Introduction to FL Studio Keyboard Shortcuts
FL Studio keyboard shortcuts help you speed up your work in this software while working on audio editing, processing, and manipulation. Keyboard shortcuts are a combination of keyboard keys, and by pressing them in combination, we can access any command very quickly such as you can press the Ctrl + Shift + R button of a keyboard for having Export Mp3 file command active, F4 for the next empty pattern with naming dialog box and so on. I will tell you some of the shortcuts of this software, but you can also check more shortcuts from the Context menu of the menu bar.
Before we start discussing different shortcuts, I would like to tell you equivalent keys of Windows and Mac so that you can understand shortcuts for both.
Alt key of Windows equivalent to Option key of Mac that means if there is any key with a combination of Alt key of Windows, if you are using that particular combination on Mac OS, you have to press Option button for access that shortcut in Mac.
Keyboard Shortcuts for FL Studio
Let’s have a look at FL Studio shortcut keys.
- Backspace = Delete (<X): For Backspace of Windows, press the delete(<X) button of Mac.
- Ctrl = Command: For the Ctrl button of Windows, press the Command key of Mac.
- Delete = fn + Delete (<): For Delete button of Windows press fn+ Delete (<X) key of Mac.
- Insert = fn + Return: For Insert button of Windows press fn + Return key of Mac.
- Windows = Command: For the Windows icon button, press the Command key of Mac.
Basic Shortcuts of FL Studio:
- Undo/Redo last Edit (Ctrl + Z): If You want to go back to the last step in your working, you can press Ctrl (Command) + z button on the keyboard.
- Undo step by step (Ctrl + Shift + Z): If you want to go back into previous steps one by one, then you can press the Ctrl + Shift + z buttons of the keyboard.
- Open File (Ctrl +O): For opening your existing file of an audio track or your previously saved file, you can press Ctrl + O.
- Save File (Ctrl + S): If you press ctrl + S, you can have a save dialog box directly to save any file of your work.
- Save New Version (Ctrl + N): By pressing Ctrl + N buttons, you can save new versions of your audio editing work.
- Save As (Ctrl + Shift + S): If you want to save your saved work again in a new location or with a new file format, then you can press Ctrl + Shift + S for save as an option.
- Export Wave File (Ctrl + R): For exporting any wave file from this software, you can have the export command by pressing the Ctrl + R buttons of the keyboard.
- Export Mp3 File (Ctrl + Shift + R): By the same way of exporting wave files, you can also export mp3 files from this software, and for this command, you have to press the Ctrl + Shift + R buttons of the keyboard.
- Export MIDI File (Ctrl + Shift + M): By pressing Ctrl + Shift + M, you can export any file in MIDI file format.
- Open Recent Files (Ctrl + 0, 1,….9): You can open recently used files of this software very quickly by press Ctrl + 0, Ctrl + 1….and so on; that means if you press Ctrl + 0, then it will open just last used file and if you press Ctrl + 1 then it will open a file which is used before last used file and so on in this sequence.
- Rearrange Windows (Ctrl + Shift + H): By pressing the keyboard’s Ctrl + Shift + H button, you can rearrange opened windows or tabs of this software.
- Select Patterns (1…9): You can select patterns in sequence by pressing the keyboard’s 1 to 9 numeric keys.
- Next Pattern (+): If you want to move on to the next pattern of the pattern panel, press the + button on the keyboard.
- Previous Pattern (-): Same as moving to the next pattern, you can also move to the previous pattern by pressing the – key of a keyboard.
- Open Name Editor (F2): Press the F2 functional key of the keyboard to open the name editor dialog box for the selected pattern, and if you repeat this key, it will choose colors randomly.
- Next Empty Pattern dialog box (F4): For having the name dialog box of the next empty pattern, press the F4 functional key of a keyboard.
- Next Empty Pattern (Ctrl + F4): If you want to have the next empty pattern, then press Ctrl + F4.
- Select Channel Above (Up Arrow): To select the above channel, press the Up arrow button on the keyboard.
- Select Channel Below (Down Arrow): For select below the channel, press the Down arrow button on the keyboard.
- Select Next Channel Group (Page Up): By pressing the Page Up button on the keyboard, you can select the next channel group.
- Select Previous Channel Group (Page Down): By pressing the Page Down button on the keyboard, you can select the whole previous channel group.
- Delete Channel (Alt + Del): If you want to delete a selected channel or channels, just select those channels and press the Alt + Del button on the keyboard.
- Move Channel Up (Alt + Up Arrow): If you want to move selected channels or channels upward, press the Alt + Up Arrow buttons of the keyboard.
- Move Channel Down (Alt + Down Arrow): If you want to move selected channels or channels downward, press the Alt + Down Arrow buttons of the keyboard.
- Clone Channels (Alt + C): You can make a clone of selected channels by pressing the Alt + C button on the keyboard.
- Group Channels (Alt + G): You can group channels together if you want and for that, just select your desired channel which you want to group and then press the Alt + G button on the keyboard.
I told you some of the important shortcuts of this software, but here are more shortcuts that you can take in your use by and by. So just start on this software by using shortcuts keys so that it will set in your mind automatically with passes of time.
This is a guide to FL Studio Keyboard Shortcuts. Here we also discuss the introduction and keyboard shortcuts of FL Studio along with a detailed explanation. You may also have a look at the following articles to learn more –