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10 essential Ableton Live shortcuts every producer should know



Ableton Live is a powerful music production software that offers a wide range of features and tools for creating, editing, and performing music. As you become more familiar with the software, it's important to learn the shortcuts and keyboard commands that will help you navigate and work faster. In this post, we'll be sharing 10 essential Ableton Live shortcuts that every producer should know.

  1. Undo/Redo - Command + Z (Mac) or Control + Z (Windows)

  2. Zoom In/Out - Command + + (Mac) or Control + + (Windows)

  3. Duplicate - Command + D (Mac) or Control + D (Windows)

  4. Split - Command + E (Mac) or Control + E (Windows)

  5. Quantize - Command + U (Mac) or Control + U (Windows)

  6. Consolidate - Command + J (Mac) or Control + J (Windows)

  7. Select All - Command + A (Mac) or Control + A (Windows)

  8. Move to Start/End - Command + [ (Mac) or Control + [ (Windows)

  9. New MIDI Track - Command + Shift + T (Mac) or Control + Shift + T (Windows)

  10. New Audio Track - Command + T (Mac) or Control + T (Windows)

By mastering these shortcuts, you'll be able to work faster and more efficiently in Ableton Live, allowing you to focus on the creative side of music production. Remember, these are just the basics, and there are many more shortcuts and commands available in Ableton Live, so be sure to explore the software and learn as many shortcuts as you can.

As a final note, keep in mind that these shortcuts are for Mac and Windows computers, if you are using another operating system, the shortcuts might be different.

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