Computer Music: Musc 216
Amadeus II Keyboard Shortcuts


Here are some useful KEYBOARD SHORTS for Amadeus II:

Space bar - Plays/stops playing the current file from the BEGINNING

Tab key - Plays from the insertion point (where you click and place the cursor)

Period - Pauses the playback

OptionClickDrag - If you click-and-drag the cursor, it selects everything on BOTH channels. To select on ONLY ONE CHANNEL, Option-Click-Drag

If you have ZOOMED in so that your file extends beyond the current window:

Left arrow - Shifts the content of the window to the left
Right arrow - Shifts the content of the window to the right

CommandClick - Places a MARKER. DoubleClick the MARKER to edit change the name, etc.)

ShiftClick - Extends the selection to the clicked point



Space bar when recording - Starts/stops the recording
Tab key when recording - Places a marker at the current point

Down arrow - slows down the playback by half an octave
Up arrow - Speeds up the playback by half an octave

Command+left arrow - Extends the selection to the previous mark
Command+right arrow- Extends the selection to the next mark

Page up - Jumps to the beginning of the sound (I couldn't get this to work)
Page down - Jumps to the end of the sound (I couldn't get this to work)

a - Extends the selection of ONE POINT to the left
s - Shrinks the selection of ONE POINT at the left
d - Shrinks the selection of ONE POINT at the right
f - Extends the selection of ONE POINT to the right

+ ZOOMS deeper into the sound
- ZOOMS out of the sound

See the HELP MENU in AmadeusII for more ShortCuts.

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