On the Spanish isle of Majorca, in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, there lies a luxurious recording studio and production facility named Calma Estudis, who recently made available for free download a set of QWERTY shortcut stickers they designed for Pro Tools. (www.hispasonic.com/descargas/stickers-pro-tools) I printed the PDF on plain old inkjet paper, and before the ink dried, I'd cut out the individual shortcut-key images and attached them to my keyboard with a glue stick. A few of the "shifted" symbols are labeled incorrectly for a US keyboard, but these can easily be blacked out with a sharpie or tweaked in Photoshop. I've always wanted a Digidesign Pro Tools Custom Keyboard ($119), but my economic reality is a $1.29 glue stick.

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