Stuff in Live you wish you figured out a long time ago

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Idonotlikebroccoli
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Stuff in Live you wish you figured out a long time ago

Post by Idonotlikebroccoli » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:10 pm

For me, it's the ctrl+d (duplicate) shortcut that I discovered 5 minutes ago, which combines ctrl+c and ctrl+v.

UPDATE:

autogen has collected all the advice in one post. It can be found in the middle of page 17. Here's the post for your convenience. I'll try to see if I can be bothered updating this post. Until then, send a thank-you-pm to autogen :)
As far as I know, PC users substitute 'COMMAND' with 'ALT' and 'ALT' with 'CTRL'


Live shortcuts & alternative controls for certain functions.

Duplicate = COMMAND+D.

Disable Grid = COMMAND+4 (or hold COMMAND whilst selecting note or note start/end).

Select Looped = COMMAND+SHIFT+L.

Resize/Move Loop braces = cursor keys or COMMAND+cursor keys.

In arrange view loop selected = COMMAND+L.

In arrange view consolidate multiple selected clips = COMMAND+J.

Playback from current position = SHIFT+SPACEBAR.

Trigger selected clip slot = RETURN.

Switch Clip/Track view = SHIFT+TAB.

Move clip from session to arrange & vica versa = Click and hold on clip then press TAB.

Stop focus moving when triggering clips (all clips) = In prefs > Record/Warp/Launch > Select on Launch > select 'off'.

Stop focus moving when triggering clips (selected clips) = CTRL+Click desired clip > select 'Select on Launch (Pref)'.

Preferences = COMMAND+,.

Adjust all track widths = hold ALT while adjusting.

Record Enable Track = F9.

Slower response while changing track levels = Hold COMMAND while moving fader.

Show hide plugin windows = COMMAND+ALT+P.

Stop browser preview = ESC.

In browser alternate navigation/previewing = left & right cursor keys.

Zoom to loop = Click on the word "length".

Zoom to position = Click on the word "position".

Zoom out 100% = Double click the bottom clip overview tab.

Zoom to specific portion = Use start and end of bottom clip overview like loop braces.

Alternate scrolling in MIDI clips = COMMAND+ALT+Drag.

Show/Hide overview in session view = COMMAND+ALT+O.

Show/Hide Info View = SHIFT+/.

Mute/Unmute tracks 1-8 = F1-F8.

Time compress/expand MIDI notes = right-click with all notes selected then select 'stretch notes'.

Insert silence in arrange view/scene in session view = COMMAND+I.

Drag multiple files to individual tracks = Hold COMMAND whilst dragging files in.

Unfold all arrange tracks = ALT+Click a track arrow icon.

Alternative velocity control in MIDI editor = COMMAND+Click note+drag.

Duplicate note in MIDI editor = ALT+Click note+drag.

Render tracks as individual files = In render dialog change "Master" to "All Tracks".

Assign twice as many qwerty keys to live = SHIFT.

Restrict automation point movement to vertical axis = COMMAND+Drag.

Scroll drum racks 1 row at a time = COMMAND+Drag.

View multiple plugin windows = In prefs > Look/Feel > Auto-Hide Plugin Windows > select 'off'.

Edit info text for tracks and devices to make notes = CTRL+Click > select 'Edit Info Text'.

Create note with draw mode off = Double Click.

Remove stop buttons to avoid clips stopping when changing scenes = Select clip slot > COMMAND+E (or enable 'Legato' launch mode).


General Tips.

*Hidden buttons visible when in midi or key assign mode =
scene up/down (in master track).
per track play button - launches selected clip in track.

*Entering bpm in the scene launch buttons title sets bpm when launched.

*Click the headphone icon in midi editor to enable vertical keyboard to preview related sound.

*While MIDI synced to external machine hosting Live ALT+SPACEBAR on the sync slave causes it to sync to the masters current song position. (remedy for sync drifting without stopping and starting).

*Remember to experiment with the default live rack presets especially the DJ/Performance ones.

*GIGA libraries can be exported to Sampler then deleted (if required), as all samples are copied to the library.

*Mac users check out a free app called Soundsource. It adds an audio prefs selector to the menu-bar.

*OSX Function keys = ALT+F1/F2 opens Display Prefs, ALT+F3/F4/F5 opens Sound Prefs, ALT+F8/F9/F10 opens Keyboard & Mouse Prefs.

*When a new version of Live is released. Open Info Window (SHIFT+/) and hover any new parameters, fields or preferences.

*Multiple tracks can be selected and frozen simultaneously.

*Drag and drop tracks directly from iTunes for DJing.

*Dragging a sample onto a plugin instrument will replace the instrument with an instance of Simpler containing that sample.
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Post by Lo-Fi Massahkah » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:15 pm

Still strying to figure that out... :?

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Re: Stuff in Live you wish you figured out a long time ago

Post by rbmonosylabik » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:37 pm

[quote="Idonotlikebroccoli"]For me, it's the ctrl+d (duplicate) shortcut that I discovered 5 minutes ago :? :D[/quote

I found it a moth ago. It's wonderful.
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Post by mauve » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:49 pm

Comand+4 to disable grid
Comand+shift+L to select loop brace(everything within it). Then I changed that to comand+W to make it more ergonomic.
It is all on Mac.

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Post by abletoff » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:51 pm

The loop in/out numbers on top right of the screen. Far more handy than moving the brackets and adjusting them everytime
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Post by kennerb » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:58 pm

a week doesn't go by where I turn real bright red after I stumble on something so simple and obvious that I should have known all along. And I consider myself to be very proficient with Live.

Good tools are like that.
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Post by Spiralgroove » Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:07 pm

shift + spacebar to restart where you stopped


:oops:

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Post by rbmonosylabik » Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:50 am

Spiralgroove wrote:shift + spacebar to restart where you stopped


:oops:
:oops:

thank you
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Post by Shoma » Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:07 am

rbmonosylabik wrote:
Spiralgroove wrote:shift + spacebar to restart where you stopped


:oops:
:oops:

thank you
:)

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Post by Tone Deft » Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:40 am

Shoma wrote:
rbmonosylabik wrote:
Spiralgroove wrote:shift + spacebar to restart where you stopped
:oops:
:oops:
thank you
:)
8O

Alt-Tab to get to clip view
ctrl-, (ctrl-comma) to get to the options menu


feature I wish I didn't know about:
alt - h - j to get to the forum

Very cool thread. 8)
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Post by Shoma » Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:57 am

ALT+F4 and then quickly right arrow + enter

it makes trance music 8)

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Post by tricil » Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:46 am

Tone Deft wrote:
Shoma wrote:
rbmonosylabik wrote: :oops:
thank you
:)
8O

Alt-Tab to get to clip view
ctrl-, (ctrl-comma) to get to the options menu


feature I wish I didn't know about:
alt - h - j to get to the forum

Very cool thread. 8)
does that do that? for real?

/me tries...
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Post by tricil » Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:47 am

holy shit!
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Post by emptypond » Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:10 am

the keyboard shortcut section of the manual :lol:

..and holding alt while readjusting channel width to adjust all chans at once.. :oops:

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Post by Herne » Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:53 am

Removing the stop button to keep clips playing, rather than duplicating them.
I actually went back and re-read the manual, and this isn't explained very well, although I Guess I'm still a numpty.
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