New midi editing features in Ableton 9 

Here’s a quick walkthrough of the new midi editing features in Ableton 9. I’ve got to say, they did a really nice job of making what was already pretty easy & flexible even more so. Here are some features that stand out:

Reverse/invert midi notes  – This allows you to completely switch your midi notes front to back or top to bottom. Very cool for trying to come up with alternative parts.

Duplicate loop – a simple but much appreciated feature that doubles you loop length & fills in your midi notes with a single click

Midi transpose – type in + or – number of semitones & hit enter, or enter in the specific key you want you bottom or top note to shift to. You’ll have to see to fully appreciate.

Legato – lengthens selected note(s) to butt right up against the next note in your pattern. Another single click solution.

Midi stretch – Highlight midi notes, drag end marker or a marker in the middle to stretch notes in every which way making your midi far more elastic.

Click on & drag midi note within resolution grid range / Command click for full range – This lets you easily offset your midi notes from the grid without have to turn off your grid resolution.

Cool key commands: 

Click & hold down B to toggle draw mode temporarily or hit and release B quickly to switch from Pencil to cursor.

O will turn on/off selected track or selected device

Q activates hot swapping for selected effect of instrument

Check out the video below for a quick walkthrough:

 

Also watch some of my other Ableton 9 walkthroughs

If you haven’t seen my Ableton 9 videos, check out the articles below. Warning, credit cards have been known to fly out of wallets when watching videos like these.

Audio to Midi tests

Glue Compressor

Ableton 9: Convolution reverb

Buffer Shuffler (max for live)

Happy music making,

Jason

 

 

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