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:
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