144 color-coded keys professionally arranged, designed, and mapped to a comprehensive set of Pro Tools commands. Be more efficient, more comfortable, and work faster than ever before.


HOTKEY MATRIX - Control Surface for Pro Tools®

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  • The fastest and easiest way to use Pro Tools!
  • All commands accessed with a single, dedicated key. No modifier keys, modes, pages, swiping, or complicated programming!
  • Real controls with tactile response create the most comfortable and intuitive work flow.
  • Features a comprehensive set of the most powerful Pro Tools commands. Access the deeper functionality of Pro Tools and learn new ways work.
  • Reduces repetitive keyboard and mouse activity. Save thousands of clicks and keystrokes in a single project!
  • Uses only native features of Pro Tools and the operating system. No extra software to run!
  • Works great with any existing input devices, from mouse and keyboard, to dedicated hardware controllers, to touch screen controllers.
  • Fast and simple installation.



  • 144 keys mapped to specific Pro Tools commands and functions
  • Commercial grade hardware; keys rated at over 50 million presses
  • USB bus powered
  • Works with Mac OS and Windows 7
  • Compatible with all versions of Pro Tools 12 (see current compatibilty at the bottom)
  • Shortcuts cover major areas of Pro Tools functionality, including:
    • editing
    • selecting
    • nudging
    • windows and layout
    • zooming
    • file menu functions
    • track and playlist
    • MIDI composition
  • Dimensions: 14.17 × 7.79 × 1.49 inches
  • One year warranty

Current Compatibilty:

The current Hotkey Matrix version is V2-6. It is compatible with all versions of Pro Tools 12 on Mac and Windows systems.

Older systems: We have configurations for most versions of Pro Tools 10 and 11, but we are discontinuing support and ongoing development. You can consider these to be “deprecated”. We will maintain compatibility as long as is practical. We are in particular maintaining a version for Pro Tools 10 HD on the Mac, as many users are stuck on TDM systems.

The performance of the Hotkey Matrix on Pro Tools 10 & 11 on Windows is less stable, due to some bugs that were finally addressed in 12. While many users are using such systems, it is highly recommended toupgrade to PT 12.

Versions of Pro Tools earlier than PT10 are not supported.

Language: The Hotkey Matrix needs English language menus in Pro Tools to operate correctly. This is set independently of the main OS language, in the Pro Tools preferences. We have current configurations for users of French (AZERTY) and German(QWERTZ) keyboard layouts. (This is called the “input” language in the operating system, it is independant of the language setting for the system itself, which governs the language shown in menus and dialogs).

If you use an AZERTY or QWERTZ keyboard layout, you will need to contact us and obtain a current configuration file. You will need access to a Windows PC to load this “config” file in to the ROM of the Hotkey Matrix. Unfortunately there is no way to do this from a Mac at this point.

Other control surfaces: The Hotkey Matrix is compatible with all control surfaces and interfaces that use Eucon or HUI to control Pro Tools. There are some systems developed for the ipad to create custom keyboard shortcuts for Pro Tools that will interfere with the Hotkey Matrix. This occurs for any system that changes the default keyboard shortcuts or that creates it’s own custom keyboard shortcuts for Pro Tools.

Installing the Hotkey Matrix on the Mac will overwrite any custom keyboard shortcuts for Pro Tools that you have created through the Mac System Preferences.

If you have any questions about your particular system, please feel free to contact us at: dnahotkeymatrix@gmail.com



  • Hotkey Matrix Documentation-Manual

    You can download the Hotkey Matrix manual here. It has detailed descriptions of the shortcuts and how to use them.

  • Download alternate language setup files for the Hotkey Matrix

    These are coming soon...if you need help with language localizaton contact us at dnahotkeymatrix@gmail.com

  • A Philosophical Overview

    Virtual controls on your computer screen come with several fundamental problems: they can be hidden, their location changes, and they have different sizes or resolutions. This requires a rigid focus with your eyes on the screen to make an action — we don't get to take advantage of our memory. The Hotkey Matrix addresses these problems unlike any other control surface.

    The main concept of the Hotkey Matrix is to have a permanently located, one-key shortcut for a given function in Pro Tools. This simplicity boosts efficiency, as actions that normally require multiple key presses or mouse clicks only take a single button push. This concept also takes advantage of our memory, because we will always know exactly where and how to execute a command.

email us at dnahotkeymatrix@gmail.com
include short description of problem and:
Pro Tools version (Pro Tools HD or standard, version 10 or 11)
OS version (Mac 10.6-Mac 10.10, Windows 7 or 8)
System languege setting (i.e. the language on the computer menus)
Keyboard input language (i.e. English/QWERTY, German/QWERTZ, French/AZERTY)

Price: $279.99

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