Ableton Live Quick Tips: Adding Parts to Tracks with Time Signature Changes (Video Tutorial)

When you're working in the Arrangement View with various time signatures and want to add some bars in the beginning or in between, simply moving the parts to the right can give you weird results with the time signatures. This tutorial shows you a quick way to avoid this problem.

Questions and other comments are as usual welcome, of course.

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By |2017-12-15T02:11:11+00:00January 26th, 2015|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. UPdog January 26, 2015 at 23:46 - Reply

    The color skin in the video looks cool. How did you make it and where can I get that?

  2. Pablo February 1, 2015 at 15:15 - Reply

    Hi Madeleine, yesterday I found Sonic Bloom. Cool website. I see a lot of interesting information. Thanks for sharing. Greetings from Colombia.

    • Madeleine February 1, 2015 at 15:41 - Reply

      Thanks, Pablo. Greetings back from Berlin. :)

  3. Nailmusic February 3, 2015 at 23:58 - Reply

    Nice little tip! I work with odd time signatures all the time. Any idea how to embed them into scenes? i.e. I may want a scene to have 2 bars of 4 and a bar of 7… Been trying to figure this out for months.
    Anyway, great site – always useful info. Thanks!

    • Madeleine February 4, 2015 at 10:49 - Reply

      While the length is determined by the clips, you can write the time signature into the scene name, e.g. 7/8 and Live will change it accordingly.

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