate or move to in these guides. VO+Space or Return can be used to Activate a button. Also you may need to interact with certain elements at times like the actions list area that list all the actions.

VoiceOver users will have to use an actual mouse as the VO+Shift+M keyboard shortcut for right click HotKey will not work anywhere in reaper. If using a one button mouse or a track pad you can right click by holding the control key while clicking the mouse.

For Windows users or non screen reader users on Win/Mac, the TAB key is probably your best bet for use when the guides say to move to or navigate to. Also on Windows F6 can be used as well. Windows screen reader users will also be fimiliar enough to try the down arrow when all else fails. And always, the Enter or Space key will activate a button usually.

In Reaper escape will close any floating windows or unselect selections. For example if you are done with a FX Browser window a simple press of the escape key will close it. If you have Items selected and in focus a simple press of the escape key will unselect.

Quick Start Tutorials - Getting Up and Reaping[edit]

Setting Up Reaper[edit]

Installing And Configuring Audio[edit]

If using external Midi or Audio Devices,please consult their manual or quick start guide to know whether to connect them to the computer first or whether to install their drivers first.

  • If your midi or Audio Device has a USB (Firewire or Thunderbolt) cable, plug that into your computer.
  • If you want to use midi cables, plug a midi cable from midi out on the keyboard to midi in on your audio/midi interface card, and vice versa, from midi out on your sound card to midi in on your keyboard.
  • Install all drivers that came with your sound card and keyboard.
  • Install Reaper 64 on Windows 7 64, and Reaper 32 on Windows 7 32 bit and XP. On the mac, you can install either the 32 or 64 BIT versions if you are on OSX 10.7 (Lion) or later. See the Reaper download page for more info.
  • Open Reaper, and once loaded, select the continue to evaluate option, until you decide to buy it.
  • press CMD+Comma (CMD+,) on OSX, or ctrl+P (On Windows) to go to options/preferences, which is a dialog with a tree structure. on the left, and the options for each category on the right.
  • Navigate down the tree structure to audio>device, then tab down and configure input and output for your audio Device, also called sound card.
    1. If you are using your Macs built in sound card, then the defaults are fine. Otherwise change the drop down list to the name of your USB/FireWire/Thunderbolt interface.
    2. If on windows, ASIO is highly recommended. If your sound card doesn't support ASIO (a lot of built in sound cards don't) then you can select one of the other options. (You may have to try each to see which gives you lowest [latency)

Enabling Your MIDI Device[edit]

  • Still under the general topic Audio, arrow to midi device, tab down to the line with the names of your midi keyboard and midi interface and right click on the word disabled and change to the word Enabled after their name.
    Note
    VoiceOver users will have to use an actual mouse as the VO+Shift+Space keyboard shortcut for right click HotKey will not work anywhere in reaper. If using a one button mouse or a track pad you can right click by holding the CMD key while clicking the mouse.
  • Tab to apply, activate it, then navigate to okay, and hit enter.

Testing MIDI[edit]

You can test to learn if midi messages are getting into reaper by loading a soft synth onto a track.

  • Press ctrl+I (Mac/Win) to get the insert menu for loading a soft or virtual synth.
  • Arrow down the first column to select a folder where Reaper's virtual synths are stored; VSTi, or Instruments.
  • then navigate over to the second column and select the included synth called ReaSynth, and press enter on it.
  • It will load onto its own track.
  • Navigate to the new track that has ReaSynth.
  • move to Record source, where you can select Midi From the drop down menu, and under its sub menu, select either the virtual keyboard or your midi device, all channels or a specific channel.
    Note
    if you connected your Midi device directly to the computer via USB, It will probably show the device name. If you used a Midi In/Out to USB cable or 2 Midi cables to connect the Midi in and out of your midi device to your sound card or audio device, You will have to select the name of that device under midi.
  • Move to Arm for Record, and activate it to turn armed on.
  • Move to monitor item; and activate it to hear what you are playing through the ReaSynth Sounds.
  • Press keys on your keyboard and you should hear it through the sounds of ReaSynth.
    Note
    If using Built in Audio Device/Sound Card, there can be latency. This is a noticeable delay between when pressing a key on the midi keyboard and hearing it, or between when you press Play/Stop/Record and when Reaper obeys the command.


Configuring Reaper's Preferences[edit]

Making these changes in Reaper's preferences can yeild better results when using reaper solely via the keyboard. You can bring up the preferences dialog by pressing CMD+comma (Mac) or CTRL+P (Windows). For more detailed configuration guide, see this blog post.

Keyboard[edit]

Under this section uncheck:

  • Commit changes to some edit fields after one second of no typing

Playback[edit]

Check the following:

  • Stop playback at end of loop if repeat is disabled

Editing Behavior[edit]

Check

  • Move edit cursors to start of time selection on time selection change

If you havent'd done so by now, you should either download the KeyboardNinja KeyMap and/or the [reaper_access.zip ReaperAccess] Plug-in and install them along with the SWS Extensions.

