ABLETON 9 Shortcuts
Insert fades: cmd + Alt + f | (Windows computer: ctrl + alt + f)
Insert fades best keyboard shortcut ableton
Fades are a valuable tool. not just for seamlessly joining clips and transparently bringing tracks in and out of a song, they're also a necessary utility for removing zero-crossing pops from your clips.
Follow transport: cmd + shift + f | (Windows computer: ctrl + shift + f)
Follow transport best keyboard shortcuts ableton
Following playback let's you keep a careful eye on all the details of your track as it plays. very useful indeed, this shortcut both turns on and turns off the function.
Duplicate time: cmd + shift + d | (Windows computer: ctrl + shift + d)
Duplicate time keyboard shortcut ableton
This shortcut is great for creating variations and "children" from your current loops. just duplicate a few bars over and make adjustment to the patterns and sounds and you've got a b-section!
Paste time: cmd + shift + v | (Windows computer: ctrl + shift + v)
Paste time keyboard shortcut ableton
you don't always want everything moved over, I know. so just copy what you need and paste it right into the middle of your song!
Loop selection: cmd + l | (Windows computer: ctrl + l)
Loop selection keyboard shortcut ableton
A great tool for looping whatever you have highlighted. in my opinion this makes session view obsolete for all but live applications. this same shortcut is very useful inside clips where it will snap the clip loop to the selection.
To select all the clips in the arrange window in a selected area : cmd + shift + l
Quantize: cmd + shift + u | (Windows computer: ctrl + shift + u)
Quantize settings midi audio keyboard shortcut ableton
You can quantize with cmd (ctrl) + u but if you want control over the settings you'll want to add shift. works for both midi and warped audio.
Consolidate: cmd + j | (Windows computer: ctrl + j)
Consolidate keyboard shortcut ableton
I have to mention consolidate, just because it will change your life. incredibly useful to quickly "bounce" several clips into one. flattens any warp adjustments you make. works for both midi and audio. HUGE.
Group devices: cmd + g | (Windows computer: ctrl +g)
Group tracks devices keyboard shortcut ableton
cmd (ctrl) + g does a lot of things and undoubtedly you're already using it for this and grouping tracks. one of the best features of ableton imo.
DELETE automation in selected area (arrange Window): cmd + DELETE
In the track head, select the paramater then right click -> delete Automation
Holdindg shift while draging a node parameter will overwrite the old parameters values.
Insert time: select the time you want to add in the arrange window, cmd + i
When using the pen (cmd + b) You may need to set the grid properly before to edit as wanted
GRID ON/OFF (snap to grid): cmd + 4
GRID to set a Smaller / Narrow : cmd + 1
GRID to set a Bigger / Widden : cmd + 2
Fixed Grid On/Off : cmd + 5