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 Post subject: AUTOMATE TASKS in Live 9 and assign custom shortcuts!!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:14 am 

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No I don't mean automate in Live 9, I mean automate Live 9. Image

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Mac users may have heard of Automator. It can record simple tasks for repetition. However it doesn't assign them to shortcuts.

Now you can use an app called iKey to automate things and assign shortcuts in a simple and quick process. You will never run out of shortcuts because you can use a secondary key, eg I use cmd s s (tap s twice) to launch one software program I have.

I've worked out some very useful ones for Live. In Live 9 you can no longer have normal shortcuts to the different browsers, because there is just one big browser. Also you can no longer focus on one part of Live or another which you could sort of do in Session View in Live 8.

Well you can do those and a lot more now with iKey. I have been testing it now for several months in Live 9. I have published the review and tutorial online.

Macableton.com readers will get a 30% discount, so it's $21/£13.80 approx. A bargain. Thanks to Julian, the software's creator for that.

Here is a list of what you learn to do in the tutorial:

1. Create easier shortcuts for Browser, Detail View, Mixer, Routing, Sends and Returns. These are one handed, 2 finger shortcuts.

2. The above can be made to work twice in rapid succession, with automated tab key presses, so each shortcut works in Session View and then immediately in Arrange, and tabs you back to Session (or vice versa). So basically it works in Session and Arrange at the same time, if you want it to. This is great because I like them to be in sync like that. There's nothing worse than trying to drag a clip to Arrange only to find Arrange View obscured by a load of different chunks of Live.

3. Open Live 9, hide Automap, focus on Live 9.

4. Quit Live 9 and Automap.

5. Open Track View

6. Open Clip View.

7. Focus on Browser, and then focus on top folder inside Browser. Focus on Detail View, Focus on main part of Session or Arrange. Focus on top track in Master in Arrange or top scene in Session.

8. Open the Browser, scroll down, open a custom folder of your choosing, and right arrow into categories!

9. Hide/collapse the large open EQ Eight or Spectrum window.

10. Expand MIDI or Audio Editor window to full screen!


NO TRICK PHOTOGRAPHY INVOLVED - THIS IS REAL!!
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12. Zoom in and out using one finger shortcuts. This was possible with F3 and F4 but they stopped working in the beta, but this method solved that. This simple shortcut is hugely useful and quick.

Tutorial here


Lose the mouse part 2.

Custom automation and shortcuts in Ableton Live 9 (and 8 ) using iKey.

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 Post subject: Re: Automate Live 9 (and 8). A must-read! Ban The Mouse Pt 2.
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:39 am 

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 Post subject: Re: Automate Live 9 (and 8). A must-read! Ban The Mouse Pt 2.
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 Post subject: Re: Automate Live 9 (and 8). A must-read! Ban The Mouse Pt 2.
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 Post subject: Re: Automate Live 9 (and 8). A must-read! Ban The Mouse Pt 2.
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