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?


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

Check this forum out for some potential answers.


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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