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On the road with a Macbook Pro #7

Although the festival season is over, I still have many gigs until I’m going back to the studio full time, without travelling hundreds of kilometres almost daily. Therefore I still need my trusty laptop to run Pro Tools without a hiccup, and of course, I need shortcuts to make my life easier.

Today’s shortcut is a really simple one (actually two) but well worth the tiny effort to learn it, as these ones are very helpful no matter if you’re on the road or in the studio.

During editing and mixing if you need to solo or mute the selected track:


shift+s for solo
shift+m for mute


When you’re concentrating on something, don’t bother reaching for the mouse or trackpad, these shortcuts will help you isolate or kill a track.