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


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By | 2017-12-15T19:50:13+00:00 January 5th, 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.


  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.

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