All New Shortcuts in Ableton Live 12 (Part 1)

Reading the title, you might be wondering why it takes two parts to cover the new shortcuts added in Ableton Live 12. The truth is that there are a lot of new ones.

Some of them are really just for accessibility reasons, but they could be useful to anyone. Also, I think it’s high time that blind people could use this DAW to make music, so I’ve deliberately mentioned the shortcuts just for them. And who knows, you might find one or two of them very useful for your own workflow.

In this first part, we’ll look at all the shortcuts except those for clips. I will cover those in the second part next week. I’ve divided the shortcuts into different sections to make it easier to follow and remember all the new commands.

I’ve also created a free PDF that you can download below the video. At the moment, the Live 12 manual isn’t completely finished, including the new shortcuts that have been added. Also, there’s currently no PDF version that would make it searchable. So I’m hoping that this PDF will help you memorise the shortcuts and get them into your muscle memory in no time.

Watch the Video:



00:00 Intro
00:27 Focus, Show & Hide Elements
02:55 Session View
05:03 Arrangement View
08:09 In Tracks
09:50 Momentary Latching
11:36 Control Bar
11:54 Similarity Search/Similar Sample Swapping
15:14 Browser
15:41 For Other New Features

The PDF is free. Just enter a zero in the price field. You’re welcome to donate a little if you want to say thank you and have the means.

Please let me know if you have any further questions or if I have forgotten to include a new shortcut.

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2 Responses

  1. Hi Madeleine,
    I’m afraid the video link might not be working? All the best with your health

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