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

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Post by spiral » Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:42 am

djgroovy wrote:Right clicking on the time ruler in arrangement view will present a "show all" option, that will zoom out to show you the whole arrangement.
double clicking on overview does same thing

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Post by man ovaboardz » Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:58 am

genital wart....

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

Post by Palmer Eldritch » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:08 pm

Double clicking a marker immediately starts the (stopped) song from that marker.
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Re: Stuff in Live you wish you figured out a long time ago

Post by kinkajou » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:29 pm

time for a bump and a feature request:

STICK THIS THREAD! :mrgreen:

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

Post by Aequitas123 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:50 pm

+1 sticky

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

Post by gzifcak » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:00 pm

i got one:

for a long time i've been running reaktor inside live without being able to type any numbers or text into reaktor. in order to edit a patch i always had to open it in standalone mode.

someone just clued me in to this fix:

you have to create a txt file named options.txt in which you just write "-_EnsureKeyMessagesForPlugins"
and then you put it in the preferences folder of live

* OS 9: .../Preferences/Ableton/Live [version]/Options.txt
* OS X: .../Preferences/Ableton/Live [version]/Options.txt
* Win: ...\Program Files\Ableton\Live [version]\Preferences\Options.txt
* Win Live 5: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Ableton\Live [version]\Preferences\Options.txt

fwiw, my preferences folder was here:
Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Ableton\Live 7.0.10\Preferences

hope that helps someone else!

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

Post by mr.adl » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:16 pm

gzifcak wrote:i got one:

for a long time i've been running reaktor inside live without being able to type any numbers or text into reaktor. in order to edit a patch i always had to open it in standalone mode.

someone just clued me in to this fix:

you have to create a txt file named options.txt in which you just write "-_EnsureKeyMessagesForPlugins"
and then you put it in the preferences folder of live

* OS 9: .../Preferences/Ableton/Live [version]/Options.txt
* OS X: .../Preferences/Ableton/Live [version]/Options.txt
* Win: ...\Program Files\Ableton\Live [version]\Preferences\Options.txt
* Win Live 5: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Ableton\Live [version]\Preferences\Options.txt

fwiw, my preferences folder was here:
Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Ableton\Live 7.0.10\Preferences

hope that helps someone else!

Oh my GOD!
Thanx for pointing this out. Now i can finally search presets by name in Massive or can type in a Cell name in Battery :D

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

Post by TroyP » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:52 pm

Wow! That's a great one. Where did you find out about this? Or more, where can I read more about how that can be used?

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Post by gzifcak » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:22 pm

TroyP wrote:Wow! That's a great one. Where did you find out about this? Or more, where can I read more about how that can be used?
i saw it in a troubleshooting thread in the NI forum. i searched google for ableton live options.txt and found a few more, but they didn't seem as useful. i noticed there's another thread on here asking for a compiled list of useful commands for this, hopefully someone has one.

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

Post by Motoko » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:31 pm

It took me some time (and a lot of midi recording) before I found out that I can just drag and drop clips from session view to arrangement view...

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

Post by djgroovy » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:34 pm

Motoko wrote:It took me some time (and a lot of midi recording) before I found out that I can just drag and drop clips from session view to arrangement view...
Hehe, that must have been a revelation lol.
Those pesky things called manuals... who needs'em?

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Post by TroyP » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:30 pm

djgroovy wrote:...Hehe, that must have been a revelation lol. Those pesky things called manuals... who needs'em?
Yeah, but it happens even if you read manuals. I've gone through the Live manual a couple times. Once, when I first bought Live 6, and again when I got Live 7.

I'm still learning stuff. Usually things I didn't catch or care about yet at the time I read the manual.

So, keep posting everyone! This is still my favorite thread.

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Post by djgroovy » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:20 pm

TroyP wrote:
djgroovy wrote:...Hehe, that must have been a revelation lol. Those pesky things called manuals... who needs'em?
Yeah, but it happens even if you read manuals. I've gone through the Live manual a couple times. Once, when I first bought Live 6, and again when I got Live 7.

I'm still learning stuff. Usually things I didn't catch or care about yet at the time I read the manual.

So, keep posting everyone! This is still my favorite thread.
No kidding, i love this thread too and learn new things everyday.
It's just that getting clips from session to arrangement was the very first thing i looked up in the manual, couldn't get by without it.
That's what i meant with my post.

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

Post by TroyP » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:16 pm

djgroovy wrote:No kidding, i love this thread too and learn new things everyday.
It's just that getting clips from session to arrangement was the very first thing i looked up in the manual, couldn't get by without it.
That's what i meant with my post.
Here's my favorite trick on that, learned from here.
Instead of dragging (too hard hitting that icon just right), click and hold the clip...then press tab! Works the same way with consolidated clips from Arrangement to Session.

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

Post by Tone Deft » Sat May 16, 2009 6:42 pm

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At people who I'd much rather kick in the eye?
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