The most Ableton Live Tips, tricks and shortcuts packed into 1 video!

If you are new to Ableton or just want 1 resource to  increase your knowledge, this should help quite a bit.
Feel free to add to this list in the comments section. Enjoy!

Here are your timestamps below:

0:00 – Intro 0:06 – Turn on Automation 0:57 – 1. Cut Copy Paste Duplicate 4:05 – 2. Consolidate 4:35 – 3. Moving Clips 4:48 – 4. Create Midi Clip 5:00 – 5. Create Audio Track 5:17 – 6. Other Duplicate & Copy Tips 6:00 – 7. Bring Instruments & effects into a midi track 6:51 – 8. Get Audio Samples & Loops into Ableton 7:22 – 9. Preview/Audition Sounds 8:18 – 10. Command A 9:23 – 11. Edit Midi Notes 9:48 – 12. Tab selects session or arrange window 10:09 – 13. Command Shift i 11:28 – 14. Stop Clips 11:46 – 15. Automation Clips Greyed Out? 12:23 – 16. Highlight & effect multiple 14:10 – 17. Cmd f – scroll display to follow playback 14:33 – 18. Sidechain w/ compressor 16:07 – 19. Sidechain w/o compressor 17:28 – 20. Freeze Track 18:10 – 21. Audio to midi 18:48 – 22. Change Grid Resolution 19:10 – 23. Command 1,2 &3(grid) 20:07 – 24. Command 4 (no grid) 20:54 – 25. Cmd b – pencil & Automation Tips 22:04 26. Tune drums with EQ 24:01 – 27. Tune drums w/ freq shifter 24:26 – 28. Send returns 25:53 – 29. Create Midi Clip 26:04 – 30. Step record 26:45 – 31. Assign midi knob/fader 27:10 – 32. Assign midi key 27:35 – 33. Midi key select (no wrong notes) 30:15 – 34. Warping 32:10 – 35. alt drag 32:56 – 36. Warp Multiple tracks 34:28 – 37. Envelope trick with Beat Warping 35:35 – 38. DJ cue 37:02 – 39. Edit Time in Arrangement View 38:24 – 40. Group tracks 38:38 – 41. Group instruments & Effects 39:23 – 42. Chain selector 42:18 – 43. Add random w/ groove 43:16 – 44. Bass/low layer/high layer 45:02 – 45. Reverse reverb 46:24 – 43. Impulse- separate samples 48:14 – 44. Macros 49:39 – 45. Record session to arrange 50:48 – 46. Sustain midi loops 51:32 – 47. Receive input from: 48. Send output to: 52:15 – 49. Envelope automate (draw) 53:07 – 50. Dummy clips 55:41 – 52. Make kick 57:23 – 53. EQ Tips 57:56 – 54. Shift & up/down arrow key moves selected midi notes by the octave 58:15 – 55. Shift tab: clip properties to instruments/fx 58:20 – 56. Click arrow to return to zero or center 58:34 – 57. Zoom A section in Arrange View 58:45 – 58. Expand/Reduce all tracks 58:57 – 59. Change Midi Note Length 59:07 – 60. Create a return Track 59:13 – 61. Apply Warp Setting To multiple Audio clips 59:31 – 62. Simpler To Sampler 59:43 – 63. Zoom Key ShortCut 59:54 – 64. Info View 1:00:03 – 65. Hide/ Show Browser 1:00:07 – 66. Arrangement Overview 1:00:19 – 67. Show/Hide Ins/Outs 1:00:24 – 68. Show/Hide Sends 1:00:29 – 69. Show/Hide Mixer 1:00:34 – 70. Fine Adjustments 1:00:39 – 71. Rename Clips/Tracks 1:00:51 – 72. Set Loop Length 1:01:57 – 73. Move Midi Note Up/Down Octave 1:01:03 – 74. Launch Clip with Return 1:01:08 – 75. Drag over Automation elbows 1:01:16 – 76. Quantize Midi 1:01:37 – 77. Sidechain all Track to Kick 1:02:10 – 78. Automate with Utility 1:02:31 – 79. Midi Velocity Settings 80. Space bar stop, hit again restarts from cursor point 81. Shift space bar to stop and continue 82. Cmd + Del – deletes automation but not the clip. 83. Drag section of a clip to a midi track, automatically creates a simpler with the sample 84. Assign knob to 1 clip for looping & pitch correct 85. Cmd up/down on midi part – goes to next midi note 86. Cmd L – loop selected 87. Cmd M Midi map on off 88. Cmd K key map on off



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