Tutorial : Basic Commands you have to know

Here is a list of basic commands and tips that you should know to use Usine efficiently.

General commands
toggle start page
workspace
create a new rack
with the menu
create a new rack
with shortcut
[CTRL/CMD + T]
create a new patch
in a rack
open a patch from
the browser
move a patch
or a rack
duplicate a patch
[CTRL/CMD + Drag]
settings (properties)
of an object
[Right-Click]
rename an object
[Alt + Click]
reduce, minimize and
activate/deactivate
a rack
reduce and minimize
a patch
change the color
of an object
record automation
on a control
move and resize
an object
bind (link) a control
to another
open the structure
of a patch
[Double-Click]
Delete
delete a patch
or a rack
restore a patch
or a rack from
trash
Zooming
zoom a patch
or a rack
[Mouse-Wheel]
reset zoom
Getting Help
use the main help
info tab of
an object
Presets
create a preset
rename with
[Alt-Click]
delete a preset

Shortcuts & Commands

Like a lot of softwares, Usine contains shortcuts and commands. Here are the default ones, of course most are customizable. You can also find them in the remote-panel of the master-panel

General

Function Shortcut
START/STOP ENGINE [SPACE]
START/STOP GRID [SHIFT + SPACE]
QUIT USINE [CTRL/CMD + Q]
SAVE CURRENT WORKSPACE [CTRL/CMD +S]
NEW WORKSPACE [CTRL/CMD +N]
OPEN WORKSPACE [CTRL/CMD + O]
RELOAD THE CURRENT WORKSPACE [CTRL/CMD + R]
CREATE A NEW RACK [CTRL/CMD + T]
LOCK/UNLOCK VISIBLE OBJECTS [CTRL/CMD + L]
SHOW/HIDE BROWSER [CTRL/CMD + B]
SHOW/HIDE GRID [CTRL/CMD + G]
SHOW/HIDE SETUP [CTRL/CMD + U]
ACTIVATE/DEACTIVATE MIDI LEARN MODE [CTRL /CMD + M]
ACTIVATE/DEACTIVATE HELP MODE [CTRL/CMD + F1]
HIDE/SHOW ALL OPENED WINDOWS
TOGGLE FULL SCREEN (win only) [CTRL + F]
NAVIGATE BETWEEN RACKS [ARROW LEFT / ARROW RIGHT]
SHOW RACK & HOLD [SHIFT + ARROW UP]
SHOW RACK & HOLD [SHIFT + ARROW DOWN]
SHOW SINGLE RACK [CTRL + ARROW UP]
SHOW SINGLE RACK [CTRL + ARROW DOWN]

Unlocked mode

In unlocked mode ([CTRL/CMD +L]) arrows can be used to move or resize the selected object.

Function Shortcut
MOVE LEFT [ARROW LEFT]
MOVE RIGHT [ARROW RIGHT]
MOVE UP [ARROW UP]
MOVE DOWN [ARROW DOWN]
ENLARGE WIDTH [SHIFT + ARROW LEFT]
REDUCE WIDTH [SHIFT + ARROW RIGHT]
INCREASE HEIGHT [SHIFT + ARROW UP]
DECREASE HEIGHT [SHIFT + ARROW DOWN]

Objects Edition (knobs, faders, presets buttons...)

Function Shortcut
RENAME [ALT + CLICK]
RESET [CTRL/CMD + CLICK]

Rename example:

CTRL + CLICK can be use to reset a value or a path, see example below:

Reset object example:

Reset Path example:

Patch commands

Only if patch control-panel is selected.

Function Shortcut
PATCH OPEN [ALT + CTRL/CMD + O]
PATCH SAVE [ALT + CTRL/CMD + S]
PATCH SAVE AS [SHIFT + ALT + CTRL/CMD + S]
PATCH CLEAR (win) [CTRL/CMD + DEL]
PATCH CLEAR (osx) [ALT + CTRL/CMD + DEL]
PATCH RELOAD [ALT + CTRL/CMD + R]

Patch Edition

Inside the patch-editor-panel.

Function Shortcut
UNDO [CTR /CMD + Z]
REDO [SHIFT + CTRL/CMD + Z]
DELETE [DEL]
CUT [CTRL/CMD + X]
COPY [CTRL/CMD + C]
PASTE [CTRL/CMD + V]
SELECT ALL [CTRL/CMD + A]

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