Hi there. I have a logitech which has programmable buttons. I use one for toggling the Pencil and one for duplicating parts/notes. One for transport start/stop. one for metronome. i have a default template that I use with key assignments.
Cool! Don't use the pencil much myself, maybe I should.. I'll definitely do a template with more key-assignments too.
Martin Gifford wrote:
Am I right that with a programmable mouse, you can have Ableton permanently in full screen without ever going to the menus? You just click a button on your mouse, and the action happens without the menu bar ever having to show? That would be awesome. BTW, I wish Ableton had all the menu headings in the right-click shortcut menu like some programs. Or let you program the right-click menu. It's so handy when the function you want is in the right-click menu. Great for workflow.
Yes you're right. Some commands aren't built-in key-commands in live though but I'm pretty sure you can make your own makro (program the mouse/keyboard-shortcut while clicking the menu and clicking whatever menu-item you need a shortcut - for instance "freeze track").
Most of the menu-items in live are already key-commands though, so you can assign the ones you tend to use most to your mouse so you don't even need to touch your keyboard. Like toggle clip-view for instance (cmd+L or ctrl+L). When I'm already holding my mouse it's much faster to just click a button on my mouse than taking my right hand over to the keyboard to find the L-key...
Hope to see more mouse-assigned shortcuts! Or even other shortcuts programmed to other hardware in your template.