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 flippo » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:21 pm

after always having both a midi track AND and audio track for each reason rewired instrument, I only just noticed the 'external instrument' device.

HAHA!............... fail. :oops:

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

Post by flippo » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:13 am

strangely, I'd been using external FX devices for ages :lol:

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

Post by ReasonliveUSER » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:06 am

here's two things I just figured out
sigh*, I thought I read about these in the manual but I forgot I guess
1)you can play a selection to stop at the the end by holding down alt as you press play or scrub a selection back and forth for edits by holding down the space bar and alt
2) the new zoom feature in 8. I use a 32''wide screen LCD TV as a dual monitor and zoomed at 160% looks prefect(in all fairness I just went from Live 7 to 8 a few weeks ago so this isn't something I could had figure out a long time ago

awww shit I wish I saw this thread a long time ago :wink:
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Re: Stuff in Live you wish you figured out a long time ago

Post by baseinstinct » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:16 pm

3dot... wrote:.. always name the channel before recording into it...
it'll make your sets and file-names easier to comprehend
:mrgreen:
Yes, and do it in the following order:

Ctrl+T
atl+up 2 times
Ctrl+R
[enter the track name]
Enter
Ctrl ALT I
select track input (asks for simplification!!!)
mute and arm track (I do it with my padKONTROL) and you're done.

POossible to do it mechanically


EDIT

After a while I thought why not automate it even more?

Here we go - for autohotkey users (google ; )

;------------------new track in ableton Live------------------
;-------------------Audio-------------------------
#IfWinActive ahk_class Afx:00400000:0:00000000:01900015:00000000
!T:: Send, {CTRLDOWN}r{CTRLUP}{CTRLDOWN}c{CTRLUP}{CTRLDOWN}t{CTRLUP}{ALTDOWN}{UP}{ALTUP}{CTRLDOWN}rv{CTRLUP}{ENTER}{ALTDOWN}{DOWN}{ALTUP}
!+T:: Send, {CTRLDOWN}r{CTRLUP}{CTRLDOWN}c{CTRLUP}{CTRLDOWN}T{CTRLUP}{ALTDOWN}{UP}{ALTUP}{CTRLDOWN}rv{CTRLUP}{ENTER}{ALTDOWN}{DOWN}{ALTUP}

#IfWinActive

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

Post by re:dream » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:41 am

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.

We should revise this one for Live 9

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

Post by Oliver » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:50 pm

We should revise this one for Live 9
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Re: Stuff in Live you wish you figured out a long time ago

Post by Tarekith » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:29 pm

I only recently discovered that you can rename clips in session view via CMD+R. Just like everywhere else in Live, go figure.

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

Post by Sibanger » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:26 am

Tarekith wrote:I only recently discovered that you can rename clips in session view via CMD+R. Just like everywhere else in Live, go figure.
I love the 'Dah' moments :lol:

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

Post by Fossiel » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:34 am

Wish I clicked on this topic 5 years ago, always thought I knew enough :D

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

Post by uberdoku » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:27 pm

Hey all, pretty sure you can file this under "d'ah questions", but I'm new to the Ableton Mac world and wondering how to simply make the Menu Bar visible. I can bring up much of what I need by the myriad shortcuts available, but if I just want to access the Menu Bar itself I'm unable.

Ayudame, por favor.

Thanks,
Chris

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

Post by Idonotlikebroccoli » Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:10 pm

In Windows full screen mode, you can access the file menu by pressing alt+f.
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 BobSubgenius » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:39 am

- Using the keymap feature to assign hotkeys to things like record, overdub, loop, metronome etc and saving the whole thing as a Live preset.
- Changing the default preset of effects.
- Changing the default setup of a new track (eg for having an EQ and compression in every new track).
- Freeze a track and copy drag it to a new audio track will give you the flattened audio in a new track AND keep the frozen track. Very handy if you are not sure if you need to change things later that can easier be done in midi then by editing the audio.

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

Post by Idonotlikebroccoli » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:01 pm

Ctrl+scroll activates horizontal scrolling!
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 geo » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:16 pm

Idonotlikebroccoli wrote:Ctrl+scroll activates horizontal scrolling!
Excellent tip, thanks!

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

Post by Angstrom » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:25 pm

Operator has 5 operators. A, B, C, D and ... the 5th oscillator - the LFO set to hi speed with pitch tracking 100%
Unlike the basic A-D operators - operator "5" can be sent to FM any combination of operators A,B,C,and D. And it has more tricks than that.
It can FM the filter frequency (works on the un-interpolated F-Env amount).
Operators A-D have amplitude envelopes, but the 5th Operator is the only one which can can use it's own envelope to modulate its own pitch (LFO Dest B 100% -> LFO rate)

it's quite a powerful feature. I only figured that out today.
I'm very slow sometimes.

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