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  • Tue, Sep 20 2016 4:32 PM

    • Nnata
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    Keyboard shortcut to solo and mute tracks?

    I find myself always having to use my mouse to do this very common task. I'm guessing there's not a way but thought I'd check with the masters before I write it off.

  • Tue, Sep 20 2016 6:32 PM In reply to

    Re: Keyboard shortcut to solo and mute tracks?

    You can map Mute Clips and Unmute Clips from the Timeline menu to whatever button you like. You still have to select the clip(s) you want to mute/unmute in segment mode first, so depending on what you're trying to do you might still have to use the mouse to make the selection.

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  • Tue, Sep 20 2016 7:54 PM In reply to

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    Re: Keyboard shortcut to solo and mute tracks?

    camoscato:

    You can map Mute Clips and Unmute Clips from the Timeline menu to whatever button you like. You still have to select the clip(s) you want to mute/unmute in segment mode first, so depending on what you're trying to do you might still have to use the mouse to make the selection.

    Hi Carl. Yep I'm aware of that but I was wanting to solo the entire track. Currently I click the little 's' with the mouse.

  • Tue, Sep 20 2016 7:59 PM In reply to

    Re: Keyboard shortcut to solo and mute tracks?

    I'm sorry, I misread the question. I don't know of a way to solo/mute audio tracks with the keyboard, and I don't think there is one.

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  • Wed, Sep 21 2016 5:50 AM In reply to

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    Re: Keyboard shortcut to solo and mute tracks?

    Hello! Muting an entire track is simple. Easiest answer is by clicking the desired track to be muted with with the alt key (for Windows -- opt key for Mac). I have my tracks mapped (with shift key modifier for audio tracks) to the corresponding numbers on my keyboard, so, if I press alt+shift+1, A1 is muted, alt+shift+2, A2 is muted, etc. etc.

     

    Hopefully I was able to help! Let me know if you have any problems.

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  • Wed, Sep 21 2016 6:56 AM In reply to

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    Re: Keyboard shortcut to solo and mute tracks?

    Buy ProTools? Sorry, I couldn't resist!

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  • Thu, Oct 18 2018 10:00 PM In reply to

    Re: Keyboard shortcut to solo and mute tracks?

    It is wonderful for muting tracks on the monitor.

     

    However, doing this on the source clip yelded an extremmely unpleasant surrprise.

     

    Once you export an AAF for sound editing, every single track currently "muted" in that fashion (on the source) will NOT show up on ProTools, EVEN if you have a clip from that same track on the sequence from which you export your AAF.

     

    A clear design flaw and a major headache.

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