I am trying to set up a macro in my DAW for hitting rewind and punching in and out of record.
If I try to set the hot-key as shift/control/option/R for fast-rewind, it won't rewind because the DAW somehow wants me to hold shift/control/option and then press R (while holding the other keys).
If I press all of them at once it won't work for some reason.
I looked back on the forum for other solutions but only found some really old examples?
So to clarify, you've tried this and it doesn't work?
There is a way to hold modifiers before pressing another key, but it has drawbacks and I would recommend trying to find another way to do this first. Which DAW are you using?
Can you give a bit more detail about what it is you're trying to do, in a real-life context? Does your DAW have the option of remapping its shortcuts?
Hi thanks for the reply!
I'm using Motu DP, and what I am doing is creating two shortcuts to aid in punch in and out.
I can set auto-record in ( and out) with two function keys now.
I want to set up macros to set auto-record in but also have it hit the fast-rewind button once so it moves the punch-in point a little before the start of the measure.
And then another macro for the opposite punch-out.
You can remap in DP, but I am out of single keys to do that.
Hitting shift/contro/option/R won't work in DP if you press all your keys at once for some reason. It only works if you hit R after the other three are held down.
I did just notice that I'm not using Function keys 13-16. I don't have them on my DAW Mac Pro, but do have another keyboard with them, and maybe I'll use it just to set this up?
Thanks for your help!
Yeah, if you can remap it to something that isn't as fussy about the order keys are pressed in, you'll save yourself a lot of frustration! Good luck!