Common Tasks[edit]

Navigating Projects[edit]

You can move forward and backwards through a project time line quickly by:

STEPS KN HotKey ReaAccess HotKey
Fast forward or Rewind a little bit. CMD+Left or Right Arrows

No HotKey; [[ Create one

Moving forward or backwards by measure (even if project time base is not set to Beats/Measures). OPT+CMD+Left OR Right Arrows. PG UP/Down
Moving forward or backwards by beats. (even if project time base is not set to Beats/Measures). OPT+CMD+SHIFT+Left or Right Arrows. CTRL+PG Up/Down
By using the Jump to Dialog to move to a specific time in the project. CMD+J CTRL+J

Where you jump to will depend on the format.

  • enter. 36. (36 followed by a period or full stop) will move you to bar 36 beat 1.
  • Enter 36.3 will get you to bar 36, beat 3.
  • 36.4.25 will get you to exactly a quarter way through bar 36, beat 4. (the 25 being a percentage)

Alternatively, you can jump to minutes/seconds.

  • enter 36: (36 followed by a colon), that'd jump you to 36 minutes.
  • Enter 36:3 to get to 36 mins 3 seconds.

If you combine that jump dialogue with judicious use of markers you can fly around the timeline. Press M to place a marker where ever the cursor is in a project and you can use the numbers 1 through 0 to quickly jump to the first 10 markers from anywhere in the project at anytime. If you have the ReaperAccess Plug-In installed the measure/beat etc that you move to will be spoken.

Making Selections[edit]

Use any of the above Methods to navigate through the project to the start of where you want to select then:

STEPS KN HotKey ReaAccess HotKey
1)Select the tracks you want to make the selection on, or select all tracks. OPT+CMD+Up/Down Arrows (add SHIFT to select contiguous tracks) Up/Down Arrows (Add SHIFT to select contiguous tracks)
2) Set Start Point. OPT+[ ALT+SHIFT+[ (or ALT+[)

3) Use one of above navigational method to move to where you want the end of selection, then set end point.

OPT+] ALT+SHIFT+] (or ALT+])
4) Select all items on all selected tracks in current time selection. OPT+A

No HotKey; Create one. (Suggest using ALT+A)

5) Toggle loop or Repeat of Selection On Playback R CTRL+R

If you have the ReaperAccess Plug-In installed you can navigate to/select tracks with just the up/down arrows. However using them along with Shift doesn't appear to Select contiguous tracks.

Navigating/Selecting Tracks via ReaConsole[edit]

To quickly get to any track in a project you can open ReaConsole (by pressing default HotKey C) and typing upper case “S” followed by the track number. Seperate non contiguous tracks with a comma, (e.g. S1,3,7) to select those tracks quickly. Use a dash to select all tracks inbetween and including the first and last track (e.g. S1-7 to select tracks one through seven). You can also use track names as well, (e.g. “Sguitar” to select the track named guitar). Wildcards are useful allowing for quick selection of all tracks that have guitar in their name, (eg. Sgui*). ReaConsole commands are case sensative. upper case letters usually force a command and lower case toggles it. For example upper case “S1” will force only track one to be selected after the command is executed despite whatever tracks were selected before. Which means s1 will only toggle the selection of track 1. Therefore, if track one was already selected, it would unselect it; If track one was not selected it would select it. These ReaConsole methods can be used in place of the track navigation HotKeys provided in the frequently encountered scenarios.

Frequently Encountered Scenarios[edit]

Scenario 1: How do I record audio?[edit]

STEPS KN HotKey ReaAccess HotKey
1) Insert a new Track into the project. CMD+T CTRL+T
2) Arm the new track for recording. CTRL+F7 or CTRL+R F7
3) Press Record to start recording. CMD+R R
4) Press stop when done recording. SpaceBar SpaceBar
5) UnArm track you just recorded on to prevent accidentally recording over what you just recorded. CTRL+F7 F7

Press Home to go back to start of project and press SpaceBar to playback what you just recorded. Repeat steps 1 through 5 to record on more tracks from the start of the project.

If you don't hear anything when you playback your recording, press “I” to open the tracks i/o and verify that the right input is selected.

Scenario 2: More On Recording Audio[edit]

I need to record a new track. The recording has to start at 23 seconds in, and I need to hear what's on the other tracks.

STEPS KN HotKey ReaAccess HotKey
1) Unarm the last track you recorded on. (Skip this step if you didn't previously record a track) CTRL+F7 F7
2) Insert a new Track into the project. CMD+T CTRL+T
3) Arm the new track for recording. CTRL+F7 F7
4) Use Jump To Dialog to move to 23 seconds in by entering 00:00:23 after pressing HotKey. CMD+J CTRL+J
5) Press Record to start recording. CMD+R R
6) Press stop when done recording. SpaceBar SpaceBar

Scenario 3: Importing MP3 And Other Audio[edit]

(e.g. for use as a backing track)[edit]

How do I load an mp3 file into a track?

