Audition Keyboard Shortcuts

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

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