Shortcuts Ableton Live for MacOS

Ableton Live is a computer program from Ableton for musicians, used for both studio work and live play. The program has two modes: "Arrangement View" and "Session View". In the “Arrangement” mode, the composition is created by arranging musical fragments on the timeline.

Showing and Hiding Results

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
F11 Toggle Full Screen Mode
Command+Shift+W Toggle Second Window
Tab Toggle Session/ArrangementView
Shift+Tab/F12 Toggle Device/Clip View
Command+Option+L/Shift+F12 Hide/Show Detail View
Q Toggle Hot-Swap Mode
D Toggle DrumRack/last-selected Pad
Shift+? Hide/Show Info View
Command+Option+B Hide/Show Browser
Command+Option+O Hide/Show Overview
Command+Option+I Hide/Show In/Out
Command+Option+S Hide/Show Sends
Command+Option+M Hide/Show Mixer
Command+, Open the Preferences
Esc Close Window/Dialog

Adjusting Values

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Arrow Up/Arrow Down Decrement/Increment
Command Finer Resolution for Dragging
Delete Return to Default
0......9 Type in Value
.+, Go to Next Field
Esc Abort Value Entry
Enter Confirm Value Entry

Browsing

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Arrow Up/Arrow Down Scroll Down/Up
Right and left arrow Close/Open Folders
Enter Load Selected Item fromBrowser
Shift+Enter Preview Selected File
Command+F Search in Browser
Down arrow Jump to Search Results

Transport

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Space Play from Start Marker/Stop
Shift+Space Continue Play from StopPoint
Space Play Arrangement ViewSelection
Function+Left arrow Move Insert Marker toBeginning
F9 Record
F10 Back to Arrangement
F1......F8 Activate/Deactivate Track1......8

Editing

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+X Copy
Command+C Cut
Command+V Paste
Command+D Duplicate
Delete Delete
Command+Z Undo
Command+Y Redo
Command+R Rename
Command+A Select all

Loop Brace and Start/End Markers

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Shift+click Move Start Marker toPosition
Right and left arrow Nudge Loop Left/Right
Up & Down Arrows Move Loop By Loop Length
Command+Up and Down arrow Halve/Double Loop Length
Command+Right and Left arrow Shorten/Lengthen Loop
Command+Shift+L Select Material in Loop

Session view Commands

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Enter Launch Selected Clip/Slot
Arrow Keys Select Neighboring Clip/Slot
Command+A Select all Clips/Slots
Alt+Drag Copy Clips
Command+E Add/Remove Stop Button
Command+Shift+M Insert MIDI clip
Command+I Insert Scene
Command+Shift+I Insert Captured Scene
Command+Up & down arrow Move Nonadjacent ScenesWithout Collapsing
Command Drop Browser Clips as aScene

Arrangement View Commands

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+E Split Clip at Selection
Command+J Consolidate Selection intoClip
Command+Option+F Create Fade/Crossfade
Command+L Loop Selection
Command+I Insert Silence
Command+Option Pan Left/Right of Selection
Option Unfold button Unfold all Tracks
Command+Shift+F Scroll Display to FollowPlayback

Commands for Tracks

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+T Insert Audio Track
Command+Shift+T Insert MIDI Track
Command+Option+T Insert Return Track
Command+R Rename Selected Track
Tab While Renaming, Go to nextTrack
Command+G Group Selected Tracks
Command+Shift+G Ungroup Tracks
+ Show Grouped Tracks
- Hide Grouped Tracks
Command+Arrow Keys Move Nonadjacent TracksWithout Collapsing
Command Click Arm/Solo Multiple Tracks
Enter Add Device from Browser

Commands for Breakpoint Envelopes

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command Finer Resolution for Dragging
Shift Enable Dragging OverBreakpoints
Option Create Curved AutomationSegment

Key/Mini Map Mode and the Computer Keyboard

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+M Toggle MIDI Map Mode
Command+K Toggle Key Map Mode
Command+Shift+K Computer MIDI Keyboard

Zooming, Display and Selection

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
+ Zoom in
- Zoom out
Shift Drag/Click to Append to aSelection
Shift Click to Add AdjacentClips/Tracks/Scenes toMulti-Selection
Command Click to Add NonadjacentClips/Tracks/Scenes to aMulti-Selection
Command+Shift+F Follow (Auto-Scroll)
Command+Option Pan Left/Right of Selection

Clip view Sample Display

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+U Quantize
Command+Shift+U Quantize Settings
Right & left arrow Move Selected Warp Marker
Command+I Insert Warp Marker
Command+ Right and left arrow Select Warp Marker
Command+Shift+F Scroll Display to FollowPlayback
Shift+Right & left arrow Move Clip Region with StartMarker

Clip View MIDI Editor

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+U Quantize
Command+Shift+U Quantize Settings
Page Up/Page Down Scroll Editor Vertically
Shift+ Ppage up/Shift+Page Down Scroll Editor Horizontally
Alt drag Copy Notes
Command drag Change Velocity From NoteEditor
Function+left arrow Move Insert Marker toBeginning
End Move Insert Marker to End
Command+Shift+F Scroll Display to FollowPlayback
Shift+Right and left arrow Move Clip Region with StartMarker

Grid Snapping And Drawing

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
B Toggle Draw Mode
Command+1 Narrow Grid
Command+2 Widen Grid
Command+3 Triplet Grid
Command+4 Snap to Grid
Command+5 Fixed/Zoom-Adaptive Grid
Command Bypass Snapping WhileDragging

Global Quantization

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+6 Sixteenth-Note Quantization
Command+7 Eighth-Note Quantization
Command+8 Quarter-Note Quantization
Command+9 1-Bar Quantization
Command+0 Quantization Off

Working with Sets and the Program

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+N New Live Set
Command+O Open Live Set
Command+S Save Live Set
Command+Shift+S Save Live Set As...
Command+Q Quit Live
Command+H Hide Live
Command+Shift+R Export Audio/Video
Command+Shift+E Export MIDI file

Working with Plug-Ins and Devices

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+Alt+P Show/Hide Plug-In Windows
Command Open Second/MultipleWindows with Plug-In EditButton
Command+G Group/Ungroup Devices
Alt Device avtivator Activate/Deactivate AllDevices in Group
Shift Click to Append Devices to aSelected Device
Enter Load Selected Device FromBrowser
Shift Open Mac Keystroke Plug-InWindow with Plug-In EditButton
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Date of change: 14.03.2019
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*Some of the keys listed may not work in older versions of the program