Updated for Ableton Live Version 10.1 Released on May 28, 2019
Ableton 10 has a lot of new keyboard shortcuts in it that are great for speeding up your workflow. There are some incredible ones that are so useful you will never want to look back at Live 9. You can toggle automation on and off with [A], you can show all tracks by pushing [S], and that is just to name a couple.
Getting around in the arrangement window is a lot easier now with the mouse scroll wheel and using one of these keys [CTRL] [SHIFT] [ALT]. There are lot of new Ableton keyboard shortcuts in Live 10, so I needed to make a list, so I could remember them. I also thought it would make a great blog post.
I made a PDF cheat sheet of 23 of the new Ableton 10 keyboard shortcuts I found most useful. You can download this cheat sheet pdf with all of these Ableton 10 keyboard shortcuts for quick reference or to print and set by your computer. All you need to do is sign up for my Ableton tips newsletter.
I also made a list of the shortcuts below for easy access.
I hope it can help speed up your Ableton workflow so you can pump out some fantastic tunes. I have found that with Ableton Live 10, I tend to almost always have my left hand fingers around the CTRL SHIFT ALT. It is so easy to navigate the arrangement view with these new Ableton 10 keyboard shortcuts.
If you are dying to tell us about one of the Ableton Keyboard shortcuts you love, please leave a comment below. I would love to hear about it.
New Ableton 10 Keyboard Shortcuts
|[H]||[H]||Equally Distribute Tracks in the Available Screen Height (Detail View: Vertically Fit Region w/ Notes)|
|[W]||[W]||Zoom out Arrangement View Horizontally to See All Your Content (Detail View: Horizontally Fit Content)|
|[Z]||[Z]||Zoom In to Time Selection in Arrangement View|
|[X]||[X]||Zoom Out from Arrangement Time Selection to Prior Zoom State|
|[A]||[A]||Show or Hide all Automation Lanes|
|[M]||[M]||Toggles the Computer MIDI Keyboard On and Off|
|[+]||[+]||Zoom In - You Can Push the [+] Without the Shift Key to Zoom in Now|
|[+ or -] [ALT] or [ALT] [Scroll Mouse Wheel]||[+ or -] [Option] or [Option] [Scroll Mouse Wheel]||Zoom Vertically the Height of the Selected Tracks|
|[CTRL] [Scroll Mouse Wheel]||[CMD] [Scroll Mouse Wheel]||Zoom Horizontally Where Mouse Pointer Is in Arrangement, Detail, Simpler or Sampler View|
|[Shift] [Scroll Mouse Wheel]||[Shift] [Scroll Mouse Wheel]||Scroll Left or Right in the Arrangement and Detail View|
|[F]||[F]||In Automation Mode, This Will Show Fades Temporarily So You Can Adjust Them|
|[U]||[U]||Unfold Selected Tracks|
|[Alt] [U]||[Option] [U]||Unfold tracks of the same type|
|[CTRL] [L]||[CMD] [L]||Toggle Loop On and Off|
|Double Click in Midi Track||Double Click in Midi Track||Create New MIDI Clip|
|Double Click in Automation Lane||Double Click in Automation Lane||Create a Breakpoint|
|Right Click on Pan||Right Click on Pan||Creates Split Stereo Pan Control|
|Double Click on Knob or Slider||Double Click on Knob or Slider||Return Knob or Slider to its Default Value|
|Right and Left Arrow Keys||Right and Left Arrow Keys||Nudge Selection Left or Right|
|Hold [ALT] to Fine Tune Nudge|
|Drag Audio Effects to Master Track’s Scene Launch Area||Drag Audio Effects to Master Track’s Scene Launch Area||Load Audio Effect On Master Track|
|Pinch Zoom||Pinch Zoom||Change track in current selected tracks or selected MIDI clip editor|
|Pinch Zoom [ALT]||Pinch Zoom [Option]||Change track height in current selected tracks or selected MIDI clip editor|
|Drag Arrangement Clips Upper Half||Drag Arrangement Clips Upper Half||Move Arrangement Clip – Dragging Over the Lower Half Selects Time|
|[Shift] [Drag Top Half of Audio Clip Edge in Arrangement View]||[Shift] [Drag Top Half of Audio Clip Edge in Arrangement View]||Stretch the Audio in Clip Right or Left - Clip Must Have Warped Enabled -|
|[Shift] [CTRL] [Drag in Audio Clip Below Title Bar in Arrangement view]||[Shift] [CMD] [Drag in Audio Clip Below Title Bar in Arrangement view]||Slide the Audio in the Clip Left or Right|
|Select Area in Clip then Click ||Select Area in Clip then Click ||Deactivate Selection without Having to Cut First|
|Select Area in Clip then Click [R] ||Select Area in Clip then Click [R] ||Reverse Selection without Having to Cut First|
|Dragging Clips from Existing Tracks to the Device Drop Area||Dragging Clips from Existing Tracks to the Device Drop Area||Creates a New Track with Dragged Clip Including its Track’s Original Devices|
|Dragging Frozen Clips from Existing Tracks to the Device Drop Area||Dragging Frozen Clips from Existing Tracks to the Device Drop Area||Creates a New Frozen Track with Dragged Clip Including its Track’s Original Devices|