  • Press the home key to make sure you are at the start of the Project, then:
STEPS KN HotKey ReaAccess HotKey
1) Insert a New Track. CMD+T CTRL+T
2) Go to the Insert Menu and select Media File. CMD+I Alt+I

If you don't want the imported file to start at the beginning of the project, then Navigate to the point in the project where you want the imported file to start playing back before performing step 1.

Scenario 4: Selecting Audio[edit]

After 20 seconds, playback is paused, and I want to select all before the 20 seconds. How do I do this on one or all tracks?

STEPS KN HotKey ReaAccess HotKey
1) Select the track you want to do this on or select all tracks if you want this done to all tracks. OPT+CMD+Up/DownArrows (Add SHIFT to select contiguous tracks) Up/DownArrows (Add SHIFT to select contiguous tracks)
2) Press play. SpaceBar SpaceBar
3) When at place where you want selection to end,Press Pause. CMD+P or CMD+SpaceBar CTRL+SPACEBar
4) insert a end marker. OPT+] ALT+SHIFT+] (or ALT+])
  • If using the ReaperAccess Plug-In, you can select single tracks with just the up and down arrows.
  • No need to set a start point if selecting from the start of the project.
  • You can use the Jump To Dialog in place of STEP 2 If you know you need to get to exactly 23 seconds in.
  • If you want to Copy or CUT only the Selected area of the Item, you will need to use the “Copy items/Tracks/Envelopes Point WithIn time selection if any” (CMD+SHIFT+C Mac or CTRL+SHIFT+C Win) or “Cut items/Tracks/Envelopes Point WithIn time selection if any” (CMD+SHIFT+X MAC or CTRL+SHIFT+X Win) as the usual copy or cut commands will copy or cut the entire Item and not just the selected area.
  • Once you have the item Cut or Copied, you can navigate to another point in the project and paste with CMD+V (Mac) or CTRL+V (Win).
  • If you are working with all tracks selected and want later items to move in and fill the gap of the audio you just Cut or Deleted, you will need to use the “Remove Content From Item Moving Later Items” action (OPT+CMD+SHIFT+Delete if using the Keyboard Ninja KeyMap). ReaAccess users will have to create their own HotKey for this action. If working with single tracks, you will need to use the ripple selected track option.
  • There is no need to split unless you want to change the volume, pan, pitch or otherwise effect the selected area independent of how the rest of the audio on that track is processed.

Scenario 5: More On Selecting Audio[edit]

Between 40 and 43 secs, or measure 51 and 57, I want to delete a part or add an FX? How do I do this for all tracks? On one track only?

STEPS KN HotKey ReaAccess HotKey
1) Select the single track or all tracks you want to do this with. OPT+CMD+Up/DownArrows, or CMD+A to select all Up/DownArrows, or CTRL+A to select all
2) Bring up the Jump To Dialog and enter 00:00:40 or 51.1 to move 40 seconds in or to measure 51 respectively. CMD+J CTRL+J
3) Insert A Start Marker. OPT+[ ALT+SHIFT+[ (or ALT+[)
4) Bring up the Jump To Dialog and enter 00:00:43 or 57.1 to move to 43 seconds into the project or to measure 57 respectively. CMD+J CTRL+J
5) Insert an end marker. OPT+] ALT+SHIFT+] (or ALT+])
6) Select all items on all selected tracks in current time selection. OPT+A

No HotKey; [[Create one. (Suggest using ALT+A)

7A) If you want to delete or CUT only the Selected area of the Item, you will need to use the “Cut items/Tracks/Envelopes Point WithIn time selection if any” action, as the usual copy or cut commands will copy or cut the entire Item and not just the selected area. CMD+SHIFT+X CTRL+SHIFT+X
7B) If you are working with all tracks selected and want later items to move in and fill the gap of the audio you just Cut or Deleted, you will need to use the “Remove Content From Item Moving Later Items” action. OPT+CMD+SHIFT+Delete

No HotKey; [[creating Create One.

7C) If your goal is to add an effect to the Selected Item then after step 6, you will need to split the selection into it's own item. SHIFT+S SHIFT+S
7D) Open the item or take FX dialog to add FX. SHIFT+E SHIFT+E
  • To add an effect you will have to work with one track/item at a time.


Scenario 6: Adding FX To A Track[edit]

how do I add FX to a track, and how do I adjust them?

STEPS KN HotKey ReaAccess HotKey
1) Navigate to the track you would like to add effect to. OPT+CMD+Up/DownArrows Up/DownArrows
2) Use appropriate HotKey to Load the FX dialog for that track. OPT+F F

Once FX dialog is open in the first column you can choose from one of the listed category and in the second column select the FX you want. After that you can navigate through all the FX parameters or select a preset.