150 FL Studio Keyboard Shortcuts

Mastering FL Studio shortcuts is essential for creating great melodies. When you’re in your creative flow, you want everything to move quickly, and clicking through menus can feel like moving at a snail’s pace.

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The last thing you want is to waste time navigating menus. That’s where FL Studio Shortcuts come to the rescue. Below is a list of all FL Studio Shortcuts that will help you create great melodies.

File Operations Shortcuts

Action FL Studio Shortcuts
Open file Ctrl + O
Save file Ctrl + S
Save new version Ctrl + N
Save as Ctrl + Shift + S
Export wave file Ctrl + R
Export MP3 file Ctrl + Shift + R
Export MIDI file Ctrl + Shift + M
Open recent files 0…9 Alt + 0…9
Smart find Ctrl + F

Window Navigation Shortcuts

Action FL Studio 21 Shortcuts
Open Plugin Picker Ctrl + F8
Open Project Picker Ctrl + Alt + F8
Plugin database Shift + F8
Toggle max/min Playlist Enter
Closes a window Esc
Help F1
Toggle Playlist F5
Toggle Step Sequencer F6
Toggle Piano Roll F7
Show or hide Sample Browser F8
Show or hide Mixer F9
Show or hide MIDI settings F10
Show or hide song info window F11
Close all windows F12
Close all unfocused windows Ctrl + F12
Align all channel editors Shift + F12
Arrange windows – Realign Ctrl + Shift + H

Similar Programs: LMMS Keyboard Shortcuts

Playlist Action Shortcuts

Action FL Studio 21 Shortcuts
Paint tool B
Slice tool C
Delete tool D
Select tool E
Pencil tool P
Slip edit tool S
Mute tool T
Playback tool Y
Zoom tool Z
Bypass snap Alt
Ungroup selection Alt + G
Open the Piano Roll Alt + P
Add time marker Alt + T
Jump to the next song marker Alt + *
Jump to the previous song marker Alt + /
Select all Ctrl + A
Duplicate selection Ctrl + B
Copy selection Ctrl + C
Deselect selection Ctrl + D
Toggle Performance mode Ctrl + P
Paste Selection Ctrl + V
Cut Selection Ctrl + X
Grid color Ctrl + Alt + G
Toggle resizing from left Ctrl + Alt + Home
Select time around the selection Ctrl + Enter
Select time before selection equal to the selection length Ctrl + Left Arrow key
Select time after selection equal to the selection length Ctrl + Right Arrow key
Group selected clips Shift + G
Invert selection Shift + I
Quick quantize clip start times Shift + Q
Move selection left Shift + Left Arrow key
Move selection right Shift + Right Arrow key
Move selection up Shift + Up Arrow key
Move selection down Shift + Down Arrow key
Center Playlist to playhead position Shift + 0
Horizontal zoom levels 1…3 Shift + 1…3
Horizontal zoom, show all Shift + 4
Zoom to selection Shift + 5
Fit Performance Zone to Playlist Shift + 6

Similar Programs: Logic Pro X Keyboard Shortcuts

Channel Window Shortcuts

Action FL Studio Shortcuts PDF
Mute or Unmute the first 10 channels 0…9
Solo or Unsolo’s first 10 channels Ctrl + 0…9
Select the previous channel Up Arrow key
Next channel Down Arrow key
Group selected channels Alt + G
Zip selected channels Alt + Z
Unzip selected channels Alt + U
Move selected channels up Shift + Up Arrow key
Move selected channels down Shift + Down Arrow key
Next channel group Page Up key
Previous channel group Page Down key
Copy channel steps Ctrl + C
Paste channel steps Ctrl + V
Cut channel steps Ctrl + X
Delete selected channels Alt + Delete
Clone channels Ctrl + Shift + C
Shift steps left Shift + Left Arrow key
Shift steps right Shift + Right Arrow key
Randomize Alt + R
Send to Piano Roll Alt + P
Show Keyboard Editor K
Show Graph Editor G
Channels – Restretch all Ctrl + Alt + R

Similar Programs: Audacity Keyboard Shortcuts

Piano Roll Action Shortcuts

Action FL Studio Shortcut keys
Arpeggiator Alt + A
View note helpers Alt + B
Change the color of selected notes Alt + C
Riff machine Alt + E
Flam Alt + F
Ungroup selected notes Alt + G
Open Limit tool Alt + K
Open Articulate tool Alt + L
Switch waveform helper view Alt + N
Open the LFO tool when in the lower Event Editor area Alt + O
Quantize Alt + Q
Open Randomize tool Alt + R
Open Strum tool Alt + S
Glue Alt + G
Open Chop tool Alt + U
Toggle ghost channels on or off Alt + V
Open Claw Machine tool Alt + W
Open Scale Levels tool Alt + X
Open Score Flipper tool Alt + Y
Glue selected and touching notes Ctrl + G
Insert current controller value Ctrl + I
Quick legato Ctrl + L
Import MIDI file Ctrl + M
Quick quantize Ctrl + Q
Quick chop Ctrl + U

Record & Playback Shortcuts

Action FL Studio Hotkeys
Toggle line or none-snap Backspace
Start or Stop playback Spacebar
Start or Pause playback Ctrl + Spacebar
Switch Pattern or Song mode L
Switch on or off recording R
Fast forward 0
Previous bar /
Jump 4 bars back Ctrl + /
Next bar *
Jump 4 bars forward Ctrl + *
Toggle Step Edit mode Ctrl + E
Stop sound Ctrl + H
Toggle the typing keypad to the piano keypad Ctrl + T
Toggle blend notes Ctrl + B
Toggle metronome Ctrl + M
Toggle recording metronome precount Ctrl + P
Toggle wait for input to start recording Ctrl + I

Similar Programs: Studio One Keyboard Shortcuts

Pattern Selector Shortcuts

Action FL Studio Hotkeys
Select patterns 1..9 1…9
Next pattern +
Previous pattern
Next empty pattern F4

Mixer Shortcuts

Action FL Studio Shortcuts
Move the selected mixer track left Alt + Left Arrow key
Move the selected mixer track right Alt + Right Arrow key
Select the channels linked to the selected mixer track Alt + L
Link selected channels to the selected mixer track Ctrl + L
Link selected channels starting from the selected mixer track Ctrl + Shift + L
Rename the selected mixer track F2
Solo current track S
Render armed tracks to .wav Alt + R

All of these shortcuts will maximize your efficiency and help streamline your workflow. A proper melody aids in better audience connection. FL Studio stands out with its superior piano roll compared to others such as Ableton and Adobe Audition. Additionally, take a look at Ableton shortcuts as well as Adobe Audition shortcuts.



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