Cubase Key Commands

Cubase Key Commands

Learning and committing Cubase key commands to muscle memory is essential to becoming a Cubase Ninja. Here is the list of default Cubase Key Commands for your reference. You can print or save as PDF to keep the key commands handy as you work.


Editors

DescriptionKey Command
Show/Hide InfoviewCommand+I
Show/Hide OverviewOption+O

Edit

DescriptionKey Command
Edit InplaceCommand+Shift+I
Open Score EditorCommand+R
Open/Close EditorReturn
UndoCommand+Z
RedoCommand+Shift+Z
CutCommand+X
CopyCommand+C
PasteCommand+V
Select AllCommand+A
Select NoneCommand+Shift+A
DuplicateCommand+D
OpenCommand+E
RepeatCommand+K
Move to FrontU
LockCommand+Shift+L
UnlockCommand+Shift+U
Cut TimeCommand+Shift+X
Delete TimeShift+Backspace
Paste TimeCommand+Shift+V
Paste at OriginOption+V
Paste Relative to CursorShift+V
Split RangeShift+X
Insert SilenceCommand+Shift+E
Invert SelectionCommand+Option+I
Split at CursorOption+X
Move to CursorCommand+L
GroupCommand+G
UngroupCommand+U
SoloS
MuteM
Record EnableR
WriteW
Primary Parameter: IncreaseCommand+Shift+Up Arrow
Primary Parameter: DecreaseCommand+Shift+Down Arrow
Secondary Parameter: IncreaseCommand+Shift+Right Arrow
Secondary Parameter: DecreaseCommand+Shift+Left Arrow
Mute EventsShift+M
Unmute EventsShift+U
Mute/Unmute ObjectsOption+M
Find Track/ChannelCommand+F
Toggle Group TracksK
Left Selection Side to CursorE
Right Selection Side to CursorD
Stationary CursorOption+C
AutoscrollF
Snap On/OffJ
Expand/ReduceOption+E
Activate/DeactivateOption+A
Flip/InvertOption+F
DeleteDel
DeleteBackspace

Media

DescriptionKey Command
Preview StartShift+Enter
Preview StopShift+Pad0
Preview Cycle On/OffShift+Pad /
Open MediaBayF5
Search MediaBayShift+F5
Open/Close Attribute InspectorCommand+Option+Pad6
Open/Close File BrowserCommand+Option+Pad4
Open/Close PreviewerCommand+Option+Pad2
Open/Close FiltersCommand+Option+Pad5
Open/Close FavoritesCommand+Option+Pad8

MIDI

DescriptionKey Command
QuantizeQ
Show/Hide Controller LanesOption+L

Set Insert Length

DescriptionKey Command
TOption+,
.Option+.
1Option+1
2Option+2
4Option+3
8Option+4
16Option+5
32Option+6
64Option+7
128Option+8

Devices

DescriptionKey Command
Virtual KeyboardOption+K
MixerF3
MixConsole Lower ZoneOption+F3
VST PerformanceF12
VST ConnectionsF4
VideoF8
VST InstrumentsF11

File

DescriptionKey Command
NewCommand+N
OpenCommand+O
CloseCommand+W
SaveCommand+S
Save New VersionCommand+Option+S
Save AsCommand+Shift+S
QuitCommand+Q

Navigate

DescriptionKey Command
LeftLeft Arrow
RightRight Arrow
UpUp Arrow
DownDown Arrow
Add LeftShift+Left Arrow
Add RightShift+Right Arrow
Add UpShift+Up Arrow
Add DownShift+Down Arrow
TopHome
BottomEnd
Toggle SelectionCommand+Space

Project

DescriptionKey Command
Remove Selected TracksShift+Del
Open PoolCommand+P
Open MarkersCommand+M
Open Tempo TrackCommand+T
ColorsOption+Shift+S
SetupShift+S
Set Track/Event ColorOption+Shift+C
Open BrowserCommand+B

Zoom

DescriptionKey Command
Zoom to SelectionOption+S
Zoom to EventShift+E
Zoom FullShift+F
Zoom In VerticallyShift+H
Zoom Out VerticallyShift+G
Zoom In On Waveform VerticallyOption+H
Zoom Out Of Waveform VerticallyOption+G
Zoom In TracksCommand+Down Arrow
Zoom Out TracksCommand+Up Arrow
Zoom Tracks ExclusiveZ
Zoom InH
Zoom OutG

AddTrack

DescriptionKey Command
OpenDialogT

Window Zones

DescriptionKey Command
Show/Hide Right ZoneCommand+Option+R
Show/Hide Upper ZoneCommand+Option+U
Show/Hide Transport ZoneCommand+Option+T
Show Previous TabCommand+Option+Left Arrow
Show Next TabCommand+Option+Right Arrow
Show/Hide Left ZoneCommand+Option+L
Show/Hide Left ZoneOption+I
Show/Hide Lower ZoneCommand+Option+E
Show/Hide Lower ZoneCommand+Option+B
Show Previous PageCommand+Option+Up Arrow
Show Previous PagePgUp
Show Next PageCommand+Option+Down Arrow
Show Next PagePgDown

