Following is a list of Voltage Modular's keyboard shortcuts (or "hot keys," if you prefer). We'll also talk about some not-so-obvious handy mouse functions.
Please note that shortcut key functionality can be affected by "focus" and existing key shortcuts in the the host app when running Voltage Modular as a virtual instrument.
Mouse/Track Pad Zoom Control
The table below clarifies zoom functions with various input devices.
Rapidly Routing A Cable To Multiple Destinations
We discussed this trick back in the Working With Cables and Buses section, but we like it so much (and it's kind of a keyboard shortcut thing), we thought we'd mention it again:
To patch cables from a single jack to multiple destinations, press and hold the [CTRL] key in Windows or the [⌘] key on Mac, click the source jack, then click as many destination jacks as desired and release the modifier key when you’re done. This works with input or output jacks, and is particularly useful for patching pitch and gate CV’s from the I/O panel to multiple oscillators or envelope generators. We refer to this function as "quick patch." (which is also a fine wall spackling product, but don't tell them or they'll sue us and we'll have to get rid of this handy function...)
Quick patch is also really useful when adding additional cables to a jack with one or more cables already plugged in. Here's why: when a jack with existing cables is clicked, its multiple opens, then a cable can be plugged into one of the multiple's available jacks. Even if you're patching a single cable, holding down the [CTRL] key (Windows) or the [⌘] key (Mac) lets you skip the opening the multiple and clicking on an open jack - instead the new cable immediately "plugs in." Now click the destination jack (or jacks) and the patch is complete.