Ableton Live 9 Quick Tips: Finer Resolution When Dragging Clips or Breakpoints

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.


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By |2017-12-15T01:54:45+00:00August 10th, 2015|Ableton Live Tutorials|2 Comments

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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. ara March 14, 2017 at 20:34 - Reply

    Nice, Hey do you know- can you type in a breakpoint number?

    Even with control, I still have to be very careful.
    At the ends of clips I try to set the envelope back to zero, just in case the next clip won’t be pitch bent or something, and it just takes a little too much time.
    Thanks, Ara

    • Madeleine Bloom March 27, 2017 at 12:33 - Reply

      Not really. If there is a number field as for the specific parameter, e.g. track volume, you can type in the value before placing the first breakpoint.

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