Rename multiple clips at once

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snowtires
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Rename multiple clips at once

Post by snowtires » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:03 pm

I'm actually surprised that this isn't an option already. Instead of having to rename every clip individually, I'd love to be able to select a whole bunch of clips, across a whole bunch of tracks and label them 'chorus' or 'verse' or 'banana' or whatever. It's not like we can't individually name clips the same name as another clip in the session, why not let us rename as many as we want, at a time?

emef
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Re: Rename multiple clips at once

Post by emef » Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:36 pm

you can do this
highlight all the clips you want to be the same name
look at the clips box at the bottom left
it will tell you how many clips you have highlighted
rename the clips
hit enter
all clips renamed

gabrielsaint
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Re: Rename multiple clips at once

Post by gabrielsaint » Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:18 am

awesome!

What about renaming multiple scenes?

snowtires
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Re: Rename multiple clips at once

Post by snowtires » Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:01 pm

that's fantastic, thanks for pointing that out. although, once again, the abes have found a way to slow down productivity. it's so dumb that the command+r shortcut doesn't work for more than one clip at a time.

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Re: Rename multiple clips at once

Post by emef » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:07 pm

is it really slowing down productivity to draw a box round a bunch of clips
click the name box,type the words and hit enter?

KazRemark
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Re: Rename multiple clips at once

Post by KazRemark » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:05 am

Is there a way to do this, but append numbers to the end. I often end up with like 30+ clips with different loops from a single synth jam. I'd like to rename all thirty and have it add a number to the end so that I can tell them apart later. Logic has shortcuts for this, does Ableton?

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Re: Rename multiple clips at once

Post by Stromkraft » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:03 am

KazRemark wrote:Is there a way to do this, but append numbers to the end. I often end up with like 30+ clips with different loops from a single synth jam. I'd like to rename all thirty and have it add a number to the end so that I can tell them apart later. Logic has shortcuts for this, does Ableton?
Ableton does not have such splendorous shortcuts for their flagship Live, no. I have trouble getting Cmd(Ctrl-R to work reliably so basically I'm not using it as first choice. My guess is there is a MFL solution or there is ClyphX Pro.
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