Audio

DescriptionKey Command
CrossfadeX
Auto-GridShift+Q
Adjust Fades to RangeA

Direct Offline Processing

DescriptionKey Command
Direct Offline ProcessingF7

Transport

DescriptionKey Command
PanelF2
Play Selection RangeOption+Space
Locate Next EventN
Locate Previous EventB
Locate Next HitpointOption+N
Locate Previous HitpointOption+B
Locators to SelectionP
StartEnter
StopPad0
StartStopSpace
RecordPad *
Global Retrospective RecordShift+Pad *
RewindPad –
ForwardPad +
Fast RewindShift+Pad –
Fast ForwardShift+Pad +
CyclePad /
Auto Punch InI
Auto Punch OutO
Nudge Cursor RightCommand+Pad +
Nudge Cursor LeftCommand+Pad –
To Left LocatorPad1
To Right LocatorPad2
To Marker 1Shift+1
To Marker 2Shift+2
Recall Cycle Marker 1Shift+Pad1
Recall Cycle Marker 2Shift+Pad2
Recall Cycle Marker 3Shift+Pad3
Recall Cycle Marker 4Shift+Pad4
Recall Cycle Marker 5Shift+Pad5
Recall Cycle Marker 6Shift+Pad6
Recall Cycle Marker 7Shift+Pad7
Recall Cycle Marker 8Shift+Pad8
Recall Cycle Marker 9Shift+Pad9
Set Left LocatorCommand+Pad1
Set Right LocatorCommand+Pad2
Set Marker 1Command+1
Set Marker 2Command+2
Locate Next MarkerShift+N
Locate Previous MarkerShift+B
Input PositionShift+P
Input Left LocatorShift+L
Input Right LocatorShift+R
Input Locator DurationShift+D
Input Punch In PositionShift+I
Input Punch Out PositionShift+O
Input TempoShift+T
Input Time SignatureShift+C
Metronome OnC
Use External SyncOption+Shift+T
Exchange Time Formats.
Locate SelectionL
Loop SelectionOption+P
Return to ZeroPad .
Return to Zero,
To Marker 3Pad3
To Marker 3Shift+3
To Marker 4Pad4
To Marker 4Shift+4
To Marker 5Pad5
To Marker 5Shift+5
To Marker 6Pad6
To Marker 6Shift+6
To Marker 7Pad7
To Marker 7Shift+7
To Marker 8Pad8
To Marker 8Shift+8
To Marker 9Pad9
To Marker 9Shift+9
Set Marker 3Command+Pad3
Set Marker 3Command+3
Set Marker 4Command+Pad4
Set Marker 4Command+4
Set Marker 5Command+Pad5
Set Marker 5Command+5
Set Marker 6Command+Pad6
Set Marker 6Command+6
Set Marker 7Command+Pad7
Set Marker 7Command+7
Set Marker 8Command+Pad8
Set Marker 8Command+8
Set Marker 9Command+Pad9
Set Marker 9Command+9

Tool

DescriptionKey Command
Next ToolF10
Previous ToolF9
Select Tool1
Range Tool2
Split Tool3
Glue Tool4
Delete Tool5
Zoom Tool6
Mute Tool7
Draw Tool8
Play Tool9
Drumstick Tool0
Combine Selection Tools On/OffOption+Shift+1

Automation

DescriptionKey Command
Toggle Read Enable All TracksOption+R
Toggle Write Enable All TracksOption+W
Open PanelF6

Chords

DescriptionKey Command
ChordPadCommand+Shift+C

TrackVersions

DescriptionKey Command
New VersionCommand+Shift+N
Duplicate VersionCommand+Shift+D
Next VersionCommand+Shift+H
Previous VersionCommand+Shift+G

MixConsole History

DescriptionKey Command
Undo MixConsole StepOption+Z
Redo MixConsole StepOption+Shift+Z

Nudge

DescriptionKey Command
Start LeftOption+Left Arrow
Start RightOption+Right Arrow
End LeftOption+Shift+Left Arrow
End RightOption+Shift+Right Arrow
LeftCommand+Left Arrow
RightCommand+Right Arrow

Workspaces

DescriptionKey Command
NewCommand+Pad0
Update WorkspaceOption+U
No WorkspaceOption+Pad0
Workspace 1Option+Pad1
Workspace 2Option+Pad2
Workspace 3Option+Pad3
Workspace 4Option+Pad4
Workspace 5Option+Pad5
Workspace 6Option+Pad6
Workspace 7Option+Pad7
Workspace 8Option+Pad8
Workspace 9Option+Pad9
Workspace XCommand+Option+Pad0

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