Pro Tools - Shortcut of the Week (2009.05.18)

Pro Tools is a strong multi-track editing program, but unless you’re willing to drop some change on a custom keyboard, it can be tough to learn all the keyboard shortcuts.  I’m featuring one a week in an attempt to highlight the tricks I find most useful.

Extend Selection to Next Region Boundary:  Shift+Tab

This is perfect for grabbing a selection when you’ve either already trimmed the region boundaries, or if the boundaries are just close enough.  I always play out the tracks I’ve recorded for the artist to listen to before I start a mix.  This lets them catch any last minute issues before I devote a lot of time to a project.  Since I always through down markers to tag the starts of takes, this shortcut is an easy way to grab a whole take, quickly.