How to resize MIDI items?

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notinflight
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How to resize MIDI items?

Post by notinflight » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:09 pm

Hello kind hearted Ableton people,
I must know, how do I resize MIDI items in Ableton?
Just dragging the edge does this weird thing where it like.. clones the initial MIDI
item or something. This happens in reaper too but in reaper you have to click alt+click and drag
to resize the MIDI item without cloning it.

I would post images of what I'm talking about but I'm too lazy to
start a flickr account or whatever and upload images to it and then
paste the link in here...

pottering
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Re: How to resize MIDI items?

Post by pottering » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:09 pm

https://www.ableton.com/en/manual/editi ... te-stretch

https://www.ableton.com/en/manual/arran ... zing-clips
"weird thing where it like.. clones the initial MIDI item"
That's usually called "looping", if you don't want it to loop you can disable it in Clip View.

https://www.ableton.com/en/manual/clip- ... oop-region

notinflight
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Re: How to resize MIDI items?

Post by notinflight » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:57 pm

That's really weird.

TLW
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Re: How to resize MIDI items?

Post by TLW » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:21 pm

It’s only weird until you get used to it.

All DAWs have some things that seem odd for a while if you’re used to using a different DAW. Live probably more than most because of the very different session and arrangement views and how they interact.
Live 10.1 Suite, M4L, 2014/15 MacBook Pro 15.3” Retina i7, OS Mojave 10.14.5. RME UFX, assorted synths, guitars and stuff.

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