Ableton Live 9 Quick Tips: The Fast Way to Use Locators

Locators can be useful when you're working in the Arrangement View. They offer a quick way to jump to specific locations on the timeline. This tutorial shows you how to maximise their benefit.


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By |2017-02-02T20:08:55+00:00November 2nd, 2016|Ableton Live Tutorials|6 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. Sam November 2, 2016 at 17:49 - Reply

    Thanks.. That’s a really useful tip :)

  2. richard November 3, 2016 at 22:50 - Reply

    hey madeleine
    is there a way to jump around within a clip. I thought i remembered doing something like this one time inside a clip.
    maybe it was a scrub. but not sure. nice video tho :)

    • Madeleine Bloom November 3, 2016 at 23:41 - Reply

      Yes, either you use the scrub function or you could map the clip position and/or loop settings to jump around.

  3. richard November 9, 2016 at 21:50 - Reply

    thank youuuu

  4. James November 11, 2016 at 16:26 - Reply

    Very Useful! I like how it’s the least complicated approach. The markers are automatically labeled, the keyboard assignment is the most logical, and that’s probably enough markers to work on enough sections of a typical song. Renaming labels or remembering many labels as rehearsal markers, A, B,C probably would make the it harder to develop the new habit of using them.

  5. Dan February 10, 2017 at 13:51 - Reply

    Thanks for the video! You could also locate them to the numeric keyboard, so your hand doesn’t have to jump around. I use Loc1=1, prev/set/next= 4-6, play/start/stop= 7-9, metronome=0, follow=/ … Cheers!

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