Ableton 10 suggestions

Share your wishes for the future of Ableton Live
CaptainCooked
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Re: Ableton 10 suggestions

Post by CaptainCooked » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:52 am

I love pinch to zoom.

Could we try touchpad horizontal panning?

:)

Valkon
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Re: Ableton 10 suggestions

Post by Valkon » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:23 pm

It seems to me that there is nothing easier and more desirable than: when you first click on the “Stop” button, pause the recording / playback (so as not to record noise, applause and whistle between the tracks, and it would be possible to continue recording the concert from the place of the pause ); when pressed again, completely stop the set (subsequent recording / playback starts from the beginning); and with a double quick click - immediately save the record in the previously selected directory, with the automatic assignment of the following serial numbers.
I think this is indispensable for live performances (unless, of course, Live is for them)!

Fury
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Re: Ableton 10 suggestions

Post by Fury » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:26 am

How about a History panel? It would be great to go back through the session activities to find a mix or recording rather than having to go through lots of 'undos'. Also a universal 'reduce all track levels by x db would be great. Keep up the great work.

TheeAndreas
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Re: Ableton 10 suggestions

Post by TheeAndreas » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:19 am

Yooooo, just gonna start this off with gratitude for giving us the world's best DAW and finally reaching your deserved spot as the no.1 in popularity!!!

I've made suggestions before when I was in college that immediately appeared into Live 10 and so I want to thank you guys again for such fantastic interaction with your users and your keenness to make this software the best you possibly can!!!

Waffle over:

I think a massive improvement to Live would be the option to export our music in real-time, not the player aha but of course to be exporting the project at the speed and timing of itself so that as many snapshots of audio are being converted as possible!!! To be quite honest the Sound Engine hosting Abelton has improved over the years majorly especially in the last two editions and the export quality is absolutely fantastic however I think it would be lovely just for peace of mind to know that as much quality from your projects is getting into that exported Wave file when you have finalised your song. I hope I've not set you a terrible task and I know that if this feature doesn't get added it must be because you guys feel it doesn't need to and I will trust that response completely!!! Sometimes when I look at how fast it exports the music I go wow how the hell does this wave even sound good quality like how can it take snapshots that fast hahaha!!! Thanks guys and much love to you and the full Abelton community, I'm proud to be part of the best;) :mrgreen:

Valkon
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Re: Ableton 10 suggestions

Post by Valkon » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:40 am

It’s good to make Live remember the state of the Ext. button at the time of shutting down the computer!
If this is too complicated, then at least provide users with the ability to control pressing / releasing the Ext. button from the controller’s button, as it was done for the neighboring Tap and Tempo (so that the performer wouldn’t have to transport the monitor and mouse on live performances, instead of autoload).

Nicky G.dj
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Re: Ableton 10 suggestions

Post by Nicky G.dj » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:07 pm

I would like to propose small, simple but useful improvements to Ableton.

1. It will seem strange as a request because immediately you will answer me there is the command "consolidate" but I would ask a simple thing:
Sometimes mounting audio with many clip fragments on the same audio track (arrangement view), I need to keep these clips together in order to move them all together without having to merge them into a new track. A Merge Clip command, groups clips which, if necessary, can be removed from the grouping and moved individually (as is the case in many other software eg Audition, Cubase, logic, etc. ..)

2. Add multiple colors to the collections
3. When I keep the panel closed with the folders added to the collection on the left (displaying only the folder icon to increase the space dedicated to reading the names of the files / plug-ins etc.) I would like:
a) Color and customize the folder icons with colors ... so I can already know visually if the red folder I have certain files, the green others etc.
b) when I move the mouse over a folder I would like a label superimposed on me with the name of the folder so as not to have to expand the panel to understand which folder it is.

3. I know you are already aware of this thing (it is also written in the manual), but if I import a precise audio track and already aimed at 0 db, when I apply the warping complex / complex pro this audio track starts to clipping of +3/4/5 db
I do not understand why but "I STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT THIS IS WRONG", if a track is already at 0db why is it increasing its volume?

4. in warp preferences is it possible to add complex pro as default algorithm together with complex? why the PRO is missing ??

5. in the Sample view where you insert the markers for the warp, is it possible to insert a comment marker?
Is it possible to insert (memorize) several Loop = markers?

6. it is possible to insert comment markers on the arrangement and by exporting to mp3 / wav these markers are read as markers compatible with the Audition 2020 markers,
both from Ableton to Audition and vice versa ??
So to have references in both DAWs since Audition is widely used by radio studios?

7. is it possible to have a match of the markers between Traktor and Ableton ??

