These shortcuts become available by selecting an instrument, like a drum machine or a synthesizer and pressing CAPS-LOCK. They let you play the instrument with your computer keyboard. Note: These shortcuts assume a QUERTY keyboard distribution. Also, you can’t play the Bassline with these shortcuts.

A, S, D, F, G, H, J, K, L: Play the white notes of the scale in the current octave with K and A corresponding to C on the current octave and C on the octave below respectively.
W, E, T, Y, U, O, P: Play the black notes of the scale in the current octave, with O and W corresponding to C sharp on the current octave and C sharp on the octave below respectively.
1 to 9 and 0: Set the current octave by number with 0 corresponding to octave 10.
Z, X, C, V, B, N, M, ,, ., #: Set the velocity of played notes from maximum to minimum.


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Jordi wrote: Apr 1, 2018

@Ben: It should work. Check if the synth you are trying to play is selected (it should have a border around it), if its NOTE IN led lights up when you press keys and if its audio output is audible (check output volume, mute status, solo function, etc.)

Ben Hutkin wrote: Apr 1, 2018

I have a Mac OS X and I'm using the shortcut and it doesn't work.
Any suggestions?