These partial lists include the shortcuts that Adobe Audition experts find most useful. For a complete list of shortcuts, choose Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts.

Keys for playing and zooming audio

Result

Windows shortcut

Mac OS shortcut

Toggle between Waveform and Multitrack Editor

8

8

Start and stop playback

Spacebar

Spacebar

Move current-time indicator to beginning of timeline

Home

Home

Move current-time indicator to end of timeline

End

End

Move current-time indicator to previous marker, clip, or selection edge

Ctrl+left arrow

Command+left arrow

Move current-time indicator to next marker, clip, or selection edge

Ctrl+right arrow

Command+right arrow

Toggle preference for Return CTI To Start Position On Stop

Shift+X

Shift+X

Zoom in horizontally

=

=

Zoom in vertically

Alt+=

Option+=

Zoom out horizontally

-

-

Zoom out vertically

Alt+minus sign

Option+minus sign

Add marker

M or * (asterisk)

M or * (asterisk)

Move to previous marker Crtl+Alt+left arrow Cmd+Option+left arrow
Move to next marker Crtl+Alt+right arrow Cmd+Option+right  arrow

Keys for editing audio files

The following keyboard shortcuts apply only in the Waveform Editor.

Result

Windows shortcut

Mac OS shortcut

Repeat previous command (opening its dialog box and clicking OK)

Shift+R

Shift+R

Repeat previous command (opening its dialog box but not clicking OK)

Ctrl+R

Command+R

Open Convert Sample Type dialog box

Shift+T

Shift+T

Capture a noise reduction profile for the Noise Reduction effect

Shift+P

Shift+P

Activate left channel of a stereo file for editing

Up arrow

Up arrow

Activate right channel of a stereo file for editing

Down arrow

Down arrow

Make spectral display more logarithmic or linear

Ctrl+Alt+up or down arrow

Option+Command+up or down arrow

Make spectral display fully logarithmic or linear

Ctrl+Alt+Page Up or Down

Option+Command+Page Up or Down

Increase or decrease spectral resolution

Shift+Ctrl+up or down arrow

Shift+Command-up or down arrow

Keys for mixing multitrack sessions

The following keyboard shortcuts apply only in the Multitrack Editor.

Result

Windows shortcut

Mac OS shortcut

Select the same input or output for all audio tracks

Ctrl+Shift-select

Command+Shift-select

Activate or deactivate Mute, Solo, Arm For Record, or Monitor Input in all tracks

Ctrl+Shift-click

Command+Shift-click

Adjust knobs in large increments

Shift-drag

Shift-drag

Adjust knobs in small increments

Ctrl-drag

Command-drag

Nudge selected clip to the left

Alt+comma

Option+comma

Nudge selected clip to the right

Alt+period

Alt+period

Maintain keyframe time position or parameter value

Shift-drag

Shift-drag

Reposition envelope segment without creating keyframe

Ctrl-drag

Command-drag

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