Pinch yourself happy with BetterTouchTool

How you interact with your DAW can play a huge role in determining how productive – and how creative -you can be in the studio. From learning the keyboard shortcuts to just getting comfortable at your desk, the simple – and often free – things can make some huge differences to how much you enjoy your time in the studio. Enter BetterTouchTool…


Put your fingers to good use

Sorry, I’ve been trying to avoid platform specific things for a while, but this little find is just for the Mac users out there I’m afraid, but it’s a good one…

With a multi-touch trackpad, your most common functions can be at your fingertips – and without even needing to move your hands to the keyboard.

If you’re using OS X 10.8 or newer, and you’re using one of yon fancy multi-touch trackpad doohickies, then take a look at the FREE BetterTouchTool application.

By linking the keyboard shortcuts for your most-used functions in your DAW to trackpad gestures, you can (nearly) effortlessly fly around your DAW project, reducing the time you spend moving your hands around and making those repetitive editing tasks slightly less tedious.

Well, maybe not less tedious, but you should finish faster, letting you focus more on the creative side of your music making.

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Fynn Callum

producer, guitarist, engineer & dj
From indie guitarist to deep house producer via Northern Soul dj; mix engineer, producer and gear enthusiast. Jaffa Cake aficionado.

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