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I switch between playlists a lot while recording, editing and comping vocals.

Is there a clever trick any of you have found for a hotkey via QuicKeys or is there a new shortcut in Pro Tools 8 or 9 that switches automatically between playlists on a certain track?

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I don't know any way to change playlist with a keycommand. Maybe you can have the the track in playlist view (so all the playlists appear under your track) and have a shortcuts with QK that copy the first-second-third-fourth-etc. playlist to your main track... just an idea.

What you ask, IF Pro Tools supported applescript (or any other script language) could be added easily (I think): I'm trying to ask for applescript support for Pro Tools, maybe you can spread the word.

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I use "playlist view" all the time. It's great, there's even a "copy selection to main playlist" button (not sure if there's a hotkey for it though...lol...I should really look into that). –  Shaun Farley Nov 19 '10 at 12:59
    
@Shaun there's a shortcut: option control V with that you can make a quickeys shortcut to automate the copy of a specific playlist to the main playlist –  Davide Favargiotti Nov 19 '10 at 13:16
    
Thanks @Shaun and Davide. I am unfortunately using Pro Tools 7 still - haven't made the jump. The playlist view option you are talking about is in Pro Tools 8+, right? –  Utopia Nov 19 '10 at 17:38
    
@Ryan Yes, only in PT 8 and 9 –  Davide Favargiotti Nov 19 '10 at 18:09
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Check this forum out for some potential answers.

http://www.nashvillemusicpros.com/forum/topics/1322798:Topic:130783

Same question.

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They are using 7.3-4 however –  C3Sound Nov 19 '10 at 8:11
    
Thanks! I read the thread. I guess there isn't much hope for me. I hope Pro Tools figures something out in the future! –  Utopia Nov 19 '10 at 17:36
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