Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by [nis] » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:32 am

In a MIDI clip's velocity editor, hold CMD (or CTRL on PC) to draw a straight line. This adjusts the velocity of all selected MIDI notes. Note that this only works as long as draw mode is inactive.
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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by ttilberg » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:58 pm

When you click this area, it reveals whichever clip is playing, and displays it in the details view. Now, if you map this area, you can use the mapped key any time to reveal the playing clip, even if that clip is in the Arrangement, while you are looking at the arrangement. This may save some double clicks actually.
This is super helpful in a DJing context. I used to use this to quickly switch to the "currently playing track" -- thanks for thinking to share this, lots of people probably didn't know about it.


One other tip I often forget about, but wish I had solidly engrained into my brain is:
In Operator, you can right click the graphical OSC display to get the following options:
Copy from Osc X
Copy Envelop from Osc X
Copy Osc TO all others
and Set Levels of Envelope to Max/Mid/Min
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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by Matt_Quinn » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:56 pm

Amaury wrote:Ah! Just remembered a nice one: in map mode, MIDI or Key, you can map the "track status" in Session view. That's the area to the right of the stop button of a track.

When you click this area, it reveals whichever clip is playing, and displays it in the details view. Now, if you map this area, you can use the mapped key any time to reveal the playing clip, even if that clip is in the Arrangement, while you are looking at the arrangement. This may save some double clicks actually.

That's amazing!
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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by alexdecker » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:36 am

If playing clips from different scenes in Session Mode, you can consolidate them into one new scene by pressing Cmd + Shift + i.

Useful when trying to arrange your clips into sensible scenes.

Don't know if it's obscure though – but helpful nonetheless :-)

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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by Zygi » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:54 am

I guess it is pseudo scratching with ping-pong delay :)

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Post by carrieres » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:55 pm

thanks to everyone and particularly to funken for consolidating all the tips :D
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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by mrsakitumi » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:21 pm

when i want to clear the windows in arrange/session for more space to view clips or tracks, instead of trying to remember the shortcuts of each, i've devised simple words:mr boil and mrs boil
if all the windows are open:
in arrange view:
hold command+alt then type m r b o i l

in session view:
hold command+alt then type m r s b o i l

that is if they are all in use.
i find it easier this way to navigate tracks and clips when a song/set grows pretty big.
reverse is easy..just do the same.

even though i have my shortcuts down, this always makes it easier to quickly create more screen real estate.
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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by 434Live » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:20 am

Click the big triangular looking shape at the top to play audio. Anyone know how to stop it???
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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by carrieres » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:02 am

command+alt m : hide/display mixer
command+alt r : hide/display return
command+alt s : hide/display send
command+alt b : hide/display navigator
command+alt o : hide/display general view
command+alt i : hide/display input/output
command+alt l : hide/display detail
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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by pepezabala » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:28 pm

mrsakitumi wrote:when i want to clear the windows in arrange/session for more space to view clips or tracks, instead of trying to remember the shortcuts of each, i've devised simple words:mr boil and mrs boil
if all the windows are open:
in arrange view:
hold command+alt then type m r b o i l

in session view:
hold command+alt then type m r s b o i l

that is if they are all in use.
i find it easier this way to navigate tracks and clips when a song/set grows pretty big.
reverse is easy..just do the same.

even though i have my shortcuts down, this always makes it easier to quickly create more screen real estate.

haha, this is the best. Mr. and Mrs. Boil, can't believe that this actually works. made my day.

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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by yur2die4 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:24 am

If you hit arrows down, R, up, L, Y, B during the startup screen, you can use Ableton in turbo mode.

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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by H20nly » Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:49 am

^ :lol:

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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by Sibanger » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:10 am

A simple one that I was unaware of for a long time.

You can drag a midi clip or audio file straight into Live from your desktop without having to use Live's browser.

Pretty sure it's not in the manual. ( or maybe I missed it )

A bit of a :oops: moment for me.... :lol:


Edit: Soz, I thought this was the "Things I should've known, but didn't" post :roll:
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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by 434Live » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:47 am

Oh guys that square button on the top stops the audio. I figured that out last night!!!!
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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by yur2die4 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:57 am

This might be in the manual, but just a reminder: Reverb mixes down to mono before using the effect. If you have phasing issues between your L and R channels, you might hear little or no verb.

This however is one of my favorite things to fiddle with:
If I have a 100% wet chorus and add Utility after, setting the drop down to Left or Right, you get a fun mono vibrato effect :D

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