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Here is a list of keyboard shortcuts available in Unify. Keyboard shortcuts are quick ways to access alternative functions by holding down one or more “modifier keys” on your keyboard while clicking a GUI element with the mouse.
Most computer mice have at least two buttons: left and right.
“Click” means “left-click” unless otherwise specified
“Right-click” means to click with the right button instead of the left one
CTRL + Click (hold down the CTRL key while left-clicking) serves as an alternative to “right click” because
ALT is called “Option” on the Mac
CTRL and SHIFT are the same on both Mac and PC
We don't use the Mac CMD (“command”) key, because the corresponding “Windows key” on a PC is technically equivalent, in practice it is hijacked by Windows to open the Start Menu, and hence not available for other uses.
We don't distinguish between the SHIFT/ALT/CTRL keys at the left and right ends of the keyboard.
The shortcuts described here apply only in windows which are created by Unify itself, e.g.
Third-party plug-ins (including all the bundled ones like OB-Xd, Digits, etc. have been programmed by other people, and most have their own entirely different shortcut conventions, over which we have no control.
Selecting patches in the patch browser
The lower half of the patch browser is called the chooser.
Click (no modifiers) any patch to load that patch, replacing any previously-loaded patch
Right-click or CTRL + click any patch to pop up a menu of available operations (shortcuts below provide quick access to some of these)
ALT + Click any patch to add its layers to the current patch
Not all layers will be added
The new patch's Master Effects layer will never be added
INST and AUX layers will be added, up to the point where Unify's layer limits
CTRL + ALT + Click adds ONLY the INST1 layer to the current patch.
SHIFT + Click any patch to load it as a new “Unify layer” (INST layer with Unify as the instrument)
CTRL + SHIFT + Click
is the same, but automatically suppresses pitch-shift settings in any MIDIBox: MIDI file player
instances (useful for drum grooves)
After clicking any patch to load it:
The cursor-down key on your computer's keyboard selects and loads the next patch in the chooser
The cursor-up key selects and loads the previous patch
The F key toggles the “heart” icon (favorite status indicator) for the currently-loaded patch
ALT + Click
the “gear” icon in the icon strip
to enable the display of rarely-used or experimental settings
Ops (operations) buttons
“Ops” (operations) buttons, displayed as a small icon of two concentric circles, are used throughout the Unify GUI; clicking them always pops up a menu of available operations for the part of the GUI in which the ops button appears. Holding down ALT (Option) when clicking most ops buttons provides a shortcut to selecting a specific menu item. (I.e., these are true shortcuts. Every function accessible by using ALT/Option is also available on the ops menu.)
Plug-in ops buttons
In Unify's layer-stack view, plug-in instances are indicated by colored boxes containing the plug-in name, an ops-button on the right and (effects only) a “bypass” button on the left.
Layer ops buttons
A layer ops button appears at the far right end of each layer, and its operations apply to the whole layer.
In any “piecewise curve editor”, where a custom curve can be built from multiple segments (e.g. velocity curve editors):
A number box is any small box in which a number (e.g. -12), or note-name (e.g. C#5) is displayed.
Parameter sliders includes most kinds of sliders and knobs available in Unify, including layer level, pan, and aux-send controls, and most parameter knobs in built-in plug-ins.
Layer level sliders
Macro parameter knobs
Parameter knobs in built-in plug-ins
In all of Unify's Built-in plug-ins, you can hold down CTRL while adjusting a knob to make fine adjustments.
Show MIDI view
The Show MIDI view displays colored sliders to indicate the state of the MIDI pitch-bend and up to four selected MIDI CCs (defaults 1, 2, 4, 67).
Click/drag in any of these to send the corresponding MIDI messages into Unify
Right-click (or CTRL + Click) in any CC indicator to pop up a menu of available MIDI CCs (with standard descriptions where applicable) to change the corresponding CC number.
A multi-selection list is any scrolling list in which it is possible to select (highlight) one or more items. The main examples are in the Plug-in Subsets view and the top half of the patch browser.
Click (no modifiers) to select an item, and simultaneously de-select all others
CTRL + Click (CMD + Click on Mac) to toggle an item's selection
SHIFT + Click to select a range of items (click 1st item, Shift+click last in the range)