10 Hidden Features in Ableton Live with Options.txt

It's been quite a while since I made these video tutorial about all the extra features you can unlock with the help of the Options.txt in Ableton Live. Back then they made a huge splash. You may already know them, but could do with a refresher, or this may be the first time you come across them and have your mind blown.

Introduction to the Options.txt File & Show Device Slots (Unoffical & Undocumented)

 

New Features for a Faster Workflow in Racks

 

Commands for Working with VST Plugins

 

Adjust Automation Curves

 

No Auto Arming

 

Working with ReWire

 

Track Arming Behaviour

 

Download the Options.txt file with the commands from all the video tutorials (Right-click and choose Save Link as) Don't forget to only keep either -NoAutoArming or -EnableArmOnSelection as they conflict with each other.

By | 2017-02-02T20:09:29+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Ableton Live Tutorials|3 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.

3 Comments

  1. Phil Beazley July 24, 2016 at 11:50 - Reply

    Really useful tips. Thanks Madeleine.

  2. Alex Philipp August 14, 2016 at 06:44 - Reply

    Here full list of options:

    AbsoluteMouseMode

    AcceptanceTestsIgnoreAssertions

    AcceptanceTestsPort

    AcceptanceTestsRecording

    AdditionalLatencyForPlaythrough

    AnimatedScrollBarAlphaDelta

    AnimatedScrollBarVisibleTime

    AsioDisableMultiClient

    AsioNoClockSource

    AsioNoSampleRateCheck

    AsioNoSetSampleRate

    AsioSupportProcessNow

    AudioDropOutDisplay

    AudioNoThreadReNew

    AudioQuantizeFixedWarpMarker

    AutoAdjustMacroMappingRange

    AutoShowPythonShellOnError

    BrowserPageSize

    BuiltinLessons

    ChallengeMethod

    CheckAllLanguageFiles

    CheckCast

    CheckForUnlinkedComponents

    ClipFireWillContinueSong

    ControlSurfaceDisplayUpdateRate

    CopySampleFiles

    DebugKeys

    DecodeDirectShowMediaFiles

    DevicesLegacyLive5

    DirectAssert

    DisableAutoBugReporting

    DisableFileRefMapping

    DisableSchedulerPerDevice

    DisableUpdateOverviews

    DontAskForAdminRights

    DontLogExceptions

    DontRetriggerSessionClips

    DontStoreCompoundPaths

    DontUseHardcodedLibraryPath

    DrawDirectlyToScreen

    DrawRandomBackground

    DriveEngineTiming

    DrumPadSelectionDelay

    DumpAddControlled

    DumpAppViewOnQuit

    DumpDocumentOnQuit

    DumpUsfLibOutput

    EditorDontSnapOnMarkers

    EditorFoldMore

    EditorMagneticWidth

    EditorNoteResizeSnapsOnGridOnly

    EditorResnapRangeFactor

    EditorResnapTimeoutOnMouseUp

    EditorSnapTimeout

    EnableGMIForVideo

    EnableHotSwapOnSelection

    EnableMapToSiblings

    EnablePseudoDevice

    EventRecorderIgnoreCache

    EventRecorderPauseMs

    EventRecorderPlaybackDir

    EventRecorderRecordingDir

    EventRecorderTempDir

    ExtendedDeviceOptions

    ForceDirectDraw

    ForceGDI

    Halion3BugWorkaround

    HotKeyForCaptureAndInsertScene

    HotKeyForKitPad

    HotKeyForSet

    IgnorePrefs

    IgnoreTemplateSet

    ImpulseIgnoreOmega

    InitialDocument

    KeepUnresolvedRelativeRoutings

    LayoutCheckFrequency

    LocalFilesDir

    LogFolderConfigErrors

    LogPluginPerformance

    LogPseudoMidiOutDataSizeSent

    LogRemoteScriptCapabilityInfo

    LogTimeConversionVariation

    LoopJumpContinuationActivationWindowSizeMs

    LoopJumpContinuationWindowSizeMs

    MaxAudioThreads

    MaxChainViewsToCache

    MemoryBasedUndo

    MemoryLeaksFile

    MidiClockSlave

    MidiEventThinning

    NoMidiEventFiltering

    NoMidiFromReWire

    NoMidiJitterCorrection

    NoMidiMonitorLatencyCompensation

    NoMidiServer

    NoSCurves

    NoVstGesturesRequired

    NoVstStartupScan

    Patch

    RemoveFolderWithSingleClick

    ReportZeroLengthClips

    ReWireChannels

    ReWireLogic

    ReWireMasterOff

    ReWireSonar

    SafetyAreaAroundMarkers

    SampleTimeOverflowScale

    Sandbox

    SelectNoAudioAsDefault

    SendSPPInArrangerLoops

    SetAssertMode

    SetSatisfactionSurveyActive

    SharedMemStoragePath

    ShowBackToArrangementOnMasterTrack

    ShowChunkLoadTime

    ShowDeviceSlots

    ShowFullVersionInTitle

    ShowPeakCpuLoad

    ShowToolsMenu

    SoundManagerBufferSize

    StackTraces

    SuppressCheckSynchronousInvariant

    TempoFineControlRange

    TestDir

    TestLibraryRootDir

    Trace

    UndoSplashScreenFixOsX

    UndoStepsAtMouseUp

    UnitTestsAssertOnFailure

    UnitTestsDontCleanup

    UnitTestsLetDummyTestPass

    UnitTestsQuitAfter

    UnitTestsReportFormat

    UnitTestsRunDefaultOff

    UnitTestsRunStreamServiceTests

    UnitTestsTraces

    UpdateTest

    UseDebugPrefs

    UseFileSystemCacheForReading

    UseFileSystemCacheForWriting

    UseOwnGeneratedMidiTimeStamps

    ViewIdCheckFrequency

    VirtualAudioIn

    VstNoLocalDir

    VstNoScanSkip

    WipeoutProtectionAccidentWindowSizeMs

    WipeoutProtectionActivationWindowSizeMs

    WipeoutProtectionDecisionWindowSizeMs

    WriteLanguageCommentFile

  3. vosky August 27, 2016 at 12:36 - Reply

    Really appreciate the cool tips you’ve shared here…this will definitely smooth en my workflow in my workflow.Thank you

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