photo © 2007 Declan Jewell | more info (via: Wylio)Using your DAW (digital audio workstation) of choice can be made easier by learning the shortcut keys that all of them offer to help you speed through your recording and edit process. But there are as many key combinations out there as you can come up with by pressing your CTRL and ALT keys (or Command and Apple keys for the Mac fans). That’s a lot of shortcuts…how do you remember them all?
Well, according to EditorsKeys, you don’t. With their keyboard sticker sets, you can have the entire set of shortcuts your program offers right at your….erm, fingertips. For $15.99, there are sticker sets for the following products:
- Ableton Live
- Logic/Logic Express
- Pro Tools
- Sound Forge
And if you really want a dedicated keyboard, they also sell keyboards with the shortcuts already labeled for Pro Tools, Cubase, and Logic. These same keyboards and sticker sets are offered for graphic editors and video editors as well. They also sell one of my favorite pieces of editing hardware, the Contour ShuttlePRO v2. Finally, they have a regular newsletter with audio editing tips and tricks you can sign up for.
Becoming fluent in your audio editing tool of choice is critical in your progress as a voice artist, because speed from recording to finished product is something you absolutely must have. These tools can help you get your editing “up to speed” for not a lot of money. And that helps you get auditions and production projects out faster. Who can argue with that?