Ableton Key Commands

Here’s a re-post of my collection of Ableton key commands…

One of the best ways to get fast at Ableton Live is to master the key commands.  Here’s a list of key commands I put together when I was studying to become an Ableton Certified Trainer.  Copy and paste this and keep it by you as you work.  I found a lot of cool functions just by putting together this list.  If I’ve left any out, please shoot them over to add to the list.  Enjoy….

A. FILE MENU
Com N: New Live Set
Com O: Open Live Set
Com W: Close Live Set
Com S: Save Live Set
Shift Com S: Save Live Set As
Shift Com R: Export Audio/Video

B. EDIT MENU
Com Z: Undo
Shift – Com Z: Redo
Com X: Cut
Shift – Com X: Cut Time – Select a loop, Hit this command,  Everything in the loop will be cut and that amount of time will vanish from the arrangement.
Com C: Copy
Com V: Paste
Shift Com V: Paste Time:  – Select loop, Copy, Then paste – will copy over what’s there
Com D: Duplicate
Shift Com D: Duplicate Time:  Automatically duplicates what’s in the loop
Delete Key: Delete
Shift Com Delete: Deletes what’s in the loop
Com R: Rename
Com E: In Arrangement View – Split, In Session View – Remove the stop button of a clip
Com J: Consolidate
Com U: Quantize
Shift Com U: Quantize Settings
Com G: Group
Shift Com G: Ungroup
Com L: Loop Selection
Shift Com L: Select Loop
Com A: Select All

C. CREATE MENU
Com I: Insert Silence
Shift Com I: Capture and Insert Scene : Takes all the clips that are playing at a given moment and creates a whole    new scene with them
Com T: Audio Track
Shift Com T:  Midi Track
Opt Com T: Return Track
Shift Com M: Insert Midi Clip
Opt Com F: Create Fade: Also allows for the creation of cross-fades!***** To do this – select the track in       arrangement  view, then hit the clip you want to add a fade or cross-fade to.  Then hit this command and you’ll see the fades appear

D. VIEW
Control Option F: Full Screen
Shift Com W: Second Window
Com F: Search in Browser
Opt Com B: Show Browser
Opt Com L: Detail View
Opt Com O: Overview of the Entire Track
Opt Com I: Ins and Outs
Opt Com S: Sends
Opt Com R: Returns
Opt Com M: Mixer
Opt Com G: Groove Pool
Zoom In: +
Zoom Out: –
?: Info View
Shift Com F: Follow in Arrangement View

 

E: OPTIONS

Com M: Edit Midi Map (Midi Mapping Short Cut)
Com K: Key Mapping Shortcut
Shift Com K: Computer MIDI Keyboard
Com 1: Smaller Launch Quantization
Com 2: Larger Launch Quantization
Com 3: Triplet Launch Quantization
Com 4: Kill Launch Quantization
Com 5: Fixed Grid
Com B or Simply ‘B': Draw Mode
Com F: Browser search

ADDITIONAL

Tab – Switches from Session to Arrangement View
Shift Tab – Switches from Track to Clip View

 

Dan FreeMan, C0m1x, Ableton Certified Trainer



Reeps One And Linden Jay – Ableton Live User Group 10.14.14

Here’s some footage from the extraordinary UK beatboxer Reeps One and producer Linden Jay at last night’s Ableton Live User Group.  The vocals are completely processed through Ableton and essentially Linden is mixing him in real time.  With every kick, he boosts the lows and at times filters and jacks the highs.

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Reeps One and Linden Jay at the NYC Dubspot Ableton User Group