This shortcut has changed a lot throughout the years of updates, but as of 10.1, the latest way to minimize and maximize all your audio tracks in the arrangement view is to press Alt + U. Great way to save precious screen real estate.
Bonus Tip: to add groove to all clips in the project, select a clip and press Cmd + A or Ctrl + A to select all clips in the arrangement, then select it from the dropdown on the left in the clip view.
This is extremely useful for experimentation, allowing you to manipulate warped audio on the fly without any menu diving. Simply hold shift while dragging the edges of an audio clip and you can stretch / squish it directly on the arrangement view.
In the Session View, click to select the clips you want to transfer - individual ones or a multiple selection - click-hold one of the selected clips, hit the Tab key to switch to the Arrangement view, then drag the clip to the desired position in the timeline and release - simple! The ability to select multiple clips at once lets you build up a solid arrangement fairly quickly using this method, and the bonus is that it also works in reverse: if you record a new idea directly into the Arrangement View that you want to experiment with further, you can drag it into Session View using the Tab key in exactly the same way.
a great tool for looping whatever you have highlighted. in my opinion this makes session view obsolete for all but live applications. this same shortcut is very useful inside clips where it will snap the clip loop to the selection.
more tools for working with loops in arrangement view. cmd (ctrl) + shift + l will select the loop to make it "active". from there, you can hold cmd and use the arrow keys to expand or shorten the loop (by a factor of two) or move it around your song.
that's it! if you like these shortcuts and want to learn more, you can check out this article containing a further 20 that I use nearly overtime I open up live. you can check out a complete list of all the ableton shortcuts here.
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Im using the computer keyboard to play notes on Ableton Live, like different synth sounds. My problem is when playing the computer keyboard as a synth, it will not sustain sound. It will play dry short notes. I cannot get the keys to sustain. Is there something wrong with my keyboard? is it a sustain on/off switch in ableton?
I was using Ableton Live for a VERY long time before I knew this feature even existed. Press this key combination to open a new window. It will open a new Ableton Live window of the alternative view. If you are currently in session mode then the new window will open up as an arrangement view.
If you toggle between the views (e.g. pressing the TAB button), it will switch the view type for both windows. So you will always have one session view and one arrangement view open at once. You can close the second window at any point by pressing the same key combination again.
This second view is called Arrangement View. The first Session View is for collecting ideas and performing live, the actual production side of things always happens in the horizontal view.
Total Ableton Live newbie question:In session view (This is what I intend to use for playback): Can you somehow set locators up in a way so that you can jump or cycle eg. a solo section? Or do you need to line out all tracks an arrangements in arrangement view?
I use a Zoom L12 live with backing tracks. For solo gigs, I use channels 11-12 for percussion/drums, 9-10 for keys/strings, channel 8 for bass and click track on channel 7. Still leaves 6 tracks for vocal microphones and guitars. If my bass player is on the duo gig, I just mute channel 8. If the drummer is with us on a trio gig, I also mute channels 11-12. The L12 has 5 different headphone mixes so you can use either wired headphone or earbuds, or IEMs. SD card holds a ton of songs. If you number the songs, you can have it in set list order, and use a foot switch to start the tracks.
Live 10 now introduces the possibility of editing multiple MIDI clips at the same time within a single view, which could be done from the session view or the arrangement view. The user can now work on drums and bass or chords and melody at the same time so the editing process can be done in a more efficient way taking a better control of the relationships of the music parts.
Apple's Logic Pro has a more traditional linear view, and one in which you have full access to a single selected channel strip on the left side of the screen. This is nice for organization and making quick changes to your mix while arranging your clips, audio tracks, and MIDI tracks on the timeline. You also have access to inserts, instruments, audio units midi fx, dynamics, and time-based effects, and sends to effects on auxiliary buses. If you wanted to, you could do an entire mix from the arrangement view.
Mouse pointer editing tools are also contained in the session view (another name for arrangement view). Logic has a wealth of tools for selecting, slicing, fading, erasing, gluing, zooming, automating, and warping. Each of them can also be assigned to a single key command, so you can speed up workflows that you end up executing often. If you're a key command person, Logic is incredibly versatile.
They copied Ableton Live verbatim but did it in their polished, friendly-for-all, UI. It might as well be Garageband Live. They also made the live looping functionality utilize Logic's traditional composition view track format, so Logic live performers can easily use both the grid view and a view that's familiar to them.
After experimenting with arrangements by playing back cells and scenes, record a Live Loops performance to the Tracks area timeline to capture an arrangement idea. You can copy and paste cells from the Live Loops grid to the playhead in the Tracks view to quickly build up an arrangement. You can also insert entire scenes right into the Tracks area timeline.
When I started back up with music a few years back I started with garage band and upgraded to Logic pro. But the more I used the built-in instruments I found that the results were also uncanny somehow because they were all canned sounds. I switched to Live mostly because it had MAX 4 live, and I wanted to patch from scratch like I did back in college. I never really dived into MAX because I fell in love with Audulus 3 and eurorack, but Live 10 has been a reliable DAW with a great set of streamlined tools.
Nowadays i tend to use few daw in parralel or in a project basis : starting projects on ableton/reason or bitwig/reason then final arrangement in Logic Pro. it what suit me the best, i use it all exactly for great ideas or quality tools they offer as i know all of them quite in-depth
You can switch between Session and Arrangement views (which share the same track layout) using the Tab key. Clips are exclusive to each view for playback, but may easily be copied between them via drag and drop, Command-C, etc. 2b1af7f3a8