Ableton Live Quick Tips: Lock Envelopes To Song Position (Video Tutorial)

Did you know that you can lock automation envelopes to the song position? This can be useful when you want to replace a clip in the arrangement, but retain the various automations in this part. Here's how it works:

Questions and comments are always welcome.

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By |2017-12-15T02:02:10+00:00February 23rd, 2015|Ableton Live Tutorials|5 Comments

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  1. everythingbutthegirl March 3, 2015 at 19:35 - Reply

    Lock Envelopes To Song Position:

    Great tip but it would of been even better if it were put it context e.g. if we had heard what the sound of the automation envelopes was like before and after than I could get my head around your concept.

    • Madeleine March 4, 2015 at 12:19 - Reply

      Ah, okay. I’ll keep that in mind for the next tutorials.

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  3. Freiddo March 18, 2015 at 06:40 - Reply

    I agree with the first comment. Having context and noticing the difference before and after definitely helps the viewer understand the full potential.

    Awesome tip by the way, I’ve been using Ableton for a while and it’s tips like these that definitely makes me say to myself “WHY DIDN’T I KNOW ABOUT THIS BEFORE!” haha.

  4. r3diris5man November 4, 2015 at 03:55 - Reply

    This is fantastic! I’ve been using Live for around 10 years and I still learn new tricks and workflow shortcuts. Thanks so much!

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