8. Is it possible to store the "Info text" on the audio clip and not in the project file? (or both)

9. [SHORTCUT "KEYBOARD COMMANDS]

Is there a way to map certain items from menus without a keyboard command?
for example Duplica has assigned CTRL + D, Loop CTRL + L etc ...
I wish I could give example:
"Establish here 1.1.1." with a command type CTRL + 0
"Warp direct from here" CTRL + 6
Customization of keyboard commands (as in all software)

10. [zoom in / out ... Mouse]
Currently by pressing ctrl / cmd plus the mouse wheel it is possible to Zoom IN / OUT on a track.
Shift + Wheel to move the view to the Right and Left ....
Is there any way to do this without pressing CTRL or SHIFT?

jonljacobi
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Re: Ableton 10 suggestions

Post by jonljacobi » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:18 pm

Putting this all in one post in a general thread is not likely to reach the correct eyes. Earlier in this thread an Ableton rep said that if you really want something seen, put it in a new thread. And I would add that sticking to a single suggestion per thread with a very clear title is more likely to make a light go off in Ableton's head than 10 in one post.

jchu
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Re: Ableton 10 suggestions

Post by jchu » Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:10 am

IM not sure if this counts as Ableton 10 suggestion, but I prefer the old Ableton 9 way of dealing with automation, ( no automation mode) I find myself copying automation to where its not supposed to be way more often in Ableton, switching in and out of automation mode is a real hassle as someone who uses my computer keyboard a lot to record midi.

I just feel like automation view has slowed down my workflow a lot, I'm fairly certain I can't be the only person who feels this way.

it would be cool if there was an option for 10 to feel more like 9 in that way

tourist
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Re: Ableton 10 suggestions

Post by tourist » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:30 pm

freeze all freezable tracks

clthorbe
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Individual Window Panel Adjustable Resolution while using more than one pane

Post by clthorbe » Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:11 am

I open up ableton and I have them in a two window view, one on each display. Onee monitor is a 27" display and another screen would be my macbook.

The resolution on the MacBook is fine but the resolution on my 27" display is hard to see.
I went to the ableton settings to change the resolution on my monitor for ableton. Ok great that is better.. but now my MacBook display has a user interface that is now sized at a very impractical size.
Being able to adjust the resolution in the ableton window panes individually would change lives forever.

jonno83
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Re: Ableton 10 suggestions

Post by jonno83 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:13 am

Being able to flip the piano roll would be super helpful. Everything is horizontal - synths, midi keyboards, the way you naturally look at the keys, but then the piano roll is vertical. If there was a button that flipped the keys horizontally to the bottom, and the notes fell down into it, would make editing so much easier, then could just flip it back for arrangement. Seems pretty old fashioned that we still work with the piano roll going up. Also, with bigger screens, putting the tracks on the left is becoming a bit of a necessity, getting very difficult to figure out what track is what.

Better video support would be great too. Smpte and the ability to lock, and then a tab, maybe above the groove window that holds the video, rather than it floating all the time.

If Max could be made a bit more accessible too. With Bitwig, the modular side is very very tempting, surely the power of Max is a little wasted?

And mpe...

jonljacobi
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Re: Ableton 10 suggestions

Post by jonljacobi » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:05 am

Might be nice to be able to switch it. Does any DAW do this? I only see it with piano player apps. Synthesia, etc.

jonno83
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Re: Ableton 10 suggestions

Post by jonno83 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:29 am

jonljacobi wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:05 am
Might be nice to be able to switch it. Does any DAW do this? I only see it with piano player apps. Synthesia, etc.
Don't think any other does it. Seems like it's something that would be easy to implement, but would make such a difference when editing / playing in. Doesn't make sense that they're all still only using the piano roll sideways to support sequencing, when DAWs are more than that nowadays, and everything else is horizontal. Having the ability to flip it seems like a small detail, but would make a huge difference to workflow.

jonljacobi
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Re: Ableton 10 suggestions

Post by jonljacobi » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:48 pm

Well, from an editing point of view, you're seeing the notes vertically in terms of pitch which is the way notation is. That makes a great deal of sense if you're not a keyboard player. I wouldn't mind the option, but not as the only way to see it.

jonno83
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Re: Ableton 10 suggestions

Post by jonno83 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:45 am

jonljacobi wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:48 pm
Well, from an editing point of view, you're seeing the notes vertically in terms of pitch which is the way notation is. That makes a great deal of sense if you're not a keyboard player. I wouldn't mind the option, but not as the only way to see it.
Yeah, I totally agree. From a numeric and sequencing point of view, the way it is makes sense, but a horizontal view would be so much easier for players, and also for editing melodic lines / seeing it how you play. Also a lot of iPad apps, and things like as you said before Synthesia / Youtube tutorials, they're all horizontal, so for kids getting into it, having the option there to be able to flip it would be good for them too I reckon. It just seems like an easy way to cater for more users, and offer something that no one else has thought of yet.

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