A while ago I had asked, what blog topics you would be interested in. One thing that has been mentioned several times was advice for workflows. Since this is a subject matter I'm really into, I have compiled five video tutorials that show you improvements of work processes in Ableton Live.
If you're looking for a quick way to colourise clips in Ableton Live, have a look at the Max for Live device Colorizer. Drop it anywhere in your Live Set, set the colour of your track and activate it. Any newly recorded and existing clips in the Session View will now automatically inherit the colour of the track they reside on. Neat!
There are a lot of things you can do in Live to improve your workflow. And nothing's more annoying than losing the flow when creativity hits you. This tutorial shows you a shortcut that allows for a finer resolution when dragging clips or automation/modulation breakpoints in the Arrangement View in Live.
This episode of the "Ableton Live Quick Tips" shows you a little trick to quickly change clip parameters of grouped clips at once on a per scene basis. This can be especially helpful when preparing a live performance set.
The Max for Live effect Clip Sequencer can be really useful for live performance and composition. It allows you to use MIDI clips to sequence incoming played/held MIDI notes or chords from a keyboard or MIDI controller in real time. Notes are sorted and resorted logically and in real time, clips are read out via LOM.
Megaloop is a Max for Live MIDI effect made for mashing up clips in Live's Session View. It features 8 different sequences each with their own set of parameters, as well as clip gain and transposition control for each targeted clip. It's really fun to use and you can get amazing results.
This tutorial in my series "Ableton Live 9 Quick Tips" shows how you can save session view clips as a new Live Set. It's quick, easy and useful when you want to save a part of your track/song to keep as an idea that doesn't really fit in with the rest. Or build a live performance set, especially when coupled with the tricks from the previous video.
In a live performance situation you might want to see the play position of your session view clips to know when to start the next scene or clip. The track status in Live might be too small to use as a visual cue though.
Here comes another tutorial in the 'Ableton Live Insider Tips' series. This time it's about mapping clip parameters, its perks and the fun things you can with it together with beats, melodies and chords. This can be great for glitchy effects in live performances, but also if you want to produce more on the fly.
If you tend to use certain audio files as your favourite building blocks, you might want to store the clip's settings. Especially if you adjusted the warp markers so the clip plays perfectly in sync.