Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by Evengy » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:59 pm

select a few samples from the browser and go with your mouse into session view. normally they will drop into one track but hold CTRL and every sample get its own (new) track.

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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by garyboozy » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:45 pm

Amaury wrote:In zone editors, like the Sampler zone editor or the Racks zone editor, press a note or a range of notes on your MIDI keyboard, then double click a zone: it is set to the note/range you've pressed on the keyboard.
what the- WHAT?!
is this in the manual?! has this ever been mentioned anywhere before now? wow... so much time could have been saved. TENS OF MINUTES!
that's really cool to know, cheers.

[edit] Invol already posted this earlier in this thread. TIL!

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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by Jekblad » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:23 pm

funken wrote:
Jekblad wrote:iKey
nice discovery! I've got it opening the browser, hiding clip view, and opening my samples folder for me, all in one keystroke!
Good stuff. too bad live 9's browser doesn't work the same way...
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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by Willyum » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:17 am

WOW
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I really slept on this thread... I thought I knew a hell of a lot about Live... Boy was I mistaken. You guys are like Ableton GODS. Thank you guys for all this new info I'm learning! I'm feeling like a noob all over. I gotta go try out all this stuff.

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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by djadonis206 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:11 am

In midi editor

Click a note then press shift + up or down and the note gets transposed 1 octave up or down

Not sure if this one's been said or common knowledge - I use it a lot when I'm trying to build chords
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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by wayfinder » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:36 pm

You can use Hot Swap as a fourth sample directory.

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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by wayfinder » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:57 am

funken wrote:
wayfinder wrote:You can use Hot Swap as a fourth sample directory.
how?
You treat it no different than the other directory icons... it's not that complicated :)

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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by Krypt1k » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:22 pm

Hey everyone, so I just discovered you can side chain effects to each other ( ableton compressor / ect. ) in an instrument rack and then FREEZE it! I had a drum sequence and bass in the chain. I would imagine this works for drum racks as well

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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by vitalispopoff » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:48 pm

wayfinder wrote:You can use Hot Swap as a fourth sample directory.
also - tip from Cpt. Obvious - You may open projects and sessions from a lat-ctrl-B level, and use the hot-swap browser to look for sessions as well. :D

and for modulation/sampling freaks.

one of the most powerfull modulation effects is setting the sample warp mode to texture and tuning it by adjusting grain size (usually wokrs best around 1-50) with flux set around 1-5.

You may go for this trick with grain delay as well: set delay to 1ms, dry/wet 100%, pitch -12, and use the frequency to tune the modulated sound
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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by Valiumdupeuple » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:28 pm

I think I have a big one.
I use Live extensively for years, but I just discovered this one. Sorry for those who already know this one, it just changed my life, it's especially useful for sound design/ sound editing to video.
By midi mapping a clip's volume and transpose button like this:
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you have access to the volume and the transpose of the SELECTED clip, not just the one you've mapped.
Of course you can save the mapping within your default set, and without the need to have a clip in it just for the mapping. Just put a clip in a track, go to its clip view, midi map. You can now delete the clip. Check with a cmd-m... the mapping is still here!

One less mouse action needed, audio editing goes sooooo much faster.

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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by yur2die4 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:42 pm

I was not aware that you could map filter/EQ frequency ranges to keyboard ranges and get harmonic results. I quess I should have suspected from looking at the logarithmic graphic they always use.

Example:
Map A1-A3 to cutoff freq of bandpass filter. Set range to 880 - 3520.

Result is, every key that you press inbetween moves the filter to standard tuning frequencies.

Does not work with Delay effect.. I really want to be able to 'play' the delay musically without having to use Resonator.

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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by Valiumdupeuple » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:59 pm

I was about to dedicate it to you Funken :D
I knew you'll get in love with this one.
Huge, right ?!
(BTW, like you and many others, I've already discovered the track select status tip here, thanks to Amaury).

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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by carrieres » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:19 am

if you want to show the insert slots on the mixer :
add the option -ShowDeviceSlots in options.txt
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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by Valiumdupeuple » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:31 pm

C'mon Funken, I'm sure you've rip this one off from the manual!
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Re: Post your most obscure Ableton Live knowledge

Post by yur2die4 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:27 am

Those are fun!!

Classic application:

Map Start set, Loop button, Start and End loop sets.

Have Loop off on a track that is playing.

Hit Start and duplicate it.

Then as it is still playing, hit Loop Start set button. Wait, hit Length set button. Clip loops.

Now you have the option to turn Loop button off to let the clip play from where it is currently playing, or if you're completely lost, trigger the duplicated clip to continue from the last point you hit Start for.

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