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Ableton Live Keyboard Shortcuts

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Practically every element of Ableton can be controlled through the keyboard, heres a quick list of useful commands

Tab: Switches between horizontal and vertical arrangement views

CTRL+1: Reduce time grid resolution

CTRL+2: Enlarge time grid resolution

CTRL+3: Toggles triplet mode on and off.

CTRL+4: Disable grid, no snapping.

CTRL+B: Switchs between pencil and pointer editing tools

CTRL+D: Duplicate selected blocks

CTRL+E: Splits midi/audio blocks

CTRL+F: Follow play timeline

CTRL+I: Insert silence

CTRL+J: Joins to midi/audio blocks

CTRL+K: Edit key map

CTRL+L: Sets markers and loop around selected time

CTRL+M: Edit midi map

CTRL+R: Rename track

CTRL+T: New audio channel

CTRL+DEL: Delete only selected automation channel dots

CTRL+S/X/C/V: Classic save, cut, copy and paste.

CTRL+SHIFT+D: Duplicate selected time

CTRL+SHIFT+T: New midi channel

CTRL+SHIFT+R: Render loop

CTRL+SHIFT+DEL: Delete selected time

F1-F8: For live performance, mutes and unmutes the first 8 mixer channels

F9: Record ON

F11: Switch fullscreen

F12: Switch between vst and fx and midi block panel

This is the keyboard map of Ableton's Live v.6,

The fluent use of this hotkeys represents the ultimate connection between the user and the software.

The keyboard shortcuts to make your work easier and faster, vital for a quick use of the program.

CTRL+1: Reduce time grid resolution.

CTRL+2: Enlarge time grid resolution.

CTRL+3: Toggles triplet mode on and off.

CTRL+4: Disable grid, no snapping.

CTRL+5: Disable grid zoom lock, no snapping.

CTRL+B: Switchs between pencil and pointer editing tools.

CTRL+D: Duplicate selected blocks.

CTRL+E: Splits midi/audio blocks.

CTRL+F: Follow play timeline.

CTRL+I: Insert silence.

CTRL+J: Consolidate midi/audio blocks.

CTRL+K: Edit key map.

CTRL+L: Sets markers and loop around selected time.

CTRL+M: Edit midi map.

CTRL+R: Rename track.

CTRL+DEL: Delete only selected automation channel dots.

CTRL+X,C,V,O,S,N,A: Cut, copy, paste, open, save, new, select all options.

CTRL+ALT+C,V,X,D: Copy, paste, cut & duplicate envelope automation.

CTRL+T: Insert new audio track.

CTRL+SHIFT+T: Insert new midi track.

CTRL+ALT+T: Insert new return track.

CTRL+SHIFT+D: Duplicate selected time.

CTRL+SHIFT+M: Create midi block in the selected area.

CTRL+SHIFT+R: Render loop.

CTRL+SHIFT+DEL: Delete selected time.

F1/F8: mutes and unmutes mixer channels 1 to 8.

F9: Record ON

F11: Switch to fullscreen mode.

F12: Switch between vst and fx and midi block panel.

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I was using a Logitech G11 Gaming keyboard for a while, which is basically a typical computer keyboard with some macro buttons. They let you basically record a series of keystrokes (and the TIME between them, very cool) and then assign them to the spare macro keys. I loved mapping one button to create new midi track and rename track, little things like that which could save time. Definitely recommended for anyone wanting to take shortcuts a step further.

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http://www.wallpaperbox.eu/wallpaper-ableton-live-keyboard-shortcuts-wallpaper-38380.html

This wallpaper could be handy in order to master all those shortcuts?!?

Hey, did you save this by chance? The link appears to now be dead?

Note to all of us: in future when we discover something really cool image-wise, it might be better to save it and upload it directly to the forum as an attachment (or via the File Manager link at the top of the page) to ensure it's available to us 'Punks in the future Just be sure to include the link back to the original page where you sourced it, and be mindful of all respective copyrights.

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Link owrked for me.

y'know, I've been using Live since version 4, and never knew the shortcut for creating a midi clip in arrangement view until today. I was tabbing back to session, creating clip there, and dragging it to arrangement. Stupid, always bugged me, but I never bothered to investigate.

hooray Soundpunk.

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thanks... printed enlarged and wallah! my latest wall hanging.

question though. How'd anyone compare fruity loops to Ableton. is it worth my time?

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for those who should fall on this page in future, just google images for -- ableton live shortcuts wallpaper -- and immerse yourselves in the results - should be something there for someone.

i'd have thought you guys could have thought that one out without stressing over a dead link, yeah?

enjoy :(

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