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

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

Post by geo » Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:42 am

djgroovy wrote:Here's one i discovered this week.

On the clip view for an audio file, above the edit and save buttons there's the file name.
If you click it, the browser opens up, in the location of that file.
Quite handy sometimes.
oh, that's good...

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Post by geo » Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:57 am

misteron wrote:maybe said before. Maybe even by me.
-Select track title bar
-Cmd+Left/Right
=move track left / right in session view.

Use Cmd+Up/Down in Arrangement View.

PC users use Ctrl for Cmd

Edit: Works with multi-selected tracks too
That's genius!

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

Post by geo » Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:01 pm

Especially using shortcuts for multiple selection holding SHIFT and arrows, then CTRL/Command and arrows...

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

Post by emef » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:50 pm

djgroovy wrote:Here's one i discovered this week.

On the clip view for an audio file, above the edit and save buttons there's the file name.
If you click it, the browser opens up, in the location of that file.
Quite handy sometimes.
thanks for that one, well handy
i often resample stuff and have a hard-ish time finding the numbered file of the resample
this takes me straight to the resampled audio, click... show in explorer and i can then drag that file into soundforge for chopping up and re-editing

thanks

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

Post by De Novo Creation » Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:20 pm

apple A, delete = no warp markers

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

Post by emef » Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:01 pm

emef wrote:
djgroovy wrote:Here's one i discovered this week.

On the clip view for an audio file, above the edit and save buttons there's the file name.
If you click it, the browser opens up, in the location of that file.
Quite handy sometimes.
thanks for that one, well handy
i often resample stuff and have a hard-ish time finding the numbered file of the resample
this takes me straight to the resampled audio, click... show in explorer and i can then drag that file into soundforge for chopping up and re-editing

thanks
i just realised if i connect soundforge to ableton the the preferences section the audio file will open in soundforge when i click edit DOH!!! haha

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

Post by jemiller31 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:08 pm

The Little Blue Hand (i.e. locking a controller to a device)

I use a Trigger Finger and an M-Audio Keyboard. Clicking on the device, and seeing the Little Blue Hand, means that you can control the device with the Trigger Finger while still playing any other instrument on the keyboard, for example. Recent (simple) discovery. So, tweak the delay on your drums while playing a sick bass line, without having to program anything at all, then switch devices ad infinitum.

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

Post by Idonotlikebroccoli » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:49 am

Ctrl+u quantizes to grid. Transformation from straight to swing is now slightly easier. I still dearly miss the quantize pop-up and global swing though
Please vote! Live 10's "multi" clip editing should allow selection+editing of multiple clips in one action:

(L10-SUG-0228) Multiple MIDI transpose

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=228094

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

Post by rdg » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:02 pm

Idonotlikebroccoli wrote:Ctrl+u quantizes to grid. Transformation from straight to swing is now slightly easier. I still dearly miss the quantize pop-up and global swing though
The quantize pop-up is still there. Open it with Ctrl+Shift+U.

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Post by baseinstinct » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:05 am

misteron wrote:
misteron wrote:
dr.wackler wrote:Command-click (I guess Ctrl-click on PC) in the upper part of the scrub area moves the Loop Brace right to where you click.
Nice!
(Although for me it moves the start marker - also very useful)
Add the shift to get the end marker :)

Great!

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

Post by D-BOB » Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:42 pm

bumper

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

Post by arafel » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:21 am

'Slice to new midi track...'

holy krippy! I been missing out!

If only Live could save it so RMX could import it.. We could ditch Recycle.
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Re: Stuff in Live you wish you figured out a long time ago

Post by TroyP » Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:59 pm

Speaking of Slice...I may be the last one to figure this out, but I just learned how to use that kinda like Groove Template. I still am using Live 7 and I'm not a drummer and not that great at programming MIDI drum clips that I like the feel of (excellent grammar, eh?). So...


I found a loop I like the feel of (played by a live drummer) and sliced it to MIDI using the Transients setting. Then, with Quantize off, I copied the MIDI notes that were created and pasted them into a new MIDI track. Voila! Real drummer timing. Then, I adjusted the volumes of each hit first by looking at the original audio file (to get in the right neighborhood) then by listening and "mixing" the MIDI velocities. It worked pretty well.

Now I can match the original groove and add percussion, or create a new drum kit while retaining the groove, or--I suppose--could add a synth line that matched exactly, etc.
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Re: Stuff in Live you wish you figured out a long time ago

Post by madlab » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:45 pm

You can simply drop your audio drums file on the groove pool, then apply the groove that was extracted to the other clips in Live, audio and midi.
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Re: Stuff in Live you wish you figured out a long time ago

Post by madlab » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:47 pm

arafel wrote:'Slice to new midi track...'
If only Live could save it so RMX could import it.. We could ditch Recycle.
Use the SAGE converter to make any audio file usable in Stylus RMX.
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