10 Essential Shortcuts to Speed Up Your Workflow in Ableton Live (Video Tutorials)

I'm a huge fan of working with shortcuts. In fact, I utilise a little app called Alfred to enable the use of even more shortcuts on my computer. And the reason why I love them so much is that they save me a lot of time. Every day. And shortcuts can save you a ton of time in Ableton Live as well. So here are ten essential ones to keep you in the flow while making music.

Press Zero To Deactivate

 

S is for Save

 

Show/Hide Windows in Live with Shortcuts

 

Show/Hide Live Set Overview

 

Quickly Transpose Parameters by an Octave

 

Reset Parameters

 

Switch Fast Between Clip and Device View

 

Number Shortcuts for Grid and Global Quantisation Settings

 

Finer Resolution When Dragging Clips or Breakpoints

 

Silence & Time Commands

 

Something to add or ask? Head to the comments below. :)

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By |2017-12-15T19:50:13+00:00January 5th, 2016|Ableton Live Tutorials|5 Comments

About the Author:

Madeleine Bloom is a musician, producer, multi-instrumentalist and singer from Berlin. She studied Electroacoustic Music at the Franz Liszt Conservatory. In the last few years she's worked as a technical support for Ableton and has helped countless people with her in-depth knowledge of Ableton Live, various other music apps as well as audio engineering.

5 Comments

  1. Erik January 6, 2016 at 14:37 - Reply

    Thank you!

  2. Scobra March 6, 2017 at 20:23 - Reply

    Thank YOu very much.
    Cheers from Vegas

  3. Lactophobia December 4, 2017 at 20:59 - Reply

    Good work! Thanx.

  4. Vidar September 5, 2018 at 16:01 - Reply

    Found this by combining Alfred and ablleton live in my search. I’m curious how you use Alfred?Especially in regards to production or music/songwriting etc. I mostly use Alfred for finding and opening files, but know there are so many other ways to use it.

    • Madeleine Bloom September 5, 2018 at 16:15 - Reply

      I haven’t really tried finding ways to utilise Alfred for music production yet. It’s definitely on the list though. For now, I use Alfred for a lot of tasks to run Sonic Bloom as efficiently as I can on my own. I’ve started taking on notes when I notice that I repeatedly do something that could be combined in a workflow, then take some dedicated time to implement them. I think Alfred could me more helpful for me when doing sound design than when producing. I don’t follow a certain workflow when producing that requires me leaving the Live interface.

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